No Charges for Mother in Gorilla Case
June 7, 2016 9:05pm CST
The mother of the 3 year old who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, prompting the killing of the gorilla to rescue the child, will not face any child endangerment charges. This was announced today by the local county prosecutor. It was revealed that the mother had 3 children with her in addition to the 3 year old, who distracted her and caused her to turn her back on the child who then climbed into the enclosure. A witness is reported to have overheard the child telling his mother he wanted to go in to the moat and the mother telling him that no he wasn't, before she was distracted by the other children. What do you think, has the county prosecutor made the right decision?
10 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Jun 16
I think she should be a better parent than that. I would never bring my 4 children to the zoo without someone else with me. As one person you cannot possibly keep an eye on every child at every single moment. But that's why you should bring someone with you to help. I don't know about the county prosecutor's decision but I think the mother should have made better decisions...
5 people like this
8 Jun 16
The child was killed by the gorilla, am I correct? I think it was right that the mother was not prosecuted but she should be given some punishments for turning her back to that child who fell off the den. The gorilla#s instinct is, an animal instinct and maybe this gorilla felt endangered with the kid inside.
• United States
8 Jun 16
Yes I do believe the county prosecutor made the right decision to NOT warrant the child endangerment charges and delete them BUT she should still be held somewhat financially responsible for having had to make authorities decide to kill an endangered species of primate, 17 years old no less . . .