Mother Faces Charges After Throwing Toddler Into Traffic
November 24, 2006 9:08am CST
This is just so sad!!! HOW CAN A PARENT BE So CRUEL TO A CHILD THEY GAVE BIRTH TO??? Mother Faces Charges After Throwing Toddler Into Traffic Reported by: Lance Barry Web produced by: Neil Relyea Photographed by: Phillip Lee First posted: 11/11/2006 11:47:58 PM A Roselawn mother has been charged with doing the unthinkable, throwing her child into the street and oncoming traffic. It happened early this morning on Seymour Avenue. Police allege the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation with the young boy's father and that then the child allegedly became part of his mother's rage. Police say she picked her child up and threw him out onto a busy road. "I woke up to them arguing in the street," Jermaine Gamble, a witness, told 9News. "He was grabbing his son and she was trying to get her son back." Just moments before, 21-year-old Rebe Cobbins' son Danontre, thought to be as young as two-years-old, had been thrown onto busy Seymour Avenue. When 9News asked if the mother seemed to realize what she had done, Gamble responded, "She was crying, saying she was sorry and all that. But the baby's Daddy wasn't having it, he was going to take his son back." The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside Cobbins' apartment complex in the 1600 block of Seymour. No came to her door Saturday night. It's not known how close any cars came to hitting the boy. Gamble told 9News that the boy's father quickly retrieved the child out of the street, and the boy likely didn't even realize what had happened to him. "The kid is alright," said Gamble. "He wasn't banged up or any thing." The boy's mother is facing one count of domestic violence and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday. She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond
• United States
24 Nov 06
I just don't understand how a mother can do that to their own child, let alone anyone elses, there seems to be more and more of this going on now in the world. Do you think that better education or society could help these individuals? What type of punishment do you think is fit? I know personally from experience that life in prison is NOT an option, my step son was killed by, you got it, his own mother over a piece of Christmas Candy on of all days, April 1st, which where I am from, is the first day of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Her punishment was life with out the possibility of parole, and the other individual who took part in this recieved 3 years. How can we allow this behavior to continue?
• United States
24 Nov 06
Ya know I use to think the same way, then I truly wondered, would that actually be a better way? Is taking their life really going to help the situation? I know it would be a quick fix to the way we feel but is it really a long term fix for all of society? I mean it isn't going to bring an innocent child back to any of us, but, we can always have the memory of who they were and what they could have become, and be better individuals because of their hardship.