Cast Your Vote:
- Charge her as an adult -- Votes: 115
- Charge her as a juvenile -- Votes: 33
- Other -- Votes: 12
Quoting ambrahh:" Really? Okay, I guess everyone who has ever killed their child or anyone else for that matter should all be "mentally unstable" and be charged with nothing cause That makes sense."
Quiet down, n00b. No one said that, stop assuming.
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" she knew that putting her hands around a neck would cause death. she knew she was pregnant. hid EVERYTHING. i don't see how that's grounds for mentally unstable."
I don't see your logic here. How does knowing that she was pregnant and that she was going to kill the baby mean she doesn't have a mental illness? If anything, that screams mental illness.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Addi's Momma:</b>" Makes it sound like they have a case for premeditated murder."</blockquote>
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" i had my first at 16, and I can for sure say I never thought to kill my child. even when I was dealing ... [snip!] ... even when I was dealing with my PPD, PTSD and other shit. again, because I know murder is wrong. still knew at 16, and 14."
Mentally, 14 and 16 are far apart. And what you knew at 14 has nothing to do with what she knew. You two did not have the same situation, obviously. How one person handles something has nothing to do with the next person.
Quoting bbbt:" Sad how many of you are so quick to judge and punish her when I'm sure the majority of you faced (and are still facing) issues with PPD and other mental illnesses. "
Your absolutely right. I face mental illness everyday, and I would not under any circumstances kill my child and keep them in a shoe box in my room... What does my PTSD have to do with this topic?
:'( Charge as an adult. She knew what she was doing.
I wish for my DD to never be like this if she ever got pregnant at a young age.
Well everyone keeps assuming that she was mentally ill and she shouldn't be charged..how does that make any sense.
Quoting Jas ♥:" "he had no remorse and knew what he was doing." Well, yes of course. Send him to jail. This isn't the situation with that girl, as far as everyone knows."
It says right in the article, "Investigators say she showed no emotion during the questioning."
You would think if she felt guilty or remorseful, she would have shown that during questioning.
Quoting S&T+1:" In just 4 years she'll legally be an adult, she won't change into a completely different person in that ... [snip!] ... in 4 years. It's about as plausible as the guy that broke his baby's legs over a few weeks and then finally shook him to death."
I hope she will. The brain isn't even fully developed at 14.
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" Your absolutely right. I face mental illness everyday, and I would not under any circumstances kill my child and keep them in a shoe box in my room... What does my PTSD have to do with this topic?"
If I have to spell it out for you, perhaps it's best if you continue on.
Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:" She later went to seek medical attention for herself, claiming that she just had a miscarriage. If that changes anybody's opinion..."
that just further gives evidence that it was all premeditated.
she knew she was pregnant; hid it.
knew when she was giving birth; helped by using scissors.
then killed her child, and hid him in a shoe box.
then knew to go somewhere afterwards and say she miscarried? she planned this.
she quite possibly may be mentally unstable, but she still had the mind frame to go to a dr afterwards to care for herself after what she had done to her newborn son.
she didn't wanna ruin her relationship with her family, so instead kept it hidden and killed a child. instead of telling mom, and getting help, and abortion, or plan for adoption.
Adult. Obviously she has issues--anyone who kills anybody on purpose most definitely has issues. However, I don't think we should let murderers get off without any consequences, regardless of their mental status. It's incredibly sad, especially since her family seems pretty disconnected, but 14 is definitely old enough to be responsible for your actions.
Quoting ambrahh:" Well everyone keeps assuming that she was mentally ill and she shouldn't be charged..how does that make any sense."
Why does everyone keep assuming that she knew what she was doing? Including you? I've said this before, no one knows all of the facts.
Quoting khigh:" It says right in the article, "Investigators say she showed no emotion during the questioning." You would think if she felt guilty or remorseful, she would have shown that during questioning."
She was probably in shock.