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    • Charge her as an adult -- Votes: 115
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JΔ$ Georgia 76477 posts
status 2nd Oct '12
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.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
2nd Oct '12
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?

.Meow! Due July 16; Holy See (Vatican City State) 46508 posts
status 2nd Oct '12

:'( 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.

ambrahh 1 child; New Jersey 404 posts
2nd Oct '12

Well everyone keeps assuming that she was mentally ill and she shouldn't be charged..how does that make any sense.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
2nd Oct '12
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.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16165 posts
status 2nd Oct '12
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.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
2nd Oct '12
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.

Mrs. Nesbitt Due November 3 (boy); 1 child; Kansas City, Kansas 1894 posts
2nd Oct '12
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.

Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3914 posts
2nd Oct '12

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.

JΔ$ Georgia 76477 posts
status 2nd Oct '12
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.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
2nd Oct '12
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.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting ambrahh:" Well everyone keeps assuming that she was mentally ill and she shouldn't be charged..how does that make any sense."


Uh no. Did you see my post? I said she shouldn't get off easy, even though she IS mentally ill. Every person who kills someone else in cold blood is mentally ill.

JΔ$ Georgia 76477 posts
status 2nd Oct '12
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."


So? That means nothing to me.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting Just Ames:" There is no way this can be determined. It is pure speculation and an assumption on your part."


Oh what and everyone elses opinion is solid fact? :roll: This whole topic is speculation, and you cant say for sure she was crazy anymore than I can say she wasnt. All we can do is state our "opinions".

ambrahh 1 child; New Jersey 404 posts
2nd Oct '12

Because like someone posted before you can be as young as 11 and know that killing someone is wrong. I'm sure that she was in panic mode, but that doesn't justify killing someone.