Woman gets 18 months for withholding ...

Woman gets 18 months for withholding food from child

There are 16 comments on the Albany Democrat-Herald story from Oct 22, 2007, titled Woman gets 18 months for withholding food from child. In it, Albany Democrat-Herald reports that:

Christina Renfro was sentenced Friday in Linn County Circuit Court to 11 2 years in prison for withholding food from a young girl in her charge. via Albany Democrat-Herald

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Old Corps Marine

Meriden, CT

#1 Oct 23, 2007
ANd she's got the balls to say, she's been affected by "losing respect within her community". You stupid bi**h, you starved a kid, you don't DESERVE any respect !! I'll bet HER azz didn't go without food. Round up all these stupid azz people, male, female, parent or not, all races, creeds and religions, do the world a BIG favor and just snap a cap in the back of their heads. Said she was sorry her other kids were "drug through this", is she serious ? SHE dragged them into it by making them witnesses, and more than likely, participants in her criminal act. As my great aunt used to say, "It's a sign of the times and a end of days". Man, some people just p*ss you off, don't they ?
Ocean56

AOL

#2 Oct 23, 2007
Old Corps Marine wrote:
ANd she's got the balls to say, she's been affected by "losing respect within her community". You stupid bi**h, you starved a kid, you don't DESERVE any respect !! I'll bet HER azz didn't go without food. Round up all these stupid azz people, male, female, parent or not, all races, creeds and religions, do the world a BIG favor and just snap a cap in the back of their heads. Said she was sorry her other kids were "drug through this", is she serious ? SHE dragged them into it by making them witnesses, and more than likely, participants in her criminal act. As my great aunt used to say, "It's a sign of the times and a end of days". Man, some people just p*ss you off, don't they ?
It does make one wish that it was a legal requirement to take parenting classes and pass a parenting license test, doesn't it.

Unfortunately, such a test is no guarantee of good parenting either. We require people to take a class and test/license to drive cars, yet many STILL manage to wreck cars and cause injury/death to others by driving while drunk or on druge. I can't believe this woman got only 1.5 years; IMO she should have gotten at least five years, preferably more.
Old Corps Marine

Meriden, CT

#3 Oct 23, 2007
Ocean56 wrote:
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It does make one wish that it was a legal requirement to take parenting classes and pass a parenting license test, doesn't it.
Unfortunately, such a test is no guarantee of good parenting either. We require people to take a class and test/license to drive cars, yet many STILL manage to wreck cars and cause injury/death to others by driving while drunk or on druge. I can't believe this woman got only 1.5 years; IMO she should have gotten at least five years, preferably more.
You're right. I've always said, you need more proof of responsibility to adopt a pet from a animal shelter. I feel the same thing about drunk driving, why in the world do they allow people to have more than two DUI's, if you get caught after that first one, then once you hit the third, require you to take public transportation with a special pass, random alcohol testing as part of probabtion, etc. Just a whole birage of requirments to make it near impossible to get away with it again, and if you do, then doing some time would be in order. It's par for the course in how our society views children as property of the "parents", I suppose. We had a SPCA in this country before we had a child welfare agency. The first case of "recognized" child abuse was reported and taken by the SPCA ! People who are PROVEN GUILTY commiting crimes against children need to be exterminated, it's as simple as that. This was systematic, calculated, deliberate STARVING of a child, who as a result, needed medical attention. I, and more importantly a defendant, hope I never get selected for jury duty on these types of cases. I'd go over evidence to assure of no mistakes, and if proven guilty, go for the maximum, hands down.
Ocean56

AOL

#4 Oct 24, 2007
Old Corps Marine wrote:
<quoted text>You're right. I've always said, you need more proof of responsibility to adopt a pet from a animal shelter. I feel the same thing about drunk driving, why in the world do they allow people to have more than two DUI's, if you get caught after that first one, then once you hit the third, require you to take public transportation with a special pass, random alcohol testing as part of probabtion, etc. Just a whole birage of requirments to make it near impossible to get away with it again, and if you do, then doing some time would be in order. It's par for the course in how our society views children as property of the "parents", I suppose. We had a SPCA in this country before we had a child welfare agency. The first case of "recognized" child abuse was reported and taken by the SPCA ! People who are PROVEN GUILTY commiting crimes against children need to be exterminated, it's as simple as that. This was systematic, calculated, deliberate STARVING of a child, who as a result, needed medical attention. I, and more importantly a defendant, hope I never get selected for jury duty on these types of cases. I'd go over evidence to assure of no mistakes, and if proven guilty, go for the maximum, hands down.
Agreed. I'm only surprised that more people aren't offering opinions on this story. I hope that is NOT an indicator that some people think this kind of "parenting" (starvation of a child as a "disciplinary method," if that's how it's being presented) is acceptable! I've lost count of how many times I've actually seen defendants being excused for excessive "spanking" of a child that somehow "got out of hand." @@
Old Corps Marine

Meriden, CT

#5 Oct 24, 2007
Ocean56 wrote:
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Agreed. I'm only surprised that more people aren't offering opinions on this story. I hope that is NOT an indicator that some people think this kind of "parenting" (starvation of a child as a "disciplinary method," if that's how it's being presented) is acceptable! I've lost count of how many times I've actually seen defendants being excused for excessive "spanking" of a child that somehow "got out of hand." @@
I wonder if they're thinking this is just a kid who went to bed without dinner one night. We never used that with our kids, because to me, a child going hungry is just cruel punishment. I have made a kid leave the table while everyone else had dessert. I've also had to give my kids a whack on the rear a couple of times, but never a spanking. Didn't really ever need to, thanks mostly to my Bride. Good home training from day one. It was my understanding with spanking that if it leaves a bruise, it's excessive, or is it's out of a certain range, it's excessive. But, THESE people are just WAY off the scale. Drowning, beating, starving kids, I wonder if people have just gotten so use to hearing about these things, they've just grown immune or numb to it. How; I wouldn't even begin to know. I mean, when a guy videos himself molesting a 3 & a 6 yo and there isn't a lynch mob everyday outside the jailhouse calling for his immediate execution, I'm stunned.
cokaine7606

United States

#6 Oct 29, 2007
itz hav happened to me and wen it occurs u dnt knw wat to do u jus wnt to die sumtimes u feel lik illing the perso. the rage but then u remember if u b nice mayb u get a chance to eat
Old Corps Marine

Meriden, CT

#7 Oct 29, 2007
cokaine7606 wrote:
itz hav happened to me and wen it occurs u dnt knw wat to do u jus wnt to die sumtimes u feel lik illing the perso. the rage but then u remember if u b nice mayb u get a chance to eat
I hope like hell this isn't a true happening for you, but if it is, you need to tell someone that isn't just behind a screen, but a official who can help you. If it isn't true, do you know what you do to people who truly care about kids and their plight and how helpless it can make them feel ? If you need help, get it. If you can get to a computer, there are resources to help.
stay at home dad 41

United States

#8 Nov 13, 2007
If this had been a care giver to my children, she would never have made it to court, thereby not embarrassing her and her kids. 1.5years? are you kidding? did she at least lose parental rights also?
zero

Salem, OR

#9 Mar 13, 2008
i think she is a very kind lady and i knowshe starved those poor kids but she is sorry and feels bad about it i accept that.

“My inner child needs spanking!”

Since: Jan 08

Independence, La

#10 Mar 13, 2008
Wow, thats pretty horrible.

I have 2 young kids. I know they eat anything and everything except liver. Which I don't eat, so I do not expect them to eat.

But geeze...

Now, if I know 100% at dinner time, I made them something that they eat. And they pull this, I'm not hungry mess on me. We put a lid on it and place on the counter for a hour or so, then they come back wanting CEREAL of all mess.

Nah! Don't float with me. Eat whats for dinner or go to bed hungry.

They choose which one they want. Now, if at 11pm they are ready for dinner then we go heat it up. That is if they want to eat what was cooked.

I can not see starving a child.
At some point the child had to complain with pains and so on.
Christina

Corvallis, OR

#11 Nov 21, 2009
I use to belive in the pople who are supose to be there for you youre children for everyone!!But now i DO NOT!!

This is my story and EVERYTHING you read or heard is BULL SHIT!!What you didnt hear is the truth!!But who cares anyway you ALL are IGNERINT bastereds!!And all it takes is ONE thing for some one to call DHS on you and then you're whole life turns upside down!!And guess what i hope it NEVER happens to you!!
And at the end it was a year of my life in a pison that is a JOKE and my husband and i are still together and we have our children.Who I LOVE and NEVER hurt!!!

SO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Christina

Corvallis, OR

#12 Nov 21, 2009
Oh any im not a chicken ill put my eamil so you can write me un like all you who got crap to say but hide youre name.lol

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FOR EVERYONE WHO THINKS THEY KNOW ME
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Ocean56

AOL

#13 Nov 22, 2009
zero wrote:
i think she is a very kind lady and i knowshe starved those poor kids but she is sorry and feels bad about it i accept that.
NONSENSE. If she were REALLY a kind lady, she would NOT have starved this child. Too bad, she gets NO sympathy from me. As I said previously, I can't believe she only got 1 1/2 years for starving a child. She deserved a much longer sentence than that.
Ocean56

AOL

#14 Nov 22, 2009
Christina wrote:
I use to belive in the pople who are supose to be there for you youre children for everyone!!But now i DO NOT!!
This is my story and EVERYTHING you read or heard is BULL SHIT!!What you didnt hear is the truth!!But who cares anyway you ALL are IGNERINT bastereds!!And all it takes is ONE thing for some one to call DHS on you and then you're whole life turns upside down!!And guess what i hope it NEVER happens to you!!
And at the end it was a year of my life in a pison that is a JOKE and my husband and i are still together and we have our children.Who I LOVE and NEVER hurt!!!
SO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Ah, I should have realized; you're OUT of jail now. "Ignorant," you say? I think not. If you were looking for sympathy for starving a child, you're looking in the wrong place. I never found it necessary to withhold food from DS for ANY reason when he was small, as it is cruel and unusual punishment.

Let's hope you learned a lesson while you were in jail, because if you do it again, I doubt you'll get such a light sentence the next time.
Christina

Corvallis, OR

#15 Nov 22, 2009
I dont want anyones sympathy!! I dont care like i said it was done im fighting the charges for as long as i have to!I know who i am and my friends and family know who i am and thats all that matters to me!!My children are still with me and LOVE me!!
I learned NOTHING in jail.Other then the police and DHS can FUCK off and i will never trust them and i will make sure that my children keep on NOT trusting them!!
And as far as IGNORANT you are..You know NOTHING about this only wht you have read.And the DA and DHS made shure the public new NOTHING of the REAL abuse thoughs children went through with ther BIO mom.And the foster homes they came from befor they came with us..Its just funny to me how people are so quick and beliveing EVERYTHING they read!!I guess i was one befor but know i know better!
I don't care what you have to say just know that i can rest at night know that i am a VERY GOOD person!!!

THANK YOU!!
another mother

Roseburg, OR

#16 Dec 3, 2009
People, let us protect and provide safety for our children.

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