Left alone in car all day, western NY baby dies

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A 5-month-old western New York boy is dead after his mother left him in her car all day when she forgot to drop him off at day care.
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1 - 12 of 12 Comments Last updated Aug 7, 2007
Karen Patterson

Lockport, NY

#1 Aug 3, 2007
How does that happen? The police haven't decided to charge this woman. Please. She committed a crime in my eyes. She better be charged and sent up the river. I don't care what good parents these people are. You just don't forget a child in your car. This is just sick!!!!!!!
baby

Athol Springs, NY

#2 Aug 4, 2007
I agree with you karen. how could this have happened. who in the right mind would and could forget that you have your baby with you? she is retarded and shes a MURDERER in my eyes. she caused baby braden's death. she should be charged. her other child should be tooken away from her before she does to him. i am very sickened by this whole ordeal.
mom you fool

Binghamton, NY

#3 Aug 4, 2007
What complete idiot. Nine hours at work and it NEVER crosses her mind once??? What a LOSER!!! I am a first time father with a 10 month old son and the thought of this is more than sickening. Totally inexcusable. Talk about having your head jammed waaaay up your big ass!! To picture how that poor baby must have suffered makes me want to put the mother in a pizza oven for 9 hours!!
Totally disgusted

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Aug 4, 2007
This woman has no right to call herself a mother. She is a MURDERER in my eyes also and in the eyes of God.
Justice has to be brought for that poor baby boy that relied on her to take care of him. I cannot even imagine how that little boy suffered while she was at work.
You mean to tell me that one thought about him did not cross her mind all day, come on!
She needs to be brought before a jury of her peers to decide that she is guilty at the least negligence but really should go away for a long time for killing her baby.
support the family

Rochester, NY

#5 Aug 4, 2007
How can you people pass judgment like this? "totally disgusted" from Tappan, NY is so horribly wrong.........about God's view and about the need for a jury. God doesn't need people like you speaking for him!!! You are making a horrendous situation worse for this poor mother. Leave the poor woman and her family alone to hopefully, some day, some year, patch their broken hearts and lead semi-normal lives again. Unfortunately I have experienced the incomprehensible horror of finding my child deceased through no fault of my own or anyone else's. I can relate to the immeasurable amount of pain and shock the family is going through. I know what a long road the family has ahead of them. I salute the dad for sticking by his wife and supporting her and hope that in the dark days that lie ahead of them they can remain united. I wish I could help the family. All I can do is ask that the community rally around and support the family and not allow others to pass judgment.
PkC

Otego, NY

#6 Aug 4, 2007
Exactly!!! She didn't thik about that baby all day long?!!! What a pig!!
Mom of 5

United States

#7 Aug 4, 2007
God is the ultimate judge and I hope for her sake she is innocent and didn't intentionally do this. It's such a mixture of feelings. You don't know whether to feel sorry for her or be angry. I can feel both sides. Unless she was completely out of her mind or on something that made her out of it mentally, shes going to have a tough time proving "she forgot about him all day" never once thinking about her infant son long enough to realize she never took him out of the car. I don't know a daycare around that doesn't contact you or try to when you don't show up. They atleast want to know if the child is sick or why you didn't show up. And it would have nothing to do with saving on daycare because they charge you anyway for the day. I certainly will have the family in my prayers tonight.
PkC

Otego, NY

#8 Aug 5, 2007
You're right, Mom of 5 and maybe calling her a "pig" is a little harsh. It's just that that, as you said, you feel bad for her one minute and then the next just incredibly MAD at her as well. As you also said, it seems unfathomable that she wouldn't have thought about her 5 month old over the course of nine hours.
Jean

Buffalo, NY

#10 Aug 5, 2007
I think this was a horrible accident! According to the Buffalo News, the mother has been completly non responsive in a state of mental shock since this happened. This is a terrible accident.

I think she thought the baby was at day care. Day care, in the past, had called to see where the baby was. They just didn't get around to doing it this day.

I have gone to work worrying about missing deadlines in the past (as the Mom was worring about meeting her deadline that day) and have left groceries in the car that needed to be thrown out at the end of the day.

AND yes, I know groceries and NOT A BABY, but it was something I was responsible for that I could have taken in and refridgerated in my office.

Remember the Bible states from our Lord Jesus, "He who casts the frist stone, should be without sin" Only the Lord God has the right to judge this poor girl (woman). She has been in my prayers, along with her family ever since this happened, and I would like to encourage all of you to think about doing the same!
support the family

Rochester, NY

#12 Aug 6, 2007
Jean wrote:
I think this was a horrible accident! According to the Buffalo News, the mother has been completly non responsive in a state of mental shock since this happened. This is a terrible accident.
I think she thought the baby was at day care. Day care, in the past, had called to see where the baby was. They just didn't get around to doing it this day.
I have gone to work worrying about missing deadlines in the past (as the Mom was worring about meeting her deadline that day) and have left groceries in the car that needed to be thrown out at the end of the day.
AND yes, I know groceries and NOT A BABY, but it was something I was responsible for that I could have taken in and refridgerated in my office.
Remember the Bible states from our Lord Jesus, "He who casts the frist stone, should be without sin" Only the Lord God has the right to judge this poor girl (woman). She has been in my prayers, along with her family ever since this happened, and I would like to encourage all of you to think about doing the same!
I wish there were more sensible people like you that realize human beings are imperfect and fallible.
FriendOfFamily

Buffalo, NY

#13 Aug 7, 2007
Dam...This is a hard topic to talk about seeing that I am an acquaintance of the grandfather.

First, I would like to say in defense of this woman that she has been on meds for mental disorders for quite awhile. The stress of supporting her family doesn't help matters. She forgot. Plain and simple. But unfortunately it wasn't groceries that was left in the car.

In my opinion..even though I find this family to be wonderful people, I feel their other child should not be left alone with her. She has clearly shown that she is incapable of responsibility for another life. Do I feel that the child should be taken from the family and forced to live with strangers? No. But maybe a visit to the grandparents..or even a friend's house would be better for the kid when no one else is there except for mom.

Does she deserve to be prosecuted? No. I think her own guilt in knowing that she killed her baby due to her own actions is enough. She will have to live with this for the rest of her life. No jail time can compare to that kind of punishment.

Anyway..thats my opinion. Even though I have negative feelings for the family at this time, I still wish them strength during this time of pain.
Dana

Gouverneur, NY

#15 Aug 7, 2007
Please do not pass judgement on something you know NOTHING about. No one is perfect and each of us has their shortcomings. Lynn Brol is a fantastic mother who, plain and simple, made a horrible mistake. I can completely see how this tragic accident occured, because that's what it was...an ACCIDENT. I'm SURE she thought about Brayden many times during the day--but she thought he was in daycare, not in her car.
What the family needs now is support from the community. Not outrage and hatefulness.
My thoughts are with the Brol family. I wish them peace and strength to continue on...they have a toddler to raise.

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