Mother arrested after son's body found wrapped in blanket, decomposing

Jul 11, 2013 Full story: Charleston Daily Mail 130

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Braxton County woman's 8-year-old son's decomposed body was discovered wrapped in a blanket during a juvenile welfare check, authorities said.

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dont judge

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jul 12, 2013
A long suffering mother, with a terminally ill son. A mother who took care of her little boy that had a muscular disease - a boy that couldn't walk or even hold his head up. But she took care of him - with little to no support system. She most likely cracked under the stress and couldn't stand to part with her little one when he passed- she told them "don't hurt him" when they went in to check on him. In her mind - she was still protecting her baby. So don't judge - you don't know what this woman has been through - she lost her baby - the media has exploited her - this should have NEVER been reported to the news - authorities should have investigated and dealt with this accordingly - but the media has twisted this around to make it look like a murder -- HOSPICE was there - the child was TERMINALLY ILL -
Dr Phil

Arnoldsburg, WV

#4 Jul 12, 2013
What part of partially decomposed body do you not understand? We need more judgement of these people to prevent these types of incidents from happening. She has a lifetime of poor decisions. This whole situation could have been handled in a different manner.
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Kellie

Alexandria, VA

#6 Jul 12, 2013
Who said anything about murder? Have you received the autopsy report? Is that how your supporting your murder statement? Maybe you should take over the County coronors position since your so good & accurate with the half ass info from the news & rumor mill... Ignorance is a world wide epidemic that makes my head hurt -_-
Hearts breaking

Weston, WV

#7 Jul 12, 2013
Dr Phil wrote:
What part of partially decomposed body do you not understand? We need more judgement of these people to prevent these types of incidents from happening. She has a lifetime of poor decisions. This whole situation could have been handled in a different manner.
How much MORE PREVENTION do you want??? HOSPICE -- DOCTORS, NURSES, DHHR POLICE SCHOOL SYSTEM ---- and and DON'T FORGET the neighbors who lIVED BESIDE her and didn't realize she had TWO CHILDREN!!!!

I believe this child and his Mother fell through the web of PREVENTION that you are speaking about!
motherofsixe

Greenville, VA

#8 Jul 12, 2013
dont judge wrote:
A long suffering mother, with a terminally ill son. A mother who took care of her little boy that had a muscular disease - a boy that couldn't walk or even hold his head up. But she took care of him - with little to no support system. She most likely cracked under the stress and couldn't stand to part with her little one when he passed- she told them "don't hurt him" when they went in to check on him. In her mind - she was still protecting her baby. So don't judge - you don't know what this woman has been through - she lost her baby - the media has exploited her - this should have NEVER been reported to the news - authorities should have investigated and dealt with this accordingly - but the media has twisted this around to make it look like a murder -- HOSPICE was there - the child was TERMINALLY ILL -
I totally agree. Bless her heart. I think she had a few problems of her own. She just didn't understand the situation. We all need to hug our kids. PRAY for this lady. God touch her an her family. Prayers
dont judge

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jul 12, 2013
They only saw one child - because only one was healthy enough to go outside and ride his bike and play and go to school. The other one had Hurler Syndrome - he was a very sick little boy. This poor mother took care of her children by herself ! She obviously had little to no help at all. She has already been through Hell - watching her baby slowly die all these years. You have no idea what she has been through. You should be ashamed of yourself. May God have mercy on your hateful self !
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Hearts breaking

Fairmont, WV

#12 Jul 12, 2013
You people are sick..... Judging when you only have misinformation that is being puked out by half a** reporters who have NOT done their jobs....

I just hope it's never your child and you who are in this position .... or maybe if more of you were you wouldn't be saying what you are saying!
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Hearts breaking

Fairmont, WV

#14 Jul 12, 2013
No -- Issues concering personal rights and responsiblilties aren't issues for me ---- THEY ARE PERSONAL which makes them NON PUBIC ISSUES ---(who you sleep with -- IF YOU own a gun and YOUR relious beliefs are YOURS and frankly -- I don't give a rats backside!)

This child was born with a health issue --- The family took care of him for 7 years with Drs doing everything they could until there was NOTHING LEFT TO DO!!!!

I really believe that when the WHOLE truth comes out that alot of you will crawl back into the whole that you came out of!
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Hearts breaking

Fairmont, WV

#16 Jul 12, 2013
HAHA ---- Excuse me..... I misspelled hole and used alot instead of a lot ---
Why are YOU getting away from the topic???
What's your problem??????
Rather have an English lesson than to discuss the REAL TRUTH than to face the fact this story of nightmare proportions is being fed by misinformation as a witch hunt is being held by the good people in the area?????
Hmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jul 12, 2013
She was a freaking Meth Head! She refused care from Hospice for her son! I hope she rots in hell.
If she couldn't handle taking care of him but loved him so much then why didn't she let him go to a Hospice Care Facility it's Free!!! She just wanted his disability check!
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Hearts breaking

Fairmont, WV

#20 Jul 13, 2013
You have pointed out MANY times the Mother's deficiencies ---

How do you know she REFUSED Hospice at a center????

This child was a ward of the State (as ALL children are when they are on Medicade)-- the parent now being said to either be mentally deficient or a meth head --- a user --- So WHAT happened to this wonderful system to protect these children??? Where were these CPS workers....

Since everybody KNEW what the Mother SUPPOSEDLY IS then WHY wasn't CPS called the 1st time the Hospice worker was refused entry?????

WHY was this child left in his home and not taken to a Nursing Facility ---

WHY and HOW was one of the post removed --

And yes --- Dr. Phil -- this case should have been, could have been handled much differently -- wold have still had the same outcome for LB but maybe it would have led to peace for those left instead of this feeding frenzy and all of the hurt attached ......
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oh please

Mount Lookout, WV

#22 Jul 16, 2013
motherofsixe wrote:
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I totally agree. Bless her heart. I think she had a few problems of her own. She just didn't understand the situation. We all need to hug our kids. PRAY for this lady. God touch her an her family. Prayers
Yeah.... it's safe to say that meth gave her a few problems of her own, not to mention all the other drugs. And being high on meth would make you not understand the situation because you would be too "f"ing high to comprehend!!!!!!
Know it All

Weston, WV

#23 Jul 16, 2013
oh please wrote:
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Yeah.... it's safe to say that meth gave her a few problems of her own, not to mention all the other drugs. And being high on meth would make you not understand the situation because you would be too "f"ing high to comprehend!!!!!!
You seem to know so much about "her" .... Maybe you are a "party buddy" and need to be investigated yourself....

Because from all indications ... she paid for her past drug mistakes and there aren't any new ones --- Maybe it's YOUR TURN since you know so much.....
question

Charleston, WV

#24 Jul 16, 2013
If she's SO innocent, and the kid was terminally ill, and that's why he died...WHY DID SHE TRY TO HIDE IT?!?!

Come on people, logic.

Hell, she probably kept him around for his check AND his meds.

F*cking sorry excuse for a mother. Her other kid is better off without her.
Know it All

Weston, WV

#25 Jul 16, 2013
Who said she tried to HIDE IT -- The MEDIA and RUMOR MILL ---- You have NO FACTS to prove this --- only what you have HEARD ----

As a matter of thought here -- IF she was such a dope head and such a BAD Mother -- WHY did the Drs release this child to her care and WHY did CPS allow him to stay there????? Just tell me WHY????

As for his "check" --- how do you even know that she recieved benefits??????

MAybe because it is a CPS and other agency workers posting all of this BS to cover for their OWN NEGLECT!!!!!

WHERE IS YOUR PROOF that she did ANYTHING wrong ---
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Charleston, WV

#26 Jul 16, 2013
Know it All wrote:
Who said she tried to HIDE IT -- The MEDIA and RUMOR MILL ---- You have NO FACTS to prove this --- only what you have HEARD ----
As a matter of thought here -- IF she was such a dope head and such a BAD Mother -- WHY did the Drs release this child to her care and WHY did CPS allow him to stay there????? Just tell me WHY????
As for his "check" --- how do you even know that she recieved benefits??????
MAybe because it is a CPS and other agency workers posting all of this BS to cover for their OWN NEGLECT!!!!!
WHERE IS YOUR PROOF that she did ANYTHING wrong ---
Uh..the people who came to do the well check...she tried to keep them from going in.

If she's such a "good" mother...which is bullshit...why did her NEIGHBORS not even know that this poor child existed?! Oh, right, because he was only there as a source of income & pills.

Why do you have your goddamned granny panties in such a f*cking bunch? If you believe she did nothing wrong, why don't you cough up the $100k and get her out of jail!?!

Just like all you Appalachian meth heads & pillbillies, defending each other to the death, and blaming the "system" that carries your sorry asses.

You're just as big a piece of shit as she is. I don't care what you say, HER SON DIED IN HER CARE AND WHO THE F*CK DID SHE CALL!?!?

Garbage, all of you, f*cking garbage.
Common Sense

Charleston, WV

#27 Jul 16, 2013
oh please wrote:
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Yeah.... it's safe to say that meth gave her a few problems of her own, not to mention all the other drugs. And being high on meth would make you not understand the situation because you would be too "f"ing high to comprehend!!!!!!
Agree 100%!
Know it All

Weston, WV

#28 Jul 16, 2013
question wrote:
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Uh..the people who came to do the well check...she tried to keep them from going in.
If she's such a "good" mother...which is bullshit...why did her NEIGHBORS not even know that this poor child existed?! Oh, right, because he was only there as a source of income & pills.
Why do you have your goddamned granny panties in such a f*cking bunch? If you believe she did nothing wrong, why don't you cough up the $100k and get her out of jail!?!
Just like all you Appalachian meth heads & pillbillies, defending each other to the death, and blaming the "system" that carries your sorry asses.
You're just as big a piece of shit as she is. I don't care what you say, HER SON DIED IN HER CARE AND WHO THE F*CK DID SHE CALL!?!?
Garbage, all of you, f*cking garbage.
Why are you so defensive???? And BTW --- I am not a part of any "SYSTEM" --- Unlike YOU who knows how to make it work for you.....

I am pointing out the FACT that ALL you have to go on is rumor and inundoes ... You have NO CLUE what went on in that house nor whom was called or when they were called -- All you have is what someone else told you ---- Your hatefullness and lack of compassion along with your speach tells me a lot here ---
question

Charleston, WV

#29 Jul 16, 2013
Know it All wrote:
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Why are you so defensive???? And BTW --- I am not a part of any "SYSTEM" --- Unlike YOU who knows how to make it work for you.....
I am pointing out the FACT that ALL you have to go on is rumor and inundoes ... You have NO CLUE what went on in that house nor whom was called or when they were called -- All you have is what someone else told you ---- Your hatefullness and lack of compassion along with your speach tells me a lot here ---
LMAO!!*I'm* defensive. That's a riot. You're clearly as delusional as you are high.

Yeah, you're right, I DO have a lack of compassion for a woman who's neglect resulted in her son's death.

What the f*ck does "speach" mean??

You don't know shit. You aren't worth my time.

Peace out, pillbilly.
Common Sense

Charleston, WV

#30 Jul 16, 2013
Know it All wrote:
Who said she tried to HIDE IT -- The MEDIA and RUMOR MILL ---- You have NO FACTS to prove this --- only what you have HEARD ----
As a matter of thought here -- IF she was such a dope head and such a BAD Mother -- WHY did the Drs release this child to her care and WHY did CPS allow him to stay there????? Just tell me WHY????
As for his "check" --- how do you even know that she recieved benefits??????
MAybe because it is a CPS and other agency workers posting all of this BS to cover for their OWN NEGLECT!!!!!
WHERE IS YOUR PROOF that she did ANYTHING wrong ---
Show us the proof where she didn't do anything wrong! You don't just get arrested for child neglect without evidence supporting so. There is evidence somewhere, or no arrest would have been made, period! However, since you continue to post comment after comment insinuating that the police are lying (and lying to the news), then show us the proof that she is innocent of all claims! Back up your statements!

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