Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead

Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead

There are 34 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A single mother who neighbors said was overwhelmed was accused of murder Sunday after police found her three small children dead in a bed, then tracked her down and arrested her.

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Nichole

Sumter, SC

#2 Feb 25, 2008
she will get what she needs in prison...they dont like anyone who harms kids in prison.....hope she gets life and not death so she can think about those kids every day.......karma is a 3itch
buzzard

Lexington, SC

#3 Feb 25, 2008
and her brother stated "my sister is not crazy" she would have to be to kill her three children !
Priscilla

Columbia, SC

#4 Feb 25, 2008
this is a sad situation and just think the fathers wanted custody of their children knowing how the mother was and child welfare would not let them have them and now they won't have them anymore.
JDidGirl

Columbia, SC

#5 Feb 25, 2008
buzzard wrote:
and her brother stated "my sister is not crazy" she would have to be to kill her three children !
My thoughts exactly. I would hope that this woman WAS crazy otherwise she did this horrible thing while in her right mind and on purpose... at least being crazy would give her a an excuse (to a degree). Seriously... if you can't take care of kids, why have them?
Dawn

Columbia, SC

#6 Feb 25, 2008
I think her brother needs to be checked also to say his sister isn't crazy. He must think it's ok to kill your children and not be considered crazy. What a nut case he is.

Better those children are in a safe place now, then with someone who was unfit and CRAZY
whatever

Newark, OH

#7 Feb 25, 2008
this is terrible. i am praying for the childrens families. ya know, it's a shame how these women that kill there kids are always sent for mental evaluations. THEY AREN'T CRAZY! THEY ARE JUST BAD A** PARENTS WHO DO NOT WANT THE RESPONSIBILITY ANYMORE! am i right?
geezy

Columbus, GA

#8 Feb 25, 2008
EJF Member! Come out, Come out, wherever you are!
Dianne

Sumter, SC

#9 Feb 25, 2008
Dawn wrote:
I think her brother needs to be checked also to say his sister isn't crazy. He must think it's ok to kill your children and not be considered crazy. What a nut case he is.
Better those children are in a safe place now, then with someone who was unfit and CRAZY
In a safe place? They are dead.
Dianne

Sumter, SC

#10 Feb 25, 2008
whatever wrote:
this is terrible. i am praying for the childrens families. ya know, it's a shame how these women that kill there kids are always sent for mental evaluations. THEY AREN'T CRAZY! THEY ARE JUST BAD A** PARENTS WHO DO NOT WANT THE RESPONSIBILITY ANYMORE! am i right?
I think you could be right. The story calls her a single mother who was overwhelmed. She could have given them to the family members who wanted and asked for the responsibility . She'll probably go for an insanity defense. That's no excuse. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people are mentally ill and do not kill their kids.
Chicken

Myrtle Beach, SC

#11 Feb 25, 2008
OK why did they change the photo?

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Since: Aug 07

Columbia, SC

#12 Feb 25, 2008
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>I think you could be right. The story calls her a single mother who was overwhelmed. She could have given them to the family members who wanted and asked for the responsibility . She'll probably go for an insanity defense. That's no excuse. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people are mentally ill and do not kill their kids.
Completely agree with you. This is pathetic and her children did nothing to deserve this. Parents are getting worse and worse.
Dawn

Columbia, SC

#13 Feb 25, 2008
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>In a safe place? They are dead.
No crap they are dead. They are in a safe place being loved and protected, not left alone and neglected without a life because of their so called mother, which I don't think she deserved to be called that.
lie down with dogs

Columbia, SC

#14 Feb 25, 2008
Well, I don't know if she crazy or not - but it's not exactly sane to be pushing an empty stroller around like the neighbor said she been doing either. Either way though - if everybody knew she was "overwhelmed" why did they not offer to help? these child's deaths are on their heads too. But the mother is most to blame - but someone who saw what was goin on should have stepped in before it was too late. And if the neighbors knew she was neglecting the kids why did DSS not interview them when the fathers were trying to get custody. It just don't make no sense why DSS is always taking kids that don't need it and leaving the ones who do.
Deputy Dawg

United States

#15 Feb 25, 2008
Some of you that are saying DSS should have taken these kids away were saying the W.Columbia woman that left her kids alone overnight should get them back, why? The W.Columbia woman was just lucky, that something tragic didn't happen to her children when she was out partying.

BTW Justice, what are your thoughts on these two "BLACK" women leaving their children alone?
single mother

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Feb 25, 2008
I know how it is to get overwhelmed with being a single mother, but God will give you the strength to do it. I love my children to much to hurt them
Stacy

Swansea, SC

#17 Feb 25, 2008
I hope she spends the rest of her sorry, worthless life in prison. They should make her look at photos of those sweet innocent babies each and everyday and relive what she did to them!
Olive Oyl

Columbia, SC

#18 Feb 25, 2008
My question is this...

If the neighbors KNEW she left the children by themselves a LOT (as stated in the article), then why didn't they report it to law enforcement? The children could have been removed from the home BEFORE harm came to them.

It makes no sense to me...
Romona

United States

#19 Feb 25, 2008
I agree totally with you. If the neighbors knew that the mom use to leave the kids alone by themselves all the time, they should had been call authorities. Lord have mercy. Babies are precious and our future, why someone would kill a child intentionally, I will never know the answer to that question.
Olive Oyl wrote:
My question is this...
If the neighbors KNEW she left the children by themselves a LOT (as stated in the article), then why didn't they report it to law enforcement? The children could have been removed from the home BEFORE harm came to them.
It makes no sense to me...
Concerned in Orangeburg

Summerville, SC

#20 Feb 25, 2008
buzzard wrote:
and her brother stated "my sister is not crazy" she would have to be to kill her three children !
amen!
Concerned in Orangeburg

Summerville, SC

#21 Feb 25, 2008
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>In a safe place? They are dead.
I think she mean they are in our Fathers arms... you know...God! That's the problem with the world now. God has been pushed aside. If the neighbors knew she was troubled, why not step in. Some things you don't just mind your business on, some things need nosey people to step in. Everybody out there needs to be more neighborly and ask yourself one question: wwjd?

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