Twin Girls Found Dead In Car Trunk

Twin Girls Found Dead In Car Trunk

There are 12 comments on the KGO-TV San Francisco story from Nov 11, 2006, titled Twin Girls Found Dead In Car Trunk. In it, KGO-TV San Francisco reports that:

Rutherford County Lieutenant Detective Billy Scoggins says the twins and their four-year-old sister got into the four-door Honda and "could not get out." Detectives aren't speculating about the cause of death.

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STH

Central, SC

#1 Nov 12, 2006
This case does not compare to the Michelle Gibson case at all! She has to spend the rest of her life without the child that she took to work with her instead of leaving him alone and UNSUPERVISED!These children were left alone long enough to die in a hot car at their home!This is a case that Dss should have been involved in but instead they choose to worry the shit out fo people who are in fact taking care of their children while children such as these are neglected!
justwatching

AOL

#2 Nov 13, 2006
Three children are dead -- and who's to blame?

I think a lot of the blame HAS to fall on the mother -- she was the one who was responsible for the children at the time.

But I read about her having to work the night before, that she was asleep, and my heart goes out to her. We are talking about a woman who wasn't refusing to work, demanding welfare take care of her. She was obviously trying to provide for her kids.

But she failed them because she did NOT provide them with a watchful eye - her own or that of a friend or relative. And now three babies are dead.

As a society, we have ALL failed our children. 50 years ago our children had a mom at home, a father at work, someone to help them grow up to be healthy,strong and... yes, GOOD PEOPLE. Now most kids have their single or both parents at work, a key of their own, disinterested or non-existant day care and TV shows that are, well, NOT in their best interest.

I don't know what could have prevented this tragedy. Instead of paying for a sitter, perhaps this mother could have found another parent in a similar situation and traded babysitting hours.

At the least, she should have made a room child safe and slept nearby so she could wake up if they needed her -- they should NEVER have been allowed to be in a situation where they could get outside.

As horrible as this mother feels, my gut instinct is to place the blame on her -- but what about the rest of you? What do you think?

And what will Forest City do now to make sure this tragedy is never repeated?
Caring4others

Montgomery, AL

#3 Nov 13, 2006
I agree with you that the question is: " Who's to blame?" I sit here, very much grieving for the family; torn between this sorrow, but, nevertheless, still asking your same question, "Who's to blame?"

I'm asking, "What resources did this mother have for child care?" As I review my federal & state taxes that I paid, I ask, "Was there no help for this mother with her children?" So, I guess my questions relate more to factual information as to whether the mother applied for financial assistance to help with childcare, whether she received it, or whether she was helpless? I sit here hoping that our tax dollars are used for parents in compromising situations with little support and for parents that truly need assistance when they are trying to be working citizens that contribute to a working, respectful society.

I've spoken with many others that feel the same as I do. If this mother is totally innocent of any type of neglect, then where was the resources to provide her assistance? Accidents happen and that's why they're called accidents. It may be that she received plenty of assistance, but based on news media, who's to know at this point? But, this is an issue that many question and is an inhibitor as to how any citizen should respond in situations such as this. Many of us wonder, "Should we contribute to the Funeral Expenses or is there funded assistance available?" Regardless of the factual information that would provide answers, one must always realize that this certainly is a loss to all family members involved and our hearts must recognize this grief.

As citizens, we still will always question whether our tax dollars are used to benefit helpless others and to prevent situations as these. Considering these things, the question still is as you stated it in its original form, "--who"s to blame?" I pray that this tragedy did not happen secondary to citizens not being knowledgeable enough to understand how families such as this could end without needed assistance.
justwatching wrote:
Three children are dead -- and who's to blame?
I think a lot of the blame HAS to fall on the mother -- she was the one who was responsible for the children at the time.
But I read about her having to work the night before, that she was asleep, and my heart goes out to her. We are talking about a woman who wasn't refusing to work, demanding welfare take care of her. She was obviously trying to provide for her kids.
But she failed them because she did NOT provide them with a watchful eye - her own or that of a friend or relative. And now three babies are dead.
As a society, we have ALL failed our children. 50 years ago our children had a mom at home, a father at work, someone to help them grow up to be healthy,strong and... yes, GOOD PEOPLE. Now most kids have their single or both parents at work, a key of their own, disinterested or non-existant day care and TV shows that are, well, NOT in their best interest.
I don't know what could have prevented this tragedy. Instead of paying for a sitter, perhaps this mother could have found another parent in a similar situation and traded babysitting hours.
At the least, she should have made a room child safe and slept nearby so she could wake up if they needed her -- they should NEVER have been allowed to be in a situation where they could get outside.
As horrible as this mother feels, my gut instinct is to place the blame on her -- but what about the rest of you? What do you think?
And what will Forest City do now to make sure this tragedy is never repeated?
linda

AOL

#4 Nov 14, 2006
WE are all so quick to try to place blame,i know none of us have ever had a mishap with our children and just thanked GOD in didnt turn out any worse than it did.I say pray for all the family especially the mom,God is our judge.Remember,he said to love one another as i have loved you.
sp4b

Lancaster, SC

#5 Nov 14, 2006
I think all of you have to much time on your hands and should be figuring out who will do some thing next time and go ahead and help them. Wrong keep in mind nobody knows when this type of incident will happen and so you just give it your best daily.
donnakin

Ashburn, VA

#6 Nov 15, 2006
Ok yes the kids were in the car. I have heard that there was a babysitter that was suppose to watch the kids, now where was that babysitter? If indeed that was true. Rumors get started and they stretch every way that they can. I do fill sorry for the kids, but I don't fill sorry for the mother at all. She should have put a lock high up so the kids could not get out. Now if there was noise as I have heard then why did the neighbors not come and check to see what was going on. I just don't know but I feel a rat is hiding somewhere on this. Yes kids now days are alot smarter and can do things we would never thing about doing. But If they don't charge her with anything she will be punished by not seeing her 3 kids everyday. Also they are putting all three kids together in one casket to bury them. I hate they are gone and the mother neglected them but maybe some how that will learn her a lesson the hard way to be very careful with young ones around. "God watch over these young kids now cause they are in your hands now. God bless them."
donnakin

Ashburn, VA

#7 Nov 15, 2006
Not sure why it is saying Raliegh N.C. as my location, but I am from Ruthefordton NC
blackkellyt

Simpsonville, SC

#8 Nov 18, 2006
I think that some of this is her fault and some isn't. she should have never left them unattended. But I really feel bad 4 her.
Heather

West Monroe, LA

#9 Nov 18, 2006
I am sorry, but I think she is totally to blame. These were her kids, running around playing outside etc, etc. Where was she. I read that she was sleeping as she had worked the night before, great, no problem, but why did she not make sure that someone was tending to them. And if this was a question of money, that is, not having the money to pay someone to watch them, then I sure hope this will cause everyone to do a reality check as to who are friends, family and neighbors are, why is there nobody that would be willing to help... Where's the Love. Or better yet, maybe employers should do a reality check on how much they pay their workers so they could better provide for ourselves and our families. Regardless, though, those kids died from the heat from being trapped in a car in the middle of November, heat wave or no heat wave (relative to the time of year), those kids had to be in there a good bit of time. My heart breaks for her, but she is responsible for the children she bore, regardless.
justwatching

AOL

#10 Nov 19, 2006
I am not saying I don't feel sorry for the mother - I do. NOTHING the legal system can do to her will equal the pain she faces knowing her babies are all dead and gone -- and it was preventable!

I don't care about welfare -- she was not living in an area where there were NO PEOPLE who might be able to help. Trading hours with another mother might have worked - I know it did for me when we worked and didn't want to PAY a sitter - we traded hours. I also know that when we couldn't do that, I would lock myself and the kids in and make sure they were safe, dry, warm and fed, before I went to sleep for whatever time I could.

Someone needs to take responsibility for this -- and the only one I see to do that is the mother.

(Hate to say this, but if it turns out there was any life insurance on those babies, I will jump harder, much harder.)
Gloria

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jul 18, 2010
My heart goes out to the children,family and friends. I as a parent know and realize that we where fortunate that there where not any accidents that took a life. How in Gods name did they get into the trunk. What ever the outcome; this has torn the lives of many hearts. and taken the lives of precious angels.
George Carlin Fan

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#12 Feb 4, 2011
Why is there no mention of a father? If he is not dead, he is half the team responsible for these children.
Caring4others wrote:
I agree with you that the question is: " Who's to blame?" I sit here, very much grieving for the family; torn between this sorrow, but, nevertheless, still asking your same question, "Who's to blame?"
I'm asking, "What resources did this mother have for child care?" As I review my federal & state taxes that I paid, I ask, "Was there no help for this mother with her children?" So, I guess my questions relate more to factual information as to whether the mother applied for financial assistance to help with childcare, whether she received it, or whether she was helpless? I sit here hoping that our tax dollars are used for parents in compromising situations with little support and for parents that truly need assistance when they are trying to be working citizens that contribute to a working, respectful society.
I've spoken with many others that feel the same as I do. If this mother is totally innocent of any type of neglect, then where was the resources to provide her assistance? Accidents happen and that's why they're called accidents. It may be that she received plenty of assistance, but based on news media, who's to know at this point? But, this is an issue that many question and is an inhibitor as to how any citizen should respond in situations such as this. Many of us wonder, "Should we contribute to the Funeral Expenses or is there funded assistance available?" Regardless of the factual information that would provide answers, one must always realize that this certainly is a loss to all family members involved and our hearts must recognize this grief.
As citizens, we still will always question whether our tax dollars are used to benefit helpless others and to prevent situations as these. Considering these things, the question still is as you stated it in its original form, "--who"s to blame?" I pray that this tragedy did not happen secondary to citizens not being knowledgeable enough to understand how families such as this could end without needed assistance. <quoted text>

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