Granite Bay Mother Arrested in Drowni...

Granite Bay Mother Arrested in Drowning Death of 8-Day-Old Child

There are 65 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Jan 20, 2008, titled Granite Bay Mother Arrested in Drowning Death of 8-Day-Old Child. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

A Granite Bay mother faces murder charges after she allegedly drowned her 8-day-old baby early Sunday morning, according to Placer County Sheriff's officials.

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hunter

United States

#1 Jan 20, 2008
Why Why!!
Michelle

Elk Grove, CA

#2 Jan 20, 2008
"WHY WHY, WHY!" WAS EXACTLY MY THOUGHT! WHY WOULD ANYONE DO SUCH A THING!!!!! Yes, I was shouting, because post-partum depression or not, it's so easy to take the baby to a hospital or fire station if you can't handle it. This breaks my heart.
evenwithpostpart um

Auburn, CA

#3 Jan 20, 2008
You think it's easy to take a baby somewhere, but by the time you have a mind to TAKE the baby out of the situation, you would have come to your senses!

Most acts of abuse are instantaneous... like shaking a baby. It's not premeditated, it's just when you have little or no control over your emotions.

It's hard to understand mental illness unless you have it, and even then, it's a case by case thing anyway.

It's awful, and this is something she will never forget. Her poor family too, what about the father? It's just devastating.
SHANNON

AOL

#5 Jan 20, 2008
MUST THE NEWS REPORT THE DEATH OF A NEWBORN BY HER OWN MOTHER BE THE FIRST THING OF YOUR BROADCAST? AS IF WE DIDN'T LIVE ALREADY IN SICK WORLD. I HAVE STOPPED GETTING A NEWSPAPER AND IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL STOP WATCHING THE NEWS. SORRY BUT HOPEFULLY THE TAXPAPYERS WON'T HAVE TO PAY A DIME FOR PEOPLE LIKE HER. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HER.
iguana

Sacramento, CA

#6 Jan 20, 2008
evenwithpostpartum wrote:
You think it's easy to take a baby somewhere, but by the time you have a mind to TAKE the baby out of the situation, you would have come to your senses!
Most acts of abuse are instantaneous... like shaking a baby. It's not premeditated, it's just when you have little or no control over your emotions.
It's hard to understand mental illness unless you have it, and even then, it's a case by case thing anyway.
It's awful, and this is something she will never forget. Her poor family too, what about the father? It's just devastating.
There's no excuse for killing a baby. None. Ever. That's it.

Since: Oct 07

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#7 Jan 20, 2008
The article does not mention other children. If this is a first child, and if she did not have another adult around to assist, it might be that she was sleep-deprived. There are other potential scenarios, as well, all equally unhappy.

My heart goes out to the families of both the mother and the father. Prayers for the Soul of this tiny innocent.

Blessings and prayers for those who must sort through the morass to find the answers that will bring closure.
SAT

North Highlands, CA

#8 Jan 20, 2008
So sad...I cannot EVEN imagine what made her do this. God Bless the family that is left with I am sure pure grief at the passing of this baby girl.
Peace be with you all!!!!

Since: Sep 07

Granite Bay, CA

#11 Jan 20, 2008
It is easy to pass judgement. We do not know the story yet. Let's wait.
Brutus - Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, CA

#14 Jan 20, 2008
Oh wait I bet I already know her defense in court lets see would it happen to be post-partum depression. Did she not have anyone to turn say like a husband or a family member...
bslic

Lincoln, CA

#16 Jan 20, 2008
I have a newborn son, I cannot imagine this horror! This just makes me sick.
Elizabeth

Citrus Heights, CA

#21 Jan 20, 2008
I do know there are many levels of post partum depression. I had it with all three of my kids but nowhere near this. It's hormones, sleep deprivation, feeling anxious about everything, getting too much help or attention, not getting enough, it's a menagerie of what could've caused this women to snap. But there isn't one person that will ever be able to know the hell she will live with for the rest of her life. God be with all who is involved.
Please don't turn this into another excuse to soapbox racism. That's so not what this is all about.
Christina from Patterson

United States

#22 Jan 20, 2008
This is incomprehensible at so many levels. If you don't want a baby use birth control every time. If you get pregnant anyway and you still don't want a baby, you have 9 months to make arrangements for somebody else to raise it. If you did not have the energy during the nine months to have somebody adopt it you can still leave the baby at the hospital. And then, if you realize once you get home with the baby that you still really don't want the kid, take it to a hospital or a fire station. With so many couples wanting to adopt there is no excuse for murder.
Jennifer

United States

#26 Jan 21, 2008
It is incomprehensible, yet mental illness makes these mothers do these sick things. Sleep deprivation, unable to make the baby stop crying, post-partum. I cannot imagine. These people snap. This is why you hear of so many sad cases of shaken baby. May god be with the family at this time. How painful this is, even to hear about it.
sorry

Rocklin, CA

#27 Jan 21, 2008
Sorry that someone would hurt a helpless child where do live, and why do we fight for the rights that we have. I feel sorry for the baby who never got to see the world. May GOD chariss her in heaven.

Since: Jul 07

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#29 Jan 21, 2008
Fifth Generation wrote:
The article does not mention other children. If this is a first child, and if she did not have another adult around to assist, it might be that she was sleep-deprived. There are other potential scenarios, as well, all equally unhappy.
My heart goes out to the families of both the mother and the father. Prayers for the Soul of this tiny innocent.
Blessings and prayers for those who must sort through the morass to find the answers that will bring closure.
I don't know Fifth...that's a very over rated word. For me anyway.

For me its like always seeing an open door on a subject and getting used to the fact that it is open, and unfinished, and incomplete and will stay this way for eternity.

I lost a brother at 18 and there has never been a closure, just a void. A void that as the years go by I look into less and less.

Having said all this, I can't imagine what the poor mother has gone through to think the only way out of this situation was to kill this precious child. It baffles the mind...

Since: Oct 07

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#31 Jan 21, 2008
bslic wrote:
I have a newborn son, I cannot imagine this horror! This just makes me sick.
This behavior makes me ill, too.
HUG that baby.

Since: Oct 07

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#32 Jan 21, 2008
Michael Jones wrote:
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I don't know Fifth...that's a very over rated word. For me anyway.
For me its like always seeing an open door on a subject and getting used to the fact that it is open, and unfinished, and incomplete and will stay this way for eternity.
I lost a brother at 18 and there has never been a closure, just a void. A void that as the years go by I look into less and less.
Having said all this, I can't imagine what the poor mother has gone through to think the only way out of this situation was to kill this precious child. It baffles the mind...
Oh, Michael! I'm so sorry that you lost your brother. And, at such an impressionable age. Though eighteens feel 'invulnerable', they often feel as though the unpleasantnesses in their lives are the result of something they have done, or have not done. Particularly something as life-changing as to have one's brother suddenly ... not there.

I'm afraid all I have to offer is a HUG and some prayer, Dear.
cityboy

United States

#37 Jan 21, 2008
well if you keep having babies out of wedlock you will have these tragedies. Saying that when there are 2 parents they can work together to help each other. Yes I am a father of 2 young boys and I know they take their toll on us.
Karen

Los Angeles, CA

#38 Jan 21, 2008
Children at one time or another test you as a parent. But there is absolutely no reason to do harm to them. If you even think that you are going to do something.. then call/tell someone right away. We all have our breaking points..

I don't care what her 'excuse' is... she should go the same path as her baby..

“ah! kitty love!”

Since: Dec 07

Placer Co, CA

#39 Jan 21, 2008
Christina from Patterson wrote:
This is incomprehensible at so many levels. If you don't want a baby use birth control every time. If you get pregnant anyway and you still don't want a baby, you have 9 months to make arrangements for somebody else to raise it. If you did not have the energy during the nine months to have somebody adopt it you can still leave the baby at the hospital. And then, if you realize once you get home with the baby that you still really don't want the kid, take it to a hospital or a fire station. With so many couples wanting to adopt there is no excuse for murder.
Does it say anywhere that this mother did not want her child???

No, it does not!

The article describes an act of violence which led to the very tragic death of a newborn.

Does the writer of the article know exactly what caused the mother to do this?

No, the writer does not!
(and, I'll bet the mother does not either)

Does the writer mention exactly what or where the husband was during this event, and why he did not or was not able to stop this tragic event?

No, the writer does not mention where the husband was during this event.

Why is only the mother facing charges?

And - NO - I am not saying Post Partum Depression should in ANY WAY EXCUSE this woman from facing charges - BUT I will be willing to bet that will be the cause.

Where was this woman's husband and family or friends???? Could they not see she was unusually unhappy?????? Is there anything THEY could have done to prevent this????

It takes 2 to create a life - if 1 of those 2 are endangering that life, the other should have been protecting it.....

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