Donna Michelle Forbes Admits Killing ...

Donna Michelle Forbes Admits Killing 5-Month-Old Ft. Hood Baby in Federal Court

There are 14 comments on the www.kwtx.com story from May 17, 2007, titled Donna Michelle Forbes Admits Killing 5-Month-Old Ft. Hood Baby in Federal Court. In it, www.kwtx.com reports that:

(May 17, 2007)—Donna Michelle Forbes, 24, admitted Thursday that she killed a 5-month-old girl whom she was babysitting at Fort Hood, US Attorney Johnny Sutton said. She faces a mandatory life prison sentence, Sutton said. Forbes admitted during an appearance Thursday in US District Court in Waco that she shook the child violently and slammed the infant on the ground at least twice on July 28, 2006 because the girl would not stop crying. She also admitted striking the child in the back with her fists. “Forbes, who later realized that the infant was unconscious, placed the child in her car seat and extended the canopy to conceal the baby’s head,” the US Attorney’s Office said. “When the infant’s mother arrived to take the child home, she saw the canopy extended and assumed her child was asleep. Forbes didn’t tell her what had transpired earlier.” But after arriving home, the infant’s mother noticed bruising on child’s face and then realized the baby was limp and having difficult breathing. She took the girl to Darnall Army Medical Center. Later the baby was transferred to Scott & White Hospital in Temple where doctors discovered the girl had a fractured skull. Doctors declared her brain dead on July 30 and removed her from life support. Formal sentencing for Forbes, who is in federal custody, is on July 25.

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Cynthany Anderson

Prairieville, LA

#1 Jun 20, 2007
Didn't Forbes just have a baby not to long ago herself??? In fact she has three children... She is probably going through post pardom depression not to excuse what she did but, people who suffer from depression do things they wouldn't normally do... I hope she gets some PSYCHIATRIC help and not just prison time... You don't get the help you need in PRISON... I'll be praying for you Donna and I am so sorry for the parents of the infant and for the infant that lost her life at Donna's hand.....
friend

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 28, 2007
Cynthany Anderson wrote:
Didn't Forbes just have a baby not to long ago herself??? In fact she has three children... She is probably going through post pardom depression not to excuse what she did but, people who suffer from depression do things they wouldn't normally do... I hope she gets some PSYCHIATRIC help and not just prison time... You don't get the help you need in PRISON... I'll be praying for you Donna and I am so sorry for the parents of the infant and for the infant that lost her life at Donna's hand.....
Yes, Donna does have three children and having known her for several years, I totally agree that there is something going on with her mentally. She was a wonderful mother with an extreme amount of patience - so this all makes no sense to me. I do know that she had recently went through some fairly nasty ordeals with her husband, which could partially enxplain her state of mind. As a mother, I feel so sorry for the parents of this innocent child who lost its life at her hands, but at the same time, my heart breaks for Donna and her three children, the youngest of which is only about two and the oldest of which is only six. They are facing a life without a mother and with a father who does not even care.
Latisha

Franklin Park, IL

#3 Sep 12, 2007
This was my friend's baby, Sydeny, she was a good baby. There is ABSOLUTELY NO excuse for this woman's actions. If she was experiencing any problems then she shouldn't of been baby sitting children.
J_Garcia

Irving, TX

#4 Jul 11, 2008
JUST CURIOUS TO THE FRIEND OF HERS! DOU HAVE CHILDREN? DO WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WAKE UP AND YOUR WORLD COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM HERE ON OUT. I AM THE AUNT OF THIS WONDERFUL CHILD. I DONT CARE WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE GOIN THROUGH. YOU ARE MOTHER. YOU HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND I DONT CARE IF SHE JUST GOT DIVORCED. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TAKE SOMEONE CHILDS AND TREAT THEM LIKE THERE A PIECE OF SHIT BC YOU HAVE PROBLEMS. GUESS WHAT ? THE WORLD IS FULL OF PROBLEMS. BUT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THAT THAT IS EXCUSED. I WENT THROUGH THIS TRIAL. I HURT EVERYDAY. AND ALWAYS WILL. NO MATTER WHAT MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. SHE ISNT SORRY. SHE BLAMED MY BROTHER AND MYSISTER IN LAW FOR THAT CAUSE OF THIS DEATH. I READ THE LAYOUT OF WHAT SHE DID. SHE WORTE IT HERSELF. SO YOU CANT SEAT THERE AND FEEL SORRY FOR HER. THINK OF IT AS YOUR OWN CHILD. THEN TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL THEM. BUT UNTIL THEN, ANY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH NEEDS TO BE TO YOURSELF. OUR FAMILY WIL NEVER BE THE SAME!! SHE CAN GO TO HELL!!!
mackenzi blankenship

Gonzales, LA

#5 Mar 4, 2013
i am the murderers sister and from my family to yours i truly am sorry she was selfish in every since. she took a life of a child and not only did it affect your entire family but it affected ours also. she took a life away from you but she also took her life away from her own children and family. i don't feel sorry for her in the least. i don't have kids but i understand that taking a life is terrible but taking the life of a child should never be forgiven. I am truly sorry for your loss. i hate to think that it it genetic because it leaves me to wonder who else in our family ended up with these gene's.
What the freaking hell

Harker Heights, TX

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Cynthany Anderson wrote:
Didn't Forbes just have a baby not to long ago herself??? In fact she has three children... She is probably going through post pardom depression not to excuse what she did but, people who suffer from depression do things they wouldn't normally do... I hope she gets some PSYCHIATRIC help and not just prison time... You don't get the help you need in PRISON... I'll be praying for you Donna and I am so sorry for the parents of the infant and for the infant that lost her life at Donna's hand.....
friend wrote:
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Yes, Donna does have three children and having known her for several years, I totally agree that there is something going on with her mentally. She was a wonderful mother with an extreme amount of patience - so this all makes no sense to me. I do know that she had recently went through some fairly nasty ordeals with her husband, which could partially enxplain her state of mind. As a mother, I feel so sorry for the parents of this innocent child who lost its life at her hands, but at the same time, my heart breaks for Donna and her three children, the youngest of which is only about two and the oldest of which is only six. They are facing a life without a mother and with a father who does not even care.
You people are f***ing insane. All you are doing is making excuses.

This first lunatic is praying for Donna *only* and the second lunatic's "heart breaks" for the f***ing murderer - she only "feels sorry" for the parents of the MURDERED BABY.

If you want to know what is wrong with our culture, look no further than these degenerates. I have a hard time believing these two degenerates are functioning adults.
flowerpower55

United States

#7 Feb 23, 2016
J_Garcia wrote:
JUST CURIOUS TO THE FRIEND OF HERS! DOU HAVE CHILDREN? DO WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WAKE UP AND YOUR WORLD COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM HERE ON OUT. I AM THE AUNT OF THIS WONDERFUL CHILD. I DONT CARE WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE GOIN THROUGH. YOU ARE MOTHER. YOU HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND I DONT CARE IF SHE JUST GOT DIVORCED. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TAKE SOMEONE CHILDS AND TREAT THEM LIKE THERE A PIECE OF SHIT BC YOU HAVE PROBLEMS. GUESS WHAT ? THE WORLD IS FULL OF PROBLEMS. BUT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THAT THAT IS EXCUSED. I WENT THROUGH THIS TRIAL. I HURT EVERYDAY. AND ALWAYS WILL. NO MATTER WHAT MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. SHE ISNT SORRY. SHE BLAMED MY BROTHER AND MYSISTER IN LAW FOR THAT CAUSE OF THIS DEATH. I READ THE LAYOUT OF WHAT SHE DID. SHE WORTE IT HERSELF. SO YOU CANT SEAT THERE AND FEEL SORRY FOR HER. THINK OF IT AS YOUR OWN CHILD. THEN TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL THEM. BUT UNTIL THEN, ANY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH NEEDS TO BE TO YOURSELF. OUR FAMILY WIL NEVER BE THE SAME!! SHE CAN GO TO HELL!!!
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I am donna forbes oldest child I am 14 years old and who r you r say my moma can go to hell you think your life has changed try waking up to no mother and hearing all the awful things your family has to say I had to grow up way to fast I am in tears BC you had no room to say any damn thing I am so sorry for your lose about her now yes what she did was vary wrong but guess what you I'm shore was one of the least efected people and just be happy she was an infant and could do no sin so you know she is playing in the sky well yes you lost a beautiful sweet niece but BC of this situation I lost my mother she was so good to me and my siblings so I couldn't tell you why she did what she did but while my grandmother that had cusity of us was out at bars and hanging out with bikers I was at home with my lil brother and lil sister and her handy caped son until twelve or one in the morning almost every weekend and I suffer from depression my self but you have no right to say anything about my mother and you should be less simple minded and think of all the people who were affected not just your did and I am not making any excuses for her but my moma is a good person and trust me if you went through all the shit she did as a kid you would be a lil scrwed up I the head and you said she had no business babysitting well I was supposed to start kindergarden that year so she was trying to get money for my school clothes and I blame my self every day BC if it wasn't for me she wouldn't of had to babysit but once again ...STOP BEING SO SELFISH AND SIMPLE MINDED AND LOOK AT IT FROM ALL ANGLES AND ILL BE SHOURE WHEN SHE GOESE TO HELL SHE LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN FOR YOU !!!!!!!
flowerpower55

United States

#8 Feb 23, 2016
mackenzi blankenship wrote:
i am the murderers sister and from my family to yours i truly am sorry she was selfish in every since. she took a life of a child and not only did it affect your entire family but it affected ours also. she took a life away from you but she also took her life away from her own children and family. i don't feel sorry for her in the least. i don't have kids but i understand that taking a life is terrible but taking the life of a child should never be forgiven. I am truly sorry for your loss. i hate to think that it it genetic because it leaves me to wonder who else in our family ended up with these gene's.
I am her oldest donna Forbes oldest child ,don't call her a murderer ,ok yes she killed an infant but at least she was just a baby so was not old enough to do any sin so you know she is playing in the sky I doNOT agree with her actions but I think its a lil swrewed up that yall get to make all theses hateful comments and she can't even defend her self but I shore as hell will so please choose your words carefully BC my moma is not some syco path like she is made out to be if you ever knew her she was and is one of the sweetest and kerring person I know now why she would kill a helpless baby I will never know but she still isn't a murderer
flowerpower55

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2016
Ok my name in nicole I am donna forbeses oldest daughter I have commented on some of these postes and who r all of you saying hateful things about her that's someone's moma ...my moma so be for you all think how unfortunate and sad that other family is think of how it efected hers to and its so pathetic that they let you coment on all this because most of you were some of the least efected ones the only reason y you said something was to add fuel to the fire and that's y america is why it is the way it is now BC people like all of you that r selfish now what she did was wrong VARY VARY wrong but nun of you were there to see everything that was going on I blame my self every day BC she was babysitting to make money to get me school clothes so y don't LL of you grow up and mind tour own business and stay out of my families business BC I'm shore with society today you all have plenty of drama in all of yall life and if you have anything else to say please serch me on facebook my name is Nikki mcgary and shot me a message BC I have no problem defending her so pease shot me a message and tell me how you feel and don't worry about I I'm a miner just tell me how you feel BC I am not ganna go to the police for harassment or anything but you all need to think befor you put things on line BC they r there forever

( I don't agree with what she did but some of yall r just being flat out mean so once again in any comments or questions please Contac me )
flowerpower55

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2016
What the freaking hell wrote:
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You people are f***ing insane. All you are doing is making excuses.
This first lunatic is praying for Donna *only* and the second lunatic's "heart breaks" for the f***ing murderer - she only "feels sorry" for the parents of the MURDERED BABY.
If you want to know what is wrong with our culture, look no further than these degenerates. I have a hard time believing these two degenerates are functioning adults.
look here b**** that's my mother so u can stop saying shit that don't even concern you not a dam bit and odveoisly you need someone to pray for you ,you sound f****** demented you know and guess what your opinion means nothing to me her or our family you must be a pathetic loser with no feelings to post something like that and ya I'm being pretty b***** my self but thus hole situation has caused me to be vary calloused so you can shut your f****** face and go find a life and pick up your dignity and grow a pair
RestlessInTexas

United States

#11 Mar 8, 2016
J_Garcia wrote:
JUST CURIOUS TO THE FRIEND OF HERS! DOU HAVE CHILDREN? DO WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WAKE UP AND YOUR WORLD COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM HERE ON OUT. I AM THE AUNT OF THIS WONDERFUL CHILD. I DONT CARE WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE GOIN THROUGH. YOU ARE MOTHER. YOU HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND I DONT CARE IF SHE JUST GOT DIVORCED. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TAKE SOMEONE CHILDS AND TREAT THEM LIKE THERE A PIECE OF SHIT BC YOU HAVE PROBLEMS. GUESS WHAT ? THE WORLD IS FULL OF PROBLEMS. BUT THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THAT THAT IS EXCUSED. I WENT THROUGH THIS TRIAL. I HURT EVERYDAY. AND ALWAYS WILL. NO MATTER WHAT MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. SHE ISNT SORRY. SHE BLAMED MY BROTHER AND MYSISTER IN LAW FOR THAT CAUSE OF THIS DEATH. I READ THE LAYOUT OF WHAT SHE DID. SHE WORTE IT HERSELF. SO YOU CANT SEAT THERE AND FEEL SORRY FOR HER. THINK OF IT AS YOUR OWN CHILD. THEN TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL THEM. BUT UNTIL THEN, ANY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH NEEDS TO BE TO YOURSELF. OUR FAMILY WIL NEVER BE THE SAME!! SHE CAN GO TO HELL!!!
Isn't it just unbelievable how people make excuses, any excuse that they can for the person that committed the crime. Takes a real coward, somebody with no heart to strike a baby enough to cause brain damage. A little sweet tiny infant! I went through a divorce, had many changes going on in my life but never once did I think about doing something like that. And if I did, I would hope I would burn in hell!!! She was never a good woman or a good mother, she just lead people to believe that. If she is capable of doing something like this, she is a rabid animal that should be put down! My heart goes out to the parents and family of this poor tiny infant. God bless you all and may your sweet little angel Rest In Peace! ;((
trina

San Diego, CA

#12 May 21, 2016
I was incarcerated with donna forbes n she wouldnt even kill a fly. She is the sweetest most selfless person i have ever met. Yes what she did is terrible but something made her snap. She had a daughter the same age as the victim n she didnt hurt her daughter. There were deep psychological problems going on in her life plus she was on drugs n hadnt slept for about 8 days. She didnt mean to hurt sydney n she feels bad about it everyday of her life. I love donna n will always love her. Try to have some compassion for her please. She is the best person i ever met n she fucked up but keeping her locked up the rest of her life is bs. She did her time. Ill fight to get her an appeal so we can be together. Have a little heart

Since: Nov 12

United States

#13 May 28, 2016
friend wrote:
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Yes, Donna does have three children and having known her for several years, I totally agree that there is something going on with her mentally. She was a wonderful mother with an extreme amount of patience - so this all makes no sense to me. I do know that she had recently went through some fairly nasty ordeals with her husband, which could partially enxplain her state of mind. As a mother, I feel so sorry for the parents of this innocent child who lost its life at her hands, but at the same time, my heart breaks for Donna and her three children, the youngest of which is only about two and the oldest of which is only six. They are facing a life without a mother and with a father who does not even care.
You know what, this is a sorry excuse if you ask me! If she was such a good mother then she should've recognized her problems and sought psychiatric help. The people around her should have recognized something different with her. What she did was a mortal sin and should not be forgiven for any reason. I hope she burns in hell!!
Scorpion

Copperas Cove, TX

#14 Jun 10, 2016
The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

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