Lenoir City mother shot by child now ...

Lenoir City mother shot by child now facing child abuse charges

There are 14 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Sep 10, 2012, titled Lenoir City mother shot by child now facing child abuse charges. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

Sandra Akers, 63, was killed Monday morning when a Hamblen County school bus struck her car just after it was rear-ended. She was taking her granddaughters to school at the time.

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Local yocal

Knoxville, TN

#1 Sep 10, 2012
Why are they being so harsh on these parents? Are we missing something?
Alec

Parsons, TN

#2 Sep 10, 2012
Local yocal wrote:
Why are they being so harsh on these parents? Are we missing something?
Yes. The children are in danger.
Alec

Parsons, TN

#3 Sep 12, 2012
Local yocal wrote:
Why are they being so harsh on these parents? Are we missing something?
I see they are discussing "visitation" of the children. Bad move.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#4 Sep 13, 2012
If the what one of the posters of comments says is true, these children should have been removed long ago. It is never in the best interest of the child to be abused and neglected.
Big Chief Slap a Ho

Church Hill, VA

#5 Sep 13, 2012
Based on the news reports on the extensive criminal records of both parents, these kids never had a chance. Sadly, that bullet may be the thing which affords them a chance at a better life.
Ouch

Manchester, TN

#6 Sep 13, 2012
Amen Chief.. Well said!
duuhhhdly

Knoxville, TN

#7 Sep 13, 2012
No disrespect "mom " but duuhhhhh!
Who Let The Dawgs Out

Crossville, TN

#8 Sep 14, 2012
Big Chief Slap a Ho wrote:
Based on the news reports on the extensive criminal records of both parents, these kids never had a chance. Sadly, that bullet may be the thing which affords them a chance at a better life.
So true!

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#9 Sep 15, 2012
duuhhhdly wrote:
No disrespect "mom " but duuhhhhh!
Let me rephrase...I guess I am disappointed in a system that could let these kids down, repeatedly. I have had interactions with these kids and now their mannerisms make sense. I would like to think that with so many people have knowledge of the conditions these kids were in, there was a plethora of complaints. I am thoroughly disgusted with the thought that people may have kept their mouths closed if these kids were in such danger. Hopefully that explains what I meant.
Alec

Parsons, TN

#10 Sep 15, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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Let me rephrase...I guess I am disappointed in a system that could let these kids down, repeatedly. I have had interactions with these kids and now their mannerisms make sense. I would like to think that with so many people have knowledge of the conditions these kids were in, there was a plethora of complaints. I am thoroughly disgusted with the thought that people may have kept their mouths closed if these kids were in such danger. Hopefully that explains what I meant.
People have not kept their mouths shut. Judges keep making terrible decisions. Bottom line.
duuhhhdly

Knoxville, TN

#11 Sep 15, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me rephrase...I guess I am disappointed in a system that could let these kids down, repeatedly. I have had interactions with these kids and now their mannerisms make sense. I would like to think that with so many people have knowledge of the conditions these kids were in, there was a plethora of complaints. I am thoroughly disgusted with the thought that people may have kept their mouths closed if these kids were in such danger. Hopefully that explains what I meant.
You said you had interaction with these children. You said NOW their "mannerisms" make sense. You didn't say if you reported any suspicion you may have had that these children were being neglected and abused. Did you?

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#12 Sep 16, 2012
I met one in a most unpleasant way. One of them was being violent towards my child. That is all. I have heard from all of my children's friends how this particular child acts violently all the time. It makes sense to me now.

And you can bet your last dollar that I would report these people. This situation is just so very sad.
Amber

Oliver Springs, TN

#13 Sep 16, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
If the what one of the posters of comments says is true, these children should have been removed long ago. It is never in the best interest of the child to be abused and neglected.
These kids WERE removed-this is the 4th time!!! Judge Dale keeps giving them back to the scumbag parents!! He has no concern for their welfare nor concern for what they will turn out to be as adults. But he is friends with both parents on facebook!!!!!
Wonder how much communications they have had illegally??? Daddy Dan is also friends with the Houstons from recent Roane Co murder fame. Mama is just a worthless druggie, prefers her pills to her kids. She went to the hospital while pregnant with last child seeking more pain meds. When they told her taking that crap-legally or illegally-could kill the kid, she said well, at least I'll get the pain pills I want. Some mama huh? Oldest daughter is a prostitute at 15 (been to court, Judge Dale again-for that) & 12 yo son has been almost killed by daddy TWICE.
Let's let the court system in its stupidity send these kids back to their dumbass parents.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#14 Sep 17, 2012
Amber wrote:
<quoted text>These kids WERE removed-this is the 4th time!!! Judge Dale keeps giving them back to the scumbag parents!! He has no concern for their welfare nor concern for what they will turn out to be as adults. But he is friends with both parents on facebook!!!!!
Wonder how much communications they have had illegally??? Daddy Dan is also friends with the Houstons from recent Roane Co murder fame. Mama is just a worthless druggie, prefers her pills to her kids. She went to the hospital while pregnant with last child seeking more pain meds. When they told her taking that crap-legally or illegally-could kill the kid, she said well, at least I'll get the pain pills I want. Some mama huh? Oldest daughter is a prostitute at 15 (been to court, Judge Dale again-for that) & 12 yo son has been almost killed by daddy TWICE.
Let's let the court system in its stupidity send these kids back to their dumbass parents.
There are no words to describe how sad I am for these kids...shine a light.

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