2-year-old dies after being left in car

2-year-old dies after being left in car

There are 1109 comments on the TheTimesTribune.com story from Oct 10, 2008, titled 2-year-old dies after being left in car. In it, TheTimesTribune.com reports that:

A two-and-a-half year-old boy was found dead Friday in a parking lot near Saint Joseph London after he was left in a family member's SUV for more eight hours.

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Car Seat

Saint Charles, IL

#900 Oct 14, 2008
What happened to the car seat? It is clear that the child was not the main concern. Getting to work was the main priority. Horrible accident. Im wondering child in car seat or the in back of second row of seating. If that child was in the car seat, dead , oh man. Story needs more info. Sad , horrible accident.
yehright

Corbin, KY

#901 Oct 14, 2008
it was in the car seat strapped in to die
Elyn

Topeka, KS

#903 Oct 14, 2008
Yes, I saw your nasty, filthy, vile comments Paws for Protection about Christian people and our prayer chain for this family and the community. You don't know me or how I live my life, protect the planet or life life trying to do the right thing. I do know and I will continue to do the right thing and all your hatefulness will not change what I believe in. Thank GOD I work and don't sit on topix and pass judgment in this situation. Thank GOD many people on this site don't bash this family, just the painful loss of a beautiful child. You also don't know that my beautiful 21 year old nephew drowned while saving a spoiled little girl who got caught in a river undertow. He saved the girl but he died. To the community he is a hero, to our family we lost a boy with a bright future ahead of him.
My sorrow is for everyone personally affected by this NOSE-LONG tragedy. I never said what happened was not wrong--what I said was you don't need to crucify the grandmother. If you knew anything about Christian people you would know, we don't stop believing because a miserable human being like you says nasty things. It has been happening for thousands of years and believers still believe. I believe you must down deep be a very good person because GOD took the time to create you, I just don't know how deep one has to go to find that good.

“Need a Tissue for Your Issue?”

Since: Jan 07

Chi-town South Sider

#905 Oct 14, 2008
sidney28 wrote:
I can say Madison Nose out loud you ignorant piece of cramp, I know this family. If you don't personally know this family and know what they are going threw shut up and mind your own business. Let me just send a personal message to you Gigga Bytes, you keep throwing stones at a brick wall and one is going to kick back and knock you right on your stupid ass. I hope your never faced with such a horrible tragedy but if you are I hope your refer to all the judgment you are imposing on people you know jack about.
There is a little thing called the First Amendment, which, by the way, you are using to spew your ignorance.
Everyone that is posting here is using their First Amendment right to Free Speech, as well.
Nobody has to shut up.
And when a child dies, it's everone's business.

Oh, one more thing, if you're going to call someone ignorant, you should know how to spell and use simple grammar. Otherwise you resemble that you judge.

“Need a Tissue for Your Issue?”

Since: Jan 07

Chi-town South Sider

#907 Oct 14, 2008
sorry for the double post

“Need a Tissue for Your Issue?”

Since: Jan 07

Chi-town South Sider

#909 Oct 14, 2008
john wrote:
It was freak accident I wish all the people writing about linda can all go to hell and keep your damn comments to yourself everyone at work is suffering after this happend Just leave her familiy alone
Who is doing anything to her family?
This is an internet forum.
Sorry, I don't think those posting are going to hell. We aren't baby killers.

“Need a Tissue for Your Issue?”

Since: Jan 07

Chi-town South Sider

#910 Oct 14, 2008
Molly is my name wrote:
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English not your strong suit , huh?
Look where it's coming from.
Be nice :)

“Need a Tissue for Your Issue?”

Since: Jan 07

Chi-town South Sider

#911 Oct 14, 2008
paige wrote:
please tell me how that was an accadent you leaving your drink or purse in the car is an accadent leaving a 2 year old in the car is a crying shame i am sorry did she forget for 8 hours she had a kid was she that in a hurry she should have woke up earlier when you have kids you cant rush you have to take your time so you dont forget anything that is plain as day
I agree.
Sorry, I have two kids. I think about them often. I have a very hectic job. But never once when they were small did I ever 'forget' where they were.

“You Will Reap What U Sow”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#912 Oct 14, 2008
Molly is my name wrote:
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Ok, so you didn't read the article. That's obvious. The mother of the dead boy had nothing to do with leaving him in the car. I hope you never end up on a jury someday. It's amazing how many people are blaming the mother when she had nothing to do with the child being left in the car.
YES IT WAS THE CHILDS GRANDMA people,she was suppossed to drop him off at day care for the mother who had to go in earlier to work at the same place the child died in the parking lot where both women were all day.does anyone know how many hours she was supposed to work,someone said she had to be there at 5 am.another said 7 am,if it was really 7 most day cares are open by 6.30 and she could have left him herself.unless.
An American

Smithtown, NY

#914 Oct 14, 2008
brooke wrote:
you idiots.
dont talk about linda.
she goes to my church.
my nana is friends with her.
she is a good christian lady.
yes,
it is very sad.
and linda was very,very stupid to do that.
and dont question how people can forget a baby in their car,
but she did not intentionally do this.
shes accepting the consequences.
but she loved that child.
it was her grandbaby.
you make me sick.
saying she deserves to die.
she by no means,
deserves your pity.
but you people disgust me.
she loved that child with all she had and more im sure.
her family is wonderful.
she believes in god.
and he will forgive her.
your opinons have nothing on her.
asking for forgivness will let her seek it.
im just a twelve year old girl.
but i do know what im talking about.
she attended the parkway church of god.
and loves god and her family very much.
just because im young,
i still know what im talking about.
leave her be.
she knows she did wrong.
shes in jail.
shes suffering.
shes greiving.
she feels awful.
and shes probably bawling her eyes out.
she probably thinks of death as an equal punishment.
are you happy?
she feels terrible.
your sick.
your disturbing.
your a disgrace.
and one day,
when you die,
and god sees that you have wished death upon linda for something she unintentionally did,
hes going to frown upon that.
if i were you,
id ask for forgivness.
like im sure linda is begging for.
and as long as she asks for it truly,
she will get it.
and will go into the gates of heaven on judgement day.
and maybe,
you might want to reconsider the iq of twelve years olds now.
ive proven a decent point,
you must admit.
so spread your rumors.
share the disgrace on earth.
but dont wish death on people,
if you plan to one day,
be with god.
come to your senses;
dont pity her.
but dont wish death upon a woman who realizes her problems and asks forgivness of them.
Honey if you are 12 yrs old I think you should get out of here and don't go to sites about this. I am just as mad as everyone else but some of these people are getting a mob mentality. Lynchings were done way back when and have no place in the 21st century. A baby died and that upsets everyone. Your little mind doesn't need to wrap itself around some of this hatefull talk.
An American

Smithtown, NY

#915 Oct 14, 2008
I cannot believe some of you have responded to this little girls post like you have. I can't believe some of the crap that has come out of your mouths. You don't talk about human lives the way you are. I am mad as hell and have no sympathy for Linda and no excuse in the world would change that cause there aint no excuse. But chill out we are adults here, start acting like it. I don't want to piss you off I know where your comin from but we have to learn how to maintain here. Some awfull things are being said here.
me in Hueytown

Mccalla, AL

#916 Oct 14, 2008
anyone with a child would realize after a few minutes they are missing. this is neglect.
Hello

London, KY

#917 Oct 14, 2008
This has been on my mind ever since it happened, I have mixed thoughts, How could this happen, and on the other hand I am feeling the lady's pain, I can't imagine how she feels but I have'nt prayed for her yet, Because I guess I feel some bad about the kid fighting to get out. But if people did'nt have their windows so dark that you can't see in. Someone may had seen the little thing and helped it. The windows was to dark to see in if you seen the suv on the Television you know what I mean, Tinted window that dark needs to be looked at hard, Prevent this anyway we can. This is one thing to do, You can't see in anybodys cars, People could be getting raped on side of you and you would not know it. Time to inforce the LAW! I will pray for her,

“You Will Reap What U Sow”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#918 Oct 14, 2008
An American wrote:
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Didn't go over my head but if they are not going to talk about it what can ya do!
MINE either,i suspect that there is a lot that we don't know.it's a shame to have to be this way,but how many church people comforted susan smith and took up for her and defended her only to find out they had been made a fool of.even the babys daddy did too,i knew she was lieng from day one,the give away was simple,when she was carrieng on and crying i looked in her eyes there was nothing there,no tears no emotion,she knew where they were all right,don't know why it took even the news media as long as it did to figure her out.i guess they just wanted to be kind.but she didn't deserve it.i've just seen too much to take anything at face value.but god bless the people who can.
Joshua

AOL

#919 Oct 14, 2008
john wrote:
It was freak accident I wish all the people writing about linda can all go to hell and keep your damn comments to yourself everyone at work is suffering after this happend Just leave her familiy alone
I dont know
how you see this a freak accident ,did a tree
fall on the car ? This crazy lady never had a brain if she did forget that she had not taken him to daycare , but to never even think of it
all day long .This is not a normal lady , how could they have such a person working in a public
place taking care of others .
Smitty

United States

#920 Oct 14, 2008
IT Guy wrote:
Regardless it is considered murder. what parent in their right mind couldn't and wouldn't take five extra seconds to take their kid in and out of the car in the hot weather. I can guarantee that if she were in a hot car herself she would turn the air on or roll windows down..Its irresponsible on her part to do that and a sorry parent. I for one would never ever leave my child in the car regardless if it were a few minutes or 2 seconds. If the child died he/she had to be left in there for a good while. Thats so crazy and cruel...Sorry if you know her. but It is HER fault and SHE needs to take full responsibility of that childs death
This sickens me to the core when I read these news headlines. As a parent, my children are 6 and 8 now and I would ALWAYS double check the car before I got out, even if they weren't with me because I was so paranoid that I might have accidentally forgot about them. I never once forgot either one of my kids, nephews, brothers or sisters. Vehicular manslaughter, might I remind everyone, isn't always intentional either, but it is still manslaughter.
Elyn

Topeka, KS

#921 Oct 14, 2008
Gigga whatever- you are the 2nd nastiest person on this site. I've read post after post filled with venom and hate from you. My family is from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio since 1712.They are called Early Day Settlers. My happiest times in life were spent in Ohio and Kentucky.
This is an open forum and you have been one of the most judgmental. I'm not near as concerned about hell as you should be. if you count my few posts to your many posts, its you who puts in your invaluable dialogue over and over. I'm working. You are probably very lonely and that is why you sit on this site esposing your vast underutilized knowledge. By the way, the Bible isn't ornamental in my home, its a tool to try to live in this world and cope with neanderthals/ netherhumans like you. I just said we were praying for everyone-you attacked me for it. I raised my kids safely too- but I still think you need to let the State of Kentucky and the legal system handle things and don't make things worse. Neither family needs to read some of the mean things said on this site and you can be sure they will probably see some of it.
Josh

AOL

#923 Oct 14, 2008
Gigga Bytes wrote:
If she is a good "Christian lady," why is her grandson dead at her hands? And if she is the product of your church, you really should consider a new church that does not promote the killing of innocent children. And as for your "nana" she needs to pick more decent friends, and you might want to watch your back since your church produces such wonderful baby killing christians.
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Sometimes the worst kind of
people are in churchs look at casey anthony she
was indicted today for 1st degree murder for killing her little girl ,she went to church too.
I am sure there are good people in church , but there are a lot of crooks too.Because a person
goes to church dont make them any better than a person who dont , at least the person that dont go arent a hipocrite .This women should be responsible for what she done ,it cost this child
his life ,he is the one my heart goes out too, not hers .She should be in Jail , i think they got a church there too.
Give all the details

Braintree, MA

#924 Oct 14, 2008
Oh My, this poor family, I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through. This is a tragic, tragic event that has forever changed who they are as people. I hope God can give them the strength to get through it somehow.

To all you ignorant bloggers that think you are so perfect - I can't even stand to read most of your posts - you should all be ashamed of yourselves!

“You Will Reap What U Sow”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#925 Oct 14, 2008
little bits wrote:
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i am a mother in my right mind and i hope this never happens to me, but the way we live today with all the hectic schedules and things we try to do in a day...i know it is very possible to forget...really and honestly forget. i work a crazy schedule and have a small child..after a long day at work, sick kid up all night, laundry, bills. i'm not saying it's she shouldn't feel guilty for what happened to that child...I'm just saying don't judge until you have walked a mile in someone elses shoes. as perfect as we would like to think we are it could truly happen to any of us.
YOU don't have to think you are anywhere near perfect to say you believe you would never do this.i'd go as far as say if anyone out there thinks that he or she might or could do this,they ought to turn their kids over to soc.serv.right now and seek treatment now while there may be time to get help.i would also say the same thing if you are feeling there are other ways you could hurt your kids cause that kind of thinking isn't normal,ask a shrink if you don't believe me,they.ll take your kids away so fast your head will swim.

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