uNEVERknow you are so right when you said that accidents happen to the BEST PARENTS! But have you seen the news coverage on this story? I have watched almost every interview that KY3 has done on the mother and it makes me sick to my stomach! I watched and listen very closely to the mothers words and action and honestly i felt like she was blaming her little boys! She said "They knew better than to never go near the water without an adult or a life jacket." Also the only time I saw that woman cry was when they were missing. The interviews that were done after they found the boys really made me mad. Not a single tear!!!!! I cried when i found out they were found dead! I still get emotional when i see their pictures on tv and I have a 2 1/2 and 6 year old and trust me if I were in her shoes(god forbid) I'm almost sure i would be i at the luney bid. This whole "accident" strike me as werid.....like i said earlier i have a 2 1/2 and 6 year old and I know that if i dont hear a peep out of my boys for 5 or 10 mins while their playing or watching a movie I know that either they are up to no good or their sleeping.....but I always check on them. Also the house they lived in was very small and their were 3 grown adults home at the time that the boys got out......so my question is WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY ALL DOING? SLEEPING? or what. Im sorry if i seem all bend out of shape but these little boys didnt have to die! We as parents are responsible for our childrens safety and well-being and it does not matter how many times you tell a child something it does not mean that they fully understand the consquences they will face of their actions. For example the 7 year old may have understood what drowning was but he did what any sibling would have done in his situation and go in after his brother without thinking that he didnt know how to swim. This is what us as parents is responsable for. That 7 year old should have never been in that situation. I hope people learn from this story. i know that i sure have. I pray for that family and I am very sorry for their loss. May those little boys rest in peace. I hope that our criminal justice systems does its job and hold the adults in this situation accountable for their actions or should I say for their "non-actions"!
I found this on the KY3 website!
Story Published: Aug 20, 2009 at 5:56 PM CDT
(Story Updated: Aug 20, 2009 at 6:48 PM CDT )
LICKING, Mo.-- In the afternoon of Aug. 9, 4-year-old Wyatt Bagley and his 7-year old brother, Jesse, disappeared. The next morning, the two boys' bodies were found in the Big Piney River. They drowned just a few hundred yards from their home.
KY3 News obtained the case records for the Bagley boys with Missouri's Department of Social Services. They detail a long history of hotline calls and house visits, the first when the youngest, Wyatt Bagley, was just 6 months old.
On July 5, 2005, the first call alleged unsanitary conditions in the boys' home. A site visit by a state investigator found the home cluttered and infested with roaches.
On Nov. 17, 2007, a call alleged that the boyfriend of the boys' mother, Jennifer Bagley, physically abused Wyatt Bagley. The state's investigator wrote that he was significantly bruised and injured.
On Sept. 5, 2008, a call alleged Jesse Bagley was abused, and had an injury on his forehead. In an interview, Jesse told several different stories about how he hurt his head but denied any abuse.
Then, on Aug. 9 of this year, the final call came in alleging a lack of supervision of the boys. They were already missing for several hours. The next morning, the boys were found dead not far from their backyard.
As for other family members mentioned in the records, the boys' grandparents were only mentioned briefly in the records after an interview with the state in 2008. The boys' sister was also mentioned; someone called the hotline concerned that she wasn't being fed in 2006.