Infant dies from malnutrition, parent...

Infant dies from malnutrition, parents facing charges

There are 47 comments on the WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads story from May 9, 2008, titled Infant dies from malnutrition, parents facing charges. In it, WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads reports that:

Two parents, both in the Navy, and one is facing a murder charge in the death of one their infant twin daughters.

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Joey

Suffolk, VA

#25 May 23, 2008
I am sorry, but look at these mugs. I mean mutts. She looks like a gorilla and he looks like an idiot. I hope she gets in a cell with Moesha and she is starved to death.
Amanda

Virginia Beach, VA

#26 May 23, 2008
Lock them up and throw away the keys.
Real

Norfolk, VA

#27 May 24, 2008
How about lets all think for a moment. A Normal, healthy, sane mind wouuld not have done this intentionally. Hey have we ever heard of Post Partem Depression. It's possible. In no way am I not angry that those babies had to suffer. But that mom is sick.
Abc

United States

#28 May 25, 2008
Execute the parents
dmds

Newport News, VA

#29 May 25, 2008
it is ashame that those parents did a child like that what is the world comming to
mother of 10 month old

Cumberland, MD

#30 May 25, 2008
I read this and was immediatley sickened. I have a 10 month old daughter and can not imagine what that poor baby girl must have gone through- and thinking to herself "why is mommy ignoring us?" It makes my heart break and my stomach weak. There is no excuse for this... god bless the babies
kpw

Lumberton, NJ

#31 May 26, 2008
I think this is sad.. Why have children if you can't care for them. Put them in jail and not feed them. Totally sad!
B ig Mike

Norfolk, VA

#32 May 26, 2008
Amanda wrote:
I was just wondering, could there have been that these two children suffered from a rare disease known as Crohns disease that causes malabsorbtion in the abdomen and kills someone by malnutrition? I have a niece with this disease and she was almost dead from being so anemic before they found it. Is this a possibility?
Regardless of what caused the childs situation the mother saw what was going on so she should have took them to hospital. As for the father, if I heard my infant daughters were sick and my wife didn't take them to the hospital, I would contact other family members to go to the house. If someone else saw the condition they were living in they both might still be alive today
B ig Mike

Norfolk, VA

#33 May 26, 2008
Joey wrote:
I am sorry, but look at these mugs. I mean mutts. She looks like a gorilla and he looks like an idiot. I hope she gets in a cell with Moesha and she is starved to death.
Thats funny, but I think your letting the guy off easy with a simple idiot.
KAC

Greenbackville, VA

#34 May 26, 2008
Amanda - please do some reading. Crohns disease very rarely strikes anyone other than people of Jewish descent. This fat pig starved her infant to death and put the other in the hospital for malnutrition. I saw her picture and she was not going hungry the pig was at least 50 lbs overweight. Quit making excuses. There is no excuse for this baby to have died and the other to have been hospitalized. But I suppose for bleeding hearts it is easier to make an excuse than it is to accept the fact some people are repulsive, disgusting and do not deserve to live.
Mom

Oklahoma City, OK

#35 May 26, 2008
KAC wrote:
Amanda - please do some reading. Crohns disease very rarely strikes anyone other than people of Jewish descent. This fat pig starved her infant to death and put the other in the hospital for malnutrition. I saw her picture and she was not going hungry the pig was at least 50 lbs overweight. Quit making excuses. There is no excuse for this baby to have died and the other to have been hospitalized. But I suppose for bleeding hearts it is easier to make an excuse than it is to accept the fact some people are repulsive, disgusting and do not deserve to live.
Don't know what medical book you are reading from, but Crohn's can strike anyone of any age, and it is an alternating condition between diarrhea and constipation. Been a medical transcriptionist for 20 years, and never heard of Crohn's being a Jewish disease. Good grief.

The key to this story is no help was asked for these children. All the mother had to do was take them to a doctor for a diagnosis.
KAC

Greenbackville, VA

#36 May 26, 2008
Crohns disease mostly strikes people between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. Although it can strike anyone it is most often found in people of Jewish and European descent and African Americans are at the most decreased risk. I never stated, if you could read, that this disease strikes ONLY Jewish people. My info came from the Mayo Clinic when my friends child was diagnosed with Crohns. The Mayo publication stated persons of Jewish and European descent are the most likely to be diagnosed with this disease.

My point is Crohns was an excuse. All the mother had to do was feed the infants instead of stuffing her own face. The article I read about a month ago stated the infant's cause of death was malnutrition not Crohns. The other twin was hospitalized for malnutrition and doing very well now that the poor child is being fed.

BTW being a transcriptionist does not make you an expert.
ann

Norfolk, VA

#37 May 27, 2008
The sad part is she will probably get off for depression of some sorts. The system has a way of getting off the guilty. It's sad how the military didn't look after their own.
unknown

Norfolk, VA

#38 May 27, 2008
Mom doesn't look like she's missed any meals.
unknown

Norfolk, VA

#39 May 27, 2008
KAC wrote:
Amanda - please do some reading. Crohns disease very rarely strikes anyone other than people of Jewish descent. This fat pig starved her infant to death and put the other in the hospital for malnutrition. I saw her picture and she was not going hungry the pig was at least 50 lbs overweight. Quit making excuses. There is no excuse for this baby to have died and the other to have been hospitalized. But I suppose for bleeding hearts it is easier to make an excuse than it is to accept the fact some people are repulsive, disgusting and do not deserve to live.
NOt true, Crohn's can strike anyone, not just the jewish people. Do your homework.
Mickie

Bay City, MI

#40 May 27, 2008
PEOPLE...If you dont want to care for your children drop them off at any resident or buissness. Whoa on to those who hurt children.......
Mother of One

Silver Spring, MD

#41 May 27, 2008
How could you watch your child die? What is wrong with people? She should have taken the baby to the hospital. No matter what. Your child comes first.
COCO

Hornell, NY

#42 May 27, 2008
Crimes against children are bad enough.. but this is MURDER!!
Mental Mother of 3

Fredericksburg, VA

#43 May 27, 2008
Real wrote:
How about lets all think for a moment. A Normal, healthy, sane mind wouuld not have done this intentionally. Hey have we ever heard of Post Partem Depression. It's possible. In no way am I not angry that those babies had to suffer. But that mom is sick.
Post partum depression? Are you serious? I personally think that arguement is a big crock of BS, a crutch that most negligent mothers fall back on to once again place the focus back on themselves. I am sure this mother needs some mental help but she also need to be punished to the full extent of the law, along with her husband. If she was mental, he as the father should have stepped up and made sure those kids were taken care of regardless of whether or not he was on a boat, just because he was out of town does not erase the fact that he laid down with this woman and made 2 babies. To be blessed with a child is a gift from God, alot of people would and have killed or died for this blessing and to squador it away on your own foolish and selfish needs is utterly ridiculous and prison worthy.
COCO

Hornell, NY

#44 May 27, 2008
Mental Mother of 3 wrote:
<quoted text>
Post partum depression? Are you serious? I personally think that arguement is a big crock of BS, a crutch that most negligent mothers fall back on to once again place the focus back on themselves. I am sure this mother needs some mental help but she also need to be punished to the full extent of the law, along with her husband. If she was mental, he as the father should have stepped up and made sure those kids were taken care of regardless of whether or not he was on a boat, just because he was out of town does not erase the fact that he laid down with this woman and made 2 babies. To be blessed with a child is a gift from God, alot of people would and have killed or died for this blessing and to squador it away on your own foolish and selfish needs is utterly ridiculous and prison worthy.
Very Good point.. Excuses for a crime like this: NONE!!!!

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