St. Paul mother charged with abusing 5-year-old girl

When they fell in love, Louis Jones made it clear that he wanted to be a father to his pregnant girlfriend's baby, she said. Full Story

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 13, 2010
Really disease or sickness that makes your head swell out side the skull. You are an idiot. I hope this guy gets beat down by every person at Oak Park Heights. He deserves no mercy whatsoever.
KKL Rosenblum


#2 Mar 13, 2010
Well, page 9a of the SPP says it all for me! 3 articles on the same page about Norwegians who don't have any decent upbringing that they abuse children and a referee. Get a clue people.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 13, 2010
Human debris.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 13, 2010
Gotta be great to be a lawyer who measures success by defending someone who beat their baby to death.
Sick and Tired

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 13, 2010
Lock both of the parents up. They are unfit to ever be parents again.
The Enforcer Mama

Burnsville, MN

#6 Mar 13, 2010
I wish this story would have been written better to inform us what kind of disease was supposed to have caused such trauma to the brain, causing swelling? Clearly, it wasn't the mother smoking marijuana. Was the baby always hungry for her bottles because she was underfed? That wouldn't cause brain swelling either. Had the baby been seen by a previous doctor who said she might have a disease of the brain? If so, it was certainly left out of this story.

Child abusers should be sterilized & put in a special place where they have to work double time & can never be let out into the general public ever again.

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 15, 2010
I am sure she is abused or husband or boyfriend beat her so all the fire crotch bitches will be out en mass to support her, true story or not. She will end up on Opera with a book deal and an invitation to the White House for an award.

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 15, 2010
Whoops!!! It was a man, never mind just hang him right?

Bloomington, IL

#9 Mar 15, 2010
P T bull, honestly everyone (even the guilty) deserve to have a lawyer represent them, and some lawyers dont pick their clients the state does that for them. so yes it stinks that murders should be respresented but this is how it works.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 15, 2010
michelle wrote:
P T bull, honestly everyone (even the guilty) deserve to have a lawyer represent them, and some lawyers dont pick their clients the state does that for them. so yes it stinks that murders should be respresented but this is how it works.

There is something morally broken about a system where the role of the defense lawyer is to game the system and win by ensuring that one who is in fact guilty of a crime can escape punishment due to some procedural flaw.

I know some defense lawyers have to recite this sort of thing to help them live with the injustices they succeed in perpetrating in their role as advocates in an adversarial system, but again, there is a moral issue when the rights of the criminal are elevated above those of the victim--as they are the way liberal courts have extended the bill of rights far beyond what the founding fathers intended.

Yes, I have heard all the civics lectures before--just not persuaded to turn off my moral compass.
amy beehive

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 15, 2010
This turns my stomach! Who ever did this, what will it take to care about what happens to these innocent children? This child didn't die because mom smoked pot while pregnant! Might have something to do with who she left baby with while away. We need to get to the bottom of this (for our humanity).

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 15, 2010
Lowlifes have total freedom to breed. It's been that way since people were on earth.
Benefit of the Doubt

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 19, 2010
I agree that the way this story is written, the medical details seem confusing. Serious brain injury can occur without evidence of external trauma, but was there a scalp wound or damage to other parts of the body?
On an intuitive level, I suspect that Mr. Jones is not guilty of abuse, but of neglect: he probably left Rhania unattended, and she hit her head. Afterward, he may have been afraid to tell Ms. Shaw or any of the doctors involved in Rhania's care what really happened.
I am willing to give Mr. Jones more of the benefit of the doubt than Ms. Shaw: what kind of mother smokes (or drinks, snorts, shoots up, etc.) ANYTHING once she knows she is pregnant? It is better to have an abortion than abuse your child in utero. Rhania's extended family deserves sympathy for their loss, but before Ms. Shaw even considers having any more children, she needs to get clean!
No Jobs Obama

Circle Pines, MN

#14 Mar 23, 2010
Men go to war and women kill their kids.

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