8 year old murdered?
motherthatcares

Sesser, IL

#41 Jul 22, 2011
A CHILD IS DEAD THAT DCFS HAD TAKEN FROM THIS MOTHER AT ONE POINT! HOW CAN ANYONE THAT HAS HAD DEALINGS WITH THEM OR ANY OTHER FAMILY THAT HAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN NOT BE EVALUATED UNTIL THOSE CHILDREN ARE GROWN? IF PROPER MEASURES HAD BEEN TAKEN THIS CHILD AND OTHERS SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE! SEEMS LIKE THE INVESTIGATORS NEED TO BAND TOGETHER AND SOMEHOW GET THEIR RULES AND REGULATIONS CHANGED SO THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. YOU CAN TAKE UP FOR THEM ALL YOU WANT BUT A CHILD IS DEAD THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WITH THIS MOTHER! AS IN MOST JOBS MONEY SHOULD BE CUT FROM THE TOP SO THERE ARE ENOUGH INVESTIGATORS THAT ARE NOT OVERWORKED SO THEY CAN DO THERE JOBS PROPERLY. AND THERE ARE INVESTIGATORS THAT DO NOT DO THEIR JOBS, I PERSONALLY KNOW OF A 3 YEAR OLD CHILD THAT WAS ABUSED BY A WORKER AT A DAYCARE AND THE INVESTIGATOR DID NOT EVEN SPEAK TO THIS CHILD! THE INVESTIGATOR WAS A FRIEND OF THE DAYCARE OWNER SO THEREFORE=UNFOUNDED! THIS WORKER IN THIS INSTANCE DID NOT FOLLOW RULES! ASK ANY CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT A 3 YEAR OLD COULD NOT HAVE MADE THIS STORY UP! THAT IS JUST ONE INSTANCE WHERE THE WORKER DID NOT DO THEIR JOB.
Simon

Marion, IL

#42 Jul 22, 2011
Not me....

I work on the far other end of the spectrum.

Personally, I think that if this woman did it, then she should be tortured exactly the way she did her child.

BUT, I am witholding judgement until we get the whole story. Did her BF do it and threaten her to cover it up? Did she crawl in there and die on her own? Did the daughter do somehting that caused her death herself and the mom panicked? Who knows, I doubt it, but I still want to wait and see ;)
Just a thought

Syracuse, IN

#43 Jul 22, 2011
motherthatcares wrote:
A CHILD IS DEAD THAT DCFS HAD TAKEN FROM THIS MOTHER AT ONE POINT! HOW CAN ANYONE THAT HAS HAD DEALINGS WITH THEM OR ANY OTHER FAMILY THAT HAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN NOT BE EVALUATED UNTIL THOSE CHILDREN ARE GROWN? IF PROPER MEASURES HAD BEEN TAKEN THIS CHILD AND OTHERS SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE! SEEMS LIKE THE INVESTIGATORS NEED TO BAND TOGETHER AND SOMEHOW GET THEIR RULES AND REGULATIONS CHANGED SO THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. YOU CAN TAKE UP FOR THEM ALL YOU WANT BUT A CHILD IS DEAD THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WITH THIS MOTHER! AS IN MOST JOBS MONEY SHOULD BE CUT FROM THE TOP SO THERE ARE ENOUGH INVESTIGATORS THAT ARE NOT OVERWORKED SO THEY CAN DO THERE JOBS PROPERLY. AND THERE ARE INVESTIGATORS THAT DO NOT DO THEIR JOBS, I PERSONALLY KNOW OF A 3 YEAR OLD CHILD THAT WAS ABUSED BY A WORKER AT A DAYCARE AND THE INVESTIGATOR DID NOT EVEN SPEAK TO THIS CHILD! THE INVESTIGATOR WAS A FRIEND OF THE DAYCARE OWNER SO THEREFORE=UNFOUNDED! THIS WORKER IN THIS INSTANCE DID NOT FOLLOW RULES! ASK ANY CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT A 3 YEAR OLD COULD NOT HAVE MADE THIS STORY UP! THAT IS JUST ONE INSTANCE WHERE THE WORKER DID NOT DO THEIR JOB.
Yes a child is gone way too soon. But letís put the blame on the person who has done this! The state funds DCFS, Therefore the state will not allow for all cases to be open till the kids are grown. Wouldn't that be nice though! Proper measures were taken the time the abuse was reported! They took the kids and placed them in foster homes. Since then NO ONE has reported any abuse! It is not the investigators who write the rules and regulations. If you see a problem with how they are written then maybe you should try to do something about it rather than sit on topix and bitch about how they are not doing their jobs! I am not taking up for them, just simply stating the facts.
concerned citizen

Brainerd, MN

#44 Jul 22, 2011
If you want to help become a foster parent, caseworker or investigator. Better yet vote to increase your taxes so workers stay involved with kids for 18 years no matter what.
just saying

Brainerd, MN

#45 Jul 22, 2011
TThe news quoted dcfs as saying it was neglect 6 years ago. Neglect can be anything from a dirty house to someone in the house that shouldn't be there to domestic violence to allowing a sex offender is in the home. It could be nothing toward the children rather the home environment. Big different than abuse. Abuse is hitting braking bones and burns. Big big difference!
Jas

United States

#46 Jul 22, 2011
Alexus Smothers was 8, she was murdered by her mother, she beat her to death. I don't blame DCFS, I blame the court that let Casey Anthony off innocent. A mother who abuses her child sees another mother getting off without prison times believes she can do the same thing and get off just as innocent.
Me not you

Des Moines, IA

#47 Jul 23, 2011
Jas I would really refrain from any type of false accusations until the autopsy comes back. Maybe Mary did it and maybe she didn't. And no where has it said she was beat to death.
Jas

United States

#48 Jul 23, 2011
My grandmothers best friend lives a block away from Oak street in WF. And she knew Alexus's mother quite well. She definitely wasn't right in the head. She stuffed her in a crawlspace after she killed her for Gods sake.
Thinking

United States

#49 Jul 23, 2011
You need to talk to the family members that know the truth. I was told by one of them that she definately beat the little girl to death and hid her in the crawl space so I don't think anyone is accusing falsely.
Ridiculous

Davenport, IA

#50 Jul 23, 2011
I knew the mother, also. I find it really difficult to believe that she would ever do this to any of her children. I believe there is a lot more to this story! I have seen Mary before and she was black and blue.....I wonder who beat on her?
Jas

United States

#51 Jul 24, 2011
I talked to Alexus's Uncle Thomas as well so I'm not just on the outside. We discussed how Alexus was a beautiful little girl who deserved so much more than this. And that her mother needed to rot in hell for what she's done. And Josh isn't taking it well, he's completely torn. Also I talked to Brianna, her cousin is Alexus's step mother, Josh's new wife. So I'm not meaning to confuse you, I have talked to her family. So 'me not you' can stop saying I'm making false accusations and defending Mary.
Me not you

Des Moines, IA

#52 Jul 24, 2011
I'm not defending anyone. I'm just saying you should keep your comments to yourself until the truth is told. Just because you're related to someone and you say they did something doesn't make it true. If that was the case, then what's the point of having judges and trials?
just saying

United States

#53 Jul 25, 2011
I agree! Comments are worthless. Accusations are not appropriate. No one was there to know the truth.
loved one

United States

#54 Aug 9, 2011
Jas wrote:
I talked to Alexus's Uncle Thomas as well so I'm not just on the outside. We discussed how Alexus was a beautiful little girl who deserved so much more than this. And that her mother needed to rot in hell for what she's done. And Josh isn't taking it well, he's completely torn. Also I talked to Brianna, her cousin is Alexus's step mother, Josh's new wife. So I'm not meaning to confuse you, I have talked to her family. So 'me not you' can stop saying I'm making false accusations and defending Mary.
I don't think anyone is defending mary! They are simply saying don't say something that u don't know is true. First of all josh doesn't care about anyone but himself. Second, Alexus has never had a step mother...not even close to one as far as what josh considers girlfriends! Third, there are very few people that know details, facts or whatever you want to call it. Truth be told the only people who know what happened are Alexus and mary! Everthing else is just an opinion, rumors or what's believed for now! People will find out details soon enough. Trust me when I say you are on the outside! This is a good example of how rumors get started. Its ok to listen just not always ok to repeat what you hear! However ,Alexus is very beautiful and I pray every night that mary will suffer for the pain that she caused not only Alexus but the family who loved her!!
Getalife

Mount Vernon, IL

#55 Dec 12, 2012
loved one wrote:
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I don't think anyone is defending mary! They are simply saying don't say something that u don't know is true. First of all josh doesn't care about anyone but himself. Second, Alexus has never had a step mother...not even close to one as far as what josh considers girlfriends! Third, there are very few people that know details, facts or whatever you want to call it. Truth be told the only people who know what happened are Alexus and mary! Everthing else is just an opinion, rumors or what's believed for now! People will find out details soon enough. Trust me when I say you are on the outside! This is a good example of how rumors get started. Its ok to listen just not always ok to repeat what you hear! However ,Alexus is very beautiful and I pray every night that mary will suffer for the pain that she caused not only Alexus but the family who loved her!!
I am Alexus Aunt and I raised her most of her life and the facts are in we know that she did it and dcfs is still failing for allowing Mary to see the other daughter that witnessed the murder. Alexus was the best little girl the world ever known. We miss her every single day. Mary derseves to suffer everyday for the rest of her life for the way so ALWAYS treated Lexi. I seen the abuse first hand and made numerous reports to dcfs. And the were in her life all the time but did nothing abt the abuse.
Your a hater

United States

#56 Dec 12, 2012
Getalife wrote:
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I am Alexus Aunt and I raised her most of her life and the facts are in we know that she did it and dcfs is still failing for allowing Mary to see the other daughter that witnessed the murder. Alexus was the best little girl the world ever known. We miss her every single day. Mary derseves to suffer everyday for the rest of her life for the way so ALWAYS treated Lexi. I seen the abuse first hand and made numerous reports to dcfs. And the were in her life all the time but did nothing abt the abuse.
If u r truly Alexus aunt which is probably a lie as well as most of ur statement. None of Mary's sisters raised either of her kids. U may have helped with them on occasions but as far as raising that is such a lie. The sisters I know don't barely raise their own kids more or les someone elses. The only thing I know either one of the sisters have done is kick Mary sling with the girls out on the street no matter what time day or night. Like the last time after midnight knowing they had no where to go at that time. Well they ended up at a camp ground trying to just survive. U sisters are just attention getting fools. Anyway u can fake a tear just to hear O I Am Do Sorry For Ur Lose. The only truth about it statement is about calling dcfs on her. It is funny how she really never lost her girls but u both have lose ur children several times and one of u don't have ur kids back nc I can't get it life together. So, when u want to talk shit talk the truth and another thing people r sick of U both and ur fill sorry for me drama...just saying!!

But on to Mary, I believe with everything in me she killed that baby. So, I am not and will not defend her in anyway. I say hang the Murdering Bitch from the Court House. Use her as an example for all these baby killing parents.

Just remember right more is all hear say and rumors. No one knows the truth. Everyone had their thoughts including State Attorney, Police , families and friends. Believe what u want but in the end she should be found guilty...
wow

Carbondale, IL

#57 Dec 13, 2012
Your a hater wrote:
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If u r truly Alexus aunt which is probably a lie as well as most of ur statement. None of Mary's sisters raised either of her kids. U may have helped with them on occasions but as far as raising that is such a lie. The sisters I know don't barely raise their own kids more or les someone elses. The only thing I know either one of the sisters have done is kick Mary sling with the girls out on the street no matter what time day or night. Like the last time after midnight knowing they had no where to go at that time. Well they ended up at a camp ground trying to just survive. U sisters are just attention getting fools. Anyway u can fake a tear just to hear O I Am Do Sorry For Ur Lose. The only truth about it statement is about calling dcfs on her. It is funny how she really never lost her girls but u both have lose ur children several times and one of u don't have ur kids back nc I can't get it life together. So, when u want to talk shit talk the truth and another thing people r sick of U both and ur fill sorry for me drama...just saying!!
But on to Mary, I believe with everything in me she killed that baby. So, I am not and will not defend her in anyway. I say hang the Murdering Bitch from the Court House. Use her as an example for all these baby killing parents.
Just remember right more is all hear say and rumors. No one knows the truth. Everyone had their thoughts including State Attorney, Police , families and friends. Believe what u want but in the end she should be found guilty...
The mother to the sisters isnt the brightest crayon in the box....the girls grew up in a crazy environment,but no excuse for what was done to that little girl
wondering

Marion, IL

#58 Dec 13, 2012
What ever happened with this? Hope the mom is rotting in jail.
Getalife

Mount Vernon, IL

#59 Dec 13, 2012
Your a hater wrote:
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If u r truly Alexus aunt which is probably a lie as well as most of ur statement. None of Mary's sisters raised either of her kids. U may have helped with them on occasions but as far as raising that is such a lie. The sisters I know don't barely raise their own kids more or les someone elses. The only thing I know either one of the sisters have done is kick Mary sling with the girls out on the street no matter what time day or night. Like the last time after midnight knowing they had no where to go at that time. Well they ended up at a camp ground trying to just survive. U sisters are just attention getting fools. Anyway u can fake a tear just to hear O I Am Do Sorry For Ur Lose. The only truth about it statement is about calling dcfs on her. It is funny how she really never lost her girls but u both have lose ur children several times and one of u don't have ur kids back nc I can't get it life together. So, when u want to talk shit talk the truth and another thing people r sick of U both and ur fill sorry for me drama...just saying!!
But on to Mary, I believe with everything in me she killed that baby. So, I am not and will not defend her in anyway. I say hang the Murdering Bitch from the Court House. Use her as an example for all these baby killing parents.
Just remember right more is all hear say and rumors. No one knows the truth. Everyone had their thoughts including State Attorney, Police , families and friends. Believe what u want but in the end she should be found guilty...
I am Alexus Aunt and u don't no me. I have NEVER lost my children to the state and I did help raise Alexus. And no one through Mary on the streets she always stayed w me or I paid her bills. I am far from attention hog. You need to get ur facts straight. U don't know me. So don't open ur mouth abt something u know nothing abt just here say. Yes Jennifer and Linda are attention fake crying seekers.
Getalife

Mount Vernon, IL

#60 Dec 13, 2012
wondering wrote:
What ever happened with this? Hope the mom is rotting in jail.
No the case is still n pre trial Franklin County is taking there sweet time.

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