Autopsy: 3-month-old La. infant whose...

Autopsy: 3-month-old La. infant whose body was covered in roden...

There are 16 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 22, 2009, titled Autopsy: 3-month-old La. infant whose body was covered in roden.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A 3-month-old suburban New Orleans girl whose body was covered with rodent bites bled to death before she was found in her crib, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.

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Just Wandering Through

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Jul 27, 2009
Oh my goodness, how awful. Did no one hear this baby cry?
Michelle

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Of course this is neglect!
Did they not know there were rodents in the house? The child would have been screaming - this is one of the most horrifying things I have ever read,
Outraged

Hoboken, NJ

#3 Jul 27, 2009
Same punishment for the parents. Lock them in a room with alot of hungry rats and see how their daughter must have felt. This is absolutely horrific! RIP little Natalie
Mom of 2

Merrillville, IN

#4 Jul 27, 2009
What is wrong with this world? There is no question that it was neglect.
Maria

United States

#5 Jul 27, 2009
I don't understand how the parents could not have heard the baby screaming. What a terribly sad story.
supreme being

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Why don't we just sterilize these people at birth?

Since: Apr 09

United States

#7 Jul 27, 2009
supreme being wrote:
Why don't we just sterilize these people at birth?
"These people"? Exactly which people are you talking about?

Thanks for proving once again how wrong Obama is about racism still being an issue.
slapn74

Park Ridge, IL

#8 Jul 27, 2009
There's that chance of the parents being drunk or high on drugs while this took place? I don't even want to imagine how long that poor baby must have been screaming from all the pain she was in. An absolutely horrific story I will never forget. Neglect killed this child.
IL resident

Hightstown, NJ

#9 Jul 27, 2009
The parents had to have been stoned or drunk to let this happen. They had to have been messed up pretty bad to not hear the baby screaming or to have heard but not reacted. How sickening! May this child rest in peace. God help this family!
IL resident

Hightstown, NJ

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Dienne wrote:
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"These people"? Exactly which people are you talking about?
Thanks for proving once again how wrong Obama is about racism still being an issue.
Maybe she meant stupid people or uneducated people or people prone to alcohol and drug abuse or people who cannot afford to properly care for a child. I agree with Obama that there is still a racism problem still, but why read racism into this person's post?
omg

Dekalb, IL

#11 Jul 27, 2009
Dienne wrote:
<quoted text>
"These people"? Exactly which people are you talking about?
Thanks for proving once again how wrong Obama is about racism still being an issue.
no one said anything about race, yet you are ready to pull the racism card. Maybe they meant stupid people that can't understand the English language, written or otherwise. Maybe they meant white trash who let rats crawl on their babies? But, thanks for letting us know what race YOU are, Skippy Gates.
Jen

Palatine, IL

#12 Jul 27, 2009
Poor child. What a tragedy to be born to parents who couldn't care less about her.
no kidding

Battle Creek, MI

#14 Jul 27, 2009
Maria wrote:
I don't understand how the parents could not have heard the baby screaming. What a terribly sad story.
Oh you can bet they were wasted, drugs alcohol or both.
blueyz

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2009
Can not imagine the fear that was going on in that child's mind. Too small to call out, but don't you think that the baby would be screaming while being bitten? Horrible way to end a small life.
Maria

Oswego, IL

#17 Jul 28, 2009
these people?? Racism?? WHAT???

THESE people happen to be WHITE. I saw them on the news. Ofcourse when someone says, "These people" it's an assumption you mean black people? What about white people? THESE PEOPLE ARE WHITE... and trailer trash.
RAQUEL

Oak Forest, IL

#18 Jul 28, 2009
Dienne wrote:
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"These people"? Exactly which people are you talking about?
Thanks for proving once again how wrong Obama is about racism still being an issue.
EVERYTHING IS NOT ABOUT RACE-I JUST FINISHED THE STORY AND I CANT REMEMBER IF IT EVEN MENTIONED WHICH RACE THIS POOR BABY WAS-BOTTOM LINE IF SHE WERE GREEN WITH ORANGE EYES I PROBABALY WOULDN'T BE SADER

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