Wisconsin mom accused of starving daughter

The adoptive mother of a 14-year-old girl is accused physically abusing the child in Dodge County by withholding food, forcing her to sleep outside naked and fracturing her fingers. Full Story
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Cindy

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 22, 2010
That is just sickening. The cruelty people like this woman are capable of is unbelievable. I hope she pays for what she has done.
NMplsMan

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 22, 2010
I guess they should review their adoption criteria, they obviously should never place any children with this family. If she has her own they should be placed in protective custody. What people won't do for the money!
fruit bat alert

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 22, 2010
What a horror story. Poor child. What makes people do such horrific things? These non-humans deserve to die, and soon.
1NNNNNNNN

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 22, 2010
and people donated $10,000+ for a cat?????
Renzo750

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 22, 2010
Typically I'm not a fan of revenge, but these people should have a taste of their own medicine. I suggest dropping them off up in the Yukon naked with a couple broken fingers to see how it feels.
Aint that news

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 22, 2010
Who is vettig these people for adoption?
Dude

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 22, 2010
1NNNNNNNN wrote:
and people donated $10,000+ for a cat?????
Listen, dim bulb, you don't get it. The cat is dead. The money was not for the cat. The money was to help to find the person cruel enough to do what was done to the cat. Someone who could do that could verly likely be capable of doing what the woman in this story did to her adopted daughter.
over it

Irving, TX

#8 Jan 22, 2010
eye for an eye. that is what our legal system should enforce.
ugh

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 22, 2010
Don't you have to clear a psychological exam in order to adopt?? How could any government agency allow someone like that to adopt?
Otto

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 22, 2010
Vetting adoptive parents? Are you kidding? We vet our politicians, Police, Clergy... and we still end up with humans.

I have been in this girls shoes... honestly.. break my fingers and put me out in the cold. But to deprive someone of food is the cruelest. Starvation is one of the most effective forms of torture. To think this girl was tortured by people she was suppose to trust to protect her. Can she trust anyone in the future?? The people watching over her adoption should have been very very suspect of the weight loss... 90 to 71... that is incredible suffering.

I would hide food for a long time after my experience of being deprived of food. People around me thought I was strange... so little did they know. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before passing judgement.

Can we help her somehow? Could their be someone more worthy of receiving our help? She is going to need it.
Gern Blanston

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jan 22, 2010
Let me guess...Kathryn Krier probably hasn't missed too many meals. Why did this woman adopt the girl to begin with...and how was she deemed qualified to adopt her if that was happening at the time the adoption happened?
Bugs momma

Washington, DC

#12 Jan 22, 2010
Wow.. We are desperately trying to have another child. We have been told we are unable to have more children. Yet, theses people are given the wonderful gift of a child in their lives and they don't even realize how precious that child is.. It breaks my heart to hear these stories.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#13 Jan 22, 2010
no excuse for behavior such as this, NONE.......she should be tried, and if found guilty ( duh, give her due process ) and then one bullet behind the right ear, end of story...then maybe this poor girl can find some closure knowing this monster is no longer living and perhaps start her long and slow road to recovery...what a truly sick and tragic story. People like this "mom" do NOT deserve or have any place in our society whatsoever...
1NNNNNNNN

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 22, 2010
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen, dim bulb, you don't get it. The cat is dead. The money was not for the cat. The money was to help to find the person cruel enough to do what was done to the cat. Someone who could do that could verly likely be capable of doing what the woman in this story did to her adopted daughter.
.

WOW, resorting to name calling very adult! IT'S ONLY OBVIOUS, the money will not go directly to the cat...

My whole point was instead of spending money for a cat spend it feeding and taking care of neglected/abused children!

So before you get all angry at me for voicing my opinion, maybe you should get some anger management because for all I know, you could be the kind of monster doing things like this....
Maplewood

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jan 22, 2010
Heard my words KIDS
If something is very wrong at home
RUN to a Relative - friend - Police - Someone you TRUST to help you
DON'T stay get out -
I am so glad my nephew years got out and called me - lived with me after that and now he is an amazing person because he took my advice
St Paul Mother

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 22, 2010
I agree people have twisted priorities when more outrage is shown over a cat being abused and killed, than children being abused and killed. Gluing a cat to a road is appalling and I agree those responsible should be held accountable. That said, if people have money to donate, it should be used to feed, cloth, and house homeless kids and if it has to be used for crime enforcement, then to prosecute people who violate children.

The abused girl in this case was probably already dealing with a history of abuse or neglect. A child doesn't end up 14 and just getting adopted unless her parents jerked her around the system for years of her childhood. I don't know if you ever really recover from a history of those who are charged to love and protect you hurting you. The poor kid will probably grow into an adult who doesn't treat her own children well because no one taught her how.
SW Metro

Cumming, GA

#17 Jan 22, 2010
Sounds about right, what ever abuse they did to this very young women, should be the exact punishment they deserve, then jail time, nice to think it would be for life,but the law is so lax when it comes to abuse/neglect of children in the custody of an adult. This yound women will need a lot of counciling and love to understand that she did nothing wrong or that she had this type to treatment comeing to her.|No One, Not Ever should abuse/neglect another living breathing thing! Praying for this yound abult for strength and recovery.
Renzo750 wrote:
Typically I'm not a fan of revenge, but these people should have a taste of their own medicine. I suggest dropping them off up in the Yukon naked with a couple broken fingers to see how it feels.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#18 Jan 22, 2010
Otto wrote:
Vetting adoptive parents? Are you kidding? We vet our politicians, Police, Clergy... and we still end up with humans.
I have been in this girls shoes... honestly.. break my fingers and put me out in the cold. But to deprive someone of food is the cruelest. Starvation is one of the most effective forms of torture. To think this girl was tortured by people she was suppose to trust to protect her. Can she trust anyone in the future?? The people watching over her adoption should have been very very suspect of the weight loss... 90 to 71... that is incredible suffering.
I would hide food for a long time after my experience of being deprived of food. People around me thought I was strange... so little did they know. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before passing judgement.
Can we help her somehow? Could their be someone more worthy of receiving our help? She is going to need it.
Namaste, Otto. Your experience could have left you damaged and cold, instead of compassionate enough to relate to this young girl's suffering. I pray that her spirit heals and that she, too, can one day offer words of solace to another quiet victim as you've done here.

Be well & God bless,
Zen
SW Metro

Cumming, GA

#19 Jan 22, 2010
You both sound like you may need counciling. You've lost the whole point of no one every should be abused.
1NNNNNNNN wrote:
<quoted text>.
WOW, resorting to name calling very adult! IT'S ONLY OBVIOUS, the money will not go directly to the cat...
My whole point was instead of spending money for a cat spend it feeding and taking care of neglected/abused children!
So before you get all angry at me for voicing my opinion, maybe you should get some anger management because for all I know, you could be the kind of monster doing things like this....
SW Metro

Cumming, GA

#20 Jan 22, 2010
Sad to say that the process is old, the staff is short, and the list of children needing good home just keeps getting longer. Have mercy on these abused and neglected children.
Aint that news wrote:
Who is vettig these people for adoption?

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