Wisconsin mom accused of starving dau...

Wisconsin mom accused of starving daughter

There are 38 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 22, 2010, titled Wisconsin mom accused of starving daughter. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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.

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Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jan 22, 2010
There are lots of older children and children with special needs that could be precious gifts to you in your lives.
Bugs momma wrote:
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.
Isanti Mom

Brainerd, MN

#22 Jan 22, 2010
The child wasn't put up for adoption. The adoptive mom is her step-mom, she adopted her after she married her father. She is facing 15 years in prison and the father is facing 12.5 for ignoring what was happening. The "mom" even pulled the poor girl out of school because they were feeding her breakfast when she complained of being hungry. CNN has a lot more info on their site. I agree about the eye for an eye, this woman is wicked. And in the picture on CNN both parents look like pieces of crap.
thepoliticalcat

United States

#23 Jan 22, 2010
1NNNNNNNN wrote:
and people donated $10,000+ for a cat?????
All suffering creatures deserve our compassion. The people who donated $10K for a cat showed their compassion for the poor creature. In no way did they contribute to the suffering of this child. If you want to help the child, help her. But don't criticize those who have helped or are helping the cat 99as well as the child.
thepoliticalcat

United States

#24 Jan 22, 2010
over it wrote:
eye for an eye. that is what our legal system should enforce.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "If everyone insists on an eye for an eye, the whole world could go blind." I paraphrase, but much as I sympathize with this poor child, I believe her story illustrates a long-held belief of mine (backed, I should add, by evidence from various studies conducted on animals as well as humans): a child who loses its mother is less likely to survive healthy and intact; and the greatest danger to a child is the non-parental partner of its parent. The adoptive mother's cruelty is unbelievable. That the father should have shown so little concern for his own child is despicable. Fortunately, it looks as if both of them are headed to prison, and this child might even recover from her mistreatment.
thepoliticalcat

United States

#25 Jan 22, 2010
Bugs momma wrote:
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.
Instead of "desperately trying," why don't you adopt this child? She has problems, I'm sure, but she needs help much more desperately than you. Nobody *needs* to have a child. But every child *needs* a good home and a loving family. Children don't ask to come into this world. We bring them here without their consent, and then sometimes they end up in a situation like this, and need help and rescue. Consider saving this child's life. You might find the reward is greater than you could imagine.
Big G

Hudson, WI

#26 Jan 23, 2010
How about a nice uncomfortable jail cell? What scum.
LYNN A

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Jan 23, 2010
thepoliticalcat wrote:
<quoted text> All suffering creatures deserve our compassion. The people who donated $10K for a cat showed their compassion for the poor creature. In no way did they contribute to the suffering of this child. If you want to help the child, help her. But don't criticize those who have helped or are helping the cat 99as well as the child.
Ya, they showed compassion alright, but to a fault. Only a nut would donate that much money to one cat. What would cost ten-thousand dollars in the life of a cat? Please don't compare cats to children. There is no reason on earth to do that. This father and his wife should be in prison, both for same crime and same time.
Dad is a POS not worthy of a child. What happened to her birth mother? Is she alive?
Not Surprised

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Jan 23, 2010
LYNN A wrote:
<quoted text>Ya, they showed compassion alright, but to a fault. Only a nut would donate that much money to one cat. What would cost ten-thousand dollars in the life of a cat? Please don't compare cats to children. There is no reason on earth to do that. This father and his wife should be in prison, both for same crime and same time.
Dad is a POS not worthy of a child. What happened to her birth mother? Is she alive?
You and 1NNNN just don't get it. Think, think, think! The donation of money with regard to the cat cruelty crime specifically said, for the capture and arrest of the person that did this to the cat. The cat is dead, it does not need this money, but the reward might motivate someone to turn in a very disturbed person that one day may perpetuate a crime similar or worse than what was done to the child in this story. THE MONEY WAS NOT FOR THE CAT PEOPLE! GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS!
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Jan 23, 2010
LYNN A wrote:
<quoted text>Ya, they showed compassion alright, but to a fault. Only a nut would donate that much money to one cat. What would cost ten-thousand dollars in the life of a cat? Please don't compare cats to children. There is no reason on earth to do that. This father and his wife should be in prison, both for same crime and same time.
Dad is a POS not worthy of a child. What happened to her birth mother? Is she alive?
Clearly you have missed the obvious point here. The ten-thousand dollars were NOT donated to the cat. It was donated help find the person who glued the cat to the road, being that a person capable of doing that typically is deranged enough to harm humans also. This one sailed right over you....
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Jan 23, 2010
1NNNNNNNN wrote:
and people donated $10,000+ for a cat?????
The one case has nothing to do with the other. The same people who donated money to go towards finding out who abused the cat probably also donated money to the Red Cross for the people in Haiti.

Besides it's THEIR money not yours.
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Jan 23, 2010
LYNN A wrote:
<quoted text>Ya, they showed compassion alright, but to a fault. Only a nut would donate that much money to one cat. What would cost ten-thousand dollars in the life of a cat? Please don't compare cats to children. There is no reason on earth to do that. This father and his wife should be in prison, both for same crime and same time.
Dad is a POS not worthy of a child. What happened to her birth mother? Is she alive?
Quit telling people how to spend their money. Did you earn that money for them? No. Or do you want everyone else to stick their noses into your life and start ordering YOU how to spend your money? I'm sure you spend your money in some ways that other people would disapprove of.

Besides how do you know that people who donated their money for the cat don't also donate money to help people? You don't. They might do more and donate more to help people than YOU do.
LYNN A

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Jan 24, 2010
Not Surprised wrote:
<quoted text>
You and 1NNNN just don't get it. Think, think, think! The donation of money with regard to the cat cruelty crime specifically said, for the capture and arrest of the person that did this to the cat. The cat is dead, it does not need this money, but the reward might motivate someone to turn in a very disturbed person that one day may perpetuate a crime similar or worse than what was done to the child in this story. THE MONEY WAS NOT FOR THE CAT PEOPLE! GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS!
Yes, unfortunately I wrote that before reading about the cat being dead and the money being for capture of creep. That's what happens when we look before we leap. My mistake.
LYNN A

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Jan 24, 2010
fruit bat alert wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly you have missed the obvious point here. The ten-thousand dollars were NOT donated to the cat. It was donated help find the person who glued the cat to the road, being that a person capable of doing that typically is deranged enough to harm humans also. This one sailed right over you....
You sir, are correct!
LYNN A

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Jan 24, 2010
Sarah D wrote:
<quoted text>
Quit telling people how to spend their money. Did you earn that money for them? No. Or do you want everyone else to stick their noses into your life and start ordering YOU how to spend your money? I'm sure you spend your money in some ways that other people would disapprove of.
Besides how do you know that people who donated their money for the cat don't also donate money to help people? You don't. They might do more and donate more to help people than YOU do.
You don't have to YELL!
Not Surprised

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Jan 24, 2010
LYNN A wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, unfortunately I wrote that before reading about the cat being dead and the money being for capture of creep. That's what happens when we look before we leap. My mistake.
Well said.
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Jan 24, 2010
LYNN A wrote:
<quoted text>You sir, are correct!
Well I will admit that I have posted before getting the whole story straight...and then gotten bashed and corrected! It happens!
(BTW, not a "sir")
Christina

Canberra, Australia

#37 Jan 29, 2010
The step siblings also need to be asked why they didn't help the girl. Can you imagine how she felt knowing that they witnessed her daily torture yet they did not lift a finger to help while they stuffed their own faces?
painterman

Baldwin, WI

#38 Jan 30, 2010
You KNOW she'll get a lawyer, and if she can afford a good one, she'll probably get off . MAYBE forty hours of communuty service! I say... Hit her AND her lawyer from behind with a Louisville slugger.

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