Autopsy for girl in jail who died

Autopsy for girl in jail who died

There are 20 comments on the Augusta Chronicle story from May 19, 2009, titled Autopsy for girl in jail who died. In it, Augusta Chronicle reports that:

An autopsy has been ordered on the body of a 17-year-old inmate at the Glynn County detention center who died early Saturday, officials said.

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PAT REED

High Springs, FL

#1 May 19, 2009
KARA WAS A GREAT GIRL SHE WAS MY SON'S GIRLFRIEND FOR 8 MONTHS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER 15. SHE WAS A POLITE YOUNG LADY WE THOUGHT ALOT OF HER WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIRL. THEY WERE STILL FRIENDS AND TALKED WE ALL LOVED HER VERY MUCH. WE WILL MISS HER AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY. THE REED FAMILY HILLIARD FLORIDA
there IS NO HOPE

United States

#3 May 20, 2009
why was she in jail in the first place? I am sure they didnt just put her in there for walking down the street.
Kara

Brunswick, GA

#4 May 21, 2009
Thanks Pat for the kind words it has been very hard on the family this was such a shock to us that something like this could happen .To make things worse there have been some people that try to blame the family instead of the ones that were supposed to be keeping her safe ,Kara was a very sweet girl that had made a bad decision and we were trying to prevent her from going down the wrong path but are now being made out as not caring which is as you know the opposite of our intentions .Two days after being put in jail she starting having a visable medical problem left untreated and resulted in her horrific death alone in a cell it is so unreal we all are devestated I think you and your family came to drop Kara off out our house one time when her mom was there .I wish more peope were compassionate for the ones that loved her .
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#5 May 30, 2009
Why did she not get medical treatment?I do not understand.Instead of blaming the family,Folks should demand to know why she was allowed to die in jail,They must have failed to check on her.Someone droped the ball on this one.I am so sorry for this young ladies family,And I send my Sypathy as well as my prayers.

“Waiting For The Good 2 Happen!”

Since: May 09

Pearson, GA

#6 May 30, 2009
This story sounds horrible! Could anyone direct me to a site that mite shed some light on this situation-like a news article or something? I would really like finding out more about this. No person should die inside a cell!! There are supposed to be professionals that should have called for some type of medical attention. I know from experiance that sometimes families do let young people sit in jail to learn a lesson. My parents did it with my brother. NO ONE should direct any negitivity against this family for making the decison to let her stay in jail. That is a private matter and nothing can be gained by blaming them!!!!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with this family. May God see you through the storm. And you will come out on top... God Bless...
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#7 May 30, 2009
Go to the top of this page,back to the beginning,And you can read about this. really is a very sad story.
Another Grandmother

Townsend, GA

#9 Jun 7, 2009
My heart and prayers go out to you.I am in a simular situation..My grandson was shot by the Brunwick and Darien police.We try to protect and glide our kids in the right direction but,somtimes things just don't go the way we want.He ran from the police which he should not have done..scared to death and not thinking straight.He has never been in any serious trouble.They didn't try to stop him in any way.When he did stop and held his hands up they opened fire on him.He was air lifted to Savanha where he died and they brought him back,he lost all his blood,spent 4hrs. in surgery.The bullet went through his arm into his chest where it did intence damage to his diapham,both lungs,liver ,stomach and intestines.He was still in the car...they tryed to kill him and almost did.Now he is faceing 5-20 years because the police say he hit there cars and tryed to run over them...ther was no damage to his car except for 9 bullet holes in it.I have had several people say terrible things about him,like they should have been better shots,he deserved what he got and is going to get.There is mean and heartless people in this world.Just try to hang in there and keep your head up.I am trying to be strong for him and it is hard...my insides are dieing.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#10 Jun 7, 2009
It is very hard growing up nowadays.There is a lot of peer presure,A lot of bullying.They have to dress a certain way,Talk a certain way,And behave a certain way in order to be accepted by their friends.And then there is their families,They have to behave the way their parents expect,Keep there room clean,Keep up with their grades.There is an awfull lot of stuff going on in their lives.Trying to please friends,Teachers,and Parents.It is a wonder any of them survive from all the stress,Not to mention the day to day problems.I am a Grandmother,Of teens and tweens and one in her 20s.I so feel for the lady whose Son was shot and of corce I feel for the family of this young lady.
hope

United States

#11 Jun 7, 2009
there is no hope well man there is hope god is with the family
Get Real

White House, TN

#12 Jun 7, 2009
I understand bail was less than $300 and that this girls grand mother first asked the judge not to let her out there by using our jail to discipline a unconvicted inmate which is not what a jail is for.

If that is the case and the news paper said as much, why are some people acting like it was the county that left her there to die?

“Waiting For The Good 2 Happen!”

Since: May 09

Pearson, GA

#13 Jun 7, 2009
A lot of parents or grandparents do use a jail stay to help "discipline" children. It may not be the intention of the jail; but, it it the jails responsibilty to house inmates when they cannot make bail, unconvicted or not. It isn't the grandmothers fault the girl died in jail. If the jail personell did not follow protocol then it is the COUNTYS fault. It doesn't matter who chose not to pay bail, the personell legally can't deny an inamate needed medical services!! So, you GET REAL, get real....
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#15 Jun 7, 2009
Well We do not know what happened,The family must have saw the need for her to be there.WE do not have all the facts in this matter,The reason I feel the county is responsible,I think they did not check on her very often or they would have known that she had medical problems.That is what the family said in an earlier comment."She had a medical problem"If they had looked in on her,They would have known.And she might still be alive.
Get Real

White House, TN

#16 Jun 9, 2009
Parents use the jail for discipline?

Need for her to be there? Are you people insane?
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#17 Jun 9, 2009
Well you know WE all do the best WE can as human beings.And sometime the best of intentions still are not the right answer.Being a parent or Grandparent calls for a lot of decisions.WE dont allways make the right ones.WE just struggle on and do the best WE can.This is a private matter of the families,And WE do not really know the answers.Or exactly what happened.As a Mother and a Grandmother,There are things i would have done different.But WE can not go back and change what has allready happened,I feel for this family.
Get Real

White House, TN

#18 Jun 10, 2009
If it were a private thing then why was the grand mother using our jail for her own brand of discipline? Now after that fact and this child's tragic death, they have a lawyer on speed dial and we the people are going to pay.

You country dumb hayseeds are amazing
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#19 Jun 10, 2009
You do not know who we are.Why are you resorting to name calling?That is too much.And no one has said anything about any law suits against the county.These Parents and Grandparents,must all be still in greave for this young lady.We have no right to judge anyone.Here on this earth WE are just doing the best WE can.Parents and Grandparents sometimes dont make the right decitions.WE just do the best WE can.Not knowing the detail WE can not judge folks WE do not know.WE really are not supposed to judge anyone.

“Waiting For The Good 2 Happen!”

Since: May 09

Pearson, GA

#21 Jun 10, 2009
Jail is where people go when someone takes a warrant out for them. It isn't a choice. Then when they can't make bail they stay there until a judge decides punishment! Simple as that. While there it is the responsibility of the county to take care of the prisioner. Another thing to think about: Why would the Grandmother take a warrant for her if she intended to pay bail? She didn't. She took the warrant out to have her locked up. She didn't take it out to kill her! And yes they should have a lawyer. I am sure you would too if it were your childs tragic death-no matter the reason he/she was put there. You would be upset! If the county neglected this poor girl then yes they should be held accountable! The Grandmother did the right thing and the county should have also.

Look at the case of Casey Anthony in FL. She is believed to have killed her daughter. Before that happened she stole from her parents and grandparents and friends. When this story broke, people wanted to know why her family (grandmother) never pressed charges! If she had of maybe this wouldn't have happened, people said. Well, if this young girls grandmother (not casey anthony's) hadn't pressed charges and she commited some other crime, you would be blaming the grandmother for that to.

Tell me how you woulda handled it any better than it was handled? Put yourself in their shoes and let us know the right answer.

Sandra, don't let this bother you. You seem to be a genuine caring person. Keep being you it's a lot better than others on here.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#22 Jun 11, 2009
Thanks,I was just wondering if maybe the parents thought she might harm herself,And that might be the reason why they had her arrested. I had read earlier on that she was getting into a car that did not belong to her when the police were called,I think it might have been a family members car,Maybe the family feared she might run away,And they were trying to stop her,This is all just speculatiou on my part.I just feel like if they had her locked up they might have somehow been trying to protect her from herself.The family would not have called the police just for no reason.I dont know if the truth will ever come out.
babymatic

Christiansted, Virgin Islands, U.S.

#23 Jun 11, 2009
jail is not a place to discipline a child, why are you giving others your responsibility. if she was such a good child then why didnt the grandmother post bail. so that means although its not exactly the grandmothers fault she should feel some kind of regret or responsibility. she didnt even take off in the car yet and the grandmother already called the cops and pressed charges?!

what parents dont realize is kids are the way they are because of you, one bad child then its probly the child more than one bad child then its probly you!
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#24 Jun 11, 2009
Earlier the Mother had said that they could not talk about this now,But latter they would give a comment,I guess after the autopsy was done.That has been quite a while now,Maybe their attorney has advised them not to discuss this matter,Because it has been quite a while now since I first read about this.I do wish We could get more facts,The whole matter has been disturbing to me.As a Mother and Grandmother,I just really feel for this family

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