Jason Anderson Trial DayTwo

Jason Anderson Trial DayTwo

There are 2 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Apr 9, 2010, titled Jason Anderson Trial DayTwo. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of a Marion County man accused of murdering his infant son.

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Very Sad

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Apr 13, 2010
As I have followed this case over the past few weeks, I have to ask, How did this happen? How did the system fail baby Jason?

I think that it is the mind set of many that a child should always be with the biological parent or parents. I think that social workers are taught that the biological parents are always the best. If they abuse their children, send them to a few classes and put the children back in the homes. I think that it is time that some realize that some biological parents should never have custody of the babies that they bring into this world no matter how many classes they attend. They should never be given a second chance.

I think that the punishment for the mother is nothing more than a slap on the wrist. She was a participant in the neglect of this innocent baby and according to all reports , she must not have done much to improve the deplorable conditions that her children were living in. There are many agencies out there for battered women and many agencies that she could have contacted for help with her children and getting out of the abusive relationship.According to the newspaper she visited neighbors and met with the social worker that visited her home. She could have asked for help in getting away from this guy. Did she really fear him? Her children should have came first. She should never be allowed to have custody of any children. If she allows men to tell her what to do and allow them to abuse her baby , then who is to say that she will not hook up with another guy that tells her not to feed or care for her children. She should never be allowed to see the daughter again and if she has any more children, social services should be waiting at the hospital to take custody of the baby as soon as it is born. The social workers and agencies in this area need to wake up and put these abused and neglected children in good foster homes and never allow the parents near them again. I don't think that classes ever help a child abuser. I think that some are living in a fantasy world if they think that they can change people like this. Poor baby Jason never had a chance.

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2010
I've followed this case too and it really makes me upset at the judicial system. Not only did it take almost three years for this case to be tried, but the way they cut the mother a deal to testify against him really makes me sick. A mother is supposed to put her children and their safety, well being, etc. above all else, even herself most times. She is supposed to take care of her children and walk through fire so that they won't feel pain like that. For her to be able to be paroled in August makes me want to throw up. What's going to happen if she gets out? Are they going to give her back her other child? Is she going to have more babies and neglect them as well? I've heard a lot of people say, "They were young, they didn't know any better" but yet they had another child. While the parents were totally to blame for this tragedy, why didn't anyone else speak up for those kids? They had neighbors and friends testify that her daughter smelled like a trash can, they were filthy, they weren't allowed to see the baby after a while, and that she didn't have any prenatal care or care for the baby (All of which the state will pay for if you meet the requirements, you just have to go get the help) why didn't they ask questions? Why didn't they call for help? Why didn't they speak up on behalf of these children knowing that their own parents were doing this to them? Why did that social worker say that the baby was fine? Why did he say the house was disgusting but not to the point of removal? Why didn't he get a police officer when they wouldn't let him come in for a home visit? It's gross neglect on the system's part. Everyone failed that precious little baby and now I wonder if they'll continue to do wrong by the surviving daughter?

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