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?