Children left in hot car Die while Mother works a double

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  1. Nevadamedic
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    After sitter canceled, mother left 2 children in hot car with fans, food, drinks
    She worked 8 hours, then she said she had to leave due to child-care issues
    A day later, police found her at her apartment wailing, "Oh, my babies!"
    The children's bodies, bathed and dressed, were found wrapped in trash bags

    According to her employer, she didn't tell the supervisor or a co-worker that for all that time, she had left her 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son in her Chevy Cavalier hatchback, parked on a residential street.

    She had left Triniti and Shawn with battery-powered fans, food and drinks, but it was not nearly enough to combat the sweltering conditions inside. She later told relatives that when she got to the car at 11:30 p.m., the children were unconscious and had weak pulses.

    A day later, police found her at her apartment wailing, "Oh, my babies!"

    Officers said in a police report that she tried to kick and bite them and asked them to kill her. The bodies of the children, bathed and dressed, were found wrapped in trash bags and stuffed under the sink.

    Her lawyer, Andy Savage, said he hopes a mental evaluation will shed light on what happened.

    "Neighbors see her as a great mother. This isn't a woman who beat her kids," he said. "Suppose she went to work that night and left them at home. Would that have been better?"

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/04/toddlers.carolina.ap/index.html

    Jesus Christ, what is wrong with people? who in the fuck would leave a 1 and a 4 year old in a car while they worked a double? Common sense has to kick in somewhere.

    The statement the Attorney made wasn't any better.
     
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    This issue comes up every year in Vegas.

    Every year in spring I find myself searching the cars I pass visually for signs of Dogs or Kids or even the elderly sitting in cars.

    I have mentioned it to people who I see getting out of a car with the same in them.


    People and animals die every year here.
     
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    I know, I lived in Vegas for a while. I worked at Wet N' Wild.
     
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    This is one of the most disheartening stories! I've tried to avoid it! Ive been channel flipping, every time it came on the 24/7 news... just by the headline, I knew it would break my heart to hear it!!! :(

    I WANT to just slap this woman, for doing what she did, or for not knowing enough, about how dangerous it was...

    But her own punishment, self inflicted punishment, is so much worse than anything I could have done to her.

    She will forever, be without, her own children....and yes Nevada, she probably loved them and probably was a good, loving mother, and probably did not forsee the consequences that ended up taking place....


    It's a sad day indeed.
     
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    This happens all the time , she really thought it would be OK.

    You would be amazed how quikly they die in these situtations.

    They go to sleep and then die.

    At least it is not extrememly painfull.

    The really sad part is if she had taken them to a hospital they may have made it.

    This is were the intent part of laws make alot of sense.
     
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    You think she had intent to kill her kids?
     
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    I think the one who forgot her child deserves or pity. This one... Well she choose to leave her children in the car. Didn't get them medical help when she got to the car and found them with 'thready pulse', instead choosing to head home. It's all around a case of extremely bad parenting.
     
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    No but she didn't think through what would happen in that car. She knowingly left two extremely young children alone in a car for hours. That's called neglect.
     
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    Yes it is neglect..I was asking Truthmatters about intent.
     
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    No I think she had no intent on killing her kids.

    I think she was a mother with no options and had to go to work and htought food ,water ad fans would be enough.

    I think she went into shock when she realised it wasnt enough and acted irrationally after that point.

    I think she was just in the need of a little help in making ends meet.
     

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