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Published: Friday, Aug. 15 2014 11:10 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 15 2014 3:49 p.m. MDT

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Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

This was an accident. If the prosecution is weighing the rights of the child, I hope they do the right thing and honor the child by honoring her mother.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Any prosecution would be virtually meaningless when compared to the life sentence this mother has already received.

Robb C
Salt Lake City, UT

Some actions have consequences that are severe enough in and of themselves. If this mother had demonstrated a pattern of neglect towards her child then prosecution might be in order. But to prosecute a single forgetful incident that has already exacted a punishment far worse than any that society could mete out is just plain wrong. Common sense should tell us that, but is there such a thing nowadays?

Utexmom
Flower Mound, TX

If I knew this family at all I would do everything I could to comfort them and help them. I pray that they feel great peace and love from every direction.

Aeron
Provo, UT

My heart is breaking for this mother and her family. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. May you find peace in the future and comfort from all around.

Shimlau
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Robb C; you're right the only thing common about common sense, is that it is not that common.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

"I hope they do the right thing and honor the child by honoring her mother." - Uncle Rico

Honor the mother? Hmm ... I think you meant to say something to the effect of being "lenient" on the mother.

She made a terrible mistake, one which she will have to live with for the rest of her life. Prosecuting her and sending her to prison would only heap more misery on the family.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Once when I was a young mom, I was with my daughter on a river beach waiting for a canoe party to meet me. We were both incredibly tired. It would be so easy for me to have her nap in the hot vehicle, but she wasn't inclined to fall asleep so we sat in a tiny shady spot and still roasted. That time and many others, I could have lost a child due to not thinking well or some other unintentional, but regrettable, action that could have become tragic. My personal thought is that this mom just needs a huge amount of love and support.

Red
San Antonia, TX

clearly an accident.

Also, We allow abortion in this country for some crazy reason and nobody does anything about that. Clearly not an accident.

Abinadis friend
Boise, Idaho

It is always better to be on the safe side. I truly believe it was an accident. I make stupid mistakes frequently so I certainly can understand. Do the Christian thing believe the mother.

Sqweebie
Salt Lake City, UT

If she was living on the wrong side of town, used drugs it wouldn't be seen as an accident but intentional. Sorry too many kids here in Utah die due to "accidents" and a majority of them happen in the well-to-do areas. So IMO she was negligent

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