Mother of shaken infant urges frustrated parents to just 'walk away'

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  • Learner Sacramento, CA
    Sept. 21, 2013 12:32 a.m.

    This is not simply a tragedy but a common problem in American Culture. Often the boyfriend of the mother is the worst sort of abuser who could care less about a small daughter. What does the mother of the deceased little girl do?? Preaches as if she is some evangelist about not shaking a small child. A mother who is alone must be very circumspect in regard to the men she allows to come into her life as boyfriends.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    Warning PARENTS?
    This child wasn't killed by a parent. This child was killed by a person who this young woman brought into her home, apparently as a lover and babysitter.
    Sadly, a new boyfriend is NOT an acceptable babysitter for another man's child.
    We've seen it all too often.

    Yes, I know the mother had to go to work ... but the child had a father, grandparents and other relatives.

    Please, people. IF there is a young single mother in your family, please help her out with child care. Please also help her understand who is an appropriate person to bring into her home. People really don't just "snap".

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    Yea, it gets frustrating. I just walk out of the room and/or put on some ear plugs.

  • RG Buena Vista, VA
    Sept. 20, 2013 6:12 a.m.

    Another case of boyfriends abusing kids. I cannot count the times I've read news stories since I was a teen in the '80s of boyfriends abusing their girlfriends' kids.

  • Kass SLC, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    How sad.

    Even good parents can get overwhelmed. Don't be afraid to seek help or to offer it.

    My heart goes out to all those impacted by this tragedy.