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cinsbythesea
10-31-2006, 09:52 AM
This was in this morning's SF Chronicle - made me furious and sad at the same time...http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/31/BAGHVM343F1.DTL

That poor little boy. I hope they throw the book at his mother - literally!

southcitymom
10-31-2006, 10:14 AM
Prayers to this family and may the little boy rest in peace. It sounds like her daughter was not abused. Wonder if she had a resentment against her son or men in general?

Runningwild
10-31-2006, 10:15 AM
They should do to her what she done to that little boy. That's really sad. Children are precious gifts from God. It's really sad that parents are doing such crazy things to their kids. He is a cute little fellow. May his soul rest in peace.

lizzybeth
10-31-2006, 10:51 AM
He was such an adorable little boy with a gorgeous smile. It breaks my heart to think of all he went through. I admire the grandmother for not sticking up for the boy's mother. So many times relatives are in denial about the atrocities their loved ones commit.

christine2448
10-31-2006, 10:53 AM
Prayers to this family and may the little boy rest in peace. It sounds like her daughter was not abused. Wonder if she had a resentment against her son or men in general?
She admitted that she poured a caustic substance on her son's genitals earlier Friday to discourage him from urinating on himself.

This is one sick SOB.

SadieMae
10-31-2006, 11:03 AM
Such a sweet faced little boy. I hope they put her under the jail. If her son was having problems wetting/deficating on himself why didn't she take him to a doctor? She probably had health insurance with her job. Poor baby tried to run away, so sad at such a young age. It just breaks my heart that he didn't even have toys to play with. I don't understand such a sick mind, and she was supposed to be his mother.

GlitchWizard
10-31-2006, 12:03 PM
Unfortunately, the cause of the boy wetting and deficating himself was probably the mother. Stress can really screw up body functions, especially in children. I wonder when he ran away, if she was worried about him.

2sisters
10-31-2006, 12:22 PM
Poor child. i did not read the article, i couldn't bring myself too. there are somethings on here i just can't read. i have yet to even look in the thread about the woman who was murdered and her baby hanged.

mindi77
10-31-2006, 03:41 PM
That poor little guy, why would she do this? People make me sick. I really hope she goes to prison forever.

lizzybeth
10-31-2006, 03:54 PM
I hope she doesn't try "innocent by reason of insanity". Of course someone would have to be insane to do something like that to a child (or anyone for that matter) but I don't think she deserves any breaks.

If grandma knew the child existed why didn't she wonder why she never saw him? Why he was locked up in a room? If she did see him she would have to have seen the bruises. The more I think about that little boy the more depressed and angry I get. If people don't want their children there are plenty of other loving people out there that would love to give them a good home.

cinsbythesea
10-31-2006, 04:11 PM
I hope she doesn't try "innocent by reason of insanity". Of course someone would have to be insane to do something like that to a child (or anyone for that matter) but I don't think she deserves any breaks.

If grandma knew the child existed why didn't she wonder why she never saw him? Why he was locked up in a room? If she did see him she would have to have seen the bruises. The more I think about that little boy the more depressed and angry I get. If people don't want their children there are plenty of other loving people out there that would love to give them a good home.

I'm with you - that's why I started this thread- the story bothered me on SO many different levels. And the more you think about it the worse it is. I wonder how the little girl dealt with all of this - she had to have seen or heard at least some of the terrible abuse being inflicted on that poor child. I hope they charge that "mother" with anything and everything possible. I wonder if women in prison have the same low opinion of child killers as men in prison do. One can only hope so....

southcitymom
10-31-2006, 04:23 PM
I'm with you - that's why I started this thread- the story bothered me on SO many different levels. And the more you think about it the worse it is. I wonder how the little girl dealt with all of this - she had to have seen or heard at least some of the terrible abuse being inflicted on that poor child. I hope they charge that "mother" with anything and everything possible. I wonder if women in prison have the same low opinion of child killers as men in prison do. One can only hope so....
The little girl is so young - 3, I think. Possibly she was shielded from a lot of it just by the nature of being three. Her mother may have told her that her brother had to be kept locked away because he was dangerous - who knows - it;s very easy to manipulate a 3 year old.

I believe that this little girl has a good chance of recovering if she gets into a normal, loving environment. So sad.

CyberLaw
10-31-2006, 04:49 PM
What I can't stand it when adults 'attribute" adult motivations in what their kids do.

As in: He "took" all of the tissues out of the box because he "wants" to get back at me, or he "wants" me to work harder to clean up the house.

Not that the kid had "fun" pulling out all of the tissues.

My question again: I thought someone had "posted" that when children are "home schooled" that the state checks up on them to make sure that they are learning correctly. It seems(yet again) that home school is just another excuse to keep battered kids away from people that may be able to help them under the "guise" of home school.

southcitymom
10-31-2006, 05:06 PM
What I can't stand it when adults 'attribute" adult motivations in what their kids do.

As in: He "took" all of the tissues out of the box because he "wants" to get back at me, or he "wants" me to work harder to clean up the house.

Not that the kid had "fun" pulling out all of the tissues.

My question again: I thought someone had "posted" that when children are "home schooled" that the state checks up on them to make sure that they are learning correctly. It seems(yet again) that home school is just another excuse to keep battered kids away from people that may be able to help them under the "guise" of home school.Different states have different rules regarding home schooling, but I am not aware of any states that go to people's houses and "check up" on them and I certainly wouldn't be for such a law.

In most states, you have to keep a curriculum and other housekeeping matters, but I don't think any states even require formal testing of homeschoolers (though I'm not entirely positive about that).

Homeschooling, like many other choices and freedoms we have, is sometimes abused by sick people.

cinsbythesea
10-31-2006, 05:17 PM
Here's a short clip from our local ABC news... http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4713271

and yet another from the local Fox affiliate - http://www.ktvu.com/news/10194507/detail.html

Iriz
10-31-2006, 05:33 PM
Still don't know why I'm compelled to read stories like this...they hurt me and get me depressed for days....That girl is no mother, not even an animal would act so cruel and horrible to her youngs :(. I have to believe that now the sweet looking little boy must be playing with the angels, and will never again feel mental or phisical pain.

SadieMae
10-31-2006, 05:34 PM
I hope she doesn't try "innocent by reason of insanity". Of course someone would have to be insane to do something like that to a child (or anyone for that matter) but I don't think she deserves any breaks.

If grandma knew the child existed why didn't she wonder why she never saw him? Why he was locked up in a room? If she did see him she would have to have seen the bruises. The more I think about that little boy the more depressed and angry I get. If people don't want their children there are plenty of other loving people out there that would love to give them a good home.I don't know how she can in any way plead insanity. I don't know any truly "insane" people that hold a regular job. Also she can't plead that because her daughter appeared well taken care of. The woman was just evil to her son. She need to rot!!!! :behindbar

cinsbythesea
10-31-2006, 05:42 PM
Still don't know why I'm compelled to read stories like this...they hurt me and get me depressed for days....That girl is no mother, not even an animal would act so cruel and horrible to her youngs :(. I have to believe that now the sweet looking little boy must be playing with the angels, and will never again feel mental or phisical pain.

I know exactly how you feel. This is just so incomprehendable and to think of what that child must have suffered -yet I'm drawn into the story. I agree with you that he's finally in a place where he can be happy and painfree...

SadieMae
10-31-2006, 06:55 PM
Still don't know why I'm compelled to read stories like this...they hurt me and get me depressed for days....That girl is no mother, not even an animal would act so cruel and horrible to her youngs :(. I have to believe that now the sweet looking little boy must be playing with the angels, and will never again feel mental or phisical pain.
I know what you're saying. But I just have to read the stories. It just amazes me that some children live in such pain and agony and no one who knows/cares about it to DO something!!!! All these mothers had families, so why didn't anyone care enough about their kids! Saying the mother kept them away is NO excuse IMO. That should be a clue, something is wrong.

kazzbar
10-31-2006, 09:06 PM
Poor boy! Of course, he was wetting himself from fear of the *****!. What a sad sack piece of chit this person is. Let her suffer the most imhumane treatment legally available. She is lower than scum let her die for her cruelty.Nothing is gained for society by letting her live.

kidzndogznme
10-31-2006, 09:28 PM
They said in the second link that this little boy suffered for months and maybe years before he was killed? He ran away in November and was returned to his
"uterus" (I don't call people like this mothers, sorry). Did the police not see marks and scars on him then? Did they not ask him why he ran away???? WTF????

Perry
10-31-2006, 09:36 PM
I will never for the life of me understand how people commit the cruelties they do to one another.:(

My heart bleeds for this child.

Prayers for him and those who loved him.

Shadow205
10-31-2006, 10:41 PM
Over and over, again and again. It has got to stop!

This morning my daughter witnessed a child abuse in progress. She saw a woman beating a child, punching it, kicking it, dragging it by it's hair through the yard. She said that she could not believe what she was seeing. It was several houses away from her and she could not tell if the child was male or female or the age. She estimated it to be about 5-8 years old. The woman picked the child up by the hair and threw it back inside of the house. She immediately called 911. She waited 20 mins and no LE arrived. She called back to 911 to see why they had not sent anyone. She just got the runaround and no answer. She then called the Child abuse hotline. By this point is was extremely upset and couldn't seem to get anyone to realize that this child could be dead! Finally almost 3 hours after she witnessed this, someone from child protective services arrived at this house. No one would come to the door. The worker called my daughter and questioned her about what she had seen. She said that he did not seem to believe her and seemed to be trying to play it down. He said that he was going to go to the elementary school and check on the child. Evidently this was not the first time they had been to that house because how else would he have known who to go to the school and check on? I have been furious all day about this. I cannot believe that lack of response by LE. No wonder we have children who die every day from abuse.
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I had been sitting here trying to figure out what thread to post this rant in when I came accross this story. It just seems to fit here.

SadieMae
10-31-2006, 10:52 PM
Over and over, again and again. It has got to stop!

This morning my daughter witnessed a child abuse in progress. She saw a woman beating a child, punching it, kicking it, dragging it by it's hair through the yard. She said that she could not believe what she was seeing. It was several houses away from her and she could not tell if the child was male or female or the age. She estimated it to be about 5-8 years old. The woman picked the child up by the hair and threw it back inside of the house. She immediately called 911. She waited 20 mins and no LE arrived. She called back to 911 to see why they had not sent anyone. She just got the runaround and no answer. She then called the Child abuse hotline. By this point is was extremely upset and couldn't seem to get anyone to realize that this child could be dead! Finally almost 3 hours after she witnessed this, someone from child protective services arrived at this house. No one would come to the door. The worker called my daughter and questioned her about what she had seen. She said that he did not seem to believe her and seemed to be trying to play it down. He said that he was going to go to the elementary school and check on the child. Evidently this was not the first time they had been to that house because how else would he have known who to go to the school and check on? I have been furious all day about this. I cannot believe that lack of response by LE. No wonder we have children who die every day from abuse.
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I had been sitting here trying to figure out what thread to post this rant in when I came accross this story. It just seems to fit here.
That's horrible!!! I saw something very much like that once. The police were called and came right away. There was a lot of cussing out both ways. It got to where I just about fixin' to beat the beyotch down when the police arrived. Her little boy was only 4. I couldn't believe what I was seeing either, and NO one intervened!! It was in a grocery store parking lot. The people witnessing this did give statement to the police, thank goodness. I did get a good yank of her hair though.
I don't understand why the police didn't demand to to see the child was ok after what your daughter told them. Unbelievable!

gardenmom
11-01-2006, 08:15 AM
Just when I think I have seen the worst in people, someone comes along who changes my mind. Studies have shown that people become desensitized to violence, but since I have been here I haven't yet. I still find it as sickening as the first time I have heard about this sick people.

GlitchWizard
11-01-2006, 09:37 AM
I am EXTREMELY proud of your daughter. I don't know if she is young, or older - but she didn't look away, like some people do.

When my daughter was still in a stroller, she had an ice cream cone and a little boy came toddling up to her and stared at the ice cream cone. The Mother snatched him by the arm and gave him a hard spank - My daughter pointed and waved her finger at the woman and even though she couldn't talk, she cursed out the woman in baby talk. I thought it was funny at first, but the woman only got angrier at her son. The manager of the hair salon we were in grabbed her hand when she went to spank the boy again and kicked her out of the store.




Over and over, again and again. It has got to stop!

This morning my daughter witnessed a child abuse in progress. She saw a woman beating a child, punching it, kicking it, dragging it by it's hair through the yard. She said that she could not believe what she was seeing. It was several houses away from her and she could not tell if the child was male or female or the age. She estimated it to be about 5-8 years old. The woman picked the child up by the hair and threw it back inside of the house. She immediately called 911. She waited 20 mins and no LE arrived. She called back to 911 to see why they had not sent anyone. She just got the runaround and no answer. She then called the Child abuse hotline. By this point is was extremely upset and couldn't seem to get anyone to realize that this child could be dead! Finally almost 3 hours after she witnessed this, someone from child protective services arrived at this house. No one would come to the door. The worker called my daughter and questioned her about what she had seen. She said that he did not seem to believe her and seemed to be trying to play it down. He said that he was going to go to the elementary school and check on the child. Evidently this was not the first time they had been to that house because how else would he have known who to go to the school and check on? I have been furious all day about this. I cannot believe that lack of response by LE. No wonder we have children who die every day from abuse.
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I had been sitting here trying to figure out what thread to post this rant in when I came accross this story. It just seems to fit here.

Kymistry35
11-01-2006, 09:50 AM
A few of my co-workers witnessed a man screaming (calling the kids cunts and b*****) and kicking and slapping two little girls about 3 and 4 in the head while the mother stood there and looked stupid, not saying a word. Our manager called 911 while she ran close enough to get the license plate number and a description of the man. She saw the van go into the Wal-Mart parking lot and the police caught the guy there, but I don't know if anything was done about it.

GlitchWizard
11-01-2006, 10:04 AM
A few of my co-workers witnessed a man screaming (calling the kids cunts and b*****) and kicking and slapping two little girls about 3 and 4 in the head while the mother stood there and looked stupid, not saying a word. Our manager called 911 while she ran close enough to get the license plate number and a description of the man. She saw the van go into the Wal-Mart parking lot and the police caught the guy there, but I don't know if anything was done about it.
I'd like to pass a law that you can physically stop a parent from things like that - without being charged with assault yourself.

cinsbythesea
11-01-2006, 10:41 AM
Here's todays article from the SF Chronicle - http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/01/BAG0UM3QD51.DTL

christine2448
11-01-2006, 11:04 AM
I'd like to pass a law that you can physically stop a parent from things like that - without being charged with assault yourself.
Amen to that Glitch..I'll tell ya, if I saw someone behaving that way towards a child, I'd jump right in, no 2nd thought, go ahead and charge me with assault, I dont' give a hoot, I'll make sure I hurt you enough that the charges are worth it to me!

julianne
11-01-2006, 11:44 AM
The judge ordered the mother AND the little boy to undergo psychotherapy? The only therapy this little boy needed was to be taken from his mother. Poor little guy. I hate that they won't release results of the authorities visiting the home (for "confidentiality" reasons) because all too often, it seems to protect them against not doing their job! Not saying that is the case here, but it sure does seem suspect to me. If the little boy couldn't take a cookie from Grandma or speak to someone without first looking at Mom for approval, there's a problem. She removed him the public school system to go to "Theresas Home School", AFTER CPS had already been called, and it turns out that it was a bogus home school and address. WHY didn't anyone follow up on that? Ridiculous. She admitted before that she had poured some sort of chemical on him for punishment, yet they apparently thought that was an adequate and acceptable form of punishment because he wasn't removed from the home. GRRRRR!!!!! I know that CPS workers are often overworked and understaffed, but it sure appears that, in this case, they are also underqualified to do their job to adequately protect those that truly need it!!

Mom failed him miserably and his blood is on her hands, but the system appears to have failed him too. I hope she gets it in prison. I hope she suffers every excruciating, humiliating, painful, tortuous event that she invoked upon him. And then some. She is yet another example of someone who does not deserve to share the oxygen on this Earth with others. Fry her ass!

2beautifulboys
11-01-2006, 01:10 PM
amen sister! what a dispicable piece of human trash.....we can only hope that the other woman in prison, many of them with children, will seek justice their own way for this little guy and we know that God punishes evil.

GlitchWizard
11-01-2006, 02:52 PM
Amen to that Glitch..I'll tell ya, if I saw someone behaving that way towards a child, I'd jump right in, no 2nd thought, go ahead and charge me with assault, I dont' give a hoot, I'll make sure I hurt you enough that the charges are worth it to me!
ha! That's good advice for victims of bullies in public schools around here. If someone hits you, and you defend yourself, you are in trouble too. Might as well make it COUNT.

SadieMae
11-01-2006, 03:32 PM
I'd like to pass a law that you can physically stop a parent from things like that - without being charged with assault yourself.
Well that would have been great if there was a law. Trust me the beyotch I saw in the parking lot would have been stomped! It just burns me up when people do that to their children in PUBLIC. I wonder how much worse the child is treated in their own homes.

dark_shadows
08-09-2007, 09:07 PM
link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/09/BAGAKRFODI32.DTL)


(08-09) 12:54 PDT RICHMOND -- An 8-year-old Richmond boy whose mother is charged with abusing and torturing him died of repeated injuries to his skin - including bruises and scratches all over his body -- and starvation, a pathologist testified today. Raijon Daniels died of repeated injuries to his skin and to the tissues underneath, Dr. Gregory Reiber said on the first day of a preliminary hearing in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Richmond for the boy's mother, Teresa Moses.



Reiber testified today that Raijon died Oct. 27 of numerous injuries as a result of trauma caused by "battered child syndrome." The boy's genitalia were raw in one area, likely because of a chemical irritant or a band, and the skin on his buttocks had begun to break down, he said.






Respectfully,
dark_shadows

SadieMae
08-09-2007, 09:37 PM
Stories like this just break my heart! NO child deserves so much suffering. I will NEVER understand how a parent does such horrible things to their babies.

kwatson696
08-09-2007, 09:37 PM
How sad, what is wrong w/ people?:banghead:
R.I.P. Raijon

Socks
08-09-2007, 09:54 PM
That poor little guy. Fly with the angels and may God's loving arms embrace you.

Reannan
08-09-2007, 10:58 PM
I have to take a time-out on this one. As horrible as it sounds, I am not convinced that she did it. The pathologist made this statement:

"Can diabetes in children be deadly if untreated, doctor?" Costy asked. "Absolutely, yes," replied Reiber, who also acknowledged that he had not reviewed the boy's previous medical records. "

I think most of us know someone who has diabetes, but how many of us know someone who has gotten as ill as this child from diabetes? Ridiculous....unless you receive NO medical care at all! As I read this story, I immediatley thought of a much rarer, though not unheard of disease that is usually hereditary. It is based on a problem with the enzyme pathways that typically break down hemoglobin in the liver. The by-products of your red blood cells which are dying everyday, eventually build up and depost thier selves in your skin and tissues. There are many different kinds of these diseases, and they are generally referred to as "porphyria" diseases. Go to google, and select "images" and type in the word "porphyria". Here is an example of a little boy with congenital porphyria.

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/aug2006/IMAGES/im2.jpg

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/aug2006/IMAGES/im1.jpg

Here is a description of his disease:

A 4-year-old boy, presented with blistering and scarring of skin. He had vesicles and erosions with mutilations of the skin over exposed surfaces (Fig.1). There was hypertrichosis over face and extremities, teeth were stained red (Fig. 2) with moderate splenomegaly. The urine was red with increased levels of urinary and erythrocyte porphyrins. A diagnosis of Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria was made.

Now, wouldn't you think this child had been abused? I think this case should be evaluated further. What if this mother is poorly educated, and had been doing the best she could with a child who had special needs? I find it odd that the abuse was limited to the "skin".....why no broken bones? The "skin breaking down" and "raw tissue" sounds much more like a porphyria disease. Sad case any way you look at it.

Reannan
08-09-2007, 11:03 PM
One other point, and I will shut up. If you follow the link link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/09/BAGAKRFODI32.DTL) to the article originally posted by Dark Shadows, you will read the following:


"Authorities found Raijon unresponsive at his home on the 700 block of South 40th Street in Richmond. The boy lived in a locked bedroom outfitted with a surveillance camera and an alarm that notified his mother when he got off the bed, and Moses fed him food mixed in a blender, police said.
Richmond police Officer Timothy Gard testified today that he arrived at the home and was overpowered by the smell of Pine-Sol, "so much so that it irritated your nose." That initially led investigators to believe that Raijon may have ingested it. But the coroner's report said toxicology reports came back "negative for Pine-Sol constituents." Moses told police that she used Pine-Sol to clean the house and to mask the smell of her son's urine, as he was prone to wet the bed, Gard said. She also kept Pine-Sol in open containers in the house, including Raijon's room, the officer said. "

Did she feed him the food mixed in a blender because his gums were bleeding from his disease??? Did she have the security cameras installed because she was afraid he would injure himself? The smell of urine being a problem is also an alarm bell for various metabolic diseases. I am not at all convinced that this child was abused....I think he was sick. Perhaps he should have been in the hospital, but that is a far different situation than saying the Mother caused the injuries.

philamena
08-09-2007, 11:33 PM
Did the mother cause this precious child's injuries?

If not did she get him the medical care he needed?
I'm leaning heavily towards no!

philamena
08-09-2007, 11:34 PM
That poor little guy. Fly with the angels and may God's loving arms embrace you.

Ditto!

SewingDeb
08-09-2007, 11:45 PM
If he had a disease this bad and she did not seek medical attention, she caused his death. Either way, she should be charged and is responsible.

cenasangel
08-10-2007, 02:11 AM
This is just stupid

My daughter was seriously under weight and has legions and dermatitis all over her and was hospitalised twice but she has got

1. hidden relflux
2. global developmental delay
3. Feeding difficulties

And thats just what they can identify SO FAR. It took 3 peadiatricians and a gastroenerologist and 2 years to work all this out so far. Thats not the parents fault that their childs health team may be a bunch of idiots at the end of the day yolu can only push so far. I don't blame this mother at all

Taximom
08-10-2007, 02:21 AM
This is just stupid

My daughter was seriously under weight and has legions and dermatitis all over her and was hospitalised twice but she has got

1. hidden relflux
2. global developmental delay
3. Feeding difficulties

And thats just what they can identify SO FAR. It took 3 peadiatricians and a gastroenerologist and 2 years to work all this out so far. Thats not the parents fault that their childs health team may be a bunch of idiots at the end of the day yolu can only push so far. I don't blame this mother at all

I totally understand what you mean, cenasangel! My daughter has some issues and we are still undiagnosed. This is after two neuro's, a geneticist, endocrinologist (sp!), and a mitochondrial specialist (again, sp). Fortunately our health insurance is good. Who knows what coverage this lady had.

I would like to know more, but if she truly did harm this poor little boy....:furious:

I hope you find answers soon for your precious daughter. :blowkiss:

cenasangel
08-10-2007, 02:59 AM
Pffft you have gotten more than me then.... my daughters peadiatrican won't even reffer her to an endocronologist, even though ive asked for it.

When i went into hospital with her both times she would not feed and her dermatitis was out of control. They never reffered me to a dermatologist and the nursing staff complained to the peadiatrician that they could not feed her (he denies all of this but the nurses told me) and still nothing was done about her. Then they tried to blame ME for it. It was only an after though that the peadiatrician called in a speech therapist to look at her which acertained she had bad oro-motor skills so therefore could not eat. Put me in the clear but spoke volumes for their competence.

The same thing could have happened to this lady.... what if she did go for medical help but they sent her away or what if they were sol slow in getting their acts togeather and organising appointments for her that it was too late ??? one thing i do know is if a hospital or individual doctor stuffed up he/they would never admit that.

txsvicki
08-10-2007, 03:01 AM
The boys genitalia may have been scrubbed with Pine Sol due to the wetting and the breakdown to the skin on the buttocks could have been pressure sores from having to lay on that bed all the time due to surveillance and being unable to move much from lack of nourishment. No one would leave an open bottle of chemicals in a childs room if he were able or allowed to move around the room. Maybe she liquified his food because he was too weak and starved to keep any solids down. Also, how could a bedbound child get he bruises and scratches all over him if not allowed to even move off he bed? I don't believe that this boy wasn't abused because all it would of took was visits to the ER, repeated if necessary to get some help. I've ran children to ERs with bad rashes, bad tummy aches, and once even called an ambulance for a bad headache in one thinking they all could be a serious emergency. Poor little boy.

cenasangel
08-10-2007, 03:09 AM
But it took me 2 years to get the help i needed and I was repeatedly sent away too. I was even told by a doctor to go home and have a nice cup of tea and stop worrying. Why would they not do the same to this lady.

Taximom
08-10-2007, 03:16 AM
The boys genitalia may have been scrubbed with Pine Sol due to the wetting and the breakdown to the skin on the buttocks could have been pressure sores from having to lay on that bed all the time due to surveillance and being unable to move much from lack of nourishment. I don't believe that this boy wasn't abused because all it would of took was visits to the ER, repeated if necessary to get some help.

I'm more or less thinking she abused him, but that's just because I've seen that in most cases here. I do understand that undiagnosed and neglected health issues could have done this as well.

Cenasangel, if our insurance made us get referrals we would still be with the stupid pediatrician that was worthless. I went to each specialist on my own but each time the doctors would question me like I had that disorder where you hurt your own children to get attention. Shoot, can't think of that disorder...Munchausen-by-proxy, I think. Then they would look at her file and HER and try to solve the mysteries.

The long wait period to see any doctor lately seems ridiculous. For the specialists we saw, it was generally 6 months. God forbid you or your child gets sick on that one day out of the year. :(

I'm sorry you have to go through that and hope you find answers soon.

Sorry. We should probably do this in PM's! :blowkiss:

txsvicki
08-10-2007, 03:18 AM
I have to take a time-out on this one. As horrible as it sounds, I am not convinced that she did it. The pathologist made this statement:

"Can diabetes in children be deadly if untreated, doctor?" Costy asked. "Absolutely, yes," replied Reiber, who also acknowledged that he had not reviewed the boy's previous medical records. "

I think most of us know someone who has diabetes, but how many of us know someone who has gotten as ill as this child from diabetes? Ridiculous....unless you receive NO medical care at all! As I read this story, I immediatley thought of a much rarer, though not unheard of disease that is usually hereditary. It is based on a problem with the enzyme pathways that typically break down hemoglobin in the liver. The by-products of your red blood cells which are dying everyday, eventually build up and depost thier selves in your skin and tissues. There are many different kinds of these diseases, and they are generally referred to as "porphyria" diseases. Go to google, and select "images" and type in the word "porphyria". Here is an example of a little boy with congenital porphyria.

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/aug2006/IMAGES/im2.jpg

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/aug2006/IMAGES/im1.jpg

Here is a description of his disease:

A 4-year-old boy, presented with blistering and scarring of skin. He had vesicles and erosions with mutilations of the skin over exposed surfaces (Fig.1). There was hypertrichosis over face and extremities, teeth were stained red (Fig. 2) with moderate splenomegaly. The urine was red with increased levels of urinary and erythrocyte porphyrins. A diagnosis of Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria was made.

Now, wouldn't you think this child had been abused? I think this case should be evaluated further. What if this mother is poorly educated, and had been doing the best she could with a child who had special needs? I find it odd that the abuse was limited to the "skin".....why no broken bones? The "skin breaking down" and "raw tissue" sounds much more like a porphyria disease. Sad case any way you look at it.


I wouldn't think abuse but it's only because a nursing instructor I had "suggested" that I use my lunch break to go to the hospital library and look up Porphyria after I had a patient with it and couldn't tell the instructor exactly what it was. It's very interesting and I think an odd disease.

cenasangel
08-10-2007, 03:28 AM
There are many types of rare diseases out there that doctors don't even look for because either they never seen it or never come across a case like if. For exaple my daughters bed mate next to her when she was in hospital the second time was diagnosed as having cystinosis. Very rare and only a hand full of people have it. She is problably going to die shortly as nothing more can be done for her. Funny enough though, they never tried to blame HER mother for her failure to thrive.

In another case i know off a baby was only diagnosed as have Cornelia Delange syndrome AFTER his peadiatrician read an article in a magazine but he was already 6 months old at this point.

Amraann
08-10-2007, 08:21 AM
One other point, and I will shut up. If you follow the link link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/09/BAGAKRFODI32.DTL) to the article originally posted by Dark Shadows, you will read the following:


"Authorities found Raijon unresponsive at his home on the 700 block of South 40th Street in Richmond. The boy lived in a locked bedroom outfitted with a surveillance camera and an alarm that notified his mother when he got off the bed, and Moses fed him food mixed in a blender, police said.
Richmond police Officer Timothy Gard testified today that he arrived at the home and was overpowered by the smell of Pine-Sol, "so much so that it irritated your nose." That initially led investigators to believe that Raijon may have ingested it. But the coroner's report said toxicology reports came back "negative for Pine-Sol constituents." Moses told police that she used Pine-Sol to clean the house and to mask the smell of her son's urine, as he was prone to wet the bed, Gard said. She also kept Pine-Sol in open containers in the house, including Raijon's room, the officer said. "

Did she feed him the food mixed in a blender because his gums were bleeding from his disease??? Did she have the security cameras installed because she was afraid he would injure himself? The smell of urine being a problem is also an alarm bell for various metabolic diseases. I am not at all convinced that this child was abused....I think he was sick. Perhaps he should have been in the hospital, but that is a far different situation than saying the Mother caused the injuries.


I disagree... it is possible the injury was caused by illness rather then her beating him but in either case it was her job to keep him safe ... whether that be getting help for her bad parenting skills or getting him to a hospital if he was that deathly ill.
It all boils down to the same thing...
She was the one who should have not let it get to that point.
Who the hell can sit back while their child is that sick and not take him to a hospital?

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 08:39 AM
After reading this and learning that Raijon ran away from home three times, one time jumping out of a second story window to get away, I believe this was more than a case of child with a medical condition.

http://bts.dragonpack.com/spotlight07.shtml

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 08:49 AM
Much more information here:


http://www.nospank.net/n-q39r.htm

Reannan
08-10-2007, 08:56 AM
I think you guys misunderstood what I was saying about the Mother's culpability in this case. I totally agree that she should have sought medical treatment, if the boy's problems were related to a disease process rather than abuse. I am greatly bothered by the fact that the pathologist who is being used on this case made a statement that this child died from "battered child syndrome", when he hasn't even reviewed the child's medical records! Being accused of negligence in obtaining medical care for a chronic disease is far different than being accused of beating and causing those injuries. Porphyria diseases are difficult to control, depending on which enzyme pathway is causing the problem. I also don't think she starved him to death. Why would someone bother to prepare food in a blender, if you intended to starve them? Why not just give them nothing??? I would be willing to bet you that the room was dark because patient's with porphyria diseases must be protected from the sunlight. Perhaps the alarm system she had in place was to let her know if he was getting up and possibly endangering himself. Haven't you ever known someone with a chronic disease? You don't necessarily run to the hospital every single time they have an actue flare-up. My father had congestive heart failure and severe rheumatoid arthritis. We took him to the hospital on numerous occasions, often in an ambulance, when he had acute episodes. He finally died in his sleep one night at home. He looked so frail, and so ill the last few months, I would hate to think that someone would have come into the home and accused me of having starved him.....because that is indeed how he looked.

Here is another statement about acute porphyria flare-ups from wikipedia:

"Often, empirical treatment is required if the diagnostic suspicion of a porphyria is high since acute attacks can be fatal."

Again.....I wish this mother had taken him to the hospital, but I do not think she should be accused of beating and starving him. It would be interesting to know what kind of medical care she HAD sought in the past.....and what kind was offered. Her insurance status and the way she had been treated previously in the health care system may also be contributing factors to her actions of staying at home. Don't forget the family in Los Angeles who had a relative die on the floor in an ER recently. They actually called 911 from inside the hospital. Our healthcare system is in a state of crisis in many areas of the country, and I do not know what sort of resources this woman had available to her.

Of course, I could be totally wrong, and this could HAVE been abuse rather than an illness. All I am saying, is that there is not enough information to accuse her at this point, but there is plenty of reason to question what is being reported.

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 08:58 AM
RICHMOND -- The lawyer for a Richmond woman accused of torturing her 8-year-old son sought to discredit the findings of an autopsy report that says Raijon Daniels died in October from years of abuse, suggesting instead that the boy flogged himself and perhaps drank Pine-Sol.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6591062

Reannan
08-10-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks for that article SewingDeb. Maybe she did abuse him, but I still think there were some other issues. One of the biggest issues is that she is obviously not very bright herself......IF he had a medical problem, and she was punishing him for it, then she is evil. This may be a case where it is truly possible to prosecute and punish someone for being stupid.

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 09:09 AM
November 2006

An 8-year-old Richmond boy who died after his mother allegedly tortured him for months told social workers in January that she "takes good care of him" and that they do "fun things together," according to state records released Thursday that reveal new details about official responses to previous reports of the boy's abuse.

and

The documents, disclosed on the day that Teresa Marie Moses, 23, appeared in a Richmond courtroom on charges of torture and child endangerment, show that Contra Costa County child-welfare workers investigated allegations of abuse or neglect involving Raijon Daniels on five occasions.

~much more at link~

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 09:11 AM
You're welcome Reannan. It looks like she is being prosecuted. One of the links I posted mentions the mother's mental illness.

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 09:21 AM
This forum has articles posted from 2006 but the links no longer go to the articles. This is from the last linked article (originally printed in Mercury News in 2006):

Raijon apparently frequently went to the bathroom on himself and in his room, detective Sgt. Mitch Peixoto said. His mother viewed the behavior as resistance.

``She said whenever she would get back from work, he would defecate on himself. She thought he was doing mind games with her,'' Peixoto said. ``I think he did it because he was scared whenever she came home.''

Pine-scented fumes greeted police at the apartment Friday.

``When I entered the apartment, it literally burned my eyes,'' Richmond police Lt. Enos Johnson said. ``It was horrifying to think that a child lived in that environment.''

Moses told detectives Friday night that she had poured the caustic contents of one container on her son's genitals earlier in the day to discourage him from urinating on himself.

Investigators found vomit and empty containers of cleanser in the bathroom and in Raijon's bedroom. They also found Raijon's dinner: a pile of brown goo, which Moses told police was beans and spaghetti, in a blender and in a cup.

-----

The incident where Raijon jumped out a second story window in one of several attempts to run away is also detailed in that article.

Socks
08-10-2007, 10:52 AM
November 2006

An 8-year-old Richmond boy who died after his mother allegedly tortured him for months told social workers in January that she "takes good care of him" and that they do "fun things together," according to state records released Thursday that reveal new details about official responses to previous reports of the boy's abuse.



When CYS came to our house, I was told by my father to tell them that we were happy, that we were never hit, and we didn't want to leave the house. I knew better than to say otherwise. I was 10 years old.

sherri79
08-10-2007, 12:31 PM
the mom says he was ill. this is the link that i am using. http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6591062?nclick_check=1



suggesting instead that the boy flogged himself and perhaps drank Pine-Sol.
they are not saying the boy was not beat. they say the boy beat himself.

swelling and bruises with "train track" patterns. Some of the patterns were "looped around," suggesting a strap or cord injury. Raijon had significant scarring under the skin and a "raw, irritated" penis, said Reiber.
"Many of the injuries in this case, mechanically, could have been self-inflicted, correct?" Costy asked the pathologist.

ketoacidosis could have been caused by starvation or Diabetes. i am unaware of self harm being used as a symptom of Diabetes.
isopropyl alcohol found in his blood. could have came from pinesol or high levels of acid caused by starvation.
Raijon's bedroom had a lock on the outside of the door and contained a pair of motion detectors and a "video surveillance camera." again i am unaware of this as a treatment for Diabetes.

kids can have rare illnesses. i feel for every parent who has to fight to get their kids the medical help they need. a parent who uses a rare illness as a excuse to abuse their child disgust me.

Reannan
08-10-2007, 01:03 PM
I think this horrible case may well illustrate a system that failed at multiple levels. The mother apparently had mental health issues. Dealing with a high needs child is hard enough under the best of circumstances, but for someone who isn't intellectually or emotionally equipped to meet the challenge, is a disaster in the making. Of course, there is no evidence at this point that he had an illness.....it just seems to be a strong possibility given several of the pieces of evidence the public has been made privy to. I still can't believe a pathologist who was testifying about an autopsy he performed would not have had access to previous medical records. I work in healthcare (with pathologist), and I guess nothing should surprise me, but just like true crime.......I am always amazed at the new levels people can reach.

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 01:13 PM
When CYS came to our house, I was told by my father to tell them that we were happy, that we were never hit, and we didn't want to leave the house. I knew better than to say otherwise. I was 10 years old.

That's what I was thinking. He had been told what to say and what not to say.

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 04:50 PM
I disagree... it is possible the injury was caused by illness rather then her beating him but in either case it was her job to keep him safe ... whether that be getting help for her bad parenting skills or getting him to a hospital if he was that deathly ill.
It all boils down to the same thing...
She was the one who should have not let it get to that point.
Who the hell can sit back while their child is that sick and not take him to a hospital?
My very dear Amraann,:blowkiss: :blowkiss:

Thank-you so much for your post.

All of my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 04:52 PM
After reading this and learning that Raijon ran away from home three times, one time jumping out of a second story window to get away, I believe this was more than a case of child with a medical condition.

http://bts.dragonpack.com/spotlight07.shtml
Very dear SewingDeb,:blowkiss:

Thank-you so much for posting the links.

Much Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 04:57 PM
the mom says he was ill. this is the link that i am using. http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6591062?nclick_check=1

they are not saying the boy was not beat. they say the boy beat himself. could have been caused by starvation or Diabetes. i am unaware of self harm being used as a symptom of Diabetes. found in his blood. could have came from pinesol or high levels of acid caused by starvation. again i am unaware of this as a treatment for Diabetes.

kids can have rare illnesses. i feel for every parent who has to fight to get their kids the medical help they need. a parent who uses a rare illness as a excuse to abuse their child disgust me.
Hello dear Sherri,:blowkiss:

Thank-you very much for your post.


All of my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 05:05 PM
You are always welcome, Dark Shadows.

Do you think the expert witness who had not seen the child's medical record will be an appealable issue?

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 05:08 PM
Here is an article with videos from her court appearance today.

Richmond Mom Accused Of Torture Appears In Court (http://wcbstv.com/kpix/local/local_story_306134522.html)

Her bail was set at $1.15 million bail. The next court date is November 17.
Moses could also face murder charges in the death of her son, but prosecutors are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine his cause of death. Police have said Raijon ingested pine-scented cleaning fluid.



Respectfully,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Father Of Slain Richmond 8-Year-Old Speaks Out (http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_306203847.html)


REspectfully,
dark_shadows

SewingDeb
08-10-2007, 05:24 PM
She told him he was not the boy's father and cut him out of his child's life...couldn't be found. That is even more sad.

dark_shadows
08-10-2007, 05:38 PM
Eyes on agency after boy's death (http://www.topix.net/content/kri/3485290506066242520241874854523123524307)

From the article;


Police reports of contacts with Raijon show no evidence that CFS caseworkers ever inspected the home. Twice, police reported to CFS that Raijon ran away, and once, an official at his former school, King Elementary, reported to CFS concerns about his behavior and lack of nutrition. All of the referrals came last year.
Moses, who gave birth to Raijon when she was 15, had told school officials to stop feeding him cafeteria food. She later pulled him out of the school.
Moses dismissed the report by school officials in a Nov. 7, 2005, letter to a county court commissioner in a child custody case over her daughter. She wrote that she had stopped spoiling Raijon with junk food, and his anger led him to 'go to school begging, lying and over-exaggerating the hunger because of his new eating habits ...
'My son is very smart, intelligent, crafty and sneaky when need be and because of the change of attention that he was receiving he would go to any lengths to get that unwarranted attention from whomever he could victimize.'
Moses also wrote of her new approach to parenting (http://www.topix.net/family/parenting) -- to be tougher on her son, whom she described as spoiled.




He didn't want to go home. A police officer went to Moses' apartment and saw some odd signs, including a chained fish tank. He wrote a report and forwarded it to the county agency.






Respectfully,
dark_shadows






Raijon did flee, twice.
In July 2005, a patron at a fast-food restaurant called police after noticing him playing alone on the restaurant's jungle gym for two hours. Raijon told officers he ran away because his baby sitter used handcuffs on him. He denied that his mother abused him. The officer took him home, then forwarded a report to the county agency.
A social worker decided no further investigation was needed, police said.
On Nov. 23 he ran again, this time jumping out the window of his second-floor apartment. Police found him walking near Hilltop Mall in Richmond, carrying toys he said he stole at a store.
He didn't want to go home. A police officer went to Moses' apartment and saw some odd signs, including a chained fish tank. He wrote a report and forwarded it to the county agency.

Taximom
08-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure what is so odd about a chained fish tank. I would think it was to keep it upright?

We have to keep things up high from my daughter (who is 7.5 yrs and delayed) and locks on ALL doors to keep her out of what could be dangerous places. We even had to use toy handcuffs on the side-by-side refrigerator handles because she just would not let them be if she was in the kitchen! (Now that would be weird looking to me, but explainable!)

It sounds like Child Protective Services has failed another child. I still think the mother is guilty of something, but I'm not sure what.

This is SO sad. I wish I could have taken him in myself.

D_S, thanks, as always, for the links. :blowkiss:

sherri79
08-11-2007, 01:35 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure what is so odd about a chained fish tank. I would think it was to keep it upright?

We have to keep things up high from my daughter (who is 7.5 yrs and delayed) and locks on ALL doors to keep her out of what could be dangerous places. We even had to use toy handcuffs on the side-by-side refrigerator handles because she just would not let them be if she was in the kitchen! (Now that would be weird looking to me, but explainable!)

It sounds like Child Protective Services has failed another child. I still think the mother is guilty of something, but I'm not sure what.

This is SO sad. I wish I could have taken him in myself.

D_S, thanks, as always, for the links. :blowkiss: depends on what they mean by chained up. a chain that keeps it up against the wall would not be strange. you would not want a child to try and pull themselves up on it and tip it over. a tank with chains wrapped around it to keep the cover on would be strange. even if you have fish that jump a chain would be over kill to keep the lid on. now if you had a child you starved and he tried to get water from the tank you may need a chain to keep him out.

sherri79
08-11-2007, 01:38 AM
Eyes on agency after boy's death (http://www.topix.net/content/kri/3485290506066242520241874854523123524307)


From the article;

great link thank you for the info.

gardenmom
08-11-2007, 02:06 AM
depends on what they mean by chained up. a chain that keeps it up against the wall would not be strange. you would not want a child to try and pull themselves up on it and tip it over. a tank with chains wrapped around it to keep the cover on would be strange. even if you have fish that jump a chain would be over kill to keep the lid on. now if you had a child you starved and he tried to get water from the tank you may need a chain to keep him out.

Good point.

Taximom
08-11-2007, 10:41 PM
depends on what they mean by chained up. a chain that keeps it up against the wall would not be strange. you would not want a child to try and pull themselves up on it and tip it over. a tank with chains wrapped around it to keep the cover on would be strange. even if you have fish that jump a chain would be over kill to keep the lid on. now if you had a child you starved and he tried to get water from the tank you may need a chain to keep him out.

Ah, I see now.

Or perhaps he tried to play with the fish too.

In that case, just get rid of the fishtank, right?!

mayelf
11-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Sorry if posted elsewhere,

this update just came up

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/16/BAMR1AL5ND.DTL

This is by far the sickest thing I have ever read. Someone else can post the details here if you want, but I think she should be rotting in hell, not a mental institution.

Lovejac
11-16-2009, 09:05 PM
Eyes on agency after boy's death (http://www.topix.net/content/kri/3485290506066242520241874854523123524307)

From the article;


Police reports of contacts with Raijon show no evidence that CFS caseworkers ever inspected the home. Twice, police reported to CFS that Raijon ran away, and once, an official at his former school, King Elementary, reported to CFS concerns about his behavior and lack of nutrition. All of the referrals came last year.
Moses, who gave birth to Raijon when she was 15, had told school officials to stop feeding him cafeteria food. She later pulled him out of the school.
Moses dismissed the report by school officials in a Nov. 7, 2005, letter to a county court commissioner in a child custody case over her daughter. She wrote that she had stopped spoiling Raijon with junk food, and his anger led him to 'go to school begging, lying and over-exaggerating the hunger because of his new eating habits ...
'My son is very smart, intelligent, crafty and sneaky when need be and because of the change of attention that he was receiving he would go to any lengths to get that unwarranted attention from whomever he could victimize.'
Moses also wrote of her new approach to parenting (http://www.topix.net/family/parenting) -- to be tougher on her son, whom she described as spoiled.




He didn't want to go home. A police officer went to Moses' apartment and saw some odd signs, including a chained fish tank. He wrote a report and forwarded it to the county agency.






Respectfully,
dark_shadows






Raijon did flee, twice.
In July 2005, a patron at a fast-food restaurant called police after noticing him playing alone on the restaurant's jungle gym for two hours. Raijon told officers he ran away because his baby sitter used handcuffs on him. He denied that his mother abused him. The officer took him home, then forwarded a report to the county agency.
A social worker decided no further investigation was needed, police said.
On Nov. 23 he ran again, this time jumping out the window of his second-floor apartment. Police found him walking near Hilltop Mall in Richmond, carrying toys he said he stole at a store.
He didn't want to go home. A police officer went to Moses' apartment and saw some odd signs, including a chained fish tank. He wrote a report and forwarded it to the county agency.


Sorry if posted elsewhere,

this update just came up

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/16/BAMR1AL5ND.DTL

This is by far the sickest thing I have ever read. Someone else can post the details here if you want, but I think she should be rotting in hell, not a mental institution.

from the article :furious:



The boy lived in a locked bedroom that was rigged with a surveillance camera and motion detectors that notified Moses when Raijon got off the bed, police said. Moses restrained her son with a nylon cord tied around his wrists, arms and legs and fed him food mixed in a blender, police said.

She used a high-pressure water hose every day to wash waste off his body and forced him to soak in a tub of his own waste and Pine-Sol to deter him from relieving himself, authorities said.

Moses admitted that on the day of Raijon's death, she sprayed him with cold water and poured Pine-Sol on his genitals, police said.

I wonder who has his 3 year old sister.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/16/BAMR1AL5ND.DTL#ixzz0X4fDCZTI

Texas Mist
11-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Sorry if posted elsewhere,

this update just came up

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/16/BAMR1AL5ND.DTL

This is by far the sickest thing I have ever read. Someone else can post the details here if you want, but I think she should be rotting in hell, not a mental institution.

I'm right there with you mayelf...she sounds 'twisted' but not mentally ill --unless every horrible abuse story we hear about is perpetrated by someone insane.

The explanation for her hiouse of horrors makes no sense....if a child has continence problems, take him to the doctor!!! :furious:

I think she's a sadist...I hope she never gets out of whereever she's going, or you & both know we'll be hearing about her again.

Columbo
11-16-2009, 09:21 PM
I can't believe that is all she is getting! 6 months in a mental hospital and "maybe" will spend the rest of her life there? MAYBE?

I remember when this happened and I've never seen police so disgusted and angry as they were at this woman for treating the poor little boy like that. They said they'd never seen a case of abuse so horrible.

IMO, his "continence" problems started because she kept him locked in his room and he couldn't get to the bathroom...what did she expect ? She's obviously nuts but she deserves to be in prison. If she had the presence of mind to set up surveillance cameras on his room, etc, then she isn't truly insane. This infuriates me! :furious:

mayelf
11-16-2009, 10:06 PM
She put pine sol in his bath water and on his skin.. That right there is enough in my mind to send her to hell.

Texas Mist
11-16-2009, 10:14 PM
how was she able to keep him out of school? aren't there LAWS about sending kids to school?

don't educators recognize a starving child when they see one??

I've heard all her lies before -- It's too hard to believe that 'professionals' bought them.

So, so sad -- all those people failed this little guy. :(

Kymistry35
11-16-2009, 10:18 PM
Heres hoping that if this sick monster ever gets out of the mental hospital that she is killed.

Kymistry35
11-16-2009, 10:19 PM
how was she able to keep him out of school? aren't there LAWS about sending kids to school?

don't educators recognize a starving child when they see one??

I've heard all her lies before -- It's too hard to believe that 'professionals' bought them.

So, so sad -- all those people failed this little guy. :(

All she had to do was say she was homeschooling. That is all that is required. Well in NC anyway.

passionflower
11-16-2009, 10:30 PM
What is with all these wacko people especially a momster getting away with this?
No grandparents, neighbors, relatives to check on children?
I just do not understand how people can get away with this stuff...........

Missizzy
11-16-2009, 10:43 PM
I've advocated for many many children out of Contra Costa County and I have to say they are one of the worst county agencies when it comes to putting children first. I don't have the strength right now for research as this case just tears me up. But if you google lawsuits and Contra Costa County, you'll find pages and pages.

I've never been able to figure this county out. I'm certain there are fine workers there. But why do we see case after case like this? If a case can be bungled, they'll do it. Sometimes, I think they spend more time defending their actions than they do performing child welfare.

I truly believe that this little guy was born with multiple special needs and the mom was mentally challenged. A perfect storm for disaster. Is this an excuse for murder by torture? Absolutely not!! However, this is a prime example of a child who should have been removed from this home (along with his sister) and the mother's rights should have been terminated. Unless I've missed something, there was really no possibility of safety for that child in that home.

There's a paper trail and it will all lead back to the county turning a blind eye on a fragile child in desperate need of help. I can only hope that the sister finds a loving home who helps her on her pathway to healing.

Texas Mist
01-13-2010, 07:07 PM
Richmond Mom Found Insane In Son's Death Committed

Posted: 2:24 pm PST January 13, 2010

MARTINEZ, Calif. -- A Richmond mother who investigators say forced her 8-year-old son to bathe in household cleaner and his own feces has been committed to a state mental hospital after pleading no contest to his murder.

Court records show that 27-year-old Teresa Moses was sentenced last week to a maximum commitment of 25 years to life.
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Three doctors who evaluated her say Teresa Daniels suffered from paranoid delusions.

She could be released within 180 days if doctors find she has regained sanity. :shocked2:

http://www.ktvu.com/news/22229464/detail.html

I hope the locals are keeping an eye on this "mother".

Belinda
05-01-2010, 09:58 AM
WARNING: LINK CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF RAIJON'S INJURIES.

* Richmond Women, 26-Year-Old Teresa Moses Found To Be Insane For Alleged Torturing And Killing Of Her 8-Year-Old Son Raijon Daniels

Published by Staff Writer on June 18, 2009

www.valenciaippolitobowman.com

Three doctors who evaluated Teresa Moses, a 26-year-old Richmond woman accused of torturing and killing her 8-year-old son in 2006, found that she was legally insane at the time of his death, her attorney Emily Gunston said today.Moses has been charged with felony child abuse, torture and murder in connection with her son Raijon Danielsí death.All three mental health professionals, one psychiatrist and two forensic psychologists, concluded that Moses suffered from paranoid delusions and was incapable of knowing or understanding the nature and consequences of her actions, Deputy District Attorney Gerald Chang said.Prosecutors will be reviewing the reports and making a decision within the next couple of weeks about whether to accept a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity or take the case to trial,

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ĒBefore his death, Contra Costa Children and Family Services had received five separate reports from people who suspected that Raijon was being abused beginning in November 2005. The most recent report was in January 2006. Raijonís case was closed eight months before he died, according to CFS documents. Investigators found no evidence that Moses had abused Raijonís half-sister, who is now 5 or 6 years old, but a CFS report alleged that the girl had suffered severe mental and emotional trauma from witnessing her motherís continuous torture and abuse of Raijon, according to a California Court of Appeal decision issued in 2008.

BBM. Much more at link.
http://fugitive.com/archives/7515

Belinda
05-01-2010, 10:02 AM
Child Abuse
1/14/2010
Christopher Keane
In California, Teresa Moses is sentenced to maximum commitment in a state mental hospital in connection with the death of her 8-year-old son, Raijon Daniels. She pleaded no contest to charges of first-degree murder. A news story report alleges doctors determined Ms. Moses is criminally insane and suffers from paranoid delusions which led to the chronic abuse of her son. Raijon passed away on October 27, 2006. Autopsy findings determined Raijon died from battered child syndrome. His little sister is now in protective custody with Contra Costa County Children and Family Services.

http://www.keanelaw.com/blog/in-california-teresa-moses-is-sentenced-to-maximum-commitment-in-a-state-mental-hospital-in-conn.cfm

kbl8201
05-01-2010, 12:52 PM
I'd like to pass a law that you can physically stop a parent from things like that - without being charged with assault yourself.


law smaw.....if i saw something like that they might have to end up charging me with attempted murder.

kbl8201
05-01-2010, 12:53 PM
so does this mean she wont ever get out hopefully?

Columbo
05-01-2010, 01:35 PM
so does this mean she wont ever get out hopefully?

According to this article, it sounds like she might get out in a few years. Sickening! She should be spayed, at the very least.

http://fugitive.com/archives/7515

kbl8201
05-01-2010, 01:47 PM
<sigh>

kbl8201
05-01-2010, 02:08 PM
Can't understand why the law doesn't realize vigilante justice WILL happen so long as they continue to FAIL our children!! Children are precious, defenseless, and most often harmless up to a certain age..ADULTS know better. When adults commit crimes against defenseless children and nothing suitable is done about it time and time again..and the abuse doesn't stop nor slow down, families, parents and people who just love children will start to take matters into their own hands. And why wouldn't they? The law is supposed to "protect and serve"...protect the criminals and serve themselves!

hitting thanks wasnt good enough :dance:

Litlred
05-01-2010, 05:02 PM
This woman needs to be executed sane or insane, not released.

SyraKelly
09-13-2010, 07:01 PM
That woman is just plain EVIL!!!!

Columbo
04-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Theresa Moses is now a free woman. Her doctors at the mental hospital declared her no longer a threat to society. Supposedly she has completely changed. I don't believe it.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_23119430/woman-freed-three-years-after-being-sentenced-killing

MsFacetious
04-28-2013, 07:42 PM
The ONLY consolation here is this:

Moses was awaiting trial when she was stripped of all parental rights for the girl,
who was Raijon's half-sister.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_23119430/woman-freed-three-years-after-being-sentenced-killing


This is why I HATE these laws!!! :stormingmad:
It needs to be that you are in the mental hospital until you are SANE... then you go to PRISON!!!
I am SO sick of women torturing their kids and only spending a couple of years in a mental hospital!
This was not a "crime of passion" this was long term TORTURE. :banghead:

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_23119430/woman-freed-three-years-after-being-sentenced-killing

For at least a year before Raijon died of battered child syndrome in October 2006,
the boy was tortured with high-pressure hoses and household chemicals.
He slept duct-taped to his bed in his Richmond apartment locked from the outside and monitored by video cameras.

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5296/raijon.jpg

mommy23
04-29-2013, 01:00 AM
wow..........

jjenny
04-29-2013, 08:47 AM
Why do we have to put up with not guilty by reason of insanity laws?
They are outrageous.
If someone is deemed "cured" by the shrinks, put them in prison to serve the reset of the sentence, not let them run free on the street.

Spurser
04-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Who wants to bet this loser gets pregnant within months? She will have yet another child to torture. Why didn't they fix the bitc*?

Angels_Not_Forgotten
04-29-2013, 01:01 PM
How does a woman who holds a job and not beat her daughter get away with this? She apparently had some grasp on reality, enough that the only person affected by these "delusions" was her son. And the poor sister that had to watch this pos of a mom kill her brother. I just don't understand at all. :(

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CanManEh
04-29-2013, 05:22 PM
It sounds to me like the boy was so scared of his mother almost like he had a trigger to her when she maybe started yelling or a look even hearing her coming up the stairs that he would loose control of his bodily functions from being so dam terrified knowing what was coming' everything just let go he's so scared that's why he is urinating and defacating on himself . What a cute little guy he was too so sad / tragic .Terrible that he is gone may he RIP but atleast he is safe and can't be harmed anymore and I hope she gets the same remmedy he was forced to swallow only in her case it's injected in to her viens actually she doesn't even deserve something that humain in my eyes...

believe09
04-29-2013, 05:58 PM
why do we have to put up with not guilty by reason of insanity laws?
They are outrageous.
If someone is deemed "cured" by the shrinks, put them in prison to serve the reset of the sentence, not let them run free on the street.


amen.

He was a beautiful boy. Just beautiful. I think that people like her get a dx of crazy because no one could possibly believe that this was intentional and systematic. That is the only thought I am going to devote to her, because she is very broken.

Like jjenny said, lwop once she is "cured."

Lovejac
03-16-2014, 07:03 PM
UPDATE:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23119433/woman-freed-three-years-after-being-sentenced-killing

Woman freed three years after being sentenced for killing son while insane

mikeysmommom
03-22-2014, 03:06 AM
UPDATE:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23119433/woman-freed-three-years-after-being-sentenced-killing

Woman freed three years after being sentenced for killing son while insane

Unbelievable ! No way should this woman be free. I hope she is not around any children ever.