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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Somewhere Out There

    MS - Mother Attempts to Drown 3 Month Old

    These stories make me so angry. Give the child up for adoption, if you don't want it FGS!

    Purvis, MS

    "Wed. morning, Mary Elizabeth Booker allegedly carried her baby to a neighbor's pool, and submerged the baby for at least 15 minutes. The owner of the pool called police... "

    More at link.

    "Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you'll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    333 Halfway to Hell
    Oh man!!! Why o why would a mother do this to her child? 90 days old? 90 days??? WTH? I m so so sorry, but it makes me wonder how she treated the baby while she was pregnant? She had 9 months to make a plan, less than that if she had sought an abortion...which would have been a better choice seeing that now she held that child under water for 15 minutes???? Unresponsive? Brain dead is more like it...

    Sorry so sorry for the rant....but wow. I just don't want to see later on that she was incompetent to stand trial, when she was around people 9 months while pregnant and no one picked up that there was something wrong. Then another 90 days??? Poor child. That poor child.
    JMO, MOO, Doing my best. I am not perfect and I don't expect you to be either.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    New England
    It seems that people don't encourage adoption anymore. If you feel you can't deal with a baby, give it up! Let a couple who want a baby take care of it and love it. There are so many wanting to be parents out there that can't have them naturally. I personally know of a couple that would be excellent parents, but the adoption process was so overwhelming and expensive, they just couldn't do it.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Yep, unfortunately there is a lot of pressure to raise children. I know a family who found themselves expecting another child before they were ready. Having family members who'd tried for years to conceive, they did the logical thing and gave the baby up for them. Now the other side of the family seldom speaks to them.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    This baby is still in critical condition. Fifteen minutes? In a pool?

    Why, why would this lady go to a neighbors pool to drown her baby? Something is waaaaaay wrong here aside from trying to murder your child. Why wouldn't you go into your own bathroom? Did she specifically go to that neighbors pool or was just walking around and decided?

    Prayers for the little. Only on this earth three months and has to suffer already.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Around here somewhere
    I understand the stigma attached with saying that you need help. I understand that some mothers are taught that they better chew off their own arm before saying that they need help. That real mothers don't need help with their own babies.

    Bullspit! How can mothers not understand that it is much better to accept your own weakness and ask for help than to become a murderer? We have to take the stigma off of asking for help, or babies are going to keep dying or ending up brain dead.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    October 2012:

    A woman who Lamar County authorities said allegedly put her 3-month-old daughter in her neighbor’s swimming pool and walked away has been bound over to the grand jury...

    “We received the call at 7 a.m.,” he said. “And it was a rather strange call…the neighbor said it was ‘a matter of life and death’ and he needed someone at his house right away. He said his neighbor came over and she’d put her baby in his pool.”

    Gibbs said when one of his officers arrived at the residence, in the 200 block of Brown Street, he found the infant face down in the water.

    “My officer told me the child was just floating on top of the water,” Gibbs said. “He didn’t have to jump in the pool. He was able to reach into the pool and grab her out and he immediately began CPR.”...

    The baby, whose name was Meekness, had been transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson and was on life support, but died several days later.

    Charges against Booker were upgraded to murder and her bond was set at $1 million.

    Rest in Peace, baby Meekness

  8. #8
    I can't help but wonder if this is some sort of religious delusion. It seems that so many of these women resort to drowning as a means to 'save' or 'cleanse' their child. The name makes me wonder about some sort of religious angle as well.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Quote Originally Posted by Intheamadhouse View Post
    I can't help but wonder if this is some sort of religious delusion. It seems that so many of these women resort to drowning as a means to 'save' or 'cleanse' their child. The name makes me wonder about some sort of religious angle as well.
    Plus I looked for an update but couldn't find anything, and i couldn't find Angela Booker by doing inmate searches of local jails... So I figured she's probably still an inmate of a psychiatric hospital. Maybe being treated for postnatal psychosis. Which seems to quite often involve religious delusions.

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