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    IL - Mom, boyfriend charged with drowning 3 kids in Clinton Lake

    I'm curious to what the motive was. How could they do that??? Our world is so damn evil.

    Article here

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    I think the give away here is that the adults were on the shore.
    Come on! If my car rolls into the water with my kids in it I'm going in after them not waiting for anyone.
    I don't care if the water is cold.

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    same here, I'd die trying to save my child. Without him, I'd be dead inside anyways......

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    There's no doubt about it, I'd have died trying, clinging to the car if necessary, to save my children. Susan the Shover Smith comes to mind. Ugh.

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    Oh I so remember her face (Susan Smith) crying at that news conference begging for her children and the whole time that B*&^% knew where her children were. And I remember those babies faces like it was yesterday. So innocent, so cute and taken by some selfish B*&^% because she decided they were cramping her lifestyle. You're right Imon, UGH comes to mind.

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    Yes, alpharee. It just breaks my heart to think of those innocent little guys thinking that mom would rescue them, when they became uncomfortable. This woman could try the patience of a saint. I weep for the little guys, yet. And all so she could get it on with some boyfriend who didn't want the kids. Whatever she goes through, surely isn't enough. God is her final one to answer to, and we on Earth are grateful, as His treatment of her will surely be different. Imagine those innocent babes, rolling into the water, and dying from drowning. I shudder. This case ellicits bad feelings from me that I hate to admit. That, and JonBenet Ramsey having to leave this world in the manner she did. All the kiddies at the hands of a person in a fiduciary position in their lives. Sob....

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    A woman accused of drowning her three children in a lake cried and wiped her eyes Thursday as a judge read the murder charges against her and told her she could be eligible for the death penalty.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105486,00.html

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    A woman accused of drowning her three young children in a car submerged in a lake had asked her mother to take custody of two of them just months before their deaths, the mother said Thursday.
    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20031211_2335.html

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    this crime isn't too far from my hometown ... it makes me physically sick to think of those poor kids as their mother watched the car roll into the water and they were helpless, probably crying. How can people do this???
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

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    A grand jury indicted two former Clinton residents Thursday afternoon in connection with the drowning of three children Sept. 2 in Clinton Lake.

    http://www.news-gazette.com/story.cfm?Number=15110


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    A Springfield attorney has been named to the defense team for Amanda Hamm, the Clinton mother charged in the drowning deaths of her three children
    http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/12...31230009.shtml

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    This really is horrible. Please don't take this the wrong way- it is not the Grandmother's job to take the children but I do remember reading one of the earliest articles that came out where the Grandmother said she would have taken all three kids but this most recent article said her daughter asked her and she said she could only take one. Very hard to discern what to do in a case like this. On the one hand, the Grandmother has raised her family and has a right to live her life now. And of course who could imagine that this could transpire. On the other, who knows what could have been avoided if the father or grandmother had dug a little deeper to identify what the roots of the request were all about. Either way, a tragedy for all involved. So sad.

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    Oh, God. What a terrible, terrible story. I cannot fathom a greater tragedy.

    Imon, I must give you credit--Susan "the shover" Smith is a great alliteration--we agree upon that point.

    Who could argue against the death penalty in such cases?

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    A mother and her former boyfriend accused in the deaths of her three children -- who drowned when their car plunged into a lake -- pleaded innocent to first-degree murder charges Wednesday.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/01/07/submerged.car.ap/

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    A Clinton woman and her former boyfriend, both accused of drowning her three children in Clinton Lake last September, will not face a death sentence if they are convicted, a special prosecutor said Monday.
    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...drownings+case

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