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    mother arrested after leaving 17 month old to die in hot car

    22 year mother hooters waitress, apparantly "forgot" to drop the child off in daycare. Friends and family say that the young mother was overwhelmed with being a mom and that her child was not a priority so they arrested her. It has not mentioned who or where the father of the tot is.

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/p...1baby1031.html
    RIP Liana Sandoval, Kelsey Briggs, and Baby P.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocgirl View Post
    22 year mother hooters waitress, apparantly "forgot" to drop the child off in daycare. Friends and family say that the young mother was overwhelmed with being a mom and that her child was not a priority so they arrested her. It has not mentioned who or where the father of the tot is.

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/p...1baby1031.html

    Lets all note how the business man who had the alarm on his car did not go to jail even though he kept turning the alarm off while his child died.
    I guess his child WAS his priority???


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    Sorry if she was overwhelmed with being a Mom! Who isn't? So sad her child wasn't a priority. That sweet baby. I really hope this was an accident. Friends and family saying she wanted her freedom?


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    She apparently had no interest or time to be a mother. At 22, she knew there were things she could have done NOT to get pregnant or options available if she didn't want to keep her baby.


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    This child didn't die which could be the difference, but still...it does point out how much it varies upon prosecution of such an offense.

    Tulsa County prosecutors say they will not charge a woman who left her one-month-old son in a hot car earlier this year. The child was left in a locked car outside an Owasso business with the window rolled up in August. Temperatures at the time were 104 degrees.

    http://kotv.com/news/local/story/?id=138606
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    They always "forgot". Yeah right. Poor little baby.


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    I have 3 children. They are older now but I can tell you I never once "forgot" they were in their car seats in the back of the car! I'll never understand this....not ever!


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    my son is 21 months old, and believe me, if i left the car without him @ 17 months old, the world would know it- its not like a 3 month old who sleeps most of the time and is quiet in the car... sometimes my son is so loud, jabbering away to himself, i have to turn the radio up loud just to hear the traffic report at 7 in the morning...
    I know its not the daycare or caregivers responsibility, but both places ive taken my kids, would call me if they weren't there when they were supposed to be...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pjop View Post
    I have 3 children. They are older now but I can tell you I never once "forgot" they were in their car seats in the back of the car! I'll never understand this....not ever!
    I totally agree! If they were communicating with their children instead of talking on their cellphones, listening to their music, or otherwise being so self-absorbed...they would KNOW their children were there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    Lets all note how the business man who had the alarm on his car did not go to jail even though he kept turning the alarm off while his child died.
    I guess his child WAS his priority???
    There seems to be a huge disparity in the ways these types of cases are handled - with people on the lower end of the socio-economic system bearing the harshest punishments.

    My prayers for this overwhelmed young mother.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!


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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    There seems to be a huge disparity in the ways these types of cases are handled - with people on the lower end of the socio-economic system bearing the harshest punishments.

    My prayers for this overwhelmed young mother.
    I have noticed in some of the threads about it here also. It seems to be more "accidental" when the parent/s are middle/upper class, than if a poor single mom does it. I can understand where the mother has NO daycare and takes the baby to work, it's no way accidental the child was left in the car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pjop View Post
    I have 3 children. They are older now but I can tell you I never once "forgot" they were in their car seats in the back of the car! I'll never understand this....not ever!
    Me either! And, to go all that time, in this case 7 hours, and she never thought about her child, never thought to take 30 seconds on her break and check-in with the sitter? I don't understand as a parent how you go all day with such a young child and never think about them, which might then remind you, child is in car!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae View Post
    I have noticed in some of the threads about it here also. It seems to be more "accidental" when the parent/s are middle/upper class, than if a poor single mom does it. I can understand where the mother has NO daycare and takes the baby to work, it's no way accidental the child was left in the car.
    I agree SadieMae, the doctor was not charged but why is this girl who works at Hooters being charged. I am sure the doc got a lawyer right away though... I do not understand how someone can forget their baby but I don't condone her being charged when other people have not been.


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    This girl is being charged because it is very obvious from what her friends and family are saying, its possible this was not an "accident".

    NO mother that loves her child passionately, and has bonded with the child, forgets about them for 7 hours. I think about my 3 year old 24/7 and when she is not with me, I think of her every few minutes.

    Some mothers are charged, some are not and it all depends on each circumstance. I am thinking this mother thought the child was a burden, interfered with the dating and love life, etc..
    RIP Liana Sandoval, Kelsey Briggs, and Baby P.


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    I think it's an accident. Whatever she said, however much she may have had mixed feelings about being a mother - her car was parked where people were walking by it - police theorize the tinted windows made the child hard to see - but if she wanted him dead, she would have parked someplace more isolated.


    Definite "class" tones to this report though - they have to specify she was a waitress at "Hooters" - which has a tone of - "one step up from a pole-dancer or prostitute".


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