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    IL - Katie McCarron, 3, autistic, murdered, Morton, 13 May 2006

    http://www.pjstar.com/stories/011108...F9S16O.007.php

    Maybe I could fix her this way, and in heaven she would be complete," McCarron told police during the interview May 15, 2006, two days after she allegedly killed 3-year-old Katherine "Katie" McCarron by suffocating her with a plastic garbage bag.
    McCarron, 39, described the killing in her own words and gave a first-hand account of what took place the day she drove to her mother's empty Morton home a few blocks away from her own. There, she wrapped a garbage bag around Katie's head while she played with toys on the floor.

    I have been following this story as the woman involved was a fill in pathologist at our hospital sometimes. At first I thought she had to be insane to do this, which is what she is trying to plead to but now that I know the whole story as the trial started a few days ago and all the deails are coming out, I think it was definitely premeditated and she knew exactly what she was doing. Just wanted to see what others thought.

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    As the mom of a little boy who has autism this really makes me angry. I hope she recieves the punishment she deserves and I am sorry that her little girl was unfortunate enough to have her as her mother.

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    Same here, cali. I don't understand it.

    I wonder if this is one of the mothers that Steve Huff wrote about a long time ago? There was a mother that had an online presence and had written articles about autism, etc. I wonder if this is her.

    I couldn't open the news link. It keeps messing up my pc for some stupid reason!! argh

    Thanks for the info, imthemom.

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    yes-it was premeditated...if she wanted to be "kind" to her child, kill her painlessly...she SUFFOCATED her? Throw away the key, then we all will feel as complete...

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    yes-it was premeditated...if she wanted to be "kind" to her child, kill her painlessly...she SUFFOCATED her? Throw away the key, then we all will feel as complete...
    I am not sure if it is in the article linked above but she made many statements to family about how she hated autism and she wanted Katie to be mainstream by the time she started school. She also told people she would rather have a child with cancer. That statement made me especially sick. The grandmother wanted to know if Katie suffered and Karen answered that not at first but the last minute was horrible. She is acting crazy in the court room and the judge has advised the jurors not to base their decision on her behavior. I can't say if she is insane or not but I do think she is smart enough to fake it. She was a doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Same here, cali. I don't understand it.

    I wonder if this is one of the mothers that Steve Huff wrote about a long time ago? There was a mother that had an online presence and had written articles about autism, etc. I wonder if this is her.

    I couldn't open the news link. It keeps messing up my pc for some stupid reason!! argh

    Thanks for the info, imthemom.
    http://www.hoinews.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=83632

    Heres another link, hope that one works for you.

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    In news article Karen stated that thoughts of killing Katie started a year prior to actual slaying, but that she had put those thoughts out of her head. Obviously not! I'm appalled at her statement that she'd rather have a child with cancer. To me this was premeditated, IMO.

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    If she was a doctor, I clearly remember Steve writing about her then.

    If she had these thoughts a year prior she should have sought help.

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    Thanks for the new link, imthemom. That worked.

    It made me cry reading that it was "a spur of the moment decision". Do you know how long it takes to suffocate someone? It takes a long time. That poor little girl probably struggled for quite a few minutes with that bag over her head and her mom struggling against her.

    I would like to do the same to her.

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    The statement she gave police regarding her attempted suicide really ticked me off. "I tried to do one slice against my wrist, but didn't like it. I didn't know if I could go through with it". Perhaps she should have used a garbage bag! Can anybody tell I'm outraged!! I hope she gets the 100 years.


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    Well, this POS mother "fixed her" daughter ... real good. She'd been thinking about doing this for the entire last year (from what I read.) She "didn't like" how the knife felt when attempting suicide? Imagine that.
    The saddest part is that she didn't do this instead.

    Yes ... these crimes are really starting to get to me. Between this one and the animal who murdered the 6-month old baby because he "wanted a son" ... too much to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddyDecaf View Post
    Well, this POS mother "fixed her" daughter ... real good. She'd been thinking about doing this for the entire last year (from what I read.) She "didn't like" how the knife felt when attempting suicide? Imagine that.
    The saddest part is that she didn't do this instead.

    Yes ... these crimes are really starting to get to me. Between this one and the animal who murdered the 6-month old baby because he "wanted a son" ... too much to think about.

    Yeah and I bet she treated her daughter with the utmost respect during the year she had those thoughts. People like this make me sick. I can say autism or not I would have taken this child. I know children with autism can and do progress. You just have to enjoy every single hard earned step, no matter how small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    Yeah and I bet she treated her daughter with the utmost respect during the year she had those thoughts. People like this make me sick. I can say autism or not I would have taken this child. I know children with autism can and do progress. You just have to enjoy every single hard earned step, no matter how small.
    People like this make me sick as well Spaz. My little boy is has autism so I know what life is like and I am so angry about this. I take joy in every hard step he takes. It sounds to me like this woman was all about her. The child didn't live up to her impossible expectations so she had to go. I am sure she treated this poor child terribly and I hope she is thrown in jail for the rest of her life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calidreamin View Post
    People like this make me sick as well Spaz. My little boy is has autism so I know what life is like and I am so angry about this. I take joy in every hard step he takes. It sounds to me like this woman was all about her. The child didn't live up to her impossible expectations so she had to go. I am sure she treated this poor child terribly and I hope she is thrown in jail for the rest of her life.
    She did treat her badly, testimony about how she never hugged her or kissed her and how the father had taken Katie to a treatment facility for many months leaving her with the other child. She felt her life would be perfect without this imperfect child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthemom View Post
    She did treat her badly, testimony about how she never hugged her or kissed her and how the father had taken Katie to a treatment facility for many months leaving her with the other child. She felt her life would be perfect without this imperfect child.
    That is my opinion of this "mother" also, It was all about her and how her child wasn't perfect. I hope the jury is able to see this and will throw her under the jail where she belongs.

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