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    PA - Amber Brewington for attempted murder of disabled son, Pittsburgh, 2008

    Amber Brewington's son Noah King is four months old. He's also in a hospital suffering from seizures.

    A nurse saw Brewington disconnecting the baby's feeding tube and trying to put salt in it. LE found a syringe, Morton's table salt and two bottles filled with saline soulution in the mother's backpack. Brewington said she was trying to speed up the boy's death.

    The 21 year old Brewington is charged with attempted homocide among other charges.


    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_578007.html

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    She's claiming post partum depression.

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    Well this just p*sses me off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcomSquaddie View Post
    She's claiming post partum depression.
    Where you see that, Xcom?

    I don't doubt it.

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    Here ya go:
    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...42/detail.html


    Here are the other articles I can find:

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/16916332/detail.html
    (Her grandfather says she has bipolar disorder.)

    http://kdka.com/local/Salt.poisoning.baby.2.773105.html
    http://kdka.com/local/Baby.sodium.po....2.772886.html
    http://kdka.com/local/baby.poison.sodium.2.772221.html


    ETA: I don't discount PPD as a defense. I'll wait for the evaluations before I start up the coals. It sounds like the girl had multiple mental issues.

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    I read that police are trying to determine if Noah was sick prior to the hospital incident. One telling sign is that the article states that when Noah first arrived to the hospital he had one of the highest levels of sodium in his body--even for an adult. I strongly suspect Munchhausen's Syndrome By Proxy, and that she made him sick from the start as a result of that bizarre disorder. This just sickens me inside.

    Prayers for baby Noah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    I read that police are trying to determine if Noah was sick prior to the hospital incident. One telling sign is that the article states that when Noah first arrived to the hospital he had one of the highest levels of sodium in his body--even for an adult. I strongly suspect Munchhausen's Syndrome By Proxy, and that she made him sick from the start as a result of that bizarre disorder. This just sickens me inside.

    Prayers for baby Noah.
    The articles said that the doctors in TN would only say he was being treated. They transferred him to PGH with his father. The TN doctors would not talk at all, so it's hard to say.

    I agree, MSbP could be a factor. Or PPD, or BPD. Quite a list.

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    Thanks for the links, Squaddie.

    Grandpop says she'd die for those kids. Kids plural. So there's more children.

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    What is the world coming to, with all crimes committed against our children, some of them cannot even be protected by their own mothers, such a sad state of affairs.

    I hope Noah suvives and goes to a family who will give him the unconditional love that all our children deserve.

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    Poor little guy....


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    Dug a little in Tennessee (Internetually of course, ) and found some more info:

    http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs....=2008807170372

    Paula Baker, Brewington's next-door neighbor in Duck River, Tenn., recalled that Noah got sick a few weeks after he was born in March. He was taken to a local hospital suffering from dehydration and other related ailments.

    "He was a healthy baby, a happy baby and then all of a sudden he got sick," Baker said.

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?s=8687129

    http://www.wsmv.com/news/16898049/detail.html

    The baby, Noah King, went to the hospital for a case of salmonella, was treated for dehydration and had seizures and a stroke. Brewington's brother said she had been up and down emotionally since the baby became sick.

    Brewington's relatives said doctors told them the baby contracted salmonella before he was born.

    Brewington told Pittsburgh investigators that her son became severely ill in May and later suffered possible brain damage. The Associated Press reported that police believe the boy's medical problems were caused entirely by his mother.

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    Jenkins said he knows Brewington didn't say that she was trying to speed up Noah's death, but he said she may have told detectives she was trying to help Noah get to heaven. He said Brewington would say whatever she could to get someone off her back.

    Jenkins said that for Brewington, death and heaven are completely different.

    "Speeding up his death is like, 'I'm trying to kill him.' Trying to help him get to heaven is like, 'I'm trying to help him,'" Jenkins said.
    That guy (her grandfather) sounds like a complete moron.

    There are other children involved:
    Brewington has two children with him and a third child by another man, Stangrecki said.


    So it does sound like MSbP, and there doesn't seem to be any question of the mother's guilt. Sounds like a case for Court-Ordered Sterilization to me.

    The kid has already had a stroke. Now there is the possibility of brain damage. Doesn't look good for the little guy.

    Prayers.

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    Does anyone think this might be her myspace? You'll have to look at the pics...
    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=347147637

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    How did she give him Salmonella before he was born?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Does anyone think this might be her myspace? You'll have to look at the pics...
    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=347147637
    Certainly could be her, TM. I can't see the pics though. That would make her 21st birthday the other day.

    Squaddie's link says she has three kids. Are there three in the pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcomSquaddie View Post
    She's claiming post partum depression.

    Don't they always claim that and people fall all over themselves to accept that reason and support the mother who is a cold blooded murderer.

    There is NO EXCUSE for murdering your child.

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