GUILTY FL - Angeliah Duncan, 11 mos, shaken to death, Hollywood, 12 June 2009

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  1. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    (snipped)

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1171639.html

    How many cases are we gonna see like this before we have a much-needed overhaul of the protection system? And, it's another boyfriend of the Mom!!:furious:
     
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  3. jnTexas

    jnTexas Can't wait for softball and baseball to start :-)

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    OMG!!! Why isn't the mother being charged? child neglect? covering up abuse?

    Just sick!!!!!!
     
  4. Disguiseduser0308

    Disguiseduser0308 New Member

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    :( Poor sweet baby. She didn't get to see her first birthday. Stories like this only solidify my resolve to never involve myself with another man should anything happen to my marriage. It leaves me to wonder what these mothers are thinking when they witness or see signs of abuse and don't leave or call the police.

    Pardon my french.. but, damn it.. do something! Your child is far more precious than any man could ever be.

    RIP sweet Angeliah. You will never again feel pain.
     
  5. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    In the article it stated that the doctors did not believe the previous head injuries to be signs of abuse (which in and of itself irks me considering the circumstances). Unfortunately, at least in cases I've had better knowledge of, if the doctors says there are no signs of abuse, the court usually won't authorize removal of the child. In the courts eyes, the doctors know best, and if there are no signs of abuse, then CPS is wanting to remove the child with no reason and should provide the parent with services before considering removal of the child.

    Now, I don't know if that is truely the case with this incident. Just going on what was stated in the article and what I know about the system. If it turns out the doctors did indicate abuse, or CPS didn't even ask, then I'll be very upset with CPS. If it turns out the doctors honestly said the injuries weren't caused by abuse, then I'll be upset with the doctors!!
     
  6. Angels_Not_Forgotten

    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    you know, once again we're hearing about the boyfriend being charged. AS he should! but come on people, what about endangering the welfare of a child?? Is MOM not accountable AT ALL?? can she go back out and have more kids and more boyfriends and more tragedies that could have been EASILY avoided? I'm just sickened by these sorry mothers in the world. Our children don't ask to be brought here. Period. WE do this, and to turn around and...I can't even finish my thought...
     
  7. CHICANA

    CHICANA Active Member

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    If the doctors didn't think it was possibly a case of abuse, who called CPS ?
     
  8. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    My understanding from following another case is that many doctors are NOT TRAINED to recognize the signs of abuse. This goes for many pediatricians. So, if abuse is suspected or the child has had 3 injuries before a certain age, CPS should be calling in a TRAINED DOCTOR to exam the child.

    In fact, I think we should pass laws that say all pediatricians and General Practitioners HAVE TO HAVE child abuse training. Doctors really are the first window into a child's life - they see the child for baby checkups, etc. They know when the child is not thriving or if the parents appear careless. Baby doctors really need to be trained to spot the signs of abuse or potential abuse.

    Salem
     
  9. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    Could have been someone who knew the family and thought it was hinky that the baby was getting the injuries.
     
  10. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    I fully agree that doctors need to be trained in abuse/neglect. Some doctors are too quick to jump the gun, and others are completely clueless! I think that along with training, if a doctor suspects abuse in any way, the child should be sent to a specialist who has received extensive training. Doctors are the first window into a child's life. Along with the fact that courts will often take what a doctor has to say over what CPS has to say. If a doctor says no abuse, the courts, often, will agree, regardless of what CPS thinks.
     
  11. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From April 2014:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1963139.html

    According to Florida DOC, Weekes is now serving 23 years in prison:

    http://www.dc.state.fl.us/activeinmates/detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&SessionID=899785830
     

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