- Nov 11, 2013
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#2 is a little unclear. The CCTV didn’t observe any church members near the car and the witness, who was inside the church, said he saw the older children enter but made no mention of them being accompanied by a church member.The details of what happened at the mother's arrival to church is chilling, because I can see it playing out as described. Mother arrives almost an hour late, is frazzled, parks in a different spot (Why??), and in the hustle of unloading and getting everyone and everything into the church, a string of assumptions were made. Assumption #1: that what happened every Sunday would still happen, despite being so late (maybe those who would normally take infant were already settled in church?). #2: That as the other 3 children walked in with a church member, the 4th baby was with the adult church member. #3 when she didn't see the infant, she assumed the child was sleeping and not visible because of that. #4 father made same assumption.
My only questions, from the information in the affidavit, is why she didn't see the infant in the vehicle when she got her last load of stuff? And why did she park in a different space?
If that is true then it appears that no one was around to walk with the older kids either. The only thing perfectly clear is no church member went to the car for the baby.
It makes sense since the mother was late that the church members were all inside. IMO it’s a little odd that the mother didn’t notice that and in fact told LE that the older kids went inside with an older member.
Without further clarification it’s hard to say which, if any church members were present. But in either case it doesn’t seem like the mother forgot the baby intentionally; rather she may have been preoccupied with getting herself inside. Is that manslaughter or child neglect?