GA - Markea Berry, 16, starved to death, Cobb County, June 2012

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  1. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...aughter-death_n_1606322.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

     
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    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    What?! She slammed a child's head into a sink last year and still had these kids?!

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    A 16-year-old girl weighed just 40 pounds when police say she starved to death at the hands of a mother who "hated her."

    Authorities found Markea Blakely-Berry dead on Friday in her Atlanta-area home. Her 38-year-old mom, Ebony Berry, had called authorities after first reaching out to her dad when she found teen and couldn&#8217;t revive her.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...sessed-hunger-article-1.1098295#ixzz1yR8YcQ4t

    Scapegoat. :( Only this child was starved. The others are reported to have appeared healthy and normal weight.
     
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    Markea's father Mark Blakely, who did not live with Berry and his daughter, says child protective services (CPS) should have stepped in while the family lived in Grand Rapids.

    Michigan CPS launched several investigations, but only one found substantiate abuse, WOOD-TV reports.

    "She ran to do wrong," Blakely says of Berry's move to Georgia. "Nobody helped, nobody tried to stop her. The system knew that she wasn't wrapped all the way tight."

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...sessed-hunger-article-1.1098295#ixzz1yR8ww4R0
     
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    Markea, who was born with mental disabilities, was dead when police arrived.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...sessed-hunger-article-1.1098295#ixzz1yR9C1EwA

    the more I uncover, the worse it is. Poor Markea, I am so sorry sweetie. What an awful end to what appears to have been an awful life.

    http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/grand_rapids/family-mom-hated-daughter-she-starved

    video at link

    Her family last saw Markea in 2008 during her last visit to Grand Rapids. Family members said they spoke to Markea after that visit, but always while her mother was present so they could not talk openly.

    Their concerns mounted over time. Drawings and notes from Markea - mailed without a return address - arrived.

    Markea's grandmother said one of the last drawings Markea sent was at Thanksgiving. It showed a table full of food, but empty plates.

    "Ham hearts, potato salad. She put it all down there, but when it came to her it was just a blank face. She didn't get to eat," said Goree.

    When the family spoke on the phone, Markea couldn't speak, and her mother said the girl was asleep.

    "I wish I had the willpower, I wish I had the strength, I wish I had the transportation to just go get them kids," said Goree.
     
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    I find it so pathetic when blood-relatives, neighbors, friends know something is wrong and stand back and do nothing. Then when someone dies as a result, they step up and suddenly have much to say - often that someone else should have done something, never them.
     
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    Woodland, IKR?
     
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    yes, it's always the 'system' that failed the child
     
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    OMG I am livid. As an adult I suffered from malnutrition and had an extensive plan for introduction back into the food world. I know I was in pain and suffering when I wasn't able to have food. How dare he? Also he doesn't feel one way or another?! OMG I'm angry.

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    "If her daughter -- if she did this -- then she did in fact break away from what she learned," he said. "I haven't interacted with her since sharing with her that being hungry is wonderful and convincing her to say it, too."

    Chung said he encourages hunger, but not starvation.

    "I am surprised. I am shocked. I didn't even know she had a daughter," Chung said of Berry.

    http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/grand_rapids/hungry-doctor-knew-starved-teens-mom

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    Another non-mother bio mom killing her own child. They should lock this thing up and foget to feed her.
     
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    From September 2014:

    http://www.cbs46.com/story/26666175...ears-in-prison-for-daughters-starvation-death

     

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