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GUILTY IL - Giselle Gomez, 1, dies in hot car, Belleville, 5 Aug 2009

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  1. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.bnd.com/news/local/story/873588.html

    Friday, Aug. 07, 2009

    Rest in peace little one.
     
  2. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.bnd.com/breaking_news/story/873392.html

    Another article about Giselle. I wanted to quote some stats I have never seen reported in one article before:

     
  3. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    :furious: I acnnot say what I would love to say right now.

    Another little angel in heaven now.
     
  4. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    I feel the same way, LaLaw2000,

    It's so hard to hear yet another child needlessly dying in a hot car. Heartbreaking and preventable, yet it still happens in this day and age. As parent's or caretaker's we have a responsibility for their safety. This is just heartbreaking. :furious:
     
  5. 4Kat

    4Kat New Member

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    These poor little children! God bless them!
     
  6. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Children should never knowingly be left in a car for any length of time and it is sad that some parents still don't realize this. My prayers for this family.
     
  7. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    is it just me or is this getting worse every year?? I dont remember this happening so much when I was younger.
     
  8. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Here is a quote from the article linked in post #2:

    I don't remember it happening as much when I was younger but I have to admit I didn't follow news like this as much when I was younger.

    Statistically 37 children dying from being left in a car, is relatively low. But it's 37 too many IMHO.

    I thought the break down into percentages was interesting (I quoted that in post #2).

    I agree that something needs to be invented or more public education needs to be done (at the very least) so that we decrease those numbers hopefully to almost zero (we can't deter someone who sets out to murder a child but we can try to prevent accidents and correct ignorance IMHO).

    Hyperthermia is a horrible death. To lose any child is a great loss not only to the family but to the community as well.
     
  9. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    I can answer that one, Amanda! It didn't happen like it does now! People used to remember they actually have children. Most people weren't stupid enough to leave them for an hour and a half in a hot car! GRRRRRR! :furious: (I think those stats are low and inaccurate, imo.)

    I hope this woman never sees the light of day again!! Heat blisters all over that baby's body!! What a POS!
     
  10. chesterp

    chesterp Former Member

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    Thanks for the stats.......amazing. You read about this quite a bit...and you wonder HOW this could happen accidently. A lot of times the parent/caregiver is wasted.....but some are just accidents.
     
  11. wonders

    wonders My opinion's may not alway's be right but they are

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    In this day and age I just don't undersatand why anyone would leave a child in a car on purpose ever. It's not only stupid it's just down right dangerous.
    Poor little things.
     
  12. Marina2

    Marina2 New Member

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    Besides the risk of death from hyperthermia, did the parents ever consider that the 2 1/2 year old might put the car in gear? You never leave a child in a car with the engine running. It's not even safe to leave a dog in a car with the enigine running.

    Toddlers love to get their hands on the dashboard controls. I haven't read all the articles yet, but it seems that the parents thought the children would be alright with the car running and the air on. The older child probably woke up and went right for the dash to play. She may have turned the air off or switched it over to the heater.
    This never should have happened. The parents should have used a little common sense and realized, air conditioner or not, the car was running and not safe to leave the children in.
     
  13. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    We have a 24/7 news cycle now plus kids are now kept in the back plus more mothers work outside the home and take there children to other places for care - I believe those factors contribute to us hearing about more accidental deaths from children left in hots cars.

    In this case, it seems that the parents were woefully ignorant of what can happen when you leave a young child in a car for any period of time. It doesn't sound like they forgot, but rather left the child there knowingly.
     
  14. Marina2

    Marina2 New Member

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    I hope that whoever this was, family member, mom or whoever, they are charged and held accountable for this child's death. Too often, these parents are given sympathy for their loss and never pay for their negligence. I agree that she/he is suffering but classifying it as a "horrible mistake" without holding the caregiver accountable for a negligent decision is wrong. Until parents are held accountable, these mistakes will continue to happen. It seems that regard for the child's safety is not enough for them to rethink a stupid (negligent) decision to leave a child in a car with the engine running. Maybe they'll give a little more thought before making these "horrible mistakes" if the risk they take is a long prison sentence. Put their life on the line and see if it doesn't result in less innocent children dying from a "horrible mistake".

    Imo, this is clearly a case of negligent homicide and whoever left those children in that car should be so charged and punished.
     
  15. cleo612

    cleo612 My reason for waking up each day!

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    This is really such a tragedy. There is no excuse for forgetting a baby in its carseat or for leaving it intentionally in a car (running or not).

    When I put gas in my car with my little 14 month old granddaughter in her carseat, and have to go in to pay for the gas, I take her with me. Even if I just stop at the front door of my corner convenience store and have to walk only 6 paces to the counter from my car, the baby goes with me.

    I can't imagine leaving her in the car--even though taking her in and out for just a minute or two is extra work.

    I would rather have that minute or two of extra work than to suffer a lifetime of regret.
     
  16. Angels_Not_Forgotten

    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    so what's the point in it running if the air wasn't on? i'm just confused and angered by the whole thing! i can't imagine...RIP little one :(
     
  17. Marthatex

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    It's just sickening!! Anyone should know not to do this; you don't deserve to have kids if you can't take care of them properly, IMO.
     
  18. jnTexas

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

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    blisters all over the body after an hour and half? That sounds fishy. Assuming the 2 1/2 yr old was in a car seat if it was 89 out why would the air be off if she left it running? you would think the air would've been on while she was driving to the insurance office. this case is just to strange!!
     
  19. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    That's something I didn't understand either jntexas. You and I know what Texas weather is like, and I'm pretty sure IL doesn't have it like we do.

    I have never heard of blisters all over the body like that before have you?

    Which leads me to the following questions in my mind:

    1. Was this child in direct sunlight for an hour and half and very fair skinned?

    2. Did this child have some kind of reaction due to medication?

    3. Were the blisters due to an allergic reaction?

    Don't get me wrong. Never ever should that woman have left her children unattended for an hour an half. Ever. Especially in a car in the summer.

    But the blisters puzzle me.
     
  20. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    There was a case locally where something like this happened. I believe that the heat alone caused her blisters.
     

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