Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Lovejac, Apr 3, 2009.
This is a rather strange and very sad case. Here's a little more background.
Teen charged in son's death found infant brother dead
ETA She was 8 at the time of her infant brothers death, babysitting alone the infant & a 5 year old brother.
So at the ripe old age of 8, this child is put in charge of an infant and a 3-year old and the infant dies. At the age of 15 she is pregnant with her own child. At the age of 16, she is accused of killing her child and is pregnant with her 2nd child. What is wrong with this story?
This is really tragic on so many levels.
And her mother--31--had her when the mom was 15. Jeesh.
And the mother has a year old child.
"Truong, a junior at South Community High School, lives with her mother, 31-year-old Van Truong, a year-old brother, another brother three years her junior, and a boyfriend of seven months..."
Sad. So sad. It appears this family is caught in the cycle and can't find their way out. And now, with the current events, the story will just get more tragic. What chance is there that any of these children will finish high school, let alone become productive members of society? The family will now also have to deal with the stigma of having a murderer in the family if this girl is found guilty. Just sad.
There are links to a series of articles on the case here, as well as video of the false confession.
Anatomy of a bad confession - video of the police interview that coerced the false confession.
From June 2016:
Worcester to pay $2.1M settlement to young mother whose murder confession was tossed
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