NC - Mother charged after infant found dead on Christmas Eve

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  1. pappa rob

    pappa rob New Member

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    A Dallas, N.C., woman was charged with neglect and child abuse after her infant son was found dead in a filthy home on Christmas Eve while she was apparently high on prescription drugs.

    Stephanie Amber Tillman, 30, is charged with three counts of neglect and three counts of child abuse in connection with the baby’s death. Investigators plan to confer with the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office to determine if Tillman will face other charges.
    Investigators said the home was “filthy from human and animal waste and garbage,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article51825545.html#storylink=cpy
     
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  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Oh My Lord. She looks like The Walking Dead. WTH?
     
  4. Ray_of_hope

    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    Another innocent lost. More heartbreak. Lock her up and so happy that her other 2 children were taken. Hope the harm and neglect can be mitigated, but I can't imagine what and how they've survived.
     
  5. U2forever

    U2forever Nothing to stop this being the best day ever

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    Oh.My.God!

    Assault? Who assaulted her, meth? I want to know what she is prescribed.

    Those poor children. Godspeed baby :angel:
     
  6. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    She looks near death herself! Sad story. Feel like she shouldn't have had any children and she should have been in hospital or care herself by the looks of her.
     
  7. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Deputies and Lincoln County EMS were dispatched to 1747 Temple Lane in Dallas Friday at 11:45 p.m. after the father of the child, Jerry Allen, called 911 saying he came home from work to find his son unresponsive, naked and alone on the living room sofa.
    Allen also told investigators that he located his wife, Stephanie Amber Tillman, 30, in bed in a back bedroom of the home with their other two children, ages 3 and 4 in the room. The other children were awake and naked when found.

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/lincoln-county-authorities-investigate-death-infan/npr7F/


     
  8. Ontario Mom

    Ontario Mom Because I'm the Mom, that's why.

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    That's a face of meth if I have ever seen one. Baby probably suffocated.
     
  10. sallye818

    sallye818 Active Member

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    So bond was reduced b/c her charges were misdemeanors? Her baby is dead and naked in one room and two other children are naked with her in her room while she has OD'd and these are misdemeanor charges? I don't even come close to understanding this. Even if someone beat the living s**t out of her, and she was trying to commit suicide, couldn't she have gotten someone to take her kids first? I can't give this crazy woman a pass. I just don't get this at all. I am really getting angry. Someone help me understand......
     
  11. Dr. Know?

    Dr. Know? Former Member

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    Here's a little more. Was the husband even living with her? Why didn't he know she had been assaulted?

    Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/30836645...-home-where-baby-was-found-dead#ixzz3ve6hzUhv
     
  12. Dr. Know?

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    Guess they were "dating" and married. Prescription drug abuse can be horrible, I've seen it.

    She does look a lot different from her facebook, she's way thinner. Hints of meth addiction possibly too.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005462535989
     
  13. the seeker

    the seeker New Member

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    Her injuries are two days old??? Where was the husband for the past 2 days? If he was there he would have known she was assaulted. Showing his hands without scratches doesn't mean squat. He could have used an object to beat her, and probably did.
     
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    From the looks of her, she didn't have much longer to live. It's sad that she didn't die before she killed her poor baby.
     
  15. Tawny

    Tawny Bye

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    We need to start treating drug addiction as a medical mental health issue so these things can actually be prevented.
     
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    pappa rob New Member

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    She doesn't look like she was beat, except maybe for the split lip. The scrapes all over her face are most likely self inflicted, meth users do to themselves. She's sick you can tell just by looking at her.
     
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    Why is the dad getting a free pass? He knew what condition the house was in, knew what condition his wife was in, yet he did nothing? He left his children in her care anyway? He should, at the very least be charged with neglect.
     
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    Do you really think that people like that would be purchasing health coverage for that? how is it advantageous financially to treat addiction for mental health issues?
     
  19. Tawny

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    Obviously she wouldn't purchase it. My comment has a much broader solution/implication.

    Addiction IS a mental health issue. It should be treated as such instead of treated criminally. JMO.
     
  20. seattlechiquita

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    I think we are slowly getting there, as far as being more open to discuss addiction within k-12 curriculum as part of health education; also by -don't laugh- having more and more TV characters in recovery (long gone are the days where only Detective Briscoe from Law & Order was an alcoholic), and discussing recovery openly at work and in social circles. However, once you commit a crime while under the influence, you should be treated as a criminal. You cannot use addiction/alcoholism as an excuse/cop out for murder. It helps no one.

    So yes, let's work on prevention. Let's talk about it. But let's not allow us to treat it as a get out of jail free card. I am not saying that is what you implied, to be clear :)
     
  21. theirmommy

    theirmommy NE Patriots fanatic

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    I did read that they charged her with those charges for now and more charges may be forthcoming.
     

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