Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by Lovejac, Jul 31, 2014.
Rebecca Schultz and Charles Garten
I thought this said the baby was found under 12 lbs of filth. No matter what, this is horrible. Again.
21 years old and already have an order to have no contact with this baby. smh.
ETA: also from that article ^ baby found with signs of shaken baby syndrome. Poor baby, glad you still have a chance, kiddo!
The loving parents after giving birth to the child they abused and starved.
Where do they get the idea that the average weight of a nine month old is 25lbs? Mine averaged 16lbs at nine months. 25 at two years.
I'm not doubting that the baby was neglected or abused, but I think it's a bit sensational for the media to claim the baby is 12lbs underweight.
According to baby center-
18.2 - 21.1 pounds
16.7 - 19.7 pounds
27.7 - 28.9 inches
27.0 - 28.3 inches
Found a chart, 15lbs is the third percentile for girls at nine months, and 23 lbs is the 97%. So yes, underweight, but far from 12lbs underweight.
My just turned 7 mo old grandson is 25 libs. Its common even tho it might not be average. He's a big boy. Not overweight, just a big baby. Like his mom was.
My mom and brother were big babies, too. I just think it's very poor reporting to take the 97th percentile, call it the average weight, and proclaim the difference as how many pounds underweight the baby is. Without the medical records detailing the curve the child was on, or his current length, the media just doesn't have enough to go on. It is purely irresponsible to make up such a headline. They obviously don't care about the truth and it leads me to wonder what else they are exaggerating.
Here's something to get this thread back on track
Schultz, who was prohibited from having contact with the infant by DSS, was found hiding in a closet at the home, the report states.
Authorities say the child appeared malnourished and lethargic. Both parents told deputies they were feeding the infant adult food because they did not have formula.
Garten "did locate three jars of baby food in a bedroom," the report states. "The food was not readily available and it appeared he searched for the food after repeated inquiries by DSS about the child not having food."
Although the parents are reportedly approved for WIC, Garten told deputies he did not have a way to go to the store to get food. No other food was present in the home, deputies say.
A few thoughts:
Dad (waving the 100's) is a drug user and dealer.
Mama is a drug user, who abused the baby while using.
One or the other of the parents collect benefits for the baby (which is the only reason they have the babies)
Why do all these people who can't feed their baby, have dogs in the house. Dog food is not cheap. What are the dogs eating? Dogs crapping in the floor when no one there will clean up it up. Every time I see one of the stories, there are animals in the house. They are all such loving people, they can't live with out pets?
The Round O man accused of mistreating his 9-month-old son will spend three years in prison, but the child’s mother won’t be appearing in court.
The 14th Circuit Court Solicitor’s Office dismissed the unlawful neglect of a child charge filed against Rebecca Schultz, 21. As prosecutors reviewed the state law, they found that there was insufficient evidence to pursue the case against Schultz.
When officials arrived at the residence on July 25, Schultz was under a Colleton County Family Court order that had taken her parental rights away from her. She still could have been charged if officials were able to determine she had been caring for the child in violation of the court order.