TN - Keaton Jacobs, 22 mos, dead for hours, thumbtack in windpipe, 12 Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by MsFacetious, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Sheriff: Carter Co. toddler found dead with thumbtack in windpipe

    (In the comment section here, friends dispute the story in the article.)

    http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?id=97559#ixzz1mA2r6iDk


    ...put the boy to bed around 11 p.m. Wednesday. He was found dead when she went to get him to eat at about 1 p.m. Thursday...

    http://www.wdef.com/news/state/stor...btack-in-windpipe/6BHZgdqepkiiKNF0CVOCjQ.cspx


    The child had been dead for several hours
    when emergency personnel arrived on scene, according to a report.

    (Picture on this article.)

    http://www.starhq.com/2012/01/17/toddler-dies-after-swallowing-thumbtack/


    another concern was that “the living conditions were deplorable.”

    http://www.timesnews.net/article/90...toddler-found-dead-with-thumbtack-in-windpipe
     
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  3. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    Absolute, total neglect.
     
  4. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Wow. This makes me sick. Yet another family who doesn't check on their child for a ridiculous amount of time. I can't even begin to wrap my head around that.
     
  5. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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  6. DairyGirl

    DairyGirl New Member

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    About the only thing I can say is at least they didn't try to hide his body and say he had been kidnapped.
     
  7. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    They stayed up so late so maybe they slept until 1 pm thinking that he would make noise and wake them up when he woke up and wanted changing and feeding, only he didn't because he was dead.

    Do they have any other children that would have been awake?

    No, I see the obituary doesn't list any siblings among the survivors.
     
  8. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I'm wondering why a child that young wasn't in a crib. Isn't 22 months rather young to be in a bed? Unless he could climb out of the crib. I don't know. Why was there a thumbtack in his room?
     
  9. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    My daughter will sleep for 8 or 9 hours and then play quietly for another 3 or so.
    It drives me NUTS. I WANT her to wake me up when she wakes up and she doesn't.

    We have pushpins all over because that is originally what was used to put up all the things on the walls. :banghead:
     
  10. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    I haven't had a single child that was still in a crib at 22 months. Doctors advise taking them out of the crib when they begin climbing, to prevent accidents. All of mine have been in a toddler bed by about 18 months because by that point, they were climbing well enough that the crib was both useless and dangerous.

    As far as why there was a tack in the baby's room, there are plenty of tacks in plenty of babies rooms, just to hold things on the walls, but in this case, because they cited deplorable living conditions, there were likely a lot of things in a lot of places they didn't belong.

    I can't understand not checking on a kid for that long. That's the part of this that just can't be explained away for me. I think that longest I've ever gone without checking on mine was 8 hours, and that was because I was too sick with the flu to get out of bed and check on them.
     
  11. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    Thanks NMK. I think I kept my daughter in the crib longer, but she wasn't a climber. My memory is really bad so I'm not sure. Thanks for the information.
     
  12. FrayedKnot

    FrayedKnot Former Member

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    I remember waking up in a panic one morning when my baby was about 10 months old. It was about 9 am and I hadn't heard a peep on the monitor, which is why I was still asleep.

    I leapt out of bed, ran down the hall, and burst into her room, already feeling the hysteria rising.

    She was sleeping peacefully, awoke when I barged in, and sat up smiling and happy.

    I have never felt more foolish or relieved in my life. I know I am a bit extreme, but how can anyone not check on a baby for 14 hours?

    Shameful.


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