GUILTY UT - Robert Hendricks, 2 mos, smothered by mom, Ogden, 24 Jan 2010

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  1. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14263454

    I didn't see a thread on this.

    A mother was arrested for smothering her son to death. Robert Hendricks was 2 months old. His twin brother Daniel was unharmed. Jewell Hendricks told investigators that Robert would not stop crying.

    In her picture she looks like an exhausted 25 y.o. woman that snapped.

    God this makes me so sad. The father of the boys was in the house and not involved in the crime... so far.

    Why didn't she just give the baby to anyone and say......please take him for a little while, I am about to lose it......

    Heartbreaking.........and so preventable and senseless.

    RIP little Robert.....your twin will never get to laugh and play with you...
     
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  3. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Oh MG that is so sad.

    Even if there's nobody to ask for help or give the baby to just put him in a room in a crib and shut the door. Just for a few minutes until you regain your composure. Maybe she felt "less than" you know as a mother because she couldn't keep her little one from crying. Sometimes we want to do it all. Know it all. We're programmed oftent that it's a mom's job.

    Also perhaps the father had to go to work. Maybe he worked shift work? Perhaps she was afraid to wake him? She does sure look distraught.

    I found a Myspace for her. It's older and she sounds happy to be expecting twins. Seems like a normal, everyday woman. It said she worked at a hotel. Now, she's locked up and will never forgive herself and her other child was taken. Very sad.

    http://www.myspace.com/458171765
     
  4. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    i wish i could add comment 'baby killer' to her myspace.
    im sorry she's getting no sympathy here, unless this is actualy a syds or natural death and the police have it wrong.
     
  5. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    I don't think the police have it wrong......it sounds like she just lost it.

    These things leave me speechless at times.....it hurts to read it.......
     
  6. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    this is why i say give the woman who left her 8 month old baby at the police statio, safely, and in good condtion, a break.
    she may have been overwhelmed but she knew how to control herslf unlike this fool.
     
  7. January.

    January. Active Member

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    Poor precious angel. Another innocent child lost to the hands of the "mother".
     
  8. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Mother found competent for trial in baby's death

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) - An Ogden woman charged with murder in the January death of her 2-month-old son has been found competent to stand trial.
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    Charges say Hendricks' infant son, Robert Hendricks, was smothered with a sleeping bag and had a skull fracture and other injuries.

    Police say Hendricks called 911 Jan. 24 to report that her baby had stopped breathing. He died on the way to the hospital. Robert was one of twin boys.

    Hendricks' public defender says his client is legally competent but that mental health issues such as postpartum depression and sleep deprivation need to be explored.


    more here

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/sl...al-in-babys-death/LBh196ppnEuaFnzQdXQUFg.cspx
     
  9. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    While in no way excusing the mother, I did feel a little sorry for her until I read about the skull fracture. No way, no how. When my daughter was an infant she literally cried almost non-stop for 6 months. There were times when I thought I would go crazy and I had serious back-up from my husband and parents. It was absolutely relentless. She never slept for more than 20 minutes and just cried night and day. So, I could kind of feel for the mother who cracked under possibly similar circumstances. But the skull fracture puts a whole new spin on it. It will be interesting to see what kind of information comes to light about that.
     
  10. elle1919

    elle1919 New Member

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    Rest in sweet peace Baby Robert. Your life here on earth seems so brief and maybe a bitter whisper, but now you rest safe in the arms of angels.
     
  11. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    Rest in peace, little Robert.
     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From September 2011:

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/...-twin-son-to-death-sent-to-prison.html?pg=all

     

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