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gabewilliams12 Nov 20, 2012
oh and please do not get me started on DSS..What a waste of a new building. DSS worker actually went and picked mom up from jail and came to court to say what a good mother she was. DUH!!
teddymac12 Nov 16, 2012
People never look at the reality of things, restraining orders are just paper with a judges signature saying "stay away." It doesn't protect victims at all from immediate danger. As soon as the person with the restraining order against them decides to break the order they do their damage with a physical attack or worse murder. We need law enforcement and the judicial system to take restraining orders seriously and add prison time for people how don't want to comply. Someone disregarding an court order is worst than a drug dealer or drunk driver, in regards to the fact they are served the papers and they decide to purposely break the order anyway. No bail should be available until a hearing so the court can determine if they are an immediate danger to their victims safety and be aware of the repercussions of the disregard of an court order. A minimum of 5 years should be a sentence for these folks.
JAT Nov 15, 2012
So sad. Why did the grandfather ever leave her alone with the poor child if she was that bad? It'd be interesting to know why she lost custody of her other children. Could be something beyond her control and maybe losing this girl just pushed her over the edge. At least the little girl no longer has to suffer.
aquamarine46 Nov 15, 2012
It is such a shame that the courts (judge) couldn't see something like this was possible. No amount of "why's" can change anything now.......but HOPEFULLY it will put a sign in front of judges having to make visitation decisions in the future to "put the child first". I know they always want the "mother" to have custody or freedom of visitation. I had a friend who spent thousands of dollars fighting Social Services in order to adopt 2 children who had been placed in her care as a Foster Mother after being taken away from their mother. She finally won the case. The children had both been terribly abused, but SS thought they should be with their natural mother. SICK THINKING!!!!
BernsteinIII Nov 15, 2012
If a woman doesn't have custody of her kids from a previous marriage, you don't want to marry her.
nopartyloyalty Nov 15, 2012
I know a man who has visitation rights to his two children every other weekend, but he has to have his mother or father with them for the whole weekend. This is in Florida.
Zealotry Nov 15, 2012
I have posted on this subject many times. Our Court system is BROKEN! The judges DO NOT have the best interest of our children as their main objective. Its all about "fairness" and who gives the best "show" in court.
airbornemonty Nov 15, 2012
No one has said that the woman is mentally ill, the woman is simply a violent person never mind the gender.
When her day in court arrives, her state appointed attorney will claim her to have mental problems and will have her appesr in court dressed like a primp old school teacher hoping to get leniency from the court and she will since our court system is below par.
one mean woman Nov 15, 2012
Is so sad that North Carolins wwill not approve grand parents rights, I am a grand mother that has not been able to see her only granddaughter since she was 2 years old. My son was killed in 2002 his daughter was 15 months old, he was our only child. But the state of North of Carolina dose not they my husband and I should be able to see our only grandchild. That a shame because her granddaddy is dying with cancer and will never know what she look's like.
cindylouwho514 Nov 15, 2012
She "tried" to commit suicide? She didn't "try" hard enough.
Save It Nov 15, 2012
"If the grandparents knew of this woman's history and that she was violent and stalking the child why did they leave her alone or let her anywhere near this poor kid".
Unless the visitation agreement stops her from seeing her child they have no legal option but to allow the mother custody as scheduled by the courts. It was not their choice. This was a clearly a failure of the courts and protective services.
tazbot001 Nov 15, 2012
If the grandparents knew of this woman's history and that she was violent and stalking the child why did they leave her alone or let her anywhere near this poor kid. They need to make an example of this woman and it just goes to show you that a restraining order is worthless no matter what it's issued for. She doesn't need to be reproducing anymore!
karinharlowe Nov 15, 2012
Of course they wouldn't grant the husband a restraining order....they always think it's the man who is violent. They really need to put her away forever! How could anyone strangle their own daughter! Why do these women have children?
garnertoy Nov 15, 2012
so sad who ever let this child be at her home un supervised Im
sure wont forget this.Rest in peace little one
feistyredhead2001 Nov 15, 2012
I hope they find her guilty and fry her! Life in prison is to humane for a woman who gave birth and then did what she did ! I correct myself... she is not a woman who gave birth...SHE'S A MONSTER!
Weetie Nov 15, 2012
PLEASE do not let this monster escape with a mental illness plea...She had to have had problems for a while - there's a reason she doesn't have her other children. R.I.P. Bella. You are in heaven now and in no more pain or fear.
PracticalMagick Nov 15, 2012
There are not words in my vocabulary strong enough to convey the contempt I have for this situation.
This story breaks my heart. You have to have a license to drive, but just anyone can have a child. SMH.
zile1porkey Nov 15, 2012
You can believe that the g-parents had to let the child visit go sit in family court and hear the orders the judges order giving parents that aren't fit visitation. Its not their child. I no I tried to have one lose her seat during election but she is back on the bench and I pray the kids will be ok under her.
Blue Devil 2 Nov 15, 2012
So sad. Why was the mother allowed to even have visitation with the little one ? Knowing that her mother has mental issues and violent behavior. RIP sweet little angel.
bubbba Nov 15, 2012
So very sad. The NC mental health system is cutting back as this unfolds.
I wish people with problems would get help before things like this happen.
jhk0704 Nov 15, 2012
Give this awful women the needle. She def deserves the death penalty for this.
thatdudeg Nov 15, 2012
What a sad story! Something should have been done about this, that sweet little girl was caught in the middle of her parents' stupidity and craziness and she paid the price. They should both be executed.
LovemyPirates Nov 15, 2012
What is wrong with this woman?1? This poor child happened to be born to a selfish, violent and probably mildly mentally ill woman and paid the ultimate price. Too sad to measure.
twatkinsntp Nov 15, 2012
I feel so bad for this child.....it sounds like both parents have a violent streak. To live in a house like that.....she must have been terrified everyday.
whyalltheproblems Nov 14, 2012
so very sad. rest in peace, beautiful girl...
a perfect name for her. my heart breaks for her dad and his family.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58