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More Justice? But Yet Again it had to be More than Horrific to Sentence a Woman.

It never ceases to amaze me what it takes to send a woman to jail. The level of the crime it seems must be flowing over the spill before anyone dares hand out a sentence like this story below. I cannot believe that it took so long for someone to notice an 18, 15, 12, pound 4 year old. No one notices until he was 10 pounds? Good God this does not happen overnight! He had to be 10 pounds before this unconscionable situation and condition of this infant came to light? Unbelievable!

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PACE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say they have arrested a Florida Panhandle woman suspected of severely neglecting a 4-year-old boy who weighed only 10 pounds when he was hospitalized.

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Haines says the boy’s condition is improving. He was brought to a Panhandle hospital earlier this month.

On Friday, deputies arrested 19-year-old Erin Brittany Markes, who was identified only as the boy’s caregiver.

Haines says the child has a pre-existing medical condition, but that Markes was apparently depriving him of food and was not giving him prescribed medication for seizures.

Markes remains jailed on a felony neglect of child charge. Jail records do not indicate whether she has an attorney.

 

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2 Responses to “More Justice? But Yet Again it had to be More than Horrific to Sentence a Woman.”

  1. “On Friday, deputies arrested 19-year-old Erin Brittany Markes, who was identified only as the boy’s caregiver.”

    I take it “caregiver” and mother are being used interchangably here. If the 19-year-old IS NOT the mother, then why wasn’t teh child’s mother charged instead?

    I’m guessing that the reporter here is judging that the audience would be less shocked to learn of a detached “caregiver” neglecting a child than they would be to learn that it was the childs own mother, who likely recieves “free” medicine and “free” food for the boy who was letting him suffer.

  2. […] More Justice? But Yet Again it had to be More than Horrific to Sentence a Woman. It never ceases to amaze me what it takes to send a woman to jail. The level of the crime it seems must be flowing over the spill before anyone dares hand out a sentence like this story below. I cannot believe that it took so long for someone to notice an 18, 15, 12, pound 4 year old. No one notices until he was 10 pounds? Good God this does not happen overnight! He had to be 10 pounds before this unconscionable situation and condition of this infant came to light? Unbelievable! b PACE, Fla. […]


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