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Guilty or Innocent?

Ok so I saw this on inside edition last night and I want some other moms thoughts. This lady had her 3 kids with her. She put her baby in an infant carseat in the front passenger seat with her and her two older kids in the back seat. She then rear ended a car causing the airbags to deploy and crushed her baby girl's skull. The baby girl died later from those injuries. Now the mom is on trial for negelent vehicular homicide (I think that's the charge). All these people are protesting saying the loss of her child is punishment enough. What do you think? Should she go to jail or be set free?

 
Momma2beauties

Asked by Momma2beauties at 4:53 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • She should be charged. Ignorance of law is no excuse. As a parent we should read up on the actual laws. This woman is a moron and killed her baby. She deserves jail. If it had been a dad there would be no controversy everyone would feel he belonged in jail.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • I forgot to mention the baby was born preemie and had breathing problems so she says she put her in the front seat to keep and eye on her
    Momma2beauties

    Answer by Momma2beauties at 4:54 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • The baby would be alive if she had followed the laws. She broke it. She should be punished. Sorry but when we bend the law for one person then when does it end?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • IMO she was wrong no matter what. You never put an infant car seat in the front with an airbag, ever ever ever! She killed that baby and deserves to go to prison for it. I get that she's suffering, but she committed a crime and should pay for it.
    Momma2beauties

    Answer by Momma2beauties at 5:00 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • How sad and irresponsible. The poor babies life ended for nothing. Just because his mother did not follow the "rules" in the safety of her baby. I do think she is guilty, but i dont think she should go to jail. She will however have to live with what she did for the rest of her life.
    tish0607

    Answer by tish0607 at 5:05 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • def. not innocent, very irresponsible......
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 5:09 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Every vehicle and I am pretty sure all car seats too say the the car seat should NEVER be in the front seat because of that exact reason, if she can't read there are pictures showing what can happen on the visor, so unless you are totally blind there is no way you can say you didn't know, she is definitely guilty and should go to jail for some time, because of her neglectful actions that baby girl is now dead

    hautemama83

    Answer by hautemama83 at 5:23 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Ignorance is not an excuse to break the law. If she would have been pulled over before the accident had occurred she would have gotten a ticket. She needs some form of punishment. If not then others will think its an ok thing to do
    lady-J-Rock

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 5:48 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • jail time. if a car has an airbag it has a disclaimer on the sunvisor clearly stating not to put a rear facing car seat there.
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 6:18 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Just another example of why celebutards like Britney Spears need to be more careful about their stupidity!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

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