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Cry me a river if this has been covered in the last 24hrs. :P
Here's the story for those who want to just read it here:
The body of 8-year-old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle was discovered near a church in Jacksonville, Fla. around 10 a.m. Saturday, Jacksonville.com reported.
Perriwinkle was abducted from a Walmart in Jacksonville at around 11 p.m. Friday.
Donald James Smith, a registered sex offender, has been arrested and charged with murder, according to Action News Jax.
Police have not commented on the cause of Perriwinkle's death.
Perriwinkle's mother told police that Smith had befriended her and her daughter atWalmart on Friday night, then disappeared with the girl after saying he was going to take her to the store's McDonald's for a snack.
Smith, 56, was previously convicted of attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children. Police tracked down Smith's van driving on I-95 in Jacksonville at around 9 a.m. Saturday. They have not said whether or not Smith led them to the girl's body.
UPDATE: Initial reports suggested that Charish Perriwinkle's mother allowed her daughter to go to McDonald's with Donald James Smith. The mother has now told Action News Jax that she did not realize Smith left with the girl.
I'm sorry but how stupid can you be to allow your child to take off with some random person (man OR woman!?) that you've 'befriended' all of MAYBE 1 hour ago? We all know the world is not this perfect little place full of ice cream and sprinkles. NO this child didn't deserve to die. And what she went through I do not even want to think about. I hope she didn't suffer.
And I'm sure mommy dearest is grieving and kicking herself right now. And she should be kicking herself. This isn't victim blaming. If it were, I'd be blaming that beautiful little girl. But her mother's stupidity signed, sealed and DELIVERED her daughters death wish. Yes, I think the mother should be held liable for neglect AT LEAST.
What say you?