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Police: Bellevue Couple Starved Infant to Keep Her From Getting 'Fat'

Offbeat  (tags: newborn, baby, parents, starving, neglect, Child Protective Services, criminal mistreatment, crime )

- 3460 days ago -
Prosecutors have charged a young mother who they say underfed her newborn baby because she didn't want the girl to be fat


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Roseann d (178)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 10:20 am
How horrible! Some people just should not be parents.

Teresa W (782)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 10:22 am

Barb K (1678)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 5:21 pm
OMG!! Someday they will pay for not taking parenting classes! Poor sweet baby girl...thnx Tonya.

Nicole W (3)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 8:25 pm
ohhhhh god.

Shannon Bellflower (7)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 8:40 pm
Wow they are psychotic. Atleast I'm pretty sure they're never going to be able to have kids again. And hopefully the women will be put in a psych ward where she belongs. My prayers go out to the two baby girls.

Raine K (22)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 8:42 pm
You know the media constantly bombards everyone with the if you don't look like a pencil you are fat and that is horrible and you will fail at everything you do mind set,its no wonder that this happened.Im surprised it hasn't happened more.We are so scared of fat that people are psychotic about it.

Gillian M (218)
Friday January 29, 2010, 11:27 am
This is not just child abuse but mental health issues. The mother should be hospitalised to ensure that she takes her medication.

As for the fat baby, this is due to the modern pressure to be slim. If you aren't slim then you are unattractive. This pressure does affect children when you have 4 year olds with anorexia.

I feel sorry for the parents as the mother does not appear to have any kind of support system, not even from her husband which must make life very difficult when suffering post-natal depression. I blame social services and the health system as they really do appear to have let the mother down.

Ronda Richardson (96)
Friday January 29, 2010, 6:12 pm
I don't understand why they're accusing her of abuse. If anything it was the husband for going along with this. He knew she had the issues and yet he did nothing. She needs help yes and I agree with taking the children for their safety but abuse?
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