Monday, October 30, 2006

Nutbag Mom Goes to Prison for Not Treating Child's Piercing

Woman gets prison time for not treating daughter's illness

A Boston mother was sentenced to 18 months in prison and another 12 months of probation today for endangering her daughter, who nearly died last year from an untreated infection caused by a navel piercing.

Deborah Robinson, 39, faced a maximum of five years in prison for the felony conviction of recklessly or wantonly permitting substantial bodily injury to a child. She will get credit for the 14 months she spent in jail awaiting trial.

She was convicted on Oct. 17, despite her daughter's testimony that she was not in pain while she was ill and that Robinson did provide care for her.

Prosecutors said that Robinson did not seek medical treatment for her daughter, who lost 40 pounds over the course of two to four weeks, until she was gravely ill.

Robinson's lawyer said she acted out of ignorance, not malice, and should not have been charged with a crime. The girl, now 14, and her 16-year-old brother are in a foster home.

So let me see if I've got this straight: a mother allows her 13-year-old child to get a navel piercing and when it becomes so infected that the child loses 40 pounds and has to wear a diaper...she doesn't take her to a doctor?

Some people are seriously, SERIOUSLY, too stupid for words.

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