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Baby Found Starved Nearly To Death By Lazy Parents

Posted by Austin Petersen • 18 Nov 2013

HOOD COUNTY, TX – Baby Riley is safe after he was found starved by his parents nearly to death. The young couple, Justin and Brittany Alston were sentenced to 60 years in prison after it was discovered that they had starved Riley because they were too lazy to take care of him. 

Last December several teenagers were attending a party at the couple’s mobile home in rural Hood County when they heard crying from the back of the trailer. What they found was horrifying. Baby Riley was lying there emaciated, covered in urine and vomit. The teenagers called an adult who brought him to the hospital, where doctors who treated him didn’t believe he would live. Investigators believe that the parents may not have fed him properly for over two months.
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“Brittany [the mother] told investigators when she was asked why she didn’t feed this baby she said that she had other things to do, like getting the oil changed in the car,” she said. The 21-year-old ‘parents’ admitted they preferred drinking and smoking pot with their friends instead of taking care of their baby.

“These parents, I don’t know if they wanted him to die but they were waiting for him to die and I believe if he had they’d have thrown him in the trash,” Hood County District Attorney Robert Christian said.

Doctors fed Riley through an IV until his body could finally accept food. He was then placed in a foster home and in just a few months has fattened up just like a baby should.


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  • Uncle Siam

    I wish they just said it. “What’s the difference?, we abort babies all the time, this method just takes a bit longer.”

    This happens when the value of a baby’s life is eroded.

  • Sigfried Hoodinni

    Don’t judge, don’t judge, don’t judge. This is why I dislike it when people take Matthew 7:1 out of context. Read the next 5 verses. Jesus didn’t condemn judgment, he condemned hypocritical judgment. To refuse to judge in this case would be evil. We are commanded to judge many times in scripture. But hypocritical judgment and judging according to appearance are wrong.

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. John 7:24

  • Chad Dolloff

    It is time to start going Biblical on people in public again!!!! Bring back public stonings, crucifixions, beheadings, hangings, removing hands and limbs!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the only thing that will bring this world back under somewhat control. Going to jail just doesn’t cut it!!!

  • Eric

    Definate Obama supporters!

  • anthony kraus

    These people should be beaten starved beaten again and every type of torture. U can think of should be leaglized and used on these two this is just sick and they will burn in hell for this…… i hope that RILEY was yo yoing to remember this for his own sake. I also hope a LOVING Deserving family got to raise him as there own so he will know what true love from ur parents are.

  • ERIN

    I say for there time in jail they should do the same to these to idiots, in prison the inmates don’t take a liking to anyone for child crimes so hopefully we read about this two getting there heads beat in

  • Joe Black

    Good god! How much of a monster do you need to be to sit there and let a poor baby starve to death! Baby looks happy now…I hope the poor little guy never remembers the trauma he was put through.

  • http://www.youtube.com/andymacprogamer Andrew

    wow that’s the ugliest kid I have ever seen.

  • Bill Gerlach

    I hope this baby now gets a lifetime of love and happiness as all babies and children deserve. The scum that did this to him deserve 60 years of abuse at the hands of other inmates. 60 years is not enough. Hopefully though, someone will will not be bothered to feed them so they can die by starvation.

  • drfoy

    Prison life for child abusers will be short and brutal.

  • Big_Sexy_Spider

    I’m writing his name and story in my journal so I can figure out how to send him a gift every year.

  • Aaron Mann

    Warning to all the people who do this kind of shit….When the world goes to hell I will make it my job to hunt you all down and put a bullet in your head. And if you are taken to prison for this most people in prison already don’t approve of harming kids so you will probably get beat or even killed by someone who has nothing to do besides end your pathetic life…

  • Fawndenarae Williamson

    This baby got more than just food from the foster mother, this baby received love and attention! Which is all babies really want, so glad he is now living with his older sister and a family that loves them both.

  • Elsa Blue

    There is no corner of hell hot enough for these pieces of SH!T!

  • Brittani Harrod

    this is crazy. i took a min and looked through the comments here and
    decided i would put my few cents into it. here we have a story of a
    tragey… a woman and a man who are sick mentally( because you would
    have to be in order to bring harm to your own flesh and blood) and a
    infant that unfortunely was given a dealt hand he had no control of. and
    instead of seeing it for what it is and feeling sorry for all of them(
    the parents because obviously this has to be deeper . you are taught how
    to care and how to love by the ones whom raise you.. obviously.. they
    truly lacked that lesson so for that i feel sorry for them.) and a baby
    as precious to be born into a world he had no control of or ever asked
    to be born into that situation. no instead we go to religion. placing
    blame on god or debating if there is a god or not a god. it must be his
    fault ” where was your god?”.. well… where was yours?’ i will tell you
    where I was sitting there praying that the humans he gave free will to
    would wake up from the blindness that obviously surrounded them and
    which they pulled in themselves. ” free will” no matter bad or good is
    something we all have whether you believe in god, a god, many gods, or
    no god at all. so how can you blame any other but them for their own
    actions. ” thou shall not judge” we as humans judge every day. we judge
    other we judge ourselves, or own minds and opinions, something so
    little as ” that does not look good on her” or ” that muffin looks
    nasty” regardless its judging its in out nature, when other do things in
    the sense to others.. i feel i have the right to look at them and say. I
    feel sorry for you. and more or less Im happy that innocent was saved..
    religion is a belief system. every religion has ” a higher power” that
    they believe in more than the other. and ” little powers” aka angels,
    demi gods, or whatever your belief calls them. but in all of my research
    of many religions i have never ever seen it say in any of them. that it
    is okay to hurt endanger.. starve.. act wrongly to your own flesh.. and
    blood. there is one thing almost all of you can agree upon and if you
    cant well. Im sorry for you too. and that is this. no matter who or what
    religion , belief, political view… i don’t see any of you saying it
    is okay to starve, and nearly kill your, mother, brother, sisters, and
    let alone your child. someone will say im wrong, will bash me like many have
    been bashed here, but it just goes to show…. what is really wrong with
    todays world…. “truth” is definate. Religion isnt ” god”.. ” god” or
    whom ever you want to call it whatever.. it is called in your faith… its
    what is inside of each of you. and regardless there is an unspoken law in
    all of us as humans that knows what is RIGHT and what is WRONG. and
    this… this right here with this woman and this man. doing what they
    had done( NOT GOD). Is wrong….

  • Amy Bishop Bowman

    My God! How could anyone do this to a child????? They should never ever be allowed to procreate again. I hope this poor child is adopted by a loving family. It sickens me that someone could do this to a sweet precious child.

  • Kim Mathews

    They need to spay and neuter these two idiots and then put them through the same thing but nooo they are going to prison where they get 3 meals a day and many other things they don’t deserve.

  • Stephanie Koosey

    How do I adopt this baby? I see he is with a foster, is there no family willing to take him? I have a 1 year old daughter as well. This baby needs to be loved. I am serious, I am a registered nurse and my husband and I could provide him a beautiful life, one that he should have had from the beginning!

  • Tabatha May Bourque

    these people are freakin disgusting they need a taste of their own medicine

  • Eli

    Honestly, when I read these kinds of stories, it REALLY makes me wonder…WHY isn’t mandatory for people to pass some kind of test before they can take their baby home from the hospital??? I’m sure some people are fully capable of hiding the fact that they are an insane fucked up person who shouldn’t have a child but then I’m sure a lot of people aren’t….seriously. You have to pass a test to drive. You shouldn’t get to be responsible for another human life with no questions asked. They were too busy partying so this poor kid starved for 2 months. The world is a fucked up place.

  • ashley

    And now we get to spend out tax money feeding and caring for these “people” This is TX right? DEATH PENALTY!!!!!

  • Carlita Heavyrunner

    Thats awful… They shouldn’t even be using the term “parents” to describe them. “Parents” wouldn’t neglect their child and leave them left in their body fluids.. Sickening..

  • Tabitha Amber Barbour

    That is horrifying to know people can’t care for their responsibilites. If that was my baby I’d have loved him and taken good care of him. Poor baby at least he’s being taken care of now. I think it’s good that they gave them that many years those are deserved :/

  • Ellen Adams

    set them in a room and never let them eat or bathe or get clean tie them up so they have to relieve themselves in their clothes and let them feel what he felt all the way but don’t save them let them die that way!

  • Shane N Autumn Shaffer

    They deff. deserve to die . Dont have kids if you cant take care of them. The baby didnt ask to be born . Im glad he is okay poor thing

  • Laurie Flockton

    I hope they both have NO CHANCE of parole for 60 years!!! No off earl for “good behavior
    !!

  • http://www.ConservaTibbs.com/ Scott Tibbs

    I don’t get this. There are options.

    I don’t know about Texas, but Indiana has a law that grants immunity from parents who cannot take care of their baby, if they take the baby to a designated safe place such as a police station, hospital or fire station.

    If I say what I really think about Justin and Brittany Alston, I would probably be banned from commenting not just here but my Disqus account would be terminated too. Be assured it’s not pretty.

  • Roy Ross

    i am a father.. i gave up my smoking pot before i decided to have my sons.. still to this day i am drug free… my children are my life .. they get feed more than plenty.. sure at sometimes they may be picky but they will eat 3+ meals a day.. this story makes me sad but i am glad that the infant went into another home where it would be fed… sure i like to play my ps3.. sometimes i play it with my 4 yr old.. including his favorite game Jetpack…. what those parents need is a taste of there own medicine while they are in the hole for 2 months and then they need life in prison without parole… those sick M*********ers

    • A. Goodwin

      Smoking cannabis does not make you a bad parent (unless you are doing it in the home with children around). What makes you a bad parent is neglecting and abusing your children. These individuals were not parents – they were monsters, who deserve to rot in jail.

  • Shawn Earle

    stuff like this nonsense and there is no excuse for it! if people can’t or wont in this case take care of their child putting them up for adoption and letting be with someone who can is an easy option and much better than neglecting or torturing them!

  • Bryan Weber

    It never fails to appall me just how bad people can treat each other, but it leaves me wondering about our society when people can do this to their own children.

    • Pat

      Our culture has become morally bankrupt. The further away from God we get the worse we become. Remember Sodom? God will have His vengence with those two as well as many more who have turned their back to Him.

  • Guest

    Why does everyone feel the need to include religion in every freaking topic? Who gives a sh*t about religion. It is irrelevant right now.

  • Kerri Lou

    Disgusting! They should be starved to death!

  • Toua Lee

    who the morons turned this into a religious/God debate crap? man… you people.

  • Brenda Odom Bailey

    why were they allowed to keep the baby if his older sister was in foster care already,,,,,,,,and why aren’t people like her fixed so she can’t have babies to starve.????????????? Whats wrong with this world….

  • Lisa Booth

    There is no death good enough for them. I pray that they get sterilized so they can never do such a thing again.

  • texastrapper

    they should spend all their time in the hole, on bread and water.

  • JWoodley

    now starve them in prison.

  • Jenny Green

    We have got to educate kids in high school how to take care of a child. Take away one study hall class and teach them! Boys and girls need to be taught what is acceptable and not okay. My own experience with not having anyone except for myself to figure out how to take care of a child was HORRIBLE. I had no clue what to do, there was no internet, no relatives, no friends. I made mistakes then, that if my kids did, I would be horrified. I think handing a baby to people who have no idea what they’re doing is just asking for this to happen. Sometimes common sense just doesn’t kick in. There should be parenting classes that are FREE and easily obtainable to new parents. I lived in Houston and any type of parenting class cost 50.00 to go to and I was broke with no car. We have too much information now to let something like this happen.

    • A. Goodwin

      None of us mom’s know how to really deal with a baby until said child is born. None of us have all the answers – no matter how many books we read and no matter how supportive our family/friends are. This isn’t about teaching a person to be a parent – anyone with a kind heart, common sense, and a supportive community can be a good parent. This is about two people who are disconnected from reality – who are so narcissistic and self serving that they couldn’t see how precious their child is.

      Parenting classes would NOT teach common sense. Unfortunately, that would be something both individuals should have had a grasp on long before 21 years of age.

  • Ragman69

    Might want to “disable” these two idiots while they are in prison. In some lawyers dream they will get out and probably “breed” again. Disable? Burn the womans vagina shut after you remove her egg makers and cut this fools dick off!

  • Nova Houghton Hodges

    If you don’t want the baby drop him off at a safe haven. No questions asked!!! Why are people SOOOOOO stupid!!

  • Terry Leafty

    I bet they have a bet/ Lonestar card AND take the tax credit and get a REFUND from the IRS they didn’t even pay in

  • VaBeachVa2010

    WTF is wrong with people! 60 years is not enough

  • Witchy Currier

    Sterilize this people so they can never have any children ,,, prison would be good for the rest of their lives

  • Shirley Conner

    where were the grandparents? just sayin! not their fault but mayb could hav rescued him from this torture! i pray that this doesn’t scar him for life, hoping he was 2young 2remember! there is a special reservation in hell 4these monsters!

  • Shana North

    Don’t they have the DEATH PENALTY in TEXAS? I say Do to them what they did to him for that long than use the DEATH PENALTY.

  • Elizabeth Salvi

    pisses me off some one would do that to a baby, they should do to them what they did to that little boy….they should never see freedom for what they did!!!! i have 2 boys i wish i could have one more, bring that little boy here to California i would love to raise him & give him what he needs a real good home & a loving family…..

  • Dawn Mason Thomas

    And people wonder why I think some people should not be allowed to breed.

  • Kathy Llontop Rowe

    if you are to flipppin “busy” then why bother getting pregnant to begin w/if you know you are not willing to take care of your child, that pisses me off to a tee, im sick of seeing/reading stories like this, screw your car!! your child’s life is at hand!!!! these people make me sick, “i’d rather be drinking and getting high” what a life Effin A-holes!!! they should rot in hell w/the other so called parents who NEGLECT their children, !!! aghh!! this gets me heated, sorry!! for the curses!!

  • Mummy of 2

    God Bless baby Riley and God Bless the teenagers who saved his life. People slag teenagers off by saying they are irresponsible however these deserve a medal for saving this little mans life. The ‘parents’ deserve to be starved and public fogged for what they did to him. I don’t believe they should die because for me that’s the easy way out. I do however believe they should be made to suffer just like he did.

  • Mike Holton

    If you desire the death penalty for any person for any reason, you cannot call yourself Christian. If you seriously believe that Jesus – the most famous death penalty victim of all time – would support the death penalty or want his followers to, YOU are the reason people think Christians are hypocrites.

  • Sattin Malone

    I think that CPS should visit people with children 2 times a week until the child is old enough to take care of themselves to prevent this from ever happening again and dedicate it to this little angel <3

  • Sattin Malone

    That poor little angel, The parents should be chained to a wall in a diaper on with no food or water until they are close to death! That poor baby didn’t ask to be brought into this world but he fought to stay alive and god bless the one’s who saved him. and for the parents to say they had better things to do I have a 3 month old son and if it came down to me eating or my son eating or any child for that matter I would starve before i would let a child do without I would give up any and everything I have for my child So i hope these horrible people burn in hell

  • Justine

    I HATE people like this.. okay… at least put the baby up for adoption so he can have a good home in the first place… or wear a condom, and you wont have to worry. But seriously, I hope those parents burn in the deepest pits of Hell for this. Honestly, I would love to starve them for 2 months, then put them in the Bronze Bull…. They deserve the worst kind of punishment. Honestly, I hope they die in prison.

  • cc0623

    Smoking pot!!! All you dope heads who say smoking pot does not affect your parenting skills is full of crap! We are going to be hearing more and more stories like this one now pot is legal.

  • Harold Smalley

    Well you can’t prove there is a God, but you sure as hell can’t prove there isn’t a God, I’ll take my chances and believe in God, that way if there is one I won’t be disappointed. I just hate the thought of finding myself in hell one day, asking myself why in the hell didn’t i believe ?

    • Kendra Tuck

      When speaking about religion I always say to the person who says I have a imaginary friend ” If I am wrong I have nothing to lose but what about you?”

  • Michael Massengill

    These people need to be tortured over and over and again forget killing them off just torture them for the rest of their life’s this is so sad

  • Rita

    For the life of me, I just can’t understand why they didn’t give him away. It would have been too easy and then they wouldn’t have had to deal with him at all. It take some serious sociopathy to sit back and watch a baby starve to death.

  • Marc R

    Kill the redneck vermin!

  • Maria DeBruin DeSanto

    If they don’t want their baby give them up for adoption. There are so many couples who want a child so bad and aren’t able to have their own children.

  • ccyankee

    Other prisoners will enact vengeance on these two. Especially on the “mother.” All of the other women who can’t be with their own children because they got in a bad situation, often because of some guy, will make her life a living hell. Chances are she’ll have to be segregated and put with other child abusers so she doesn’t get attacked. As far as the guy goes, if he’d killed his girlfriend he would have been ok, but a lot of the other male inmates don’t like child abusers. Hope they get real punishment on the inside.

  • Sabrina Fairchild

    How the hell did God even become part of this discussion?? People are now debating whether or not God did or did not intervene here? WTF? How about discussing how as a society we can protect children from people like these two awful human beings? How about discussing how ineffective the children services agencies are and how is it that they constantly allow the defenseless to slip through the cracks? How about we discuss how this may be happening to children we know and are related too and what can we do about it, instead of engaging in heated although useless debates about what role God may have played here?

  • Tony Soper Indestructible

    peice of scummy fuckheads gimmie one day with them ill make them regret being born they maggets so angry

  • Ashmore Neil

    they will be dealt with

  • stephaniejane81

    now they are probably in prison enjoying three meals a day, cable tv, and everything they need for living while we pay for it. not punishment enough.

  • Courtney

    Im proud of the teenagers who called an adult for help.

  • trainlover

    just put in prison, and not feed them. will they last 2 months lolz

  • Jack Withrow

    Horrible. but also YAYYY they saved the little baby!

  • shutup2244444

    got 2 words …….firing squad

  • Victor W Sloma Sr.

    No one should starve a baby, No one! I believe an eye for an eye, in this case!

  • Dawn M Whalen-Borzelleri

    this is sick these people should be sterilized there are many people that want and would love to have a baby of their own and can’t and then you have people like this that can keep producing when they don’t want children . just saying.
    glad the baby is doing well and will be taken care of from here on out

  • Deirdre Hill

    Life is so precious how can it be treated with such evil ,I hope to god the child is protected from the knowledge of his parents ,can you imagine what a thing like that would do to you ,prison is too good for a crime like this

  • intussusceptor

    Execute those proana “parents” the Chinese way – bullets are cheaper than lawyers, and I have no problems with harvesting organs in this case.

  • Dot Walsh

    This couple needs to be sterilized to insure they can never have children ever in life. If they could not be bothered with the care of their child, they could have placed it for adoption since there are many families that would love and care for him the way he deserves.

  • Pauletta Littleton

    I totally disagree with the punishment . They will be well fed and clothed . Why can’t they be placed in a cell in the back of the jail and left to starve to death . It wouldn’t cost the tax payors nearly as much and it would be a just punishment .

  • Karen Woodward

    i think something was def wrong with both of them mentally.what condition was their daughter in?how old is she?i guess they took care of her-why?if they were smart-they couldve sold their baby for alcohol tobacco and weed.something just isnt right here with this story…cant you see it?

  • Natalie Wilk

    Whoever that teenager was that heard Riley crying and went and got him. THANK YOU!

  • Lynsy Mortell

    this is to EVERYONE with the god and athiest comments…. HOW ABOUT YOU STOP MAKING THIS ABOUT YOURSELVES AND YOUR BELIEFS AND CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE AT HAND!!!! there are people out there doing things like this to children every fucking day and you are more worried about arguing over whether there is a god or not and if he had anything to do with it. guess what, god or no god it fucking happened! and its still happening to other children in this world. why does everything you see online have to turn into some knock down drag out over religion? why can’t you just be happy that 2 of the scumbags in the world are off the streets and behind bars and that this baby is safe and healthy? if you’re so christian then praise god he is ok, and if you aren’t then dont judge the people who are. its not that hard to get along! look at what we are teaching our children by arguing over petty OPINIONS!!!!

  • Pamela J Funk Jewltiquebypamel

    I’m curious to know where the grandparents were during all this!! I as a grandparent would want to see my gbabies as often as I possibly could!! And if they were making excuses I would have just went there to make sure everything was okay!! Bottom line…this should have never happen, let alone for 2 months!! Did not any of their friends wonder why the mother or father weren’t feeding/taking care of their son!! I am happy to hear justice has been served to them as they deserve it!!

  • Roxana Gonzalez

    This is sick! I bet they didn’t forget to eat.. They should be tortured like this all the yrs they’ll be spending in jail. Thank God someone found him and took him to the hospital before it was too late.

  • guest

    i would love to get an update on baby riley today…i know that wont happen bc of privacy and bc he’s so young, but i hope that he is out of foster care and with a loving family who wants him and knows how special and precious a child is and the joy and happiness they bring to a parents life…i hope he doesnt grow up thinking this was done bc of something he did or bc theres something wrong with him…his parents were sick trash and its so hard for me to understand why god blesses people like that with the gift of a child..

  • Bryana

    People can be so disgusting… Glad the baby is doing okay now.

  • HVAR8

    I would give anything to have a child of my own. Why cant parents like this give their child to someone like me, who can’t have kids, but would accept any child as their own to love and raise? It breaks my heart that there are people like this. They should receive the same punishment of starving but being kept alive during those 60 years.

  • Chanloopa Dunaway

    Starve them make them work till they collapse and then make them stand in one of the most busyest places in the usa and make them hold buckets of water and a sign saying i nearly starved my baby too death and eveytime the drop a bucket thats one week they dont get too eat… but bring them back and make them do it again till they just die…these people are horrible, souless, pieces of crap that fell out the rear end of a sewer rat… if i ever had the unfortunate chance of meeting these people Im sure i would be in jail…

  • JoeNonymous

    At least this happened in a state that actually knows how to deal with criminals. My area just had a case a while back where two genetic donors used their offspring to produce kiddy porn. The offspring in question was an infant.

    The dad got a year or two in the pokey for a bunch of crimes.
    Mom got six months.

    That’s six months for allowing her daughter to be used as rape-bait and it to be filmed.

  • sallie matthews

    When are Texans going to start teaching their kids about birth control? The school aren’t allowed to, and parents aren’t willing to. It’s the 21st century, and there is NO excuse for children having children.

    • Dollface

      Inaccurate info Sallie. The schools are most def allowed to, and do, teach ‘sex ed.’ in Texas. I live in Houston and my kids have had a few classes beginning in 6th grade, which includes education regarding birth control. Maybe your parents weren’t willing to discuss the issue but that certainly isn’t the case in every family. duh

      • sallie matthews

        I lived in the Houston area for 7 years. My stepdaughter was taught abstinence, fire, and brimstone. Her father & I taught her about birth control.Texas has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country. Why do you think that is?

        • Dollface

          Totally contradicts your first msg.

  • Adam “Yo Daddy” Sims

    Is it wrong to say that people need to take and PASS a test in order to have children?

  • Sondra Rene Eisenman

    I live in Hood county, and this particular article is not complete…. Also if this was going on for 2 mos., the baby would not be alive, and where the hell was the rest of the family and authorities??, you see, Hood county is a very corrupt county, always has been. things like this irritates me as I know that those kids had CPS investigate them as well. I think there is a lot of mistake made here and that this article reports very little truth on the whole situation. I do not know these people personally but know family of them though,That mother was not waiting for her kid to die, they also had another little girl that was older, you see you people do not understand that the little know fact is that that baby, had other issues as well. I would just be very careful as to what the “authorities say” in Hood County. I also know that CPS will twist words in this county, this is an agency that also gave my cousin and his ex custody of their kid, my cousin sat right their inform of the investigators and told him about smoking a joint and drinking a beer, both tested positive for meth and both known drinkers, both beat the crap out of each other, the their little girl stills lives with them. This is an court and CPS system that took my friends, a single mom with four kids working all the time at Whataburger, son and daughter because he youngest had autism and they felt she was a danger to the other kids, and placed the to older two with the abusive drunk ex husband’s sister who lives with him. The agency sent that poor girl with autism to Cooks Hospital, ( I drove them several times) to receive sex and rape kits on several occasions to see if she had been molested by the oldest teenage 1/2 siblings boyfriend… So I would tread very carefully at the information in any case in in Hood county. my lawyer in parker county said, “in Hood county there is the law and there is opinion, and they tend to rule on and with opinion” If you still do not believe me, the main criminal Judge Walton is being investigated himself, and I my husbands, best friend since high school used to work for the Sherriff’s dept. as a police officer, He says that they are the most corrupt as well. I know that child neglect and abuse is horrible, I would just be careful with the rumor mill in this town and county you want a fucking story on injustice, you need to dig a little deeper!

  • Tom Slatton

    Dammit!!!! The child welfare folks must have been taking that boy with them to lunch down at the Texas Roadhouse or Longhorn Steakhouse these last two months.

    • Tom Slatton

      Lookin’ good there, Riley! :)

  • Breanna James

    Honestly, all of you people debating about religion are being very judgmental of each other and all of you need to step back and evaluate what you are saying. Atheism isn’t about a hatred towards religion, it is a non belief. If you don’t believe in something then why get upset by it? A healthy debate unlike the one you all are having here is alright, but why here? On a video of an innocent child nearly starved to death. We should be THANKFUL that the child was pulled out of harms way. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and nobody should have their opinion bashed. I’m just glad the child is ok.

    • David A. Carlson

      The only way I can get involved in a religious discussion here is to say that I thank God that baby is alright. Simply sad that a parent could ever care more about partying and getting high more than taking care of their own child. I know people that like to party and drink and get high, but once they had kids, that either stopped, or it turned into a once in a while thing where they hired a babysitter while they went out to someones house or went out to a club. I know some people that drink every day and get high every day, but they don’t just do that all day long, just a beer or two at the end of the day, and they manage to take care of their children simply because they love their children.

  • Joe Herbert

    How did religious debates get brought into this, what a bunch of morons. In regards to the article: These people are a complete waste of space, sterilize them or better yet just do away with them. These people deserve to be punished severely for harming a fully innocent, helpless person.

  • LittleHunches

    disgusting, why didn’t they just leave him at the hospital or put him up for adoption when he was born?

  • Dottie Neet-Villanueva

    This is horrendous! I pray this baby is adopted to a great home and lives a life of bliss.

  • Tam

    And there are people out there ‘like me’ that would take that baby in a second. love it and take care of him. Disgusting pigs.

  • Soprano Bella

    Is there any way that someone could find out if they could apply to permanently
    adopt baby Riley and give him a stable home?

  • Lori Brost

    Okay, so they get 60 years for starving an infant (and I’m fine with that) but people can KILL a child and get less time than that.

  • AshesofAngels

    I know its all Semantics but let’s apply a tried and true formula to figure this one out; “Trailer+ Park+ Trash”! Even Ray Charles can see that it computes!

  • Samantha Mullins

    This is exactly why I believe that not everyone deserves to be a parent. Unless you have a decent income and IQ, and can pass a psychiatric exam, you have no business having a child. It’s disgusting to me that we keep letting stories like this happen and letting innocent children come into the world with parents who don’t care enough about them to feed them. Enough is enough.

  • anger parent

    i have a three week old daughter and this story is fucking bullshit those parents should put in a cell and left there to rot! assholes!!!!

  • Lynda Dianne

    Disgusting Starve the parents just like they did with there baby!! Let them lay in there vomit & urine. Show them how this innocent baby felt. They need to sew her shut so she can never ever have kids again & as for the father should cut it right off. Children are a gift from god & there are so many families out there that would of loved this baby & soiled him. Then you have idiots like this that harm babies it is just disgusting. Thank-god the poor baby is alive & doing better.

  • Thomas Burkhart

    humane or less humane than an abortion? Think before you spout off?

  • Jenny

    Poor thing… I’ll take him!

  • Melbelle

    I’m going to make some people really angry. These people should have either A.) Had an abortion or B.) Had an adoption (sorry to all the pro-lifers in advance but I think there are circumstances and if you are too addicted to put down the crack pipe then you need to stop contributing to the population until after rehab has proven to be effective). Chances are good mom was abusing pot and alcohol while she was pregnant so this kid is going to be lucky if it has a brain after what all it’s been through. I find it ironic anyone that claims any religion can talk hate and stranger how they are the ones to spew the most hate. Drug babies have went from 1 in 20 to 1 in 5 in 10 years and they GO HOME with their parents. There was just a study done on the worst drug county in our state and it was 70%-80% of the mom’s to be were abusing drugs that were going to the doctor. The hospitals alert DHHR when these babies are born and nothing can be done. So if you zealots want to do something wonderful to solve a problem…..get out there and give them enough foster families to spread the love and save some lives. I know some wonderful families of different religions that do spread the love and even adopt some kids whose minds have been destroyed by drugs. Stop arguing God and the bible for heavens sake. Do something if God or God and Goddess or Allah is in your life and show the world. If you want to argue with me go ahead. I’m not getting back on here to see it anyway. This baby got help….late….but not too late. What about countless others that don’t get it at all? If you can’t be a foster parent then do something to help like contribute or volunteer. There is always something if you put your mind to it you can do. Help educate the community. I rotate between the causes that mean a lot to me. Your angry? do something….but stop spreading hate and anger.

  • skspls

    It is, sadly, a sign of the times. I just don’t know what’s wrong with people.

  • cole M

    60 years is not sufficient enough, they will prob get out in 20 or 30 years putting them around 50 years old and allowed to live out the remainder of their life on the street, BULLSHIT!, they need life, society should be an eye for an eye,. they should stay in prison for LIFE! or they should get what they gave. starvation and neglect. discusgting

  • Truly-Ann Johnson

    why didn’t either set of grandparents visit their grandchild? were they not close enough to this family to visit? I’m just glad at least this couples friends found him and did the right thing and took him to a hospital before it was too late. Such an amazing difference food and love will do for any child. At least this couple will never be able to have any more children since they will be in prison for the rest of their lives.

  • Rayfina Lapointe

    And people wonder why pot will never be legal in this country. Well here is your first reason you idiots!

    Take a good long hard look at this.

    • lindababy

      It already is in two states. Several cities have also recently got on board in allowing people to possess but not sell. Wake up!

  • Julie Periard

    Poor baby

  • Ruen

    where was the rest of their family?

  • Martin Danzer

    Actually this is another Old Testament justification, the laws of the time stated punishment for a crime was equal repercussions delivered by the one wronged or by their family in the case of death. Do unto others is a New testament teaching of tolerance which with the other recorded teachings of Jesus show a pattern of him speaking out AGAINST the text and teachings of the Old Testament, Namely the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy which were the recognized teachings in his time.

  • Richard Gallardo

    even animals feed those not their own, like a human baby. but these parent? glad to know that they will be held in prison. lucky they
    .

  • Kenneth Forbush

    at least the riley is ok now, by the grace of God and some good samaritans. ihope he grows up and has happy memories of the time to come for him.

  • ben_b

    The american prison system is horrible and brutal and likely violates the 8th amendment in many cases. Its one redeeming quality is it takes care of sicks fucks like these rather well.

  • Chris Rambo Lotzer

    60 years, that’s it? 60 years??? idk about texas law, but in nj that’s only 20 real time before parole…. these people should be burned at the stake. they gave people who pirate music harsher punishments. this is an absolute shame. oh well. when they get out, they can join a sports league where we give out trophies for participating.

    • patrice lovelace ☆

      You know yes, this is actually harsh when parents are ussually given a couple of yrs when they kill thier child. And Texas is a harsher state when it comes to dolling out justice than any other.

  • Matthew R. Glenn

    This is disgusting and they deserve hard-labor for the rest of their
    lives. They can never pay back their debt to this child or society, but
    we can sure make them try.

    That being said, I felt obligated to comment on the religious nature of these comments.

    If
    God created everything, he is responsible for everything. A good
    craftsmen is always responsible for his work, not the other way around.

    I spent most of my religious childhood crying for my
    friends and family who would die and suffer forever. Luckily I
    realized that isn’t what a loving God would do and moved on or I
    probably would’ve ended up committing suicide. Think about what your
    belief actually means for a moment. Kind and good-hearted people by the
    billions are in unparalleled suffering. Now look me in the eye and
    tell me that is the work of a loving father figure. Forgiveness with
    strings attached is not forgiveness.

    Finally, atheism isn’t a cause, no one has ever done anything in the name of atheism. It doesn’t have commands or rituals.

    You
    would never claim a man murdered someone because he didn’t believe in
    fairies; An afairiest. Even if he killed someone and said that it was
    his lack of belief in fairies that drove him to do it, it would be
    absurd to imply that because someone said that, we now all have to
    believe in fairies to be moral. Atheism is just not taking a stance due
    to lack of evidence. Should evidence be presented, that stance will
    change.

    To preempt some names:
    Hitler was catholic as were
    all of his soldiers. Mao was savagely beaten by his religious father
    growing up and eventually abandoned his own faith, opting to become a
    god-like figure to whom the religious Chinese people sang praises to.
    Pol Pot was probably Buddhist and believed “heaven and destiny” were
    guiding his way. It would be absurd to say these men did these things
    for their religion and it would be just as absurd to say they did it for
    a lack of religion.

    Think, just think. Language and history are brilliant tools. Don’t let them go to the wayside in errant anger and bigotry.

  • Helen Hooey Fromager

    i agree with all here but make sure you take his penis off and her womb out as bitches are known to have gotten with child in prisons and that would not make the public happy
    i hope the snakes belly pot n oil were worth it
    i cant call here a whore as most of them would never commit an act like these monsters did

  • Kasey Reddick

    Where the closest hanging tree ???? This is a bunch of B S ! What ever happened to the death penalty ? These low life people need it ! 60 years isn’t enough they should die for there wrong doings ! People like them give us actual young parents a bad name ! I’m 24 with 3 kids and I would never in my life would ever think of doing anything remotely to them like these so called parents did to there baby. Death by lethal injection is what these people need . Makes me so angry to know there’s so many couples who are unfortunate and can’t have a baby and these POS can and then do this to it .

  • sk303

    Can I adopt him??

  • sk303

    Can my husband and I adopt him??

  • Karl Grissom

    The mother looks like she isn’t even eating herself. This is incredibly sad story with a truly happy ending.

  • Payton English

    Disgusting

  • jose

    I can’t believe all you idiots blaming GOD for this, among other things. Do you think the heavenly creator of ALL things in this VAST unfathomable universe needs to fix every one of our problems? Do you think even if he did, that there wouldnt be people STILL saying, oh, GOD isnt real. Something else must have done that. People will learn soon enough though. I pray for all of you

  • lola

    you know they didn’t miss a freaking burger!

  • jose

    angry much

  • lola

    she should have her tubes tied, and his dick clipped..never again will they even dare mistreat a child!

  • Denise Calise Burnetz

    I would love for this lill man to came live with me and my family can someone plz tell me how??

  • Hollie Hansen

    Seriously, what the HELL is wrong with these parents? Absolutely HORRIBLE! But, GOD gives these people the chance to have a baby, but people that would be GREAT as parents, can’t have children! My son passed away when he was 6 and 1/2 yrs old. He had Cerebral Palsy, seizures, tube fed BUT the HAPPIEST and WELL TAKEN CARE OF LITTLE BOY!!!! I would NOT of changes him for the world! Except the fact HE WAS TAKEN FROM ME WAY TOO EARLY!!!!!! Then on top of that, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD! But, let’s give these worthless human beings a child to raise!

  • Kriss MacPherson

    This is truely,repulsively disgusting.
    If individuals don’t have the time for a child,have no place in their lives for a child,have better things to do than feed,nourish and take care of an innocent little life,then there are things called contraceptives,they are relatively cheap and sometimes even free to get,try them out.
    This is so heartbreaking,that people the likes of them can actually have children when there are spectacular couples out there who would love to have a child in their lives and can’t because they can’t have children.

    There are no words to discribe what should happen to these two but I don’t think 60 years inprisonment is enough,they should be starved the same way,they should be made to live in their own excrement,in a dark stone cell for the rest of their lives so that they understand even a little bit of what they selfishly did to that poor baby.

  • gendotte

    Therein lies the justification for sterilization. Prison is not enough

  • Daniel Lambert

    Does anyone else here see the parallels of Walmart and their “associates” here? HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • Michelle Cawthon

    How can anyone call themselves “parents” that would do this to a baby. No parenting don’t come with a manual, but for God’s sake use common sense, if you are unable to be a fit parent, be adult enough to say so…people like this make me sick

  • Lu

    “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.” -Gandalf the White, Return of the King

  • Mary Catherine Reed

    Young girls are only thinking about the happiness a baby can bring into their life, they are not thinking about the things they will be unable to bring into their child’s life. When your not financially, or emotionally prepared to be a parent, the struggle takes it’s toll on the baby. I wish there were more adoption awareness commercials that depict the fact that giving a child up for adoption is a loving option…a very difficult option. I’m sure when this couple brought home their beautiful baby, their intention was not to starve it, but…their emotional immaturity turned them into monsters who almost killed an innocent child.

  • Michelle Renee

    These stories make me cry. :( I hope that Riley and his sister are cradled in the love of Christ and blessed with a loving family!

  • Karen Falicetti Soifer

    OMG I hope this two die in Jail.This beautiful baby is strong now an healthy he will be something great in years to come…..

  • Mel.

    And this is why abortion exists. Too bad these teens didn’t think of it, would’ve prevented this whole thing.

  • Vicki Watson Guenter

    The only one’s to blame here is the parents of the baby ! Not GOD or The devil. The baby was in their care…..Remember ???

  • Rebecca Ireland

    My heart aches for this baby!!! I just want to hold him and care for him always. <3

  • http://rainbownailsforfun.blogspot.com/ Kellie

    Not sure why this was just posted recently. The parents have been in prison for a year now and baby Riley is now 2 1/2 yrs old. The night the baby was found took place on December 10, 2011 and the sentencing was in November 2012.

    • patrice lovelace ☆

      The childs father is in prison so he can’t have any custody and the sentencing just took place. It’s all over the news now.

  • Christopher Calhoun Haines

    They’ll die in prison, for sure, by inmates with kids.

  • John Jamison

    and that’s why abortion should be legal

  • Courtney

    at least now they wont be having any more children

  • armthemasses

    Man oh man, you read some things that just get stuck in your craw. this is one of them. Thankfully those teenagers did the right thing and this little guy can have a shot at life. Prison is too good for some people.

  • mom of two

    Anyone else notice something in the video not in the article?

    At around 1:35 in the video they say “He has been put in foster care with his OLDER SISTER.”

    There was another child in all this? Is she not in the article why?

    So they did this to two kids?

    Sick!

  • Rachel Elizabeth

    Disgusting. I have three beautiful and amazing children & if anyone evr hurt them I wld b sent to prison for killing the bastard that hurt them. I cld not imagine hurting a child let alone my own child. These ppl r a waste of human life n space. An eye for an eye is right.! Who in thier right mind starves a poor defenseless child. And I dnt wanna hear about the addiction of pot and beer making them to lazy to starve thier kid. Bc I kno ppl who smoke or drink and they wld NEVER EVER EVER starve thier kods they r actualy amazing parents these ppl that starved thier baby did it out of pure scumbagness n I sincerely hope that when they reach prison walls they r raped beaten starved n tortured n know exactly how that poor baby felt :’(

  • dog31743t

    Texas again!!

  • David

    Stupid rednecks.

  • psabt1008

    I think those parents should be starved for as long as Riley was. That would be justice.

  • Mickey Ward

    The young people that went for help need to be commended and praised. They saved this child of God to live a full and productive life. Thank you for being so compassionate. The mom and dad will get their comeuppance when they go to prison.

  • Jacques Toshan

    I agree, people like this make me sick! Lets starve them to near death but dont allow them to die. I think in therre case death is to easy. I am the godfather of a 2 year kid and i can tell you i’d never let something like that happen to him. pffft if you dont whant a baby then just dont have one for criss sakes!!

  • zoomt

    IM ABOUT TO CRY WHY WOULD ANYBODY DO THIS SOOOOO SAD…….

  • Aaron Barrios

    The thing is, Jesus still bled for them. As much as it kills us, there is hope, and he was nailed for them.

  • Aaron N Amber Clarke

    P.s. sadly enough most people in prison hate child molesters/abusers, they will die soon

  • Aaron N Amber Clarke

    Wy doesnt our justice system start doing an eye for an eye, they starved him, well make sure they are put in solitary with food only every 4 days

  • Amber DeJong

    Sure is a good thing they’re restricting abortion to protect babies in Texas :(

  • Kay

    Hey Tom, I feel the same way that 60 years is intense, but there may be more to the case then what we see hear. Neglect is one thing, but I can’t imagine them getting that sort of sentence if there was more behind it then just neglect. On the other hand — a kid almost died. If he had died then the 60 years would be justified. People take the lives of others too flippantly some times.

    • CriticalThinking101

      I can…there seems to have been a paradigm shift, if you will, over the last several years with sentences. It seems any sentence that involves a crime with a victim under 18, results in disproportionately higher sentences. Court officials and jurors let emotions control them.

    • Steve Groh

      Remember that Texas does a lot of business with profit prisons. That is 60 years of good solid revenue X2.

  • Tom

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate here, because 60 years IS a ridiculously long sentence. Yes, they committed a grave misjudgment. Clearly, these youngsters did the wrong thing and deserve a sentence. However, I don’t think it’s right to give up on them. They should be offered the opportunity to rehabilitate. 20 years is still a long time. 60 years is throwing their lives away. They should be required to take a course in ethics and to serve their community. They should be offered to have their sentence reduced by something like 2-4 years pending good behavior and a favorable psychological evaluation. People in this country have a one strike you’re out mindset – the view that if you mess up once, you are dirt forever. Unlike many, I don’t view prison as one-way ticket to the grave. I believe people can change and do have the capacity to learn from their mistakes.

    • CriticalThinking101

      So true, funny how this country which is predominately full of professing Christians who are suppose to believe in forgiveness, aren’t so forgiving. Agree with what you said, rehabilitation. Putting them away for 60 years doesn’t do anything but cost the taxpayers more money. 60 years is an emotionally charged sentence. I would be curious to where they learned this behavior? What was their upbringing like? Typically, it seems, young parents who commit child neglect often had a poor upbringing themselves or where allowed to run free and mom/dad waited on them hand and foot.

  • Chip Buckman

    My heart aches seeing this story. My how we have failed as protectors and defenders of life to live up to our supposed advanced civilization. I feel like we are now less sophisticated and more tribal, more regressive, and less caring.

  • dudders09

    I knew the mother was lying when she said oil change. 21 year old girls don’t change their oil.

  • Rita Jackson

    How sad, and he’s such a beautiful baby!!! I hope he’s adopted to a wonderful and loving home. It just breaks my heart to see his before picture. Thankfully the parents were caught and will never see him again. I pray he has a much better life ahead of him.

  • Timothy Hogan

    I’m totally Disgusted. I have a 15month old daughter and can’t stand seeing her cry even for a second. Let alone not cleaning or feeding her. I wish I could just have 5 min alone with the parents. I Guarantee they won’t ever cause harm to another living soul. Their own mother wouldn’t recognize them. There is a special place in the darkest pits of hell for those two. Personally. I hope they don’t last 2 days in jail. This is why wee need public execution. Who’s with me.

  • MidgardMortal

    Bless you, little Riley. I am glad that you survived this horror and you are well. I hope the rest of your life is a good one. <3

  • DJ Koch

    If they didnt want to take care of the baby, why didnt they give it up for adoption instead of starving the poor boy…stupid couple! 60 years isnt enough time.

  • WYATTSMOMMA35

    OMG I am sitting here in tears watching this story!!! I have a little guy who is 22 months old and I could not imagine not feeding him or thinking that I had better things to do than take care of him!!!! He is my life!!! He is my everything the reason I breath, the reason I get up every day, my GOD what monsters these two are and they deserve every second of the 60 years they got they needed to be put away for life in my opinion. I am so glad to know that little man is in a good healthy home now I hope they will adopt him or that someone who loves him and wants him will but if he has begun to form a bond with the foster family I just hope they will keep him now otherwise he may have some more issues later on like detachment disorder, anger issues, separation anxiety worse than anyone could imagine!!! this little guy probably looks at this family as his saviors as they and the amazing teenagers whom did the right thing by calling an adult to come and take the baby to the hospital in the first place really did save his life!!

  • Forbidden Fruit

    Hence why it should be illegal for certain people to reproduce.

    Having children shouldn’t be seen as a right but a privilege. Pass a lengthy psychological exam and prove that your income is stable, THEN you can have a baby or two. But no more. The social costs of caring for these children is simply too high, not to mention the suffering of the children themselves.

    The government tells us what we can put in our bodies, allows testing of our bodily fluids by employers and arrests consenting adults who trade sex for cash, but lets anyone with functioning genitalia pop out as many offspring as they can? How is this logical?

  • Tiffany Place

    I see and hear stories like this and I believe more and more that GOD is a figment of everyone’s imagination. Because if he or his son did exist innocent children and animals would not be getting hurt for no reason. Any believers out there can attack me I don’t care say what you want. I mean come on now people if he really existed then he obviously doesn’t have a heart because I don’t know any person in this world who would think that’s okay and let it happen

  • Tiffany Place

    Kill those fn scumbags

  • Stephen Spence

    Killing these two serve no purpose. Make them live with what they’ve done. It may not matter tomorrow or next week, but eventually down the line they will regret it and live the rest of they’re lives with knowing that they did that to they’re little boy.

  • Stephen Spence

    Im 29 years old almost thirty yr old male. I’ve got a 4 yr old daughter and a 4 1/2 month old son. I cried my eyes out seein these images. I could not imagine the horror of seein my little man like that. I so badly just wanted to scoop up that little guy and hold his frail little body close and tell him everythings gonna be okay. I’m glad they these two got what they deserve. It’s sick. Horrible people of this world.

  • Shawn Earle

    once again Drugs nearly claim another innocent life!

  • Betty Russell

    they out to get more then [60] years

  • Amber

    Money for pot but not for that poor baby? Really?! That poor child!! But hey 60 years they an’t gonna be smoking or drinking now they gonna die in there…

  • johnadams

    Yet abortion is acceptable

    • patrice lovelace ☆

      They should have had one in this case.

  • Brandi Renae Throm

    Im just glad ik what happens to people in prison who abuse or neglect their children, if they dont die there, they will be begging for it everyday

  • Danielle Davis Ludwig

    mandatory sterilization so they can never try this again because you know they won’t stay in for 60 years.

  • Chase Treglia

    They should have been sentenced to death. Or treated as they had treated that baby for 9 months.

  • Nat Cokely

    It’s cases like these that just make me want to give up on life… wtf people… I hope they get what they deserve while they slowly die in prison.

  • Aaron Herbert

    They are lucky they didn’t get life in prison. 60 years tells me at least one person on the jury wanted to give them less time than anyone else, most jurors wanted life and they compromised. I’m sure at trial their defense attorney tried to “put some lipstick on this pig(s)”.

  • commenter

    That is just sick. Typically white trash assholes. One thing I’m not understanding is the 60 year sentence. There’s murderers and rapists with lesser sentences.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    I hope Riley is adopted by people who will actually love and care for him. There was a case in Korea a couple of years ago where a young couple allowed their infant daughter to starve to death because they were so engrossed in taking care of a virtual baby online.

  • K.R.

    This is just terrible, there is no excuse for this, I was a 15 yr. old mother with no help, and I don’t care what you enjoy doing but if your old enough to have a child, then you are old enough to step up to the plate and put your wants and sometimes even your needs to the side to take care of your child. you made the decision to have a child; make the decision to keep your child. no child deserves this I swear they should do a mental health, drug, and background check on people before they let these infants leave the hospital with their parents.

  • sharon

    This poor baby how much pain he must have been in…they will pay for their sins. My grandson is the same age and he is plump and full of life. When I look and him then look at the picture of this child my heart hurts. They will never survive prison. They got what they deserved. Personally I say lets starve them and see how they like it.

  • Raven001

    WTH.
    Seriously, I want a crying baby alarm clock because in my not so humble opinion that is one sound that drives right into the center of the brain of any adult.
    We cannot ignore that sound. A person would have to be broken to be able to ignore it. Then seeing a child in this state to do nothing to correct it, especially your own child.
    FFS, I’ve bought random hungry looking kids food because they really looked like they could use it and were near a welfare housing complex probably with similar parents to these but, no to this extent. To not help your own child just boggles my mind. I almost hope that this is one thing I never truly understand.

  • disqus_0pfECWdata

    Prison is too good for these people, hang em high!

  • Marti Settle

    These two monsters were probably living on welfare and were probably receiving food stamps which they used for themselves.

  • Keisha Parman

    Thank God he is okay! Poor poor baby!

  • Rachel Huidekoper

    Starve them in prison for a couple months and see how well they like it!

  • Bovita Jones

    that is just trailer park trash to lazy to feed the baby now they need to be hung and set on fire how nasty to let that baby lay in vomit and shit and pee just dirty that is so disgusting

  • John Yoho

    I think they have both became organ donors. They don’t rate
    the 3 hot and a cot. Just think how many people who need organs could come of
    the list and live a life. These organ donors can include those sitting in
    prison now with life without parole. They can be remembered for something good
    instead of evil.

  • Megan

    I would love to adopt him and love and care for him. I have been a foster parent before. and I have two kids of my own.

    • Megan

      I would love to adopt his sister to.

  • Lauren Lu

    not long enough, I think they should wait to feed them in prison for at least a few months

  • Heather Turney

    I want to adopt him

  • TEB

    You don’t have to keep a baby there are thousands of good adoptive home available. How any 21 year old can be so stupid or evil to not just give the baby up is just incomprehensible to me.

  • Casey Mosley

    Im a teen mom just as half of America. An I would NEVER stare nor let my child sit in his own urine. I like drinking and etc like the rest of us. But my son comes before anything. Id rather starve than let him starve !

  • Daisy21

    I don’t mind paying for this animals to stay in prison, they’ll most likely die before they come out and I am sure they’ll be someone lil bitches and will starve too!!! They will make them pay!
    I am glad and thanks to the teenagers that care and made the right choice and save this Angel !!!

  • angel

    there are women like me who are struggling to have a family and want a baby to take care of …..I want to adopt a baby. If there is a mother out there that has no way out I can adopt!.. email me ! angeledwinalopez@gmail.com Thank you!

  • Ashley Aldrich

    They should be starved nearly to death but no they are going to prison and being fed with peoples tax money.

  • Courtney West

    So thankful for the kids at the party who went to investigate and then called someone. So many times we hear of ppl doing nothing. Kudos to those who stepped up for baby Riley. Curious as to why the older sister, now caring for Riley, didn’t know of the baby’s condition? Not accusing, just wondering?

  • Ti

    They should have adopted or aborted.

  • Sarah

    Wow. I have to give some props to the teenagers that were their “friends” who decided to bring an adult into the picture. Horrible people. Absolutely disgusting!!!

  • Candyb12

    If you look up trash in the dictionary these 2 peoples pictures is what you will find,

  • amanda

    wow this is one of the most discusting things i have ever seen i hope they rot in jail or hang there self why not give the baby to someone who will love and care for him there is nothing like a babys love it never dies they depend on you and need you i have three and they are my life and soul

    • Cathy Cunningham

      I agree Amanda! These pictures will haunt me…..and I don’t have children but feel as strongly as you do……

  • Cathy Cunningham

    Do they have birth control in Texas? If you don’t want a baby then don’t have one! Or give him up for adoption to a loving family that would cherish him! It’s sad that their own friends turned them in and thank God got him to a hospital! They saved his life!

  • Jennifer

    Does anyone else find it sick that they put him in a “Just like Daddy” bib?! Let’s hope he is NOT!

  • Diana Boucino

    This story is horrific, and so sad. I can’t believe parents would neglect their children and be so selfish. I’m so very happy for baby Riley though. It’s terrible he went through this, but now he is in a loving family who will take care of him like he deserves. :)

  • Tanya Lynn Bowie

    This is so awful. There are so many couples doing everything they can to have a baby then you have people like this that are blessed and they almost kill the little guy. It break’s my heart that this happend. Let’s just hope that he get’s placed in a good home where he can be loved like he should.

  • Meagan Elizabeth Rodriguez

    Smoking pot my ass, those people obviously were on some harder drugs if they just let their baby die like that :(

  • Randy Land

    Wow! What a way to begin your life. I am so
    heart broken. There are so many good people who can’t have their own
    babies. Why is it these scumbag pukes seem to have no problem
    reproducing? I am losing more and more faith in mankind daily :(

  • twot17

    I wish I could adopt him. :’(

  • Dustin Crow

    wrong so wrong what people will do

  • jazzgoo

    look at the lovley life you have now the only sad thing is we have to feed you

    • Mr_Grey

      That was really stupid to say.I wish that I could reach through this computer and ibtch slap you.

  • jazzgoo

    UNREAL!!!! if you cant and dont care about your baby put it up for adoption Idiots at least it wont suffer and you can go back to your pot smoking LOSERS you deserve everything you got

  • Buzz Mooney

    People are saying that if they had money for pot, or for an oil change, they had money for baby food. Yeah, but remember, this is a BABY. Even if they didn’t have money, the mother still had breasts. Even lack of money can’t excuse this. As for punishment, 60 years in prison is a good start, but I think we run prisons wrong: We should give prisoners decent food and medical care, but they should have to work to earn their keep, and anything else, (cigarettes, TV, any privileges) should be earned through extra work. Also, I’m kinda playing with the idea that each bunk should sleep three convicts in rotation. You get exactly eight hours, then you have to roll your @$$ outta bed, for the next convict. IF there are extra bunks, THEN you can apply for the privilege of having an additional half-shift.

  • Leanne

    people like this make me sick! i was robbed of the chance to have a child by cancer and here these miserable excuses for human beings treat an innocent young life this way, it breaks my heart!

  • Amber Haack

    makes you wonder with all the CPS, pediatricians, etc why children are being found in such shape. someone had to know something was wrong. Babies don’t just lay there while they are starved to near death. They cry when they are hungry, when they need changed, when they are uncomfortable,etc. Any mobile home I have ever lived in you can hear noises from the outside. Granted the parents of this child may have done a poor job of taking responsibility for their reckless creation of human life, but what of other and there responsibility to this child(i.e. grandparents,doctors,friends of the family)? You cant tell me that NOBODY knew there was a problem going on with this family.

    • embers618

      Babies who are chronically neglected don’t cry for all the normal reasons. So, yes, they usually do just lay there while they are being starved to death. Normal babies cry, sometimes a lot, so if you live next door to a normal baby, you just learn to tune out the crying. It is possible that the people who lived right next door to them didn’t realize what was happening to this child – they may even have been relieved that the baby was finally outgrowing his crying stage.

  • kaththee

    Not all healthy babies are fat though. I had a skinny little string bean baby who was perfectly heathy. This child was clearly starved, neglected and couldn’t even take liquids. Poor thing. But still just because a baby is a little on the skinny side doesn’t mean she is being starved or neglected.

  • Anna Pretty Barbie Hensley

    WHAT THEY DID WAS ABSOLUTELY THE HORRIBLE, GOD WILL PUNISH THEM FOR THE CRUELTY THAT THEY HAVE DONE TO THIS CHILD. BUT THE CHILD IS SAFE AND ALIVE THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS

  • Altored1

    I think they got off easy with just 60 years, maybe they shouldn’t be given any food, let them see what their baby was going through.

  • jackie ainslie

    60 years isn’t enough…idiots

  • Felicia Gabrielle Dicker

    You know, I agree with pretty much all the comments below about the parents. They should suffer. But this is one case where I’m just glad someone got to the poor baby before it was too late. I wish him luck in the system. I hope a good family finds him.

  • Danni Hupka

    Why can’t we impliment getting a license to breed.

  • Fried Chicken

    Taylor Swift has the sweetest butthole

  • mary

    this is the worst parents i ever seen if dont want a baby then why keep it in the first place? to let it starve? they should have put him in foster care. people like these should be kept in jail for Good.

  • Bunghole Stench

    I love anal.

    • Fried Chicken

      I know Taylor Swift has the sweetest butthole

  • Ginger Blackmon

    Didn’t they say placed in a foster home with his big sister? WTF? These people just make babies and give them up? Wonder what happened with the 1st one. If you don’t want to take care of a child, then don’t have any! They deserve every bit of that 60 years and I hope the food sucks and the guards are mean and they do get treated worse than a dog.

  • MhConstant

    I will be happy to adopt this little man, he would be a great addition to our young family!

  • Gina Gibilterra Mast

    I fostered a baby girl who was nearly starved by her developmentally delayed parents. They were trying to save money on formula by only adding one scoop of formula to 8 oz of water. Her brothers were severely underweight and also removed. She had another baby during this time who was also placed with us. After more than 2 years, all 4 children were returned to these neglectful parents because of a mistake made in the case that violated the parents rights. I SAY….WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDRENS RIGHTS TO A NEGLECT FREE LIFE??????? I am ashamed of our judicial system for letting this happen. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last, that innocent children are thrust back into a terrible situation because of bueracratic bullshit in the courtroom.

  • Thomas Allen

    60 years in prison, hell yeah, justice served!

  • Rick

    its fucking idiot parents like them who make us young parents look bad, im 22 years old with a healthy 1 month year old and i love her to death. they need to be treated the same way they treated that child, god what is this world coming to now a days.

  • Irene Hutton

    I think they should be locked in a cage outside and left to starve not nearly to death but actually let them starve and die. Let them see exactly what that baby went through and let them carry it out to the end. Then do like they had planned to do with the baby, throw them in a dumpster.

  • Wes Putt

    How horrifying that these adults will be treated better while incarcerated than this child was in their care. And 60 years is a joke. They’ll be paroled in 5-7 years with good behavior, and hopefully then, they can see what a beautiful young man the child grew up to be in spite of their negligence.

  • Michele Lackner

    awww. Some people just don’t deserve the honor of being parents. People like me who tried for years and after 7 miscarriages had my little boy and can’t have any more. :( Been trying to adopt with no luck. They deserve to be in jail. God bless Riley!

  • Jake Nelson

    those that use the excuse “they are babies having babies its understandable” i’ll tell you this. I’m 20, have two children and they are very happy and healthy. don’t say young parents can’t do it, its the ones that don’t care that we should worry about. age is not a factor here!

  • Darla Dwnger

    At least DCS-WELFARE didn’t return this baby.. Most of the time the parents get their children back.. Even when they abuse them !I know this because I deal with parent like this. I’m a FOSTER Parent..

  • Redd

    Jeez… Yet there’s some people who struggle to have children. These clowns get an amazing gift and treat him like garbage. My mind can’t even fathom a proper punishment for these “People”.

  • Gregory Wheeler

    they should be starved to death in a closed box.

  • liz

    u cant blame it on being young! they are just stupid and selfish! i was way younger then them when i had my first 3 kids and they always had food and weather appropriate clothes! they always had before i did and many times i didnt get at all cuz they always came first! thats the way it should be!

  • Rose Marie Hall Spradling

    So sad! This story goes much deeper than these two people.. These are the kind of humans that our society is producing now! This is the generation of drugs, video games, no parental discipline or guidance, no moral teachings and worse than all, no ability to love and feel empathy for other humans. Could it be because God has been removed from every aspect of their lives?

  • Stephanie Lynn

    I hope they starve to death.

  • DJ Rebelion

    Good think I don’t run anything because I would have starved the parents to death.

  • blue.girl20

    I am a teenager myself and in cases like this i personaly believe these parents should sentenced to death. if you’re gonna bring a child into thie world, be ready to take care of it OR give it up for adoption

  • Samantha Marie

    This just makes me so sick to my stomach man seriously

  • tiffany

    I just can’t understand for the life of me how an human can be so freakin cruel and selfish!! I hope you both rot in hell for this.People like you don’ t deserve the title of parents. however I am glad that did get this baby medical attention and found a couple who will love him and be what you call a parent to him.

  • Dianne Springer

    This is one occasion where both parents should be sterilized; NEVER to be able to have children again!!!! If they did not want this child they could have given him to someone who did. Period.

  • ingridp

    im so lost for words. but i know there is a god.

    • FredIrwin

      Really? That’s how you know there was a god? Cause a couple of teenagers went to a party and luckily found a starving baby in a mobile home? Wow…the bar is pretty low. Glad the little guy is alive, but can you explain why God only helps certain people? Oh right…because it’s not real.

  • Gfrez

    Soooo… Why did we get rid of the death penalty? People like this shouldn’t be allowed to live if they will not let live. And honestly the death penalty isn’t enough, I believe that if you do something like this, this is what should be done to you. You want to let a baby starve then you should be starved.

  • Stephanie Lingley

    I seriously want to adopt Riley- Im 21, I have a two month old son, yet pursuing a college education as an architectural engineer. No child deserves this treatment, no matter how young you are- or how lazy.

  • Levia Keller

    Holy hell, I’m a “lazy parent” but my children are always fed. My floors might be sticky occasionally or we might skip the bath in favor of baby wipes some nights but I brought them into the world I’m not going to kill or neglect them! If you decide you can’t (or won’t) take care of your child then please adoption is an option!

  • Jo

    Killing is wrong both inside the womb and outside!!! When are people going to wake up!!! So thankful to God that this baby was found and a wonderful couple took the baby into their home and fed and loved this baby. You don’t want your baby give the baby to someone who would love and take care of them! To busy to feed your baby, because you want to party with your friends and smoke your pot!!! And people try to excuse drinking and drugs get real!!!! This makes me sick to my stomach!!!

  • Jaime J. Blunt

    I just don’t get what goes through people’s Minds? This is your Creation, God has allowed you a Miracle! If they were unable to take care of the child they should have allowed someone else the chance to do that. I know for a fact that People adopting Prefer Newborns. This Makes me feel sorry for their Parents! How about starving them for Two Months??

  • Jamie Forrester

    How sad is this, they starve their baby nearly to death, and now they are locked up for 60 years with 3 meals a day…. So glad this has a happy ending Baby Riley. Hope he’s blessed with a wonderful family!

    • Shaun Chapman

      yea but they will be raped or killed in jail. Even prisoner dont like child abuse.

  • kenneth Hadley

    There is a lot to be said about, Public Stoning. It is cheap, I sure it is painful, it is effective, it also shows those who are in this same social set that, horrible crimes have horrible consequences..

  • Laura Ambrose

    I can’t have any more children. I have one son. I would love to take in this baby and give her a wonderful loving home and life. So sad, makes me really sad cause people like this can have babies, and I can’t.

  • Nate

    So we are paying to house people who were plain lazy in jail for 60 years? Screw that…. bullet is cheap. Time to bring back summary executions for black and white open and shut cases like this.

  • Ena Gutierrez

    how could any mother lose their maternal instinct? Was this woman mistreated by her mother to such an extent she has none? I highly doubt it because she’s alive..where were the grandparents? I cannot believe people..women in general have become so desensitized..cruel..selfish..and heartless – what happened to protecting your child always?

  • Karen Henderson

    WOW THIS MAKES ME SICK , I WISH THE PARENTS COULD GO WITH OUT FOOD … POOR BABY .. SO GLAD THE TEENS HEARD HIM

  • Tubie Momma

    I know many people whose children were born with medical issues, who make TREMENDOUS efforts and to make sure their babies get adequate nutrition at all odds. These people spend hours planning, preparing, and feeding these precious children. Working with issues such as oral aversions, food intolerance, and feeding tubes. This couple is PATHETIC and DISGUSTING that they couldn’t be bothered to simply give a bottle to a perfectly healthy child who has no issues drinking it. Oh and change his diaper!

  • supie

    Texas – surprise anyone ?

  • Wendi Speigle

    What I don’t understand is why they just didn’t bring the baby to a church, fire station or hospital. If they cannot care for them, do something about it. How dumb are these people. same with animals. I just don’t get it.

  • BamaSlama

    Texas does everything bigger. They’re busy shutting down all their abortion clinics as we speak – so people like this will be cranking out more and more kids. Glad the little guy got help – from a couple of teenagers and the great state of Texass.

  • Stephanie Hutchins

    Ya other things needed to be done but I see that they had time to feed themselves. Now they get to sit in prison with 3 meals a day and don’t have to work??? Just wait till the other inmates hear what you’ve done……… I wouldn’t even give them the luxury of a prison sentence. STARVE THERE ASSES.

  • Do No Harm

    As a child rights advocate this makes me sick. However, it is exactly this culture of retribution that turned those parents into who they are and what they did. All this punishment punishment punishment only teaches kids to be aware of the consequences to themselves, and not the consequences of their actions to others. They then grow into selfish adults who do things like this, because they just don’t care about anyone or anything, except themselves. Threats and punishments are not enough to ‘make’ people ‘good’. They obviously felt that a) their needs were more important than this innocent baby’s and b) that if they got caught, prison was something they were willing to risk. And it’s not because the prison system is too soft, not entirely. It’s because the threat of prison and punishment has no effect on people who are constantly threatened and punished, particularly in childhood. They become immune to it and lose all capacity for empathy. All these comments serve to do is continue the vicious cycle of retribution, passed on to the next generation, who will do more things like this, or worse. If we stopped with our collective violent attitudes, particularly to our children who could grow up to be people like in this story, then violence will decrease rapidly. Stop treating your children like crap, and when they become adults, they won’t treat others like crap.

    • Caprese

      I dont think kids are really punished now days, back in the olden days, when they were punished were the days when you could keep your house unlocked, the keys in your car, even you handbag on the front seat of your car, and it would be there when you got back..yes this is now a distant memory, but it was the norm not so many years ago, IT WAS HOW WE LIVED,, SO SOMETHING HAS CHANGED. But back then kids were taught manners, respect for others and their property, and to be helpful.. this has been taken out of society as old fashioned,.( More than not, it must have worked until a do gooder said let them run wild, no punishment to be had for bad behaviour it is not the way, lets just have a naughty corners,, if this doesn’t work at a young age, then this will be a good method for them to get use to the big naughty corner that the correctional Centres like to call Gaol) look where its got us .. its all just their way or the high way. ( And I am not talking about Bashing a child,, that is, and always will be unacceptable) They run away when they are disciplined and dont want or like it in any shape or form. Many then have children while children, because they know better, and the cycle goes on, and even gets worse, because they simply refuse to listen or take any mature advice that doesnt fit with their personal wants. teachers tell kids that you have all these rights…dont do what you dont feel is right for you..”shit their kids many times they have NO IDEA what is right for them, they would have had to been born Adults to know that. Ask anyone in there 50s, 60s or 70s how they grew up,, they would have been disciplined and punished, and they in general didnt act out in this manner.. Children need to know boundries and learn how to gain freedom as they grow into adults as they gradually earn that right into adulthood

  • Ken Orcutt

    Let me get this straight, in order to show the world you are more kind than these “child parents” were,

    People post different ways of killing them?

    Interesting.

    I am wondering who will be convinced.

  • Kevin Brown

    Thank god he was found in time,and I can’t understand how anyone on this green earth could do that to a child,,,I hope they rot in hell,,and I hope they do the full 60 years that they were given in prison with no early release

  • Lauren Maddox

    I think people like this should be fixed so that they can not have kids. I am a young mother. I know what is more important. I put my child before myself and that is how it should be with other parents. I have been hearing more and more children and baby dying because of the parents doing something or not doing something. It make me sick and I think they should get the chair. A life for a life. No child should have to go throw this.

  • Jennifer Abare

    Why kids in school need to be more educated on safe sex and birth control and that being a parent is a long life commitment and if your not ready for it do not have children in the world if you can’t grow up and be responsible.playing house isn’t what you think it is.this is sad but really it needs to be mandatory they take a class about parenting in high school now!

  • Joy Añonuevo

    babies are innocent angels…why make them if they don’t even care taking care of them.. someone should take the bitches ovary out of her and smash it! I have 5 kids, and they are grown up very good kids…They didn’t have the new toys or gadgets nowadays kids have, but they have all the love a parent can give… If the baby lives close by, i would take him. I don’t mind additional in my family :*

  • Patricia M LeBlanc Tiffany

    Kudos to the teens who got involved! But where were the grandparents? Am i to believe nobody saw this baby for 2 months to notice the neglect?

  • Pia Söderberg

    .horryfying! Hope he came to a good foster home.. The parents have a lot of time now to think in prison……(besides, it´s just decades ago it was legal in some states to let babies starve to death if parents did not want them.).

  • Jeffrey Beaudin Sr.

    These two should be castrated.

  • Lynn

    I would enjoy torturing and killing these pieces of shits slowly. Our justice system is fucked up to the moon and back they dont deserve 60 years, they deserve to be tortured and killed.

  • heybabe1371

    precious bundle looks so scared & frightened… are they sure it’s a ‘baby’… looks more like a toddler with severe malnutrition…

  • Venesa Winegardner

    ok, in foster care…untill they give this child right back to these monsters, right? you know they will. then when the child does die, well we don’t know what went wrong. there are too many people in the U.S. that can’t have children that would love to have this child, and the child would be treated like it should be. charge them, and take the child away. PERMANENTLY!! so the child has a chance with better people. they broke the law, they should lose the child. cause if not the next time you’ll bury this child.

  • James P Jr Bettes

    Forced sterilization for both of them, because even with a 60 year sentence, they’ll probably be out in 10 or less.

  • harveyuandirene@yahoo.com

    May God bless these foster parents for taking the baby in. The parents didn’t have the time to look after the baby,but they sure found the time to have the baby.

  • Jordan Riehm

    Awww Beaver Damn… AwwW Ship..in a Sea. If I knew someone that was doing that to there kid i would have got to him before he got that skinny………………But not matter how how mad any of use could get, that is our american youth throughout our country.

  • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

    Every child deserves a parent, but not every parent deserves a child.

  • Metha Christopher

    MAYBE WHEN YOUNG “PARENTS” OR “PARENTS” WITH MULTI CHILD DEATHS, OR “PARENTS” THAT HAVE A RECORD OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL SHOULD HAVE THE DHS CHECK IN ON THEM AS SOON AS THE BABY IS BORN, UP UNTIL THE FIRST YEAR OR SO, OR DEMAND THEY REPORT IN TO THE DHS WITH THE CHILDREN EVERY 6 MONTHS OR SO, JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FEED AND ALIVE, BUT SOONER THEN THAT ON NEWBORNS. EVERY MONTH UNLESS THEY ARE NOT DOING GOOD, THEN CHECK OUT WHY. I DONT WANT DHS TAKING KIDS FROM THEIR GOOD HOMES, IT JUST THE HOMES THAT ‘DONT” WANT THEIR OWN BABIES I WOULD REALLY CHECK ON. THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT PARENTS, THEY ARE KILLERS, AND THEY NEED TO BE TREATED LIKE THEY DID THE BABY, NO FOOD FOR ABOUT 2 OR SO MONTHS, UNTIL THE GUARD IS DONE WAXING HIS CAR OR RICH FROM THE LOTTERY, YOU KNOW MY MEANING. TO KILL A BABY, AND TO TRY TO KILL ONE, MAKES YOU A MURDERER, JUST BECAUSE YOU GOT CAUGHT DOESNT MEAN YOUR INNOCENT, IT MEANS GOD SHOWED SOMEONE WHO CARED FOR BABIES WHAT YOU WERE DOING..THANK GOD THAT BABY WILL NEVER SEE EITHER OF YOU AGAIN.

  • KneeKnee

    God bless this little angel

  • t2shark

    The parents of that beautiful baby are eating off of my tax dollars, watching cable tv I pay for, getting a roof, electricity, fresh water, an education, free legal counsel, all on our hard earned money. I hope those pathetic pieces of pond scum hang themselves, save their son from the horror of ever knowing them and save our tax money to feed and find a loving home for their baby. The parents are a waste of the oxegen we breath and should take their own life and go straight to HELL! They are going there anyway, they might as well save us all the grief of their 60 years of wasted existence. Just because Jesus forgave the people who crucified him, does not mean God forgives everyone. Read the entire bible! They have committed grave sins. They have dammed themselves to hell. Hell exists for a reason. Many souls will never make it to heaven. I say leave a rope in their cell and let them choose their own fate.

  • Djnira Vega

    These type of ppl make me think sometimes maybe there should be a law to ban sex for individuals under the age of 21 and mandatory training and psych evaluations b4 conception.

  • james

    Now I know where the saying comes that hell is not good enough for such evil….These people are evil to the core…By the way news media 21 is no longer a teen…Further, they are adults at 18…So these idiots were responsible for the evil way they treated this baby…I hope he gets adopted by a family that loves him…Maybe the foster family….

  • Elizabeth Poling

    I read alot of shit, but when i saw this picture and what had happen I started to cry and wished that those parents should have the same thing done unto them. They should starve while in prison.

  • Mark Stepp

    I’d adopt the little..feller ..I’d give
    an attorney my house and and half my business ELITEPCDESIGN.. to adopt The Little guy. His parents shouldn’t live..I’m not mean its just too risky to let some people live..A guard or prison staff could make a mistake and one of em excape..The nature of their moral compus is so out of any sort of normal reasoning..simply put em to sleep..

  • Marjorie Dumais

    what kind of human does that to their young?

    I mean come on!!!! we as humans are more dangerous than a wild animal of the field even a bear will protect and nurture their young. Its so so sad. well at least they have the next 60 years to think about their actions in prison.

    If they didn’t want the baby why not give it up for adoption, or give it to relatives.

    They got exactly what they deserve.

  • Ann

    I’m crying… people are sick :( that poor baby :’(

  • jeff gilfillan

    I just nearly gained setting this. If anybody sees this post I’m curious to finding out about adopting him. This is so sad and would like to give him a real family that he do deserves. Please contact me via Facebook. Jeff gilfillan

  • Proud Conservative American

    They both need to be made sterile so they can never ever do anything like this again…

  • Tiffany Qualin

    I would take him in a heartbeat and shower him w/ so much love. This saddens me.

  • Bubba Jenkins

    Keep it simple. Take them into a room, shoot them in the back of the head, charge the families for the bullet. Prison population problems solved.

  • john

    Even prisoners have children. Have fun showering with your back against the wall. They will kill you.

  • Lori Wangen

    Kinda pathetic these people are even put in the classification as parents. I vote for what ronwator & Jonathan Gregory say should be done to them, 60 years in prison isnt any type of punishment, they will have a place to sleep and EAT which they do not deserve!!!!!

  • Trisha Kimsey

    I have a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter and I constantly worry about them eating enough and gaining enough weight and why aren’t they growing… I even gave them supplements (and they got a little pricey) there for a while because of how picky they were when they ate… I don’t understand how you can’t worry about your child and want the best for them (or at least a comparable substitute)… People never cease to amaze me.

  • Michaela Daniels

    Just sick. and people STILL think WEED should be legal? i could point out dozens of stories where people feel weed is more important in their life than taking care of their own kids! what does that say? what i think is more sad – she could have killed the child in utero, and society would have NO PROBLEM with that. very sad

    • Steve Wyton

      Weed has nothing to do with these idiots. Weed didn’t MAKE them becomoe lazy “parents” or make them choose to party and drink and smoke instead of taking care of their child..they CHOSE to do that…btw, the article said they chose to DRINK and smoke weed instead of raising the little guy..so..do you drink? even if you don’t, don’t place the blame on Marijuana when the fault lies with the decisions these two idiots made. THEY chose to ignore the baby, weed did not do that for them, nor did alcohol…and if anything alcohol is 100 times worse then weed…to the best of my knowledge, excessive consumption of alcohol on a regualr basis can create a physical dependancy..weed does not, and if there is a dependancy on it, it is purely phsychological, not a physical addiction. I used to smoke large quantities of weed on a daily basis, ALOT of weed, then my circumstances changed and i had to stop, and i did..literally overnight. Did i suffer any withdrawal symptoms? Nope. did i miss it? yup. did i NEED it? nope. it was my decision. These people obviously made the wrong choice…but don’t blame marijuana. It isn’t crack or heroine or any of the other hard drugs..its just weed.

  • Lani Arce

    We, as a society, really need to learn how to identify early signs of psychopathic behavior. Surely there are red flags before something like this comes to happen. Once identified, we need to find a way to rehabilitate these people. Until they can demonstrate that they have empathy, they need to be closely watched.

  • alex

    parents can ignore responsibility like this but not in the case of unborn baby? gonna be that guy today. Feel free to tell me that I’m a horrible person and that abortion is more complex than that and I’ll agree it isn’t a black and white moral choice but if you think a nice fat portion of abortions aren’t people ducking responsibility you are dead wrong.

  • GMA213

    Of course their preference for alcohol and pot had nothing to do with their extremely poor judgment and indifference?

  • brandon

    Its so funny how people get 60 years for starving a child,but the government leaves millions homeless starving, wheres justice for that?

  • scott

    maby the world would be a better place if that bloodline ended. some people shouldnt reproduce.this kid wont remember any of this when he grows up and his parents get 60 years when violent sexual offenders get out in a few years and scare people for life. how is that right?

    • scott

      harsh but true!

      • scott

        the justice system is a joke, no rhyme or reason.

  • michael barton

    ok i wanna adopted this lil boy i have one child of my own and this lil child has me in tears cause this lil child should never been treated this way this is horrible and i can only say god is good for having couple of teens that were smart enough to stand up for this child !

  • Sarah Paxton

    This is Texas. Give them the death penalty. Ignorance and cruelty must be eradicated from society. I hope they suffer. On a positive note, Baby Riley is healthy now. God bless the teens that had the sense to step in and help before it was to late.

  • sherrygale

    A person who has done this horrible thing could not be in their right mind, a normal person wouldn’t do that to a dog let lone a child, these people need prayer for they are not capble for a human decision so what are we to do but pray for them, they have made their own desity

    • alex

      Brave posting something religious on a story like this. Most people would eat a comment like this alive if they saw it.

  • http://www.smilesandstuff.com/ Melissa Canchola

    Really sad. Should have just dropped him off at a hospital if they didn’t want him.

  • Tanya Robertson

    So sad, i would adopt the little guy if i could but i don’t think i would be allowed to adopt because i’m on disability (Trying to get off it but have to prove i can hold down a job for so long) that and i’m sure there is someone else out there that could care for him better than i can. I just hope that i can eventually have a child myself if not i would love to adopt if i could. :)

  • Brandon Saranczak

    Just wow…. I have a 4 month old son, I make 7.25 an hour, and my baby mother is only 17, I am only 19. So she cant find a job or get on welfare, but my son is well fed, very comfortable, and very warm. All I eat is ramen, cheap meat, and whatever I can get from my work where I serve the food. My son comes first no matter what.

  • Nina Bonecutter-Ratliff

    Those pictures can’t be from the actual story, assuming this is an actual story. 84 degrees in November? And who wrote this? A high schooler?
    Well… I guess it is Texas. Temperature wise at least.

  • Stacie Hamilton Blair

    Starve the scumbags and let them lay in their own urine and feces while doing it!!!

  • Melissa Ann S

    ok i never really comment on anything but..wow…Jaw dropping…what they admitted to! how can people think this is correct? and not consider the fact there is ALOT of good familys to give a baby to who would take great care of it rather than let it starve to death in its own filth in the back of a trailor ! WTF? is all i can say sometimes at people thay should be considered murderers like the people who shoot somone in the face they also purposly tried to kill somone in my opinion

  • Lilla Badics

    this is horrible some “people” really dont deserve to have kids what animals

  • Jeanna Sherrill Ogle

    I think that its bullshit how they treated their baby! They had many of things they could have done. She could have gotten an abortion or gave her baby up for adoption when she gave birth instead of torturing this baby for 9 months and now they get to spend 60 years in prison with a roof over their heads and 3 meals a day supplied by our tax fair. That’s fuckin bullshit they dont even deserve that much good of treatment!

  • Carol Kendall

    2 Tim 3:1-3: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, … Without natural affection …”

    Our society has decided (over much protest) that it is OK to kill an inconvenient child BEFORE birth, and the most vehement supporters of this policy don’t even draw the line at birth (including our President). So this kind of behavior is sure to continue and increase – unless the trend is reversed.

  • tiffany

    I want to know why this baby was even aloud to go home with them since their 4 year old was in foster care…way to go system. Poor baby.

  • Mathew Crites

    sentencing them to pretty much life in prison isnt good enough there going to get three good meals a day and a place to live for free hows that punishment??

  • robert danly

    just pathetic…they deserve the chair

  • Tina Marie Todd

    I like to think of myself as the type of portal who doesn’t cry very easily. But, after reading this I cried. Being a 21 year old parent myself, just being a parent, I can not imagine how any one could do this to a baby or a child. If you know you don’t want to have a child then take the fuckin precautions to not have any!

  • Tammy M Lavanway

    it really makes you wonder if she had kids and what she done to them before she had this one.

  • Max BabyyDoll

    this couple should be punished with starvation like they did this poor child.
    i’m lazy in a lot of things in life. sometimes i get depressed, my house is messy, or i get sick. but my son is ALWAYS well taken care of and loved. i am a 21 yr old single mother and it gets hard sometimes and i get frustrated but my son is my sunshine and happiness. his pain is my pain. i’d never hurt him or neglect him. he’s so snuggly and chubby, happy, smiley, and he’s the funniest person i know. i love my baby more than anything.
    thank goodness this little boy found a loving foster mother to fatten him up and get him healthy again ♥ he had a happy ending. his parents, however, can fucking rot in prison

  • Tammy M Lavanway

    if i found that kid that way,i would have kicked her ass so hard her great great grandma would have felt it!.stupid ass people having kids like that,i would have tied them both up and left them in the closet.

  • Regina Lynn Nichols

    these people dont deserve to be called parents. seriously, if they didnt want the kid they should have given him up for adoption. there are plenty of families who would take care of this little baby

  • Ally G

    This is so sad. When your a parent your #1 is to take care of your children NO MATTER WHAT. Some people should not be allowed to reproduce.. So Sad that parents could hurt their defenseless baby! wow .

  • Jennifer Connell

    I was 19 when I had my son, and 20 when I had my daughter. I had severe post partum depression, and didn’t know it. I can’t ever explain it, only those who have been through it know. That mother is suffering from post partum depression. It is why she “doesn’t care” She will get better, and she will spend the rest of her life living with her mistake, she will always wonder what her baby looks like, and will feel a guilt like none other. I can understand why people are angry. But talking about how you would torture another human being isn’t going to prevent this type of thing from happening again. Where were the parents of these kids? Where was social services, babies have doctors appointments and such. Why was it some teens in a room that found the baby. Did anyone know this baby was even born? I do understand the anger and hate, but there is no point in wasting energy on what doesn’t warrant it. I’m more concerned with the fact that it got that bad before someone intervened. Someone had to know Something. My kids are now 13 and 14 and are my universe. I am glad that little baby is okay now, and that the parents are serving a very long sentence. It’s not going to help anyone, just a waste of money, but at least something was done.

    • Jennifer

      I can understand postpartum depression and believe a lot of women unknowingly suffer. However, the Father was also there. You cannot tell me that neither one of them did not know any better. There are a lot of questions that are not answered, like was the baby born in a hospital? That would be important to know, but unless they acted negligent in the hospital the staff probably wouldn’t think anything about future abuse. 21 anymore is not an alarming age to have a child. My daughter was 15 and she did not want her son, but because of my faith I refused to allow her to have an abortion. She has come around more now. However, when she was in the hospital the staff made reports to the social services director and human services because neither my daughter or her boyfriend were attending to the baby. I was the only one doing anything for him. I stayed at the hospital the entire time. So in her case, she had behavior that was unusual for a new Mom..and she was 15. In this case, who knows what happened. I have worked in mental health/substance use for 10 years and while I do know how mental illnesses affect people, I do not believe they are a cop-out for their behavior. Both parents were responsible and both parents will now pay for their actions. I don’t condone violence anymore than I do abusing a child. Your post was heartfelt and I do understand your point of view.

      • Jennifer Connell

        I see where you are coming from I do. However not all men are created the same, and these are kids. My ex refused to allow me to get help and literally threw me out of the house onto the street when I did seek help. I won’t go into details but it was a very hard time in my life. I was alone, and managed to come out of it. My kids are teens now. I do agree that they need to be held accountable for their actions, and they are, I never meant to imply otherwise. I guess I was trying to point out that, we don’t know, because we weren’t there. I wonder where the families of these kids were? Why weren’t her friends wondering where the baby is? Kind of hard to hide a pregnancy isn’t it? as well as was this baby born in a hospital? I am very angry about this, it happens all the time, everywhere. It scares me because it seems to be partially the result of ‘Modern Day Society” . But some of these suggestions are very cruel, and outright inhumane. I don’t condone abuse of any kind. I choose not to wish these kids harm, I choose to wish this baby well instead. Your daughter, is fortunate to have you, not everyone is so lucky.

  • Amber Richter

    Did they find him a permanent home? I would take him with arms wide open! He would eat every meal and then some!! Im so glad to see he is doing better!!! I hope he gets adopted by a family that will hold him tight and love him!

  • Angela York

    How can I adopt him? I do not have children of my own. I will love him like my own.

  • Eric Saudarg

    I love my son to death, I could never see any way possible to hurt him. I freak out if I forget to check on him when he is napping. These parent’s are two POS and I can promise they are getting their’s in prison right now…

  • Rene Arizona Craig

    Good Christ in Heaven Above how can you let people like this give life to another human?

  • Jay

    My sister has a one year old, and she has unconditional love for him. How does a parent not???

  • Bea A. Ishman

    put them in a dark cell with no food or water and just hose them done once in a while like on one of those prison movies…

  • Nathan G. Mitchell

    put them in the iron maiden.

  • Quinn Griffith

    how saddening! poor baby! The stupid pot was affecting the parents minds. Dumbbutt parents!

  • laura

    That poor little baby! How could anyone do such a thing! Starve them nearly to death and then beat them senseless, and then shoot them in the head!

  • disqus_06bqBj1Tx7

    How can people be so incredibly heartless? I really despise people who abuse children and animals because they are so defenseless. These rotten parents are not going to be enjoying their lives in the Texas prison system!

  • chrometitties

    of course the people are from texas

  • Jeremy Jett

    those kind of parents shouldnt even be allowed to have children especially when there are people out there trying to have children and cant I hope they find a good home for this child and the parents should get more than sixty years and should never be allowed to have children or even watch someone elses kids ever again

  • chantel

    to words heart less these people are sick why would they do something like this this poor baby it makes me sad my heart hurts for this baby why did they keep this baby they could of just given it to the foster parents before all of this thank GOD for the foster parents they are angles sent from heaven it is nice to here a happy ending

  • nobama

    texas justice right there!!!

  • http://www.stellarrevolutions.com/default.htm CW Miller

    whotta coupla horror shows! they should get life…

  • Ronda Cantin

    I find this story sickening, I had my daughter when I was 16, we have done everything in our power to make sure we provided our daughter the best life we can. As someone who was a teenaged mother, I’ve seen a lot of young parents who have failed to comprehend that as soon as you decide, yeah this thing is going to grow in me, and I’m keeping it, you put EVERYTHING aside and try to provide the best possible life for your child. Many of those parents have since lost custody of those kids.

    What truly sickens me about this story though, is not that these parents tried to provide care, but weren’t ready, was that they didn’t try. Almost every single state and province (I’m from Canada) has safe houses. They could’ve left the kid there, or put the child up for adoption, instead they knowingly committed child neglect and cruelty. The only good thing about this story, is that they are likely to spend those 60 years in segregation, due to the fact that they will be targeted by other prisoners, and other prisoners don’t abide child abusers.

  • Sarah Olsen

    I want to adopt him…

  • theresa wooten

    I am unable to hve a child and animals like them get to it not fair

  • Judy Reinhardt

    “And whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trusts me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the open sea.” Matthew 18:6 Hurts to be them!

  • Judy Reinhardt

    “And whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trusts me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the open sea.” Matthew 18:6 Hurts to be them!

  • Christina Caryer Cruz

    Obviously they weren’t to lazy to eat, get oil change or party. Doesn’t sound like they were ready for the job of parent. where are the grandparents while this was going on? They should have given him up in the beginning. Now they will never know the meaning of being a family. Thank God Riley will.

  • Christy Brinkley

    I don’t understand people like this-if they didn’t want this baby the LEAST they could’ve done is put him up for adoption. Why couldn’t they just do that? It would be ALOT more humane.

    • Patty

      My thoughts, exactly!

  • Misty Spears

    I do not understand what sort of sick person could harm a baby in this way. My heart just breaks for this baby and all the babies who have to ensure such horrible treatment by their own parents. I hope they get what they deserve in prison.

  • Anna Flores

    Reading things like this make me question God..why would he give a sweet baby to devils?

  • Andy

    How do we find out how to adopt the little darling?

  • Angie B.

    I always say eye for an eye when it comes to montster that do this to children. I say put them behind bars and let them starve and urinate on themselves until they die. It’s disgusting and terrifying that every day I see something like this come across my feed on facebook or in the headlines as I check my email. How many sick bastards can there be in this world?

  • Laurie Ramsey

    I almost lost my dinner over this story. How can anyone do this? 60 years isn’t enough. They should be starved and left in their own filth!!!

  • lb

    And still gay ppl can not adopt kds in many states bc they will for sure be unfit parents….but yet we have idiots like this reproducing…wtf america?!

  • Linda Schueller

    I am sooo Proud of these teens that saved this childs life…They are definitely EARTH ANGELS!!! Thank you to the kids that called..

  • Kyle Skinner

    this is horrible i am a parent my self and this is such bullshit. I would like for them to be starved like they did to the child and then beg for food. the child had no voice and if it was not for the teens finding the child he would have died. if you can not take care of your child or in general don’t give a damn then put the child up for adoption. i am glad this child lived and is very healthy..

  • Will

    Why are people so upset about this? We’ve killed millions already by LEGALIZED ABORTION. My heart is already broken by the untold millions lost. I don’t even think there’s a single mote or speck of my heart left to be broken anymore about this.

    • Kyle Skinner

      Thats true but i am sure you never had a child aborted so the “we” is irrelevant. the child went without food for some time and was neglected. that is why people are upset.

      • Will

        Oh, I *never* had a child aborted? I beg to differ, sir. My taxes has funded abortions, so the fruits of my labor per se have contributed to the deaths of those millions. In other words, I take my share of the blame. But we’re going to get upset about a neglected child, after so many we’ve killed? I’m not buying it unless people are going to be upset that the parents didn’t “finish the job” on this poor little guy.

        • Jennifer

          I understand your viewpoint. It is amazing how many of the same people who get upset at a story like this are the same ones condoning the murder of innocent lives.

          • Will

            Indeed. Equal justice for EVERY CHILD.

          • Will

            I have to own up to it too, it’s the least I can do.

  • Pooky

    Grandparents on both sides should have monitored their grandson better. Hey! They didn’t do a good job raising their own kids …you’d think they’d want to do better w/grandchild?

  • Pooky

    Grandparents on both sides should have monitored their grandson better. Hey! They didn’t do a good job raising their own kids …you’d think they’d want to do better w/grandchild?

  • Pooky

    Grandparents on both sides should have monitored their grandson better. Hey! They didn’t do a good job raising their own kids …you’d think they’d want to do better w/grandchild?

  • Ms.Ivey

    That poor baby! I would love to adopt him! Look at that smile now. So adorable.

  • Chelsea Phillips

    this is just so heart breaking. those parents deserve to be starved and made to lie in thier own urine. this is so horrible and ppl like this make me sick

  • Chelsea Phillips

    this is just so heart breaking. those parents deserve to be starved and made to lie in thier own urine. this is so horrible and ppl like this make me sick

  • Alexis

    the foster parents must be taking care of him, he looks happy. biological creators are scumbags. im glad they got 60 yrs, as we hear about so many cases where children are even killed, and it’s just a slap on the wrist.

  • Joy Massicotte

    This Made Me Cry.. What A Disgusting Human Couple.

  • Tina Thomas

    Nothing like being in the GP of a prison to cure such behavior in people like this. The death penalty doesn’t work on people like this. It’s too easy. I’m not for the death penalty anyway.

  • John Locke

    Starve those fuckers. Let them see what it’s like to waste away and crying out for someone, anyone to feed them. Give them enough water to last the 4 weeks starvation takes.

  • Kristy Hughes

    Poor baby! I have to wonder if he might have brain damage. Babies need lots of calories to maintain brain growth. Just so sad.

  • somestrangeryoudontknow

    Starve a baby and it ends up living, 60 years! Kill somebody, only a couple years.

    • The truth

      I had the same thing on my mind, glad someone else pointed it out.

  • The truth

    I dont even know where to start with this… But first off, before even talking about the crime, the internet really shows how horrible mankind is. Reading the comments on this video have left me appalled from all these alternative punishments that they’d prefer the parents go through, and im even more shocked by the amount of upvotes they get. People are so quick to jump to torture, there are reasons why it was outlawed, its just too inhumane, it doesn’t matter what the person did they will never deserve that upon themselves, and wishing for someone to have that is almost just as bad. Giving a person that pain will never erase what they have done, it will only introduce more cruelty in the world.

    My first problem is them quoting how they want to get drunk and smoke pot, this was a statement from when they were arrested, at a party. Obviously they were intoxicated at the time, and is totally used out of context. This really should not reflect the type of person they are and is merely used to guide the sheep reading this article to make them believe these people are so much worse.

    But now onto the offense. I do agree it is bad, but the article blows it out of proportion. It claims “the parents may not have fed him for 2 months”. But that is a really skewed opinion, no baby would be able to survive over a week without any food. What they really should have said is “not fed properly”, the key word here being ‘properly’. What most people seem to be missing, is that in order for the baby to survive this long, it would have need to have actually been fed semi-regularly. And just to be clear, im not defending what the parents did, I do agree the parents have underfed their child, but not to the degree this article tries to portray.

    This makes me believe the ruling of 60 years is totally ridiculous. What the parents have done is child neglect and nothing more. Child neglect never gets sentences anywhere near this long. I do believe the parents need to serve jail time (no doubt in that) but not in this excess, along with them getting counseling Because they obviously have something messed up in their lives to do all this. And also the obvious point of the children being taken away and no returned to the ill-fiited parents.

    Moving on, another key fact that everyone commenting overlooks, in the video they mention the baby had a sister. Yes, this was not the parents first child.So all of you assuming the parent would have let the baby just die are totally wrong.
    If they raised one child already, they would have the knowledge not to let the second die.

    But the fact is, the children must have lived in abuse for months with improper food, and yet the parents throw partys? im still questioning how this could have gone on so long without someone visiting pointing it out or notifying someone sooner, there must have been so many that stood by and let it happen, people may be so outspoken and demanding for action on the internet, but in reality they hide inside and pretend that its not happening in real life, its sick. The children really should have been moved out of that house a long time ago and into foster care.

    TLDR; I am not defending what the parents did, only pointing out some problems I have with this article and people attitudes on the internet in general.

  • Jennifer Eastep

    I can’t read stuff like this! This sort of thing makes me crazy! As a mother, I can not fathom how a parent could willingly do something like this to their own child.. I would truly love to get my hands on these 2 animals and make them suffer. GRRRR

  • Guest

    after sitting here bawling like a baby for 5 minutes I am not very very angry. They should have got the death penalty for ATTEMPTED MURDER of a child. Grr I am so full of hurt and anger I can’t even think of the words I want to say. This little precious Angel will be someone Great one day. I hope his worthless no good BLANKETY BLANKETY BLANK sperm and egg donors NEVER see daylight without bars.

  • Drew Woodliff

    You mean to tell me that for 2 months no friends game by to visit knowing their friends had a baby? How about the grandparents wanting to see their grandchild?

  • David Robertson

    60 years isn’t long enough.

  • Rebecca Maine

    Just throw them in their cell and leave them be. No food, no water, no nothing. Until they die..then stick their a**in the ground somewhere…Simple. Although the quartering sounds good too.

  • BBC

    y waste 60 yrs supporting and feeding these two?

  • Layla Alkyer

    placed in foster care with his older sister… which means the city KNEW his parents were awful… how was he overlooked!!!?!?!?!?

  • Debra

    I was not able to have children…and wanted them so bad. Spent thousands on infertility and it sickens me when I hear things like this happening. That child could have had a wonderful start in life had they just placed him with a good family.

  • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre

    people make me fucking sick.

  • Mariah Christine Garcia

    That makes me sick! I don’t understand why you would have a baby and not take care of them.. instead you prefer drinking and smoking pot with your friends. They deserve to rot in prison for life.

  • Wanda Hummel

    if this little guy needs a forever happy home…I would be glad to offer it to him!

  • Mike Judd

    These parents should have been aborted.

  • BAFCour

    Those eyes have the look of horror. No child should ever experience something that gives them that expression. I totally breaks my heart to see those eyes. What horrible people his parents are :-(

  • Ren

    Isn’t this okay here in America I thought people supported late term abortions?

  • JackPoint

    So much wild butthurt in this thread. “If I was in that situation…” “They should be…” “They are animals…!” On and on and on… I was shocked and I feel burdened by this, but the comments are almost as bad. You’re so angry at each other. Like anger, especially directed at random posts on the internet, is going to solve anything. Presumably none of us in these comments have done something this horrible. These two idiots are serving what amounts to life in prison, for nearly killing their own offspring. They won’t last long in there. If you want something MORE than that, start a petition, write some laws, and get a grip. No need to attack each other over something that none of us have anything to do with.

    • The truth

      Thank you. You hit the nail on the head right there.

    • The truth

      Thank you. You hit the nail on the head right there.

  • me

    Thank God those teenagers heard the baby and saved his life!!!! If they didn’t, that poor innocent little baby would’ve died at the hands of the laziest, bunch of low lives in the world…. That little boy deserves SO much better. And now he has a chance at the life that he deserves.

  • Dennis Lawrence

    Well it looks like they will have 60 years to think about this. These people make me sick.

  • Jordan Brendel

    Okay, so then naturally they don’t get fed in prison. You have to have training to work at wally world, you should be required training and drug testing to take your baby home. Dip shits. Glad this baby is okay now.. I can’t help but worry about the other babies born to morons like this. :(

  • Dennis

    That is so sad to see people do this to a living thing. I cried when i
    saw this.. Pisses me off.. IF YOU DONT WANT KIDS DONT HAVE THEM.GOD DAMN
    IM PISSED NOW. Im glad he is doing better and away from those ignorant people. Also where were the grandparent when this shit was going on. wtf. If he needs a home ill take the little guy

  • Dennis

    That is so sad to see people do this to a living thing. I cried when i
    saw this.. Pisses me off.. IF YOU DONT WANT KIDS DONT HAVE THEM.GOD DAMN
    IM PISSED NOW. Im glad he is doing better and away from those ignorant people. Also where were the grandparent when this shit was going on. wtf

  • Lisa Cassio

    The inmates will take care of these two beyond sickening wastes of life!

  • kelsie green

    i think they should take that bib off that says just like daddy cus daddy is obviously a disgrace

  • John cappello

    this is morbidly disturbing, whats worse is that these stories are all over the globe. The political atmosphere is in discord, it can hardly address the existence of these poor souls, let alone prescribe a solution and cure this sickness. Are any of you still doubting that parent licensing and monitoring is required?

  • Joshua

    What the frock happened to Adoption as a viable option? It doesn’t take much. If anything, they could have left the baby at a church, or a fire station. Millions of parents are starving to take care of a child — if you can’t take care of yours, nobody will look down on you for giving the baby to someone who can love them. She held that baby in her womb until she gave birth yet, didn’t feel a thing? If you can’t take care of your child, get a fish – give your child up for adoption, leave all of your important biological medical information – and when you grow up , you can find that child and give them closure. It doesn’t, take, much.**

  • Angel Morgan

    It never has made sense to me. Why do we have to keep paying money out to keep these kinds of monsters alive in JAILS? Free rent for them, free food for them. It is NOT true justice that way. Money can be better spent by helping homeless, and those people and children who desperately need it.

  • Nancy Vines Higgins

    all I can say is Thank God the teenagers went and told what they saw and the baby is safe … I pray God’s wrath to come down on the parents whatever that may be!!!! Sad story!!!

  • Stacy Adkins

    I hope the other prisoners steal their food!!!

  • Stacy Adkins

    They should not be fed while they are in prison!!!!

  • Scorpiowmn29

    Prison is to good for these sick people. They should be thrown in a room, the door locked, and left there until they are dead from starvation.

  • Sara Madsen

    what an awful thing to do to such an innocent child. But I love hearing the good ending to this story that he is now living in a good foster home and has fattened up like little babies should :.) tears of joy

  • Robin Renea Tison

    They are really going to party now huh behind bars!…they was hoping the baby would just go away! well hes alive an happy now and they can rot in hell…

  • Vivian Ward

    Trust me, the other inmates in jail will have a field day with these two. When they found out what they did, they’ll be lucky if they see 60 mins.

  • apinelli66

    SICK AND WITHOUT A SOUL. I HOPE THEY ROT IN PRISON!

  • Wicked_Taurean

    Sick bastards!! I hope you two rot in hell!

    • jose

      There is no such place, but they will rot in jail

  • LiliMarie Hill

    If they didnt want the baby, they should have put him up for adoption when he was born. These 2 are complete idiots!!!!!!!!

  • angel

    this is so fucked up i cant stop crying i hate crul people poor lil babys dont dezerve to be hurt like that,im so happy he got saved and they got arested they dont dezerve to ever have kids ever!

  • Sandra

    Just makes me want to choke them to death. How could they, makes my heart hurt how they could do this to a baby. The only thing I can say is that baby memories go away and maybe this little boy won’t even remember them. Will be saying plenty of prayers for Riley.

  • Sarah Grace Ryle

    What’s sad is this couple had options… adoption? The alternative? But they CHOSE to bring this child into the world and keep it… disgusting. I’m glad they are going to rot in jail.

    • Faye Valentine

      What’s “the alternative”? If they would have aborted the baby before he was born, the baby would certainly be dead right now instead of the chance to live he’s had, and so many people wouldn’t bat an eye over the child’s death, because hey-it’s legal, right?

      • Sarah Grace Ryle

        Had the child died from starvation and neglect, it wouldn’t of been much of a life. I’m not saying abortion would be the BEST option, but it was a safe legal option, and if done early would have bared no impact on the fetus. But instead they put this poor child through torture…

        • Faye Valentine

          “Had the child died from starvation and neglect, it wouldn’t of been much of a life.”

          It would’ve been more than the life the child would have had if he had been killed in utero back when he was a fetus.

          “I’m not saying abortion would be the BEST option, but it was a safe legal option…”

          Yeah. so, as long as the kid is killed when the kid is young enough, you’re cool with it. Might not be the best option, but hey, it’s an option. Dead younger = okay, dead later = not okay. To you.

          “…and if done early would have bared no impact on the fetus.”

          Except for…ummm…DEATH. Yeah, killing someone bears like, no impact on them whatsoever.

          “But instead they put this poor child through torture…”

          …but then the torture was ended, and the child is now happy and healthy. Whereas, had he been aborted, he’d be medical waste ashes right now. Yeah, your worldview makes total sense…NOT.

          • Sarah Grace Ryle

            I’m really not going to argue with you because we clearly have different opinions on this subject, and that’s okay…

          • dildo depot

            So you will take infanticide over abortion.

            Good to know that you value embryos over actual living babies.

            • Faye Valentine

              No. I don’t support infanticide OR abortion. As opposed to you, I don’t think there is ANY point inthe boy’s life that it would have been appropriate or acceptable to kill him or to have him killed. You think bringing about his demise would have been just fine as long as he was young enough in your opinion.

              • dildo depot

                When abortion is not an option parents have traditionally disposed of unwanted offspring through infanticide.

                This has been the case throughout most of human history.

                They starve or smother the infants to death.

                As I said, you’re pro-infanticide. Since you would prefer to see an embryo live so that it can be infanticided as a baby.

                • Faye Valentine

                  Okay. So…if we don’t let people kill their children when the children are younger, they’ll kill the children when they are older, so, instead of making greater efforts to protect children at every age, we should just make certain that all the children who *might*be abused and die prematurely…die…*more*…prematurely.

                  Because that makes sense.

  • parhiscan

    What do you expect from TX. Their school system is broken and gasping for life from lack of funding. In their schools if a poor child does not have money for lunch he is to go hungry. Perhaps this is where she got the sterling idea. Texas is full of great ideas.

  • Gary

    They need to be starved then hung with the rope at the back of the neck so that they actually have to die of strangulation. This way while they are hanging there dying they will have one last opportunity to think of the way that they treated this poor innocent child. May God Bless the baby.

  • Julie Sunflower

    He is not 5 or 6 he looks 2 years old?

  • Julie Sunflower

    I’m so happy to see this update of this child. Relieved!

  • MeanieHead

    Where were the grandparents? Are they just as stupid as these 2? I mean, really. When my babies were babies, my family was around constantly. Someone would have kicked my a$$ if I didn’t change their diapers timely. This is weird and really sad.

  • rufereal1972

    hope the baby is doing well and in a happy home. I also hope this news never gets to him about his first 2 months of life. I am just glad that somebody went to the party that cared….

  • Beverly Gary

    We all know prisoners have a code of ethics when it comes to children. I doubt either one of them will have a pleasant stay in prison. Bubba will visit the young man and the gals will take care of her.

  • Amanda Nicole Davis

    People like this make me sick. There are people out there in this world who would give ANYTHING to be a mommy or daddy and they can’t and then there are these people!

  • Melissa Travis Clayton

    Public executions…….PLEASE. I see they didn’t forget to stuff their own faces. Hope for humanity is dwindling to nothing

  • Brittney Barber

    That is complete bull****!! I’m 20 years old with twin 1 year olds and they’re as healthy as can be! These two “parents” never deserve to see food or daylight again..I hope Riley has found an amazing home and family after everything he’s been through..

    • Amanda Nicole Davis

      age has nothing to do with it. You are right… they aren’t meant to be parents!

    • Amanda Nicole Davis

      age has nothing to do with it. You are right… they aren’t meant to be parents!

  • m4time

    Typical Democrats.

    • Guest

      why? Why do you people have to chime in on every article, no matter how far removed from your political fetish it may be?

  • lj

    omfg am so glad you got 60 yrs in side a cant blve you have done this to your own son if you don’t want kids keep your legs shut and go on the pill how sick and lazy mofos are you ,you need a good beating the pair off you look at him your won son and you diddnt feed him for 2 months??? if you cuddnt cope why didn’t you put him care were their people out their who can not have kids and would off done a way better job then YOU????

  • Aaron Wheeler

    this is really fucked up and they even say themselves that they would rather drink and smoke weed then take care of there child shit r they drinking and smoking 24/7 it only takes 5 to 10 mins every 2 hours to feed and change him then go back to your preferred pass time. shit I have 2 children and I have had no problem taking care of them and still being able to have fun riding all u have to do is trade off time with your spouse now that they are older it is even better cuz they go riding with me and have a blast doing it these people just have no time management and should have put there son up for adoption people are on a list for months waiting for a 12 month old and younger baby so if u don’t want to or cant take care of a child put them up for adoption where they can be in a family that wants them and can give them the love and attention they deserve. I’ve taken care of enough horrible people in Afghanistan shit let me take care of 2 more worthless pieces of shit.

  • Audra

    People like this should not be allowed to breed. They don’t deserve to be called adults in the slightest. If they wanted a baby for a plaything only to abandon within weeks, they should be put in a mental ward, treated like children, and given baby dolls to abuse. God have mercy on their souls when the time arrives.

  • spinelli34523

    [this article] is your brain on drugs in today’s ‘it’s not your fault, let someone else take care of it’ society. no personal responsibility is taught any more. you’re not responsible for being fat, on drugs, overmedicated, alcoholic, undereducated, pregnant, promiscuous, overindulged….it’s always someone else’s fault and the responsibility of those who ‘not’ whatever you are to fix you!

  • Marcy Sensibello

    definitive case for mandatory sterilization.

  • Thomas Hall

    not long enough they will be fed in prison starve them 4 months

  • Valerie Thompson

    I would take him a raise him as my own in a heart beat! I don’t understand how some people can be so cruel!

  • N.R

    i hate that some one would do this to a baby that can’t feed it self i mean really who and why would do this.

  • N.R

    i hate that some one would do this to a baby that can’t feed it self i mean really who and why would do this.

  • I Am a writer

    This is so sad! There are so many people in this world that can’t have a baby that would love to have a child of their own!

  • Heather Weaver

    I think they should get the same treatment they gave there child. They should be starved to nearly death and see how they like it. Then they should sit in their own filth for awhile. I bet they even left the house for hours leaving that baby behind. They are monsters and should be punished more severe then 60 years in prison. Prison really isn’t that bad of a place. They get television, free time to hang out, work release, free schooling that my tax dollars are paying for. Locking them up is like doing them a favor. No bills to pay, nothing. There living like royalty. BS. I hope they get there ass’s beat in prison.

  • Jeana Roper

    60 yrs isn’t enough.

  • Tiffanie Randel

    So they get 60 years and the guy that murdered my 2 year old niece gets 20 years. Pisses me off. I’m glad Baby Riley is safe and they got what they deserve!

  • Tiffany Moore Horn

    As someone who struggled for many years to get pregnant, it always breaks my heart to hear these stories of careless “parents”. Thank God someone came to the rescue and there is a happy ending for the baby. May the “parents” rot.

  • Mary Gray Whitcomb

    well God bless those teen’s who called for an adult. WTH is wrong with these people?

  • Krystal Martel

    Utterly Ridiculous! My girls will soon be 11yrs old. I was and am a young mom (17 when i got pregnant) MY GIRLS HAVE ALWAYS COME FIRST! I honestly don’t understand people like this, it breaks my heart for this little one. I think 60 years isn’t long enough for them to be in jail.

  • JoEJoE

    Figures it happens in Texas. They should sterilize more than half that state.

  • Michael Joseph Ratcliffe

    Just really wonder why you post this year old story and treat it as news…the parents were arrested over two years ago and sentenced in November of last year…this is NOT “news”…

  • Dont You Wish

    Probably one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen in my life. Yet these worthless two will get to eat while they live on taxpayers dime. May you rot in hell you worthless pieces of shit.

  • Nicole

    cant believe people can hurt little helpless babies and children these days =( I don’t understand if you just don’t want the baby Give it up DON’T
    HURT them A**holes…

  • Sarah Tyrrell

    Sickened.Credit to the teens who SPOKE UP. May he now finally live the life he deserves.

  • Christina

    I think prison Justice will prevail here.

  • SN0man

    When I hear about cases like this I get just an inkling of how God can be motivated to burn people in hell for all eternity. I mean, that takes a pretty intense amount of wrath, but these despicable parents can almost make me see it.

  • Tammy Sylvia

    amen to the teenagers that called an adult

  • Tina Christina

    How can someone find out how to adopt this child?

  • Sheena

    OMG! How can I adopt this baby???? :(

  • Michele Straka Bryant

    i’ll adopt the little guy!! he needs a loving family to make up for the horrors he has survived. that first picture is beyond horrific!

  • Cecile Charles

    That much starvation will continue to hurt the child in the future, deprivation of food, water and love in this critical time period will affect this child long term. Sick, that these two were considered parent material.

  • Gary Shipley

    take a fucking LONG road flare and shove it in the rectum of each of these SHIT parents. I hope while your in prision, that the guards are to busy taking pisses and watching TV to feed you for the entirety of your stay. ROT IN HELL COCK SUCKERS

    • Jim Aroyo

      One thing about you, Gary–you haven’t missed too many meals it looks like.

      • Gary Shipley

        no i work and pay for my families food. i can eat what i want but im glad you took the time to look at my pictures ya fuckin homo :O

  • London Raine

    Well good – at least they got 60 years in prison and will probably never see the outside again. And the baby is now in good hands. Blessings to the little one!

  • Jim Aroyo

    Remember, this is all part of God’s plan. At least that’s what many Christians will tell you. What a monster God must be, eh?

    • Shaun Chapman

      why a monster? “He was then placed in a foster home and in just a few months has fattened up just like a baby should.” That terrrible God put him in a new loving foster home and will be adopted in the future to loving parents.

      • http://www.seandouglasmcardle.com/ Sean Douglas McArdle

        Science, Medicine and social workers saved that baby, not god.

        • Shaun Chapman

          Funny I thought it was the teenagers that called an adult who brought him to the hospital.

          Where are you getting social workers wave his life?

      • Jim Aroyo

        God seemed to allow the evil inflicted upon the kid. Part of God’s plan, isn’t it?

        • Shaun Chapman

          funny you seem to be stuck on the bad part of the story. The story has an happy ending.

        • jose

          idiot

          • Jim Aroyo

            Well, jose, since some Christians believe that, why am I an idiot? Guess Christians pick and choose.

  • Melissa Katsmom Votano

    God bless those teenagers who reported this mess. They could have just walked away. Now that he is all fattened up he sure is a cute little guy.

  • Eddie Jordan

    The sentence is over excessive! A life sentence is only 20 years. What they did is horrible but what the judge did is much worse!

    • TonyWestover

      Why? What they did was tantamount to murder.

  • Julia Bautista

    #Deathpenalty Where the hell is Dexter when you need him!!??
    Bastards give us a bad name. Lazy Bitches

  • misshunter

    Lord thank you for blessing this baby to be rescued from these sorry excuses, they need to not feed them for the 60 yrs. that they are in jail.

  • Robyn Ryan

    Ayn Rand’s philosophy as applied to babies. Didn’t all good Libertarians feed themselves and change their own diapers? “Nobody ever gave me anything” is their mantra.

    • Laurel Dew

      Haha nice!

  • Roger Brock

    My question is this – Yesterday I saw a post about a 5-6 year old girl that was trying to eat herself because of being starved. It was found that a burglary had occurred and this girls parents were implicated and during the search warrant this girl was found nearly starved to death in a crib that had been transformed into a cage. During the search another baby boy under the age of one was found but wasn’t in such a starving condition. Also at this time a baby’s skeletal remains were found during the search. The problem and what brings me to comment here is, this picture is the exact same picture used with both stories. There are similarities and at the same time dissimilar characteristics involved here. What’s the real story?

  • Raymah Mcbriar

    My God what has the world become? Jesus come!

  • Matt Spacedout Dube

    Thanx MTV/Teen Mom hear ya go look what your apart of promoting that sheit. Plus this is why stupid parents shouldn’t let anyone under 24 have a kid! Yes you parents!

  • AUBREYD

    THAT POOR CHILD!! WHAT I WOULDNT GIVE TO HAVE A SON!! N THESE PEOPLE JUST WANNA THROW AWAY A BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY! bREAKS MY HEART. N I HOPE THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE IN PRISON. I HEAR INMATES ARENT NICE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHARGES FROM CHILD ABUSE. SUPER HAPPY TO HEAR THE BABY IS WELL AND IN BETTER HANDS. <3

  • Silesia Flowers

    That’s truly sad parents can do that to a child. Karma will catch up to them in prision. I have 4 kids who are my life, some ppl aren’t made to be parents!

  • Joy Lu Vasquez

    Need to bring back the Brazen Bull for these two. absolutely sickening

  • joreki

    I hope and pray, that it didn’t leave any lasting damage. Cute little guy!

  • IgnoranceIsFunny

    Sick, sick, sick! I’m glad the jury went to the max. These people do not deserve to live a normal life.

  • JENNY

    That’s a great idea, lets put them in jail so we the people can pay for their food on a scheduled time. Lets put them in jail so they can eat 3 meals a day, have a bed to sleep in and roof over their head…….. F THAT! Take that woman’s ovaries out so she cant reproduce and let them go fend for themselves!!!!! You lock these losers up for 60 years yet let other ones that murder walk…. OUR SYSTEM IS SO FUCKED UP! Excuse my French.. but come on here.. there is something just not right with this… THEY STARVE A CHILD NEARLY TO DEATH AND NOW THEY GET TO LIVE ON OUR PAYCHECKS…. Im glad they did not walk free from this, but I just feel as if it should be AN EYE FOR AN EYE!!!!

    • IgnoranceIsFunny

      Yeah, because letting them stay out of jail is a way better punishment. You can’t mutilate a person, even if we do think it’s right. Otherwise, we’d be castrating all the sex offenders. And it’s a shame that we can’t, but it is what it is. And even if they were sterilized, with them being free, they have more possibilities of abusing someone else’s kid(s). I’d rather pay for their jail time! Probably paying their medical anyway, food, rent, and cash anyway. This is abuse. It’s torture. Attempted murder. They do not deserve to roam free. Period.

      • JENNY

        Yeah you got a point… JUST SUCKS how people can be some gosh darn cruel!!!!!

        • IgnoranceIsFunny

          I agree… 100%!!! Hopefully they get the special treatment in prison!!!

        • IgnoranceIsFunny

          Thankful for the teenagers that called them out for sure!!

        • Guest

          Agreed!!!! I’m glad they have very little chance of ever walking the streets again though!

  • Lori Upmeyer

    I think as cruel and unconstitutional as it sounds, I think in cases like this, the “parents” (I use the term loosely) should be sterilized. Dad a vasectomy and Mom a tubal ligation. If they don’t have the time or desire to care for this child, what will happen to the next one? Take away their right to have children PERIOD. We ban people from owning pets in the future when they are convicted of animal abuse.

    • Yourownfault

      i think people should have to have a license to have kids, everyone is naturally sterilized and have to pay /earn the privilege of having kids :) not going to happen but still :P

  • patientetherizd

    have these people never heard of adoption?!?! glad the kid is doing better

  • Kim Schneblin

    I say the prison where they will be housed should starve them like they starved that beautiful baby, but for the parents dangle food in front of them. Put a recorder that plays a crying baby in their cells and let it repeat over and over. Make them suffer like Riley had to and possibly his sister in some way.

  • Colleen Shelton

    Well all the jury done was give them what they want..Now the tax payers will feed and house these sorry people. And all they have to do is lay , eat and watch cable TV. Hell, they can even score some pot from time 2 time…

  • bill1978

    Absolutely disgusting, but it’s heartening to know that some other teenagers stepped up to get this poor kid away from those sociopaths. With any luck he won’t remember any of this.

  • Mathew Brafford

    these pukes mfnnn picses of garbage dont deserve to have children at all.its pukes like these people..I wont call them parents because they werent deserve nothing better then what they did to this baby…but they need to be starved to death..these people deserve nothing better then the same treatment..I am just glad that the baby got treatmeant before it died…I hope both of these people get raped everyday in prison and I hope that before they get out that they are catrated so they cant have children EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Madden

    Cue the anti-marijuana lobby now to tell us this is all some plant’s fault. Let’s hear from the grandparents – how did you raise your kids to be so fucking irresponsible that they would do this? Why does nobody ever ask that question?

  • Linda L. Ashmore

    That poor child is scarred physically and mentally for life. I’m glad they got 60 years. They deserve it.

  • Lauren Nicole Franklin

    Starve them to DEATH!!!!!!! This is just so sick. Really sick isnt the right word either. They should also make sure she isn’t ever able to have kids again.

  • Marcy Runnells

    aaaaw, my heart brakes!!! I glad the teens did something about this. they did a good job report and calling a adult and getting help! I wish I could adopt this baby!

  • nikki

    All you people who dis abortion well guess what news flash f*ck u. I had one wasnt my choice. I was 15. If u r under 18 its your parents choice pretty much. I understand..i hate abortions, but girls that are young like i was or rapped have more opinions than u. U pro life ppl are all about the bible. Yes i believe in god but god accepts your wrongs. And also f you for talking shit about girls who have abortions u have no idea what we went through n u will never know. God loves me for who i am. I didnt murder. U wanna call me one go ahead cause im stronger than u r cuz u will never go through the pain n suffering and mental depression i went through. So heres my moral of story go f*ck urself u selfish shit talking p.o.s.u ppl get off by treating ppl who dont have a choice like shit.

    • Slam Dunk

      And you are a murderer. I was 16 when I had my son. 15 when I got pregnant with him. My son is now 39. I was offered an abortion and adoption and decided no against both. Many, many people get pregnant young, but they do the best they can for their children. One of the 10 commandments says “Thou shalt not kill”. How can you say you believe in God in one sentence while in every other sentence you are using the “F” word on anyone who believes in that commandment or is pro-life? So you intentionally killed your child. How do you feel knowing that your baby was either chemically burned to death or stabbed through the heart or torn apart with some type of instrument, just so you could live the rest of your life the way you wanted? How do you sleep at night knowing that? Lastly, who is the selfish one here? You have a right to decide what happens to your body, but you have no right taking that decision from your child. If you didn’t want your baby, I am sure someone else would have. I truly believe that the selfish title falls back in your lap.

      • Jim Aroyo

        Abortion isn’t murder. Take a law course.

        • Slam Dunk

          What is it then when you purposely decide to kill your baby???? You should take a course in morality. Wow! Not murder???? Who is the moron here?

          • Jim Aroyo

            The law and morality can be two different things. If abortion is murder, then there would be arrests. You are the moron, pal. And, “morality”? Some people think having sex outside of marriage is “immoral”. However, that doesn’t mean it should be illegal. Fact is, moron, citizens are only required to live by the laws of the land, not anyone’s screwed up interpretation of the Bible.

      • Laurel Dew

        And you are a self-righteous bigot.

        • Slam Dunk

          Not a self righteous bigot… just pointing out things in her post. she and you are condoning genocide of children…So what does that make you and others like you? You don’t have to bother answering, because I would never kill a child and am pro-life so we have nothing in common. And I still have free speech to stand up for the babies you kill.

          • Laurel Dew

            You’re right. Perhaps, presumptuous or crazy is better suited to describe you. The more you type, the worse of a picture you paint of yourself. Probably not a good idea. You just said I kill babies, yet I haven’t revealed anything that would lead a reasonable person to make that assumption.

      • nikki

        OH AND AGAIN IN CERTAIN STATES IF UR UNDER 18 ITS YOUR PARENTS WHO MAKE THE CALL. IT HAPPEND 11YRS AGO.

  • LOLO

    They should have just dropped the baby off at Church or given it up for adoption. This is just so horrible! Obviously these two Adults didn’t have good parents either or aunts or anyone who would have noticed this! Just plain horrific. My gosh I sometimes forget to feed my cat in the morning and I worry about it all day at work
    .

  • Sheena

    They definitely deserve the same treatment…people make me sick. This is one reason why birth control should be free!!!

  • Heather Marsh

    well I guess, the silver lining, they wont be able to breed any more…..F@*k people suck!

  • Rebecca

    Lesson of the day: If you can not, or do not wish to provide a healthy, safe environment and lifestyle for your child(ren), there are others who will, and other alternatives for you! You will NOT be disciplined or shunned for taking care of your child by bringing your child to authorities or Children’s Aid Societies!! There is not need to abuse or neglect a child- NONE!!

  • Kristen Nash

    I hope those parents are getting the same treatment in prison. Happy to hear the baby is doing good, loved, and fed. I pray this precious baby continues to thrive and grows up to be happy, and never remembers what was done to him…so heartbreaking.

  • Barbara Crook Herrin

    This is horrible! All the people who are wanting a baby or wanting to adopt. We are doing IVF and would adopt in a heartbeat. There are safe havens at hospital and churches. If you can’t take care of your baby, give him/her to someone who can.

    • Jim Aroyo

      It isn’t the obligation of others to provide children for those who can’t have them.

  • Courtney

    Wow. What. The. Hell.

  • Sharon Bellows-Loder

    they need to be treated the same way…starve them to death…put them in a cell and throw away the key….omg, so sickening……i hope this little darling finds a permenant family who will give him a loving home and treat like like their own!

  • Cathy

    60 years is too mild….they aren’t going to feed them properly are they?

  • Pam Smith

    Put them in prison and “DO NOT FEED THEM” for 2 months!!!…..let them know how it felt!!!!…..then…..feed them ONE meal and start all over again!!!….do it for the duration of their prison time!!!

  • commonsense4sure

    Sterilize both of them.. they should NEVER be allowed to have children EVER again….

  • jammcooter

    Prevention! Make it a law that kids under 18 must maintain birth control, and it should be at no cost at all, make it mandatory! government agencies and drug companies need to stop the profiteering. they make enough money to provide free birth control to young people for free.
    obviously most kids under 17-18 don’t have enough intelligence to be having children or the responsibility to raise them right.

  • wilder125

    I’d say the punishment should fit the crime.. starve the couple nearly to death save them in the nick of time. Repeat for another series of months. For as long as the jail sentence lasts

  • Jeff

    Good god man, What in the hell goes through peoples minds?

  • Nicholas A. Tkaczuk

    I hope that justan & britney (I purposefully misspelled their names wrong because they do not deserve dignity nor respect) enjoy the next 60 years trying to remember how much they “liked drinking and smoking pot with their friends” while they rot in prison!!!! BUT RATHER THAN LOCK THEM UP FOR 60 YEARS AND WASTE ALL THAT TAXPAYER DOLLARS… Why not lock them two in a room together for TWO MONTHS WITHOUT FOOD AND THEN LET THEM OUT – that is if they could survive! I can guarantee if they did that their lives would be reformed immediately!

  • jammcooter

    being clear on another issue in this sick matter! drinking booze and using pot had nothing to do with it, it has to do with too many brain dead young people today the system protects until shit like this happens then the system uses it to gain more corrupt power, give parents back the power to control their young teen age kids, deal with the idiots like these kids before they have kids.

  • Barbara Finger

    and they probably don’t believe in abortion or adoption very sad

  • Jamie

    I say firing squad!!

  • le

    These so called parents won’t make it long in prison when the other prisoners find out what they did, And they will find out. They deserve whatever they get

  • Jennifer Janssen

    glad to see no one is standing up for these parents! its child abuse pure and simple and they will get what they deserve in the long run!

  • Cynthia Ann Barber

    Let them starve should be their punishment and not three hots and a cot!

  • t shang

    We need to also remember to acknowledge the young people who stepped in and did something to right the wrong being done here. They could have turned a blind but they didn’t.

  • The Incense Witch

    Not to worry, people, these two will be well taken care of in prison for their crime against a baby ;)

  • Ginna

    I’ll take this baby in. Terrible. Just terrible.

  • Tony J Mirabella

    See, here’s my problem with punishment for
    crimes. In my America, you give them the death penalty by starvation.
    Just put them in a cell until they wither away from lack of food, or,
    even more entertaining, they start eating themselves. Make
    sure to videotape it to put on Comedy Central. Most jails have trash
    bins handy in the back where you can dump them with the rest of the
    garbage after they’re dead. Be sure to empty the trash bins first. You
    wouldn’t want to insult the rest of the trash. I hope they both grow brain tumors the size of basketballs.

  • Steph

    Wow, it’s good to see that the poor lil munchkin is so dramatically healthier. I believe that the teen calling a “real” adult saved this baby’s life and ought be given an award for doing so! Time to encourage others out there to do the same because I’m sure there are other neglectful, so- called “parents” out there!
    Is there any question that we ought pray “Thy kingdom come”? This world is a dangerous place to raise children without the most dangerous thing being…. the parents!!!!
    Someone need investigate what led them to become to hate their very own flesh and blood so much they were willing to let him fade away and die.

  • Carnivalee

    How adorable is that boy?? Eye for an eye and maybe this shit would stop happening.

  • Vandergrift01

    There’s a nice cold spot in outer darkness for people who harm the innocent and helpless.

  • Stewart Younger

    Let them rot for next 60 years. Be sure the guards in charge of them are “too lazy” to feed them too !

  • Gabby Lowe

    those parents deserve worse than jail time!! If i wanted to adopt a baby i would totally adopt him he is the cutest thing! poor little guy my heart goes out to him and i hope the parents always have this weight of guilt and shame on them for the rest of there lives!

  • Hilda Whitby

    If that baby was black, these comments would be filled with racial attacks.

  • Kristin

    Just read a heartbreaking story. Not sure why I scrolled down, but I did…I wish I wouldn’t have. The end of the article
    “He was then placed in a foster home and in just a few months has fattened up just like a baby should”. Had I not scrolled down I would have walked away with prayers for this baby’s future, and thankfulness for doctors and foster parents who saved this child’s life. Even for those teenagers who were partying with these people- thankfulness that they had the common sense to call for help. But instead I got to hear everyone’s personal agendas…pro choice, prolife, pro-deathpenalty…It’s fine to have your opinions and it was my own fault for reading them…but let’s not miss the point….

  • Christina Mccauley

    sick punks

  • Jerrell Caskey

    if we don’t get rid of these bleeding heart people in this country we are going to have more people in prison that we support for years , than we have people working to support them. prisoners in this country enjoy the “humane” thinking of our society. prison should be so horrible that just the thought of going to prison , makes a person afraid of going there.

  • Pete Omara

    send them prison and make the rest of the prisoners know what they did they wont last long

  • Natalka

    we are all infinite , creative expressions of God. love and peace to you all. do not judge unless you have walked in their shoes. love to this child and love to his parents.

  • Lacey Chapman

    What do they do with the children like this when parents don’t take care of them because I would take Riley into my home today if they would let me that saddens me! I love children! I have 2 of my own!!

  • juliana

    they should starve them in jail an not give them a toilet better yet not even a pot to piss in. let them sleep in it!

  • Megan

    The dad needs a visctami and the mom needs a hystrectmy so they cant keep pooping kids out and not taking care of them this is just sick I would give them more then 60 yrs I would give them life with no chance of parole people like this makes me sick…

  • http://boundbylove4evr.wordpress.com/ Angela Silloway

    Thank god for the teenagers, they didn’t just walk away and say nothing at all without them he would have surely died.

  • Jenny

    They better put them in a small dark hole in the wall…I’d put money on them not lasting long in gen pop. Which I could only wish to be a fly on the wall, once inmates get word, what they’re in for.

  • soupgoblin

    Wait… why are libertarians mad at this? Don’t they want people who can’t take care of themselves to die of starvation?

  • Mason Jill

    Sad to see that hatred and heinous acts did not stop with these two obviously sick individuals. No one deserves to be drawn and quartered. Sometimes my fellow humans make me wonder what God was thinking when he created us. Animals are far better than humans hands down. He should have stopped with them.

  • Anthony Keshishyan Keshishyan

    Eye for a eye …. But my god won’t allow that so let whatever god will is
    Happen

  • 正 施

    Changing oil in the car takes minutes, anyone could do that when the baby is asleep! I can’t believe the citizens of Texas have to pay to keep these scumbags alive for 60 years. Hopefully these two get prison justice.

  • Eva Asher-Tackett

    Can I adopt this baby? This is a serious question.

  • purplediamond

    I’d sure like to hear more of this story. Where were the grand parents? Why did it take 2 months for anyone to know they had a baby? I am rather shocked they would be looking at 60 years when the baby didn’t die & some who do kill get way less time. I am not like most of you thinking they should go to jail for ever. I think 5 years with starvation for 3 months then let them eat for a couple weeks & back to starving for 3 months. After awhile the starving doesn’t bother you as much so you have to feed them for a short time & then starve to make it more effective. Some major psychiatrist visits would be needed too. These two were barely kids themselves I think the punishment is extreme.

    • autw

      The punishment is not extreme. They willfully neglected this poor baby. Punishment should go as follows: Cover the “mom” and “dad”‘s bodies on paper cuts. Drop them in a vat of rubbing alcohol. Allow the cuts to scab over. Scrape off the scabs and dunk them again. Repeat until they feel the pain that this poor baby has.

  • justice4captain

    I am numb. The dis-connect,,, a kid having a KID,, no connection to the life.. the commitment.. I am dumbfounded… again..anyone can have a kid… no talent there… but to be a parent..? that is a different story

  • That_Josh

    60 Years is too much.

  • Leahbeth Williams

    These two sad individuals were never ‘parents’- it appears that they did not exercise Family Planning, girl got pregnant and they ended up with the baby (which it seems they didn’t want, as they so obviously didn’t by their complete lack of care to even nourish him- why they didn’t give hm up for adoption to much more deserving, caring parents is beyond me). They were disgustingly immature, unfit to even look after themselves and just wanted a life style with no responsibility, they don’t seem to have even factored Riley into their life at all. And this poor boy was left neglected and starving to the point of death. These people are trash, should be locked in a cell with no food or water and then thrown away on the scrapheap of neglectful losers like them. Thank God little Riley was found- hope those teenagers who found him gave them their first beating of many to come in prison.

  • Lorin Chane Partain

    60 years is too good for these two.

  • Sherri Z

    60 years is not long enough…unless they are only given enough food to sustain them for that long!

  • Michele Smith

    NO one is that damn stupid.. they should never get Riley back and shouldnt be allowed to have an y other kids

  • Christopher Adams

    OMG — This makes me just about cry. I have a baby in my house and the laughter and smiles and funny things he does makes me the man I am. I am so sorry to this little man was treated like this. Please let someone with a good heart adopt him and take care of him. Please Lord, Be with Baby Riley.

  • Starr Smith

    Death Penalty electric chair hanging is to good for them starve them is better Once we start doing to them as they do to children they will change. Oh better yet neuter and spay them.

  • Courtney

    I can not believe this!! Kill them!! What sick people!!

  • Vincent Artinanutshell Edwards

    This hurts me. I hate seeing children suffer because of the incompetence of adults….. How could you be so inconsiderate and nonchalant? if you weren’t ready for a child why put your self in the position to have one? Birth control, but that’s too good for them. His testicles and her uterus should both rot away. Glad to hear he’s doing better. It’s just sad that he’s going to have to grow up with this…

  • Matthew

    An eye for an eye and A tooth for A tooth, All vengeance is God’s and will be repaid in full.

  • Dumbbo

    Follow me on instagram #highroller – @sheelsohal

    Horrible parents. What is wrong with these people!

  • Chris Carlson

    this just makes me sick!!!! these assholes put their partying and their pot ahead of caring for their child….some people shouldn’t have houseplants let alone children…

  • DLF

    I think some of us have gotten off the topic abit.. isn’t about how cruel theses morons were to this innocent baby Also no one has mention about grand parents You would think they might be wondering about him these so called parents were teens were they not

  • Brandi Honeycutt

    I pray that this child doesn’t have any delays later on from the evil neglect these so called “parents” brought upon this innocent child. I would so love to adopt this child and give him all the love in the world!

  • clarissa

    Eww im so disgusted I just puked a little. Poor little boy I hope he gwts a true homw with parents who will love him verses these parents who couldn’t be parents and instead of letting someone else love him left him to die so they could get high rot in hell good for nothing humans .

  • Amy Chastain

    I would totally take that baby! :) I would love him & squeeze him & call him George. :)

  • Jessica Lee

    So glad you are okay baby Riley! <3 How the heck did this story turn into a debate over abortion? Do you all get satisfaction debating such topics on such a horribly sad story? Baby riley was starved so bad he was skin and bone and after reading this story seeing the video and the pics, you all decide to start debating abortion?!? Wtf, that has nothing to do with THIS child, who was starved for months! Purely sick how you people can turn something like this into a debate of something entirely different. Didn't realize a little boy being starved nearly to death would turn into hateful words and debates, guess this is the society we live in, instead of empathy for this child, or greatful that hes alive, you all start bashing each other over abortion. This is not the place for that garbage.

  • crazy farm girl

    no abortions.. but sterilization would be far cheaper than incarceration. post their pictures everywhere and then make sure both of them are sterilized. Let them smoke themselves to death, Why should we have to pay for them?

  • Becky Stout

    Makes me wonder about their own parents. And where the hell WERE the grandparents?

  • Susan MinhTrang Nguyen

    They need to stop calling them “parents” There are certain type of people in this world that shouldn’t be allowed to breed.

  • Luz

    This breaks my heart:( i’m a 21 year old mother and would rather give my son the last piece of bread than eat it myself. These two animals don’t deserve to be called parents, and actually, now that i think about it, they shouldn’t be compared to animals either. At least an animal feeds and takes care of its babies.
    I wish nothing but the best for this beautiful baby boy.

  • Stephanie Hazeem

    good! How could anyone be so cruel and evil? The poor child. I pray is future is bright and thank God the teenagers were responsible and brought this to an adults attention.

  • Bill Ebert

    WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE…….!

  • MaryJane Brady

    I would have loved that baby I just wish if u cant or don’t want to take care of the baby give it way I would have taken it in a heart beat

  • Pam S

    Let them smoke their pot but not let them satisfy their munchies or cotton mouth. Just let them smoke pot. That’s the most humane punishment I can come up with. Never ever let them cure their munchies or cotton mouth.

  • God-lessFulaniYiraX

    I want to hear #TommySotomayor tell America ALL white women ain’t shit! They terrible mothers and ratchet and never going to amount to nothing.Go head Tommy Sotomayor, tell black men that white women ain’t shit and that black men or other men, white ones too should never marry or date white women.

  • Vanessa Hublard

    How old was this baby? I can’t believe people now days, there was someone out there whom would have taken care of him. This child will have some sort of mental illness due to this abuse:( so sad

  • James Loos

    The evil men do… If they do not want that little boy, I’ll take him. He deserves someone who will BE a parent in every sense of the word. Poor little guy.

  • runnindeer

    60 years each might teach these monsters that their actions have results but I seriously doubt it. Every action that people do will draw some sort of result. It might not be noticeable , but it will come. These people need to be given lessons from their jail mates. There are people in prison who would give their soul for a chance to have a healthy child like that an they would love them without abuse. Most child molesters and abusers are the ones who are hated more than anyone else in prison. I hope these two catch hell every day of their sorry lives. I hope they finally learn that what they did was beyond monstrous and they repent, but they have to serve every day of the 60 years.

  • Kaylon

    There are so many families that would LOVE to have the opportunity to take care of that beautiful baby!! I wish I could adopt him.

  • kc shaw

    I hate some of these woman comments. For a sure safe birth control the woman can go to the health depart and get a shot, it will protect her. and no one will have to think.. Even more is woman who doesn’t think she needs a man to have a baby. Part of our problems today is to many daddys , and no morals

  • Dee

    Precious little baby. I am so happy he survived and I only hope the system doesn’t fail him and put him in a foster home where the people only want the money and not the love of this small darling. This liberal country is at fault for these crimes against innocence. They have succeeded in desensitizing our young people.

    • JessicaSideways

      Actually, you mean conservative country. This country still suffers from conservatives.

      • Dee

        No I meant what I said. Taking God out of the schools has given the young children growing up a sense of no consequences for their actions. No higher power to answer to.

  • kc shaw

    So sad so many would love to have a healthy baby, and these fools to lazy to even give the baby to someone who care for him the correct way. They wont party or smoke pot for sometime now

  • Minerva Gomez

    Look at that sweet face! I hope he finds his forever home soon where the parents will take such good care of him and cherish him forever! Big hugs, sweet angel!!

  • commonsenseisamisnomer

    If they don’t want the baby why don’t they give him up for adoption?!? There are so many couples out there, us included, who can’t or have a very difficult time having children on there own and would give these innocent babies the love that they deserve.

  • Evelyn Glover

    When Moses wrote the 10 commandments they were written for the Israelites and not the government. Abortion is murder of an innocent life. The death penalty is carried out by a decree from the government and has nothing to do with the commandments. Jesus said “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars and unto God the things that are God’s.” Abortion is personal. The death penalty comes through the state and is rendered by the state. The executioner would wear a hood over his face so no one would know who “pulled the switch”.

    • JessicaSideways

      No, it is not. Abortion is a medical procedure, not murder.

  • Alias1234

    these two should be fixed. spayed. neutered. never allowed to breed again. pieces of shit.

  • Caprese

    No fostering needed here.. adopt him out to the most loving family you can find immediately.. No one with those values need EVER have a second chance, or be responsible for the parenting of a beautiful child.. The generation of self centered, I want it when I want it, and will do minimal of what I dont want, strikes again.. But the do gooders will be out in force.. they need help ect ect… YES, they sure do… they need some doctor to sterilize them..so they can never inflict this cruelty on another helpless child again.. Their punishment will be, if they ever grow up, to not ever know the love a child can bring to your life…

  • Justin 4 Liberty

    I would’ve loved if the judge offered a deal of sterilization over prison. We already chemically castrate men who harm children. Why not throw them both the option

  • Corey Aungst

    Shoot them three times in their stomachs with a .357 Magnum, and for three hours, they shall suffer through their wounds.Then, waterboard them. Following that will be quartering with five horses for each parent. It’ll be thousands of times worse than the Hell they put their baby through.

  • Noi Pulscher

    aaawww i love the picture of the baby afterward…he so happy and healthy….people who are not ready to be parents should closed their legs..pisses me off every time i heard stories like this…my husband and i try for years to have kids and here people throw theirs away like trash…UGH!!!!

  • AtlantaJeff

    I would strongly suggest that both of these idiot parents be castrated at once!!! If they have children and do not want to take care of them – FINE – but you cannot have any more children!!!! And GEE what a great sentence – now WE have to support them for the next 25 years (with parole – and they will both sob at their parole hearings – while begging for forgiveness – and they will get out) and these idiots will be back on the street – and in their trailer park – FOREVER!!! Just make sure neither can have children again – NEVER!!!!!

  • Corey Aungst

    I say… shoot them both in their stomachs, twice, and let the two parents die a slow, painful death.

  • Viir Exeter

    You have to take a driver’s test to drive a car as you can kill people if you drive irresponsibly. You have to take a test to be a doctor as you can kill people if you diagnose improperly. You do not need to take any kind of test AT ALL to be a parent—raising another human being—one of THE most critical, responsibility-intensive, sensitive, time-consuming, (what is supposed to be) committed JOBS in the entire world. Any IDIOT can have a child. Abusive parents can MAKE SERIAL KILLERS, who then go out and destroy innumerable lives, due 100% to those deficient parents’ lack of parenting skills and outright, unchecked abuse. There should be an intelligence test for people having a child. There is some facetiousness in that statement. Only some.

  • Vicki Crawford Edgington

    I say starve them to death so we don’t have to pay for their lazy asses to sit in prison for the next 60years

  • Jyl Lytle

    This made me cry. That poor baby. He looks so happy and healthy now.

  • nynature

    No, but make damn sure they can never have another child. This is when there
    should be forced sterilization.

  • Mike Hollis

    But yet a couple of black kids only get 6 months for killing a teacher playing “Knockout” and said they did it for fun.

  • Tana101

    Do them mother fuckers just as they done that sweet helpless baby… Young or not they shouldn’t have done this.. If theyddidn’t want to take care of him why didn’t they just leave him at the hospital with a nurse. Or give him a home.. Oh wait they wasn’t even thinking about that bc they dont care… They was to worryed about how much they could drink or how much weed they could smoke…. All I have to say to this is I would hate to be in your shoes the day yall have to stand in front oh god and juese themselves… And I’ll be one of meany praying to them for yall both to have NO MARICE ON YALLS SOIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • waymas

    Lib evil needs to be stopped

  • Mamakin

    The movie “Casino.” give them to Nicky Santoro for a few days.

  • btindell22

    This is so sad I prey this little baby gets a family who cares for it. As for the parents I know in my heart there is a special place in help for you and they got a front row seat.

  • turtletime

    this should have given it up! there are plenty of people that would have loved to have child

  • Mathieu Hubin

    I think they should be given what they want. Actually, I think they should be force fed what they want until they themselves are covered in vomit and near death. I am saying they like to drink and smoke pot instead of taking care of the baby they brought into the world? Ok drink. Keep drinking. Can’t drink anymore? KEEP FUCKING DRINKING! Oh you are about to pass out. *grab a funnel* HERE HAVE SOME MORE!!! I would force them to drink themselves to death.

  • William Smith

    The simplest thing the parents could have done was to give it up. Theres no reason an innocent baby should be put through that. I dont care what their
    excuses were there no reason for that. There are plenty of people more then willing to stepped up to the plate & took care of that baby.

  • Wesley Bruce

    Pot kills any perception of motivation or responsibility. The drug turns of the parts of the brain that make responsible behaviour possible. These parents were not even capable of concern, caring or even evil. This is why millions supported its illegality but its also why many with no hope turn to dope. That’s also why in the time of the Jim Crow laws dope was the black man’s drug of choice. It turned the pain, anger, fear and frustration off! Today millions are helpless so poorly educated or badly miss-educated that the see no hope, no future and can’t even conceive of personal responsibility, morality or entrepreneurial effort. They turn to pot to turn off the pain, confusion and shame. Legalise pot and you solve only part of the problem. Cure the brain effects and you solve part of the problem. You must find what they are fleeing, fearing or failing at to end the drug problem. That’s a full redesign of society not just mere legalisation of a drug.

    • Corey Aungst

      Nah, they were just too fucking stupid to realize that there was more to life than pot smoking and drinking. I guess that when the parents were babies, they were thrown at a wall rather than being dropped on their heads.

  • Jazz Gibbs

    That is absolutely disgusting. Well done to the teenagers that found him and went for help though.

  • kyristynia larrabee

    Spain !! let them be CAINED !!!!! How in the world could these two worthless excuse of human beings do this to an innocent life ! they deserve nothing short of the torture that they inflicted on this babies life . good god in heaven , you are the lowest of scum and I hope some one beats the shit out of you in prison.

  • missmyelk

    I see a lot of “:because telling teenagers not to have sex really works” It used to, when they had the solid threat of a hand smashing their backside. I am 35 and I was a virgin till my wedding night. My parents were the same and my grand parents as well. It’s all in how you raise your children. This idea that sex is okay because it’s fun has consequences and if you are not man or woman enough to deal with that consequence the answer in half of society today is to kill it…..real adult and responsible people we are turning out America, keep up the good work!!!!

    • JessicaSideways

      That’s because we let conservatives stand in the way of teens receiving comprehensive sex education.

  • Jacqueline Stewart

    This makes me sick! If they did not want to care for the child, why didn’t they just give him up for adoption, or drop him off at a safe place, such as: a hospital, or a fire station, or something?

  • Kay Ramsey

    That is so horrible that it has made me sick to my stomach to read it. I hope the baby’s brain wasn’t damaged by lack of nutrition. He deserves a fair shot at life. I hope to God the slut mother and sperm donor father don’t get “time off for good behavior” and get out of prison early. The need to spend the entire 60 years there and then some!

  • Benja Sophon Sariwatta

    Adversity makes Men, Prosperity Makes Monsters… – Victor Hugo
    Too much focus on leisure, fun, enjoying life, too little focus on the important things in life. This mentality is also reflected on the current culture by the emphasis on sports and Back Yard Barbecue and petty arguments over serious Politics, failing economy, and senseless Wars and spending. Joy before responsibility.

  • Janis Stern

    Mandatory spay & neuter for these 2, people should have to pass a test to breed.

  • Daryl Revok

    WTF?…If they didn’t want the baby, there are literally TONS of adoption options available…..these animals should just be put down, its immoral for the tax payer to feed these dogs for the rest of their life.

  • Kurt Cook

    Dear Heavenly Father, I have to call you out on this one! You know how much Ann and I want a baby, and you have made that almost impossible, but you give one to to these worthless wastes of skin? What is this, some kind of sick joke to you? if you had given us that baby, he would NOT have gone through this garbage, I guarantee you that! You never even gave me the chance to prove what kind of a father i can be, but you give little babies to people like this? I am very upset with you right now! we ARE going to talk about this when I die, so go ahead, make me live a long time! you can’t make me live forever, and sooner or later we are going to deal with this. I am very disappointed.

  • Jonathan Roberts

    There seems to be a misconception where in the minds of many people “Libertarianism” means “Irresponsibility.” Libertarianism grants you the liberty of your actions but holds you accountable for them You are free to do as you will, but are responsible to society and to the individuals you interact with.

    Anarchy grants you the liberty of your actions and does not hold you accountable for them. You also have no responsibility to the people around you. Do as you will. Society (if there is any) has no recourse to condemn you. You will not be condemned, and society will degrade to a continually more animalistic state where the strong and clever feast upon the bones of the weaker. The ultimate outcome is the end of society.

    Socialism does not grant you liberty of action, but holds you accountable for your actions. You have no free will of your own, but are bound by the moral dictates of the State. You are completely individually irresponsible, but your actions are seen as a condemnation of Society as a whole. You as an individual are meaningless; it is someone else’s fault you developed this way. Hand-wringing and Kum-Ba-Ya circles will form, but Society will not progress; it will only seek to hide the transgression and maintain it’s status quo. The ultimate outcome is total conformity and the end of the individual.

    So under a true Libertarian government, the crime of neglect would be held against the parents because they violated their responsibility to the child and to society. Libertarians support a limited collective government where transgressions against a weaker individual may be addressed, and transgressions against the society as a whole are deal with, but they limit the power of a centralized government over the individual; not to the extreme of anarchy, but neither to the unlimited control of socialism. It is the only system that preserves the rights of the individual and the requirements of society.

  • Joe Cocker

    This is to the guy by the name of freeman1776… If it was farther back in history these people would have been Quartered, as they should be… It wouldn’t kill them with today’s medical abilities. I have a teen daughter and I could NEVER understand how someone could do something like this. Personally a public hanging might do society some good. You are a prime example of what is wrong with the US. You say punish them by torture but don’t kill them?? Torture is worse then death so how can you justify that? The punishment for this should match the crime. 60 years on my dime screw that. Hang em in public, and let the lynch mob burn em…. They are garbage and should be treated as such.There is no possible way to justify the crime, therefore we need to inact a punishment people understand, hang em and I bet no one else starves a helpless innocent child.

  • Brandon McMillan

    It’s funny how everybodys comments move away from the bigger picture. the baby. No matter what happens, the baby suffered and there is not a punishment big enough for the parents. All we should worry about is the future of this poor little child, now being in a foster home, think about the emotional scars this kid will face growing up. I pray this baby grows up to be something special and doesnt let the world take over its mind. During the 60 years i hope the parents learn something if they dont, God bless there souls.

  • Ali Hellion

    What a BlTCH. I think I would have beat her in her horrible face until I knew she’d be permanently disfigured and then I’d do the same to the father. What pieces of SHlT. Now they can have a good ‘ol party time in prison for the rest of their nasty lives. I bet she’s the type that’ll get snobby attitudes with the wrong women in there too and I hope so because she’ll get straightened out very quick, if not killed. Same with him. It’s a very good thing they had friends over, else that baby would have definitely died. WTF >.<

  • Lisa McClintock

    give the baby to me!!! I will love this child and take good care of him. How could any person do such a terrible thing to a child!!!

  • Mita Pogue

    Whatever happened to the good old days when children who had babies as irresponsible teens would pawn them off on Grandma or Auntie to care for? Or even a neighbor? Prison is a good thing for people who do not need to breed. Less chance of them getting pregnant again.

    • Mita Pogue

      And there is a difference between brute retaliation and justice. Some people who comment here need to learn the difference.

  • Debbie Broker Harvey

    That’s so horrible! I’m so glad the parents have been sent to prison! I would gladly take that little boy and love him!!!

  • WillSpencer

    Feeding and sheltering these two for sixty years is not a good use of taxpayer funds.

    In addition, it is Cruel and Unusual punishment. Execution would be more kind.

  • Satisha King

    This makes me want to vomit… How could someone to this to their baby. Some people should not be allowed to have babies…

  • Couples’ Chaos

    Wow. I can’t imagine being so selfish and caught up in yourself that your child nearly starves to death.

  • Al Gagnon

    STERILIZE BOTH OF THESE ANIMALS , THEN PROSECUTE
    WHATEVER HAPPENS , NEITHER ONE CAN DO THIS TO A CHILD AGAIN

  • JerryDDay

    Drawn and Quartered
    is to good for them. Maybe hungry wolves.

  • TonyWestover

    So here’s something to think about:

    Julie Borowski posed this story as a question for acceptable government intervention because she’s a brilliant, cerebral woman who is always asking questions. A lot of people have concluded that this can’t be addressed in a libertarian or anarchist society. A lot of people have concluded that this can only be addressed by government action.

    … but the baby was found by two teenagers just walking in the trailer park. Not the police, not Social Services, not by any branch of government. In all likelihood, the government’s only involvement was mailing welfare checks to the parents, even though I don’t know that and it’s never mentioned — my point is they weren’t involved (and if they were mailing welfare checks, they were probably enabling this abusive behavior).

    So doesn’t that answer the question itself? We’d resolve this ourselves, and we’d probably do it more effectively than the government. If those two teenagers didn’t hear the baby crying and if people were encouraged to mind their own business and let government solve any problems that arise, then that’s a dead baby.

    All government’s done here is punish the parents with jail time. But that raises the separate question of how do you punish people in a libertarian and/or anarchist society — or do you even punish them at all.

    • Synthia Fagen

      Great comment.

    • Shanda Stone

      First off..thanks for the intelligent comment. I’d like to address a couple of points:
      1. Crime and abuse is more often than not reported by citizens to authorities. Therefore that nullifies your first comment. We are all glad that we do not have Big Brother keeping us in check 24/7.

      2. The second issue is more relevant to the posting. Punishment? Do we have vigilante systems… and mass mob lynchings? Remember, we have a system of due process that presumes “innocence” and it’s an essential part of how and why this country was formed. The Libertarian question is ……….what extent is a government authority able to deal with the repercussions and victims of crime?
      Ayn Rand had no answer to this question in her “objective” paradigm. Libertarians do not either. How do we care for that child that may have no appropriate family to care for it? How do we assure that those who are wronged are compensated? How do we resolve civil conflict? (i.e. the stuff you see in civil court?). How do we decide what is proper?

      The George Zimmerman case is perhaps one of the most telling of the shift towards favoring vigilantism… We shall see in the McBride case if this holds as well.

      • TonyWestover

        You speak of vigilantism as if it’s a bad thing. It’s not, it’s a tradeoff.

        Due process is based on an artificial concept called legal law meant to prevent innocent people from being punished. It doesn’t always achieve this and thus has an appeals system. In addition, guilty people can get off if the system itself fails. This can’t really be mitigated. Legal systems give their enforcement supremacy so that they can violate rights and laws in order to apprehend.

        Vigilantism is based on morality, a natural concept, meant to protect yourself — the risk is that the vigilante could be the aggressor. It doesn’t always achieve this and thus people can arm themselves to prevent aggression. In addition, guilty people can get off if the vigilantes fail to apprehend them. This can be mitigated with strength in numbers. Vigilantes do not necessary own the land therefore they’re probably easier to evade than from the legal system’s law enforcement because vigilantes would have to avoid infringing on the rights of others while executing justice.

        As for those questions that Ayn Rand supposedly had no answer — according to you at least, I have readily available non-government answers to all of them — the legal system has answers but it doesn’t have solutions or guarantees. This abuse happened under a legal system with government enforcement and it was completely helpless to prevent the abuse. The legal system had promises and it couldn’t keep those promises.

      • jon

        zimmerman wasnt a vigilante….it was self defense….vigilantes go to punish those who are assumed to have commited a crime without a trial….zimmerman saved his own life DURING a crime, and this was pronounced by judge and jury. thank you for trying to RE-muddy the waters…

  • Lisa Dipalo-Tasli

    This image is horrible, they will have to spend the majority of there lives thinking about what they did..

  • donleonard69

    The world murders 34,000 children every day , from preventable hunger and disease, due ONLY to a lack of money…

    While we murder millions more with deliberately sanctioned starvation, and murderous wars… America murdered 500,000 Iraqi children under Clinton, and a million more people under Bush and Obama, for giggles and kicks.

    Our collective logic is totally fucked. Do you not see the absurdity in this? Sure the parents are useless. But even if this kid died. Who fucking cares? Really? Who really fucking cares, given the FACTS above?

    I saw lots of “commiserations” in the comments . And
    still these same commiserators keep fucking voting for the assholes that
    do it.

    34,000 AND ONE.

    And 60 years?

    To what end, so we can pretend we fucking care?

    And your libertarian politicians are absolutely the fucking same. Wanting to give corporation free reign to wreak destruction.

    Keep voting for markets, or voting at all, and you are voting for human extinction.

    “We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world – bullies and
    bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for
    power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts”
    – Hunter S. Thompson

    • TonyWestover

      What the hell was this all about?

      We libertarians care because most humans are innately wired to have compassion for the helpless and to find abuse repulsive.

      And what the hell does a corporation have anything to do with this? What a bunch of useless ranting you’ve produced. If anything, government in all likelihood enabled this behavior.

    • randyo99

      You are somehow trying to make this right and acceptable? I feel great sadness for you as well as this baby.

  • barrashee

    Isn’t the point of having this article on a Libertarian blog to discuss how a libertarian society would deal with this? Children are not property, yet we believe the parents are free to raise their own children in any way. When does that way become something that must be interfered with? When life is threatened, as in this case, because the State does exist to protect life, and society can be organized to protect life over the protection of property or parenting roights as well.

  • DiannaLeeThomas

    They should have forced sterilization.

  • Brad Kirby

    Why is it someone can sell pot and get this much time in prison but someone does this to a child and only gets 60 years?

  • Gary Scarlett

    .Sorry these people are not Parents and should of been Shot like a rabid dog .

  • Jason Alan Glazier

    That is one tough kid those parents should be put on the death penalty

  • http://mealer2012.com jlmealer

    I’ll adopt that baby. This is ONE case where CPS should be involved.

  • Miss Smarty

    Throw them in prison, forget to feed them and while you’re at it, you might want to take a look at the parents that raised people that could do this.

  • Jerry Colon

    they nkept the baby for the free welfare money to buy alcohol and pot.
    if they left him on a door step they would lose all that free obama money.
    now starve them….well in jail he will be eating alot of semen so he will not starve

  • 1heartonfire

    I don’t understand why anyone in America is upset about starving an infant nearly to death. The parents were just doing what our society has taught them to do. The child was unwanted, disposing of it is the humane thing to do. One of the primary justifications given for abortion is to prevent the birth of an unwanted child. Think of this as a failed retroactive abortion.

    Our culture taught this couple that their baby was a choice, not a child, that they could get rid of it if it became inconvenient and that their right to dispose of their unwanted unborn child is sacred. Our culture devalues life. Why are we upset when our citizens act upon the rights our government has given them and the values our culture has taught them?

    • http://mealer2012.com jlmealer

      Sad, but true 1heartonfire.

    • heather

      plenty of us in America care very much about the wrongfulness of society and totally disagree and are disgusted by the idea that our children are a choice. While I see the point you are making, it is not an attitude most people have at all. The minority speaks the loudest unfortunately and has made the most difference in regards to children being a choice.

  • Jerry Colon

    they will get plenty of loving in jail now.let’s see if there friends will help them now.
    all that pot and alcohol really did them good i see.freaking losers need to be treated the same way they treated the baby

  • http://Starbornbooks.com/ Erin Owens

    UGH! That poor baby… it’s times like this I wonder why people like these are given the blessing of children, when others (such as myself) can’t have them. I don’t know that I would have been a great mom to this little one: I can barely walk and cleaning/cooking/daily chores are difficult in my condition, but you can be sure I would have fed and changed the poor little guy! I mean, how much effort does it take to warm up a bottle of formula for your little one and change his dirty diaper? People like this make it VERY hard for me not to change my stance on the death penalty.

  • TonyWestover

    Anyone know if the parents were on welfare?

    • michaelsquared

      According to the article, they lived in a trailer.

      • TonyWestover

        Doesn’t mean they were on welfare.

        My point is that if they were on welfare, then the state was basically paying them to be lazy and neglect their baby. If they had to work for the things they wanted in life, like pot and booze it appears, then they’d probably be more responsible.

        • michaelsquared

          I was just repeating the extent to which the couple were described in the article. It did not mention whether or not they were on welfare, nor did I intend to imply that they living in a trailer means they are on welfare.

          On your other point, I do not disagree.

  • Beverley Davis

    I am ashamed that these bastards live in Texas. Sixty years is a good time for them to think about what they did,,,,,maybe there will be justice in the pen if you get my drift.

  • CJ Humphrey

    This is truly horrible. I’m just thankful for the kids who had better sense than these ‘adults’ and got the baby help!!

    Where were the friends and family of these two parents??? Why did it take so long for anyone to realize that something was wrong??

    Why didn’t they just give the baby up???? So many unanswered questions. And now they have 60 years to figure it out!!!

    Thank you Lord for watching over this child till he was safe!

    • Steve in Iowa

      “Thank you Lord for watching over this child till he was safe!” That statement begs me to question why your ‘lord’ would even put the child in that situation?

      • jon

        ive got an idea, steve…if you REALLY want to know…..ASK HIM….UNTIL HE ANSWERS….and if you really mean it, and work for it, HE will answer, but its a lot of work….work that i doubt you will ever do, unless youre locked in a damp hole with rats and worms….then maybe you will ask in sincerity…

      • CJ Humphrey

        The Lord gives us free will…whether we use that freedom in a positive way or a negative way is left to us. It was the parents who put the child in that situation not God. But God was there to watch over him till help arrived.

        • Steve in Iowa

          But it was still a part of ‘his’ plan, right?

          “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
          Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
          Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
          Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”-Epicurus

  • gypsey

    Poor child :( Glad he was rescued …

  • Freeman1776

    how old was this baby?

    As for the parents, they need to be in solitary confinement with nothing but bread and water and no lights, and when they get their lights eventually, they should have a picture (the one shown above) in each of their cells to remind them of why they are in prison.

    • michaelsquared

      I believe the baby was 2 months old when the kids found him and alerted authorities.

    • Billy W

      So you are OK with torture, just not death? Got it.

      • rabidfox1

        how is that “torture”, it is a merciful punishment considering what the parents did. Torture is actively inducing pain usually for gathering information. No one wants anything from these dark minds, except perhaps an induction of some sort of guilt, so we can know they are human. We don’t want to spend much money on them, so yes, leave them in a hole with no lights. Make them almost as helpless as this poor child was.

      • heather

        I can’t but agree with him. At least in a hole with only bread and water they would still be getting food, unlike their poor baby was.

    • Leilani Jade Flannagin

      what in the world difference does it make how old the baby was?

  • Richard Hunting

    Stories like this make me want to cry… It’s sad that there are so many people who do not care about their children! It makes me sick to my stomach!

  • steph

    DISTURBING. STARVE the parents, then EXECUTE them.

    • Kimberly Lazarski

      Better yet; starve them, then bring them back to health, and starve them again, Do it repeatedly until their vital organs give out.Some might call it “cruel and unusual” but is it any more cruel than starving a child who is wholly dependent upon their supposed caregivers?

  • Knucklebuster48

    I don’t think there is any punishment we could come up with to justify what they did. Jail isn’t good enough physical harm to them would bring us to their level EXILING THEM TO SOMEPLACE WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER MIGHT WORK ? Maybe a firing squad would be better or a gas chamber. What the hell is this world coming to! I hope this little guy is placed with loving family as soon as he is able!

    • gypsey

      I like the no food for 30 days ..have to give them water but no food.. Then I assure you they would feel the child’s pain…Hunger is the worst torture

  • Tabatha Chachulski-Morgan

    It’s cases like these I’m all for quartering. Four horses, four ropes, tied to four limbs and smack the horses on the rump!!!

    • ronwator

      Nope that’s to good for them. I say give them some of their own medication. Starve them to the edge of death.

      • Jonathan Gregory

        I agree with ronwator. I stay starve them to the edge of death bring them back and do it until their bodies finally shut down and they die. This people are not human and do not deserve to be treated as such.

        • PinkSeaPrincess

          they need to be made sterile both of them.. so they are NEVER allowed to do this again.. not to mention bared from EVER coming with in miles and miles of any child!

          • Mike Hollis

            They got 60yrs in prison. Theyll die soon enough.

            • Toni Dill

              Yea but who is paying for the thousands upon thousands of dollars it takes to feed, clothe, house, not to mention very good medical care when they are in prison? You and I who have morals.

              • wendy26

                we have already been paying for them i’m sure….smh…paying for them 2 starve a poor baby…smh…but i don’t mind paying every last cent 2 make sure these low lives can never hurt a innocent baby again….smh….rot in prision scumbags

                • Michaela Daniels

                  money for POT, but not for baby food. wow

                  • Metha Christopher

                    DONT FORGET THE OIL CHANGE

                    • Kris

                      That reminds me!

                  • Red Hunt

                    If you have money for pot (or an oil change), you have money for baby food. They said they preferred to drink and smoke, but don’t blame the substances, blame the parents. I like a drink now and again, and I used to smoke, but my family is clothed and fed, and you find this to be true in almost all cases. The starvation of this baby is not booze, it is not pot, it is not poverty; it is cruelty and neglect on the part of the parents, and it is disgusting.

                    • Crystal

                      I agree Red Hunt… I enjoy a drink now and again just as much as the
                      next person, but I have 3 beautiful HEALTHY children whom I would gladly
                      never drink again for if it meant that their well being would be
                      affected in ANY way! There is a special place in hell for this couple
                      and I hope they find it soon! SICK and PATHETIC!!!

                    • kaththee

                      God provides free baby food for all mammals. I never spent a cent on baby food or formula either. WIC provide formula for free too. They were just lazy and didn’t care.

                    • Shawna Mathews

                      Thats the point. They HAD the food, they just didnt care to feed the poor baby. Where was your god when that baby was starving in that trailer? You mean breast milk? Yes because drinking breast milk from a drunk and high mother would be just what that baby needed… seriously? Ugh

                    • Renee’

                      What God did was send the teenagers with enough sense in their heads to take the baby to the hospital! He allowed the situation to get just bad enough for these horrible idiots to be sent away for a long time! (though not long enough I think!) THAT’S what God did! The baby is healthy and being taken care of now. He’s obviously a strong boy and is MUCH better off without his stupid selfish biological parents.

                    • angryAgnostic

                      actually, god didn’t do any of that. the teenagers did it.. this isn’t the place for religion.

                    • Skyler Hamilton

                      Get over yourself. Who are you to decide where people can talk about religion? Bible thumping is what you would call it? What about the constant atheist propoganda I can never escape from? How about co existing? No, atheists wouldn’t have that. There always has to be an agenda, rather it’s having a cross removed as a tribute to fallen soldiers or having the word God removed from anything and everything.

                    • Kris

                      You must be that special kind of stupid I keep hearing about on the news. In case you were wondering, atheism isn’t spreading propaganda, just facts. Co-existing? I don’t know about you, but pretty much every war, violence, or murder has been justified and carried out in the name of some sort of random god or gods. There is no agenda or propaganda, just a hope that one day people will stop ignorantly following a book that was created by man to explain why tacos gave them diarrhea or why it didn’t rain if they forgot to slaughter a lamb and rub its blood all over their faces. Unlike your archaic belief based on a book that was force fed to you as a child without the capacity to create their own rational thought, atheists aren’t just people who don’t believe in religion, they are also ex-religious people who have finally let go of their childhood fantasy..

                    • jose

                      Wow. Did you think of all of that by yourself Kris? Atheists are arrogant, self absorbed, self proclaimed know it alls in this world, who just need take a look around and maybe theyd realize that they were right the first time around, until they “let go of their childhood fatasy”

                    • Tammy Marie Adams

                      Jose, i beg to differ on that self absorbed self proclaimed bull crap, because i am engaged to an atheist, and by no means what so ever does he think that he knows it all, nor is he self absorbed or arrogant. There you go judging a wholeeeeee lottttttttt of people that u just don’t know. He may not believe in everything that u do, but neither do i , and i come from a good religious back ground. A book does not define how we live our lives, how we raise our children. I have had many a religious person turn their nose down at me because of whatever happened to be going on at that time. Now is that the catholic or christian thing to do, hell no.

                    • Mackenzie Bower

                      Really? Arrogant? Self-Absorbed? Self Proclaimed? . I am pretty freaking humble and all the other “Arrogant Athiests” I know are too. We are people just like you. Yes some Athiests are ass holes, but most of us have families and love them. We may think that to believe in the bible is absolute idiocy, but at least we aren’t the ones shoving our religion down peoples throats and starting wars over it. And Christians have the audacity to say there beliefs are under attack! More like the attacking force to any of those who dare disagree!

                    • Mollie Boggan

                      I dont care what anyone’s belief is of religion. I have my own. about religion, it’s about a baby being starved to death from abusive non caring parents. Preferably I think they should just get the damn needle and get it over with

                    • Sigfried Hoodinni

                      Stalin and Mao ever heard of them. More people have been killed in the name of Atheism then in the name of God. When people murder innocent people in the name of God they are acting inconstantly with Christianity. When people murder people in the name of atheism they are being perfectly consistent with their atheistic beliefs.

                    • Mike Bellina

                      Stalin was a russian orthodox and studied to be a priest from an early
                      age. Mao was a buddhist. Neither killed in the name of atheism, nor is
                      there a atheistic belief system or “bible” that states to kill in the
                      name of.

                      Your quote ” More people have been killed in the name of Atheism then in
                      the name of God.” – That is a laughable statement, read a history book
                      from any point from BCE to oh I don’t know lets say THIS MORNING you
                      will find death in the name of GOD!

                    • anony1

                      Okay so search deep in your heart without your arrogance getting in the way. I’m certain you hate yourself and everything you do. All you speak is hate its unbelievable.
                      Religion is considered a belief system so your atheism and arrogance is your religion. You believe in everything you think because of your experiences. You and I are the same you just haven’t experimented anything else but rules and regulations. In part I don’t blame you I feel bad for you. Just take it easy before you kill yourself from all the hatred you spit out.

                    • LittleHunches

                      FACTS? What FACTS? There are NO FACTS either for or against God

                    • kat

                      uhh.. do DMT. you’ll know there is life after death. it floods your brain with the chemical that takes over your body when you die. aka. why you see your life flash before your eyes. I don’t know what believe, but all i know is that there is more to life than what we experience here.

                    • kat

                      uhh.. do DMT. you’ll know there is life after death. it floods your brain with the chemical that takes over your body when you die. aka. why you see your life flash before your eyes. I don’t know what believe, but all i know is that there is more to life than what we experience here.

                    • Brandy

                      i have to disagree people take atheistism to diff standards today but i dont read the book, i dont go to church but ik that jesus is real and there is faith and ill always believe and ill always pray to myself but he is real so until uk ur facts id keep ur opions to urself

                    • Julia Cartmel Jester

                      You will know the bible is true when your staring God in the face.I’d like to see your face when God ask you if you believe now!!!! Of course as stupid as you are you would probably say no!!

                    • Blake Howard

                      Wow…If you can just go to heaven bc you believe and not for the life you lead, then that is a sad God to worship. I could never worship or praise something that will send anyone to a hell and torture for all eternity bc they simply did not believe in him. I am Atheist, but I do not claim to know for sure anything that happens after death as no one honestly can for themselves. I think a lot of people are christians because of the fear of going to Hell and that is sad. If there is a God I could only hope for the sake of everyone that he/she is an open and accepting God of all walks of life that judges on your humanity and what one does for the planet and others and not on what they believe.

                    • picnicfun

                      How about focusing on the real issue here. The abuse of that baby.

                    • Kristina K. Bacon

                      The Bible was never force fed to myself but I always knew it…..our thoughts are archaic yours are barbaric. You let go of your childhood fantasy because why? because someone you loved died? Because your prayer wasnt answered the way or when you wanted it to be? Maybe you should have brushed up a little more and learned about blind faith….blah blah blah….this is probably falling on deaf and hatful ears who wouldnt listen anyhow – done with this page! This was supposed to be about an abused child and his sick parents – not anyone’s beliefs of how this happened….geesh!

                    • Kris

                      Also, I took a second to see if there was any rationality to you. Your “I hope you die” comments show me that you are a perfectly example of a standard Christian. Please continue your hypocrisy of judging others while telling people that you hope they die… What a world we live in where religion still isn’t classified as a mental disorder.

                    • Sigfried Hoodinni

                      Kris you are a hypocrite. There is nothing wrong with judging people when they commit evil. There is something wrong with refusing to judge. Also hypocricy is wrong. You are judging people for judging. You are a complete hypocrite!

                    • Crystal

                      You’re not supposed to judge.. only God can…

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      There is not a shred of Biblical support for that statement.

                    • Crystal

                      Yea, ok….

                    • Sue Lundy

                      yes there is Biblical support to the judging issue it does say Judge ye not lest ye be judged according to your judgments…. but the issue here is a child who was abused to the point of death and whos parents did nothing for this child but were selfish and too young to see that they had a beautiful child they created instead they would rather party or take care of a car than take care of a child they made so to me 60 yrs in jail is not enough they should also be fixed to where they can never do this to another child ever

                    • Care9696

                      Right 60 years in jail means they get a roof and food and other activity even smoking cigarette free or almost free & we have to pay for them! Totally wrong we shouldn’t be punished they should be punished by fixing them so they can’t make babies or to the death for them! Not all of us paying for their screw up!!! Government just works me so much they only do things to wreck our life’s more!

                    • Mike Holton

                      Kris can judge. He doesn’t claim to follow a human-God hybrid who insisted on non-judgement.

                    • Brandy

                      i would never wish death on nobody but…… they do deserve to be talked down on for doing that to a baby over drugs

                    • Julia Cartmel Jester

                      Are you kin to this baby? It sounds like you are taking up for these sicko parents.You need to back out of here before you make a real ass out of yourself!

                    • Kristina K. Bacon

                      WoW! Really? Being a Cristian doesnt mean that you dont feel anger, hate and disgust! It means that you are human. Religion as a mental diorder? Maybe you should do a little more research – I am not a Bible thumper but your comments are disgusting and offensive and you judge someone (which is ok?) because they judge someone (which is not ok?)…..really you should think before you speak!

                    • Robert Zraick

                      Freedom of religion. Freedom to believe what you want, to think what you want, to speak what you want.
                      That is what we need to embrace.

                    • Robert Zraick

                      Freedom of religion. Freedom to believe what you want, to think what you want, to speak what you want.
                      That is what we need to embrace.

                    • Tiffany Marie Decker

                      I think everyone is making this out to be something else than what the real facts are here these people neglected this poor child what did he do to them nothing but be born and take up there time if the were not ready for a baby they surley had ways to get out of it!!! I don’t belive in murder or mis treat ment but they should not be aloud any other children or be able to be with another partner that’s is opposite sex for that matter in stead od sixty years they should have got life with out parole but they didn’t now they have to face there own belifes on what they did wrong. let them sit and think and struggle in prison… in the old times they would have gotten hung to bad for new traditions that’s all I have to say to that….

                    • picnicfun

                      Tiffany, please improve your use of the English language.

                    • Tammy Marie Adams

                      Skyler Hamilton, Sorry but not all atheists are like that, my fiance is one and does not run around bashing people for believing in god. It was an act of god that there were teenagers at that party who cared to hear that there was a weak baby crying, and had the sense to call an adult and get help (probably knowing that they would be in trouble), cause obviously everybody else was too busy. So before u go bashing all of one religion, stop and think before u type. They may not believe in every word that uptight religious types say, but he does not go around saying remove the crosses and the word of god. Actually he would engage u in a good debate that could last several hours, The point of the other person’s comment is that god had put these 2 teenagers in the right spot at the right time. God can work in mysterious ways, even my atheist man has said thank god when something just happens to go right for us

                    • Mike Holton

                      “Atheist Propaganda” = science.

                    • Noboodi Busini

                      So you are a bigot against Christianity. I say your intolerance shows your true colours. I also say that God did look out for this little one in the end. Thank God for that. Maybe what needs to be done here and is a lesson for all, that there is not enough being done to look out for the smallest of children in society. Usually a child is only looked out for in society once it reaches school age, where teachers start marking absences etc… But, did you know most children that die or are abused it happens before school age. Children that reach school age usually are not the main concern it is the younger of the children. First time parents after giving birth should be watched most closely to protect these innocent children. Maybe it should be taken as an awakening towards the most vulnerable instead of insulting somenes beliefs. I do not stand for intolerance and someone telling someone where they can practise thier beliefs.

                    • Kristina K. Bacon

                      Exactly!

                    • darngooddesign

                      So what you’re saying is that God let a baby suffer for months.

                    • SoDuhDee

                      Nope, the Devil did that.

                    • Sigfried Hoodinni

                      God gave those parents free will and they abused that gift. That is why sin exists. God didn’t create evil, we did. He suffered for it on the cross even though its our fault.

                    • Chrissy

                      Yup. God lets children be beaten, abused, neglected, die… And then somehow gets credit when a child is saved. The credit for this child’s safety now goes to the teens who called and told someone about the situation. Lucky they weren’t pieces of trash like the parents!

                    • Samantha Mullins

                      Chrissy dear, please do me all a favor and round up all the atheists out there and sit down and actually read a bible. Cover to cover. Take the time to understand its message and what God is truly all about before you bash Him. Until you do that you kind of just sound like an ignorant asshole.

                    • LittleHunches

                      Actually, the idiotic parents let the baby suffer for months, GOD sent someone to help him.

                    • LittleHunches

                      I’d bet the parents are…..ATHEIST

                    • Andrea Isabel Chacon

                      people have freewill

                    • Jo Tetherow

                      do you have any idea how badly this baby has been damaged mentally due to malnutrition and neglect? your god was a little late on rescuing this poor child.

                    • Andrea Isabel Chacon

                      now you are just assuming stuff. you are not a doctor, and have never met this baby or had a chance to see what damage the baby has. wtf?

                    • Jo Tetherow

                      Yet you assume that i have no knowledge on the subjects of the effects of malnutrition and neglect on an infant. Poor assumption on your part.

                    • Andrea Isabel Chacon

                      it does not matter if you have knowledge on it, you have not examined THIS baby, so you cannot say for certain that you know what the effects were on HIS brain

                    • d12d

                      I agree Renee, if the teens has come any sooner, and the baby looked healthy enough, they teens would have left never knowing just how evil these parents were, Thank God they could be there to end this childs suffering.

                    • Barbara Gower

                      Why do people always blame God when something bad happens? Sin in the lives of people who don’t know God is the problem. God is about love! How much more could he love us than to send his son to live amongst us and teach us how to love!

                    • BVB3333

                      ya I don’t believe in god if your so called god is so great then why does he let people do such horrible stuff, starving innocent children, murder, rape, abuse, etc if he was so great why is there so much bad things in this world what has he done to help anyone seriously this baby almost died and he didn’t do a damn thing so excuse the Atheists like myself who don’t believe in god because there is no proof your so called god is good and should be loved everyone has there opinions about this “god” imaginary thing but this article is not about god or anything its about a baby who almost died and is now saved by who…..tell me BY WHO…..A DOCTOR god didn’t do shit

                    • jose

                      GOD is allowing mankind to choose his own path with free will. He will fix all things at the time of Armageddon

                    • Terra Magnum Imperium

                      Higher IQ people tend to be Atheists and do not follow a vampire cult aka Christianity; I sacrifice myself to myself to save you from myself, that just sounds absurd to me and I only have an above average IQ….

                    • LittleHunches

                      I sacrifice MY SON so that YOUR SINS may be forgiven. No one gets to the father except through the son, so how the hell are they one and the same? Yeah…..higher IQ my ass

                    • BG23

                      I have no idea where you got the idea that higher IQ people tend to be atheists, but you are blatantly wrong. In fact, studies have shown that, contrary to popular belief, the majority of people with at least one PhD believe in a higher power.

                    • Virgil Lowers

                      God works in mysterious ways.

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      It all comes back to love. God is love and as love he desires to be loved so he created everything such that it could love him, but love is not possible without choice. Without choice you have slavery and a slave does not love his master. God would be a tyrant if he forced us to act in certain ways. He no more forced these parents to neglect this child than that teenager and doctors to save him. If God were to intervene he would be taking away our freedom to choose for ourselves how to live and where to place our faith. What you suggest is the heresy given by the Calvinists who believe that God preordains all things that will happen. God sees past the mere struggles of day to day life because in the grand scheme the suffering of the individual is miniscule in comparison to the eternal bliss we are given and those who have suffered most are the ones who can best appreciate the grace we are given.

                    • Kris

                      First off, God didn’t send his son. If you read the dozens of random bible versions, you’d know that not only was God and his “son” the same person, but that since Jesus was immortal, there really was no significance to his death. He simply walked it off. So as for sacrifice, I’ve seen ordinary people give far more sacrifice than Jesus’ faked death any day. So.. If you believe that there is a God, you also have to believe that he was the one who made this child suffer. God isn’t about love. If you read the original texts, God was a hateful, jealous and vengeful God. His demeanor conveniently changed later on. And isn’t that what religion is all about, convenience? Conveniently anytime that a lesson or story from the bible conflicts with peoples preferences, they rewrite the bible to have a more convenient set of lessons.

                    • jose

                      GOD and Jesus are INDEED 2 separate beings. Jesus was Michael the Arch Angel until he was born Jesus on earth. GOD gave his only begotten son Jesus to mankind to forgive us for Adam’s original sin. Only ignorant people believe that GOD, Jesus and HIS holy spirit are all the same thing.

                    • Martin Danzer

                      Jose, the original sin you speak of from Adam would that be having Lilith cast from paradise (Edited out by the christian church in the 4th century), Him murdering the unnamed second woman God created because she displeased him(also edited out in the 4th century), or would that be Eve eating the forbidden fruit which the Christian bible recognizes as original sin? As for the holy trinity, that is a varying belief based in individual beliefs and church doctrines.

                    • Virgil Lowers

                      Lilith is also non-biblical. Not “edited out” in the 4th century, but utterly rejected as an untruthful corruption of the Word. God promised to preserve his Word, and the rejection of such fictions as the Lilith character is due to divine guidance in the protection of His scriptures.

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      Lilith isn’t even in the Hebrew Bible so she wasn’t edited out; she was a later added in tradition among the Jews to explain the origin or the Nephilim and you or some other person just created the second wife because that never was a belief of Jews or Christians.

                    • Virgil Lowers

                      The idea that Jesus Christ was Michael the Archangel is not biblical, therefore it is from human imagination. Jesus and God are the same person in a way. Michael the Archangel is a different person, the equal of Lucifer.
                      Here is my thinking (also non-biblical, therefore not necessarily correct).
                      Think of the universe as a giant matrix-like program, and God is the Master Programmer. We are all subroutines running within the Universal Program, as is every other living creature. The Master Program contains the code for all physical laws including time, space, matter, and energy.
                      God is outside the Universe, not part of it. God created the angels, which are within the program, and gave them power to do his work. He created man to serve and worship Him, and to subdue and tend to the earth. Lucifer became proud and ambitious, thinking he should be worshipped in place of God, and being jealous of humanity, sought to subjugate humanity to himself, destroying our relationship with God by corrupting Adam and Eve.
                      God sent His son Jesus Christ into the world, as an avatar of Himself, to provide us with a pathway to salvation, and reconciliation with God. So Jesus is God in a human body, inside the creation-matrix.

                    • LittleHunches

                      The Holy Trinity consists of God, His son and the Holy Spirit

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      How did you just mix Gnosticism, Arianism, Modalism and Deism all in one paragraph? How is it that you try to reprove heresy with heresy?

                    • Virgil Lowers

                      And exactly what have I said that is heretical?

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      Woah, woah, woah Jose. Let’s not going spreading heresy. I have no idea where you get that idea, but the Bible makes it clear that Christ always was. He never was any different because he always was God. The concept of the trinity is that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all the one God in three persons. What you described is some weird blend of Monarchianism, Modalism, Arianism, Subordinationism and Tri-theism all at the same time. You sir have created your own new type of heresy out of at least five known types of heresy. Just what faith tradition are you anyway?

                    • Catherine

                      God gave us free will so that we could chose to love him. Love means nothing if you’re forced to love someone. Free will to live how we please.. Because he wants us to chose to live for him. Jesus is GOD who came to earth and became a man. Lived with our temptations, our struggles, our hurts, just like us. He look our sins to the grave, rose up, and proved they can be forgiven.
                      On the account of the baby, those idiots decided to do that to the baby. Not God. God didn’t “allow it.” It’s life. We live in a sinful world. It was our choice to make it so.
                      Judge not lest you be judged. If you’re open to someone judging you, go ahead and judge! :) The bible also says “you will know them by their fruits.” You have to “judge” them in order to know that.
                      Thank goodness I’m not a religious person. I simply believe 100% our the powerful, amazing, loving God. You bible thumping, church worshipping (you worship the church, not God) so called Christians are what make showing God’s love so hard.
                      Praying for this sweet little baby. So thankful those kids were smart enough to call someone right away.

                    • LittleHunches

                      IMMORTAL? Then how did he “die” on the cross? hmmm?

                    • Jeremy R Howdyshell

                      Christ was fully God and fully man. He suffered all things common to man and did actually die, but was brought forth in life after three days by the power of the Holy Spirit over death. The only people who believe that God makes us suffer are Calvinists and they are few and far between. Arminians believe that God created man with free will and it is out of our free will that we choose these things. God neither sent those teenagers to rescue that baby nor caused the parents irresponsibility. I’m going to school to be a pastor and it bothers me so much when people say that everything happens for a reason and that God causes everything to happen because that concept is a bold-faced lie. Scripture makes it clear that although God doesn’t cause all of the events, but he will work them all out for the good of those who trust him. God was never vengeful or hateful. The difference is that the people of the Old Testament were under the Abrahamic and Deuteronomic covenants, but we as Christians are under the New Covenant of grace signed by the blood of God’s son. Also, please at least have a basic understanding of the trinity when you try to refute it. God is three separate persons, but yet one being. Jesus is the son of God, but in being that he too is God.

                    • YT

                      That’s very well said!!

                    • Christine Dodd

                      You will face your harsh punishment for the ignorance of your stupidity once Jesus returns. It is folks like you who will face the wrath of death and destruction and will no longer be on this earth. Psalms 37:9-11 Read it.

                    • Jackie Tomlinson

                      First of all God and Jesus are two separated Beings but they are one in purpose and love. The King James Version is the most accurate translation. The others have been rewritten to suit mans purpose because they didn’t agree to live the way we have been instructed. Many millions have been allowed to die and suffer all over the world at the hands of the wicked for ages. It’s highly unlikely the has allowed this to happen just for shits and giggles. God is love!! And there is purpose is what he does and doesn’t ALLOW to happen. Everyone is entitled to their OPINIONS in this situation but we do not have the right to judge. Its not our job or place (excluding courts) to judge others. That’s His job. And I can guarantee these parents will pay in this life and the next for their actions. We have been blessed with ‘free agency” – the ability to choose right from wrong. We are each held accountable for our own works and actions and not that of others, and he is not responsible for the things we CHOOSE to do. However we are warned of the eternal effects of our actions and choices we make here on earth.There is a special place for those who oppose him and reject the gospel as it was meant to be, and there is an extra special place waiting for those who abide by his laws and faith in him. Those little ones who have passed on before the age of accountability have a special place in Heaven and are taken back to live with Christ. God had a hand in keeping this little one alive although we cant understand the suffering, He was found, nursed back to health and I’m sure in a more loving and secure environment. These are blessings of the righteous. I normally don’t get involved with discussions like this because of the ignorance of the uneducated,but by most of the comments I’ve read on this matter some of them are in for just as big of a surprise as those who have committed this horrible act.

                    • Skyler Hamilton

                      Yes, use this story to push your atheist agenda down everyone’s throats. As for the parents, they deserve life in prison and eternity in hell.

                    • Sarah Zoey Wilson

                      Holy crap.
                      You are sitting there complaining about Atheist “agenda” yet you are the one shoving “god” down everyone else throats in your other posts. If “god” created humans then he created them with the ability to be cruel, and uncaring. That also means all the good quality’s of humans he created as well. You can’t say “god” is only responsible for the good things that happen since he is supposed to love us all therefor why let us kill people? Unless there was a “god” at one point and he has stopped caring about the human race.
                      This baby was saved by good humans (NOT GOD) and was put in harms way by bad humans (NOT THE DEVIL). But thats my opinion.

                      Religion is like a penis.
                      Its okay to have one, and to tell people about it.
                      But don’t shove it down peoples throats.

                    • anony1

                      Did you think of that analogy all by yourself Sarah?

                    • Sarah Zoey Wilson

                      Nope

                    • Martin Danzer

                      Skyler, How is their Atheistic approach any different than your Hellfire and brimstone Old Testament approach? Yes the parents deserve to rot in prison but judging the fate of their eternal souls is not in your hands or the hands of any person. they will be judged in the end times.

                    • Debby Morge

                      better then nothing

                    • Jessica Rachel Davis

                      This argument is kind of ridiculous. If someone wants to say God provides food for all babies, who cares? This isn’t an argument about the nature of God or whether God’s motives check out in your book. The person you responded to pretty much echoed the same sentiments you did. There is no need to start a stupid atheist/religious war. No one is trying to slight you.

                      “Where was your god when that baby was starving in that trailer?” Seriously? What did this response have anything to do with what the person above you said? But I agree that breast milk from a high and drunk mother isn’t what that baby needed. I don’t think the other person would disagree with that either, though. This whole comment just reeks of self-righteousness. Instead of acknowledging that someone who might have different ideological views than you might actually share your opinions about this poor baby and the horrendous way he was treated, you decided to turn it into a religious statement.

                    • Kristina K. Bacon

                      “Her God” gave free will to these people to chose their own path and desitny – just like He gave us all. her God didnt create a beautiful helpless child to be starved – He gave them a gift and they abused it.

                    • Terra Magnum Imperium

                      It takes a DIC to get on WIC….Why would anyone brag about being on WIC, Unless your scumbag BF refuses to help you, milking the tax payers is nothing to be proud of…
                      Anyone who has an IQ is under 90 and of poor genetic health should be paid welfare benefits not to reproduce, now that would be money well spent.

                    • mirameame

                      WIC is a supplemental food program that started in the 70′s to educated parents on proper nutrition. So that they could prevent babies and young children from starving. WIC also supports breastfeeding and promote breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed your baby.

                    • Terra Magnum Imperium

                      Anyone who needs the nanny state to instruct them on proper child care should not have children in the first place. While I understand there are situations where programs like WIC are needed but these programs should not reinforce bad behavior. Also Why does every Social Program have to enlarge and empower an already bloated and intrusive government. When you give it’s charity, when it’s taken from you, It’s theft.

                    • jose

                      Actually Terra Magnum, that is pretty ignorant thinking on your part. My family got on wic when my wife LOST her job and I was the only one WORKING at the time as we have 3 children. My IQ is 149 and I am SURE I probably make more than you at this point in life, so you see, some people do NEED to get help from time to time. Stop being so ignorant.

                    • Terra Magnum Imperium

                      Like most people you see only the insult and not the rest of the statement “Unless scumbag BF refuses to help you.” This alone for me places doubt in your claim of 149 IQ. (Most Internet IQ tests do not count.).
                      An IQ of 149 would place you at 99.946% or higher then 1838 of the population on the Wechsler scale.
                      With this level of intelligence you would the best in your field and a high probability that you would not be on WIC unless you are severely deficient on another area.
                      With a 149 IQ you can make a living donating sperm for example.
                      Ignoring the value of positive eugenics is ignorant thinking on your part and again has me questioning your claims…

                    • Tracy Darlin Sangster

                      RED HUNT I Totally agree! I feel that they were much more than just cruel and neglect. It’s 2 selfish, lowlife pieces of elephant dung!! They need to b exhiiled to a 3rd world county so they could starve to death !!

                    • Robert Zraick

                      It is also a sign of the philosophical depravity which is eating up our country. We need to be shocked by this. But we also need to promote a philosophical awakening in our country and in the world, otherwise we will continue to descend into a new dark age.

                    • Robert Zraick

                      It is also a sign of the philosophical depravity which is eating up our country. We need to be shocked by this. But we also need to promote a philosophical awakening in our country and in the world, otherwise we will continue to descend into a new dark age.

                    • Janet Locke

                      I was still nursing my babies between 7 and 9 months. They were also getting baby food by then, but they would have survived even if I hadn’t been giving the baby food. That b!tch wasn’t even nursing him.

                    • Theresa Roberts Wilks

                      The thing is, if they didn’t want the baby (and obviously they did not) all they had to do was drop him off at an emergency room or police station. Wouldn’t have to give their names. No questions would be asked. It’s the law.

                    • Kath

                      Yeah, I dont get why so many of these cases occur when they can simply do that. If you made a mistake and know that you can not care for your baby, why not do the decent thing and give it up. No jail time. Then they would be free to live their life anyway they pleased. Instead, they are going to jail for 60 years now. Stupid…really, religion aside, these people are just plain stupid. The only consolation is that the baby is too young to remember his ordeal and will have a much better life now.

                    • Care9696

                      Hey I will be the first to say I smoked weed,pot back in my younger days because getting stoned was extremely fun! So comeon I remember all those tv ads saying it was bad, and I know chemicals are bad for us,Online has government info that states it is bad, the only reason for it being a medicine today is because are government wants more money and us some of us get to make money from it to! But it will kill you eventually, I stay stay away from it and all the children need to be told the same!

                  • Red Hunt

                    Also, it doesn’t cost any money to clean your child, and they didn’t do that either.

                  • Gail M

                    I dont see where it says they didnt have the money.

              • kathy

                who told you they get good mecical. that not right. and the food if that what you want to call it. i know they are in prison, but they aren’t dogs. some deserve to be in for life. someone who has sexually abuse a child gets less time than one who has killed, or one drug. thats wrong, if you are on drug you need help not prison. things need to change.could talk about this all day. but most don’t want to hear what i have to say. the gaurd at the prison are as bad as some of the prisoner. no one talks about that.

                • CaseyEvans1987

                  Kathy: then why don’t YOU take these two into your home for the next 60 years? You can give them the best food, pay for top notch insurance for them and while you’re at it you can have them watch your grand babies too!

                  • Josee

                    seriously Kathy my god

                  • Brittany Schrader

                    right casey…smh

                  • Jayme

                    She probably has one similar living in her basement! js

                  • Joshua

                    you know the best part of this, these people are given medical treatment, free meals, and the ability to make friends while also smoking pot and drinking in prison – i do think an eye for an eye might be a thing here, and publicize it on national television – these people are not going to be corrected, they will be 81 years old when they are out of prison; they’ll be used to the life and it will be as though nothing changed – the only way they would have to suffer with their actions and think about them, is if their child had perished. Kids need to learn that Facebook and fun are NOT the ruling factors in the universe. Once you have a child, you have a child – By the way, i’m confused as to why their was not some parental intervention in this case – if these kids are that dumb, you would like to think that at least one of four parents (assuming their all alive) – would have wanted to see their grandchild, and taken it into their arms – something just doesn’t set well with me here – then again, no cases of neglect like this in any circumstances, baby or not, are okay with me.**

                    • sarcasm

                      So many attempts to make believe their opinions matter. Cries for attention? Middle or less Americans spoon fed media, with out a doubt in their mind about the ones feeding them? Rallying with a sick mob mentality over something that happens much too often, yet isn’t news worthy half the time? It’s sick, and worse things happen all the time. Does that mean you should perpetuate the moronic display with apelike intensity demanding death and punishment like you are so great? Statistically, most of the people on this site are terrible parents. Young or old. Look around you, are you really another example of what is great and good in this world? I suppose forcing your ideals on everyone else makes you feel like you must be. Just, like most authoritarian leaders.
                      MY OPINION MATTERS OR WAIT IM GONNA BE DEAD SOON LEAVING LITTLE TO NO MARK ON THE PLANET. EXCEPT MAYBE SOME SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PLASTIC. OUR ENTIRE RACE, SO CONCEDED IS NOTHING MORE THAN A TINY BLIP IN THE EONS EARTH HAS EXISTED. AND SO LONG AS WE ARE ALL FOCUSING ON THE GARBAGE OF OUR PLANET OR THE PEOPLE HOLDING US BACK, WE WILL NEVER LAST LONG AS A SPECIES. So we live in our tiny moments of life, concerning ourselves with trivial nonsense as if it protects us from the truth of death. Your god,morals and outrages set to earth, buried they lie never to float on the internet blog forums again.

                    • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                      man…give me what ever drugs you are on.Na you are probaly just from Westboro Baptist.

                  • Sigfried Hoodinni

                    If she is related to them she probably will let them babysit. I have met many idiots that let family members who should not be anywhere near kids (People with a history of child abuse, neglect, or pedophilia ect.) babysit or allowed to live with or be near their kids or grandkids. When I would say something which I always do, they would judge me for judging. You shouldn’t judge would be repeated like a mantra. Over and over.

                • Starr Smith

                  Kathy you can only change them if they want to change.

                • Ed Shenk

                  What an absurd observation. At some point, people have to be held accountable for their own actions, as was the case for these “ADULTS” who nearly killed their own. Crimes against babies, are the worst of the lot, as the child cannot defend themselves against harm perpetuated by adults, and in THIS case the “adults” where the child’s own parents. The fact that you seem more concerned for the perpetrators than a defenseless child, in my book, makes you as bad as the adults where when they neglected their child. UNBELIEVABLE.

                  • Dean Visser

                    THANK YOU ED!…pretty much took the words right out of my mouth…couldn’t believe what was coming out of HER mouth, get a grip…refreshing to know there are still some people who look at things for what they are…and not try to find an excuse for abhorrent human behaviour…I am recently a grandfather so my heart bleeds for this little one and sincerely hope the rest of his life void of these animals is filled with nothing but love and snuggles, as ALL precious babies should have…it pains me to know there are people out there with so little respect for human life that they would simply let this new beautiful soul die…and I as well agree with your final paragraph…

                  • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                    really? if someone seems more concerned that the people who did this are prevented from doing it again it makes them as bad as someone that trys to kill a baby? You are on the opposite end of the extremism.Syop trying to be so noble.

                  • kaththee

                    Well Ed Shenk, You are jumping to conclusions. That is not to say you aren’t right. People jump to right conclusions now and then too. I wondered if Kathy was a family member of the “parents” and defending their actions, (in that case it would be interesting what she had to say) or if she just knows someone suffering ill treatment in prison. Her writing skills aren’t the best (not to judge) so it is easy to assume the worst about her but maybe she isn’t defending what they did, but instead maybe she is thinking of someone else who is in prison for possession or some other simple drug offense. If so I agree with her. People who are guilty of nothing more than drug addiction need help not prison. The war on drugs isn’t working. Still that is changing the subject. I could be wrong on that one but I know one thing for sure, to verbally defend dispicable actions by saying “the drugs made him do it” or “the devil made him do it” isn’t as bad as doing something despicable. We have to be careful with the hyperbole here. All we are doing is talking.

                • Angi Ardoin Henson

                  So the BABY, defenseless and dependent, is not an important factor? Oh, and they smoke weed and drink. It’s not like they do heroin or crack. They found it easy to walk into a liquor store and buy alcohol. Why not buy a can of formula? She got her damn oil changed in her car, where was the baby?? I agree that people who sexually abuse a child should get a much, much longer, stricter sentence, but this is definately in the same category: it’s abuse of a child.

                  • Julia Bautista

                    Couldnt have said it better my self!!

                  • kaththee

                    She didn’t even need to buy formula. Not only could she have nursed the infant for free (and should have), WIC provides FREE formula for nursing infants. They track mothers from pregnancy to birth and ply them with formula. (I for one would rather see mother’s nurse but with all the THC in her milk I can really see the value of free formula.) Still they had NO excuse. Breast milk is free and so is formula. They just didn’t care.

                • Pattie Hall

                  until u have lived like that and been abused by parents like that or been raped or molested while u r in their care u have no room to talk i have been on the recieving end of parents like that and let me tell u u have no idea what it does to a child and what that child becomes as an adult who was abusedand how dare u blame it on drugs it was a choice that they made not the drugs so u like everyone else stop blaming drugs and blame the person who abused the child

                  • HURDUR

                    Typical trashy internet person playing victim to someone else speaking their mind.

                    • MeanieHead

                      So a victim of abuse is a “trashy internet person” in your mind, but the person who nearly killed their own innocent child is a god, right? Wow. I think you need some serious counseling.

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      Typical 10 year old internet troll.

                  • Anita Davies-Bagnall

                    Re Pattie Hall, Yes!

                  • Michaela Daniels

                    ” like everyone else stop blaming drugs and blame the person who abused the child” we ARE blaming the person that abused the child. They were too focused on THE DRUGS to give a shit!

                    • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                      weed doesnt make any one do anything lol.

                    • Marsha

                      True story, stupidity makes people do this stuff

                    • Tiffany Place

                      I strongly agree

                    • Sigfried Hoodinni

                      I have known many violent potheads who get very violent and stupid when high. Yes it can and dose contribute to deviant behavior and stupidity. Maybe not with everyone but let me tell you that no one in my life who has told me that weed makes them more mellow has actually been made mellow by weed.

                    • Oline Wright

                      how do you know that? Even without the drugs they might not have given a crap.

                    • Sigfried Hoodinni

                      My mother was a drug addict and my father an alcoholic. Drugs can be a factor in abuse and thievery. People are completely responsible for their own actions but I consider drug dealers contributors to this kind of behavior. Especially stuff like meth and crack. This is why I believe drug dealing should be severely punished. As far as the parents they should be severely punished. Maybe even charged with attempted murder.

                  • t2shark

                    Amen and GOD Bless you! You are absolutely 200% right on! In every way! Been there, sought forgiveness through God and I take full responsibility for all my actions as an adult. I am tired of our society blaming everyone and everything else when it should be a person saying, I messed up. I am taking responsibility. But instead we live in a pass the buck society where everything is everyone’s fault but our own. Thank you for sharing and thank you for telling people, you can move on past your abuse.

                  • Lynn Owings

                    There is no excuse whatsoever for such neglect…ever. If they did not want the baby he could have been taken to any hospital, church, fire house and left there no questions asked under the safe haven laws. General population in prison will be swift justice ( all those men & women separated from their kids !!!) for these two.

                  • Tiffany Place

                    Ur right

                • Ralph Chubbuck

                  Guess you missed that entire story because if you had watched it you would probably have a different attitude. Honestly 60 years in prison is about the most humane thing these assholes could have been given. They deserve to be hung in town square.

                  You are absolutely right about one thing. They aren’t dogs, dogs care for their young.

                  • Dawn

                    I agree. Dogs are higher on the totem pole then they are. I think they both need to be starved to the brink of death and then thrown to the wolves.

                    • Christina

                      That would be cruel punishment to the wolves. Starve them to the point of death. Then bring them back and repeat untill their body gives up.

                    • Dawn

                      I agree with you. I think even the wolves would get sick off of eating them. I like your idea better.

                    • Chase Messer

                      Hell I know of some dogs that would attempt to feed the child.

                    • Jayme

                      Absolutely. Dogs are loving animals, you cant classify these two mistakes as anything because even sht and dirt are something and these two are NOTHING :)

                  • Linda L. Ashmore

                    Amen Ralph!

                  • BobbieJo Babb Salyers

                    I agree, prison is too good for the lot of them. They should all be killed in the town square for all to see, I will pull the lever. No problem at all. I am guessing the lady above is a bleeding heart. LOL.

                    • Debbie Collins

                      I was guessing she had a son in prison

                  • Michaela Daniels

                    amen. and dogs seem to have more rights when it comes to being abused or neglected than do children. and that’s wrong

                    • Bio Blane

                      Did you even use your brain before making this statement?

                  • kaththee

                    Gosh I know, Dogs are amazingly good mothers.

                • Tamara

                  No they aren’t dogs–DOGS DESERVE BETTER TREATMENT. I would take a dog that killed someone into my house before I would take either of these two pieces of shit. they were on POT pot doesn’t mean you STARVE your child–You Kathy are EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY.

                • Tony

                  Kathy, you’ve been watching too many movies about prison! There are laws in this county that protect the “rights” of prisoners and require that they receive both decent food and medical care. There are actually many medical treatments, including surgeries, which prisoners receive, at no cost to them, while people in the general public struggle to pay for the same treatment, IF they can afford to have it at all. As for food, no, prisoners do not get gourmet food, but they DO get food that meets their nutritional needs.They are in prison for a reason, they do not deserve or need to feel like they are going to a restaurant a couple times each day! As for your comment about prison guards … you are painting with a pretty wide brush stroke there! According to you ALL prison guards are alike, but anyone with a brain knows that is not true! There are a few bad apples in the system just like there are in literally EVERY profession! The truth, though, is most guards are decent people who are simply doing a job!

                  • melissa

                    you are absolutely correct, but 1 point Kathy made was right… people do more time for selling drugs than killing or raping or abusing children, and the fact is sad.. there does need to be some reform!, but as far as the baby goes… they are worse than pieces of shit. There are so many people out there that want kids, but can’t have them, nor can they afford the stupid adoption process…which is also sad, but they DID have options… Give the baby to someone who wants it!

                    • Jennifer Lynn Ward

                      My question is where were the other family members? Why didn’t the grandparents step in? Someone surely had to know about this baby. She was pregnant for nine months. Did she tell everyone that she lost the baby? Why didn’t someone ask about the baby. That didn’t just happen over night. So sad. You are right about so many desperate people out there wanting children and can’t have any and pieces of crap have a baby and do something like this. Makes me sick.

                    • Dan Conrad

                      me and my g/f are preg. we told my family but she didnt want hers to know beacause they are abusive and just out right mean it is our second child. she is due december and wee see her parents almost weekly and they still dont know or just have not said anything. sorry some people are so oblivous to the world u can run naked beside them and they never see you. that or they had no contact with familly they are pot smoking drunks with a child doubt anyone but friends knew about the kid.

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      2nd child? get married already! christ!

                    • Lisa Molnar

                      Marriage doesn’t automatically make you a great parent, in fact, the 2 in the article are married, and they are terrible parents.

                    • Forbidden Fruit

                      ^ Most retarded comment of the day right here. Way to miss the point.

                    • WYATTSMOMMA35

                      REALLY????? ALL YOU CAN SAY IS GET MARRIED???? WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!!! IT IS 2012 AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GET MARRIED ANYMORE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO ANY BESIDES THEY MAY HAVE A REASON FOR NOT GETTING MARRIED LIKE INSURANCE COST OR SOME OTHER BENIFIT THEY WOULD LOSE DUE TO BEING MARRIED AND HAVING TO MUCH COUNTABLE COMBINED INCOME GET OVER YOUR SELF AND GET OVER THE EXTREAMLY MATHUSELA OLD NOTION OF YOU HAVE TO GET MARRIED TO HAVE A FAMILY WTF!!!

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      Do you think scum like this were raised by people that care? Normal people raise their children to be responsible. Very likely that the grandparents arent much better.

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      probably used the baby to get welfare – like subsidized housing, free WIC coupons (that they probably sold for 50 cents on the dollar for POT money), Food stamps that they used to buy steak, lobster, etc, and then sold that for 75 cents on the dolalr (or the left over benefit) for POT money

                    • Queena Knox

                      Just where do you think these losers “learned” to care for kids? Obviously no one else cares either!

                  • Suzanne Chandler

                    Tony, as a mother of 3 children, 19, 4 and 2, I feel the need to comment here about your post. My oldest did not have the best childhood. I had him at a very young age and I had to grow up quick, to say the least. I worked full time, went to college full time and raised him with only the help of my parents, not his father. His father was and still is an alcoholic and has never lifted a finger to help his son or to try and act like anything other than a sperm donor. I did the best I could to try and give him everything he needed and a lot of what he wanted but it was very tough. Since I was not around as much as a mother in a two parent household would have been, he began hanging out with a boy who was a few years older. I am not going to pretend that I made the best decisions as far as who he hung around with because I was trying to support him and better myself ultimately to better his life. When he was about 13 I met a wonderful man who I am married to now. My husband is a Senior Chief in the Navy which means we have had to move several times in the past 5 years. I now have a 4 and 2 year old as well. Our last move 2 years ago, my oldest decided not to move back to CA with us and to stay with my parents so that he could continue working where he was and enroll in the community college there. Since he was approaching 18, I decided to let him. My husband and I continued his health insurance, sent monthly payment to help my parents with whatever they needed to support him as well as sending my son money. As I previously mentioned, my son’s “best friend”, his words not mine, was not a good role model by any means. My son began to experiment with various drugs and he drank alcohol on a regular basis. My parents and I tried numerous times to get him into rehab or to get him any type of help for his addictions without success. To make a long story short (it is already longer than I anticipated) he got into some trouble and is currently service 1 year in county jail for burglary and a VOP (he got caught with a joint). The reason I am replying is to tell you that your perception of the prison system is incorrect. Each inmate is set up with a commissary account that they use to purchase toiletries, snacks and what have you. The account is funded by loved ones. The jail charges $2 per day for food, they charge $10 if they need to see the doctor and I believe its $20 if it is an emergency or an urgent issue. These charges along with the initial $20 fee at the beginning of each sentence, is deducted from their commissary account. Each time I put money in the account for him I am charged a $7 convenience fee and if there is a negative balance, of course, that is settled 1st. Last night I spent $27 and my son will only be able to use $9 of that. As far as the food, my son is complaining that his teeth and gums are sore because he doesn’t have anything to chew, it is all processed meat products and he is not given enough to fill up even a small child. I have been sending him care packages that I must purchase through the vendor that they use just so he will have enough food. As you can imagine, these packages are also over priced. On top of the outrageous cost, I am charged another “convenience” fee of $7. I also have to pay for him to be able to call me. When I put $25 on his phone account that he can only call 1 number for me, he only uses $18 of that for calls. Each call is almost $3 for 15 mins. If he wants to call his grandparents they have to do the same thing. Granted, I know he broke the law and he has to pay the consequences but the general public’s understanding of the prison system in this country is severely misconstrued. It is not “free healthcare”, it is not “free food” and as for the guards, your comment stated that the majority are good and there are only a few “bad apples” but in reality, it is the other way around. There are a few good ones and the majority are “bad apples”. Please don’t get me wrong though, the couple mentioned in this article do NOT deserve this good of treatment and are actually getting off pretty easy in my book but not ALL inmates are there because of some horrific crime. My son was convicted of burglary but he did not actually commit the crime. He drove the car and the other person was just asking for a ride but he was found guilty by association. He was wrong and he is paying for it but it is in no way, “summer camp”. Just my 2 cents.

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Sorry, almost done. As for the laws that “protect prisoner’s rights”, they are in place to make the general public feel as though prisoners are treated humanely but that is the only intent. One last comment and then I am done, well maybe. Their nutritional needs are not met by the food, if you can call it that, that they are served. My son is severely deficient in several nutritional areas and malnourished. I can already foresee the replies to my post about how he broke the law and how prisoners get what they deserve or how this is better than what they deserve and I agree to some degree. Not all inmates are there for violent and heinous crimes. Some are simply there for poor judgement and being at the wrong place at the wrong time. My only intent for replying to your comment was to let you and anyone else who may read this know that until you know someone who has been in prison or jail or who still is, then you do not know exactly how it is and how the system actually works.

                    • Dan Conrad

                      idc if all he did was step on grass and got put in jail for it he broke a law idc what law it was if he got jail time well then he shouldnt of broke the law. its how i feel and yes i have been in jail before and it was over traffic violations and i will feel this way.

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      I never once said he shouldn’t be in there. Please read my post again. I said that not all inmates are in there for violent or heinous crimes. Some are simply there for poor judgement or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So how long were you in jail for your “traffic violations”? Since you obviously had a problem with my post, let me ask you this. Do you think that people who have served time in jail for “traffic violations” or other non-violent crimes should be placed into the same category as child rapist or child molesters or serial killers? That was my main point. Well that and the fact that what happens behind those walls is NOT common knowledge as what most people believe.

                    • jdevo

                      “Dan” can’t even spell or use correct capitalization. Consider his educational level when deciding how seriously to take his comments.

                    • kaththee

                      There is a difference between prison and jail. I don’t even know my opinion on this subject but I have to point that out.

                    • Forbidden Fruit

                      “Jail time” should not automatically imply forced sexual relations, malnutrition or other forms of torture that go on inside American prisons. It’s about separating dangerous people from society and removing their ability to re-offend, not satisfying society’s desire for vengeance. Contrary to popular belief, prison does not exist to punish or rehabilitate people. It’s there to protect you and me from violent people – nothing more.

                      Just because America–”land of the free”–has adopted mass incarceration of non-violent offenders as the norm does not mean it’s the moral or logical thing to do. Monsters like the Alstons should not be serving their sentence next to a non-violent crack dealer or prostitute who has hurt no one.

                    • Sam

                      If the food is so nutitionally unacceptable, how so many inmates put on so much muscle? Just curious what your explaination is.

                    • grace

                      its what they feed them not that it is good but full of carbs and fillers! then they work out at rec time! county jail is cake walk compared to state prisons there are roaches running up the walls in some of our prisons while inmates eat and my sis in law cooks at a prison in va and she will tell you how gross it is the food and conditions! and you are way off about medical they don’t have crap for medical!

                    • jdevo

                      Actually, in the state I live in, the county jail is FAR worse than the state prison. Far.

                    • Lynn Owings

                      County is far worse than state……way,way, worse !!!

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Ummm, well Sam, I don’t fully understand what your asking here. I don’t know what nutitionally means and google didn’t either but if you meant nutritionally unacceptable then I can give you my thoughts on this since you seem so anxious to hear my thoughts. Had you read my COMPLETE post then you would have read the portion where I talked about loved ones who wished to send some pre-packaged foods were required to do so through the approved vendor which charged ridiculous “convenience fees”. That would be one way that inmates could receive the additional nutrition that their bodies require. As for how “so many inmates put on so much muscle”, I would assume it would be because they…….workout? Isn’t that how most everyone “puts on so much muscle”? I don’t fully understand what you’re implying. My son is the only reference I have as far as jail life and he gets the extra nutrients that he is lacking through the care packages that I send and he does daily sit-ups, push-ups, etc. but these are all exercises he does on his own and not in the gym setting that others have referred to. I do have one question for you Sam. In your comment Sam, you said “how so many inmates”, how many inmates

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      (Sorry) do you know that have bulked up and put on so much muscle while doing their time? I am just curious because you said that “so many” have and I am just curious as to where you are getting your information.

                    • jdevo

                      Good one with the spelling errors! Like I said, don’t listen to anyone who can’t spell or use punctuation. They might have been asleep in English.

                    • Brittany

                      *major eyeroll* The same way that some of us can eat garbage and stay thin, while others suffer in obesity or their teeth rot away. A lot has to do with genetics, and as she has obviously tried to explain, they DO get food, and it’s enough to subsist on, but it’s not healthy. I know a bunch of guys who eat like shit, work out at the gym, and you’d never guess what they were eating. Have you taken into consideration the fact that prisoners are often allowed to work out? Have you thought about the difference that age, genetics or amount of time spent in prison make in a case like this? Come on. Leave the poor woman alone. She admitted that this is where her son deserves to be. Her point can’t possibly be lost on those of us with reading comp.

                    • Travis

                      Suzanne where is he locked up central Africa? Fact of the matter they are given 3 meals a day equaling approx 2000 calories. Enough for the body to function on. Also if you put money on their books they can buy snacks a couple times per week. So yeah if his body is use to consuming 4000 cals on the outside he’s gonna look malnourished if you cut that in half. Or he could possibly selling his food for drugs or protection from other inmates. I have a few friends inside correctional facilities on both sides of the bar. It is suppose to be punishment, not vacation…

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Travis, the fact of the matter is this, the USDA guidelines state that an active male, age 19-30, requires 2400-3000 calories per day to MAINTAIN a HEALTHY weight. My son falls into this category because he is very active but even sedentary male of the same age group requires between 2400-2600 calories per day just to maintain their weight. So by your own admission, my son is NOT receiving enough calories through the 3 meals per day that I am paying for (inmates are charged $2 per day for meals provided through the facility’s kitchen). FYI, my son is almost 6’3″ and weighed 160 lbs prior to his incarceration so he is by no means obese. He is quite the contrary and by some height/weight ratio tables, underweight by approximately 16 lbs. If you will go back and read my post in its entirety, you will see that I explained the dilemma in regards to funding the inmates commissary account. The facility deducts all of their “fees” prior to the intended recipient having access to their funds in which they use to purchase toiletries and snacks. s

                    • Travis

                      Sorry, thought I had typed 2500 in my original reply, guess I didn’t . Regardless he is your son you’re gonna love and defend him… But the prison systems are over crowded and under funded so the ability of them to try and arrange individual meal plans for ppl with higher metabolisms is about impossible. Still falls back on, keep you rear out of prison, if you don’t like how things are there. And stay away from people that are going to get you in a guilt by association issue that gets you locked up. I was the type who had hoodlum friends, they wanted to deal drugs and such, so I turned my back on them and went to college.

                    • Brittany

                      I agree with you Travis, and if you read her posts thoroughly, you’ll see Suzanne does as well. She’s obviously a deeply caring mother, and we can’t fault her for that, but she admits that it’s best he’s in prison, because he deserves to be there. She was merely remarking about the public’s lack of knowledge concerning prison, which, from what I’ve heard directly, seems sound.

                    • Brittany

                      Suzanne: I don’t know why everyone is using you as a scapegoat in a news piece that clearly has nothing to do with you. I don’t know why they think they can PRESUME to know more about your son’s case or his condition than you do. Whether he really is sick, or whether he’s lying to you about the conditions in prison–these things are not up to them to judge about and at the end of the day, they’d have no clue anyhow. You sound very, very informed in all of this (as you should be. he’s your son and you’ve obviously done all you can to research about his position, legally), and you’ve made it clear SEVERAL TIMES that you aren’t excusing what he’s done and that he deserves to be where he is. You can’t help it that none of them have taken the time to read your posts thoroughly. As I said above, I wish you all the peace in the world. This is just as hard for you to deal with as it would be for the victim of a crime. Clearly, you feel a sense of moral responsibility, and I don’t understand why these trolls are berating you over it. You don’t owe them any explanation, and clearly, they aren’t ready to hear it even when you offer. You’re just fine, lady. It seems to me that you need someone to tell you you’ve done your best and that you can’t continue to beat yourself up for your son’s choices. Keep on keepin’ on. Remember that the internet is a safe place for other people to take out their hatred, their stresses, and their angst on an easy target. They bait you with targeted questions about something they know NOTHING about. The best thing to do here would probably be to not respond to it. You won’t win either way when the playing field is obviously not level, if ya know what I mean. ;)

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Brittany, thank you so much for your kind words. Honestly, these remarks from complete strangers are nothing more than entertainment for me. I do not have to justify myself nor explain my actions to anyone other than God. I just keep replying to see what kind of nonsense they spout next. My husband is deployed and my youngest 2 are in bed and I can’t sleep and need a good laugh. It always amazes me what people will say on the Internet that they wouldn’t dare say to your face. I also like proving their theories wrong or pointing out how they can’t form a rational thought and then watching to see what BS they come up with to defend or justify their last post. It is really comical. I especially like when they try to use big words (which is usually anything over 4 letters) in ways that make NO sense whatsoever. Or how they start throwing out facts and figures and then blame their errors on typos or whatever! It is nice to know that I am not alone in thinking that the world has gone crazy when people would rather argue and berate someone for their obvious flaws, that they pointed out themselves, than to focus on the issue at hand which is a severely neglected and abuse baby. Instead of feeling compassion for the victim here, they would rather argue with a grown woman whom they don’t know about issues that have zero relevance to the case presented in the above article. Let me pose this question to all of those who decided to take the focus off of this poor child and try to put down someone who could not care less what any of you think about me or my family, Does it make you feel better about your pathetic existence in this world to attempt to bash someone else for their family dynamics that in no way is even any of your business? If so, please respond below. I am anxiously awaiting your comments. Come on now, you know you want to let everyone know exactly how miserable you are in your own life that you have to pick apart someone else for your own twisted sense of superiority! Brittany, I am going to bed now because I have to get up in the morning to get my youngest son and daughter to preschool. Thank you once more for letting me know that there are people out there that can see the ridiculousness of others in the same way I do. I will include all of those who decided to turn the focus off of this poor baby and on to someone that they don’t know just to make themselves feel better, in my prayers tonight. Honestly, I hope that God blesses each of you and can help you become a little more satisfied with your own lives. Good night all!

                    • Dean Visser

                      well said…amen

                    • kaththee

                      What Brittany said. Get off this argument with these trolls. I don’t even know anything about prison conditions but I know when someone is being mistreated and used as a punching bag. Your son needs food and you want to feed him. Wow, they can’t see why that is important to you. They don’t see what a mother should care about her son getting enough food. Now that he isn’t an infant I guess you aren’t supposed to care.

                    • jdevo

                      Good God…leave this poor woman alone! What is it with you people? And if you’re going to post actual DATA (like the caloric amount served) post footnotes, or I don’t buy it.

                    • Queena Knox

                      Exactly! Not to mention if all you are doing is sitting on your butt you don’t NEED that many calories! I guarantee you they are getting better “nutrition” than what is fed to kids at school! THAT I have seen!

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      gee… i need to find another kleenex for my tears…. wrong place, wrong time my ass. “Birds of a feather”…

                    • Brittany

                      Are you guys all lawyers now?!?! Honestly, what did this woman or her son do to you? How can you be so critical when you know so little of his case?!? NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED, THIS MOTHER ADMITS HER SON SHOULD BE RIGHT WHERE HE IS. WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE HER BEYOND WHAT INFORMATION SHE *OFFERED* YOU?!? Geez. Reading comp, people. Reading comp.

                    • jdevo

                      How’s air, up there, on your high horse? Another perfect person…I didn’t realize the world was so full of them.

                    • Brittany

                      A good friend of mine served several years in prison for a crime I won’t mention. I know little of her story, since I met her after she’d been released, but she DOES tell me that the food in prison is horrific. She said it was better in the county jail where she first served time, but that in prison it wasn’t healthy. It wasn’t rotten, but it wasn’t nutritionally sound and it was pretty scarce. She said that every once in a while, the inmates would get a banana for lunch and they treated it like Christmas, but even after a while, she couldn’t eat them because by the time they got them, they’d be so brown they were almost inedible. Still, most of the inmates were glad to have them. She said they subsisted mostly on cheetos and tater tots, and that she’ll never touch those things again so long as she’s free. The guards would routinely subject them to sexual harassment and abuse, and that they’d force them to go days and days with no running water and no electricity for their cells. They’d sit in the dark. This woman has no reason to lie to me, and seems altogether reformed. She wouldn’t harm a flee at this point, and I believe what she tells me about her prison experience. I agree with people who say that prison shouldn’t be a four-star hotel with all amenities included. It should be tough, but it should be humane, and from what I’ve heard, it’s generally not.

                    • kaththee

                      The irony that you are a mother who wants to feed her son and yet no one cares is so rich. I don’t know what your son did but I am sorry it obviously puts you in so much pain. People who can’t understand your pain and the FACT that you are just a good mother who does want to see her son eat, are just inviting pain into their lives. When you judge, you dare to be judged. I dare not. I really feel like people with drug addiction issues (rather than starving baby issues) could get help and not prison. God bless you. You are a real Mom. People don’t even know what is good when they see it.

                    • Dan Conrad

                      that was a county jail all jail systems are different i know alabama state prisons u pay nothing it is funded by tax doillars and the money the prisons raise by putting inmates to work the same for pa state system. county systems are different having had family serve in alabama i know this no one sent him money but everything was pauid for because of laws in alabama. and in pa my g/f is about to work at the all womens prison and my uncle worked at a state and county joint near pitt. and he will tell you they had it made and alot of inmates i know to go in the state system will say the same thing which is where these guys will be headed. not to a shit hole county place sorry i dont know where u are from but every state is different and county is alot different then state which these two morons will be in state not county.

                    • Brittney Burrow

                      Wow, I don’t know what kind of prisons your family works at, but my brother in law is a corporal at a max prison and he will tell you that they absolutely do not “have it made” as you put it.

                    • Michal CherryFairy Carter

                      sorry hunnie but that’s County Jail NOT Prison

                    • Stephanie Lynn Lease

                      Inmates also trade all of these items to include phone time with other inmates for contraband or to pay off a debt owed to them. I’m just going to say this ‘No one said being in prison is like living in a high class hotel… that it isn’t. The food isn’t gourmet but it is still better than a lot of people are able to give to their children. Maybe the prison your son is in is all processed meats.. though I highly doubt it. In the prison where I worked they had fresh brad, fruits, veggies, chicken, beef, and pork. Plus they could get special Kosher meals if they decided they were religious that month. I saw prisoners leave with better looking teeth then when they went in. I saw the letters they wrote home to mom and loved ones claiming how horrible it is ” I spend 23 hours in my cell…” in reality they spend more time out for rec and programs than in their cell. “the food sucks and I’m starving to death” When really they eat so much commissary they actually gained weight since coming in, or the traded their plate for counter-brand. I heard the phone conversations where they claim to be over worked and mistreated and this guard hates me and everyone is picking on me…. I’ve also seen the loved ones who called in demanding to talk to the warden because their son, or father or husband or Baby Daddy doesn’t deserve such inhumane treatment. Many of the inmates play card games all day, or chill out watching their free cable, or gamble in the rec room. The thing is don’t believe everything an inmate tells you…. on top of that its supposed to suck its prison… but for real half the time the inmates get treated better than the prison guards…as well as our vets… that’s what is sad

                    • Brandi K

                      Sure, he was guilty by association. He did not know the “friend” committed burglary and I am so sure he told you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Hell, I have to go to the OB Friday and my copay is 75 dollars, wish I could go to the doctor for 10 dollars. My primary doctor cost me 30, so sign me up for that medical plan. Plus their diets are regulated by the state and must meet dietary guidelines. Officers have to deal with a lot of verbal abuse and rude behavior from smart asses each day, but it is always the officer who is the “bad guy” because they are not kissing the inmates ass. The system is not perfect but you mainly sound like a mother who believes everything her little boy tells her. Maybe you should not had left him with your parents and took care of him yourself. Oh, I forgot, you sent money….

                    • lilly

                      brandi, remember it was all the “best friend’s” fault? “not my perfect son”.

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Lilly, please show me where in my comment that I said it was his “best friend’s” fault because I looked over it again and did not see those words. I DID see where is said that the “best friend” was not a good role model and that it was MY fault for not recognizing it. I also said that he should be where he is for what he did and I also think I said that he was wrong for what he did and I never said he was the perfect son nor did I say that I believed everything he told me about that night. I have seen all of the court documents and police reports as well as eye witness testimony which is why I stated what I did. Before you start to make assumptions about another person’s life and actions, maybe you should have ALL the info instead of making BS judgements.

                    • Queena Knox

                      “He was only driving the car!” And as for you being under attack here…you are bringing this on yourself! You’ve written a book! If they don’t have “all the info” now they never will! My son stole a road sign when he was 16. We knew before he got home and called him immediately! He had to meet us at the police station WITH the sign and the friend who “helped” him. They had to admit what they did and get up the next morning – at 5 am – and go put it back up! He was grounded from truck and cell phone for 6 months! The other kid’s parents wouldn’t even have made him help put the sign up if my husband hadn’t had a fit! They felt that it was all our son’s fault. That was my son’s last time to get in trouble with the law. Guess what happened to the other kid? First of all In a year (we were told) he had a barn full of road signs. Later he had numerous speeding tickets. Some were reckless driving. Now he’s dead. High speed chase trying to outrun the police was a bad idea. But daddy had taught him that he should run from his mistakes and blame other people. I’m sure his parents would be happy to pay $2 for 2000 calories per day for him to serve a couple years in jail.

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Where should I send your “parent of the year” certificate to? I don’t have to justify my life to you! When you walk one day in my shoes, then we will talk! Must make you feel like a great role model for your son to go on the Internet and berate someone that you don’t know and have absolutely no clue what they go through on a daily basis! I am so glad that your husband, the boy’s father, was the one that stood up and made the other boys parent see what was happening. Now maybe your hubby deserves the certificate and not you! Trust me, raising a boy with 2 parents is much easier than just 1. I have been on both sides of that fence. You are missing one important fact here, you are constantly saying “We”. “We” knew and “We” called and “We” were told. Do you think you could have done just as good if you were not a “We” and it was all “I”? Well I didn’t know that only “perfect” parents were allowed to comment here. Thanks for the info from the “Parents of the decade”. Must be hard to be so “Perfect” all the time. Do you find it difficult to get through the day here on earth with all these people who are beneath you? Where can I sign up to take your parenting classes?

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      i am military and the only way i wouldconsider to allow my child to remain behind on a PCS move was if he or she was within 2 years of graduating from high school, and even then – if they aren’t towing the line as far as grades, friends, etc – not going to happen.

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      He was on the Dean’s list and working full time. Yes he made mistakes and I NEVER said he was a perfect son. He was only a few months away from being an adult and his mind was made up. Legally, had I tried to force him to move again at the age he was and the circumstances, had it gone to court, I would have lost. After he got into this mess, I asked his attorney if I could have done something different like forcing him to move and I was told, as previously mentioned, that I could not have legally forced him to do so.

                    • Brittany

                      I don’t want to be negative (since, obviously, this news story alone shows a need for better behavior from society as a whole), but I think all of you are attacking the wrong person here. This is a mother who obviously feels a lot of guilt for the fact that her son has entered the justice system. She wouldn’t have brought it up if she didn’t feel some sort of pressing guilt to society for how things have happened in her family. Let’s back off of her, shall we? She did what she thought was best, she clearly states that even her son’s attorney would have done the same thing, what more can WE say as people who have no connection to her? Let the woman be. It’s never going to be easy for her to reconcile that her son is in jail. No mother can let that go easily, even when they can admit that their child belongs there (which she HAS admitted).

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Brandi K, hit me back up in 18 years when you have had a chance to experience being a parent. The reason my son did not move with us this last time is because he had already moved numerous times in the previous 5 years and he had a job and was attending college. The challenges that a military family face on a daily basis in regards to parenting are unimaginable to those who have never served. Maybe you can send me a copy of that manual that your OB gives you once your kid pops out. Please only send me the portion that covers how to handle constant moves and uprooting your teenager who is months away from being an adult and has begun to put down some roots with a job and attending school. That was the part that was left out of mine. I can already tell that your kid is going to be president some day cause his mom already knows EVERYTHING in regards to parenting. It must be awfully tiring to be such an expert at parenting while still pregnant! As far as how much you have to pay for copays, if you are such an expert in life then why do you have such crappy insurance? Also, just an FYI here, my son already has full coverage medical insurance with $0 copay for prescriptions so by him (I) having to pay for ANY medical related circumstances is just a way for the state to earn as much money as they can.

                    • Brittany

                      Suzanne: I can’t even fathom how difficult it would be to watch your son go through this. No matter what he’s done or what he’ll do, as his mother, you will suffer right along with him because of that love. We often think only about the victims of the crime, and we should, but we tend to forget the effect it can have on the family of the one accused. I’m new to motherhood, and I’m already learning that no matter how I try, I’m going to keep messing up and making mistakes. We all do. It sounds as though you’ve deeply regretted and wracked yourself for a long time over decisions you tried to make in your son’s best interest. I wish you all the peace in the world. If kindness really is all that matters in life, and I believe it to be, then rest assured that your loving him is the absolute best you can give, and it’s what he needs. Too many troubled teens and adults go without the support of someone that loves them. Don’t ever condone his bad choices, but letting him know your love is unconditional is paramount. Good luck. You’re never alone!!!

                    • jdevo

                      She’s just a mean, judgmental person. And some random crazy person on the web. Don’t let it get to you. Sounds like you did all you could. Am I a “bleeding heart,” hell yes. Better a bleeding heart than a cold heart.

                    • jdevo

                      May you someday encounter a person as judgmental as yourself. I am thrilled you have never made any mistakes in your life! Wait…why is your name Brandi and not Jesus? I am confused…

                    • lilly

                      i’m sorry your son is facing the natural consequences of his choices. i have toured the jail my husband works in and have seen the type of people in it. most of them deserve to be there. there is a huge module of sex offenders (alive). try booking in a man charged with 11 counts of sexual assault with extensive bodily harm on a minor under the age of 14. then rebook him the next day for murder because the child died from their injuries at least once a month and tell me how you still think these people deserve to be treated like humans. in my opinion if you take away the rights of someone you have no rights any more. go ahead and make your mistakes but remember they will follow you the rest of your life. by the way my brother did time in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, he just didn’t get caught for the ones he did commit.

                    • Brittany

                      READ HER POSTS. She agrees with you. We all agree with you. Who is the antagonist here? Her kid is in jail, she said that’s where he should be. She was simply remarking on the public’s view of prison, and how in the dark we are. THERE IS NO CONSPIRACY.

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      my kids ever do anything stupid like that, and they are on their own, financially, emotionally. if they are adult enough to do drugs and go to jail, then they are adult enough to do their time as well.

                    • Brittany

                      Um, wow. So this is what I’ve gathered about you and your relentless attacks against a woman you don’t know:
                      1. You’d emotionally cut off your own children if they did something contrary to your belief system.
                      2. You’re sarcastic about another person’s plight that has nothing to do with you, rather than being humane and thoughtful, you’d rather be crass and mean-spirited.
                      3. You’re not tolerant of anything you don’t understand, and you’re iron-fisted towards your own offspring in the same manner.
                      Ouch. I sure hope your kids never disappoint you or make any mistakes, knowing how they’ll be treated. That’s really all I’ve got. Good luck, honey.

                    • WYATTSMOMMA35

                      WOW!!! REALLY?? JUST FOR MAKING A MISTAKE YOU WOULD EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY CUTE THEM OFF AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE??? UM YOU MAY BE A MILITARY WIFE BUT DOES YOUR HUSBAND KNOW YOU THINK THIS WAY??? NO SELF RESPECTING MILITARY MAN WOULD DO THAT NOR WOULD HE ALLOW HIS WIFE TO DO SO EITHER!!! HE MAY PUNISH THE KID/KIDS BUT NEVER WOULD A MAN OF TRUE HONOR DO SUCH A THING, NOT TO MENTION HE COULD POSSIBLY BE REPREMANDED FOR DOING SO BY HIS CO OR EVEN HIGHER UP THE COMAND. IT IS CALLED ABANDOONMENT OF A DEPENDENT, ESPECIALLY IF THE SAID DEPENDENT IS UNDER AGE OR STILL IN SCHOOL AND ON THE RECORD AS A DEPENDENT FOR BENIFITS SAKE!!! I COME FROM A VERY STRICT MILITARY FAMILY ON BOTH SIDES, AND LET ME TELL YOU, WE HAVE ALL THE BRANCHES COVERED AND EVEN THE HARDEST ONE, THE ONE THAT IS A MARINE WOULD NOT SAY THIS ABOUT HIS CHILDREN!!!! NOR WOULD HE TOLERATE IT FROM HIS WIFE!!! YOU MY DEAR NEED TO STEP BACK AND RE-EVALUATE SOME PRIORITIES IN LIFE. YOU ARE A MOTHER AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR BABIES, NO MATTER WHAT, AND YOU WILL BE THERE FOR THEM IN THEIR TIME OF NEED EVEN IF THEY ARE GUILTY OR NOT!!!! AT LEAST ANY SANE WOMAN WHOM LOVED HER CHILDREN AND HAD EVEN AN OUNCE OF MATERNAL INSTINCT OR FELLING FOR HER CHILD WOULD SAY THIS AND THINK THIS WAY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SPOUSE AND THANK YOU HIM FOR HIS SERVICE SO THAT WE MAY ALL HAVE THE FREEDOMS WE ARE ENJOYING AT THIS VERY MOMENT SUCH AS THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS ONES OPINION FREELY!!!!

                  • x_anima

                    There are also laws and rights in this country, constitutionally protected, that are violated by lawmakers and law enforcers every day. Go have a chat with a few people who have actually been in prison, and they can tell you about the horrible medical care (if they get any), mental health help (again, IF they get any), poor nutrition and health services, and abusive practices that go on inside.

                    As for “being in prison for a reason”.. For NON violent offenders, The most serious charge against 51 percent of those inmates is a drug
                    offense. Only four percent are in for robbery and only one percent are
                    in for homicide. 51% are in jail for non-violent offenses in the ENTIRE system. (That’s millions of people). 3200 people in five states are currently serving life without parole sentences for crimes such as shoplifting.

                    Something to think about when you say “they’re there for a reason”.

                    • Guest

                      what is wrong with some people??? :(

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      Some people were dropped on their heads as youngsters.

                    • Brittany

                      Thank you! That was the point all along and this poor mom got tossed on a bonfire for it. People need to take better courses on reading comprehension.

                  • grace

                    I have a son doing 2 years in prison for a B&E and here in our state the food is not good and the medical is not there for them you all watch to much tv the prisons are not good cozy places with great food and great medical and yes I think they should be locked away for a long long time for hurting that cute baby! but don’t act like your giving them this good life behind bars! there is no such thing! they will have to watch their backs because other inmates hate people who hurt babies and kids!

                    • grace

                      and so glad the baby is ok and hope there is a good loving family to adopt him!

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      Ooooooh that explains your stance. Youre one of the crappy parents.

                    • Michaela Daniels

                      lol. don’t have ‘em if you can’t raise ‘em, and don’t breed ‘em if you can’t feed ‘em

                    • Brittany

                      So all parents who have children serving time are “crappy parents”?!?!? REALLY? I have one child, and they’re still a toddler. So far, so good. I have no comment on how to raise an adult child, for I haven’t done it. And if I had, I still would have NO ROOM to critique the raising of other people’s children. Nor do you. Do you honestly think, sir, that all parents everywhere can control the behavior of their children? Do you think all parents can monitor a child’s behavior over the years SO CLOSELY that they would never make a wrong choice, or get involved with drugs? What a narrow view of the world. Even the most hard-nosed parents won’t catch everything their child does. It’s not the nature of the beast. Have you ever done something out of view of your own parents? Or did they monitor every decision you ever made? Would you have let them if they tried?!?!? Oh, well. By your standards, I’m guessing your parents were such great people that they installed a personal tracking device under your skin so they still know where you are and what you’re doing. They probably came with you on your honeymoon. Hell, you probably still live with them, because heaven forbid you make a choice without their consent and screw things up. Do you let them run all your bank accounts, too? Do they pack your lunches for work? This is ridiculous. There’s only so much a parent can do to persuade their child to make good choices. This kid was legal when he made his. Her choice in the matter was legally dunzo.

                    • grace

                      well no I am not my kids were great growing up had good life till they got older and found some friends that they followed I have a son who is a marine and owns his own company also have a son who is captain of a police force in NC and I am raising my 7yr old grand daughter who was born with many medical problems so I adopted her to give her the best medical and the most love and she goes to best private school so if you knew anything about me you would not say that I also take care of my dad 88yr with alzhiemiers and my mom 80yr who is disabled from a bad fall! so no I am not a crappy mother I am a single mom have been thanks to a father who did not care to help but I did the best I could do and because my 1 son took a road that put him in prison for 2yrs and it has changed him does not make me a crappy mom it makes you a very narrow minded person! do not bother to reply I do not care what you have to say!

                    • Suzanne Chandler

                      Grace, I fully understand your situation and I agree with your comment. Prison/jail is not at all as they would have everyone believe. It is indeed punishment and my son should pay for his actions but I do get defensive when people who have never experienced it or has had someone close to then experience it start to proclaim how much better inmates have it than someone who is down on their luck. It is not summer camp as well it should not be but it also is not adequate when it comes to the healthcare and food provided through the detention facility.

                • HURDUR

                  8 ignorant people downvoted kathy and 80 worthless morons upvoted casey. That is seriously embarrassing to see.

                  • Glenn Griffith

                    Not quite as embarrassing as your post. For your information, when you start a sentence with a number the number should be spelled out. Also, names should be capitalized. Although since “kathy” isn’t smart enough to capitalize her own name maybe I shouldn’t fault you for that. Stay in school my 10 year old friend, you need it.

                • Linda L. Ashmore

                  Animals treat their young better. I grew up in abused foster homes, was raped, etc… Yes the system is broken and other criminals should get more time in jail. But, this is not them. For a change a criminal got a sentence that they deserved. They would of killed the boy if given time. Hooray for the 60 years!

                  • Crystal E. Vallance

                    I’m sorry for your experience, but I’m grateful for your logical outlook.

                    People willing to starve a baby, a dependent [infant] child, should have the same sentencing as those who raped you. A brutal, long and miserable death.

                    Abusing those weaker than you is the most colossal sign of human weakness.
                    Only my opinion, but hey.

                • YeahIsaidthat

                  Ok we will send them to YOUR house, I’m sure they will give you grand chidren the best of care! Lady you make no sense.

                • Elizabeth Schuerr

                  you are only thinking about them look what happen to the kid are you crazy in the head sex abuse, kill, drug. they need help what are you talking about. they are talking about a baby. think about it do you have kids did you do that to your kids. i think that should get what everyone has said done to them.

                • Jennifer Lynn Ward

                  Why should they get fed and taken care of? After what they did to an innocent baby they don’t deserve ANY kind of care. I hope the inmates find out what they did to that poor baby and take care of them!!

                  • Julia Bautista

                    They will thats forsure!!

                • C.Anne

                  Hmm are you in the legal profession? I didn’t think so… This would be classified as ATTEMPTED MURDER

                  • Roger Brock

                    It wouldn’t be attempted murder but rather negligent homicide.

                  • Glenn Griffith

                    LOL!!! How can you ask kathy if she’s in the legal professional after seeing her grammar?

                • Raymah Mcbriar

                  what the fawk Kathy?

                • we are not free

                  You are ridiculous. They made a choice and that choice brought them to prison. No matter what the choice was. My choice is that I don’t want my tax money being wasted on said people in prison. They should get no medical care, they should only get bread and water and only two times a day, they should be made to fix our roads, and other services that are true hard labor. Not given a free ride, which is what they are getting. Why do you think people keep getting back into prison? IT’s FREE for them!!! No mortgage, no grocery bill, no power bill, and if they get life and not the death penalty, their punishment is getting off scott free. You Kathy need to rethink your view on what a ‘prisoner’ should be allowed to have, I have a feeling by your improper English in your post that, that will not happen. I probably pay for your stuff too.

                  • x_anima

                    Maybe you need to re-evaluate why people are in prison, and your ideas about it.

                    As for “being in prison for a reason”.. For NON violent offenders,
                    The most serious charge against 51 percent of those inmates is a drug
                    offense. Only four percent are in for robbery and only one percent are in for homicide. 51% are in jail for non-violent offenses in the ENTIRE system. (That’s millions of people). 3200 people in five states are currently serving life without parole sentences for crimes such as shoplifting.

                    And if you think the risk of abuse, rape, solitary confinement, violence and a life-ruining record are “motivation” for people to go to jail “because its free” then you need to actually go interact with those who have been in the system and educate yourself.

                    Something to think about when you say “they’re there for a reason”.

                    If you think someone in jail for say, a small amount of marijuana or cocaine possession deserves no medical care, bread and water and abuse, then maybe you should go back and live in the last century.

                  • jdevo

                    Oh yeah, I’m telling you, when I have trouble paying my bills I always think, “Wow, if only I could be in prison, where it’s free, life would be so much better.” Cut me a break. How amusing it would be if you or someone close to you winds up in prison!

                • Kat

                  Sorry but people usually don’t go to jail for being on drugs. More than likely they are there, because they committed a crime that the drugs got them there in the first place. They are probably in for DUI, you know maybe they almost killed someone while under the influence. Or drug possession, dealing, or stealing to get their drugs.

                  • x_anima

                    No, not for being on drugs, but possessing them gets you jail time. Im pretty sure having a little baggie of heroin in your pocket doesn’t deserve to be locked away in a cell.

                    • Sam

                      If they get locked away for a little baggie there were probably more little baggies before or a big baggie. One doesn’t get significant time for a small amt. Not the first time.

                    • x_anima

                      A lot of states have three-strike rules. If you’re a chronic addict (or hell, maybe you just like it) and are caught with it three times, you can be put away for life. In some states, without possibility of parole and no discretionary power on the part of the judge. However, this isn’t a debate about the merits of the war on drugs and its policies, simply a statement that not everyone in prison (and these days, less than half) is being locked up for something that even deserves incarceration. No one is against locking away the rapists and murderers (or taking them out behind the woodshed), but to say that someone should be locked up for using drugs that usually shouldn’t be illegal anyway is a whole other story.

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      LOL, Life for three baggies. ROTFL. See previous comment.

                    • jdevo

                      It depends on the drug.

                    • Glenn Griffith

                      Yep, JAIL, not PRISON. Two TOTALLY different things moron. And YES, Heroin should land you in Jail. You should be thankful being stupid doesnt land you in prison cause you’d be doing life.

                  • jdevo

                    Oh Lord…so uninformed.

                • Jayme

                  Sounds to me like you must have raised an animal just like these two. Any woman or mother who believes this trash should receive anything that insinuates that these are humans needs to be placed with them…I hope they get the correct justice inside those walls…i certainly hope you chose not to breed as our world is over populated with “things” like you. Have a happy day and remember to send your prison pen pals a care package :)

                • mo mcentee

                  Kathy grow up!!! this pair of scum bags starved a BABY almost to DEATH!!! And you find this defensable?? if you do, you deserve a good kick in your ass!!

                • Dottie Sorrels Spiares

                  Kathy, I know all too well what you are talking about. Some people just don’t want to hear the truth about how some prisoners are treated. They feel as though they deserve to be treated badly. Even the ones that only harmed themselves with drug use. I also could go on all day.

                  • Donna Fisher

                    Here is an idea DONT GO!!! Its a pretty easy concept. As we all have choices.. Even if there are bad apples just as well in the streets DONT GO.

                  • Sarah Paxton

                    Who cares how prisoners are treated?! Their civil liberties ended the moment they violated the law. That is in the constitution. Jail should be harsh so people will get deterred from going. As for drug use, they chose to use drugs, they chose to commit the crime. They still know right from wrong. Drugs are not an excuse to act as you please without any accountability. This type of coddling is the reason American society is going down the toilet.

                • Donna Fisher

                  And you would know this how? You have no right to judge Correctional Officers as one, they are there to protect the public from these kinds of POS. They go in day after day knowing they might go home at the end of the shift or they might not get to go home at all. If you feel that inmates are so mistreated, come and work for TDCJ and open your eyes. The elderly in a Nursing home gets much less care and have to pay big buck for it than the inmates do for free.

                  • Sam

                    Could not agree with this more

                  • jdevo

                    Most nursing home care is subsidized by Medicare or Medicaid. Research something before you put it out there.

                • Treva Holmlund

                  Kathy stay on subject ….

                • Diana Kerr

                  Kathy, what do you say of people who prefer getting drunk and high with their friends, feeding their own faces and even taking good care of their CAR to feeding their 9 month old baby for TWO MONTHS!? How can you defend this or worry about how they’re treated in prison?? They refused to feed this baby for TWO MONTHS and he was found caked in urine and feces (after all, if you’re not going to FEED a baby, you’re surely not about to take time out of your “precious schedule” to change its diaper, right?). He was SO emaciated and starved that he had to be fed intravenously because his little digestive system had shut down! Our American prison system is FAR too good for these narcissistic, self-centered, amoral individuals.
                  You say they aren’t dogs…. I don’t know ANY dog that would allow their puppies to go without food. Female dogs will often die of starvation herself rather than not feed her puppies. So, you’re right… they’re not dogs… but, I don’t know how you’d call them humans either–other than DNA sequences. How does a human being, much less TWO human beings bear to live in a small singlewide trailer with a baby screaming because it’s starving to death!? As having had 4 children of my own, I can tell you that a human mother can’t function if her baby’s screaming and crying and hungry. I don’t know how the little guy didn’t die of dehydration.
                  I’ll bet the teens who showed up for that party and found the grisly sight have re-examined their lives! At least, I surely hope so….

                  • Michaela Daniels

                    amen to that. i hope the teens that ‘discovered’ the child have done a 180 and nop longer hang with the trash. OMG. i think if i would find a baby in that condition at ANY one’s house, i’d be sick. i’d call 9-1-1 immediately

                • Trina Lynne King

                  they have a great life in prison …room and board, u buy ur own junk food …. u get schooling for free, Medical … these people will, get way more healthy than what they was … time stands still for them while there in prison …, they even get internet in prison now …. they are scub bags… they starve a baby almost to death and now they will get well educated, Medical, FOOD, and work ….
                  I hope someone beats there asses in there.. i would SPIT IN THERE FACES !!!!

                  • jdevo

                    I know when I get tired of my high grocery bill, my thoughts often turn to how great it would be to be in prison where my food was free. Oh, and it’s “their faces,” not “there faces.” I find it hard to believe information posted by someone who failed freshman English class.

                • Alexis

                  seriously? these ppl left their baby to starve to death. teenagers are the ones who reported it, and you’re defending the perps? ya, seriously, most of us dont care WHAT some guard does to them. i do agree about pedophiles, tho. they arent getting enough prison time. they deserve the death penalty. quick needle, and not after 20 yrs of appeals sitting on death row, either

                • Christina Woods

                  I understand exactly what you saying, but I think in this case, it would be far too simple to say that they need help for their drug habits… these are two irresponsible “parents” that almost cost their baby’s life. If they had no concern for him, they could have placed him up for adoption. The truth is that they didn’t care about the repercussions of their neglect, and I don’t think they deserve for you to care about their well being…

                • Stephanie Lynn Lease

                  I worked in a prison… I also served my country in war. I ate the food they served in prison and I can tell you it sure was a lot better than the food I got for 15 months while deployed….plus they are allowed to purchase snacks for a lot cheaper than we can at the store. Many of them don’t go to work and spend more time out of their cells than they do in. As far as the medical… they still get better free medical care than law abiding citizens do.

                • Brandi K

                  If you speak the same as you write I would not be able to listen to you anyway. Maybe you should go volunteer at a prison. The inmates would have you working for them in no time because you would believe every little story they told. However, by reading your comment and lack of proper grammar, I would bet you have been in jail or prison yourself or know someone who is now. No one talks about the POS law enforcement have to deal with each day. The rude verbal abuse, physical assaults and health risk because half the persons incarcerated have some type of communicable diseases such as HIV, HEP C ect…Inmates who assault an officer do not care if you get infected and die. BTW…dogs do not starve babies.

                • yo mama

                  Are you fucking retarded?

                • Corey Pinkley

                  You might want to check your English. It was very hard trying to understand what you were saying. You are right about one thing, they aren’t dogs. I wouldn’t even go as far as to compare them to an insect. Insects even have the brain capacity to feed their young.

                  • jdevo

                    Perhaps the parents should have had an abortion. All this could have been prevented.

                    • Corey Pinkley

                      I suppose torturing a baby to death is worse than killing a living being while in the womb but that still does not make it right. Making it so the parents couldn’t reproduce would work to but that would be cruel. Let me first explain why I disagree with abortion. First off I believe it is inhumane as hell but that isn’t even the whole of it. If we allow abortion what kind of message does that send to our kids? It sends the message of “hey it’s ok to have unprotected sex with anyone you want”. Why? Because they know they or the partner can have a abortion. This is bad in two ways. One, sexual transmitted diseases will be spread at a higher rate. If you think I’m wrong I encourage you to think deeper because lets be honest, who doesn’t like sex? Now, the second part is that more people will get pregnant, duh, and some maybe still decide to keep the baby even though they don’t really really want it or aren’t ready for it. So would we really be reducing the amount of unwanted babies or would we just be enabling? Now, at what point do you put the blame on the parents? I’m 23 and have yet to make a girl have a UNWANTED child or child at all because I’m not ready yet. How have I done this? Simple, I control myself or use protection when I am with the one I love. Why? because I know the consequences of my actions and how they would affect me. Maybe if these two parents held themselves accountable to themselves similar to people like me Instead of reproducing like rats we would not have this problem. If you listened to the video you would know that baby Riley had a older sister in foster care. This being said they fucked up once and STILL didn’t learn from it. To not learn from a horrible mistake is incredibly stupid and irresponsible. So I again say it comes down to responsibility, but that is to much to expect from people who have the brains of rats and reproduce like rats. I do say this because less intelligent people do have more kids than intelligent people. They especially have more unwanted kids,FACT.

                    • Aj

                      Wrong-wrong..

                • Glenn Griffith

                  kathy you are a certified idiot. Yes inmates get medical attention anytime they need it. It’s not medical insurance but the prison is required to supply medical care when needed by federal law. The food in prison is also very edible and most guards are good people doing there jobs. Defending bottom feeding, baby abusing scum….yea….you are not much better then these two scum bags.

                  • Crystal E. Vallance

                    Yeah.. little harsh. She fed and cleaned her children. One fucked up and suddenly she’s just as bad as a couple who doesn’t feed or care at all for their infant? Mkay.

                • Sarah Paxton

                  No, these people are where they need to be. If you commit horrible crimes, on drugs or not, you deserve prison. Drugs are weak person’s escape from accountability and real life. With the education out there, everyone knows what drugs do to you, and know right from wrong. Prisoners have it pretty easy, people are not deterred from going. Prison needs to be tougher and feared. No TV, no outside. Crime deserves punishment. People’s liberties end at the end of the nose of some one else.

                  • Crystal E. Vallance

                    Yeah… little harsh. She fed and cleaned her children. One fucked up and suddenly she’s just as bad as a couple who doesn’t feed or care at all for their infant? Mkay.

                • dawn

                  They get better medical care then we do. I work in a prison as a nurse so I know how it is. Inmates are treated better then the staff that work in the prison. They can even write staff up for being disrespectful
                  .

                • Michaela Daniels

                  shut the cell door behind them, no visitation other than a video monitor – thus their access to DRUGS unless a guard is helping, is taken away. end of problem.

                • t2shark

                  Kathy, The parents of that beautiful baby are eating off of my tax dollars, watching cable tv I pay for, getting a roof, electricity, fresh water, an education, free legal counsel, all on our hard earned money. I hope those pathetic pieces of pond scum hang themselves, save their son from the horror of ever knowing them and save our tax money to feed and find a loving home for their baby. The parents are a waste of the oxegen we breath and should take their own life and go straight to HELL! They are going there anyway, they might as well save us all the grief of their 60 years of wasted existence. Just because Jesus forgave the people who crucified him, does not mean God forgives everyone. Read the entire bible! They have committed grave sins. They have dammed themselves to hell. Hell exists for a reason. Many souls will never make it to heaven. I say leave a rope in their cell and let them choose their own fate.

                  • jdevo

                    Yes, sorry, but Jesus does forgive anyone who comes to him and asks for forgiveness. That was the entire purpose of Jesus’ death, to intercede between God and our sins.

                    • Master255

                      Yes he does forgive but that doesnt mean that there are still no consequences to your actions. Just because your forgiven does not mean that you should be punished in equal measure for your crime. People always forget that forgiveness doesn’t mean absolution from consequenses of ones action.

                • Unknown

                  how would you know what they get in jail i have been told by a people who work in prisons they get free good medical the get any type of food they want ethnic meals are made if its in their religion they get cable they are kept warm the get to have people come see them ask if they are okay if they are being treated right unlike their child who they more then likely only saw once a day they also get mental care and help they get to get further education and job skills do you think that is fair to give someone that nearly killed their child and knew that they were doing it more things then some hard working people who don’t abuse their child and live their lives paying for these scum to get these things? I bet if you took the time to look and see what your talking about before you decided to talk about it as if you knew you would not. Gaurds seem as tough as they do because on a daily day they must endor derogatory comments by inmates they have to deal with attacks by inmates and they even have to clean up after some inmates smear fecal matter over they walls if they are lucky to not be the one covered in it. They must watch over the people that rape beat and murder people even kids everyday they have to watch over the people that sell drugs to the kids that later rape beat and kill people even kids everyday. If you stood in their shoes would you hold their hand and say its going to be okay sweet heart. I am not saying i agree with some of the ideas that people are posting on here i believe 60 years of nothing but other people looking at you knowing what you did and only seeing jail bars is a good punishment but i believe they should never be aloud around a child again they should never be aloud to drink and party ever again. As a mother of two i am sicked by what these two people have done and wish them everything that has been given to them the loss of their freedom. And i would like for you to keep in mind what i have said before you decide to assume all gaurds are just as bad because they are not they do the job you would not want to.

                • Jennifer May

                  “arent dogs” let me tell you .. someone who would do this to a poor poor baby deserves LESS then my DOG does!!!!! They get tv, medical, food(whatever food it is ,its more this this poor little baby was getting) im not saying all inmates deserve the worst of the worst.. but if they dont want to be treated like animals maybe they shouldn’t act like animals!!! Dont want to take care of YOUR child… how bout they shoulda kept it in their pants or kept their legs closed!! or even easier.. get on free birth control im sure the state would pay for!! they probably will put these sick sobs’ in protective custody.. where was the protective custody for this poor innocent baby??!! i think they should fry the fuckers!!!

                • Old_school_TO

                  I’m sure a prisoners rights activist has a lot of issues that could use addressing but simply look at the photo and think again….does that baby deserve justice?

                • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                  you have pity for these bastards. You know what? you are right they are not dogs…..they are worse than dogs. Dogs dont purposefully let their children die because they wanted to smoke weed. When it comes down to it they made a choice. Just like all people make choices. People that make choices like this dont need help…..they need to be removed. Either you have lived a very coddled life or you used to do some bad stuff and are trying to justify it.

                • CC

                  Your bad spelling aside my dear friend, I don’t think you have very bad points here. What you are saying is basically true. I think it partly has so many dislikes because of the article you have posted this comment on. People’s comments here do nothing but prove to me how much some people can think like animals. It’s very disheartening. It does not take away from the atrocity this couple committed. But it makes the rest of these supposedly sane people sound like bloody romans.

                • Sarah

                  Like the fact that most inmates that werent addicted to drugs before going to prison somehow BECOME addicted while in prison? Somehow the guards miss that. I agree, I think if someone has sexually abused a child they should at the very least get as much time as someone who has killed. Since the fact is that if they had sexually abused a child, thats what they did, killed that childs childhood.

                • Elizabeth Newbauer

                  uh no they need to be hung. They didn’t feed their baby for crying out loud. Where is your sympathy for that infant? You are rediculous.

                • kaththee

                  So, you blame drug addiction for their behavior? Do you know them?

                • Shawna Mathews

                  No, kathy you are right, they arent dogs. They are child abusers and were probably days away from becoming child murderers. They had a baby then left it to lay in its own filth for MONTHS with no food, no bath, no nothing…. They dont need help, they need severely punished. Let them feel what that poor innocent baby felt for months. Let them have to lie in their own filth and starve FOR MONTHS with nobody to save them.

                • WYATTSMOMMA35

                  I am sorry but whatever you were told about what goes on in prison as far as the food and the medical attention was a lie!!! My ex put on more weight in the “joint” than he ever did out of it, and, he got his teeth fixed (actually a full set of dentures for free!!), had his eyes checked and a free pair of glasses, his hearing checked, and after all that he was given free psychiatric care and meds!!!! so what ever you were told is a lie!! he had better care in prison than he got when he was let out!!!! He was already talking about committing another crime not two weeks after he got out just so he could go back!!!! shoot I don’t know about you but I think it is bull that they whom hurt, rape, drug, beat, kill, molest, and ect other human beings get better living situations than most of us on the outside!!! Three hot meals a day, a free roof over their heads, free cable TV, free clothes to wear and free laundry service, free medical treatment, free psychiatric treatment, free behavior modification classes, free education to compete GED/high school or a degree from college, and all at the tax payers expense!!!!! And for those on death row not to worry you are more likely to die of old age than be actually put to death by the state or federal government (unless you are in Texas of course than your ass if fucked, I heard they were talking about actually putting in an express lane on death row as they are the only state to have as many executions as possible lol)!!! I agree with Texas you are on death row than by God we are going to kill you, you are not going to sit here and waste our honest, decent, tax paying citizens money while we wait for you to exhaust the appeal process!! Hell not we are gonna fry you as soon as possible!! lol Yeah buddy that is the way to do this thing Texas!!! OOOPS well will ya look at that and this couple is in good ole Texas lmbo you two are screwed!!!!!!!

              • nightshaderebel

                i have no morals when it comes to peices of shit like that. id torture them to death myself(ive got an 11 month old)

                • MidgardMortal

                  Then, like them, you have NO morals.

              • Pete Bundy

                i am all for making them work 14 hours a day seven days a week making little rocks out of big rocks and doing this in plain view of the public. Death would be to easy for them so I like the life in prison but make it hard for them. Vey hard.

                • YeahIsaidthat

                  I would like to hit them in the head with said big rock!

                • Robyn Ryan

                  Make them work at Wal-Mart. Forever. Same,same.

                  • Venesa Winegardner

                    make them stand in from of a wal-mart wearing a sign that say’s for 2 months, we starved our baby, because we needed to change our oil. bet they wouldn’t stay there long.

                    • Holly Roloson

                      they should have to hold a sign up but with cops right there making sure they don’t go any were and no food , or drinks, Not at wal-mart but a high way .

                    • LittleHunches

                      nor pot

                    • John Soderman

                      Holly. Why should the pigs be there? They have no business whatsoever being there. Pigs are only supposed to be places where it’s dangerous. People holding a sign doesn’t create something dangerous.

                    • rebecca

                      Shouldnt two people that nearly killed their child be considered dangerous? Also, cops would ensure that they wouldnt be able to leave the spot and would be subjected to humiliation. Btw it is clear that you have had some issues with cops, I am sorry for your personal issues but not all cops are the enemy just like not all people are the enemy …

                    • Darlene Williams

                      I wouldn’t want humiliation for them. I would want them placed somewhere that people could be outraged enough to go off on them. I think that people should be allowed to take out some anger on fools like they are without killing them, if we have to support them for the rest of their life.
                      Let the police be there. I’m sure that they feel the same way as we all do.

                    • Brandy

                      no wear it saying i starved my baby cause i much rather drank and smoked pot

                    • Turtle Besecker

                      I’M WITH BRANDY ON THAT NOTE…….

                    • Gloria Barley

                      Actually it did if you knew how to read… Re-read what was posted

                  • http://rainbownailsforfun.blogspot.com/ Kellie

                    Walmart is too cushy for them.

                    • Theresa Roberts Wilks

                      Prison is too cushy for them Three meals a day, a roof over their head, heat in the winter, AC in the summer, no significant work to do. Remember that cartoon with the 2 emaciated guys hanging from shackles on the dungeon wall? Now that’s what they deserve.

                • Tiffany Qualin

                  Deployment to the Middle East? With no pay, I like your thinking Pete.

                  • http://rainbownailsforfun.blogspot.com/ Kellie

                    Now you’re talking. Deployment plus one meal a day that consists of bread and water. If that won’t work then just send them to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his pink prison in Maricopa County, Arizona.

                    • Eric

                      Dont feed them anything!

                  • bburg70

                    Deployment to a war zone ? You want your brother’s / cousin’s “back” covered by one of these cowards ??

                    • Out_2_Lunch

                      back??…. NOPE… put them in FRONT

                    • rachel

                      Bring all of our soldiers home and replace them with the (lifers) in prison; replenish them as needed.

                    • Elsa Blue

                      Well said!!!

                • kaththee

                  I think hard labor wouldn’t do them any harm. It would be good for them.

                • Chrissy

                  And give them barely enough food to live!

                • Brison Brazil

                  Should also make them wear diapers that they can only change at the end of the day, while people that walk buy get to throw rotten tomatoes at them.

                  • Darlene Williams

                    Diapers changed once a week and no way to take them off in between changes. Let them where their own shit

                • Darlene Williams

                  I don’t know about the prisons in Texas but some prisons only give you the bare necessities to get by and you have to buy whatever else you need with you own money. You can earn money in prison but they only pay you about 9 cents an hour. That’s the way it should be. You don’t get coffee or tea for free. You don’t get any kind of snacks. I think that prisoners should only get beans and rice, because that is the cheapest way for tax payers money to pay for their food.

                • Eric

                  No…..that would be too easy on them. Have them bust rocks 24 hours a day with no stopping for ANYTHING!!

              • Stephie Silva-King

                Yeah they will be taken very good care of than this child was in prison. Sad! Poor baby!

              • Sharon Bellows-Loder

                agree…this is too sickening to talk about…put them in a cell and forget them ….im sure we could find something productive to do like get our oil changed…i would love to see them get treated the same way…make them starve to death!

                • Metha Christopher

                  I BELIEVE IF WE START KILLING THE KILLERS LIKE THEY KILLED THE VICTIMS…THEY WOULDNT BE KILLING PEOPLE AS MUCH

                  • Heather Driggars

                    That’s a horrible idea because you also become a killer.

                    • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                      its a great idea . There are consequences to actions. people need to learn that. Once you take away anothers rights then you forfeit your own. Every one is so coddled and soft now. If you let are willing to let your damn baby die then why should anyone care if they die themselves. Peopel like that are simply a drain on society. no one should be forced to pay for them to live.

                    • MidgardMortal

                      Wow, I am glad that we don’t live in YOUR universe. If you are an example of strength and sanity, then our world is just plain screwed. And you think you are one of the good guys?

                    • ManlyMiketheCOWARD byLOOKS

                      Wow. I am glad that we don’t live in YOUR universe.You have no idea of self accountability. And not i just think you are naive.

                    • rebekah leathers

                      capitol punishment. punishing a murderer. it doesn’t make the state or the executioner a killer, it just makes them the one to carry out the well deserved punishment.

                    • MidgardMortal

                      Well that is a load of bullshit.

                    • WYATTSMOMMA35

                      no that my dear is called the death penalty and GOD!!! Do unto to others as you would have them do unto you!!! and an eye for an eye!!!

                    • MidgardMortal

                      Well, most of these people don’t seem to understand that Heather. But they do seem to think that they are, oh so, superior.

                  • TEB

                    but if you kill the killers than you are a killer too

                  • MidgardMortal

                    It wouldn’t work. And what about YOUR soul? Or maybe you don’t think you have one?

                  • Andrea Isabel Chacon

                    wow. an “eye for an eye”??, you are SOOO innovative, really truly not at all barbaric or hypocritical, yeah, stoop down to their level, be the SAME as them. good idea. I’m sure no one before you, or any society has ever thought of that before, and I’m sure if they did, it worked really well for them… =.= SMH

              • Heather Marsh

                I don’t think they will survive in prison long….

                • Dawn

                  I hope they do.. I hope they live in fear for the rest of their miserable sorry ass lives.

                • Tina Thomas

                  Not if put in GP…

                • Michaela Daniels

                  i am mixed. on one hand, i hope they live a LONG LIFE in prison, have to worry about getting beaten in general population every day, have to worry about bending over to pick up the soap, and spending all day in a cell not much bigger than my bathroom closet – and that can be their life every single day. then on the other hand, i want to turn them loose in general population and make sure it is widely know they abused children, worse, a NEWBORN, and let ‘prison justice’ take care of the rest!

                  • shylow

                    I love that idea, but sadly u have a choice of going into gp or pc n because of what these people did the guards will put them into pc without a question.. these are sick kids n personally I would love to see them go into gp for one day.. if it gets wind on either side m/f of what they did..and it will..they will not survive and if they do they will be on life support the inmates do not take kindly to people who harm children

                  • WYATTSMOMMA35

                    unfortunately they will never see gen pop they will be put into protective custody like my evil sadistic psycho ex husband was after he took a high powered competition paint ball gun put it point blank against our son’s hand and pulled the trigger and then did it again on his bare foot!!!! Bruised his hand through and through, fractured the metacarpals (bones) in his foot and his excuse for doing it???? To teach our son a lesson!!!! for discipline!!! To teach a four year old defenseless little boy that you don’t touch what is not yours and you don’t get up in the middle of the night and get into things (food)!!!!! He was starving our son on his weekends (We were divorced at the time this all took place) not giving him anything to eat making him sleep on the floor with handcuffs around one ankle and the other to the couch with nothing but a thin blanket and a small flat pillow!!!! He threatened our son that if he ever told he would kill him!!!! My son was terrified to say anything I did not know it was happening until the paint ball incident!!! My son came home and was saying mommy my foot hurts bad and my hand does too, thinking ok let me take a look right, I about had a heart attack!!! I asked my son what happened and all he would do was look at the floor and turned white with fear!! I cried and took him in my arms and asked him again what happened that I would not allow anyone to hurt him ever again!! He finally after I kept bugging him about it told me what happened, and, that it was not the first time his dad had done this!!! That he had “shot” him before in the back, arms, legs, stomach, and chest!!! I knew my ex liked to go paintballing but I was not aware he was taking our son to go with him and at night with his military infatuated psycho buddies!!! he would take our son as I was told and go out and make our son be the “pray” and they would shot him!!!! HE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD!!!!! WTF he was thinking is beyond me and further more when the judge told him that he and his 17yr old son go paintballing so he knows how bad it hurts from 50 to a 100yds away and they are grown he can only imagine what it felt like to a four year old little boy point blank barrel to skin what were you thinking and why!!! My ex said it was for discipline sir he needs to know what he can touch and what he can’t he got onto my computer while I was asleep and erased some of my files and then got into the food when he was not supposed to be up and out of bed I have to teach him somehow so that is what I did!!! The judge looked like he wanted to come up off that bench and wring his neck him self, I wish he would have because as soon as my ex got to prison they put him into protective custody because his crime was against a child and that is were he spent his sentence!!!!

                    • Kath

                      OMG thats terrible. What a sad excuse for a father and thank goodness u were on to it so fast before it escalated into something far worse. I hope he got a decent sentence. Dont worry about him serving time in protective custody, its not so rosy in there anyway. He would have to associate with pedophiles, rapists and child killers and I am sure he would hate that if there is any sense of decency in him. Furthermore, he has probably ensured that he will never spend any time with his child again so in some ways, he does get a life sentence. Nothing short of what he deserves either. Fortunately, your beautiful boy had you looking out for him and he is safe now :-)

              • Jimmy James

                You would be surprised with jailhouse justice. I doubt either one of these sick individuals will make it too long in prison.

                • Michaela Daniels

                  sad thing is, they will be classified as ‘high risk’ or they will make a lame attempt to kill themselves and be placed in a special ward and kept out of GP – when GP is exactly where all of these degenerates should be!

              • Kris Barrantes

                The majority of criminals look down on those who abuse children in any way. I am sure their stay will not be pleasant and it is possible that their life will be short lived.

              • Gary Shipley

                what about all the food stamps these degenerate fucks received and any other welfare program handouts. our government raises these lazy people

              • Suzanne Chandler

                Toni, please read my post in reply to Tony a little further down. It will explain who is paying.

              • Chuck McLeod

                I think the inmate population won’t allow them to live out a quarter of that sentence

                • Crystal E. Vallance

                  One can only hope

              • Dottie Sorrels Spiares

                Toni, When the inmates find out why they are there, we won’t have to worry about someone spending thousands on them. The prisoners will take care of that matter.

                • Donna Fisher

                  No they wont because the Correctional Officers have to protect even POS like these. Maybe at a male unit but not a female unit.

              • JackPoint

                It’s part of our social contract. They are horrible people. But they ARE people, and we take care of people in our society. I think 60 years in “anal rape and hope you like hepatitis” prison is good enough, especially considering that they won’t be reproducing while inside. And these people are also about as bad as child molesters in there. I doubt they will last 60 years.

              • Ruth Ann Malloy

                they don’t deserve any of that, just lock them in a cell and forget to feed them. the problem will be dealt with in a couple weeks when their worthless bodies shut down and they die, then throw them in an unmarked grave someplace. they don’t deserve anything else!!!

              • Alexis

                im cool with my tax dollars keeping them in prison.

              • Jon Farmer

                So…. What do you surest as an alternative?

              • lafarqu

                They deserve everything they get, but where do you get this “very good medical care” in prison? You don’t. Ask someone who’s been there and stop believing people who have never been. I hope they rot though!

              • TJ Hooker

                Torture is not Moral. Execute them swiftly if you will. But to crave torture makes you nearly as bad as them.

              • Brittney Burrow

                The death penalty costs more. Look it up.

              • Aaron Dominic

                I rather pay .000045 cents in taxes for those two to rot in hell, than allow them to be free, or sentenced to the death penalty. That is to easy. That is a fraction of my tax dollars well spent.

              • jussayin

                they wont live that long. people get killed in prisons all the time but you never hear about it. especially in cases of child abuse or rape, inmates that have nothing to lose will not hesitate..

              • MidgardMortal

                They are sick, perhaps even evil and they need to be locked up away from others because of that. But for you to put a dollar sign on their lives, lives that you did not create and you do not understand, is sick as well. And you think that YOU have morals? Take a slow, long, look in the mirror.

              • http://rainbownailsforfun.blogspot.com/ Kellie

                I dunno how good their medical will be….I mean it will be Obamacare.

              • Jeremy Delong

                they sure as hell will get fed and good health care and you know they EXPECT AND DEMAND it but didnt care about that before and there are so many homeless and elderly people who would love to have shelter food and meds for free

              • ian

                good people makes mistakes i dont condone what has happend but dont forget to stay balanced you can’t paint every inmate with the same brush, – an eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind – Ghandi

              • Vallontina

                No need to feed them – that’ll cut down on the cost. Also, only give them the same medical care they gave that poor baby before he was rescued.

              • Blake Howard

                very good medical care? lol, their care is horrible. You are lucky to get full doses of prescribed medications they are supposed to take, mattresses are plastic and most prisons do not even offer a pillow. That high cost of each prisoner is a total myth and all that money goes into the pockets of the wardens and people that work at the prisons. That being said, they deserve what they got.

            • Laurie Bergeron Duplantis

              Too good for them because they are getting fed on a regular basis there! Let them know what that baby felt!

              • Persephone Hallows

                They will not be eating much in jail, I promise! Other inmates will steal their food and beat them until they die. There are levels of acceptance in prison, and sexually abusing or starving a child are at the bottom of the pile.

                • Laurie Bergeron Duplantis

                  One can always hope that would be the case but I’d rather not take that chance! Starve them like that starved that precious baby and lets see how long they last then!

            • Ashley

              they don’t deserve the three meals a day they’d get in prison.

            • Christopher Adams

              They won’t last in prison — The inmates even won’t touch this.

            • Lorin Chane Partain

              yep, just let the other inmates know what they are in for.

            • chefnettie

              yeah…people in prison aint gonna like them two. they will pay for this.

            • Catherine Anderson

              No, they won’t die soon enough. They will be fed and will eat, something they denied their child. They should be put in lock down and starved to death!

            • me

              Still not long enough for something that horrific

            • Ruth Baker

              pfff they wont serve that 60 years, they will be out on parole in 20 or less.

            • crystal

              chance is they get there and get shanked once inmates hear about it

            • shiftdnb

              I’m hoping what I’ve heard happens in prison to people that hurt kids is actually true.

            • Sandra Lou Carr

              One can only hope the “prison justice” system works for these two.

            • Dingus

              prison…that’s the place where people like that do a lot of suffering. And rightly so.

            • Witchy Currier

              Why should we as tax payers pay for them to eat, and be housed,,, They deserve to be hung

            • Debbie Bollinger-Klauzer

              Let’s hope it’s sooner and not later.Worthless POS.

            • d12d

              I hope so, we shouldn’t have to feed and house them.

            • Snap N McGarrett

              They’ll be out in 6.

          • John Leite

            hopefully they will do every last day of that 60 year sentence that will put them in their 80′s when they come out

          • dfghdfgh

            They are what, 21/22 now? I don’t think they are going to be making any babies when they get out of prison in their 80′s

          • Gary Shipley

            they wont be having babies in jail dont worry. the dude might get an anal injection of baby gravy daily but i doubt he will reproduce

            • Michaela Daniels

              oh you know that! He’ll be crying out “hey! am i not entitled to LUBE? what do you mean Obamacare doesn’t cover it??

          • Cheryle van Gelder

            They got 60 years in prison, I doubt that when they are released they will still be able to reproduce.

          • Cheryle van Gelder

            They got 60 years in prison, I doubt that when they are released they will still be able to reproduce.

          • big matt

            prison for 60 years dont think they will be reproducing

            • Michaela Daniels

              even if they only serve half of it (likely), they will be in their 50′s and too old to procreate…i hope – at least she will be

            • Master255

              If any of you know the legal system you do know that most and probably these will get about 30 with good behavior and parole. The sentence was not 60 years without parole so I’m pretty sure they’ll be out before that time. Sadly they will eventually be let out into the population again. Regardless lets just hope they hate their time in prison and both of them uses their medical access (if even allowed which is probably not) to get her tubes tied and for him a vasectomy. They shouldn’t have had the child to begin with since they obviously weren’t ready to be responsible in the first place.

          • Mama<3syou

            well they’ll be 81 when they are released doubt they will be able to produce then

          • Gail M

            I don’t think making them sterile will really do any good. They were sentenced to 60 years, I think their reproductive days will be gone by the time they get out.

          • Laurie Flockton

            you got it!!!

        • Jimmy James

          You would be surprised with jailhouse justice. I doubt either one of these sick individuals will make it too long in prison.

        • J Rene Cloud

          But to think that for 60 years we will house, cloth and FEED them 3 x a day.

        • TJ Hooker

          Cruelty should never be tolerated. Just spend 5 cents on a bullet and send them to God to deal with them.

        • Timothy John Garrett Jr

          they got sixty years but probation they will be out in 10 i bet.

        • Alex

          Of course the top comments are fantasies of maiming and killing the accused…

          What a lovely bunch of folks you all are.

        • Raeann Howard

          Im with you on this one , 2months 2months wit out feeding that poor lil boy … I cant belive it , WTF !!!! That lil boy would have died if them teens didt tell someone what they have seen … How didt the teens family know what was going on?didn’t they knw they had a baby???? There is just no words for this and how I feel…GOD was with that lil boy and I thank him for looking over him …he is going to do something great with his life …

      • Freeman1776

        Another vindictive poster, you must be one of those who is ok with execution but not ok with abortion. Both are killing of human lives, and you protect one but your vengeance drives you to KILL another. You need to share the cell with these two people for the next 60 years.

        • Suzie Que

          Freeman, execution is the consequence of a horrible crime…abortion is the killing of an innocent child because the mother was either too stupid to say no or too lazy to use birth control…for you to try and say the two are related is quite ridiculous….

          • CL Micheal

            The picture looks alterned

            • Rose Marie Hall Spradling

              This picture was also used as the cover photo on a story published either last week or earlier this week about a little girl that was eating her dried skin because she was hungry.. Also in that story, a grave of another child was found in the yard. The pictures that are under this story’s heading are of the baby boy ..I think

          • Beverley Davis

            criminals always want to say they are no different than infants. Serial killers often times don’t believe in the human soul….

          • Billy W

            How do you equate the killing of an unborn child to the killing of these evil people?? Freeman you need to examine yourself and your thoughts because they are disjointed at best.

            • MARY BONK

              She is right, you can’t be pro-life and pro-death penalty. Murder is still murder- even if it’s justified.

              • Conservativesniper

                One is punishment for a conscious act. The other is usually done for convenience.

                • Michaela Daniels

                  still murder. abortion is a conscious act. you PLAN to kill your child for your convenience

              • CT

                Pro Life and executing someone for a crime are completely different! If someone commits a crime they should be punished! Pro Life is about an unborn baby that has done nothing!!

                • Queena Knox

                  It isn’t even about punishing the low life animals! It’s about preventing them from committing another horrible crime! Prison 60 years and out at 80…won’t hurt another child? Never heard of 80 year old child molesters and abusers? Alive = able to commit a crime! The only way to be sure they never harm again is to put them to death! That isn’t punishment! It’s prevention! A woman KILLING her unborn child because she doesn’t want it makes her AND her doctor equal to these two! Had this child died they would be no more guilty of actually killing a baby than the woman who aborts. They didn’t want him. He was inconvenient. The difference that appalls people is that this is a baby that you can see. But when pics are posted of aborted babies everyone (pro choice) gets all offended because it’s inappropriate!

                  • Steph

                    Very good. And the only difference is in fact THIS baby LIVED! So….. I’m trying to figure out too why the punishment ought be any different because they really seemed as though they didn’t care if he did or not. If he died, there’d be “murder” attached to their sentence and they’d probably get out earlier (if they managed to live their sentence). So I agree w/ you.

                  • David

                    Wouldn’t it have been better if these two POS had been aborted?

                    • Queena Knox

                      You are “seriously” tempting me to agree! But I can’t do it. We are all innocent at birth. So were they. Every baby deserves a chance to be loved and cared for. These two obviously never had that. Hopefully this baby now can. We can’t predict evil. Just as we can’t predict genius or compassion. I often wonder if the person who would have permanently ended the suffering of cancer has been aborted.

          • Carolyn Bryant Schaub

            Dead is dead.

          • Ladyjames123

            I have 3 out of 4 children that precautions were used for. Yaz, Depo shot, and condoms can all fail. Of course I kept them but still. That’s a bit to absolute on the lazy or stupid part…And before you say I was too stupid to use them right, turns out that I just metabolize meds too fast. up to and including epidurals and anesthesia. I blame the condom part on my husband :)

            • Yourownfault

              no one cares about your “exception to the rule” In general people are not responsible like the parents of this poor kid. Most people are not being smart with sex, and cause crap like this to happen.

              • Ladyjames123

                You have a penis. Your birth control input is invalid.

                • Yourownfault

                  That’s logical if you are a lesbian, but last time i checked it takes two to make a kid. And with women like you thinking that way, it gives more outs for dead beat dads to run off

                  • Ladyjames123

                    That is my entire point! A woman can be lazy or stupid when it comes to birth control but the fella has to take responsibility just as much.

                    • missmyelk

                      not really! The power of the pudding is in the woman, consensual sex does not happen without the woman saying so. I love how we all sit back and say oh the man the man the man….well if women weren’t saying YES they would have no issues with getting pregnant. Guy are guys we have always been promiscuous. You don’t want to be pregnant don’t have sex. That’s up to the woman, a man will mattress wrestle with anything that is woman….it’s up to the woman.

                    • Conservativesniper

                      And when the female agrees to consensual sex, THAT is when she makes her ‘choice’, not after she gets knocked up.

                    • wendy26

                      it takes 2 people 2 agree dumbass!!!!!!!

                    • Conservativesniper

                      I know you are remarkably stupid, ie a true dumbass. Look up the meaning of the word consensual, idiot. You should also look up the word agrees. What are you about 10 years old?

                    • Renee Burkhart

                      But their are also the men that lie to women to get what they want. For instant the first guy i ever did it with(also first to ever show any interest in me) told me “I can’t have kids.” and got me to agree with it. And what a surprise i got pregno. And another shocking surprise he’s not in her life at all!

                    • Cynthia Bosshart

                      Wow, lets just put you in a cage and cut your nuts off cause that is the only way to prevent a wild animal such as yourself from procreating.

                    • SeriouslyGuyz

                      The name wendy26 doesn’t bring nuts to mind. Unless his parents hated him.

                    • wendy26

                      You are dumbbbbbbbbbbb!!!!!!! That is like saying we asked 2 be born so we can breed……lol….and i think you are a IDIOT 2 STICK up FOR MEN WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE AS MUCH SENSE AS THE REST OF THE HUMAN RACE….hmmmmmm sorry…lmao ….you probably have a penis so that must be why you think the idioticness
                      you speak of is okay but lets not forget it takes a sperm donor 2 knock us foolish women up ….we all know what sex can lead 2 and after all if you did not have sperm 2 shoot us up with we would not become impregnated….it takes 2 to make a baby you pompous loser

                    • Conservativesniper

                      You calling someone stupid is hilariously ironic.

                    • Pat Webb

                      what about RAPE.. Most usually done by a man! TO A WOMAN! and many a baby were born due to rape!

                    • Back2Thekitchen

                      Or you could just “mattress wrestle” with a man. Just saying.

                • Papi

                  Until women can create artificial semen, they will need said penis, even if indirectly.

                  • Steph

                    Yes and I am a female. I HATE today’s man bashing garbage. Men are just as important as women! I believe that we have to fight to preserve what’s left of manhood.
                    I’m tired of watching women berate their husbands, boyfriends and fathers and they EXPECT to have nothing but POSITIVE feedback? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! The golden rule works WONDERS when used in the family too.
                    I RESPECT my husband like CRAZY. And NEVER, EVER tell him off. And I’d ESPECIALLY wouldn’t ever tell him off IN PUBLIC! Funny how it’s accepted for women to do that today yet the man is supposed to “cow down” say NOTHING!
                    So if THIS is not abuse just as it was when it was the opposite way around, then womens lib has turned into the very monster it was attempting to eliminate! A man is more than just a “semen provider”. Just as women are more than an “incubator”.

                • Conservativesniper

                  Wrong, if you sincerely believe that then women should be treated as in the Middle East. You don’t get it both ways, tramp.

                • http://fullsurvivalmode.com/ Michael Taylor

                  Then you get no child support from the father, if that’s the case.

              • jon

                you say in general people…are like the parents of this kid…are you crazy??? this is a rare case, mr….i dont know where youre from, but i dont wanna go there….

                • Yourownfault

                  Im sorry Jon, you read that wrong. I am comparing the irresponsibility of conception, not ignoring the kid. Most parents of unwanted children had unprotected sex and did not care about the consequences.

                  • Ladyjames123

                    There is also a huge difference between unplanned and unwanted.

                    • missmyelk

                      you’re right and the simple answer if you don’t want a baby don’t have sex….

                    • Steph

                      HELLO! The words of wisdom for today. Anyone ever heard of ABSTINANCE actually being a BAD thing???? Sure sex is FUN but it’s got more purpose and meaning than just FUN! It’s not just an alternative to SIX FLAGS for the day. It’s a COMMITMENT! Lol, boy am I gonna hear about this one :-) ) Does anyone remember when it was something SACRED that only marrieds were supposed to do? I do! It was better then too!
                      Isn’t it strange too that there’s WAY MORE divorce today than there was then? Hmmmmm wonder if there’s a correllation? DUH! Congratulations for nailing it missmyelk!

                    • Mac37

                      Yeah, because telling teens and young adults not to have sex totally works, that’s why the US has the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the developed world.

                      (Please understand that this is sarcasm)

                    • Mac37

                      Yeah, because telling teens and young adults not to have sex totally works, that’s why the US has the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the developed world.

                      (Please understand that this is sarcasm)

                    • Master255

                      Wrong we have gotten worse since we stopped treating it as a stigma and started telling young adults to wear condoms and protection. The rise in single mother homes has been exponential because we stopped teaching abstinance in the home and yes this should be taught in the home as schools have no clue how to really deal with children on that level and good parents do. The rate grew because we stopped stigmatizing the issue and encouraged them through the use of our “sex education”. Tell a kid to at least use a condom and they go out and make a few babies. ” But I thought you told him to protect himself and herself? Duh I guess that meant they didn’t care in the first place.” There was a time when women actually held out for a good man. Now a good man has to get lucky just to find someone not completely destroyed by someone else. Women were much smarter and practical then it seems.

                    • chewinmule

                      Unplanned? Here, poopsie, sit down and and let the ol’ chief draw you a diagram and show you just how the actual event you term unplanned starts out as a ‘plan”!

              • Steph

                Most of human nature is not “smart” when it comes to sex. Been a problem thousands of years now. That’s why most of us are here ;-)

                • Yourownfault

                  there are lots of things that human nature does not do smartly, does not being we should not socially evolve past it. Slavery, rape, women’s and civil rights, stealing, murder, lazy, greed, etc… never excuse it.

              • Trudy Kretschmer

                Actually I am quite interested in her “exception to the rule”. Speak for yourself. Additionally, if anti-abortion people are so concerned with the suffering of an unborn fetus, why do they oppose RU486 drug which simply makes the uterus detach the embryo? OR the “morning after” pill which simply makes the unterus unable to have a fertilized egg attach? (About 4 cells). I would think that would be the solution to avoid suffering for all parties concerned.

            • DLinz

              Newsflash: Try not having unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse in the middle of your menstrual cycle. You can read a calendar can’t you?

              • Jazz Gibbs

                Not all women know exactly how thier menstral cycle work. And by the way its not quite the middle of your cycle you become fertile its about 3-4 days prior but that’s different with every woman.

              • Kelli

                WTF does a menstrual cycle have to do with getting pregnant? OH wait your one of those that believe that is the ONLY time a woman can get pregnant! LMFAO. . . I was no where NEAR mine nor in the middle of mine when I got pregnant BOTH TIMES…. (Same father not that it’s anyones business!) Were my children planned? Yes and no! I wanted to start my family at 25. Instead I was DONE at 25! I had my daughter, then my son, and then I chose to have my tubes, cut, tied, and burnt! I’ve been raising my children for the last 12 years BY MYSELF! but even though they came earlier than I had planned I have a Very beautiful 16 year old daughter and a handsome 13 year old son! even if their dad is a dick with ears!

                • Megan Hall

                  are you retarded? wait you are, I can tell by your comment… Once you get your period for the first time you’re always on your menstrual cycle when you MENSTRUATE (your period in case you’re to simple to understand) its the beginning of you new menstrual cycle. It makes sense that you didn’t get pregnant when you were on your period because that’s the least likely time to get pregnant. You’re most likely to get pregnant when you ovulate which for me is about 14 days into my menstrual cycle. Do research, I hope you aren’t teaching your daughter such ignorance.

              • Cynthia Bosshart

                How about we remove the appendage that causes a woman to have to choose, I would be happy to take care of your offending part!

              • purplediamond

                Dlinz, apparently you don’t realize many women are not regular & can not follow the calendar & MANY get pregnant when the calendar said it was safe.

            • valmc

              just because birth control doesn’t work sometimes, isn’t an excuse to commit murder.

              • Vinita Thonen

                Adoption is an answer if you do not want a child. A lot of people do, but can’t.

              • Steph

                I dooooon’t think that her comment advocated murder. Nobody was “murdered” in this news flash. There’s never an “excuse” to commit “murder”.

            • Steph

              Lol, ooooopsy ;-)

          • Derek Miller

            its at the very least related because they both die they are both human ect. The degree to which you try to separate the two is understandable but is on the verge of to much a lack of universality in your principles Its all based on your concepts of reciprocity due to a lack of empathy of an individual which doesnt make sense thus only defending yourself using deadly force would make sense.

            • valmc

              murder = evil…. small baby = innocent.

          • Meran

            Whoah, wait, did you just say “too lazy to use birth control?” You mean, like this couple who nearly murdered their own child? Or did you somehow miss the people who are raped. Please don’t open your mouth unless there’s something intelligent coming out.

            • Papi

              Like Yourownfault said, “Most parents of unwanted children had unprotected sex and did not care about the consequences.” I think this set qualifies for that and I don’t see anything stating that the mother was raped and kept this child in

            • Insidious

              You should take your own advise there slugger.

            • valmc

              no need for a child to be growing, rape victims can make sure pregnancy doesn’t happen almost immediately. In fact, as soon as they can get to a dr. or hospital. That doesn’t hold water any longer. as for medical conditions… those are different and have to be looked at with a dr.

              And unless you have been raped, who are you to open your mouth. I have been. No need to take it out on the child, the child didn’t cause the rape, nor should the child be punished for it. Either take that morning after pill, and stay in touch with your dr. or stfu.

              • Angus

                Uh, no it’s not the child’s fault, but it’s not the woman’s fault either, and if she doesn’t want to carry the pregnancy to term that’s NOBODY ELSE’S BUSINESS. Why should she live with the reminder of the terrible thing that happened to her every day for nine months. As for the morning after pill, some women are too traumatised to do anything about it straight away. Stop being so judgemental.

                • Megan Barron

                  Some women can’t afford it either…I bought one of those sets of pills once…it cost me $75!!! That’s a full tank of gas to get to work, or a water or phone bill! I feel bad for women who get pregnant from being raped…those men don’t care about what they are putting the woman through at the moment of int he long run. Fucking sick.

                  • Kristen

                    Haha thats funny. You say what if they can’t afford it? Abortions costs money a whole lot of money as a matter of fact. Its not the childs fault and NO its not the womans fault either. BUT how can a woman kill her own flesh her blood? If your so worried about a full tank of gas or bills have protected sex dont just worry about it the next day wayyyy cheaper. How can you destroy a precious life, that baby was never asked to be brought into this world so why so a woman have a say when she should end it? Might be her body as some say but that baby is its own person thats that babys own body. Scientifically proven a baby is a human at conception. So argue with that. SMH! Which means who does have abortions are murders as well.

                    • Hoot

                      NO, it is NOT “scientifically proven” that a baby us human at conception. Do some REAL research and not picking which “science” you want to believe.

            • Suzie Que

              Meran….grow a brain….good grief….

            • Dan

              Not to be “That Guy” But the chances of becoming pregnant after being raped – Although possible , are slim. The human body has crazy ways of adapting. But i understand your argument.

          • sh

            Not all woman that have an abortion do it for the reasons you listed. Some have been raped or worse and choose to abort it.

            • Kelli

              There is something worse than rape, that causes a woman to get pregnant?? Do tell!

          • Ashly Daugherty

            So the only reason why people have abortions are because they’re either lazy or stupid? What about rape? what about a medical problem that needs to be taken care of and can’t be treated while pregnant? I:E Cancer? I use to think the same way, but it’s not black and white! Yes it’s a innocent child, but I rather someone like this to have an abortion early on then a child being tortured, neglected, abused all the horrible thing people do who do not care for their children one frickin bit!

            • Kerri Lindsey

              The sad thing is, that these people never had to leave the hospital with this angel baby. People are sick.

            • John L

              Ashley, the exceptions you mentioned, which are the same ones ALWAYS brought up in liberal talking points about abortion, account for less than 1% of the million abortions taking place every year in the USA.

            • missmyelk

              I would rather people take responsibility for their own actions and not have sex if they’re not willing to be parents. Then if they do make the choice to have sex and end up pregnant there are plenty of people adopting babies. No need to murder unless like you said Rape and medical reasons.

              • Jazz Gibbs

                You can go on about people not having sex as much as you want. But it won’t stop them so come up with something new and more intelligent to say please. After all your wearing yours out very quickly. Besides in the right circumstances sex is a beautiful thing. People shouldn’t have to give up physical love,to make shrewd people like you (who clearly aren’t getting enough and therefore is upset by anyone who might be) happy.

                • valmc

                  why do we all have to come up with something new because people refuse to be responsible for their personal choices? I don’t think so. You wanna spread your legs or whip out your penis, then stand up and take full responsibility for those actions, don’t commit murder or child abuse, or both.

                  • Cynthia Bosshart

                    I is human nature to desire SEX, that being said no human wants to become a parent every time they have sex. But the you are perfect right? Get off your high horse and join the human race!

                    • Suzie Que

                      If you don’t want to become a parent then use any one of thousands of birth control on the market…it’s not rocket science….it’s quite easy actually if you have a brain….

                    • Linda

                      It’s also human nature to lie, cheat, and steal, and eat until you are fat. Sin is human nature. That does not make it okay. If you have no intention of becoming a parent you need to use birth control or not engage in sex. It’s not hard at all. Men and women both.

                  • Jazz Gibbs

                    Ok did I say its ok to commit murder or child abuse? No, No I did not. I do not condone any such behavior. I merely said that telling people not to have sex will not stop them. As the person I replied to has made the same comment (more or less) more then once. I do believe that at least 65% of the world has rights to your own opinion and freedom to speak it for women. I am merely voicing mine. As that is not a crime and this is the internet not an interrogation room you can just shut the F**K up and I’d appreciate you not accusing me of saying something that I did not. Yes people should take responsibility for their choices and actions, but unfortunately that doesn’t happen as we are a society who these days do not mature until late 20′s or early 30′s most of the time. We may be adults by the time we are 18 but that’s just our ages not our maturity level.

                • Vinita Thonen

                  How about sterilization if you are determined not to have children?

                  • Jazz Gibbs

                    Did you when you put that comment up consider the repercussions of it? People may not want kids right now, that doesn’t mean they don’t want them period. And some men/women who think they don’t want them at all later find they do. If they get sterilized where is their chance of that later? Exactly they do not have one. You can be as determined as you like, but you never know what you might decide better to keep your options open then to end them completely. I mean yes there is adoption or surrogacy but who’s to say that child you adopt is any better off then if it was your own? Some people shouldn’t have children, those same people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt. That doesn’t mean every person/couple that ends up accidentally pregnant is going to beat up their child or murder it. Jeez give people a chance lets not become a society that can’t let women and men make their own choices (YET AGAIN). Thats taking a step backward and it seems stupid.

                  • Jazz Gibbs

                    That is Irreversible however, and people may easily change their minds on whether or not they want kids later. If they get sterilized in their 20′s because they don’t want children then and think that they won’t ever want them they can change their minds later on in life so how then are they supposed to have the baby they now want? They will regret the decision to get sterilized. Not everyone will change their minds but at least half will.

                  • Jazz Gibbs

                    That is extreme and irreversible, It would be ok for people who are absolutely sure they’ll never want kids. But half the people who don’t want them change their minds later in life so it’s not the best option.

              • valmc

                rape can be dealt with the same day it happens, no need for the child to even start growing.

                • Mac37

                  You know that that is not true in every case.

            • valmc

              medical situations are an entirely different conversation… good grief. This statement right here is what makes you all look like idiots.

            • Conservativesniper

              The newborn can be adopted. Aborting a human life for the sake of convenience is inexcusable.

            • Kelli

              There are many women with Cancer, that do have cancer treatments while pregnant! there are alternative treatments for pregnant cancer patients..

          • CrystaLeupold

            You know there are many other reasons for a woman to abort a pregnancy.

          • Jacqueline Stewart

            Killing, is killing, period… It is ridiculous to say that it isn’t… whether it is legal, through execution, legal, through abortion, or illegal, via anything else, it is still killing/murder…. The only time it is not murder, in my book, is when a death is caused without intention. In other words, I think manslaughter, is ridiculous, since an accident is an accident…

            • Linda

              Killing a criminal is justifiable homicide. Killing a baby is totally different. Babies have human rights. Serious criminals do not, as they have taken away the human rights of others. Let something horrific happen to your family and see how long you stand by this “the death penalty is murder” crap.

          • Kathleen Bohr

            Suzie, you are the really stupid person in this equation. You couldn’t possibly have summed up why people need to mind their own business better than you did. The only reasons women need abortions (according to your sheer brilliance ) is because they were too stupid to say no or too lazy for birth control? Please, go take a good long hard look at yourself and you will see the problem.

          • MARY BONK

            Actually, you can’t be pro-life and be for the death penalty. It’s not possible, logically. I am 100% pro-life, that means no abortion, no death penalty, and no assisted suicide or mercy killings. THAT is pro-life.

          • Cynthia Bosshart

            Last time I checked it takes a man and a woman to produce a child. Why is it there is so much being done to allow the birth of children into our society and yet once they are here the very people that insist on birth over abortion refuse to care for them? Suzie maybe you should walk a mile in another’s shoes before throwing stones.

            • Suzie Que

              Cynthia….I haven’t had a perfect life but when it comes to sex and birth control it wasn’t difficult at all….I knew what was required and what wasn’t….as I said before, it’s not rocket science and to promote abortion is just promoting ignorance in woman…I think women should be more intelligent than that….either don’t have sex…or use birth control…if you get pregnant either keep the child and be a responsible parent or give the baby up for adoption…no excuses or blame.

          • Amanda

            I agree with you that there’s no comparison between the death penalty and abortion but keep in mind, you shouldn’t judge people just because they get an abortion either. I definitely don’t approve of it as a ‘cure all’ method for stupid decisions, but sometimes it’s necessary for the health of the mother to abort the child. That’s the only time I think it’s even remotely acceptable.

          • Marilyn Fenner

            Hello Susie it takes two to make a baby remember or are you that stupid that you think you can do it yourself. And because of you pro-fetus people and closing the clinics birth control is getting harder to get.

            • Suzie Que

              Marilyn you calling me stupid is quite the oxymoron based on your post.

          • Kyara

            Ummm, the father is at fault, too!!! She can’t get pregnant without a guy!!!

          • Lorin Chane Partain

            The obvious is often lost on some.

          • Krunkus

            Abortion isn’t killing an innocent child, it isn’t inhumane, it isn’t murder. It’s simply saving a child from a hard life. If a parent doesn’t think they can look after their child sufficiently why should they go through with it? In some cases you’re subjecting the child to this kind of treatment, neglect and starvation, the baby could have dodged that had it not been alive. The baby doesn’t know it’s been aborted so how is it even a problem?

            • Suzie Que

              Krunkus by your standards we should just take anyone having a hard life out back and shoot them. You need to watch an abortion video.

          • Trudy Kretschmer

            Actually some birth control methods do fail at times. Also some women WANT their baby but the husband says “No MORE!” and she is afraid of the husband. Sometimes there are medical issues such that if the pregnancy were to continue, the mother would likely die. That might be important to you, but it would certainly be important to her children at home who don’t want to lose their mommy.

        • DanInAustin

          One is the killing of an innocent life, the other is the killing of a vicious killer. There is a difference.

          • MARY BONK

            Murder is murder. The ends do not justify the means.

        • Beverley Davis

          damn straight I am vindictive too. And no one is killing these monsters….just locking them up. And yeah I support capital punishment. A baby harms no one. I just can’t believe liberals see no difference between somone innocent and pure and a walking talking two legged predator who kills other people. If you make a concious effort to kill someone whose only crime is they are a live, then the same needs to happen to you.

          • Kelli

            You know their replies would be 100% different if this baby actually died!. . . then they would be screaming KILL THEM 60 YEARS IS NOT ENOUGH! .. by what more can you expect out of hypocrites?

        • ronwator

          I never called for their deaths. I said “Starve them to the edge of death” I will admit that if they were to meet an untimely demise while in prison I would not shed one tear.

          Why you would bring abortion and capitol punishment into this defies logic. You must be a liberal, and based on the number of comments you have made on this string you a troll to boot. Enjoy your righteous indignation but know this it does not impress me at all.

        • leftiesneedhelp

          Go F yourself you tool. You are too stupid to live and I bet you voted for Obama.

          • Virginian

            What does voting for Obama have to do with anything

            Talk about a piece of scum – look in the mirror.

            • leftiesneedhelp

              Please come to MI and say that to my face. Obama was a reference to their stupidity and ignorance so obviously it was lost on you.

              • Virginian

                Like you would have said any of that to Freeman’s face. Obama has nothing to do with this conversation, and anybody as partisan and hateful as you can’t be commenting on others’ stupidity and lack of sympathy.

                • American Vet

                  @Virginian, I know he probably promised not ejaculate in your mouth, but he’s been known to tell a lie or two. So, if I were you, I’d tell Obama to get his package out of your mouth and find another sucker to make that promise to. With all he’s done and said, and you still try to protect him? There’s no doubt in my mind that you are helplessly on your knees for him.

                  • Virginian

                    Clever, did you think up that homophobic spiel yourself? Or did you have to phone your mommy from her basement to give that one to you? Now f-ck off and die you worthless pig.

                    Not that it is any of your f-cking business, but I did not vote for Obama either in 2008 or 2012. So you can keep your ignorant ass opinions, to yourself.

                    • John L

                      Virginian, you a a liberal, whether you know it or not. You can say you don’t play baseball, but come 7 PM there you are a Yankee Stadium standing on first base.

                    • jon

                      nah….hes the “ball boy”….BAWAAAHAAAHAAA!!!

                    • Virginian

                      Well I don’t usually vote for Democrats, especially liberal ones, but I guess I am a liberal since you say so.

                      LOL.

                      “You can say you don’t play baseball, but come 7 PM there you are a Yankee Stadium standing on first base.”

                      What the hell is this blabber about? You are exceptionally bad at analogies, if you can even call it that.

                  • jon

                    obama wont ejaculate in virginians mouth. PERIOD!!!!

                • leftiesneedhelp

                  Joke alert and the butt of it is… The Virginian!!! Anytime anywhere for either of you b**ch.

            • jon

              it should seem obvious to you that “voting for obama” implies that one is stupid….can you see any evidence to the contrary?

              • Virginian

                Well most scientists and college professors probably voted for Obama… so yes there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

                • John L

                  …and that is because most scientists and liberal college professors are morally bankrupt. Why else would someone vote for a POS that fought against the Born Alive Protection Act.? You liberals have no problem with killing your own unborn children, so WTF should anyone throw caution to the windand follow liberal scum into oblivion?

                  • Virginian

                    Well, I hate the idea of killing babies, but I do like to consider myself pro-choice in most cases, because I’m smart enough to realize that sometimes it’s a decision that has to be made, and not something the government should butt it’s already bloated head into. If you wish me to elaborate, I can, but I would rather not, and I’m sure you are smart enough to know the circumstances.

                • jon

                  “most scientists and college professors probably”…..theres a genuine prequalified false statement, but….IF they did, THEN, i guess that proves that there is such a thing as an educated MORON….by the way….hows that health plan working for you? heard any good jokes lately? got yer free phone? how bout those jobs figures…..GO CRAWL IN A HOLE, MORON!!!

                  • Virginian

                    I see you are another unhinged, intellectually dishonest, utterly insane lunatic. You cannot be educated and a moron, it’s a fallacy, or dare I say, an oxyMORON. I hate Obama’s health care law, it’s clearly an utter failure. Does calling far right loons and hateful bigots out make me a liberal? I don’t think so…. NO!

                    • jon

                      ” You cannot be educated and a moron” really??? are you saying that morons dont have the ability to memorize and then regurgitate learned information on request? my dog knows to sit on command, and often does even before instructed at feeding time…so, apparently you dont know the definitions of “moron” and “educated”, now do you, you little unhinged, intellectually dishonest, utterly insane lunatic, loony, hateful, bigotted liberal? BUWAAAHAAAHAAA!!!! what else ya got? LETS DO IT AGAIN!!

                    • Virginian

                      “are you saying that morons dont have the ability to memorize and then regurgitate learned information on request?”

                      Sure they can, Palin proves that all the time. Are you saying that is the difference between educated and non-educated people? Their ability to memorize? You’re really beyond hope if you think that. I wish I could help you, I really do, but you are just too far gone. I’m sorry. I pity you.

                    • jon

                      i never said that, you ignorant jack ass, but it is true that people who cannot memorize cannot be educated, so, yes, that is a necessary quality…the ability to memorize…. and, accordingly, any moron who can memorize, can, thus, be educated, given the opportunity…so im saying that opportunity, ability and the exercise of both can create educated persons, and though even morons with opportunity and ability can be educated, move on to become professors, and, obviously, bequeath those gifts to other morons, such as yourself….this does not necessarily make them intelligent persons….sad to hear that you believe an education makes you intelligent….you poor moronic soul….

                    • Virginian

                      Dude, take your meds. You really do have issues. You can backtrack your statements all you want, but no intelligent person is going to take you seriously at this point.

                    • jon

                      “take your meds”??? ARE YOU SERIOUS? whats next, tin foil hat? you just cant admit that an education cant make a stupid person into a smart person, so i will allow you to ponder the old adage “you cant fix stupid,” and with that, im going to quit trying….have a nice day….you highly intelligent educated person…BUWAAAHAAAHAAA!!!

        • Virginian

          These people starved a baby because they were too busy drinking beer and smoking pot, and you are showing sympathy to them?

          • E.J. Burger

            I want to live in a world where people believe birth-control always works, oh wait I already enjoy that pleasure. :|

            • Virginian

              You’re right. Telling teenagers not to have sex will work much better.

              • valmc

                it worked in my house.

                • Virginian

                  Simply “telling them” is likely not why they didn’t have sex. Which I don’t see how you could know that for sure unless you practically had them enslaved. Eventually teens will rebel against their parents and make their own decisions. If they have been properly educated, they will probably not want the risk, but if they do, they will know to use condoms and such when their hormones take over. Otherwise, they won’t really care about the risks.

                • Kelli

                  roflmfao … that is hilarious! ! I am sure if you have your child (or children) take a REAL lie detector test, you will find out your child/ren were not so innocent! sorry to break your bubble! and yes ORAL sex is STILL SEX! if it was not it would never of had the word “SEX” in it to begin with.

                  • gonecrazytoo

                    I know my children quite well. No oral sex, no any sex. They were educated and knew what was available to them. They had/have higher goals and the brains to achieve them. They are twins. They are 22 now… one finally has a full time bf after her 4th year in college, the other joined the Air Force and still hasn’t found a man she wants that close to her. It’s a conscious choice. Just because YOU and your friends didn’t choose to exercise self control doesn’t mean everyone else behaves in such reprehensible ways. And yes, I could prove it with medical records. But there’s no need. They don’t do drugs. They only have the occasional beer, never been arrested, never kicked out of school, never stayed out all night. They weren’t interested in TV. And neither gave a crap about what their friends were doing. They didn’t like spending the night at friends houses and when I tried to get them to date in high school they laughed at me. Not interested. Their older sister, she had her fun. She got married young and had babies. But she didn’t kill them. She loves them and takes care of them. She chose to devote her life to them. So. Teaching responsibility works both ways.

                    But parents must CHOOSE to teach these things to their children right from the beginning. Not let the school indoctrinate them, or the TV or whatever else.
                    If you are going to have sex, expect at some point there is definitely going to be a baby. That is what sex is for…. making babies. If you don’t want a baby, don’t have sex.

            • valmc

              so, birth control not working is a good excuse for child abuse and murder? Try adoption. In fact, in this day and age, no need to take the baby home from the hospital.

        • Don Kenner

          Christ, Freeman1776…THIS is your response to people being angry with a couple of barbarian POS who tried to starve a baby to death????? Thanks for setting back liberty another hundred years. You are why people default to the state. How about a little anger on behalf of the that starving child? Or, you could just shut up forever.

        • Christina_bdba

          Big difference between execution and abortion.In an execution someone has been found guilty in an abortion the victim is always innocent,

        • Mickey Rayfield

          Freeman, you should be the poster child for ‘ignorance’. Executing a CONVICTED FELON is far different from the cold blooded murder of an INNOCENT baby, if you can’t see the difference then perhaps it would behoove you to remain silent until you do. You need to gain understanding, I only hope that you are capable of that.

          • MARY BONK

            You can’t be pro-life and support the murder of a living person- even if they are murderers themselves. Willful taking of life in any form is pro-death. And doing so with vengeance, calling it justice, is evil. God will punish those who punish others..

            • Kelli

              I can and have my entire life – But then again I am Atheist and can care less what “god” thinks or supposedly will do! . there is 1 reason and 1 reason ONLY for an abortion and that is if that baby is going to die within a couple months of being born and it is beyond a doubt going to happen. (a lot of people are told their child won’t live past 6 months old and they grew up to be adults and on wards!).. If a person KILLS another Person in cold blood (like these people tried to do) then they need to be killed, NOT put in prison, where they get a roof over their head, 3 meals a day, a warm place to sleep in the winter/cool place to sleep in the summer, not where they can go to a jail/prison library and get books and read, or go work out , or go outside and play basketball or football, or use computers, watch t.v and all that other stuff they do in jail and prison – that is NOT being PUNISHED for the crime(s) they committed! that is getting a slap on the wrist, and being catered to! and getting off the hook for what they have done!

        • Leilani Jade Flannagin

          Freeman1776 are you kidding me? You can look at that poor baby and know what he had been through and still think everyone is being too harsh. The Mother is 21, SHE KNOWS BETTER. They had no care in the world for the human life dependent on them. I actually say yes give them life in prison, but first let all the other inmates know exactly what they did…they will be handled by the other prisoners.

        • American Vet

          @Freeman- You’re either a hard-core Christian, or a dumb F-ing liberal. I’m thinking the latter, because even the Bible says to “do onto others, as you wish done onto you, and, “an eye for an eye”. You probably have a “soft spot” for Hitler, Dalmer, Son of Sam, Saddam Hussein, and all the rest of the satanic losers in the world too, right? What if this was your kid they did this to? Hopefully you don’t have any. And never do!! F-ing bleeding hearts, sheesh!!

        • Tom Stewart

          Bull Crap, THEY are NO the same. A baby has no vote on losing his/her life in Abortion. Executing a person for Willfully Killing another human is JUSTIFIABLE. Because he/she had a choice!!

          • Dylancn

            I kind of skimmed and then skipped the discussion entirely… but based on the last comment, what I have to say is on topic. *ahem* God damn, you people are f*king brutal. Sure, what they did was wrong. But this isn’t the dark ages where we burn witches and cut off the hands of the thieves. Sure, the baby went through hell. But you guys DO realize that these “punishments” for the parents are a bit time consuming, require some decent timing, and over all is far too difficult to achieve jus