For me to read that a mother starved her 8-year old to death makes me sick because I can’t think of anything worse that denying my children of nourishment, and love of course.
What makes it worse is that today I’m reading, for the 1st time, that the NJ “Division of Youth and Family Services” (aka CPS/DCF), should be filed along with all the other worthless states that allow children to go on suffering even though they’ve been notified of abuse. Wake the fuck up, people.
Four times between March 2006 and April 2008, anonymous tipsters called the state child abuse hotline to report that Venette Ovilde was abusing her children. Each of the four times they were there, they found no injuries or harm and deemed the abuse and neglect allegations unfounded and closed up the case. Well, boy were they wrong.
Police arrested Venette and her friend after they called 911 to report a child not breathing. Venette, 30, was arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child after police found her 8-year-old daughter, dead in the apartment. The girl was severely malnourished and suffering from an untreated fracture of the femur. Police say Venette and her roomie deprived the 8-year old, Christiana, and Venette’s other 2 children of food and medical care. The roommate, Myriam Janvier, 23, is also facing child endangerment charges. Christiania actually died as a result of that untreated broken femur bone. She was so malnourished she was described by neighbors as emaciated and that they thought she had a serious illness because she was so thin.
Seems that none of the 3 kids were registered in schools. Venette is originally from Haiti and police are saying that there may be some possible religious reasons for the abuse. Religious? What God would force you to starve your babies to death? Not any God that I’ve ever believed in.
After the 2 surviving kids were removed from the home, they opened up to the welfare workers. They told them stories of beatings, starvation and being tied up in the house.
“In their own words, two little children describe how they were starved and beaten, becoming so weak they often crawled, because it hurt too much to stand up, and then they were tied to a radiator for hours.” “The mother would tie them to the radiator for the day, and leave food for them and a bucket to use as a bathroom,” the petition went on.
These poor, poor children. Who does this to kids? Venette Ovilde, that’s who.
RIP Christiana, sleep with the angels sweet girl. Look how happy she seemed a few years ago…
Thanks go to Deena for the tip.