Mother accused of neglecting 3 children resulting in one dying
Airman’s wife faces child neglect charges
I wanted to write this story because of my own experience with the military. This infuriates me to no end, because there was no real reason for what happened to these three babies. Anyone who has been in the military or knows a service member can understand how hard deployments can be on everyone involved, especially the children. Regardless of the circumstances, there is no excuse for what Tiffany Klapheke did to her three daughters.
Tiffany Klapheke is married to a service member who was recently deployed to Afghanistan, leaving her alone with their 3 little girls, age 6 months, 22 months and 3 years old. During the two months he was deployed Klapheke decided to shirk her motherly/spousal duties. She is now being held on a $500,000 bond and three charges of felony injury to a child for the severe neglect of two children and the death of one child, the 22 month old baby Tamryn.
On the 28th of August, at 3:56 PM, the Dyess Air Force Base police were called by the murderous slunt about an unresponsive child. When the authorities arrived they found three children in a serious state of neglect and the house was filled (no surprise here) with filth. Investigators have stated that the children were left alone for days on end without food or water, causing them to waste away to nothing. The babies were rushed to the hospital where Tamryn was pronounced deceased on sight. Tamryn’s sisters, Taberlee and Tatum, were admitted to the ICU where they are recovering.
The autopsy on the precious baby fills me with rage and sorrow for what these babies went through. The autopsy reports that this sweet angel only weighed 17.5 lbs at the time of death. She had postmortem chemical burns from human waste on face, torso, arms, legs and fecal matter in her stomach, which indicates she literally rotted in her waste and ingested some because it was the only thing she had to eat.
Let that sink in for a minute and prepared to be enraged about the bullshit excuse this monster gave for her children’s injuries.
This vile human being is attempting to garner sympathy from the public, stating she was stressed out and depressed about her husband’s deployment. She is stating this yet she allegedly had a live in boyfriend and enough energy to hang out at the local gas station. She has admitted to having issues with potty training Tamryn and leaving the child in her crib with wet sheets for over a week, going on to say that she SHOULD have taken them to the doctor, SHOULD have been a good mother but she simply didn’t put them first anymore. The rest of the interview is equally infuriating – Not once does she ask about her children. She is only concerned with only her welfare and how much time she’s looking at doing. According to reports, Tiffany apparently attempted suicide three weeks prior to the death of Tamryn but was talked out of it by a friend. Attention whore, anyone?
Tamryn was only 22 months old when she was left in the care of this monster. She was doing a perfectly natural thing by regressing in potty training after her father was deployed. My daughter did the same at 3 years old when my husband was deployed. It boils my blood that this child suffered for something that every child her age does. Fact: The military provides an immense amount of resources to spouses of service members that are currently deployed. These services include free childcare, preschool and family services that will assist in matters like this. There is something called the FRG (Family Readiness Group) that functions as a liaison for military dependents. These programs prioritize family members of deployed soldiers. No mother that is worth a shit would ever allow this to happen to their child. The innate amount of resources Klapheke had at her disposal just makes it worse. She is a selfish piece of shit and I hope she rots in jail.
Excuse me now while I go wipe the tears from my face. As a veteran I could not dream of how I would react if I had received this news while deployed. I cannot imagine how this man feels after being in a war torn country, trusting his wife to be a good mother, but having to return to this nightmare. The shit these children endured is just horrendous and my heart breaks every time I see Tamryn’s little angel face. She really is an angel now. Sadly, she was taken far too soon. For her sisters she was their saving grace as she saved them from a similar demise. My prayers are with the family.
A big thank you goes out to Sarah O., Lilli, Korin, Sherri, Rebekah Oakley and myself for the tips in this case.
R.I.P. Tamryn, you are surely one of the cutest angels ever…
Prayers for Taberlee and Tatum.
***Special thanks to Rochelle for the write-up.***