Category Archives: Safe Haven

From one dumpster to another

Not a nursery unless your a rat

Newborn survives toss down NYC trash chute

Authorities believe the baby survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of garbage and the compactor was jammed

Newborn in New York City survives toss down trash chute; mom charged with attempted murder

You know.  When I was 18 I knew how to not get pregnant.  Not only did my mother discus birth control with me, health class in high school gave us the low down, my friends knew what was up and were more than willing to share the wealth… the list is endless.  To take it a step further, I knew that if I got pregnant that I would have to face the fucking music.  I knew I would have to tell the responsible boy, my parents, a doctor, everyone.  I mean, how do you even hide a pregnancy?  Even more, how do you deliver a baby a not scream loud enough to wake the dead and still manage to sneak the bundle by undetected? 

These are all good questions for 18-year-old Laquasia Wright of New York, NY.  Wright has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child after she “allegedly” dumped her newborn down a garbage chute from the eighth floor of the housing project where she lives with her mother and other relatives.  That’s right – the poor little man went from cum dumpster to garbage dumpster all on the day he was born.  Umm… Happy Birthday…. I guess. 

Lucky for the baby, a maintenance worker at the project heard the baby’s cries coming from the trash compactor.  And thankfully the compactor was broken and the accumulation of trash broke the babies fall.  He was taken to the hospital and was last listen in stable condition. 

As for Laquasia, she was being treated at the hospital.  It’s believed that she was hiding her pregnancy from her family and that she gave birth a short time prior to dumping her baby in the trash.  I hope that prior to her release from the hospital that she has she uterus removed with a rusty meat cleaver.  That should prevent any further unwanted pregnancies. 

New York is on of the states that has a version of the Safe Haven law – the Abandoned Infant Protection Act.  The law gives parents up to 30 days to leave a newborn in a hospital, police precinct, firehouse or other safe location. As long as the baby is has not been injured and the parents are not suspected of any crimes, they can remain anonymous.  So, there is really no reason for the murder (or attempted murder) of an unwanted baby.  Laquasia was the second jizz receptacle in 2 weeks to have dumped a baby in a garbage can.  The other baby wasn’t as fortunate as Laquasia’s *ahem* son.  That baby was found alive in the garbage in a hospital restroom, but later died.  The mother of that baby, 23-year-old Dawa Lama, was facing charges of assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.  She may be facing additional charges now that the infant has died.  When will these whores wake up and realize that murder is not something that you can take back.  Doesn’t it make more sense to give your baby a chance to live a long, healthy life without your selfish ass in it than have to have to share a cell with someone bigger and meaner than you that’s missing her baby? 

Thanks go to Joy, Jaymie and another tipster that asked to remain anonymous for the tip.  Thanks go to Emilie Barlow for the tip on Dawa Lama. 

She’s got her mother of the year award in the bag

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Infant’s body found in bag floating in pond

First of all I know that was a gross pun.

 

Cassidy King, 25 of Moberly Missouri, had a ‘home’ birth in what I suspect was a trailer between April 17th-25th.

 

There is nothing in this world better then the birth of a newborn baby. They smell like heaven and the whole idea of a newborn makes my maternal instincts kick right in. In fact I am delighted by babies in general, even ones that are not my own. Yes, I am that creepy lady who spots a baby in public and immediately has to ask the parents a million questions while I make stupid faces at the baby. It’s not a habit; it’s a compulsion which I think most mothers understand completely.

 

Cassidy is not one of those mothers though. Her instincts told her to wrap her newly born son in a towel, put him in a duffel bag and toss him in a pond. Court papers and updates have not said if he was born alive or dead but charges are pending so I think it’s safe to assume he was not still born. At this point I think we are all just waiting to hear what killed him when the forensics come back. Disgusting.

 

The story broke on mother’s day, when someone walking the property belonging to Cassidy’s sister spotted a duffel bag floating in a pond, they retrieved it only to find it contained the body of the newborn baby boy. Personally if I found something like that I would have lost my shit. Mother’s Day would forever be ruined for me.

Cassidy’s sister Jamie, recognized the duffel bag as being “commonly used by Cassidy'” which is what she told the police. The towel used to wrap the baby also had Cassidy’s full name on it.

 

Cassidy ‘confided’ in a male friend that she recently gave birth to a child weeks ago and was ready to turn herself in. I use confided loosely since the entire town including the police knew it was her.

 

She has been charged with abandonment of a corpse which is a class D felony and carries a 4 year prison sentence. I really expect her to be charged with some more things once the details are worked out. She pled not guilty during her court appearance.

I just want to point out Missouri has joined the safe haven law and any child under the age of 1 can be given up to a hospital, fire station etc with no questions asked. The child will then be adopted out very quickly and LIVE in an adopted family.

Who the heck knows what ignorant reason Cassidy will give for not using that law to her advantage. Of all the options available for unwanted children she choose this one.

Thanks to Deena for the tip.

 

**Thanks to itsmesg2003 for the write-up.**

Patricia Lopez killed her baby

Teen Accused of Killing Baby Faces Murder Charge

Teen Accused of Killing Baby will be Charged as an Adult

In Holt, California a 17-year-old girl, Patricia Lopez, gave birth to a baby girl.

She appeared in court being charged with murder and will be tried as an adult in the death of her newborn daughter. 

According to investigators, she gave birth in her family’s singlewide trailer, used a pair of scissors as a weapon and buried the newborn in a field adjacent to the mobile home community. 

All of this unfolded when she was admitted to the hospital with birthing complications. 

At 17-years old – I’m almost positive that she was told in school about the Safe Haven Laws of California. I can’t even imagine what kind of sick, twisted shit goes through your head when you think to take a pair of scissors to “get the job done” for you.

Seriously, she could have delivered that baby, put her in a blanket and dropped her off at a fire station – no questions asked, her parents don’t know and she wouldn’t have wasted her own life at the same time.

*Thanks go to Jaqueline Ivey for the tip.

Safe Haven law makes for a touching L.A. Christmas

Mother gives hours-old baby girl to California firefighters:

We get a lot of feedback asking for more stories that have happy endings. Normally the stories we post on this site have very tragic outcomes but being in the spirit of the season, albeit belated, we have this story out of the City of Angels.

In Los Angeles on Christmas Eve a woman turned over an hours old newborn to a fire station. The baby was healthy and nicknamed Noel by the fire fighters for obvious reasons.

In California a baby can be brought to a fire station or hospital within 72 hours without the parent being charged.

This story has actually made me think of something. In the past we’ve talked about how there are safe haven laws in most states if not all of them however the laws need to be advertised better. My New Year’s resolution is to post more of these stories where a child was safely and legally taken to a safe haven to let people know that there are all alternatives to injuring or killing a newborn.

If we can get just one person to take a baby to a safe haven rather than dumping it we’ll have done our job.

Thanks to Jaymie for the tip.

California’s Safe Haven Laws

Angelica Swartout killed her baby

 

Angelica Swartout, 20, worked at a motel, which is where she apparently gave birth and dumped her newborn in the trash. 

So weird that there are lots of stories lately with baby-momma names that refer to Angels when they clearly are not. 

This devilish angel’s own family is who tipped off the police. 

It started when she told them her baby died in the hospital back in October. But when the family started to arrange funeral plans they couldn’t find a record of his birth or death.   Swartout comes from an adoptive home too – she herself was adopted into a family and able to grow up happy. Why didn’t she let her own son do the same?   Now authorities are sifting through the local landfill to try and recover the remains so the family may provide a proper burial. 

Investigators say Swart­out, admitted in an interview with them Wednesday that she killed her son on Oct. 18, shortly after giving birth to him while she worked a night shift at the motel. Swartout told detectives that she wrapped her dead son’s body in a sheet and placed it in a trash bin outside the motel — then finished her shift and went home. 

There’s more background to this story too: 

Swartout’s large adoptive family could not keep her from developing a methamphetamine habit that Lewis said continued through the early months of her pregnancy.   Although investigators believe that the baby’s father did not remain in contact with Swartout after she became pregnant, they still want to locate and interview him.   Family members told police that while Swartout was apprehensive about becoming a mother upon learning of her pregnancy, she appeared to become more excited about it as her son’s birth neared. Swartout’s family held a baby shower for Swartout earlier this year. 

Angelica Swartout now sits in jail with charges of aggravated murder.

Thanks got to Papersnake and Deena for the tip.

How Many Skeletons are in Your Closet?

Crypt Keeper

Officials Believe Remains From 5 Of Pa. Woman’s Pregnancies

I have a pretty cluttered closet…however dead babies are not something I keep stashed away anywhere. Not so for Michele Kalina of Reading PA. This 44 year old bone collector, hid up to SIX pregnancies from her husband and boyfriend. DNA test have concluded that at least 4 of those babies were born alive. What a selfish bitch. This woman is a home health care aide, she KNOWS about safe haven laws surely…but no, she cheated on her disabled husband, got pregnant roughly six times and she killed at
least four of them. They were found stuffed into coolers, encased in cement and hidden in a locked closet in her bedroom. Police feel they were born near or full term and killed by suffocation, neglect or poisoning. 

Wouldn’t you think birth control might have been a thought here? If she didn’t want to get pregnant, they have ways of avoiding that these days. Amazing thing that. The affair between her and her boyfriend produced a little girl in 2003 that Kalina put up for adoption. Lucky little girl, hopefully she never has to find out who her mother is. Why spare that one and kill the others? Too much work? Too afraid someone would rat on her extracurricular activities? Afraid she might have to take responsibility for something other than her vagina?The sperm donor in this whole escapade isn’t the brightest crayon in the box either. He didn’t notice any of the pregnancies and believed Kalinas when she told him they were cysts. Apparently these Cysts got drained at the hospital every 9 months but the pesky things just kept coming back. So did they not have sex or foreplay anytime after she got pregnant? Pregnant has a very definite look and feel to it. What a moron….wonder what he thinks about t he whole thing now? 

Apparently Kalina has also mentioned she is alcoholic and prone to blackouts. Really? Is this going to be defense that is shoved down a jury’s throat? Is giving babies cement overcoats a chronic issue with alcoholics these days? Is this supposed to excuse FIVE dead babies? 

Kalinas has a surviving 19 year old daughter from her husband (good to know she at least slept with him on occasion…) Imagine going through your mother’s forbidden closet with your dad and discovering dead babies….wow. Just wow. 

So, who is all for giving Michele Kalinas her own cement overcoat…or better yet, how about good old fashion cement overshoes. Then we can just wait for them to harden and shove her in a lake…with her very own cooler. Sound good? 

Thanks got to loyal reader jhilhan for posting this tip in the Open Thread.  In addition to the tip, jhilhan wrote the article and emailed it to me.  Great job, jhilhan!!   

Attempted murder…..OK…WHY?

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Cathy sent us this tip about a couple of winners from North Carolina who tried to off their three month old. Again….WHY would anyone plot the murder of an infant? After looking at their pictures, I may have come up with the answer…..if the baby is a result of his DNA infecting her DNA, they may have decided that the baby was too ugly to live. Any offspring of the two of them would have to be pretty hideous! But, still, it’s just a baby! And ALL babies are valuable, lovable people.

It seems that William Dean Plaster Jr., and Shannon Fortenberry, both 37, have been arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to their 3 month old son, William Dean Plaster III. The baby was taken to a local hospital on April 22, and was airlifted from there to Wake Forest Medical Center. He had multiple broken bones, and severe head trauma which resulted in retinal hemorrhaging, and bleeding on the brain. The doctors say this will leave little Will with permanent impairment. The doctors also say that the injuries were intentionally inflicted.

Both of the disgusting losers have been charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony child abuse, and child abuse inflicting serious injury. Both are being held on a 10 million dollar bond. Yes, you read it right – 10 MILLION dollars!!!!!! Finally! A judge who has balls enough to keep animals like these behind bars until trial. Good job, judge!

The two bipedal animals are accused of abusing William between Jan. 9 and
April 22 of this year. I’m guessing Jan. 9 is either his birthday or the day he was sent home from the hospital (3 days old?). Trench…doesn’t NC have a safe haven law? Why didn’t these people just take him to a fire station, or better yet, just walk away from the hospital without him? I’m sure there are plenty of people who would love to have a son. I’d be happy to take him myself – my son could use a brother, since he only has sisters to play with now…a LOT of sisters….

Karen would take him, too, I’m sure…as would many of the other women who visit us here at BB. I hope these DNA donors are locked away for life, and never get to even see a picture of this sweet baby again. And I hope they play recordings of a baby crying for the duration of their sentences, just to make them crazy – oh, wait…they already ARE crazy. Well, just to irritate them, then. Added punishment – since I’m pretty sure at least one of them will use the “he was crying” defense. Y’all let me know how that works out for you, hmmm?

Read about it here, here, and here.

Father of Staton 9 now expecting twins with new squeeze

Omaha Father Who Ditched Nine Kids Via Safe Haven Law Has Twins on the Way:

You remember the Staton 9 don’t you? In case you don’t they were the 9 children dropped of in Nebraska when they had their wacky safe haven law. At the trime their father dropped them off at a safe haven because his wife had passed away and claimed that he could no longer care for his children.

Well now he’s expecting twins with his new girlfriend. I guess this clown never heard of a condom, or personal responsibility.

Nebraska safe haven fallout

A Not-So-Safe Haven:

I wonder how long it took them to come up with that headline.

Anyway, this is an article from Newsweek about what’s happened in Nebraska since they changed their safe haven law to only include children up to 30 days old.

I’d like you to read the article and offer your opinion. Are some of these mothers too quick to in depending on the government to help them out or do they have legitimate concerns?

Thanks to Stormey for the tip.

South Carolina couple violate safe haven law

Parents of abandoned newborn taken into custody:

21-year-old Harold Vermal O’Neal and an unidentified 17-year-old mother were arrested for leaving their newborn at a fire station. The problem was they left the newborn outside wrapped in a towel inside of a diaper box. When the baby was discovered its body temperature was at 88 degrees.

South Carolina’s safe haven law states that a baby can be left at a fire station but someone has to take physical custody of the baby.

I do lay partial blame on the parents for not being smart enough to realize that the baby could have died due to exposure but the safe haven laws from state to state are so varying it’s hard for anyone to that wants to safely give their baby to a safe haven to know what their states procedure is.

A federal safe haven law is needed and needed badly.