A South Carolina mother, Michelle Butler, 20, has been arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child after nurses in a local ER found maggots in her 10-month old son’s diaper. MAGGOTS! Let that sink in for a second. After blood and urine samples were run on the baby, they came back positive for exposure to marijuana. Stellar fucking parenting right there, folks.
In the hours leading up to the discovery, Michelle had taken her baby boy to a neighbor’s house and he appeared sick. The neighbor claimed that he had a fever and was pulling at his ears and encouraged the young mother to get medical attention for him, which she ignored. The neighbor gave him some Tylenol and eventually called 911 for the little man. Authorities accompanied him to the ER and that’s when the nurses found the maggots in his diaper. Um, where the fuck was his mother? Why wasn’t she at the ER with her sick son?
A search of Michelle’s apartment tuned up baby food, formula and diapers for the baby; but was also found to be “very messy and dirty”. Shocking. I don’t imagine you’d find maggots if you were visiting an apartment of a clean person. I’ve seen some messy fucking houses in my life and I’ve even let my place go unkempt for longer than I’d like to admit when I was younger. But maggots? That’s just fucking disgusting. To have maggots in your pantry because there was a an old potato hiding behind something is one thing, but for maggots to be in your son’s diaper? How the fuck does that even happen?
In ironic news, this is the 3rd time in a year that the police have responded to a child in need at the apartment complex, Shamrock Apartments, where Michelle lives. Unfortunately and sadly, the 2 other babies from this same complex died.
Just a week ago, a 2-week old baby died of asphyxiation and her death was ruled accidental. However, the mother, Latesha Brown, was charged with 2 counts of child neglect and her other 2 children tested positive for crack cocaine. She has since admitted smoking crack and letting others smoke crack around her kids. The case in still open and the mother is out on $20k bond.
In May of 2011, a 23-month old little boy died at the hands of his babysitter’s boyfriend. He died from a “massive blow to the head”…. sigh. Joshua Babb originally told investigators that the bathtub jumped up and bumped little Jayden in the head, but the police weren’t buying it. Joshua later admitted to killing Jayden and he was arrested for 1st degree murder and is facing life in prison.
Luckily the 10-month old boy from Shamrock Apartments did not die. He’s in the custody of the state and his mother is out on bond. She claims that she’d like to tell her side of the story and she’ll do whatever it takes to get him back. Here’s a tip Michelle, clean up your fucking apartment and stop smoking pot around your baby, you lazy piece of shit. Man I hope she comes here to tell her side, I’m ready.
RIP to the other young victims of the Shamrock Apartment bad breeders.
Thanks to all that sent in the tips.