Mother ‘starved two-month-old son to death until he was mere skin and bones and living in a house unfit for human habitation’
Police arrested Bambi Glazebrook, 29, a serial neglecter out of Indiana earlier this month after police found her 2 month old son, Phillip Robey dead in a dresser drawer. The house, not surprisingly, was deemed “deplorable” and “unfit for human habitation”.
Family members are taking Phillip’s death especially hard because they notified CPS (Child Protective Services) that the baby was being neglected weeks before he died.
Glazebrook’s cousin Martha Robinson is quoted as saying “I called CPS three times and I called the police twice to come out here and try to do something… I told them every time that it was a life and death situation… that if they did not do something that the child was going to die.”
Glazebrook is not a stranger to CPS. “She’s had CPS (Child Protective Services) in her life for seven years now,” said Amanda Robertson, another cousin to Glazebrook. Glazebrook has given birth to five children, three of which were removed from her home and adopted out. I don’t understand how this woman was allowed to keep this child? Was CPS not watching her? I would think that they would be keeping an extra careful eye given her past parenting fails.
Stephanie McFarland, spokesperson for DCS (Department of Child Services which looks over CPS) confirmed that a recent complaint was reported involving Glazebrook, but was not able to confirm any specific details of the case. She is quoted as saying “DCS did receive a report recently and was working to locate the family so we could assess the child’s situation,”
Family members feel that Phillip was failed by the system. CPS was notified of the severity of his situation. The police were also notified, but aside from knocking on the door, nothing was done and now its too late.
Phillip was reported to be about 5 pounds at his time of death. His body was emaciated, he had sunken in cheeks and eyes. Martha Robertson said it was clear that the baby was not being taken care of and even urged Glazebrook to take the child to the hospital.
Bambi has been arrested and charged with murder and Neglect Resulting in Death. She has plead not guilty.
I want to thank Martha and Amanda Robertson for trying to save Phillip. There need to be more people like you.
Thanks go to everyone who sent this in.
***Speical thanks to Amanda for the write up.