Doesn’t look “sane” to me!
Murderer declared ‘sane again’ after just three years behind bars
UPDATED: Patterson Mom Who Drowned Daughter Released From Jail After Being Ruled Sane
The US justice system has seriously dropped the ball on this one. A child killer, the child’s own mother, walks free after serving just 3 years in prison for drowning her precious little girl. She was deemed to be not guilty of the crime by reasons of insanity. Now she’s been deemed sane and allowed to walk free, free to kill another child or possibly an adult.
To start this story, we need to jump into our DeLorean and travel to 2010. Alexandria Bigham (3) was found unconscious by relatives in the bath tub at her home just southwest of Modesto, CA. Her egg-donor, Jennifer (23) was found locked in a bedroom with self-inflicted stab wounds. Funny how they never seem to stab just deep enough to actually mean it? Relatives called 911 and little Alexandria was air-lifted to hospital, where she gained her angel wings a few hours later. Jennifer admitted to drowning Alexandria in the bath. She underwent psychiatric evaluation and the judge ruled her not guilty by reason of insanity. She was placed in jail where she refused to co-operate with prison guards and police officers.
Fast forward to 2013: Jennifer is now 26, young enough to produce more children for her to kill. She has undergone more psych testing which ruled that she was “sane” and therefore free to go out into society. WTF?? She killed her daughter because she was insane! Mental problems do not go away on their own, they’re only kept at bay with medications and psychiatric treatment! I highly doubt she got any of these while she was in the slammer! So anyhoo, she’s out and free. But she’s not free from criticism and condemnation of her peers. Prosecutors are already planning to appeal this appalling decision, with deputy district attorneys saying she’s a danger to society and that she hasn’t been evaluated properly. The cute little twist at the end is that under double jeopardy, she can’t be tried for the same crime twice. So what’s it going to take to get her back into jail where she belongs? Does another innocent child have to die at her hands?
The treatment of mental health issues has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. Both Australia and the US have similar problems – that there just isn’t enough money and resources to go around. 30 years ago, Jennifer would’ve been locked up in a mental institution where they would’ve forced her to take medication and been kept away from society in an environment that was safe for her and others. But no, apparently institutionalising mentally ill people was “cruel” and “inhumane”. Now we often have people with undiagnosed or untreated mental illnesses who pose a danger to themselves or to other people. People who refuse to take medication and whose families have given up on them for their own safety and sanity. There needs to be a better way of handling people who are a clear danger to society.
Anitra Ladonna Hankins is a sad, stabby panda
Modesto Mom Arrested In Stabbing Of Autistic Son:
Stabbed Modesto boy, 13, getting better:
You know, I like to think that I’ve been blessed. When I got married I inherited two healthy step-children. However if I did have a child or step-child with special needs I’d like to think that I would be up for the challenge that would lay ahead. What I would definitely not do is stab them in the head.
That’s what police in Modesto, California said that 36-year-old Anitra Ladonna Hankins did to her 13-year-old Autistic son, Miles Hankins. Not only does Miles have Autism but he has a host of other ailments as well and has undergone numerous surgeries in the past.
Hankins was said to have organized prayer groups in her apartment complex for her son. Apparently she forgot that whole pesky “Thou shalt not kill” part.
Hankins called 911 last Sunday and told police that her son was hurt. When they got there they found Miles bound at the feet and lying on the floor covered in blood. Her had received multiple stab wounds allegedly from his own mother.
You’re right. I will probably never know what it’s like to take care of a special needs child. I thank God for that every day. You can tell me how much money it costs and how time consuming it can be. But you know what you can’t tell me? That she was justified in stabbing her own son in the head. You will never be able to convince me of that.
At last check Miles’ condition is improving.
Thanks to Jennifer for the tip.
Parents Arrested After Toddler’s Death:
Andrew Paffendorf and Alicia Paffendorf of Modesto, California were both arrested in the death of their 16-month-old son, Andrew.
Suspicious injuries were found on the toddler so it’s safe to assume that he was beaten.
I still don’t get why anyone would violently kill their own child especially at that age.
Personally I’m afraid of babies.Well not really afraid but really hesitant to hold one ever since I found out about the soft spot when I was a kid. Ever since then I’ve been reluctant to hold a baby due to an irrational fear of somehow I’d end up damaging the kid through the soft spot.
Yet a married couple have no compunctions of allegedly beating their own flesh and blood.
The world makes no sense.
A hot tipper sent along a story about two parents who make Brandon Alan Austill, the dad who cattle-prodded his own baby, look like a canonized saint. Terry and Chandy Indula’s 3-year-old daughter is close to death after being tortured by the dad and stepmom for months on end. Authorities in Modesto, California say that there wasn’t an inch of the girl not covered in blisters, and that her body temp when they found her was 79 degrees. The last official word is that the girl may survive, but with permanent brain damage.
The Indulas – he a real estate broker, she a stay-at-home
abuser er, “mother” – have admitted to the abuse. Their other kids have been taken into state custody; some of them show signs of abuse as well.
It’s sickening to think that people like this can be living in your neighborhood, yet neither you nor anyone else ever catch on that behind those four walls lies a torture pit. Such so-called parents spend more time hiding their crimes from the community than caring for their kids. Look at that cold, dead look in Chandy Indula’s eyes. Did these people ever care for their kids? Were they halfway-decent parents who, one day, just snapped? Doubt it. There was undoubtedly some bizarre strain of “abuser attraction” that brought these two together. They better pray that their little girl lives. Not for her sake, of course; these creatures are probably incapable of such selfless emotion. No, they better pray for some medical miracles if they don’t want their asses to have a date with California’s electric chair.