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Teen in dead fetus case to remain in state custody

http://www.thesunnews.com/news/breaking_news/story/1205125.html

This article is about a juvenile girl whose mother called the police regarding pictures she discovered on her daughter’s cell phone during a two day argument. The pictures were of a dead fetus that had been still born and was less than twenty weeks old, apparently buried at the families prior residence. The juvenile is charged with destruction and or desecration of human remains, she has been in custody since Monday and will remain at DJJ for mental evaluation for the next ten days.

Of course this is very sad. But my question is why did it happen maybe if we as a society recognized that not all young ladies are able to share a pregency with their parents with out fear of consequences. And if we as a society had organizations to offer free prenatal care and a plan for adoption after birth for the baby than things like this will stop happening. Further I would like to point out what I belive is a very ethical and just stance that our state- as is the norm-to protect the identity of the defender and her family. This girl will have to live with this tragedy forever however being that she is a juvenile I am gald that this will not follow her around on her arresst record. I am not sure what her punishment will be for this crime. However I hope that there will be more than just a punishment I hope that this girl will recieve what ever services she needs to move on from this tragedy that I am sure she did not intend to happen. It would be unethical for us as a society to just lock her up for whatever amt of time.  I think that one life has already been lost and we should do everything necessary to make sure this young lady does not waste her life over this tragedy in a constant state of depression or addiction.

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  1. bnjoe
    December 8, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I agree with what you said about not being able to tell family members about your pregnancy, but that is what school counselors and teachers are for. I understand that they do things to try to prevent themselves from being viewed as a bad person but no person has the right to take the life of another. Maybe they should seek some form of therapy for the young lady and not make her do jail time. Sometimes a person just needs to feel loved and to feel that they have someone there who they can talk to.

  2. courtnei86
    December 8, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    This young girl probably felt like she had nobody to tell she was pregnant. You can only get so much guidance from the internet and she probably didn’t know what to do. But you have to ask where the parents were during this. Of course she could talk to teachers and consolers but maybe she felt like she couldn’t. Some type of program should be develop for young girls that feel like they have no one and don’t know what to do in this situation. Maybe that could prevent this tragedy from happening again. Also the young girl does need counseling and should be charged as a juvenile.

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