Thursday, July 30, 2009

A crazy story, with a 'happy' ending...of sorts.

I usually don't post news stories on here, but this one was so shocking, weird and bizarre, that I had to share it.

Basically, a mother of three in in Worcester (MA) was killed and her unborn, 8 month old fetus was taken from her body. As it turns out, the baby was found alive in NH and the suspect arrested. Apparently the suspect was an 'acquaintance' of the victim.
She was caught because she suddenly was in possession of a newborn and none of her friends recalled her being pregnant. Did she think that she'd get away with that???
Once the story his the news, the suspect's friends called the police and let them know about their friends 'mysterious' pregnancy. As a result, she was arrested and the baby was found (in what seems to be good health).
You can read more about it here.

There certainly are some sick, sick, people in this world.

Maybe this is weird of me to bring up, but to be honest, it's the first thing that I thought of when I heard this story.
This is a PERFECT example of how people going through the DCF adoption process end up with a newborn baby. The victim was estranged from her mother, and her maternal grandmother already had legal custody of her two oldest children(5 and 3 years old). Her youngest child (18 months) was in her custody at the time of the murder, but at this point is in the custody of DCF. I would imagine that the newborn will follow that same route and will also be put in DCF's custody.

I was happy to hear that the baby was found alive (and presumably well) and that the family didn't have to suffer through that loss as well. I hope that the 18 month old and the newborn end up with families that can give them a new lease on life after having such a rough start.
Maybe the grandmother would be able to take all 4 children into her custody? That may be impossible, especially if she's raising them on her own....but at the very least, I hope all 4 siblings are kept together in some way and have a 'future' together.

Wishful thinking....

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