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Mothers also to blame

I would like to ask the Spokane County prosecutor’s office one thing, if I may: Why is it that the mothers of murdered babies are never held responsible for the infant’s death? After all, they are the ones who have let evil into their homes to injure or kill their children.

Doesn’t child endangerment hold any credibility in these situations? I honestly do not know how your office or the police officers handling these calls can restrain themselves after witnessing these senseless deaths over and over and over again.

If the mother of this particular little boy had knowledge of this abuse prior to the murder, and did nothing to stop it, then she is just as guilty as he is and should be held accountable for her actions, or lack thereof.

Jeanie Smith

Nine Mile Falls


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