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Infant girl dies of starvation after her parents replaced her formula with water and cereal to save
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Posted on 05/19/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT by Morgana

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Infant girl dies of starvation after her parents replaced her formula with water and cereal to save money

A suburban Chicago couple was accused Friday of the unthinkable – starving their infant daughter to death.

Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, both of Barrington, were initially arrested January 8 after paramedics called to their home found their seven month-old daughter Mya dead on the dining room table.

They were found to have replaced the child's precious baby formula with water, cereal and the occasional glob of baby food, sources told the Chicago Tribune.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: death; dies; infant
Ever hear of breast feeding?
1 posted on 05/19/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
perhaps they were both....transgendered??


2 posted on 05/19/2014 12:25:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Morgana

Lesbian couple to concerned with making themselves happy to care for anyone else.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Morgana

Did they even have an ebt card?


4 posted on 05/19/2014 12:28:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Human waste. Flush ‘em. They’d better serve humanity as fertilizer.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The thing on the right... That’s a man, baby!


6 posted on 05/19/2014 12:28:48 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Morgana

Looks lime there was plenty of money for tats.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 12:29:58 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: CrazyIvan

lime - like


8 posted on 05/19/2014 12:31:01 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Morgana

Guess, they’ll save a lot more money than they could ever have dreamed.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 12:31:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CrazyIvan

I guess there wasn’t enough money after smokes and crack. Great parenting, you feral losers.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 12:32:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

You can bet they had cigs in they pockets and some 40’s in the fridge.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 12:39:01 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Morgana

When my granddaughter was a baby my son in law flew the coop for greener pastures. My daughter was breast feeding but the stress dried her up. I bought the formula to help her out...it was outrageously expensive, but I bought enough for the whole month and then some each month. I had a hard time finding enough of the brand we used on the shelves, store clerks and managers thought I was nuts to buy it all at once. I knew if worst came to worst the baby was eating! I cannot wrap my head around people like this!


12 posted on 05/19/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: MeshugeMikey

Another “pet” baby gone.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:10 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Morgana

To save money? Weren’t they on Food Stamps and WIC?


14 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:11 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Morgana

Let’s just throw more public money at the problem, that’ll fix it. /sarc


15 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:12 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

No. Where does it say so?


16 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Tammy8

We have a 4 year old and 2 year old. Mom and I made the decision to buy in bulk, in advance, at least 6 month of formula. We actually bought more than that. We got hit HARD in the wallet, but we knew in a crisis our children would eat, and when they moved to solid foods, the churches, disaster recovery assistance teams, and the needy really appreciated our New-In-Box excess formula!


17 posted on 05/19/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: GraceG

Yeah, but that shouldn’t have to be used for baby formula./sarc


18 posted on 05/19/2014 12:50:29 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Tammy8

The feral population is large. If you recall there was a house fire that killed two children and during the interview with the aunt she was quite cheery but upset that she couldn’t get in to the house to get her food stamps from her purse.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 12:57:36 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Blood of Tyrants

(Reference to Austin Powers movie line...)


20 posted on 05/19/2014 1:17:27 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Morgana
Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, both of Barrington, were initially arrested January 8 after paramedics called to their home found their seven month-old daughter Mya dead on the dining room table.

Kids having kids. Odds are the grandmother is in her late 30s and the father is a distant rumor. The destruction of traditional black families by liberals touting Great Society welfare programs isn't something that's going to be solved easily or anytime soon.
21 posted on 05/19/2014 1:27:24 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: TangoLimaSierra

At the link there’s a pic of the so-called man taking a selfie with a phone. He has a phone, but his child starves. Public hanging would be good in this case.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:27 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Animals, feral animals! My heart cries for this baby.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:10 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: MeshugeMikey; GeronL

I’m kinda wondering the same.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:39 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: GraceG

Yea they did but let it lapse. No one is sure why. Plus you have to figure there are local food banks they could have gone to. This is America after all.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 1:42:41 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I think we should all express sympathy for the judge who is going to have to clean up this mess.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: DCBryan1

I am surprised you could find that much formula, I had trouble buying enough for much more than a month. If I lived in town I could have kept buying on different days- but I live in the sticks. I would usually have to get a manager to get more out of the back for me to get a month’s supply- they usually only had a few cans on the shelf. I only bought the largest size canister and the store manager told me most people only bought enough for 3 or 4 days at a time, so that is how they stocked it. Yikes! I did get way ahead and ended up donating the extra to a battered women shelter, it really was appreciated.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Tammy8

“My daughter was breast feeding but the stress dried her up.”

That is an unfortunate situation. I find it strange that most women don’t even consider breast feeding to begin with or that society as a whole is so against it. Formula is great as a back up but really the breast was developed by God for the baby, sorry guys but that is the way it is.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 1:46:48 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: kcvl

I’ll play devil’s advocate here.

He/she could have had the tats for years before the child was born?

Photos are cheap/free these days. All one has to do is point/click with a cell phone and upload it on the computer. Not like the old days when one took a roll of film to a Kodak box to develop.

Twins in the same crib? I’ve heard of it after all they are twins and shared the same womb. Some parents do it because the babies are so close they don’t want to be seperated and wine when they are.

However not getting food stamps and making the babies sleep in a cold basement when they were upstairs where it was warm? Yea that pretty much tells me they did not give a ____. If they were that poor and did not have heat most parents would keep the babies in bed with them! Most parents would be at a food bank or church soup kitchen. I just don’t know what is wrong with these two.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Dr. Thorne
At the link there’s a pic of the so-called man taking a selfie with a phone. He has a phone, but his child starves. Public hanging would be good in this case.

He had diamond earrings too. Feral.
33 posted on 05/19/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Morgana

Too lazy to reinstate WIC to buy formula!


35 posted on 05/19/2014 2:09:41 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: DCBryan1

That much buying ahead could have been a catastrophe if the baby had been allergic to it. It does happen.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 2:14:30 PM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: Morgana

May this poor baby RIP.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: Morgana

Retroactive Abortion. Nothing to see here.

The child does not have a right to life until it is old enough to vote Democrat... Three-and-a-half or so...


38 posted on 05/19/2014 2:28:20 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Morgana

two more vacant sets of eyes I have never seen.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 2:28:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Morgana

yuck, who would suck on those breasts? The baby probably said NO!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 05/19/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

You mean these people weren’t getting food stamps and WIC? They are morons.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: MeshugeMikey

What an upstanding couple. If an alien landed at their house, the alien would say there’s no intelligent life.


43 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:52 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Ditter

The baby is in a better place. Which is heaven, not the Chicago hellhole!!!!


44 posted on 05/19/2014 5:41:02 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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