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Pregnant woman accused of abadoning children for baby shower
2005 Syracuse.com. All Rights Reserved. ^ | 11.08.05 | AP

Posted on 11/08/2005 8:00:34 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

BUFFALO NY--A pregnant woman was arrested Sunday after she left her four young children home alone to attend her own baby shower.

Lillie P. Maxwell, 26, of Buffalo, was charged with eight counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Her children, who range in age from 5 months to 11 years old, were left in an apartment strewn with rotting food, open liquor bottles and decaying uncooked beef in the kitchen sink, police said.

Her 22-month-old son suffered from a possible abdominal hernia and was taken to a hospital, police said.

Police said the children were so cold they raised the heat themselves, placing it at 80 degrees.

Maxwell was arrested when she returned from the shower. She is being held on $2,500 bail.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: unclearontheconcept; wheresdearolddad
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"Mother of the Year," right here.
1 posted on 11/08/2005 8:00:34 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

26 years old, with an eleven year old child. Sheesh.


2 posted on 11/08/2005 8:02:55 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Frist would be a great Majority Leader if he had 65 seats..make that 75)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

"It Probably Felt Right At The Time".


3 posted on 11/08/2005 8:03:08 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ErnBatavia

Another sterling product of our cradle to grave welfare state I'm guessing


4 posted on 11/08/2005 8:04:28 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Youngest child is 5 months old, and she's pregnant again. I hope all five of the children find permanent adoptive homes quickly.


5 posted on 11/08/2005 8:04:38 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not being paid enough to worry about all this stuff ... so I don't.)
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Her children, who range in age from 5 months to 11 years old,

..and she's 26, guess the Dads were unavailable for comment,eh?

Doogle

6 posted on 11/08/2005 8:05:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

OK,
Southern Belle coming out here,
But around here it's considered tacky to give an expectant mother a baby shower for her 5th pregnancy.

Sorta like, by #5, you should have all the baby stuff you need by now :)


7 posted on 11/08/2005 8:06:17 AM PST by najida (Sometimes the only justice we'll ever get is having our story heard.)
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To: Doogle

No chance that she is on welfare I bet.


8 posted on 11/08/2005 8:07:39 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

"Blue" State Liberal Ping!


9 posted on 11/08/2005 8:07:44 AM PST by pabianice
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A natural extension of "Women's Lib". Why not also be liberated from the responsibility of your childres' welfare?


10 posted on 11/08/2005 8:07:55 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: najida

No, she pawned it to buy booze and crack....


11 posted on 11/08/2005 8:08:25 AM PST by Concho
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Is it customary to have a shower for each child?

It's like having a bachelorette party for your 4th wedding - kind of loses it's charm, I would think.

On a seperate note - I simply cannot fathom how some people, especially with children in their care, can willingly live in such squalor. It would seem to me that there's a natural instinct to disregard one's own filth - let alone the maternal instincts of defending & protecting your offspring.

Of course, in this woman's case, I'd suspect a steady regimen of drugs and alcohol has dulled her instincts and sense of right vs. wrong.

$10 says her laywer claims she's messed up becasue "the system let her down" or some such squawkboxery


12 posted on 11/08/2005 8:09:02 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Yeah, let me get back to you on that)
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Father's Day at her house is pandemonium.
13 posted on 11/08/2005 8:09:37 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope she got some cute stuff at the shower


14 posted on 11/08/2005 8:09:39 AM PST by woofie
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11 years old! To complete the cycle, in 4 short years, Mom would no doubt be Grandma.


15 posted on 11/08/2005 8:10:28 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: pabianice

She's the poster girl for Democrat Family Values.

Hillary should take her on tour in '08


16 posted on 11/08/2005 8:11:53 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Barbara Manatee, you are the one for me.)
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in an apartment strewn with rotting food, open liquor bottles and decaying uncooked beef

Mmmmm! Decaying uncooked beef!

17 posted on 11/08/2005 8:12:20 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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Father's Day at her house is pandemonium

..I doubt it,unless all FIVE child welfare service consulars show up at the same time.....and bring fresh beef

Doogle

18 posted on 11/08/2005 8:13:57 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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Strange how the worst of mental midgets are as fertile as the Nile and many women who could be great parents can't conceive a child....


19 posted on 11/08/2005 8:15:08 AM PST by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: najida
Sorta like, by #5, you should have all the baby stuff you need by now :)

It's more a celebration of an increase in the family by then - pretty much all I've seen given is stuff like diapers, baby shampoo, etc. Of course by #5 you may have worn the stroller out & need a new one.

20 posted on 11/08/2005 8:15:15 AM PST by nina0113
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