Skip to comments.Pregnant woman accused of abadoning children for baby shower
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.
26 years old, with an eleven year old child. Sheesh.
"It Probably Felt Right At The Time".
Another sterling product of our cradle to grave welfare state I'm guessing
Youngest child is 5 months old, and she's pregnant again. I hope all five of the children find permanent adoptive homes quickly.
..and she's 26, guess the Dads were unavailable for comment,eh?
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 :)
No chance that she is on welfare I bet.
"Blue" State Liberal Ping!
A natural extension of "Women's Lib". Why not also be liberated from the responsibility of your childres' welfare?
No, she pawned it to buy booze and crack....
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
I hope she got some cute stuff at the shower
11 years old! To complete the cycle, in 4 short years, Mom would no doubt be Grandma.
She's the poster girl for Democrat Family Values.
Hillary should take her on tour in '08
Mmmmm! Decaying uncooked beef!
..I doubt it,unless all FIVE child welfare service consulars show up at the same time.....and bring fresh beef
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....
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.
26 and on her 5th child. Somehow Bush is at fault for this.
You're missing the point....it's an excuser to PARTY!!!!
My MD sister-in-law delivered the eighth child of a woman who was 20. No twins.
I have five babies. I was thrown a baby shower for my fifth baby. He was a complete surprise. When we moved, not knowing I was pregnant we threw out all our baby things (don't they say that's the way to ensure pregnancy?). I asked around my church if anyone had anything I could borrow. Instead I wound up with a baby shower and a lot of new friends.
Just scratched Lilly of my list of names if we are having a girl.
I've seen it done many times with a later baby or when it was pretty apparent that no baby things remained.
In this woman's case, I go for 'excuse to party' reason. :)
I supposed Lillie is still on the list then.
same here, you only get a shower for your first.
I don't think this lady reads emily post though.
"26 and on her 5th child. Somehow Bush is at fault for this."
Yeah: Lyndon Baines Bush.
The previous baby is only 5 months old, so she probably needs duplicates, like if she had twins.
We give away baby things when we move, too, and then end up needing more!
"It Probably Felt Right At The Time".
She replied, "No, its indecent. You know, when it is long enough and hard enough and in far enough.. it is indecent!"
I'm being bad again! < slap>
Don't like it spelled Lillie. Don't know why. Just don't. So they are both off.
Seriously, 'Mothers' like this make me sick.
I use my bathtub to make my gin or my beer!! I wasn't aware I could also age beef in it too!! Thanks for the tip.
Infusing your moonshine with rotting beef gives it a nice musky 'edge'!
Of course marital status is not mentioned. This means the kids are poor bastards possibly from multiple dads.
Or even, multiple dads each. It's hard to keep track, you know...
I hope she got STERLIZED for her shower...but she probably just got some more crack...
100% chance she is on welfare....and probably to lazy to vote ..but if she did..it would be Democrat
Gee....Dad was not available to watch the kids? Oh, that's right, welfare queen. Off to celebrate yet another increase in her monthly booze and drug check
My sister had her 2nd baby a year ago, but a baby shower was truly necessary. She had long since given away everything she had received from the first, since there was a 15 year age difference between them.
Ahhhhh!! Nothing better than some 'shine with a musky edge. What kind of cheese and crackers should I serve with this "tasty" musk 'shine? I don't think the French have a suitable cheese yet for this treat, would goat cheese do?( I get a discount at the local Muslim collective market, so I was hoping something would be o.k. from there.)
In my circle of friends, most of us have three or four kids each...I think we did a shower everytime. Things wear out, styles change. I went through three or four strollers and three car seats at least for four kids. Plus, getting together was just a lot of fun. Of course, all of us had husbands to take care of the other kids while we ladies had fun! Now we are going to graduations and soon, I guess, weddings! I expect my daughter will be first since I was the "early bloomer" of the group.
Not if they are from the same father.
Gross .... but likely true!
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