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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
"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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To: Behind Liberal Lines
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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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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To: Doogle
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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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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To: Behind Liberal Lines
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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To: ladyjane
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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

26 and on her 5th child. Somehow Bush is at fault for this.


21 posted on 11/08/2005 8:15:21 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: najida
"...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."

You're missing the point....it's an excuser to PARTY!!!!

22 posted on 11/08/2005 8:16:39 AM PST by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Phantom Lord

My MD sister-in-law delivered the eighth child of a woman who was 20. No twins.


23 posted on 11/08/2005 8:17:01 AM PST by nina0113
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To: najida

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.


24 posted on 11/08/2005 8:19:02 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


25 posted on 11/08/2005 8:19:51 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Just scratched Lilly of my list of names if we are having a girl.


26 posted on 11/08/2005 8:20:02 AM PST by elc
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To: HungarianGypsy

Agreed,

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. :)


27 posted on 11/08/2005 8:21:49 AM PST by najida (Sometimes the only justice we'll ever get is having our story heard.)
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To: elc
Just scratched Lilly of my list of names if we are having a girl.

I supposed Lillie is still on the list then.

28 posted on 11/08/2005 8:22:02 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: najida

same here, you only get a shower for your first.

I don't think this lady reads emily post though.


29 posted on 11/08/2005 8:22:35 AM PST by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: Phantom Lord

"26 and on her 5th child. Somehow Bush is at fault for this."

Yeah: Lyndon Baines Bush.


30 posted on 11/08/2005 8:22:48 AM PST by dsc
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To: najida
Sorta like, by #5, you should have all the baby stuff you need by now :)

The previous baby is only 5 months old, so she probably needs duplicates, like if she had twins.

31 posted on 11/08/2005 8:24:09 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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To: elc
Just scratched Lilly of my list of names if we are having a girl.

Here too, we were considering Lillianna "lillie" for short.... don't think so anymore...
32 posted on 11/08/2005 8:24:56 AM PST by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: HungarianGypsy

We give away baby things when we move, too, and then end up needing more!


33 posted on 11/08/2005 8:25:26 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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To: woofie
She's registered at Bubba's Discount Liquor Barn and Neighborhood Discount Smokes.
34 posted on 11/08/2005 8:26:04 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Yarn-ho.)
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To: martin_fierro

"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>


35 posted on 11/08/2005 8:29:53 AM PST by lawdude (Err Amerika induces "in-talk-sication".)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Seems like she could also be registered as the incoming president of the Young Democrats Club. She has all of the qualifications for it,,,she is young, rather dimwitted, does not care about anyone but herself, likes to party, and leaves the work to others to take care of. She should run for public office with those virtues!! (please excuse sarcasm,but I really feel sorry for the little kids involved with this POS Mother they have!)
36 posted on 11/08/2005 8:35:58 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Phantom Lord

Don't like it spelled Lillie. Don't know why. Just don't. So they are both off.


37 posted on 11/08/2005 8:37:44 AM PST by elc
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To: geezerwheezer
I understand completely...I look at my kids and can't imagine subjecting to the conditions that are described. I keep my rotting beef in the bathtub, like any good Mom! ;-P

Seriously, 'Mothers' like this make me sick.

38 posted on 11/08/2005 8:41:05 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Yarn-ho.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

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.


39 posted on 11/08/2005 8:59:16 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: geezerwheezer
LEL's Krafty Kitchen Hints:

Infusing your moonshine with rotting beef gives it a nice musky 'edge'!

40 posted on 11/08/2005 9:08:48 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Yarn-ho.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Of course marital status is not mentioned. This means the kids are poor bastards possibly from multiple dads.


41 posted on 11/08/2005 9:14:15 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: GOP_1900AD
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...

42 posted on 11/08/2005 9:18:59 AM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: woofie

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


43 posted on 11/08/2005 9:35:11 AM PST by Youngman442002
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To: ErnBatavia

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


44 posted on 11/08/2005 9:49:17 AM PST by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: najida

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.


45 posted on 11/08/2005 9:54:17 AM PST by Serb5150 (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42)
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To: LongElegantLegs

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.)


46 posted on 11/08/2005 10:28:18 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Serb5150

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.


47 posted on 11/08/2005 10:47:41 AM PST by aberaussie
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Is it customary to have a shower for each child?

Not if they are from the same father.

48 posted on 11/08/2005 11:07:05 AM PST by scouse
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To: scouse

HAHAHAHA! ZING!


49 posted on 11/08/2005 11:24:18 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Barbara Manatee, you are the one for me.)
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To: Shalom Israel

Gross .... but likely true!


50 posted on 11/08/2005 3:42:53 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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