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.
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