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No Charges After Toddler Died In Car
ohionewsnow.com ^ | 09/06/07 | Unknown

Posted on 09/06/2007 7:18:13 AM PDT by Froufrou

No charges will be filed against a middle school administrator whose toddler daughter died last month when she was left in the back seat of her mother's SUV during a heat wave, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Leaving the child in the car for the work day was "a substantial lapse of due care" but did not meet the definition of reckless conduct necessary for prosecution, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White.

Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, is assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati. Authorities said she left her 2-year-old daughter, Cecilia, strapped into a car seat for about eight hours on Aug. 23 while she was at work at the school.

Temperatures outside reached about 100 degrees.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bonniebittner; castesystem; jerrybittner; neglect; nesselroadslaby; poorbaby
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1 posted on 09/06/2007 7:18:14 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
Disgusting
2 posted on 09/06/2007 7:20:30 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: Froufrou

So, an “assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School” isn’t even smart enough to not leave her kid in the car for 8 hours. Hmmmmm.....


3 posted on 09/06/2007 7:21:50 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Froufrou
while she was at work at the school.

No doubt busy creating a curriculum that includes "gay studies" and "global awareness indoctrination" not to mention "abortion information" to mold young minds.

4 posted on 09/06/2007 7:23:26 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Froufrou
Leaving the child in the car for the work day was “a substantial lapse of due care” but did not meet the definition of reckless conduct necessary for prosecution, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White.

Not prosecuting the perp teacher is a “substantial lapse of prosecutorial responsibility”....

My God, 8 hours in a car with high temperatures, unbelievable

5 posted on 09/06/2007 7:23:27 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Froufrou
"Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, is assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School,..."

This woman is an assistant principal to your children and leaves her own 2 YR OLD strapped in a car seat, inside her parked car in front of school?

As awful as that child abuse was, she now will receive NO punishment?

Where has America gone?

6 posted on 09/06/2007 7:24:25 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: EggsAckley
Sure sounds like there's one set of rules for our lords & masters in government, and another set for the rest of us.

Is there any doubt that a Mrs. Schmoe with no governmental connection would be facing charges?

7 posted on 09/06/2007 7:24:29 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; EggsAckley

The law in Ohio does not provide for charges to be filed when a ‘mistake has been made.’ The woman thought she’d taken the child to the sitter before she stopped for a huge box of donuts. She forgot the child was in the car.


8 posted on 09/06/2007 7:25:08 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

I can’t understand why this wouldn’t fall under neglect or child endangerment.


9 posted on 09/06/2007 7:26:07 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Froufrou

My God, this child was in her life for TWO YEARS, and it didn’t even register that she was in the car!

Unbelievable.


10 posted on 09/06/2007 7:26:17 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Froufrou

The unintended consequences of “car seat madness” and regulations mandated by some “well meaning” but stupid, know nothing bureaucrat.

When you were ALLOWED to put the seat in the FRONT SEAT folks never “forgot” that the kid was in the car.

BUT, the nanny crats didn’t like that idea. Kids got killed because Big Brother Mandated air bags crushed them.

I wonder how many kids really died before air bags and all this “good intention”.?

Seems more kids die from being burned up on a hot day, than ever flew through the windshield.

Seems the more the nanny crats tinker, the more kids die.


11 posted on 09/06/2007 7:26:50 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Froufrou

If the father did this, he’d be serving time.


12 posted on 09/06/2007 7:27:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Froufrou

I have sympathy for this mother. I can see how this could happen. Maybe her husband usually takes the child to a sitter, and she had to do it instead this day. She was thinking about work, the child was sleeping and the motherjust plain forgot the child was in the car.

Very sad, but give the woman a break.


13 posted on 09/06/2007 7:27:48 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Froufrou
So she remembers to get donuts and forgets her child.

These stories just overwhelm me with despair sometimes.

14 posted on 09/06/2007 7:28:12 AM PDT by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: Froufrou

Legalized infanticide.


15 posted on 09/06/2007 7:28:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Froufrou
No charges will be filed against a middle school administrator whose toddler daughter died last month when she was left in the back seat of her mother's SUV during a heat wave, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

In other news, Officer Lovejoy of the Chandler Police was arrested and charged yesterday in the accidental death of his police dog under the very same circumstances

16 posted on 09/06/2007 7:28:17 AM PDT by Wil H (Islam translates to "submission", not "peace" - you can figure out the rest.)
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To: swatbuznik; mbynack; zerosix

I’ve tried to tell myself that losing her child and living with the fact that SHE could have prevented it is more punishment than anything the law could dish out.

It isn’t working for me, but I’ve tried.


17 posted on 09/06/2007 7:28:34 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
The mom:

Did Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby Get Away With Murder?

She's too pretty to go to jail. I think that's the problem here.

18 posted on 09/06/2007 7:30:55 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Froufrou
I could never trust this person again around children, she is unfit to perform her job. This is a classic case of double standards.


19 posted on 09/06/2007 7:31:16 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Froufrou

She’s an “educator”. Her actions fit with her “education”.


20 posted on 09/06/2007 7:31:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dinoparty

So being distracted is now a legitimate excuse for cooking your baby in a car???? Okay.....


21 posted on 09/06/2007 7:32:05 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: Froufrou
No charges will be filed against a middle school administrator
whose toddler daughter died last month...


It sure seems that maybe 5-10 years ago, that when one of these
baby-locked-in-a-hot-car events occurred, the parent responsible
for the tragedy usually was found to have drug/alcohol problems or
was just a generally irresponsible type on the edge of society.

Now-a-days, when I hear of such an event, my first thought is
"probably a person with a lot of degrees".
E.g., the event at University of California, Irvine a few years
back and the recent one in St. Louis. Both involved high-flying
academic types...supposedly "the best and brightest" amongst us.
22 posted on 09/06/2007 7:32:54 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Al Gator

So you’re saying it’s the government’s fault she forgot her 2-year-old?


23 posted on 09/06/2007 7:33:26 AM PDT by thecabal
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To: swatbuznik
She works in a school!!
You telling me that all day she can be surrounded by kids and not think of her own?!

Astounding!
24 posted on 09/06/2007 7:33:39 AM PDT by djf (Send Fred some bread! Not a whole loaf, a slice or two will do!)
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To: jdm

Apparently we have different definitions of pretty.


25 posted on 09/06/2007 7:34:20 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Froufrou

I just can’t see what mindset the woman had to forget the child in the car.

Other than that, isn’t there some kind of signalling device that could be put in reach of the child’’s hand for her/him to call for help?

And maybe the law against putting the chiild in the front seat should be voided.


26 posted on 09/06/2007 7:34:52 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: dinoparty

I have sympathy for this mother. I can see how this could happen. Maybe her husband usually takes the child to a sitter, and she had to do it instead this day. She was thinking about work, the child was sleeping and the motherjust plain forgot the child was in the car.

Very sad, but give the woman a break.

Pathetic, your reply avoids personal responsibility. I am a parent and our children are the complete focus of our lives. You don’t just forget about them under any circumstances....

This kind of “excuse” attitude is a contributing factor in the problems our society face today.....


27 posted on 09/06/2007 7:35:04 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Froufrou
Interesting take on the situation here.

It's an angry black blog complaining that because the perp teacher was white, she got away with it. What's interesting however, is that down the column a bit further, is a story of the same Don White bringing charges against a "less affluent" family under similar circumstances several years earlier. The case was "Ohio v. Jerry Bittner".

Please put aside the blog's racial component for the moment, but look at the fact that the prosecutor did bring charges (and won a 1 year jail term) against someone 7 years ago for what appears to be the very thing that he has just excused.

28 posted on 09/06/2007 7:35:14 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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So you’re saying it’s the government’s fault she forgot her 2-year-old?

No, I think Al Gator is saying that government regulations have made it easier to forget that one's child was in the car.

29 posted on 09/06/2007 7:35:50 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: dinoparty
and she had to do it instead this day.

so maybe the ONE day she 'had' to do it....she couldn't even remember? "thinking about work"? for 8 solid hours? the baby never even occurred to her?

i'm not adding to her own pain...she'll have to suffer for ever for this....but my heart, grief, and sorrow will mostly go to the victim.

30 posted on 09/06/2007 7:35:59 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: jdm

Sorry jdm. I was so busy composing my link to the blog that I missed your posting it too.


31 posted on 09/06/2007 7:36:38 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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To: Lizavetta; mewzilla; dinoparty; AppyPappy; Wil H

I was watching the car being hauled away on Today Show this morning, thinking the poor woman could have got another car instead of the Mercedes and had enough money left to have a nanny at home with her child. I feel so bad for thinking that!


32 posted on 09/06/2007 7:36:51 AM PDT by Froufrou
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I'd like to know how many mothers could go EIGHT hours without thinking of their 2 year-old!!

I'm not a mother, although, I've been called one a few times... But I'd think that any mother of a 2 year-old probably wouldn't go 5 minutes without thinking of what their 2 year-old was up to!

Something smells funny here!

33 posted on 09/06/2007 7:37:13 AM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: dinoparty

I also had some sympathy for the mother but the latest on the story is that this was not the first time she left her daughter in the car. It happened at least three times before the fatal time.


34 posted on 09/06/2007 7:37:22 AM PDT by muggs
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To: zerosix
" a substantial lapse of due care" More like man slaughter..

Whatever legal charges are they are probably nothing compared pain and guilt of being responsible for the death of a family member. I pity her.

35 posted on 09/06/2007 7:38:09 AM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Al Gator
No parent ... no PARENT .. leaves a car without looking inside first ... you just don't open the door, get out, close the door and bustle away.

And no school administrator gets out without reaching over to the passenger seat for their papers or briefcase.

I don't buy the story.

36 posted on 09/06/2007 7:38:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Al Gator

The Law of Unintended Consequences always bites the nanny staters, usually to the detriment — and even death — of the citizens.


37 posted on 09/06/2007 7:39:10 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: SlowBoat407

No problem. I should have mentioned the racism in the blog too. I scanned just a few sentences and didn’t realize the blog owner was that way until after my post.


38 posted on 09/06/2007 7:39:14 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Froufrou

I feel for this woman’s daughter. Being cooked in a car is a horrific way to die.


39 posted on 09/06/2007 7:39:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Millee

Oh, please. She forgot the child in the car. That is the fact. Interpret it how you want, but this is a tragic accident, nothing more.


40 posted on 09/06/2007 7:40:03 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Froufrou
EIGHT HOURS!!!!!

I would call THAT.."a substantial lapse of due care"!!

41 posted on 09/06/2007 7:40:59 AM PDT by Osage Orange (There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse.............................)
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To: Froufrou
Leaving the child in the car for the work day was "a substantial lapse of due care" but did not meet the definition of reckless conduct necessary for prosecution, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White.

How could someone NOT remember they had their child strapped into the car seat? I can't imagine that someone would do this by accident. . .it's beyond what I can understand.

42 posted on 09/06/2007 7:41:19 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: mewzilla
Hyperthermia Deaths of Children in Vehicles
43 posted on 09/06/2007 7:41:56 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Froufrou

‘A mistake’ that takes a LIFE??? No charges to be filed?


44 posted on 09/06/2007 7:42:14 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SlowBoat407

“Jerry and Bonnie concocted a story that Serena’s heat illness had been caused by her being left unattended on a bed where she covered herself in blankets and became overheated.”

This is probably the biggest reason why Bittner was charged. They’re poor alright, but also stupid.


45 posted on 09/06/2007 7:42:41 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: jdm
I can believe this hog had many more Huge boxes of donuts, Much more important than her get!
46 posted on 09/06/2007 7:42:43 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: The Forgotten Man

Get off it, loser.

God forbid if you ever make a mistake that has terrible consequences. This thread will rub it in until the day you die.


47 posted on 09/06/2007 7:43:10 AM PDT by dinoparty
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Very sad

Yes.

but give the woman a break.

I can't. If she can't remember her own child is in the car seat, then she shouldn't be a principle of a school.

48 posted on 09/06/2007 7:43:43 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Froufrou

Not the first time.

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070906/NEWS01/709060386


49 posted on 09/06/2007 7:44:42 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: Froufrou

This makes me absolutely sick. The mother may not be prosecuted, but she will have to live with this devastating, irresponsible act for the rest of her life, not to mention the blame, whether overtly or covertly, from the child’s father, grandparents and other relatives, etc. Her life is destroyed. My guess is authorities realize further punishment wouldn’t make much of a difference.


50 posted on 09/06/2007 7:44:51 AM PDT by Proudcongal (One cannot have an understanding of or respect for the U.S. Constitution and be a leftist.)
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