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Son: Mom cried NY river plunge 'terrible mistake'
Yahoo/AP ^

Posted on 04/14/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT by nuconvert

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid Hudson River changed her mind as the van sank and cried, "I made a mistake, I made a terrible mistake," said her 10-year-old son, who survived by crawling out a window and swimming ashore.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armstrong; drownedchildren; hudsonriver; newburgh; ny; suicidalmother
This story gets sadder each time they release more details.
1 posted on 04/14/2011 5:22:23 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

It’s very sad. But one of the worst things I have seen are the reactions here on FR. Gads, people, grow a heart.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 5:25:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Why, did she have a heart when she drowned her kids?


5 posted on 04/14/2011 5:29:00 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: livius

Just not much I can say to this one.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 5:30:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rbmillerjr

The mother died too.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 5:31:10 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: nuconvert

I’m so glad that he heard her say that. Somehow, I think he might be able to forgive her and not feel guilty that he lived though everyone else died.


8 posted on 04/14/2011 5:32:18 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: max americana

But....but.....she was sick......just like Andrea Yates.....so we must take pity on women who kill their children. /s


9 posted on 04/14/2011 5:33:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I want to start the “Mothers who Kill their Children” fan club, you in? /s


10 posted on 04/14/2011 5:35:59 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: Clara Lou
"I’m so glad that he heard her say that."

I could never put myself in that Mother's brain, but I feel that her comments were directed to herself, and not to the innocent children.

11 posted on 04/14/2011 5:36:50 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: Clara Lou

Unfortunately, right now he’s blaming himself for not teaching his siblings how to swim. And probably thinking he should have gotten help faster. And he will blame his stepfather for driving his mother to this.


12 posted on 04/14/2011 5:37:44 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

It’s a bizarre story, since at first they made it sound as if the mom had dropped off the 10 year-old which led me to wonder if it was because he had a different father, but then it turns out he’s only alive because he escaped.


13 posted on 04/14/2011 5:40:48 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: nuconvert

I believe I’ve read before that many suicidal people have second thoughts, often after it’s too late. Sad story. I feel so bad for this ten year old kid.


15 posted on 04/14/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: catbertz

Yes. My heart goes out to him


16 posted on 04/14/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GnuHere

Yeah - the media, as usual, got the story wrong initially.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 5:46:22 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

My heart breaks for this little boy and his deceased siblings. May God Bless Them.


18 posted on 04/14/2011 5:46:32 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: de.rm

You, sir, are a dumbass.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 5:49:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: nuconvert

Pray for the boy that he can grow up with some degree of normalcy and happiness in this life, or better yet, positively affect others. He has a nightmarish burden.


20 posted on 04/14/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT by Big Bronson
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To: livius

It is very sad that people think the only way out from stuff is suicide.

It is much worse that they take others with them and murder them.

They can hardly be viewed as victims or felt very badly for murdering others along with themselves. People I would normally possibly have some sympathy for, I don’t when they murder others as well.

Because I have a bigger heart for the people they murder. If you can’t understand that, that’s your problem.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 5:55:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thanks for your reply to that jerk, I couldn’t reply as his post was wiped out.


22 posted on 04/14/2011 5:56:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: nuconvert

Made a terrible mistake, about what????? No one knows that answer.


23 posted on 04/14/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: livius

Agree.

Some people are just sick.

God help her and her kids.


24 posted on 04/14/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: nuconvert

The woman had a few minutes to contemplate her mistake. I pray for the child and his future.


25 posted on 04/14/2011 5:58:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: catbertz
"I believe I’ve read before that many suicidal people have second thoughts, often after it’s too late."

In Slouching Towards Gomorrah" Bork makes the case that for that precise reason, many *assisted suicides* are in fact murders with a second party killing an unwilling victim.

26 posted on 04/14/2011 6:01:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dacus943

I’m sure that you’re correct. But at least he heard her admit she’d made a mistake.


27 posted on 04/14/2011 6:02:15 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Secret Agent Man

From one of the other stories I read, the mom was mentally ill. I mean, paranoid, thought she was being watched, thought the lights were turning off and on in her home by themselves... of course, maybe it was drug-induced, I don’t know.


28 posted on 04/14/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: livius

You’ve been here long enough that you shouldn’t be surprised. Some of the posters here come from the lowest common denominator of humanity.


29 posted on 04/14/2011 6:05:01 PM PDT by streetpreacher (I'm not a preacher of anything; I'm just a recipient and unworthy steward of God's grace.)
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To: Clara Lou
I’m so glad that he heard her say that. Somehow, I think he might be able to forgive her and not feel guilty that he lived though everyone else died.

I agree. May God bless this family.
30 posted on 04/14/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by khnyny (Obama - you're fired!! - Donald Trump)
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To: cripplecreek

Murder, suicide and divorce are just beyond my understanding.


31 posted on 04/14/2011 6:10:03 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: dfwgator
This women was probably like Yates in that she killed her children so they would goto heaven before they reached the age of accountability in her mind, or before the Antichrist got to her children in her mind, It won't surprise me if this is what she was thinking. Just for the record I don't believe in the age of accountability stuff for salvation or that we are in the very end of the end times.
32 posted on 04/14/2011 6:32:32 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite ( post 1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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before they reached the age of accountability in her mind...

There is no special "age of accountability" in the Bible...people are sinful from birth...that was the Psalmist's worldview (Psalm 51:5; 58:3)...

33 posted on 04/14/2011 8:02:28 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: nuconvert
right now he’s blaming himself for not teaching his siblings how to swim

Forget the swimming.. little kids in what has to be near freezing water. They never had more than a few minutes.

Like child molesters, she should be publicly executed. The example of her death for doing it should be set as a warning to other nuts out there.

Don't whine at me about how hard we are being on this child murderer.... was she concerned about anything other than her self when she executed those kids?

Find the temperature of the water she killed the kids in and chain her in the same care and sink it. Doors locked, case closed.
34 posted on 04/14/2011 8:02:59 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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She drowned with the kids.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 8:08:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: streetpreacher
Some of the posters here come from the lowest common denominator of humanity.

Just like the mother here right? You are right, she just voted she wants to not be part of rational society. So society should help her opt out.

To the murderer should be the same as the victim. I assure you there would be many fewer if they saw the televised method of her death,,, the same she gave the children, just televised.

That should prevent more from happening.
36 posted on 04/14/2011 8:13:51 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: nuconvert

Good, sorry I missed the rest of the story.


37 posted on 04/14/2011 8:19:45 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: JSteff

She’s already dead she died with the kids.I just can’t imagine being so mad that you’d resort to this?I feel for the 10 yo and I hope his Dad is involved in his life because he is going to need him now.


38 posted on 04/14/2011 9:38:21 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: nuconvert

Weird, the AP has removed this story when you search for this title. It has been removed everywhere that uses AP feeds. Somehow this yahoo link is active but if you search the title on google it will show a newer short article.


39 posted on 04/15/2011 10:02:45 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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