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DA: Mom left infant alone in woods because she wanted 'fresh start' ( Pa )
wpxi ^ | Feb. 28, 2013

Posted on 03/01/2013 12:17:49 PM PST by george76

WALL, Pa. — East McKeesport police said a 24-year-old mother left her 8-month-old baby alone in a wooded area Wednesday evening with only a one-piece on and a bottle of milk.

According to the criminal complaint, Jennifer Cutruzzula told officers she intentionally left the child near Irwin Street in the Borough of Wall because she wanted a "fresh start."

"She admitted she put the baby there, left a bottle of milk with the child and said she had been overwhelmed," said East McKessport police Chief Russ Stroschein.

Investigators said a person living near the area saw Cutruzzula walk into the woods and leave the child. That neighbor called 911 and then rescued the baby.

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1 posted on 03/01/2013 12:17:54 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Well, she’s gonna get one..........


2 posted on 03/01/2013 12:19:07 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: george76

Well you know, in Obama’s world if a woman makes a mistake she shouldn’t be punished with a baby.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 12:20:17 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: george76

probably a very casual thing for her too

ugh


4 posted on 03/01/2013 12:26:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

Good God, turning the child over to an adoption agency was just too much of a strain?

This one of the bitter fruits of the amoral mindset of “choice.” Don’t want that commitment? Cast it aside and forget about it.. it’s all about YOU!


5 posted on 03/01/2013 12:27:16 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: george76

Exactly how is this morally different from hiring Planned Parenthood to murder your baby before birth? Her mistake was in doing the job herself, and failing, instead of hiring a professional.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 12:29:16 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: george76

As the father of a five month old, I couldn’t imagine leaving my precious one alone for a SECOND.

She will get a “fresh start” in prison.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 12:30:28 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Red Badger

Remember those a$$inine laws - you can take a baby to a fire station and leave him there and walk away and no one will hassle you about it?

I knew the dumb law wasn’t working. A person who would leave her baby at a fire station wouldn’t give a $h!t about leaving him in a dumpster. Typical stupid liberal law.

Maybe they’ll change the liberal law so as to pay the mother for leaving the baby. EBT card of course.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 12:37:48 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberals always demand a strengthening of liberal laws that don't work.)
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To: allmendream

The fact of being a parent to a 5 month old has nothing to do with it. You would not let any harm come to my 21 month old neice, either. It has to do with fundamental decency. You have some, this mother had none.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 12:42:01 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Red Badger

Yep...and her dance card is going to be full in the State Pen.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 12:43:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ScottinVA
Good God, turning the child over to an adoption agency was just too much of a strain?
It's even easier than that. In many (most?) states, you can legally abandon your baby at any firehouse/cop station/hospital, etc., w/o fear of being arrested.
11 posted on 03/01/2013 12:46:47 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: george76

All these hospitals around with signs saying you can leave a baby there and she goes into a woods.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 12:52:59 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
I think we have real mental illness at work here, not to excuse her, however.

And is there a dad in all this? Bad choices, mental illness, and severe (real) post partum may have combined to help this criminal act along.

13 posted on 03/01/2013 12:57:43 PM PST by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: Martin Tell

I agree with you. Not to excuse the behavior but this woman sounds mentally unstable. the only thing I can think of is that she has severe post=partum depression as she said she was “overwhelmed”. Her behavior just doesn’t make sense otherwise...she knew people saw her, she didn’t kill the child. I would want to evaluate her mental status, as well as find out if she is abusing drugs and what her home situation is like.

the authorities will no doubt do all that and maybe there is a relative that can take the child.

I do give her credit for not having an abortion and not “harming” the child. the behavior here doesn’t make sense otherwise.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 1:04:46 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: I want the USA back

Remember those a$$inine laws - you can take a baby to a fire station and leave him there and walk away and no one will hassle you about it?

I knew the dumb law wasn’t working. A person who would leave her baby at a fire station wouldn’t give a $h!t about leaving him in a dumpster. Typical stupid liberal law.
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That is not true. For hundreds of years women have left their babies on doorsteps or in special cradles avaible at monostaries and convents. Many women who are unable to manage the child would love a no questions asked way to give up custody.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 1:06:03 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

I agree that sicko breeders should be abe to drop off their children in a safe place.

This woman has a screw loose and hopefully will get a new start in prision for attempted murder.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 1:20:07 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: ScottinVA
This one of the bitter fruits of the amoral mindset of “choice.”

I agree as to your premise but I sense a deeper concern.

The young woman was overwhelmed with caring for a child, presumably alone. Her isolation had to be palpable, unmitigated by adult interest or paternal involvement. I can imagine the extremity of her isolation extending even to her child.

A fresh start meant for her the death of her life and that of her child. Her act was a kind of suicide, mitigated only by continuing to breath.

Her awareness of the desperation of her plight notwithstanding this is a lost soul trapped in hell.

Should she be adjudicated? Certainly.

Should we seek to bring the love of Christ to her? With absolute certainty.

17 posted on 03/01/2013 1:20:58 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: ScottinVA

This has been going on for millennia. Not much has changed in human nature, eh? This is sad, but I am thankful the baby is all right. Better off without that poor excuse for a mom.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 1:27:05 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Martin Tell

He’ll, the left probably will get all kind of indignant and spin this as just a sixth-trimester abortion and the poor woman is being badgered for exercising her constitutional right.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 1:31:29 PM PST by skimbell
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To: george76

Guilty!

20 posted on 03/01/2013 1:33:12 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

You viewpoint on the matter could be because you actually value life, human life in particular.

Leftists do not. “A pig is a dog is a rat is a boy” as a philosophy will have results such as this.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 1:35:04 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: I want the USA back
Remember those a$$inine laws - you can take a baby to a fire station and leave him there and walk away and no one will hassle you about it?

Sounds like a right to life law to me. This law has my support.

22 posted on 03/01/2013 1:38:15 PM PST by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: Enterprise

Looks like the meth is doing its work.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 1:38:33 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Agree, methface indeed. The baby is so much better off without this scum influencing it.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 1:41:16 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: george76

There will be a liberal lawyer claiming she was suffering from postpartum depression or psychosis and she’ll walk.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 1:42:05 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: george76

Some states have laws authorizing safe drop off points where a parent can bring an unwanted child, leave it, no questions asked. A good idea, it could save little lives..

This woman should be charged with attempted murder.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 1:53:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
It has to do with fundamental decency. You have some, this mother had none.

Nail on the head and "fundamental decency" isn't something that can be taught to a 16 year old "mother".

27 posted on 03/01/2013 1:56:41 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: george76

Its horrible that this mother did this but its a good chance to remember that prior to 100 years ago, families did this all the time. Its the basis for the Hansel & Gretel story. Not to say this woman was justified but it shows how far we have come as a society that this is now a crime.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 1:58:10 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Louis Foxwell
Should we seek to bring the love of Christ to her? With absolute certainty.

While I agree with you, prisons have Chaplains, church services and church outreach programs. God will judge her eternal fate and He does provide an "out", she should pay the piper on earth though, if for no other reason than to serve as a warning to other parents considering doing what she did.

29 posted on 03/01/2013 2:04:15 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: george76

My wife and I, after losing our first son the day after he was born, have been blessed with another. He reached eight months of age a few days ago.

He has had a lingering chest cold, and he’s been miserable. Sometimes it has been overwhelming.

We wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Both of us work full time ... but we have worked with our employers to stagger schedules, so that nearly 24 hours a day, every day, at least one of us can be with him. He’s finally getting over that cold and he’s smiling, laughing, crawling, sitting up, and trying to stand.

I cannot imagine doing what this young woman did. It just boggles the mind. The “safe havens” — police stations, fire stations and hospitals where an overwhelmed parent can drop off an infant, no questions asked — are a great idea, and have saved a lot of young lives and made thousands more a great deal better.

Without even checking, I’m sure such safe havens were available in Pennsylvania. If not there, then in another state a few hours’ drive away.

Yes, this young woman will get the fresh start she wanted, but not the way she wanted it.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 2:47:42 PM PST by Bryan
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To: george76

Mom left infant alone in woods

Obviously there needs to be a government program to solve issues like this. Perhaps an additional payment from social services per child, not abandoned, would work. We already have a pretty good infrastructure established. /s


31 posted on 03/01/2013 3:24:50 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: george76
"Jennifer Cutruzzula"

Yep, you can always find the unusually-named criminals on Facebook. This one is no exception. She's got two profiles, even. One of them with the infant she left in the forest.

Lock her demented ass up.

32 posted on 03/01/2013 4:14:48 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Hansel & Gretel, Truffaut’s “L’enfant sauvage”, Romulus & Remus, Tarzan, etc.

Now, of course, there aren’t many (any?) stories of all the ones abandoned in the woods that did NOT survive.


33 posted on 03/02/2013 4:38:31 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Louis Foxwell

It’s sort of like in “Hansel and Gretel” (in the book), where the hungry parents left the children in the woods to fend for themselves! The mother or stepmother, kept nagging at their dad to leave the children in the woods when he went to cut wood. They took them out so much farther than they’d ever been before; thinking they would get lost and the animals would get them.

Of course, at the end the children do find their way back, (after killing the witch) and find the mom or step-mom had died, and their dad had bitterly regretted leaving them and was overjoyed to see them again! He couldn’t find them and had grieved over his part in the plot. He had not been able to forgive himself for letting his wife talk him into abandoning the children!


34 posted on 03/02/2013 6:42:06 AM PST by dsutah
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To: P.O.E.

You mention Hansel and Gretel; you’re not alone w/that! I thought of that too, so did some other posters, and it’s almost exactly the same. Another one would be “Jungle Book”, with “Mowgli”, the little boy left to be raised by wolves (at least partly)”The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”, and “Oliver Twist”!

A lot of these stories were inspired by these situations of parents leaving children behind by death or abandonment, and in dangerous places! Of course in Oliver Twist’s case, the mother gave birth, died, and left him in the care of the people in the orphanage or workhouse. She didn’t just leave him out in nature. I also thought of Romulus and Remus and Tarzan,as well!


35 posted on 03/02/2013 7:01:03 AM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah

I also think that the Hunchback was like Oliver T. in that they both were abandoned at a church or orphanage or some other place, not in the wild.


36 posted on 03/02/2013 7:05:26 AM PST by dsutah
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To: george76

and she was ordered by the judge to go to a behavior clinic. -...Oh...just....sheesh. The judge should be incarcerated (or incinerated) too.


37 posted on 03/02/2013 7:24:12 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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