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Police: NJ Mom Charged With Trying To Kill Her 3 Children After Driving Into Delaware River
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | april 17, 2014

Posted on 04/18/2014 2:23:35 AM PDT by lowbridge

A mother was charged Wednesday with trying to kill her three teenage children by driving into the Delaware River, the Burlington County Prosecutor and Florence Township Police announced.

“The car was nose down into the water. I heard screaming,” says Darnell Taylor.

Taylor was driving by when he saw what was happening and jumped in to help the three teenagers — ages 13, 14 and 15 — and their mother to safety.

“The car was going under fast. Once the back window got kicked out, the water started coming in through the window and it was filling up even more,” Taylor said.

Crime tape marks where police say 49-year-old Joann Smith drove her van off West Front Street at full speed into the river around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Screaming like I said and banging on the windows. I swam out to the car. The van, and I told the young girl to kick the window out. She kicked it and kept kicking it and finally it bust open. She jumped into my arms. I swam her to shore and swam back and got her brothers and her mother,” Taylor said.

Joann Smith is now undergoing an evaluation at a facility close by.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: newjersey

1 posted on 04/18/2014 2:23:35 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

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2 posted on 04/18/2014 2:49:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: lowbridge

Not much detail in the story. How do they know it’s not a traffic accident?


3 posted on 04/18/2014 2:54:36 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: lowbridge

Oh dear. Didn’t ‘Julia’ get the message about how wonderful single motherhood is?


4 posted on 04/18/2014 3:30:39 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

What kind of evil man could have driven her to do this?

/sarc


5 posted on 04/18/2014 3:38:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: lowbridge

Maybe she just heard Hillary was going to run for president?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 3:46:45 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: lowbridge

Thank God that Mr. Taylor was there and did what he did to save those children.

He’s a hero in my eyes.

The mother is apparently either mentally ill, or evil.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 4:54:58 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Any “mother” who kills (or attempts to kill) her children is “without natural affection”.
The preponderance of stories like this lead me to believe we are, in fact, in the last days:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION!


8 posted on 04/18/2014 4:59:29 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: lowbridge
She decided to have a Very late Term Abortion.

Hope they find out why the mom did itand help the mom.

9 posted on 04/18/2014 5:02:20 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: lowbridge

“It wasn’t my fault. There was all these traffic cones. I was just following the traffic cones and, boom...next thing I know, the car’s in the water.”


10 posted on 04/18/2014 5:18:11 AM PDT by moovova
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To: basil

He is a hero, God knew who to send in that day.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: lowbridge

From the article, “She was there getting ice cream moments before...”

So, she gets the kids ice cream and then tries to drown them?! Here is a waffle cone before we all die? Sick, sick woman. I pray for those kids.. their life even before this must have been awful. I hope there is family to take them in and love them through all of this. So sad.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 5:49:05 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bulwyf

He did not do “what anybody else would have done.”


13 posted on 04/18/2014 5:59:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: lowbridge; All

For those obsessed with race, a black man rescued a white family from drowning bringing each to shore and then going back to the van for another.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 7:01:13 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: luvbach1

I would of done it, I have done it, any normal person would of.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 10:55:20 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
I would of done it, I have done it, any normal person would of.,p> I don't doubt some would have done it, as someone did, and as you would have done. But I simply maintain that not everyone would have done it; contrary to how the Samaritan put it: "anybody would have done it."
16 posted on 04/18/2014 1:02:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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