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PD Says Texas Mom Admits Putting Her Baby In Hot Oven

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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:06 AM
Wow. I know, I just had to take a double take. What in the # is wrong with people today? This cocoa for cocoa puffs of a human being put the child she carried and birthed in the oven?

She should be imprisoned for the rest of her pathetic life!!!!!

A North Texas mother is in custody tonight after allegedly burning her two-year-old by placing the child inside an oven.

Deputies with the Somervell County Sheriff’s Department were called to a house after getting a report about a two-year-old with severe body burns.

When officers arrived they found a woman, later identified as Tasha Shontell Hatcher, at the house. The 35-year-old reportedly told officers she had put her baby in the oven.

Hatcher was arrested and has been charged with Injury to a Child with Serious Bodily Injury, a first-degree felony.

The two-year-old was initially taken by ambulance to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth but was later transported by CareFlite air ambulance to the Parkland Burn Center in Dallas.

Hatcher is being held on a $300,000 bond.

Baby in oven

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:10 AM
a reply to: ReadLeader

Just don't know what to think about that one. Frankly, a lot of behavior just mystifies me lately.

edit on 20-3-2016 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:26 AM
a reply to: ReadLeader

Pray tell my fine feathered friend why is this subject matter worthy of any discussion what-so-ever ?

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:43 AM
a reply to: dazbog

Haven't you heard, ATS is now a daily mail type of site? Gore porn sells and ReadLeader is our resident gore porn expert

It's really not worthy of discussion, but I'm sure we could all talk about the death penalty and whether or not we would like to kill the likes of psychos like this, and then someone can come along and talk about postpartum depression and tell us that we can't kill the likes of psychos like this because....."mental illness".....and then we can all go back and forth and back and forth redundantly.

Kinda nice, isn't it?

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:43 AM
Is that the equivalent to veal?

Well, it would be cruel to force the mother to endure the same suffering, though some people wouldn't mind. It would be twice as cruel to allow this child back into that woman's arms, at least until her brain gets reformatted. After incidents like these, its hard to say that this kind of abuse wont happen again in the future. Some parents are hopeless and lack the ability to care for themselves, let alone raise a child.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:48 AM
a reply to: eisegesis

Imo, it wouldn't be "cruel" to just put a bullet in her head. Save some oxygen for the rest of us to breath and eliminate a threat to others all at the same time. Kinda like killing two birds with one stone, no?

Oh, right....we're "civilized" so we can't do that.
Screw it, just house the b**ch for the next 50 or so and we'll all pay for it. At least the cell will be taken up by someone deserving of it rather than housing some pothead that committed no crime.

...personally though, I don't want to pay for it and could care less if she just "had an accident".....but that only happens to the innocent, never the truly sick and demented.....they get a free pass and sympathy for being "mentally ill".

ETA: How do a sick society "reformat" the brain of the sick? Seems a bit of an oxymoron, if you ask me.
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posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: Jakal26

We get it.

You favour stigmatising mental illness by putting it into quotations and you think we should be put down.

Maybe you're mentally ill for having such thoughts.

Can I be the one to put the bullet in your head, in that case, save some oxygen for the rest as you put it?

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 10:36 AM
I do wonder how long our society, indeed our civilization, can go on the path we're on before it all breaks down, and "all hell breaks loose". Maybe we're reaching the point of critical mass. I'm not sure which is more frightening. That things would continue on just like they are for the next 50 or 100 years, or that it all comes crashing down.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 10:49 AM
a reply to: Hazardous1408

I love it when people like you put words in my mouth. Classic.

FYI, I put mental illness in quotations because I don't believe that it's justification for killing a child. Period. If you don't like that, carry on, I could care less. We're both entitled to our opinions. Once one kills (or in this case, attempts to) their child in such a manner, I'm done with them, period.
I could probably rationalize pedophilia down to "mental illness" or something similar as well. Makes perfect sense to me really. Thing is, I just don't give a sh*t....fondle kids, especially the very young, and (in my world anyways) you get the bullet to the head. Simple really. There is no "re-educating" or "re-programming" those of this nature. It's frivolous and though I do "get it", I don't care to. Honestly, I feel sick "getting it" there. Some honesty for ya.

Maybe you're mentally ill for having such thoughts.

I've had my battles and still do.

Can I be the one to put the bullet in your head

You can try. Maybe you'll succeed. Maybe you'll get dead.

But please, carry on. This conversation is heading in the exact direction I knew it would.
As you can see, I am not opposed to exterminating those posing a threat to the sensible and sane and peaceful among us. You are, we what.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 11:05 AM
Only when Americans have had enough of stories like this playing out all over the country will we finally responsibly address mental health issues once and for all.

Things are only getting worse as those in power offer us nothing. Some completely ignore mental health issues while others dance around it believing gun legislation is the answer. It's obvious it's not the weapon, gun or oven, it's the mindset of the individual.

No doubt guns and violence can go hand in hand and that should be addressed but damn it we have to stop ignoring/excusing the horrible violence that stems from mental illness. It's as real as it gets and doesn't always involve guns. In fact it's worse we're talking ovens, microwaves, chainsaws you name it.

I'm so disgusted with the system. We have two family members with mental health issues. One is a very troubled mom who decided giving birth to 3 babies 9 months apart would fix her right up. Now she/hubby/babies live with her parents so they can keep the kids safe. Last I heard she's taking meds, for now. She makes bad decisions and family rallies around, does the best they can. She goes off if she doesn't get her way. I only hope she doesn't have more babies.

The other family member won't see a doc, is completely running amok, lots of anger, memory loss etc. We can't do a damn thing yet we're expected to work some kind of miracle without drugs or medical intervention. All we have is our powers of persuasion and it's not working. Quite frankly we're of the opinion the old practice of sending in the guys with the white coats to throw a net over her is about all that can be done at this point.

I'm sad this happened but this is how Americans have chosen to address/not address mental illness. Because of past abuses treatment cannot be forced unless laws are broken. This mom was good to go right up to the moment she put her baby in the oven, only now will treatment be forced on her. Like it or not that's how we've been told it works.

I'm sorry if this came off as a bit of a rant but I guess I'm hoping someone might tell me I've actually gotten it all wrong and point me in the right direction cause we keep hitting dead ends. This sad, horrible story hits too close to home for us as well as many other Americans dealing with mentally ill family members. In the back of our minds we wait for the "something" bad to happen and the suspense is killing us/you/who??? Pun intended. All we can do is hope because we have no say/control over the outcome, none. Sad state.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 11:19 AM
a reply to: Jakal26

Yes, equating postpartum depression to paedophilia is just about the extent I expect from someone who wishes to put down the unwashed.

Carry on.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 11:28 AM
a reply to: Hazardous1408

I wasn't equating the two, but nice try.
Read it again, or not. I've no time to explain it to someone that is putting words in my mouth.

Have a nice day.

posted on Mar, 20 2016 @ 09:09 PM
Ug, and here I thought this was going to be a story like ones I have heard where they sometimes did put small children/babies in and around warm ovens back when they had no heat in order to keep them warm during brutal cold winters.

Yes, I have heard that story. How true it was or how often it happened? I couldn't say.

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