Why do mom's let their boyfriends beat their children to death while they watch?

User - posted on 12/04/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Gary Carpenter III of Glens Falls died Nov. 16, 2012 after suffering a beating and being slammed against the floor by his mother's boyfriend. The mother was present during the beating which killed her son. During police questioning she protected the boyfriend, and even had a smile on her face when they took their photos before sending them both to jail. A 3 week old son was taken and placed into foster care.

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I've always believed SJ that water seeks it's own level. In other words, if you are a person with damage, you're likely to find someone with the same level of damage, albeit a different form of damage. A person very healthy in both mind and body is really not likely to want to be in a relationship with someone who is damaged.



I know from my own experiences that this is true. Both in what I've done myself and what I've seen other people do.

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Some women are so desperate to not be single, that they allow any treatment from a boyfriend so long as they're not alone.

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Ashley - posted on 12/05/2012

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something like this happened not too long ago close to where i live, except it was the stepmother who beat the child. the school had even seen marks, dfs had been called on more than one occasion, and trips to the hospital, but no one ever took this boy away from the father and stepmother, and now he is no longer here because of it.it makes me sick to my stomach to hear about these kinds of things. we need to do the same to the people who did it to the kids, not just let them rot in prison. they need to feel the pain these kids felt.

S. - posted on 12/05/2012

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I've always wondered dose evil attract evil? Fred and rose west, lee Huntley and Maxine Carr and poor baby P are all shocking cases here in the uk, baby P's is similar to Gary carpenter.

It makes me sick, I will never understand women like that! As most of us would fight to the death to pretect our children why would we understand how anyone can be so unforgivabley evil to a defenceless child.

Dove - posted on 12/04/2012

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Some women suck. Some women suffer such severe PPD that they are literally psychotic and have no clue what they are doing until it is too late. Some women are so 'trapped' in a cycle of abuse... either by their upbringing, their significant other, or both... that they can't break it until it is too late. Yeah, and some women still just suck.

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