I'm interested in this as well. When looking online I came across a different case with similar underpinnings. A mother went to the ED wanting to give up her 4 year old, The child was cared for and showed no signs of abuse, Both were healthy, and the mother was adamant that she could not care for her son, and a foster family would be better for him. Ultimately, the mother was charged with abandonment--a felony-- and sent to prison. (So then the kid was obviously taken away). But it seems everyone was slightly baffled by the rarity of this (police, CPS, and the emergency room staff). It seems to me that the answer is "it's up to a judge and his/her assessment of what the states' laws regarding abandonment are."Regarding Susan, let’s hope she starts talking a lot in court because the crazy will fly out. I’m sure the Judge would not be pleased to hear about the ”INjustice system” lol.
Maybe someone knows this ... If the court finds you a fit parent, can you just be like “nah, I’m good, you deal and pay for everything for my kids” or will you be charged with something? It’s different from abandoning your kids on the street, but the result is basically the same...and the parents who drop their kids off at McDonalds and dip are usually charged. Anyone know?
Our job as physicians is to recognize potential child abuse and report it.
Yeah, and even if it is granted, she'll still be locked up. It'll just be an a psychiatric care facility instead of prison. It's not like if it's granted they just release the crazy back into the streets.It's possible, but from my understanding, the insanity defense is rarely ever granted.