Pregnant woman abused to death in Illinois

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Tiassa, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Source: Seattle Times (Associated Press)
    Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004298829_slaying22.html
    Title: "6 charged with fatally abusing pregnant woman", by Jim Suhr
    Date: March 22, 2008

    A twenty-nine year old, developmentally-delayed, pregnant woman has been abused to death by her housemates, who were exploiting her for a Social Security check say police in Illinois. Among the suspects is a twelve year-old boy.

    Dorothy Dixon leaves behind a year-old son who weighed fifteen pounds when authorities took custody following his mother's death.

    Riley is said to have considered Dixon her slave, and while neighbors and the landlord were aware that Riley "ruled the roost", the details of what took place in the house have shocked everyone.

    The case is so riddled with strangeness that it is hard to offer a coherent narrative:

    And yet the tale comes to such a grim conclusion:

    The identity of the unborn fetus' father is yet unknown.

    On the one hand, welcome to middle America. To the other, no wonder Apocalyptics think the End Times are upon us.

    Four of the six will be defended on the public tab. One defendant, Michael Elliott, age 18, plans to hire his own attorney. There are no details on the twelve year-old.

    Expect plea bargains. We'll see what justice equals.
     
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  3. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    tiassa what happened to the childs father?
     
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  7. backtoreality Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, this is terrible.
     
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    All I can say.
     
  9. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Rotting in pain somewhere, hopefully. The article doesn't say anything about him.
     
  10. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    why should he be rotting in pain?
    If as i think i read that she is mentally disabled then he could well be as well
     
  11. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Except she wasn't in a group home with other disabled people, she was in a house being abused by people who took advantage of her condition. How could a woman that gone consent to anything?

    Just, eww.
     
  12. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Hang on, im not talking about the father of the unborn child. I was talking about the father of the OTHER child who was taken into protective care and was born BEFORE she went into the abusive place
     
  13. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Ah. In either case he's likely not going to provide for the child, which will likely be put in protective care.
     
  14. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    then perhaps thats the best place for the child, perhaps (hopefully) they will find the child a home who will love it and care for it!

    There's no point in making the father care for the child, when he hasn't been around for him anyway!
     
  15. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I figure they don't know yet (or as of press time) who he is.
     
  16. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Holy fuck. Us humans are sadistic.
     

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