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Yes, I agree with you, Poemless. Earlier this evening I had a chat with my friend in CZ who's studying medicine, and has just gone through a forensic medicine class. I wanted to see what she thought of these injuries. She said that the elbow dislocation was probably not caused by a fall. It may be that she did harm the child. My friend also suggested that she might have suffered from postpartum psychosis. We all know too well about the case of Andrea Yates and what even apparently completely normal women are able to do.

I know that even innocent-looking people are capable of awful things. After meeting her, though, I have no doubts how very sorry she is for what happened, and that she would do anything she could to take it back.

The father was allegedly at work, so I'm not sure why the accusation stands against him as well. I don't know much about his involvement in the case. I'd find it strange if she were willing to take the blame all upon herself, though, having said that she was alone at home with the children. But again, who knows.

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon

by Barbara on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:56:30 PM EST
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