Angry mama, 18, throws out baby
A one-year-old baby boy died after his mother tossed him out the door in an outburst of temper in Carcar City on Tuesday.
The boy’s head hit the sharp edge of the door before he fell on the floor.
It was noontime, and his 18-year-old mother was in a foul mood when she was woken up suddenly by her brother who scolded her, reminding her to feed her child.
In an impulsive gesture, she will live to regret, the mother picked up the crying boy and threw him towards the door which was open.
The impact left the baby bleeding and weak. He was brought to the hospital where he was later declared dead.
The teenage mother was arrested and detained in the Carcar City jail, where police are preparing charges of parricide.
The young woman, in an interview, said that she did not intend to kill her son, and that she was just very angry at that moment.
The brother said he awakened his sister so she could attend to her child, but the mother went back to sleep.
The brother then hit her with a blanket to force her to get up.
Instead, the woman woke up irritated and grabbed her son.
The mother is the sixth of 14 siblings whose parents are separated.
She lived with her grandmother, and got pregnant at the age of 17.
She only finished grade school.
Her boyfriend left her after she gave birth.
The young mother later had a relationship with a 73-year-old man who cared for the child as if he was his own.
But the couple broke up in August.
“She is a good mother. She takes care of her child. We don’t want to file charges against her,” said the girl’s 71-year-old grandmother.
But the brother said the mother would often leave her baby hungry and stay out late at night.
PO2 Camia Codo of the Women and Children Protection Desk in Carcar City said that even if the family refuses to file charges against the mother, the police will be the one to file it.
Codo said the woman is still liable for the crime of parricide even if she did not intend to hurt her son.
“As a mother, it is her obligation to take care and protect her son,” Codo said.
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