June 22, 2006

Mother charged with trying to kill her 4-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy

A 32-year-old Pekin IL mother is being held in jail on charges that she tried to kill her 4-year-old daughter earlier this week. She was arrested yesterday "after the early morning hospitalization of her daughter, who has cerebral palsy." Read story from the June 22, 2006 Peoria, IL Journal Star. An excerpt:

"She's always been a good mom. She's always interacting with her (daughter)," said next-door neighbor Katie Gardiner.

Last month, another mother in the same community confessed to killing her autistic 3-year-old. Read more.

Not Dead Yet issued a statement calling for "restraint and responsibility" on the part of news media in covering this story.

Read Valerie Brew-Parrish, A name for this murder in the Joliet, IL Herald-News.

Posted on June 22, 2006