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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:17 PM

Mother accused of falling asleep and accidentally smothering her baby: 'This was preventable'

JACKSON, MI Jackson County Probate Court officials expect jurors this week to decide whether Amanda Redman should retain parental rights to three of her surviving children.

Redman cannot have contact with her children ages 9, 8 and 4 who are now in the care of their fathers.

An eight-person jury listened to a nearly two-hour recording Monday morning between Redman and police recorded April 4, about two days after she is accused of unintentionally killing her infant daughter.

The parental rights termination trial is expected to wrap up by Wednesday, June 5. It continues Monday afternoon.

Redman admitted to a detective she drank a large amount of alcohol the night of April 1 and fell asleep on a couch with her 27-day-old daughter, Amillia Redman. She said she woke to find the baby beneath her chest. Authorities allege she smothered the child to death.

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/06/mother_accused_of_falling_asle.html

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:30 PM

1. Disgusting

 

This woman should never be a mother again. I don't believe her "story". What an easy way to kill your baby, and not take the blame. "Oh she was sleeping, how could she know what she was doing".

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:35 PM

2. Not 'sleeping' - passed out drunk

While I can see how a month-old baby could drive one to drink heavily, I'm not one of the "oh, accidents happen!" crowd; I'm part if the, 'if you're going to get hammered, get a sitter or at least out the baby in the crib' crowd. Or maybe, if babies induce that much boozing, maybe don't have any?

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