When Good Moms Make Bad Choices and Decisions

by Cassandra R. Elias

In the News: Two Moms Put Their Babies In Harm’s Way – Which One Should Be Punished?

handcuffsWhen do good moms go bad? These two moms put their babies at great risk of bodily injury – most likely fatal. Both moms were arrested. Only one was let go when it was determined that she had made an "honest mistake." Who decides the punishment?

In the first case, 26 year old Lesha Hill of Stockton, CA was arrested in connection with the allegation that she gave her five-month-old baby rum and baby formula in the baby’s own bottle! The baby was hospitalized in serious condition.

Officers had been called to the hospital on a report of suspected child abuse. The baby’s mother, Lesha Hill was questioned and arrested. She told police that she thought she had mixed the formula with water, not rum but later realized there was rum in a water bottle.

After questioning, Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department said, "These types of cases take a long time because we work with Child Protective Services and other agencies to ensure the welfare of the child."

Upon further investigation, the police determined that she was telling the truth and she had made an "honest mistake" and was released. Her baby is expected to fully recover.

In the second case, fire crews were called to a mall parking lot in Sacramento, CA when a 6-week-old baby was discovered alone in the car in 90 degree weather! The window was only cracked about an inch. Fire crews had to pry the door open to get the little baby out.

Where was mom? Target! It was probably too much trouble for her to take the car seat out and bring it in.

This mom, Andrea Pas-Perdomo, was arrested and booked on child endangerment charges. No honest mistake here!

The two-year-old's dad was called and took the baby into his custody. The baby was hospitalized as a precaution.

Hopefully, this mom will get some common sense along with a stiff sentence.

What do you think about these situations? We've all made some parenting mistakes we beat ourselves up over that were in fact "honest mistakes." Share yours!

on further investigation, the police determined that she was telling the truth and she had made an "honest mistake" and was released. Her baby is expected to fully recover.

In the second case, fire crews were called to a mall parking lot in Sacramento, CA when a 6-week-old baby was discovered