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Update to the recent news of the father who put his infant DD in the microwave and subsequently suffered third degree burns.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Mauldin said her husband told her that on the day he placed their daughter Ana Marie into the microwave he, “saw what he was doing, but couldn’t stop himself.<br><br>
“That was not my husband; my husband is a wonderful father. Satan was working through his weaknesses,” said Eva Marie Mauldin, the 20-year-old mother of the 2-month old who was severely burned after her father placed her in a hotel room microwave in Galveston two weeks ago.<br><br>
She blames the devil and some form of a demonic possession of her husband for what happened.</td>
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I'm *hissing* mad at this woman and her "excuse" of religion for explaining away what that man did to his poor baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br><a href="http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou070519_tnt_microwavedbaby.8687c772.html" target="_blank">http://www.khou.com/topstories/stori....8687c772.html</a>
 

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she even supposedly started a myspace group in support of him.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead">
 

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SHE'S SUPPORTING HIM!!!!!!!!! She's as bad then, IMO! Uggh...sick...
 

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I know you want to hang him............I DO TO!! But at the same time:
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What kind of woman that stands up to her man that is mentally ill after he has harm their child. The same as the type of person that sticks behind their child's mama after she has harmed their child because of PPD. We need to focus on getting help/services for the mentally ill.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Marsupialmom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8174824"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I know you want to hang him............I DO TO!! But at the same time:<br><br>
What kind of woman that stands up to her man that is mentally ill after he has harm their child. The same as the type of person that sticks behind their child's mama after she has harmed their child because of PPD. We need to focus on getting help/services for the mentally ill.</div>
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I agree with this.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mama ganoush</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8174898"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">if that is true, she should be brought up on charges for child endangerment. Much like Rusty Yates should have been.</div>
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I totally agree.
 

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Right on about the Rusty Yates comment.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Again, she insists his actions were not because of stress, but rather Satan preying upon his mental illness.<br><br>
“This was Satan fighting him because he was a threat,” she insisted.</td>
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And, much like the Yates case, "Satan" was invoked as the cause of the problem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I understand that the man may have mental illness and that they have sought help but been unable to find (likely read as <i>afford</i>) help.<br><br>
I don't want to go further into my thoughts as I don't want to start the guilty/not guilty debate of Andrea Yates. But I agree with mama g's comment fully.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">if that is true, she should be brought up on charges for child endangerment. Much like Rusty Yates should have been.</div>
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For once I can't argue with what you are saying.............just think mental illness would get more attention and easier access to help.
 

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I guess this explains why they won't let the mom or other family members have contact with the baby. It really doesn't help the dad receive mental health services if she claims it is the devil who made him do it. Why not just say " he's mentally ill, we've tried to get help, no one will help him, that's why he did this", KWIM? I am curious though, does this family live in the "bible belt"?
 

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Well, if she won't leave him, she'll lose custody of her baby. It's pretty simple: if she won't protect the baby, CPS will.<br><br>
I can't imagine choosing a man over an innocent child. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Ruthla</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8176618"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, if she won't leave him, she'll lose custody of her baby. It's pretty simple: if she won't protect the baby, CPS will.<br><br>
I can't imagine choosing a man over an innocent child. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: No matter how mentally ill, I just can't conceive of giving up the rights to your child and choosing the man who microwaved her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am curious though, does this family live in the "bible belt"?</div>
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The article states: "She met her husband in a church back home in Arkansas."<br><br>
Definitely Bible Belt....sigh.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: No matter how mentally ill, I just can't conceive of giving up the rights to your child and choosing the man who microwaved her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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I agree completely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Candle"> That poor baby. This story just makes me so sad.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">if that is true, she should be brought up on charges for child endangerment. Much like Rusty Yates should have been.</div>
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I concur. This lady sounds like she's been talking to my MIL. Satan hurt my FIL's back. It's all a trial from God. Honestly. She's 18, he's 19. And it sounds like they grew up in a very cloistered religion in AR.<br><br>
The devil made me do it stopped working when I was 2. I can't believe they're trotting it out as adults.
 

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So sad for this baby, and so sad for all who are trapped in a world where mental illness goes undiagnosed and untreated because of ignorance.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know you want to hang him............I DO TO!! But at the same time:<br><br>
What kind of woman that stands up to her man that is mentally ill after he has harm their child. The same as the type of person that sticks behind their child's mama after she has harmed their child because of PPD. We need to focus on getting help/services for the mentally ill.</div>
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That's what *I* said on the other thread...so long as mental well-being is seen as the treatment for the elite and wealthy of this country, preventable tragedies such as this will continue inevitably.<br><br>
The fact that this woman is supporting her husband only speaks to the fact that she is so overwhelmed with the consequences of his mental disability that she is unable to process them in any rational way beyond the supernatural. Rather than allowing social services to condemn her as an unfit mother and evil human being we should be asking our social services to figure out they failed her, her husband and that innocent little baby.<br><br>
For sure what he did was absolutely horrific, but why <i>would</i> someone do that indeed? What could *we* have done to stop that? How can we help stop this stuff in the future?
 
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