This poor little girl, Makayla Norman, died on 1st March, from "nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition" according to the county coroner's office. I wonder if Ohio has strange laws about what constitutes murder?
"She was the worst malnourished child this office has ever seen," Ken Betz, director of the coroner's office, said Thursday.
It seems that this poor defenceless little girl died only minutes after she had been rushed to hospital. She had many bed sores, and showed other signs of neglect. The prosecutor described the home as "vile and filthy".
The little girl was supposed to have been cared for by her mother, with the nurse administering care for six days of the week. The two other nurses were Williams, who was supposed to supervise Parsons, visit and inspect the living conditions and also physically assess Makayla every 1 to 2 months (30 to 60 days); and Kilby, who was supposed to visit twice a year to also check on the conditions of the home, assess Makayla's health, needs and care.
Kathryn Williams, 42, of Englewood, and Mary K. Kilby, 63, of Miamisburg, were each charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person and failing to report child abuse or neglect. No attorneys were listed for them.
What really beats me is that Children's Services apparently "couldn't substantiate any allegations" in September 2009, when they had a referral about the family. You can't tell me that this child was receiving loving care one minute and being neglected and starved the next. I won't believe it for a minute.
Mollie E. Parsons, 41, of Dayton, was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, failing to provide for a functionally impaired person and tampering with records.
Little Makayla weighed only 28 pounds when she died. That is just 2 stone, or 12.7kg. A tiny, vulnerable, helpless child.
“This victim looked more like a skeleton than a 14-year-old girl,” (Prosecutor) Heck said. “Not one of them did anything about it. If one had, we wouldn’t be here today.”
I am amassing bullets here. Send them to Texas, they execute in Texas!