Archive for September, 2015

The facts are hard to fathom: a mother alone with her 3-year-old son in a playground for two days straight, pushing him in a swing until he died of dehydration and low body temperature; pushing him even after he died until finally sheriff’s deputies came to investigate. To Vontasha Simms, whose daughter Romechia Simms is now charged with manslaughter, the facts are a clear indication that Romechia Simms was suffering from mental illness so severe that a criminal prosecution is misplaced. Vontasha Simms said she was “totally flabbergasted” by prosecutors’ announcement Monday that they were charging her 24-year-old daughter with child abuse, manslaughter and child neglect.

Source: Mom Found With Dead Son in Playground Swing Indicted – ABC News