Chilling discovery by police who investigate mom pushing child on swing at park

Chilling discovery by police who investigate mom pushing child on swing at park

swingNeighbors didn’t think much when they saw a 24-year old mother pushing her 3-year old son on a swing at Willis Memorial Park in LaPlata, Md., last Thursday night. But things changed when they saw her still at the park the next day, pushing her son on the swing apparently without taking a break overnight. 

My Fox DC reports,

Neighbors became very concerned when they noticed the mother pushing her 3-year-old on the swing for an unusually long time, so they called police. But they never expected what happened next.

“When the police got there, they noticed the baby was dead in the swing,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified. “He was not moving, which is tragic.”

“I don’t want to go over there anymore because I saw him on the ground,” said Natasha Key, another neighbor who saw first responders trying to give the child CPR.

“It’s pretty clear the child had been dead for several hours prior to the officers arriving,” said Diane Richardson, spokesperson for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Despite the fact that deputies could almost immediately tell the little boy’s body was lifeless, they tried to revive him.

The incident is what everyone in the small town of La Plata is talking is about, especially because many saw the young woman and the boy late at night Thursday and was still there in the morning on Friday.

“He couldn’t see his face because she had her stomach in front of him,” said Key, referring to her son who is a middle school student.

Key’s child saw the mother and son at the park Thursday night.

“He said that he was crying, so he was alive, and she looked up and looked at him and he looked at her and he put her head down,” Key said.

The mother has been taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation. Let’s hope they get to the bottom of this. Something is really wrong. The neighbors did the right thing to alert the authorities, sadly too late. Until more details come out, it is too early to cast judgment, but usually situations like this end up a result of family problems that could and should have been addressed, something all too lacking in our “anything goes” modern society. Watch the sad video below.


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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