May 22, 2009
There are Special Places in Hell for Mothers Who Kill their Children
...and that special place in Hell? Well, this so-called "mother" gets first dibs on it:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mother playing with her children at a park spotted a little black sneaker sticking out of the sand underneath the playground equipment. Figuring a youngster had lost his shoe, she bent down to pick it up. It was strangely heavy.
She had made a ghastly discovery: a dead little boy, buried in the sand.
For nearly a week, who the toddler was, how he died, and who put him there were a chilling mystery until Thursday, when a drawing of the youngster circulated by police led to the arrest of a young mother on murder charges.
Albuquerque police said Tiffany Toribio, 23, confessed to suffocating her 3-year-old son, Tyruss "Ty" Toribio, as he slept on the climbing gym — a crime so cold-blooded that neighbors struggled to comprehend it, and even veteran officers became choked up.
I don't care why she did it and I don't care if she pleads insanity. This waste of a human being should never see daylight again.
The police chief said Toribio told detectives that she suffocated her son in Alvarado Park before dawn on May 13 by putting her hand over his mouth and nose. She said she had second thoughts and performed CPR on the boy, resuscitating him, but reconsidered and smothered him again. Investigators said she then buried him under the climbing gym's hanging bridge, where the body was found two days later.
There are plenty of giving, generous families who would have willingly taken little Ty in and given him the love he so deserved. Instead this woman decides not once, but TWICE that her son should die and then abandons his lifeless body beneath the sand of a playground.
Ty didn't end up getting his second chance at life. One could only hope she doesn't either.