this is another of those horror stories….but why i’m referring to it is because it illustrates a sentencing pattern that puzzles me….
that is ..that the actual killers of infants (usually male)..of course carry the main responsibilities…
but in those cases where the death has come at the end of a period/pattern of horrific abuse…why is it that the mothers of these children..(those who stand by and let this happen)..get off relatively scott-free…?
in this case the mother got seven years…but in other high-profile cases…women who have let partners brutalise their children..to their death…have walked…..
this puzzles me….
go to source/story>>New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz: Baby-killer gets life term