Baby Stabbed in Neck & Face Doesn't Even Have Mom to Comfort Her

Say What!? 87

metal detectorAdd this to the list of things that make just leaving your house sound absolutely terrifying. Police say Kenisha Thomas somehow managed to sneak a kitchen knife past metal detectors at a government building in Baltimore yesterday. And then she allegedly used it to stab her 8-month-old baby! In the face and neck!

If there is any good news to be found in this little horror story, it's that getting that knife into the Department of Social Services building means there were witnesses when the infant was stabbed. Rushed to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, police say she is going to make it.


While she's convalescing thanks to some fast acting workers in that building, can we talk about why this story has grabbed national attention?

First, and foremost, of course, is the fact that someone actually stabbed a baby. An innocent little baby! You have to be 50 shades of sick and twisted to do something like that.

Second is that security measures in a government building failed so miserably that someone that sick and twisted made it inside with a deadly weapon. Disturbing as it was, that mother's alleged violence was an isolated incident. Arrested and charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, child abuse, and assault, it seems like the only one at risk here was the child. But knowing crazies can make it into a government building with weapons doesn't exactly make me want to go visit the DMV anytime soon, you know what I'm saying? Eek.

And of course, there's the biggie here folks. A baby was stabbed. A baby! And mom is now in jail. Which leaves, who, exactly to parent this child? This is the hardest part of parent on kid crimes for me ... knowing that the person a kid needs most is the problem to begin with.

What do you think about when you hear the person who committed a crime on a child was their own parent?


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Sarah... Sarahbeth7

"say WHAT!??!" is the best category for this story to be under. I had to re-read a few times to make sure this was actually the mom who did it! Unbelievable. I can't imagine the thought of hurting my child even crossing my mind. Deserves attempted murder and to get locked away for the rest of her life!

Angel... Angelmom03

That is sad and is wrong if you need help ask for it.Dont go and hurt your own child because of it.

MsRkg MsRkg

Absolutely horrible story!!! Glad that the baby is OK though. May she live a long and wonderful life!


On a side note though, not all government buildings have scanners.  DMVs in NYC certainly don't have one at least, and the building that I work in doesn't have one either. Horrible effort by that building's security personel though.

nonmember avatar jennifer perez

I have a 16 month old daughter and she is the light of my life. I dont see how some women could hurt their children like that, it makes me sick. I hope someone takes this child in and gives it unconditional love after the tragety it has been through.

Tammy Mills-Sibbernsen

Put the beast out of it's misery.  I bullet shoud do the trick... grrrrrr.... 

craft... craftycatVT

I think parents like this should be spayed/neutered.

momav... momavanessa

Omg that is horrible! I can't understand people who want to hurt a child period!

DGmomma DGmomma

An 8 month old?????!! REALLY??? crazy b****! Geez ppl these days make me wanna take my kids & crawl in a cave.

Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

As a medical professional and mother it disgust me to now that there are people out there like this. Horrific sick minded people who should even be aloud to live. Like the dad in some town I forget that pulled his truck over in the middle of the night on a busy road and dropped his toddler boy on his head kicked him punched him and stomped on him...the poor angel of course didnt survive the brutal attack :( the only positive thing is that the cops were called after people pulled over because of the vicious beating...the man was shot and killed! It breaks my heart to know that such innocent babies are being left in the "care" of these monsters!

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