Move over Casey Anthony! A New Orleans mom who police say killed her kids, then jumped on a bus, is about to draw a lot of the "bad mom" hate her way. Chelsea Thornton apparently showed up at the hospital complaining that she had a headache and a stomach ache.
A headache and a stomach ache. And meanwhile, her 3- and 4-year-old kids were DEAD?! I'm not sure it gets much more callous!
Thornton has been charged with two counts of first degree murder for allegedly shooting her 3-year-old son and drowning her 4-year-old daughter in their bathtub. The toddlers' bodies were found late Wednesday afternoon by their grandmother who called police. That's when it all came out that Thornton had allegedly left her poor kids' lifeless bodies lying in their apartment so she could go deal with her widdle belly ache.
The whole sad story bears a striking resemblance to the teenager accused of killing his mom and sister earlier this month who called 911 and whined that this was really going to "mess up" his future. In both cases we have a suspect accused of unspeakable acts of horror who are so wrapped up in their own little worlds that they can't seem to see what they've just done to other human beings. It doesn't seem to register that their problems pale in comparison to a loss of life.
Whether it's a sign of insanity or just a sign that their moral compasses are off, only court psychiatrists will be able to tell. But what's clear is Thornton wasn't acting like much of a mother here. Say cops are wrong and she didn't kill her kids (cops say Thornton has admitted it, but just work with me here). What kind of mother leaves her dead children's bodies to go complain about a stomach ache at the hospital?
Exactly, folks. Exactly.
There's something especially sick and twisted about a mom who is thinking about how she feels when her children are dead.
Were you struck by the callous actions here? What do you think should be done with this "mother"?
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