‘Insane’ Mom Who Drowned Daughter Released From Jail Because She 'Regained' Her Sanity (VIDEO)

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jennifer bighamJennifer Bigham, the mother who killed her 3-year-old daughter by drowning her in the bathtub, was released from prison yesterday, because doctors are claiming she's regained her sanity. (Note: The doctors who have made this claim are the same doctors who originally deemed her insane.) After a psychiatric evaluation, a judge ordered Bigham to be freed almost three years to the day after she was placed in a California jail. The 26-year-old woman, who can't be tried for murder and child abuse again because of double jeopardy protections, was seen smiling broadly yesterday as she walked out of the prison in a blue hospital gown.

I'm confused here.

I'm not a psychiatrist or a lawyer or a judge, and I don't know what exactly what went into this mental health evaluation, but this whole thing just seems ... weird. I.E., if a person is deemed insane to begin with, why are they put in a jail as opposed to a mental institution? I.E., how does a person who drowned their 3-year-old child walk around a free woman? I.E., how is a person "cured" of insanity? (I know there's "temporary insanity", but doesn't this instance seem extreme?)

Like I said, more than anything, I'm just confused. From what I've gathered, this is an incredibly unusual case, and I'm sure there are details that haven't been released to the public/that are way over my head. But my knee-jerk reaction is to agree with Elaine Casillas, a deputy district attorney, who said: "She's a danger to society. She's not been evaluated properly." But I really hope I'm wrong.

What do you think of this?



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dirti... dirtiekittie

only in america can you do more time for possessing marijuana than for murdering an innocent baby. absolutely disgusting. 

CPN322 CPN322

So, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was not put into a mental hospital and instead jailed? So when exactly did she get all this psychiatric treatment to make her better?? None of this makes sense. And I was thinking the same thing dirtiekittie, it is disgusting.

worki... workingmama86

what a fucked up system we have... smh 

Tessa Weaver-Anderson

Did they at least have the good sense to sterilize her first, so that if she does go "insane" again another child won't have to suffer?

Lenny Shelby Lennox Jaxon

she needs to go back to jail!!!! or put her in a mental hospital!!!!! stupid,wrong and disgusting!!

Crystal Mooney

i say shoot her full of poison and while she is dieing have someone sit next to her n say"this is wat happens to bitches who hurt sweet innocent loving kids who look to adults to take care of them!"...hell ill do it all just give me the poison n a chair

Ksb8506 Ksb8506

Poor child she should be locked up & never be free again

avajo23 avajo23

WOW there are a lot of messed up people here that shouldn't get their second chance and she would be one of them

Linda Bates

WOW NOW IF SHE WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN she would never had it that good .Freed out of jail after only 3 years REALLY THIS IS PIT A FULL SAD SMH.

MelDo... MelDouglas

I worked in a prison, most prisons are equipped with the means to have "insane" criminals, they get meds, the y live in a cell, they see counselors and get adequate physciatric care while still being treated like a prisoner. Which i believe is the best treatment for monsters like this one. I'm absolutely disgusted with the fact that this woman is walking the streets on only 3 years. I'm sorry insane or not, your still a murder er of an innocent life, you should still have to withstand your punishment. Besides what if she is one of those super smart people that faked insanity to get away with murder. I she something smells fishy here.

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