Musings and Sometimes Rants about the non-equal status of Fathers in Family Law and Parenting. Additionally periodic comparisons to the treatment of men compared to women in other areas including health care.
The woman got 33 years in jail. This is the worst form of Parental Alienation that terminates the other parents relationship with the children permanently, snuffs out the children's lives and often excuses a women's murder based on a variety of ailments often linked to hormone imbalances or some newly found mental illness. This is done because even today, despite what we know of single moms being the most violent and abusive of either gender toward their children, the MSM still looks for excuses. In this case the woman gets 33 years and is being treated relatively equally. More of this needs to occur and maybe then we'll see less killing and abuse of children by their mothers. Will this be classified as Domestic Violence. Ask the Coroner. Frequently they do not as it skews the statistics that men are the natural abusers and who wants to hurt feminist/maternalist sensibilities. After all they are so innocent and benign.MJM
A mother has been convicted of murder after stabbing her two daughters as they slept in their beds.
An inquiry will now take place into the actions of teachers, doctors and social workers who dealt with the family in the years before the tragedy.
Rekha Kumari-Baker killed her daughters Davina, 16, and Jasmine, 13, with two kitchen knives as they slept at her home in Stretham, Cambridgeshire, in the early hours of June 13, 2007. Davina was stabbed 37 times and Jasmine 29 times.
She had admitted their manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but yesterday the jury at Cambridge Crown Court found her guilty of murder.
Kumari-Baker, 41, a waitress, is due to be sentenced today.
The inquiry was ordered after it emerged that three years ago Kumari-Baker had told teachers that she “wished Davina dead”. Staff at the girl’s school, Impington Village College, had described Kumari-Baker as a “volatile woman who frequently showed strange mood swings”, and social services had been called in. Kumari-Baker had been diagnosed in 2003 with “reactive stress with mild depressive features” and referred to a counsellor.
The prosecution claimed that she murdered her daughters to “wreak havoc” upon her former husband, David Baker. She had left a handwritten note at the scene saying: “I don’t want them to get hurt as I did.”
Emma Dmitriev, for the prosecution, said yesterday: “This cruel and vicious act was clearly premeditated by Kumari-Baker as she purchased the knife two days prior to the killing. She had broken up with her husband and then her boyfriend of several years and had left her job after a dispute with her employer.
“She was clearly angry and resentful and took out her accumulated rage on two innocent girls. This brutal attack has had enduring, tragic consequences.”
The defence argued that she was suffering from an “abnormality of mind”. But after the killings, the court was told, Kumari-Baker was examined by a number of psychiatrists, most of whom concluded that she was not clinically depressed and was responsible for her actions.
Outside court the girls’ uncle, George Baker, read a statement on behalf of their father. “Not a day passes when I don’t think of my girls. I was robbed of my daughters by an act of calculated viciousness by a woman who, having given life to them, in her vindictive mind believed she also had a right to take that life from them. She will now pay the price for this,” he said.
Detective Inspector Jim McCrorie, who led the police inquiry, said: “It became clear, as this investigation progressed, that Rekha Kumari-Baker set out to murder her children. Only she will know the reasons why she carried out such a vicious and deliberate attack as they lay sleeping in their beds.
“In 25 years in the police service I have never before investigated such an upsetting or sickening crime.”
During the trial Lyle Hamilton, for the defence, had said that medical literature showed that women had killed children because they were “mentally ill” and because they were a “retaliatory type”, both categories which Kumari-Baker fell into.
Neil Hunt, a consultant psychiatrist, said that he had interviewed Kumari-Baker on the day of her arrest and, although he suspected she may have been suffering from a mental disorder, he found no evidence of serious mental illness.
I am Politically active and right of centre on most issues with the odd exception such as legalization of "Mary Jane".
I advocate on changes to Family Law - an incredibly dysfunctional arena where parents are pitted against one another and children are the victims.
My picture will sometimes show me as a younger man simply because I like them.
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Injury related Emergency Department Visits
Unintentional and intentional injuries each represented a higher proportion of emergency department (ED) visits for men than women in 2005. Among women and men aged 18 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 19.9 and 27.5 percent of ED visits, respectively, while intentional injuries, or assault, represented 1.4 and 2.7 percent of visits, respectively. Among both women and men, unintentional injury accounted for a higher percentage of ED visits among those living in non-metropolitan areas, while adults living in metropolitan areas had a slightly higher percentage of ED visits due to intentional injury.