If you have a motive and decide not to share it, why share you have a motive at
No drugs, no alcohol, no mental illness...?Outside a small number of
other motives, there isn't much else I can imagine.
** "We think we know the motive" for the alleged killings, the captain
said, but he declined to elaborate. He said, however, neither drugs, alcohol nor
mental illness are believed to be factors. **Someone is accused of
concealing at least 10 pregnancies until the very last moment, even from her
husband and children, strangling or suffocating 6 newborns, and hiding the
bodies in her garage, and there is NO suspicion of substance abuse or mental
illness? In other words, a totally sane, normal, rational person who was not
under the infuence of alcohol or any drug did this?Who expects us to
Drugs, alcohol, and mental illnesses are not motives - they are attributing
factors to a motive.And once again, another misleading headline
meant to draw readers in.
She doesn't appear to be mentally ill???? Really?
Not mentally ill? Sane thinking does not seem to be standard practice for this
woman. In addition to concealing pregnancies and the unconscionable acts upon
her offspring, she moved out of the house without apparently even thinking what
might happen when someone inevitably found those boxes. Truly bizarre on so
It says, "police think they know motive. . ." Yeah. We know. We're
just not going to tell anyone about it. Why say anything if you're not
going to say anything at all?
I thought that irrational thinking was indicative of some level of mental
illness. However, "bizarre" does describe it well. I am with the other
posters who think it was unkind to divulge that a motive is suspected, but not
If she is found mentally ill, she'll spend time in a comfortable facility,
all medicated and in therapy with the potential of a release when she's
"better". If she's found competent to stand trial for the murder
of 6 infants, she goes to jail and pays for her crime. I hope she's not
found mentally ill. Also, If she had gone to a doctor and had 6
abortions, she'd be off scott free. Either way, abortion or post delivery
murder, there's still 6 dead babies. One gets you jail time, the other has
"no consequence". Ironic and sad, isn't it?
Reflectere: It worked, didn't it?
This whole story just breaks my heart. For a newborn baby to be killed by the
one person who is supposed to protect and nurture him or her is something I have
just never been able to comprehend. It makes me so sick to see things like
this. So sad.It also makes me wonder what her living children have
gone through with her.
If her living children are female, might her dead ones be male?I
suspect there's some neglect or even abuse that may have been in that
family. An actively engaged and interested spouse/relatives would have been
alarmed the first time she hid a pregnancy, and would have been vigilant in
observing her in the future. But she had a second hidden baby and no one
noticed? And then more?This woman alone isn't to blame for the
bizarre behavior; those around her enabling her share in some of this as well.
Is Huntsman a mental health professional?
I meant, is Roberts a mental health professional.
Crazy is normal to a crazy person. Just because she had a logical reason for her
behavior doesn't mean she isn't insane.
I don't understand the thought process of people who support abortions.
Can someone who supports late term abortion but is appalled at this story
explain the difference?
waiting for NOW to make her their spokesperson
People are begging for a motive because this is so incomprehensible, the police
really have their hands tied, they can't just say what they think has
happened as that could be considered slander & open up another can of worms
to deal with. Evidence & statements/confessions have to be considered &
then a formal charge made speculation alone cannot be divulged until all the
leads are followed just like a court has to hear all evidence & testimony
before handing down a verdict. The family members need to be considered &
alerted first in meantime the public wants to know everything NOW! Sad for her
I feel cheated by your story line and the failure to inform me.
Reflectere and bullet56,It's not as if the DN is holding back
information. The DN is only reporting what the police told them. Don't get
Have you guys ever thought that since the case is still under investigation they
cant give out that information? Yes they know but they cant say what it is yet.
Hockey mom..I would hardly imagine a mental facility to be comfy.
She seems to not be able to realize or accept that she is pregnant and something
happens most but not all of the time during delivery causing her to kill the
child. I can't imagine this is a state of mind a person can chose. I would
think she needs to be monitored for pregnancy so if she delivers anymore
children they will be safe whether she is in a mental facility or prison. There
are more people in prison with mental illnesses than there are patients in
Not mentally ill?! Maybe she's just emotionally challenged. Of course
she's mentally ill! It's called insanity. She murdered her six newborn
children. That's not normal, rational, or sane behavior.