Infant dies in car while Parents are in Church

Published June 8, 2011 by Charlotte

Here’s the full article on My Fox

So at first I was all ready to set fire to these parents just by reading the headline.  Then I read the article.   

Clarksdale, Ms – “On the day of his birth, it was as though something wonderful had been sent from Heaven.”

Norman Collins III came into the world weighing six pounds, three ounces. He was the first for his parents, and one of nine grandchildren for Norman Collins Sr.

“We had a special bond. I enjoyed the whole cooing and laughing and him getting angry when he was wet and hungry.”

Little Norman’s life would end tragically just three months after it began, on a Sunday, while his parents were in church.

“My son and his wife came to church with his family as they do every Sunday. As they were exiting the vehicle he instructed someone else to get the baby out.”

The father, Norman Jr. is a Minister of Music, and his wife sings in the choir at Real Faith Christian Church in Clarksdale, Ms. They were running late for the service and asked another church member to take the baby to the nursery inside.

After the service had ended, the father went to the nursery to get the baby and discovered he was not there. Investigators say he then went outside to check the car.

“The infant died as a result of conditions consistent with hypothermia,” said Rodger Harris with the Coroner’s Office.

Temperatures that day reached upwards of 90 degrees.

Norman Jr. is now charged with negligent manslaughter.

Norman Sr. doesn’t think the charge is a fair one, “A lot of people may say, ‘how could you as a parent forget your child?’ It was not a matter of forgetting…I could see if they were negligent parents, if they were at the boat, at the club. They were at church.”

Norman Collins Jr. told Fox 13 that he did feel responsible for his son’s death and it’s something he’ll have to live with the rest of his life.

Collins Jr. appeared before a judge on Tuesday and is now out on $30,000 bond. The case will now go before a Grand Jury.

The church member asked to get the baby out of the car claims not to have heard and is not being charged.

The baby’s funeral has been set for Friday at noon at Chapel Hill Church in Clarksdale.

So… do you think the Judge ruled as he should’ve?

Did that person really hear and is just trying to not be charged with anything?

Why didnt the parents make certain that person heard?

Is this how they usually handle the child on Sunday?

Wow… I can’t even imagine.


One comment on “Infant dies in car while Parents are in Church

  • Typical. You are ultimately responsible for YOUR child. Fuck this “takes a village” bullshit. YOU are the parent, act as such. My brother and his wife do this shit, when they arrive the kid runs wild and expects everyone else to take acre of them because they have so much important shit to do. Assholes, they didn’t deserve a child. Feel free to delete Char, just getting it off my chest.

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