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    A while back there was a hour long documentary on feral children I think it was on National Geographic. They're not really "feral" i.e. becoming like mionkeys, wild dogs, etc. but rather abused, neglected by their folks and by circumstance were found living near animals (camp following) who left just enough scraps for the kids to get by. Of course the kids were well messed up when captured but once rejoined with human society are able to walk upright, talk and play hoops like any other human (I can't play Bball though). Not that there wouldn't be some interesting psychological profiles to be had from these neglected kids but they hadn't really turned wild or "feral".

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    Wow she should be locked up for life and treted in sort of the same way

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    How could a human being do that to a child?

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    Did you all read the full article? The mother's IQ is 77.

    While what she did is, obviously horrible, I don't think she has the capacity to see what was wrong. Her "borderline" mental capacity makes it a wonder than either of her other children managed to survive to their 20s, but even they didn't make it unscathed.

    I would wish no evil on this woman, I would merely hope and pray that she never, ever, ever, reproduces again. She is, quite apparently, hardly able to take care of herself.

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    I understand that concept that it may have been out of her control due to her ignorance, if thats the case then she should be put in a situation where she is taken care of and not free to make decisions that may harm others which I think she's obviously shown she's capable of....

    if a mentally handicapped person kills someone and they declare that they were unable to know what they were doing was wrong they dont lock them up in jail but they do put them under protective custody... I think a similar situation is fair for this women... she shouldnt be free to roam and do whatever she wants when she's obviously uncapable of acting in a manner thats okay within our society...

    her stupidity is hardly an excuse

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    Yes, I read the whole thing and I understand what you mean. At first, I thought what some of the others said, but after seeing her IQ and her part of the story and how much she still cared for her, I then thought that she had an appropriate sentence. I actually felt sorry for her after I was done reading it.
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    an IQ of 77 is far from retarded and she is fully able to know the difference between right and wrong....she raised her other two sons didnt she?
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    There could have been much more going on than just her IQ being low. I've known people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses and see similarities. Things weren't right with her grown sons either because they went along with a crazy situation. Everyone's life was out of control and it's a shame someone didn't step in sooner. It's awful.
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