Mother Nearly Starves Baby To Death — Charged With Domestic Violence

Wed, June 6, 2012 6:01pm EST by 5 Comments
Mother Starves Baby

A Washington mother has been charged with domestic violence after starving her newborn baby close to death and neglecting her two-year-old daughter who has MRSA and scabies.

Katherine Amanda Mattern of Burien, Washington was mistreating her children so badly that her 7-week-old son Liam Alexander Lee nearly died.

According to a Daily Mail report, doctors at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle were so concerned about the boy that they called child protective services on May 15.

Grossly understating, Katherine, 23, had only told doctors that Liam “looked a little skinny.”

The baby was also suffering from scabies and is now cared for at the hospital and his condition has improved.

Her two-year-old daughter, Abigail Lilly, was not only suffering from scabies but MRSA as well.

The mother — who is married to a registered child sex offender — was arrested on June 5 with criminal mistreatment to the second degree for domestic violence against her son. She was not charged for her daughter’s abuse but that case is currently under review.

If convicted, Katherine could face five years in jail.

– Lorraine Chow

More terrible parents who starved their kids:

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  3. These Terrible Parents Starved Their Daughter To Keep Her From Becoming ‘Obese’

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tasaha saydi

Posted at 11:00 PM on June 7, 2012  

I find this article very sad. Mothers are thought to protect their children at all costs. but, not all mothers are cut from the same maternal cloth. This mother looks like she used plenty of food for comfort, but for some reason felt her children needed none whether for comfort or survival. Since she put her children in further danger by living with a registered sex offender, it is obvious that this women does not have the skills, power, or control to provide a safe, healthy environment for her children.

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Posted at 6:41 AM on June 7, 2012  

I couldn’t take this article seriously after I read “mistreateding.” Is this article even real?

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Posted at 2:09 AM on June 7, 2012  

Well you can clearly tell she doesn’t care about her children she’s married to a CHILD SEX OFFENDER for god sakes

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Posted at 5:29 PM on June 7, 2012  

good point

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Andrey Andreev

Posted at 6:27 PM on June 6, 2012  

A very sad story. But life goes on

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