Skip to comments.14-Year Old Florida Girl Strangles Own Baby
Posted on 09/30/2012 5:44:13 AM PDT by Renfield
A pregnant fourteen-year-old girl secretly delivered her baby with a pair of scissors in the family bathroom before throttling the boy to death and hiding the body in a shoe box.
Cassidy Goodison, 14, has been charged as an adult with first degree murder after police learned how she killed her child following months of fearfully disguising her pregnancy from her mother and father.
Her harrowing case has shocked even experienced officers and graphically illustrates the problems of the 750,000 teenage Americans who fall pregnant every year.
Goodison went into labor in her home in Greenbrier Village, Florida on September 19 and instead of calling for help, disguised her screams of pain by running the tap and gripping a towel between her teeth as she sat on the toilet....
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Child killer: Cassidy Goodson, 14, is facing charges of first degree murder after she secretly gave birth to a baby boy, strangled him to death and then hid hid body in a pile of wet laundry
Stories like this make me glad I am did not go into police work. I could not deal with investigating this kind of thing and stay normal.
OK, evil society sort'a accepts sexual awareness at an early age and even promotes it's practice in any form.
But has the word and concept of "abortion" become so commonplace in a young child's mind that it is just done as a matter of routine?
I can't get my head around this.
After prising the 9.5lb boy from her body with a pair of scissors, she felt for a pulse and then strangled the boy to death and hid his corpse in a shoe box with dirty laundry.
Three days later, as Teresa Goodson cleaned her daughter's room, a foul odour drew her attention to a pile of soiled, wet clothes in which she found the deceased infant hidden in a box.
An autopsy performed determined the victim was a full term infant and that he was alive and breathing prior to death. He died as a result of asphyxia from strangulation and blunt force trauma.
I don’t see ONE word about the father, either.
The comments section being used as anti Romney stage for lies. Unreal.
This girl lives 5 miles from my home. This town is in shock that a girl would do this to her own baby. The Mother’s denial of this child’s pregnancy is beyond words. Life is so taken for granted by people, it is hard to get your head around it! I just keep thinking that we are born in the image of God. We are all unique but still born with His blessing.
As a society we are a failure by allowing our children to sink to this level.
Pray for God’s mercy.
How could she hide being pregnant? She doen’t look that big.
Her big mistake, of course, was that she didn’t get the local Planned Parenthood killing center to help her exterminate her own flesh and blood. Then everything would have been just peachy. “Legal” even. And shoot, if she lived in Massachusetts, under Romneycare, the taxpayers would have had the privilege of paying the hit man.
God have mercy on us.
Mom must be dysfunctional...
As cold as this sounds, she could have sold that baby for thousands to a couple wanting children. At least the kid would be alive....
I got out of the Army in 72 and worked 5 1/2 years with the Sheriff’s Department. Twice in that time I had to work cases on abandoned newborns. One was found in a suitcase in an old house out in the county that teens were known to party at, the other was found in a roadside dumpster. In both cases we never found the mother.
"if they make a mistake, I dont want them punished with a baby" - Barack Obama
And we know how this president feels about born alive abortions.
In the end, whether it's done in a upscale Planned Parenthood office or locked bathroom, same thing in this girls mind.
I'm sorry but that has to affect your head....
Yet if she had let an abortion doctor do it for her, we would instead be celebrating her "right to choose". To paraphrase Obama, 'just because she made the mistake of killing her baby, she shouldn't be punished with a criminal trial'.
I agree that the emphasis should now be on locating the father of the baby, and nailing him to the side of a barn.
The state of Florida could also create a very interesting legal precedent by stating that, while the girl was competent before the crime, the crime itself has made her mentally incompetent, so that during her juvenile sentence she will receive psychiatric care.
This is so that, when she turns eighteen, it will be up to the psychiatrist to determine if she can be released, or if she must face further psychiatric confinement after being transferred to an adult psychiatric institution.
Now, if shed been in Illinois, thanks to then-State Senator Barack Obama, shed only be facing charges for being an unlicensed abortionist.
"I'm Barack Obama and I approve this 'botched abortion' correction."
“- - - Planned Parenthood killing center -—”
That’s exactly what it is.
I really dislike words like abortion and euthanasia and the people that use them to cover up for what is actually killing and murder.
She’s just being logical. If it’s OK to kill the baby before it exits the birth canal, it’s just as OK to kill it afterwards.
The Daily Mail is full of lurid stories. Here’s another one I stumbled upon:
How can we hold this child guilty when she could have had a legal abortion 24 hours earlier? Not that she is all innocence, sweetness and light, but the facts are she has been taught - explicitly - that morals have no meaning beyond the person and the moment and that life has meaning only when arbitrary standards say it does.
This is just another tragedy in 50 million - and counting.
Years ago I heard that some men who were clearing rural land had found a series of dead babies in old jars. It was determined that decades before a couple with a lot of daughters had lived on the property.
I hope they did DNA on the body to find the father. I’m thinking they will find him in the home. Only scenario that makes any since for the mother to be in such denial and mother’s husband not saying anything to mom about it.
Craigslist prohibits ads for constitutionally protected firearms but they allow DOG SEX SOLICITATION??
Perhaps the abortionists' guild is upset. She didn't hire one of them to help.
Could have been her father.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said: 'People who do this for enjoyment are a different breed, that's for certain.'
yeah it is probably her step dad that is the father, just a guess
Partial birth abortion isn’t legal in the UK?
I just don’t get it. With all of the outreach programs, and school programs, social programs, church programs, etc., the girl still felt like she had no alternative. I’m so baffled and disgusted.
Amazing that a 100-lb, 5’ 3” girl could conceal or even privately deliver a massive 9.5 lb, 22-in baby in her bathroom by herself strains credulity. The police need to grill the mother as well.
Well, this maybe a dark thought, but I’ll leave it to you to decide how true it is...
If we ever have a major national disaster... a category 5 hurricane, if that fault in Yellowstone lets go, or even a suitcase nuke is detonated in the United States...remember
5% went straight to Jesus
20% were good people who need your prayers
25% were negative a-holes, you can pray for them when you’re done praying for the 20 percent
50% are just brain automated meat wandering through life without a soul. They may have had one once, but they decided life was easier without one, and they aborted it.
If we ever have that kind of national crisis, you can decrease your grief and your tears by 75%, because you’re weeping for a person that was dead long ago.
Your mathematical analysis may vary.
Libs will use this for their good. They will say legalized abortions prevent this type of tragedy or if not for legalized abortions this trendy would be much more common.
Correction: this tragedy would be much more common
I can’t say what could be so wrong in a child’s head they would do all of that.
There is only one answer...that and fear.
a very disturbed girl
Most media will not publish pics of minors in crime stories. Hmm.
And if a “doctor” used those scissors to punch a hole in the baby’s skull, it would be perfectly “OK”...
First thing that popped into my head as well.
Re: photo of murderer above.....blank eyes, set jaw.
Do you know what’s ironic? If this crazy slut had gone to the abortion clinic and had a “doctor” perform the murder, then it would have been all fine and a-okay, because she would have been practicing her reproductive rights.
Call her Dr. Cassidy Goodson and she could kill a thousand,and make money doing it.
What she did is horrible, but in todays society and todays generation brought up on abortion and being taught sex in school, her parents probably do not attend Church, obviously they don’t pay much attention to her, they didn’t know she was pregnant, it’s lucky more of this isn’t happening.
“... could conceal or privately deliver...”
I have two bio children. IMHO, a girl this small and a baby that big.. no way she could “hide” it. All the big sweatshirts in the world isn’t going to hide that bump. As for delivery.. no one heard her moans/screams? The average first time labor is 12 hours. IMHO, there is a lot more to this story.
I doubt she would have been prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license if she’d given herself a partial birth abortion instead.
The pro-death community has no morals.
She’s a hero to barry.
9.5 lb baby is VERY big. Mine were only in the 7 lb range; I can’t imagine hiding pregnancy of a 9.5 lb baby.
This girl’s mother cannot be a very bright bulb
OK. Tell me how this type of incident shows compassion from the Democrat party regarding women and teenagers. They yell at conservetives who do not share their values on promiscuity, and think throwing contraceptives at these girls is the answer. All it does in enable teenagers to behave irresponsibly. Then the young girl (she is still a girl), gets into trouble with a pregnancy, and acts irrationally probably out of fear, and liberals cry foul - not because young girls are being encouraged to behave like common street walkers, but because we conservatives have no compassion.
My type of compassion is to teach these young girls (and the young boys too) that sex outside of marriage is not a good thing. That includes Billy Boy’s promotion of oral sex too.