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14-Year Old Florida Girl Strangles Own Baby
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9-28-2012 | Victoria Wellman

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; florida; infanticide; murder
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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

1 posted on 09/30/2012 5:44:17 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

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.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 5:46:10 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Renfield
"750,000 teenage Americans who fall pregnant every year."

They make it sound as if there was no choice....like a catching a disease.
3 posted on 09/30/2012 5:48:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: central_va
What get's into a 12 or 13 year old girl's mind that results with a fear or disgust or shame or what ... to kill a baby?

YOUR baby.

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.

4 posted on 09/30/2012 5:51:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: central_va
How's she gonna be able to take care of a baby when she can't even clean her own room?
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.

5 posted on 09/30/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT by library user
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To: knarf

I don’t see ONE word about the father, either.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 5:52:32 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Renfield

The comments section being used as anti Romney stage for lies. Unreal.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 5:54:51 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Renfield

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.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 5:57:13 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Renfield

How could she hide being pregnant? She doen’t look that big.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by just me (NObama)
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To: Renfield

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.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: Renfield

Just very sad, this story, all around.

Now in Obama’s anti-BAIPA world, Obama would have given her an abortion, and had the infant survived *that*, Obama would have left the infant to die, as he did many others.

Obama voted against BAIPA four times, as I understand it.

EXPLOSIVE recording of BARACK OBAMA supporting INFANTICIDE - against BAIPA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWMF9rfmik4


11 posted on 09/30/2012 6:01:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Renfield
Members of her family grew suspicious of her appearance and attempted to discuss the possibility she was pregnant with the teen's mother.

Mom must be dysfunctional...

12 posted on 09/30/2012 6:01:31 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Renfield

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....


13 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:58 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

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.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 6:08:22 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: knarf
What get's into a 12 or 13 year old girl's mind that results with a fear or disgust or shame or what ... to kill a baby?

"if they make a mistake, I don’t 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.

15 posted on 09/30/2012 6:09:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dusty Road
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.

I'm sorry but that has to affect your head....

16 posted on 09/30/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Renfield
Cassidy Goodson, 14, is facing charges of first degree murder . . .

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'.

17 posted on 09/30/2012 6:11:35 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Renfield

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.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Renfield
"Cassidy Goodson, 14, is facing charges of first degree murder..."

Now, if she’d been in Illinois, thanks to then-State Senator Barack Obama, she’d only be facing charges for being an unlicensed abortionist.

"I'm Barack Obama and I approve this 'botched abortion' correction."

19 posted on 09/30/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: EternalVigilance

“- - - 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.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 6:15:01 AM PDT by redfreedom (Just a simpleton enjoying the freedoms a fly-over/red state has to offer.)
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To: Renfield

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.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 6:22:48 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism = nihilism.)
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To: All

The Daily Mail is full of lurid stories. Here’s another one I stumbled upon:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2186746/Shane-Walker-Sarah-Dae-Walker-Couple-used-Craigslist-solicit-dog-sex-AVOID-prison-sentence.html


22 posted on 09/30/2012 6:24:24 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

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.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:24:41 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Dusty Road

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.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: TexasCajun

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.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 6:33:12 AM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Renfield

Craigslist prohibits ads for constitutionally protected firearms but they allow DOG SEX SOLICITATION??


26 posted on 09/30/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Renfield
I fail to see the problem here. The young lady merely had a very late-term abortion. Civilised governments throughout the worlds, along with the United Nations, all agree that this is her right; that she must have freedom of choice.

Perhaps the abortionists' guild is upset. She didn't hire one of them to help.

27 posted on 09/30/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Could have been her father.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 6:40:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Renfield
You gotta love Sheriff Joe.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said: 'People who do this for enjoyment are a different breed, that's for certain.'

29 posted on 09/30/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: AD from SpringBay

yeah it is probably her step dad that is the father, just a guess


30 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Renfield

Partial birth abortion isn’t legal in the UK?


31 posted on 09/30/2012 6:51:43 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Renfield

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.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 7:05:43 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Renfield

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.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 7:06:57 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Thorliveshere

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.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: Renfield

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.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: Leo58

Correction: this tragedy would be much more common


36 posted on 09/30/2012 7:37:26 AM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: Renfield

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


37 posted on 09/30/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: Renfield

Most media will not publish pics of minors in crime stories. Hmm.


38 posted on 09/30/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Renfield

And if a “doctor” used those scissors to punch a hole in the baby’s skull, it would be perfectly “OK”...


39 posted on 09/30/2012 7:43:28 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: yldstrk

First thing that popped into my head as well.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 7:45:18 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Teacher317
Your point is well taken. It IS unusual.

Re: photo of murderer above.....blank eyes, set jaw.

Leni

41 posted on 09/30/2012 8:03:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Renfield

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.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 8:11:36 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Renfield

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.


43 posted on 09/30/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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“... 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.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Renfield; wagglebee

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.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 8:43:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TexasCajun

She’s a hero to barry.


46 posted on 09/30/2012 8:43:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: marygam

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.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:42 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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This girl’s mother cannot be a very bright bulb


48 posted on 09/30/2012 8:56:57 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Renfield

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.


50 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:01 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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