This case is not as simple as it sounds. Cristian, 12, is charged with the beating death is his 2 year old brother, David. This occurred while their mother, Biannela Susana, left them home alone for several hours. When she arrived home, David was unconscious. However, she did not take him to a doctor or the hospital then. She decided to wait, while she played on the Internet for a while. He may have survived, possibly, if she had taken him for care when she got home. Maybe even if she had not left them alone either. Especially since Cristian had previously broken David’s leg several month earlier while wrestling with him. She should have known better than to have left David in Cristian’s care. Who knows. What is known is that Cristian has (and probably David) have had a life full of abuse. It is a sad story, one that could have been avoided if he had been taken care of properly and truly cared about when he was born to a 12-year-old mother and then found wandering around naked and dirty at 2. And then lived in violence and sexual assault for almost his entire life. It is easy to see it now, but when it mattered, no one cared. Now, Cristian is being charged with first degree murder and child abuse as an adult. I wonder what will and should happen to him. Should he be charged as an adult and go to prison for the rest of his life or be charged as a juvenile and perhaps get the help he obviously needs. I am truly conflicted on this case, where I have not been for so many others his age.
Their mother, 23-year-old Biannela Susana, has pled guilty to manslaughter and faces 30 years in prison. I do have any sympathy or compassion for her. She heartlessly let her youngest son lay dying while she played on the Internet. My guess that taking him to get help was an inconvenience for her and she worried that she would be in trouble. Well, of course she was in trouble. But she should have made better choices, been a better mother. If she had, you would not be reading this. She has been dubbed “the worst mother in the world” but truthfully, she shares that with many other mothers in the news in the last few years. But my question for her is this: When Cristian started showing these deviant behaviors (sexual assaults, hurting animals), why did she not get him any help then? Why did she find this behavior acceptable?
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