Woman leaves her kids on the side of the road because she was 'so tired' of being a mom

Nov 07, 2018
09:22 A.M.
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A mother from North Carolina was arrested after she abandoned her two young children on the side of a road in Wake County before she drove away.

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38-year-old Jennifer Westfall was accused of leaving her nine-year-old ad 19-month-old kids by the roadside of Reedy Creek Road on October 2, 2018.

According to the police, a woman taking her child to Reedy Creek Elementary saw the incident and took the two children to school.

The school reported the situation to Child Protective Services soon after.

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The children are currently under foster care and are fine, as revealed by ABC11.

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As for Westfall, she claimed that the witness’ statement was not entirely true. She said she drove to the campus and dropped her children off. She then saw a woman take them, which she said she thought was a legal way to leave her children.

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"I know what I did was wrong but I just, I was so tired of doing this by myself. I have the strength to do what I need to do, but I don't have the skills to make the income that I need to take care of my family, and nobody will hire me. I've been around everywhere. And with these charges I just don't see how I'm ever getting my kids back," she said.

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services explained that the state does have a Safe Surrender Law, but it only allows parents to give up their child if he or she is a newborn or a week old. They must also leave their child to a responsible adult, and they can do so even without providing any name or other details.

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After a thorough investigation, the police decided to arrest Westfall and charged her with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

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Meanwhile, a mother was charged with homicide after her baby died from breast milk.

The 30-year-old mother was said to be a user of illegal substances, according to the investigation. Supposedly, she was half-asleep when she heard her 11-week-old son crying and breastfed him.

Later on, the police ruled that the baby died from a “lethal combination of drugs” found in his system from Jones’ breast milk.

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