Sentenced to life in prison in Kansas in Diana Lumbrera systematically suffocated 6 of her own children in Fort Worth, Texas. She would consistently rush each child already dead to the hospital, saying they had stopped breathing, and then blame medical staff for not resuscitating the child. The case prompted a nationwide concern for the problem of "crib death", but hospital officials eventually became suspicious, and she was tried and convicted, receiving three life sentences. She told authorities a former mother-in-law had put a curse on her so that all of her children would die young. But in , at age 33, she was convicted in Kansas for the suffocation death there of her 4-month-old son. She then pleaded no contest in Texas to killing an infant son and was given another life sentence.
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I just have one thing to say about your intro. I work with a number of people who counsel or provide therapy and sometimes we talk about the role of mothers in society.
Fathers are never represented in this light. Mothers are placed on a very high social pedestal and a small slip is a grevious crime. But there are not meant to be anything at all. Just as fathers are not meant to be anything specific either. As parents, they have a duty to ensure their children are nourished, cared for, protected, and develop a sense of self.
Messages in our society, like adverstisements have really tapped into the pscychology of women and exploit their worst fears and own expectations. The situations remains that we are expected to be mothers and adhere to have employment and social goals in a world where that structure is created by, and preferential to men. Mothers are still trying to be mothers and work and be all these things and advertising and marketing is still presenting them with this idol of a mother they must live up to being.
Many women suffer depression and anxiety because they are not meeting this ridiculous standard. The care of children, I feel, is the responsiblity of parents, whether the parents are men and women, just men, just women, or a blended family of any variety.
I am also a feminist and proud of that title. And I think our expectation on women may be a way to deflect from a tougher acceptance that we do not hold men accountable for their behaviour towards children in the same way because we know that the likelihood of violent or abusive behaviour in men is a lot higher statistically. We almost expect stories of parental abuse to be the story of a father, or step-father abusing children in one way or another.
This, for me is the correct approach to any story of a mother or step-mother harming children. They are still doing a great job as a parent. I must repeat that I love the podcast and I love the episode and topic but the intro irked me a lot.
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AP — Friends and relatives say Diana Lumbrera cried and often fainted with grief when each of her six children died before their fifth birthday. No one who watched ever suspected her of murdering the children. As they were lowered into the ground one by one from to , the young mother was on her knees, weeping and begging for her children to come back. Elaborate headstones in the Bovina cemetery, where five of Mrs.
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I just have one thing to say about your intro. I work with a number of people who counsel or provide therapy and sometimes we talk about the role of mothers in society. Fathers are never represented in this light. Mothers are placed on a very high social pedestal and a small slip is a grevious crime. But there are not meant to be anything at all. Just as fathers are not meant to be anything specific either.
Munchausen Mommies – Diana Lumbrera
Their marriage was troubled almost from the start, but the quarreling Garzas made up frequently enough to produce three children in as many years. Daughter Melissa was born in , Joanna in , and their first son, Jose Lionel, in Unfortunately, while Diana was adept at bearing children, she had no luck at keeping them alive. Joanna was the first to die, barely three months old when Diana brought her lifeless body to the community hospital in Bovina, Texas. Under the circumstances, no autopsy was required.
Diana was the only person who observed the various convulsive episodes, and—with the exception of Jose Lionel—all were beyond help when Diana sought medical care. But inat age 33, she was convicted in Kansas for the suffocation death there of her 4-month-old son. The cause of death: The death certificates gave them no reason to be suspicious. Prosecutors countered by noting that Eckert had never examined said organs, since they were removed during autopsy and never replaced in the corpse. Friends and family cite witchcraft. Their marriage was troubled almost from the start, but the quarreling Garzas made up frequently enough to produce three children in as many years. None would live to see the inside of a kindergarten classroom, and even the children of Dianas relatives were not entirely safe.