JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An 18-month-old Joplin girl who never regained consciousness after being hospitalized Tuesday died during the weekend.Ada Bowman was on life support since being taken to a Kansas City hospital from her home near Joplin. The cause of her death on Saturday has not been determined.Jasper County Sheriff Ken Copeland said the girl’s 22-year-old mother, Gina L. Salazar, was arrested Saturday after being allowed to see her daughter. She was charged Thursday with endangerment of the girl’s life and hindering prosecution.
I'm not so heartless that I don't wonder if the mother is also a victim of circumstances. But she's still alive. She'll get a chance to live a better life, something her daughter will never have. The man who caused her death will have rights and a standard of living, something they denied this little girl.
Do your worst. This has to stop, and stop now.
The sheriff is going to ask the prosecutor to up the charges to second-degree murder. I wish him the best of luck.