Janice Guidry: 3-Month-Old Baby in Her Care Weighed Less Than Nine Pounds

Categories: Courts, Crime

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Janice Guidry: Charged with abuse and neglect.
Janice Guidry of Houston has been charged with endangering a child after a three-month-old girl in her care was found to be malnourished and suffering from physical trauma.

Court documents say that the child weighed about eight and a half pounds. Her legs were fractured.

The condition of the baby was discovered on a scheduled doctor's visit; Guidry was told the child needed to be taken to the hospital immediately. She promised to do so but didn't, which earned her a visit from CPS.

Hospital tests on the child's system were normal, court documents say, meaning her condition is likely the result of neglect rather than illness.

Guidry, 55, told investigators the leg injuries came from when she tripped carrying the child in a car seat down some steps, but court documents quote doctors saying that's unlikely.

And the child isn't even Guidry's -- she had taken over care of it from a woman named Twanda Cleveland, court documents say.


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Tangyjoe
Tangyjoe

"And the child isn't even Guidry's -- she had taken over care of it from a woman named Twanda Cleveland, court documents say."

She had taken over care of her.  Calling this poor child "it", though grammatically correct, just doen't sound right.

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

As if our emotions weren't damaged enough yesterday ... somebody put this cow outta our misery!  That poor child; there ARE people in this world that actually WANT children ...

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

I'm sure that Rich meant no harm; however, I agree it does sound awkward, and we should not refer to an infant as an "it".  Several years ago, our son was sick, and my wife stayed home with him. When she returned the next day, her insufferable b¡tch of a boss asked, "Is it well yet?"  My friggin' arm cramped when I heard that one!

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