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Trinidad & Tobago: Anamunthodo Freed

Anita Anamunthodo, mother of four-year-old Amy who was raped and beaten to death in Trinidad last year, was yesterday freed on six charges of willful neglect and child abandonment. Francomenz notices parallels between what happened in that case and journalist BC Pires’ diagnosis of a general West Indian malaise.

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  • Rissa-Abby

    I will personally like to thank Justice Wellington for setting such a wonderful example to this already messed up legal system. Yes, Mr Wellington has not only FAILED the Abused children of this society but he has also created an Avenue for the BLAMEWORTHY to walk away in glee.Here we had a situation of a little girl who progressively had the life beat out of her up until her death.Now we have a system defending Anita who knows she is just as guilty of this horrific crime..
    HELLO, if the system is saying she didnt abuse Emily, she SURELY didnt take the STEPS to protect her daughter from the ABUSER did she? Whether that be the man, mother, mother-in-law, grannies, BOYFRIEND, I dont care WHO. She is guilty (and deserves a harsh sentence as her man)
    But Defending her for her LACK of neglect is not gonna teach HER or other neglectful mothers, there are consequences for ALL actions.We’ve read the REPORTS unbelievable!

    And I would say the same thing to the all the family, friends, relatives and authorities attached to this childs death (O yeah, I feel u were all neglectful too!)If she, Anita is claiming she did not directly abuse the child,Fact is, She knew abuse was coming from SOMEWHERE, and she didnt do ANYTHING to remove Emily from ANYONE to protect her.
    Precious Emily’s pain and suffering and death cannot be alleviated now, but perhaps by continuously highlighting her story, sharing it at every opportunity, another child might b spared a life of similar torture and horrible death.Children are dependent on the ppl who r suppose to Love and Protect them.The term ‘child abuse’ is an obstacle to justice. We need to start talking about this violence for what it is, murder. Also maiming, felonious assault, other terms. Child abuse can be anything from emotional cruelty to an axe murder. It’s too broad a term. Maybe that is why prosecutors believe they should plea bargain with these murderers. A child’s life is something they can discount, apparently.
    All children show signs with abuse, especially sexual abuse. The fact that so many ppl noticed including Social services, doctors, nurses and what is the system telling me? the mother didn’t????
    How can that be???
    It’s a sad day when a mother chooses a man over her child.
    When is our justice system going to prosecute the mother as well as the murderers of these innocent children?
    It’s the mothers that put their children in danger by being with these sick sadistic beasts.

    My thoughts are… she,Anita, was the mother and she is responisble for that poor little girl’s abuse, even if she is claiming she did not actually abuse her, she apparently chose her stupid loser of a man over her poor little innocent child and ALLOWED the abuse to go on, come on give me a break, it was VERY evident that Emily was abused, all I can say is Wake up u stupid loser of a woman, tie that womans tubes, she needs not to have anymore kids. Screw the system that is granting no justice for something like this. It just sickens me as it does so many that something like this went on and on and the authorities let that poor child back with a loser of a mother that apparently only cared about her LOSER MAN!!!!! There is absolutley NO excuse for this. I hope she and that LOSER OF A MAN she was with ROT IN HELL, afterall they will have to answer to GOD when the time comes. Its a real shame that some mothers can be so stupid and pick their men over their own children. This case is an example of that, and to let sexual abuse and physcial abuse go on. I feel for that BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL may she rest in peace.
    Both the mother and man should receive the death penalty because that is what we need in our laws.They killed an innocent,beautiful child. As a mother, it is your duty and obligation to protect your child. Anita failed her daughter. She could not have NOT known her daughter was being beaten! Despite physical evidence, Emily was clearly demonstrating psychological evidence as well. It was noted by doctors,nurses and social workers. I cannot believe the lack of urgency displayed by the courts and social workers.This system sucks! It failed Emily and so many other children and it will continue to do so if we do not come together as an interested and concerned society, and get a Law passed in the name of Emily.
    God Have Mercy upon this Nation.

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