Over Memorial Weekend, a mom (Amanda Jo Stott-Smith) threw her two kids off of a bridge in the Portland area. The seven year old daughter is in serious condition, but is expected to survive. The four year old boy, however, died before he was rescued. The girl is actually very lucky to be alive. The bridge is about 75 feet high, it was one in the morning, and the river was barely above freezing. Lucky for her, a couple from a houseboat heard screaming and took their boat out to investigate.
According to the authorities, the mom forced her two young children off the Sellwood Bridge in an act of revenge against her estranged husband. The couple had been in a nasty custody battle over their kids. According to court records, the father was given temporary custody of the children and the mom was given visitation rights every other weekend. The mom wasn’t happy with the ruling so she tried to kill both of her kids. What is wrong with this woman?
Like all of you normal people out there, I would rather lose custody of my kids and have them live a long life. I would never choose to end the life of my children because I couldn’t bare the thought of losing them to someone else. Isn’t that what loving parents would do? I don’t understand how a mom could fight for custody of her children and then kill them.