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Mom kills son – twice

An Albuquerque mom reportedly killed her 3-year-old son by suffocating him – twice.

Tiffany Toribio, 23, allegedly smothered her kid in the early morning on a playground, changed her mind and revived him with CPR, then changed her mind again and suffocated him for a second time, according to a story by Associated Press.

The report said she buried his body in the playground, in a grave shallow enough for his foot to stick out.

A passer-by discovered the corpse when they saw a little black tennis shoe poking from the ground.


Several questions come immediately to mind:

Is 23 too young for someone to be a mother? Or are some just dumb at any age?

Should people be screened and mentally tested, somehow, before being allowed to have kids?

What compels someone to harm a defenseless child?

Read story: www.wpxi.com/news/19526634/detail.html

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