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‘My daughter fled 300 miles from her abuser, stopped at a gas station, and never came home.’: Mom loses daughter to domestic violence, ‘he was only charged for drugs, but we’re living a life sentence without our sweet girl’

“My daughter met her abuser in rehab. He was 41, 19 years older than her. Our first reaction to the abuse was to pack up her stuff and get her away from him. ‘Please give me time,’ she begged. She wanted out badly, but feared the repercussions. Reluctantly, we all agreed. Little did any of us know this would be our biggest regret. My poor baby was found with finger marks around her throat 2 weeks later.”

‘The baby suddenly gagged, then violently vomited what seemed to be a weeks’ worth of breast milk. I held her up, lifeless.’: Mom suffers from PTSD, anxiety after traumatic event with 5-week-old daughter

“I immediately told my oldest to dial 9-1-1. She was trembling. I realized she was unable to call; she dialed 1-9-9 in utter fear. My baby was unresponsive. Then, we saw her move. She had aspirated on breast milk. I drowned my baby. This is all my fault. I wasn’t ok.”

‘She was hunched over in the tub. I ran with my naked, wet daughter. One more pound on her back, the toy flew out.’: Mom hopes you read her plea for CPR training ‘with a racing heart’

“I heard a noise from the bathroom where my daughter had been happily singing the ABC song, and had just shouted to me, ‘I almost done cleaning up, Mama.’ I had left her in the empty bathtub to clean up her toys. Actions we’ve done a million times before. Something did not register right in the noise. Loud is always a good sign with kids. Quiet is not.”

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