Pit Bull mauls 12 year old, Mother blames the child
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The mother of a 12-year-old boy killed in his own home by one of the family's two pit bulls says she had been so concerned about one of the dogs that she shut her son in the basement to protect him.
Maureen Faibish said she ordered Nicholas to stay in the basement while she did errands on June 3, the day he was attacked by one or both of the dogs.
"I put him down there, with a shovel on the door," Faibish said in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. "And I told him: 'Stay down there until I come back.' Typical Nicky, he wouldn't listen to me."
"Typical Nicky?" Are you kidding me? The woman 1) knew the dog might attack him, prompting her to lock the kid in a basement, she 2) used a "shovel" to somehow secure the door, presumably because she knew the kid might escape, and 3) the kid was actually killed, due to her reckless indifference to her own child's life. This woman's actions are worse than if she had left a loaded gun, trigger back, lying on the floor.
If I were the prosecutor, I'd charge her with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide in a heartbeat. The woman deserves prison time.
And is this mother-of-the-year remorseful? On her son's death, she reflected:
"It's Nicky's time to go," she said in the interview. "When you're born you're destined to go and this was his time.
Yeah, and your number comes up much sooner when you have a loon like this for a mother.
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|# June 12th, 2005 3:08 PM Laura|
|She's "concerned" about the dog so she locks her *son* in the basement?! Jesus Mary and Joseph this woman is a poster child for forced sterilization. This is unbelievable. |
|# June 12th, 2005 3:30 PM james|
|i really need to see a picture of this woman... |
|# June 12th, 2005 3:33 PM james|
"I don't want people to make this a dog thing," Faibish said. "It was an accident. It was something that happened, and I think god has a plan for everybody and it was time for Nicky to go."
im almost speechless - what a clueless b!tc$. still, after her reckless indifference, she can't find anyone to blame. try looking in the mirror, honey. hopefully you get one in your 6x9 cell.
|# June 12th, 2005 3:33 PM kris|
|Why do we believe her story? How do we know she didn't lock her kid in a bedroom with the two dogs and do this on purpose? Her reaction is so bizarre and something just doesn't add up. |
|# June 12th, 2005 4:03 PM Laura|
|She actually had the nerve to say, "I want everyone to know life is so short and appreciate your kids while they're here."
|# June 12th, 2005 6:53 PM LenLigmaH|
|This woman certainly has the power to atonish! What absolute insane behavior! She needs to be put away somewhere. I was rendered speechless when reading this article. What the hell? |
|# June 12th, 2005 8:31 PM nickelsworth|
|This will be just another entertaining moment for the media & viewers. Doubtful anything meaningful will ensue like serious discussion on dogs/animal laws/restrictions espec concerning barking/biting/running loose and so on including on a national level so all Americans can live in peace and safety.
How much disturbance/disruption is caused by dog barking, annually? Are there even any numbers/educated guesses? How many people have to move because of dog barking/issues?
Granted, those online may be more "advanced", intelligent, concerned; but in a few days, the anger, seriousness and publicity of this story will probably start disappearing to be replaced by a story about some celebrity or entertaining piece.
Another twist:Think of how important dogs/dog owners are to the economy to dissuade even more, any serious discussion/media attention.
|# June 12th, 2005 8:38 PM pinguino|
|nickelsworth, this is a tragedy about a mother who all but murdered her child, and you come in here whining about barking? are you daft? |
|# June 12th, 2005 9:54 PM linn|
|But she insists, "I have no regrets about that day," Faibish said
mother of the year! :@
|# June 12th, 2005 10:01 PM BVBigBro|
|Somewhere I suspect there is a medical examiner looking at a twelve year olds' body very closely. |
|# June 12th, 2005 10:15 PM Laura|
|This article has more; turns out the basement was a playroom so it at least makes more sense than I thought to put her son down there. But still - if she had the least inkling of danger, as she evidently did or she wouldn't have told him to stay down there, she should not have left him alone in the house with the dogs. |
|# June 12th, 2005 10:22 PM kris|
|from that article:
Before she left the house, Faibish sent her 9-year-old son to the store to buy Nicholas a soda, bagel and chips. He also had video games to keep him busy.
wtf? so, she sends one kid to the store and locks the other in the basement? that makes no sense at all. the other kid could have come home to the two dogs (which she allowed to mate in the house??) without her being there.
the only thing that makes sense is that she planned this out and arranged for this to happen to her 12-year old.
|# June 12th, 2005 10:26 PM james|
Faibish felt compelled to call The Chronicle, she said, because she was upset by comments in a Saturday column that disparaged family members who own pit bulls.
It "upsets" her that people "disparage" her family members for keeping pit bulls? This woman is a liar and an idiot. I hope to god that she gets prison time.
|# June 12th, 2005 10:28 PM kris|
|I think she murdered the kid and then let the pit bulls maul the body in hopes of covering up what she did to him
and yes, i realize that is totally wild speculation, but what the hell else makes sense?
|# June 12th, 2005 10:29 PM BVBigBro|
|Kris, remember a certain elephant murder? The first thing they looked for was if the elephant had been used to cover up a real murder. I suspect they will look to see if there is anything beneath the dog wounds. |
|# June 12th, 2005 10:32 PM kris|
|an interesting comment on the SF Gate forum:
Reasons to believe this woman has problems with men:
|# June 12th, 2005 10:35 PM Laura|
|BV did that actually happen? That was an episode of Monk. |
|# June 12th, 2005 10:40 PM kris|
Authorities in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, investigating the death of 30-year-old
|# June 12th, 2005 10:40 PM BVBigBro|
|That happened two blocks from where we grew up. The circus was in town. In the end it turned out two circus workers had brought a woman back to the trailer and were using the elephants tricks to impress her. The elephant stepped on her head and killed her. They panicked and skipped town and it took a few weeks for the whole thing to be settled. |
|# June 12th, 2005 11:03 PM no2lefties|
|Man,with a mother like this the kid had no chance.
|# June 13th, 2005 1:35 PM linn|
|that what the mother of the 12 y o did that day just shows that she is very irresposible. She might have thought "things happens to anyone but me". But what she says in that interveiw makes me have doubts about the whole accident? |
|# June 13th, 2005 10:53 PM nickelsworth|
if there were more appropriate laws concerning dogs, this tragedy might never have happened or can't you figure that out.
Whats just as concerning as this bizarre woman (and incident) are those that can't connect dots -- simple ones.
dogs are a nuisance nightmare for many people across this country for various reasons.
|# June 14th, 2005 12:09 AM BVBigBro|
|Humans and dogs have been together for tens of thousands of years. We have evolved together. Dogs aren't going anywhere. Plenty of dog laws already exist. More laws will not protect the willfully careless or hopelessly stupid, and their otherwise innocent children. All more dog laws would do is give the neighbor with nothing better to do a reason to call the cops. |
|# June 14th, 2005 7:53 AM JohnTant|
|Nickelsworth, what would be an example of a more appropriate dog law that would not only have stopped this from happening, but wouldn't be unreasonable while doing so? |
|# June 14th, 2005 1:42 PM lynn|
|I just cant believe a mother would leave her son in her home knowing of the temperment of these animals. And to state that it was "her sons time to go", how can a mother say such a thing?. Why didnt she take her son with her to run her errands? She should spend the rest of her life in prison, this just doesnt seem believable! |
|# June 25th, 2005 5:08 AM davidzgrl4evr|
|1st off this lady is retarded. As the owner of 2 dogs, 1 being a male full-bred pit bull & the other being a female 3/4 pit bull & 1/4 bullmastiff, if you know your dogs are that dangerous and you have children, get rid of the dogs. my dogs are like my children and while my male is good around kids my female is not. there for i would know to not have her around. especailly if I was not around to keep an eye out!!!A dogs temperment, especailly pits, all depend on how they were raised & treated. her being a pet owner should have known this.last but not least, why was her 12 yr old the only one left home? where the hell were the 9 & 10 year olds at? if she took them why could'nt she take the 12 yr old?!?!?!?!?!?! |
|# June 25th, 2005 8:25 AM Laura|
|I agree. Apparently the boy had been bit earlier in the day, maybe he didn't feel like going out. However, it's perplexing that the kid, not the dogs, were locked in the basement. If a dog bit my kid, the dog would be locked up until I could decide whether to put it down or not. |