A Mississippi mother was arrested Wednesday, after Mississippi police discovered the burned body of her 3-year-old son in the oven at her home. A Washington County coroner will determine through an autopsy whether the child was dead before or after he was placed in the electric unit.
Greenville officers responded to an emergency call that was placed, but they would not reveal who made it since an investigation is still pending. When they arrived on the scene and entered Terrie A. Robinson's (pictured) apartment, they opened her oven and found her child's, Tristan, still-warm body shortly after midnight.
Methel Johnson, the county coroner, said he has seen quite a few startling things in his career, but seeing the child's burned body being pulled out of the oven is a memory that he will forever be unable to erase. Johnson noticed that the boy's head had encountered some level of trauma but could not speculate until he investigates further.
Police also found a little girl in the home whose age or relationship to Robinson has not been released; she has been placed with the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
Robinson's twin sister, Sherrie Robinson, vehemently defended her sibling, urging everyone not to judge the 24-year-old until all the facts are with police investigators:
"She was a great parent, a good person. We don't know what's wrong. We don't know what happened. Do not sit there and call her a bad Mom 'cause that's not what she is," Sherrie told the WXVT-TV.
Robinson, who faces a murder charge, will be arraigned on Thursday. It is still not known if she has hired an attorney to represent her in the case.
Did Robinson kill her child while in the grips of a mental disturbance? If so, should the judge be lenient? Or was she merely a murderous Mom?
Some experts say that a Mother's "unconditional love" is a fallacy and that oftentimes their love is dictated by a number of things, such as economics, gender roles and the emotional support she receives from her partner.
Time will tell what Robinson's reasons were for allegedly killing her child. If she did kill him, may her punishment fit the crime.
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