She perhaps should be in prison however the daughters views should be heard.
We don't know the circumstances of the case either, from her point of view and
from the father's point of view as well. I suppose that will come out in a trial. It
could be should be in a mental institution, it could be there were other circumstances.
The fact is we don't know. I think in view of the fact that her daughter is close by
and has been the main attachment in her life I doubt she is a flight risk now. After
all she would be without any support system emotionally. In addition if the daughter
supports her and she might. why punish the daughter? Oh I know the law and the
father and so on , but isn't the child always given first consideration? Besides if
the father wants the mother in jail, and the daughter supports her mother, the father
would lose contact with the girl forever, that is how life works.
This is a tangled mess and we leave these issues to the medical and justice system
for direction. This is a case where a lot of peoples feelings have to be considered.
Its not cut and dried as it were, both parties have to consider their daughter and her
Years ago in our family we had a situation where the father was painted to be a nasty
person and the kids didn't like him and so on. In later life my cousins kids found out
there was a hell of a lot of lies told about their dad. For the past few years now the
children and in some cases their children now spend Christmas with their father instead.
These things work themselves out in the long run, and the daughter will play a major
role in any final decision.