May 27, 2009
Jennifer D’Silva Loved Two Things - Neither Of Which Included The Baby She Left Strapped To A Car Seat, Marinating In Own Waste
Jennifer D'Silva Facebook Page
Fort Walton Beach, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Jennifer D'Silvia, a 20-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman was arrested last week after authorities found her 7-month-old baby left alone inside her home, strapped to a car seat amid piles of trash.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, 911 dispatchers received a call of concern on May 20 from a neighbor who heard a baby crying inside an apartment when no one appeared to be home.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they knocked on the apartment door, but no one answered. Doors and windows to the apartment appeared to be locked - so deputies contacted the apartment manager so they could investigate.
Inside, deputies found a 7-month old child left alone, strapped inside a car seat. The child's diaper was described as "overflowing with urine and fecal matter." The infant was surrounded by dirty diapers and piles of trash. The entire apartment was described as filthy and in complete disarray.
The child was transported to the Emerald Coast Children's hospital where an exam revealed the infant's head to be in a misshapen condition. Her muscular system was weak - a condition doctors said was likely due to being confined to a car seat for extended periods of time. The child was also suffering from a rash, blisters and a yeast infection due to a lack of diaper changes.
Deputies looked for the mother, D'Silva, who was eventually found at another residence in Shalimar. She was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail on a charge of child neglect.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Child neglect? Surely deputies are kidding. I can think of about 3 more charges that this case begs for.
I couldn't help but notice the boob job (she shows them off on her Facebook page).... She has all the time in the world to invest in herself while her baby girl grows up malformed - jailed inside a car seat. Priorities, ya know.
Now think of that for a moment. Imagine being strapped down for hours - perhaps days, marinating in your own waste. This is nothing short of torture.
Jennifer D'Silva, you may be an attractive monster - but you are a monster none-the-less. If there is any kind of justice in the world, you will never again touch this precious child. You aren't worthy of even having a photo of her.
The Weekly Vice
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