The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, November 30, 2007

Jeanette Michelle Hawes

There currently are hundreds, if not thousands of people all over the United States longing for a child to raise and love as their own. And, while not perfect- almost every county in the US has a child services program designed to care for those children that some parents are either unwilling or unable to care for. As the reader who forwarded me the story said, "If you don't want your babies anymore give them to someone who will love them."

Sadly, Jeanette Michelle Hawes decided that rather than give her children a chance at a life in a loving home- or even giving her children a chance at having a life at all... she'd just kill them.

This, after Richmond County investigators say Jeanette Michelle Hawes allegedly killed her two children inside a restroom. SOURCE

The news article I was sent is currently not available online- but this should give you as much of a image as needed to feel the same horror that I did upon reading it (update, link is live here:

A worker at Food Mart told police she saw Jeanette Michelle Hawes enter the restroom Thursday afternoon with the two children, a boy and girl, and then heard a scream, Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said.

The worker called 911, and when deputies arrived they forced the door open and found Hawes on the floor, holding a steak knife and covered in the children's blood, Strength said.

Jordon Hawes, 1, and Shakayla Hawes, 3, were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Both died of stab wounds to the chest, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Really, I'll never understand how some people can actually consider themselves to be parents at all.

Oddly enough, it seems this story gets stranger. A few nights before stabbing her children to death in a restroom- Hawes appeared on the local news talking about another stabbing- that of her brothers dog.

Jeanette, while holding who her family confirms is one year old Jordan Hawes, now dead, told News 12 " I just think, you know, it was wrong for her to actually do that because she could've went and got help or whatever, and you know, an animal is like a human being. That is like killing someone else so I just think it's not right, she didn't have to go that far."

Odd choice of wording, see link for more information regarding the dog incident and further details on the murder of the two little children.