Rose's mother: She used to bang head against wall
Raanan Ben-Zur
Published: 20.10.09, 18:19
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1. Rose's mother:
debbie ,   israel   (10.20.09)
Sick, pathetic, pitiful, twisted family, including Rose's father, and the grandparents. A mother's first responsibility is to her children, not to placating her partner. Too bad this woman didn't try to go to a womens' shelter with her children, but she was addicted to this animal, and wouldn't leave him. From the letters she wrote him, it was evident that she continued to beg him and try to cajole him into changing his behavior toward her and the children. These types of people never change. In this case, it ended in tragedy.
2.  This is Bad
Mike Van Harris ,   Antwerp Belgium   (10.20.09)
Children are gods angels on earth. I hope they let them suffer for this crime.
3. to #2 and she did nothing to stop Ron
ghostq   (10.20.09)
plus she was recorded telling Ron not to say anything to the police mmm she tryed to get rid of sweet Rose, she is even worse than Ron cause she new it was wrong and she did nothing. if she realy cared for rose or her other children she would have taken her girls with herself to protective shelter for women, sorry don't buy the france psyco whine, she is trying to portrait it's all Ron fault but it's actually her.
4. The people judging her probably don't have children.
noa ,   israel   (10.20.09)
We have organizations that help battered wives and families. Many don't make it there. It is known that a relationship between a battered female and an abusive husband is complicated and getting a woman to come forth is even harder. Why isn't this woman being considered as an abused wife?
5. Rose
Bruria   (10.20.09)
As a mother my heart aches for what that poor child went through. How any mother could allow this to go on is something I don't understand. She could have asked someone to take her--left her in France--anything would have been better than what that tiny little girl suffered. No sympathy for those who did this--none at all!
6. Hang them both. The child suffered too much.
Nancy ,   New York   (10.20.09)
Send them to Turkey ir Iran. They dont deserve to live. Torture them.
7. This sounds like battered wife syndrome.
rebecca ,   Modiin   (10.20.09)
But the mother speaks of speaking to a doctor. Once the mother has taken that step the doctor has a responsibility too. To report the family, to ensure protection services get involved etc. why did that not happen.
8. She didn't stop him? She's just as guilty
Talula ,   Israel   (10.20.09)
I say hang the pair of them. We don't need them - the world has enough dangerous germs - don't need more. Hang them - simple.
9. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   New York / Saviyon   (10.20.09)
She wasn't the victim; the child was. She is no battered wife. I'm willing to bet that she did her fair share of battering Rose, too, if for no other reason than to ingratiate herself with the alleged abuser. This is not a family in any sense of the word. This is a freakshow. I hope that both go to prison. The respective wardens should make them stand in a corner for hours at a time, and prohibit either from lying on their back. That poor child. Look at that lovely smile. How could someone not love a child like that? How?
10. Rose
Marilyn ,   USA   (10.20.09)
One odd thing is that investigators said that she didn't have hardly any possessions. When heard of this it was quite shocking, cause it looked like she was just living there and not part of a family. Now according to the mom she is supposed to have all these toys and books?
11. You don't know.
vered ,   israel   (10.20.09)
As tragic as the loss of the child is, so is the mother's. She wanted the child. She mortgaged her apartment and raised thousands of euros to bring her back. She tried to defend the daughter against her husband but hold the family together. If you say she was responsible, you are saying there is no such thing as a battered wife, and yet, we have evidence of it all the time. What about the policeman that everyone loved who turned around and murdered his wife and children and then himself?
12. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   New York / Saviyon   (10.20.09)
Mike, never did I think that I would agree with you on anything. Well, I agree with you here. These "people" (I use the term advisedly, because I do not find them quite human) need to pay for their horrible crime and, yes, I do want them to suffer. That little baby angel. How could they?
13. Rose could have been sent back to France
Sarit ,   merkaz   (10.21.09)
Marie is manipulating people. She could have sent Rose to her paternal grand-mother who was willing to come to Israel to pick up the little girl, but Marie was all the time very evasive............ she must get life sentence. How can Revital Sweid take her defence. I think that she also has a little girl (may be Rose's age) ......... impossible to understand !!!!
14. sarah B.
Marco ,   Spain   (10.21.09)
Hey Sarah, Never thought you would say something nice about Mike Van Harris. You wouldnt be looking for a new boyfriend, would you?
15. No Battered Wife Syndrome
Larissa ,   Houston, TX   (11.06.09)
The battered wife syndrome is a very IMBECILE excuse. The child was the ONLY victim. The mom is a monster and she deserves to spend the rest of her days rotting in jail. O mother is supposed to protect her children, a mother is supposed to DIE for her children.,,,a mother is not supposed to be an accesory to murder. !!!!!!
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