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omg.gif posted on 9.29.2004 at 08:01 PM
Mother Danced As Child Died


Mother danced as child died

22-year-old pleads guilty to manslaughter in girl's death
Left unfed 2-year-old alone in crib for weekend of partying




NICK PRON
COURTS BUREAU

A 22-year-old single mother who danced the weekend away, then watched movies at a friend's house, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who was left at home alone.



Rescue crews found the tiny, lifeless body of Adrianna Dasilva lying face-down in her crib in a room that was "sweltering hot" at about 35C and reeked of vomit and cat urine, a court heard yesterday.



The diaper rash on Adrianna's body was so severe, prosecutor David Wright told the court, it was the equivalent of a second-degree burn.



Detectives estimated that the child, known among her relatives for her "non-stop smile," had been abandoned by her mother, Clara Dasilva, for about 33 hours at the Biggin Court apartment, in the Eglinton Ave. E. and Victoria Park area.



An autopsy showed she died of dehydration. Emergency crews found her empty bottle on the floor near the crib.



Dasilva sat expressionless in court next to her lawyer, Joseph Wilkinson, as Wright said Dasilva at first told detectives she had left her daughter with a babysitter.



Detectives later learned "there was no babysitter," Wright said. "She was a fabrication."



The child's father, Mark Yetman, sat in the gallery clutching a framed photograph of his daughter, sobbing through much of the hearing in the Superior Court of Justice.



"I would rather she plead not guilty, try to fight the case in court, lose and then get a tougher sentence in the end," he said in a later interview.



A sentencing hearing will be held Jan. 17. Under the Criminal Code, a person can be imprisoned for life on a manslaughter conviction, but sentences are typically far less.



Yetman, 27, said he and Dasilva had not wanted a child when they first met. But after Adrianna was born in July, 2000, Yetman, a roofer, said he was "in love" with the baby, who was born three months premature.



There was no custody dispute when the couple split up two years later, he said. Dasilva got the baby because, Yetman said, "I thought that she was an excellent mother. But I guess I was wrong. I had absolutely no clue at all that she was leaving the child alone like that."



For the first 18 months of the child's life, it appeared she was being looked after, the court heard. She was getting regular medical care and had a babysitter, court was told.



But there were signs of trouble in early 2002. A babysitter noticed the severe diaper rash, Wright said.



And the last time Adrianna was seen by the family doctor was March 1, seven months before her death, according to the agreed statement of facts.



The babysitter told Dasilva about 10 times that the child "was not eating enough and was too skinny," Wright said.



The last time the babysitter saw the child was Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, just before the weekend that Dasilva, then heavily in debt and being hounded by collection agencies, went out for a weekend of salsa dancing, Wright said.



On Friday night, she left Adrianna alone about seven hours while she danced the evening away with a male friend, first at the El Rancho on College St. until closing time, then across the street at the Plaza Flamingo, which stayed open an hour later.



Adrianna was left for nearly four hours Saturday night, when Dasilva returned to the El Rancho, the prosecutor said.



On Sunday morning, she went to work at 8:30 a.m., leaving Adrianna alone until returning home around 7:30 p.m.



A short time later, she went to the Left Bank, on Queen St. W., for a night of salsa dancing, asking friends to come out and party in some of 32 cellphone calls she made that evening.



After closing time, she told her two male companions her purse and keys were stolen and she couldn't get into her apartment.



So the trio went out for pizza, then back to the apartment of one of the men, where they watched movies such as Winnie the Pooh, Wright said.



Dasilva didn't go to work that Monday and eventually went home about 6 p.m., got the landlord to let her in and then found the body of her child in the crib, left alone all that time.



She then took off her dancing pants, put on a pair of track pants and called 911.




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[*] posted on 9.29.2004 at 08:13 PM


Lord have mercy!!!!!:cry:.....This is so sad and disturbing!!!!:( Her azz needs to be tortured:spit:



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[*] posted on 9.29.2004 at 08:36 PM


^:ia: That's a darn shame. Poor child. :(
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[*] posted on 9.29.2004 at 08:42 PM


I saw the headline the other day and did not even check the story....totally disgusting. She better get a long azz sentence.:(



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[*] posted on 9.29.2004 at 08:49 PM


so so sad......




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[*] posted on 9.30.2004 at 02:31 PM


Anybody who is willing to give birth to a child and leave her alone for that amount of time without the proper care deserves to go to jail for First Degree Murder. There was no accident here. She knew exactly what she was doing and continued to do it. The sad part is that she will probably get a slap on the wrist.
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[*] posted on 9.30.2004 at 02:49 PM


Well, there's a Dead Beat Mom for that Azz.

Why didn't the Broad give the child to the Daddy? What a waste of a person!
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[*] posted on 9.30.2004 at 02:57 PM


Everybody is not meant to have kids.
It's sad that there are people who cannot have kids on their own and they are willing to take in unwanted children. And it is also sad that there are some people who have babies and neglect them.




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[*] posted on 9.30.2004 at 03:14 PM


People need to get their priorities straight. There is no excuse for these kinds of actions.
How could you do that to not only your own child but any child.
And people wonder what's wrong with the kids. Alot have no guidance and its probably easier, no not easier, but more convenient to listen to what a friend, rapper or sports figure has to say because some parents aren't there and they leave the kids to fend for themselves. Then they b!tch and complain about what society teaches. What the fuc is wrong with the parents. Is it all a vicious cycle.
No topic has pissed me off as much as this one has. If I could do anything in life it would be to make sure no other children go through this. Its fuccing ridiculous. (I'm exhaling now) please excuse my language.
Now where do I start?




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[*] posted on 9.30.2004 at 03:29 PM


WTF!! That poor baby. I swear she should have had a stick of dynamite stuck up their snatch and lit to blow her reproductive organs right out of her trifling A$$ body!! GRRR I am pissed off at these stupid a$$
people out here hurting these babies like that !!




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[*] posted on 10.1.2004 at 03:24 PM


I can't even breathe. I have two daughters, and I am only 21. I do not go to the club anymore, I rarely go out, and I bust my behind five days a week to provide for me and my girls, not to mention a brother who I have living with me. I would not even leave my kids with my brother who is eighteen, I am young, but I have more sense than that. Not to mention my mom gets on me for not calling her everyday, and we live in the same city. She always has to hear my daughters voice or talk to her on the phone. I guess she didn't have a strong support system. And no party is that good for me to lose my baby. Where ever she goes, they will kill her. There are women locked up who are dying to be with their kids, and for a woman to neglect and kill her own flesh and blood, she is good as gone. I know if I was locked up with her, she would be finished. God bless that babies soul, and to the mom, good luck boo, cause you will need it.



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I can't even breathe. I have two daughters, and I am only 21. I do not go to the club anymore, I rarely go out, and I bust my behind five days a week to provide for me and my girls, not to mention a brother who I have living with me. I would not even leave my kids with my brother who is eighteen, I am young, but I have more sense than that. Not to mention my mom gets on me for not calling her everyday, and we live in the same city. She always has to hear my daughters voice or talk to her on the phone. I guess she didn't have a strong support system. And no party is that good for me to lose my baby. Where ever she goes, they will kill her. There are women locked up who are dying to be with their kids, and for a woman to neglect and kill her own flesh and blood, she is good as gone. I know if I was locked up with her, she would be finished. God bless that babies soul, and to the mom, good luck boo, cause you will need it.


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I can't even breathe. I have two daughters, and I am only 21. I do not go to the club anymore, I rarely go out, and I bust my behind five days a week to provide for me and my girls, not to mention a brother who I have living with me. I would not even leave my kids with my brother who is eighteen, I am young, but I have more sense than that. Not to mention my mom gets on me for not calling her everyday, and we live in the same city. She always has to hear my daughters voice or talk to her on the phone. I guess she didn't have a strong support system. And no party is that good for me to lose my baby. Where ever she goes, they will kill her. There are women locked up who are dying to be with their kids, and for a woman to neglect and kill her own flesh and blood, she is good as gone. I know if I was locked up with her, she would be finished. God bless that babies soul, and to the mom, good luck boo, cause you will need it.


From one single mom to another, girl I totally feel you! There is no party or club more important than me neglecting my child. Puh-lease. She needs a brick to the head. This is just awful. Totally disgusted. :spit:




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I can't even breathe. I have two daughters, and I am only 21. I do not go to the club anymore, I rarely go out, and I bust my behind five days a week to provide for me and my girls, not to mention a brother who I have living with me. I would not even leave my kids with my brother who is eighteen, I am young, but I have more sense than that. Not to mention my mom gets on me for not calling her everyday, and we live in the same city. She always has to hear my daughters voice or talk to her on the phone. I guess she didn't have a strong support system. And no party is that good for me to lose my baby. Where ever she goes, they will kill her. There are women locked up who are dying to be with their kids, and for a woman to neglect and kill her own flesh and blood, she is good as gone. I know if I was locked up with her, she would be finished. God bless that babies soul, and to the mom, good luck boo, cause you will need it.


I'm proud of you girl!! :grouphug: At least you know where your priorities are. You definitely get a big up from me :tu:


Thanks girl.




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I can't even breathe. I have two daughters, and I am only 21. I do not go to the club anymore, I rarely go out, and I bust my behind five days a week to provide for me and my girls, not to mention a brother who I have living with me. I would not even leave my kids with my brother who is eighteen, I am young, but I have more sense than that. Not to mention my mom gets on me for not calling her everyday, and we live in the same city. She always has to hear my daughters voice or talk to her on the phone. I guess she didn't have a strong support system. And no party is that good for me to lose my baby. Where ever she goes, they will kill her. There are women locked up who are dying to be with their kids, and for a woman to neglect and kill her own flesh and blood, she is good as gone. I know if I was locked up with her, she would be finished. God bless that babies soul, and to the mom, good luck boo, cause you will need it.


From one single mom to another, girl I totally feel you! There is no party or club more important than me neglecting my child. Puh-lease. She needs a brick to the head. This is just awful. Totally disgusted. :spit:


Doesn't it just make you sick to your stomach. I would not trade my child in for a night on the town. Girl, when she is away at her fathers and I am at the store, I swear every little girl sounds like my daughter. I be looking all over. Now imagine me doing that knowing she isn't coming home, that alone would drive me crazy. Girl let me go, just thinking about that again is bringing on a headache.




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