[Guest post by DRJ]
Another Houston mother has killed her baby:
“Attorney George Parnham described the Houston mother charged with capital murder in the death of her 2-month-old as “severely depressed,” and he confirmed Saturday that he is considering insanity as a possible legal defense for the woman with a history of mental illness.
Parnham, who represented Andrea Yates in the 2001 drownings of her five children, described his new client — 28-year-old Narjes Modarresi — as “very soft, very quiet” during their first visit. She is being held without bail at the Harris County jail’s psychiatric unit.
On Wednesday, Modarresi reported that a man took her infant son from his stroller during an afternoon walk. The next day Modarresi, an Iranian immigrant, led police to the baby’s body, which was found facedown in a shallow grave near Buffalo Bayou.
A preliminary autopsy showed that 2-month-old Masih Golabbakhsh was alive when buried — his lungs were full of mud and water.”
Parnham’s presentation suggests the mother has a history of mental illness, although maybe his experience at representing mothers who kill their children has taught him to emphasize that background. Family members, including the baby’s father, appeared with Parnham but did not speak. Rusty Yates also offered encouragement through a reporter.
Where are the fathers when these tragedies happen?