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Topic : 04/22 Why Was Little Sandra Murdered?

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Created on : Friday, April 17, 2009, 09:47:41 am
Author : DrPhilBoard1
It's the story everyone is talking about: The horrific murder and alleged rape of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. Dr. Phil has been flooded with e-mails and questions asking what kind of a person would commit such a heinous crime. Is it possible that a mother could do something like this to someone else's child? People are asking, do I need to worry about my neighbor? How do I spot a person who might be a threat to my child? How do I talk to my children about this? Dr. Phil deconstructs the case and tells you what you need to know to protect your kids. Learn details about suspect Melissa Huckaby you have never heard before, including what Dr. Phil says about something from her past that may help explain this twisted murder. Former New York City homicide prosecutor Star Jones is on hand with important legal analysis. Will the Sunday school teacher face different treatment from the judicial system because she's female? Also weighing in is Candice DeLong, a former FBI profiler, who offers insight into the highly unusual circumstances surrounding little Sandra's murder. And, reporter Jennifer Wadsworth spoke directly with Huckaby before her arrest. Learn her impressions. Plus, hear from the parents of the little girl who sat next to Sandra in class and now is afraid to sleep alone. How safe is your son or daughter? Would you know how to spot a child molester? Find out why Dr. Phil says the most helpful person in your life might be the biggest threat to your child. Join the discussion.

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April 24, 2009, 11:13 pm CDT

I agree with you

Quote From: philzatool

According to news reports, Sandra played at the Huckaby house, with Melissa's child, "every day." Yet, in the Dr. Phil interview, Sandra's mother stated that she knew Melissa Huckaby "casually," that she saw her around sometimes. Sandra's mother basically shrugged when Dr. Phil asked her the question. Sandra played at the Huckaby house, she said, and their child NEVER came to the Cantu house. Why didn't Sandra bring her friend(s) home? Why didn't Sandra's family know the people she was in the care of?


Sandra ran around the neighborhood unsupervised, apparently without even the slightest effort or interest by her parent(s) to know where she was and who she was hanging out with. Had this been a different interview subject, without the politically correct requirement of his appearance of total sympathy, Dr. Phil would have pounced on this mother's plain lack of regard for where and with whom her 8-year-old child was spending her time.


In that famous final "skipping child" videotape, Sandra can be seen heading in the direction of her own home, glancing that way, and then heading off down the street. Perhaps if there had been more interest and attention for her at her own home, she would have been more inclined to go that way, to check in, to let her family know where she was going.

I think its sad, maybe it should be a wake up call for more parents to keep a close watch on your children. I think it's sad what happened to Sandra, but I agree that Dr Phil would have laid it into the mother more about why she didn't keep better on her daughter if it wasn't for the anguish the family was already going Thur.
April 27, 2009, 9:59 am CDT

04/22 Why Was Little Sandra Murdered?

Quote From: cadescove99

I think they give wonen the mental illness defense because of this fairer sex bullpoop that no woman is as capable of neanness as a man. But i dont buy it. Women are just as capable of evil as men!
I agree with you but as history shows us women can be just as evil as a man. Look at The Manson girls that killed all those people. I hope she never gets out to hurt anyone else's child.
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