Mother deemed insane when she drowned her toddler in 2010 is freed after doctors say she’s regained her sanity

(DAILYMAIL) — A mother who was deemed insane after drowning her three-year-old daughter in the bathtub has been allowed to walk free from jail just three years later – because doctors say she regained her sanity.

Jennifer Bigham, from Modesto, California, admitted killing the toddler in 2010 and was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

After doctors ruled she is now sane, Bigham has been allowed to walk free and was released from jail on Tuesday.

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Jennifer Bigham, 23, was being held without bail in the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of child abuse and murder in the death of her daughter, Alexandrea, sheriff's deputies said.

Pictured in 2010, above, and this week, below

Face that says I'm free: Jennifer Bigham had a beaming smile on her face when she was released from jail on Tuesday after doctors said she regained her sanity

Face that says I’m free: Jennifer Bigham had a beaming smile on her face when she was released from jail on Tuesday after doctors said she regained her sanity

The 26-year-old was pictured smiling in her blue hospital gown as she was released from the hospital.

Two relatives who were in the home at the time of the drowning heard the little girl splash and scream. By the time they got to the bathroom, she was unconscious and Bigham had stabbed herself and locked herself inside a bedroom.

The judge’s decision is said to be extremely rare, especially because the judge did not send her to a psychiatric hospital after the ruling, but to jail.

School of Law Professor John Meyers told CBS: ‘I understand why people would be upset, but what you have to understand is a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, means not guilty.’

‘It may seem anomalous to people that a person who murders a child could go “free” after three years, but what people need to remember is that if it’s a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, don’t forget the not guilty part.’

He said the doctor’s report would have been crucial to the judge’s decision, especially if she was deemed to not be a danger to herself or others.

Prosecutors disagree and are going to appeal the decision.
‘She’s a danger to society,’ said Elaine Casillas, a deputy district attorney, according to the Bee. ‘She’s not been evaluated properly.’

The same doctors who believed Bigham was insane at the time of her toddler’s death re-examined her and testified Tuesday that her sanity is restored.

Source of article: Dailymail.co.uk

6 responses to “Mother deemed insane when she drowned her toddler in 2010 is freed after doctors say she’s regained her sanity

  1. people are nuts! no matter what the circumstance you kill a child you shouldn’t see the light of day for the rest of your life! you dont deserve to live your life when that poor child was denied their own! fuck you bitch kill yourself because honestly the world is way better off without you! you fucking baby killer! I love my son more than anything and i would never let anyone harm him ever and i sure as hell would never kill or beat him! all children want is love how hard is that to do? you got yourself knocked up you had that baby you need to be god to that child and give them all you have, if you didn’t want the kid you should’ve given it up to adoption where at least she would of had a chance to live and be loved! you are a freak! this will haunt you forever. you denied that poor baby love and life and she will destroy you and if she doesn’t hell will get you and you will suffer all eternity with the demons you have called to yourself when you did that evil sin. may you burn forever and eternity!

  2. My Godin Heaven I can not imagine a human being treating a child so horrible! Life in prison just does not seem enough even! One thing I do know is she will answer to God for her terrible act and justice will then be served! I know this little one is safe now in the arms of Jesus and all pain and misery is forever gone! Not so for the one who hurt this beautiful , innocent little baby because God will not condone this act and the Lord in Heaven will take care of the abuser forever and forever! Lord have mercy and Grace for all who have had to work on this case and ease the heart and mind of each and everyone of them. Wipe away the pain and memory of this terrible crime they had to be subjected to! Amen and Amen

  3. IF HER SANITY IS RESORTED, HER MURDER CHARGE SHOULD BE RESTORED, AS WELL!!!!!
    WHO EXAMINED HER, DR FRANKENSTEIN??? THOSE DOCTORS THEMSELVES SHOULD HAVE THEIR LICENSES STRIPPED AND RECEIVE PYSCH EVALS FOR THEIR PATHETIC, TACTLESS, SHAMEFUL HAND IN THAT “BROADS” RELEASE!!
    Oh, and let’s not forget His HONOR, who should be SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES for:
    1. Believing That Crock!
    2. Rendering Her Release, And
    3. Proclaiming “That The (Murdered) Childs Life, (and Every Other) As “Nothing, Invalid, Worthless”!!!
    #MORALESS STUPIDITY RUN AMOK#
    MAY YOU ALL ROT IN HELL!!

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