Markes on Myspace

The 19 year old mother accused of neglecting her 4 year old son – who was brought to a local hospital in March only weighing 10 pounds – has a myspace page:

The song that plays when you load the site is When You Say Nothing at All. She describes herself as:

Status: In a Relationship
Here for: Friends
Orientation: Straight
Body type: 5′ 7″
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
Children: Proud parent

I guess everyone has a Myspace account these days. This case disturbs me because I believe the safety nets in our health care system may have failed Markes and her son. Yes, she may have some responsibility, but I’m not sure this is a black and white issue. We will be looking into this more – both at the paper and on the radio show.