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Two family members arrested in July drowning death of Mountain View 9-year-old

Original post made on Oct 7, 2022

Following the drowning death of a 9-year-old Mountain View boy in July, police announced that two family members have been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:19 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Barbara
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 7, 2022 at 2:16 pm

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Great work, MVPD. I knew there was more to this story from the beginning. May this poor child rest in peace.


Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2022 at 4:10 pm

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What 9 year old in an apartment building can't get out to play in the common area? Was there a parent at home or is that the real issue--no one at home.


Posted by addressing systemic racism
a resident of Willowgate
on Oct 7, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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How does arresting and jailing two adults who are mourning the loss of their young relative help anyone? Why are we policing parenting choices with arrests and jailing? Could a different, more restorative approach be taken - like maybe offering parenting classes?


Posted by addressing systemic racism
a resident of Willowgate
on Oct 7, 2022 at 4:15 pm

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Also, are there other children in the home? Who will care for them and provide for them while the two adults are in jail?


Posted by BDBD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 8, 2022 at 10:58 am

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This is so tragic all around. Nothing yet made public contradicts the possibility that the family members were at work on a Wednesday and left the child home alone for some time on summer vacation. Of course there may be more to it - I'm not sure what standard is used for child endangerment - but regardless, I hope the family finds peace.


Posted by Rick
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2022 at 8:46 pm

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It is my understanding that the family had filed a complaint against the City of Mountain View for negligence that caused the child's death 1 month or so before being charged, police informed everyone the death was an accident then suddenly the Parent is charged? Sounds like they are vilifying the family members to make them look bad or to frighten them to not sue the City.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 10, 2022 at 10:38 am

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@reporter & @Rick. "my understanding" - if there was a negligence filing against the City of Mountain View, that is a public record and the City, if asked, via the Public Records Act, must reveal the claim.


Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm

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@ Editor - There is more to this story. Please publish the rest of it.


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