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Toulon, IL – A teen mother in Illinois has been accused of leaving her infant alongside a rural road where she remained for twelve hours after the mother told police her baby had been abducted.

Last Thursday, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-week-old Mia Graci Thompson. Her mother, 19-year-old Kendra Meaker, told police that she had left Mia and her 11-month old sister in the car while she walked into a Toulon post office to mail a package. She informed them that it wasn’t until she had already driven away that she noticed Mia was missing.

Sheriff Jimmie Dison said he figured Meaker’s story was bullshit from the beginning, but with no evidence to the contrary, he didn’t have any choice but to request an Amber Alert. It wasn’t until twelve hours later that Meaker finally told the truth and admitted that she drove outside Toulon that morning and placed her daughter on the side of a rural road.

After volunteer searchers were dispatched to the area, Mia was found after a pair of searchers heard her cries. They retrieved Mia from the side of the road and brought her to nearby emergency workers.

Meaker was arrested and charged with endangering the life or health of a child, which is a misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail. But since lying about discarding your baby on the side of the road like trash is more serious than actually doing it, she is looking at one to three years in prison for the felony obstruction of justice charge she was slapped with.

Some were so angered over Meaker’s misdemeanor charge that they started an online petition as well as a Facebook page called “Justice for Mia.” Both sites are requesting changes in the child endangerment laws and stronger penalties for cases like Meaker’s.

The creator of the Facebook page, Lindsey Blount, said the charges made her sick. “If we let her walk away with a slap on the wrist, which is pretty much what’s she’s getting, then what kind of message is that going to send to the rest of the world, to moms that don’t feel like doing their job?”

Blount said she is a friend of Mia’s father, Timothy Thompson, and that the baby is at home with her dad. I’m assuming that means Mia is at her grandparents’ house as Meaker and Thompson have been living with Meaker’s parents.

Hey, on the bright side, at least Meaker didn’t choke the kid to death.

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  • NY_Mommy

    I just can’t understand stupid.

  • Athena

    11-months-old and 3-weeks-old. Someone wasn’t listening to doctor’s orders…

    I hope they can find something stronger to charge her with. How can child endangerment be a misdemeanor? Legislators are too busy focusing on drug charges, I suppose.

  • Jbabb

    it’s actually Toulon, IL.

  • sweekymom

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph! The only thing more disgusting than this woman’s abandonment of her helpless newborn by the side of the road (*shudder*), when she could have surrendered her at any hospital, fire station or police station, is the trivial penalty afforded by Ohio’s child endangerment law.

  • sugarpie

    Why didn’t they charge her with child abandonment? Or is this no more severe than child endangerment? Lying to the police is a bigger crime than crime than child endangerment. Wow, something seems off there. I’m not saying that hindering an investigation should be severe, but endangering a child to this level should carry some weight…

  • sweekymom

    Thanks!

  • SayAunt

    If that mugshot isn’t guillotine ready… I’ll be happy to let the blade fall.

  • Zazen

    Hey, on the bright side, at least Meaker didn’t choke the kid to death.

    Good job looking for that silver lining, Morbid.

  • Zazen

    Also, since CT isn’t here to say it, that is 19 years old?!

  • newstarshipsmell

    Let me spoil it by pointing out that Cassidy was too young to drive.

  • Sam

    Hey, I’m sure the slap on the wrist is plenty harsh. I mean, she sure looks remorseful and upset at her own callousness, doesn’t she? /sarcasm

  • Michele Miller

    The child abandonment statute says the child has to be left for more than 24 hours. Of course, if Meaker had done that, the baby would have died. It’s been a depressing week in the Peoria-area, on Monday, Astria Pollard was convicted of killing her prematurely delivered baby (which was in the DD forums)

  • RachelAnnPrince

    Definitely NOT how the Safe Haven law works.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    They do what are called “controlled burns” of forests to let the trees & the forest as a whole thrive… Can’t they do the same to her uterus & fallopian tubes?

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m thinking this wasn’t so much an attempt to get rid of a baby she didn’t want as much as it was a way to get attention or some demented way to try and fix/save/work out her relationship issues with baby daddy. If she didn’t want the kid, she could have skipped out and left it with daddy and grandma and grandpa. Either way, she’s a right cunt.

  • Evan Oswald

    wow what a bitch – couldn’t she give it up for adoption instead? She’s probably just mad she looks like a 50 yr old lunch lady already

  • CT

    Like that stops anyone?

  • CT

    Thank you for conditioning my reign of shallowness and bitchiness.

  • Damn Gina

    What a cruel POS!Thank goodness she did not kill the baby.

  • come_and_see

    So not paying child support is a federal offense, but leaving your baby on the side of the road to die is a misdemeanor.

    Ah, America.

  • newstarshipsmell

    I’m with you, but if the blaze grew out of control, I’d opt to just sit back and watch it burn itself out.

  • Canuck Gramz

    Three weeks old!! I had to read that twice to make sure I read it right. She left a basically newborn baby to die in the woods. Was the baby in a carseat or was she just lying on the ground, alone, hungry , terrifed and probably cold? What was going through this mother’s mind?! I’ll bet her defense lawyer tries to claim the mother has post partum depression.

  • Guest

    wow another piece of shit mother.

  • Shar G’z

    i knew i’d find you on this story. smh

  • newstarshipsmell

    LOL, Shar, the “Delete” button does not actually delete comments.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Honey, I’m everywhere I want to be. Deal with it. I’m not sure whether to be flattered or creeped the fuck out by the fact that you’re stalking me and always wanting to hang on my tit.

  • GGMon

    that’s some hard life this 19 year old is living. she look 30!

  • JGo555

    Well she got what she wanted: She won’t have to deal with her sex byproducts from 1-3 years.

  • tkaz

    Sometimes I like to make-believe that we live in a kind world where the human race has evolved…but then I read this.
    I’m sure mothers have been putting babies “out” for a very long time if they were difficult or couldn’t be cared for. People used to believe a colicky baby had been switched with a changeling. Their kid was sweet but was taken & they were left with the angry one – so they’d put it out in hopes the babies would be switched again. So….I’d guess this was roughly 400 yrs ago. Maybe more.
    We have awesome technology…advanced medicine…we know more about ourselves now in 2012. Yet this shit STILL happens?
    Are the parents of a simple mind? Why does this stuff just keep happening? I don’t get it….

  • Pipsmom06

    Since she just gave birth 3 weeks ago, I am assuming (hoping) that this is a case of psychosis brought on by severe postpartum depression. Rather than being slapped on the wrist then sent back into the world to continue procreating, she needs to be sent to a psych ward and given the meds and therapy she so obviously needs.

  • Rachel Ann

    somebody gots a crush on you LMB lol

  • CT

    I stalk you but I do with all of the love my heart can give. Though I also currently stalk Zazen and newstarshipsmell because I can.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m OK with your type of stalking. And I don’t mind sharing you with them. You’re a bit of a handful so having help is nice.

  • CT

    Glad to hear this because I was thinking of taking orders to add to my list of stalkees. I have Tuesdays and Sundays free if anyone is interested in a PT stalker.

  • Guest

    wow and this is the thanks I get for lending my opinions and personal views to this website? LMB I have nothing against you besides the fact that you suck…which could be an asset if you could just look at the bright side of your menial exisistance :-)

  • Shar G’z

    I have no issue with you other than the fact that you suck, which could be an asset to me if you’d only look at the bright side of your menial exisistence. So bring those stretchy, flabby, pale white tits on over here baby!!! I’m ready to be nursed :-)

  • Shar G’z

    wait wait wait, so you guys DONT enjoy my personal views and opinions on DD?

  • Shar G’z

    wait wait wait, so you guys DONT enjoy my personal views and opinions on DD?

  • Shar G’z

    …and you too :-) I smell a new obsession!!

  • CT

    I don’t care who “lends their opinions or personal views” here at DD but I say that we have enough of them around that you shouldn’t feel the need to lend them to anyone — especially newstarshipsmell because you never know what he will do with them. And if I could give you some pointers in bitchiness – if you plan to be insulting – spell the words properly. It goes a long way.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m sorry, but all I can do anymore when I see your name and avatar is laugh and think of High School Musical and Ashley Tisdale. LMAO!

  • Shar G’z

    wtf? leave LMB alone, she’s mine to fuck with!! GRRRRRRR…..

  • Shar G’z

    …ok so I’ll change them both then :-)

  • Guest

    lo

  • newstarshipsmell

    “lo”

    I enjoyed this personal view and opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106642961 Alice Hennen

    WTF is wrong with her face? Is she stoned or just bored?

  • HiHoRemy

    http://www.change.org/petitions/mia-s-law
    Please sign the petition to ensure that people that do this are charged w/ felonies instead of misdemeanors.

  • justme

    Wow but a drug dealer would get 20 years woooowx im disgusted by this