It’s funny how there is such an outrage about this, but when the same thing happened here in Newton about 5 years ago and no one cared. 11 month old Dominic Xavier in Newton, IA was left in his crib to “sweat out a cold” for several days, no food water or diaper changes. Furthermore he was left in a room that was being heated to approximately 100° to “help” him get better. He was found dead on his first birthday, in his crib. Police reporters said it was one of the worst things they had ever had to see or smell. Their apartment was a mess, full ashtrays and dishes and trash. Both mother and father said it was the other’s responsibility to take care of the baby. They got sentenced to 10 years prison for neglect. I don’t know about the mother, but the father got out after 3 years. And again, no one cared here. The link to the final newspaper article is here. It was severely downplayed in the media, sadly. I have more personal opinions because I know one of the people involved, but I’ll keep my remarks to myself.