Earlier today news broke of the 29-year-old mother; Jacole Prince, who allegedly locked her 10-year-old daughter in the closet for several days without; food, water, or a bathroom. When I first heard about I thought it was because she didn’t want kids until I learned Prince also had two other children who from what I know/hear so far was treated good. Neighbors of Prince didn’t even know she had a 3rd child, the child says she wasn’t allowed to go outside but had to stay in the house at all times, and was even at home alone on a few occasions.
After Prince was arrested, an assumed went to FB and try to explain to the media and public exactly what was going on Prince’s life and why her child was in the closet.
“I am a relative of this child and woman that is being accused of all of these heinous crimes. The story is being spun out of hand and the facts aren’t being properly presented! The mom is not innocent of locking her child in a closet but all of the facts are not being properly presented in any of these news castings. People are jumping to conclusions and assuming false things. For starters, the mom is being accused of not giving her daughter a bathroom to go to when this is simply not true. The child has mental problems and regularly goes to the bathroom on herself daily without ever asking to go to the bathroom. Second, the child has been having medical problems since she was about 4 years old. She was a premature baby and has been having trouble gaining weight all of her life. The child was saw to be malnourished by a hospital in 2006 yet she was fed on a regular basis. The child was not taken away from her mom then and all went well. Third, the child has no bottom to her stomach and continuously eats if her eating habits are not being controlled. This has always been the case. She will drink or eat anything that she can get her hands on including bleach, pinesol or any other sort of dangerous products that can cause harm to the child. She was in fact hospitalized in 2006 for drinking pinesol while her mother’s back was turned while she was cleaning her house. Fourth, The mom has no job or money and is living in a house off of the government. She has been doing odd jobs off and on and she doesn’t get any money to support her child’s mental problems. She has tried to get free mental care for the child but was denied. The only mental help the child has been getting is the one the mom has been trying to administer to her herself. Fifth, The mom has been getting severely abused mentally and physically by her boyfriend for years. She has been battered, controlled, cheated on, and raped(allegedly) by this man on several occasions. He doesn’t buy anything for the oldest child simply because it’s not his, while he does so for the ones that are. It is possible that she simply lost control and couldn’t handle the fact that her daughter had a mental and physical condition that embarrassed her so much. And she was probably mentally unstable during the time she was taking care of the child. Not saying that this is why or that it’s right, but I believe this could be the reason why the child was put in the closet, as to prevent her from accessing anything dangerous in the house while she was away from the house or/and to prevent her from seeing the abuse that was going on in the home. And she most likely left her there because she was too embarrassed and afraid to bring her where ever she needed to go(probably down to the store, which she had no car for). I’m not trying to make excuses for the mom, I am simply trying to spread the truth that the media is not bringing to light. The mom had mental issues, which was caused by years of abuse and not being all the way there in the head herself growing up.”
This family member seems to be adding oil to the fire by giving the public, media, of course the law more reasons to believe that the woman is innocent. There is never a reason to lock a child up in closet, let along leave her home by herself. If the mother had so many issues, than she should’ve gave the child up to someone who could care and love her in a way she didn’t or couldn’t do. This alleged member of Prince family isn’t denying that Prince did anything, but making up excuses as to why Prince did what she did. This woman KNOWS her daughter has disability and yet she chose to leave a bottle of pine-sol in the vicinity where isn’t around to monitor it. If what this family member is saying is true and Prince also had mental issues, than maybe she, being a concerned family member should’ve took the children off her hands for a while. It’s a bit hard for me to believe it though because I don’t the STATE letting this woman keep 3 children knowing she is unstable.This breaks my heart that a woman can be so heartless who her own children. The really sad thing is this doesn’t surprise with the society we’re living in today. Although this concerned family member is trying to look out for a family she isn’t presenting her case very well, and if she was that concerned she would’ve stepped in sooner. My love goes out to children of Prince, but as far as anyone else is concerned, I won’t judge until I’m presented with more evidence.