Walking Wounded

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Never assume your child is safe, keep them safe!

My heart goes out to the parents for their terrible loss

Sunday school teacher to face death in child's killing

Melissa Huckaby, 28, was indicted last month in the death of Sandra Cantu, a playmate of Huckaby's daughter. Huckaby lived in the same mobile home park as Cantu and her family in Tracy, California.

Sandra's body was found April 6, stuffed into a suitcase and submerged in a pond at a dairy farm. She was last seen alive March 27 in the mobile home park.

Huckaby is charged with kidnapping and murdering Sandra, according to the indictment, along with lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and rape by instrument. She pleaded not guilty in June, but entered another not guilty plea on Thursday at a hearing, minutes of which were provided to CNN by a court spokeswoman.

Prosecutors said at the hearing Thursday they plan to seek the death penalty.

Please just because it is Church do not assume that your child is safe. My very best friend had her abuse happen at church. Her parents let their guard down. It is so easy to assume that your child is safe and that your free do go do your own thing. I believe as parents we need to lay that "right" down.


Corey~living and loving said...

so very sad. so very awful. Good post, Donetta.

Annette said...

I live about 30 minutes from that town and when it came out that they found that sweet little child, it struck all of us HARD, too close to home, it's in our local new paper here and it's a horrible thing, goes to show you, our children aren't even safe in the places you'd think ARE the safest! I pray for that woman's soul every time I read about her.

David said...

good advice, Thanks
predators know where the young lambs are most vulnerable

sarah said...

your message needs to be heard. Too often we think those who are in the church love God and are walking right. I am trying to teach my children to trust their gut even if everything looks and sounds good. Sarah

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