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Mother charged with fatal toddler stabbing

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:28 PM
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Columbia County authorities charged an Augusta woman today with stabbing her toddler daughter to death before crashing her sport utility vehicle into a tree in Appling on Thursday.

HAND OUT  Marina Mae Middlebrooks, 29, of Norton Boulevard in Augusta, was charged with murder Monday in connection to the stabbing death of her 2-year-old daugther, Sky Allen.
HAND OUT Marina Mae Middlebrooks, 29, of Norton Boulevard in Augusta, was charged with murder Monday in connection to the stabbing death of her 2-year-old daugther, Sky Allen.


Marina Mae Middlebrooks, 29, of Norton Boulevard in Augusta, was charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Sky Allen, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

She’s being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.

Middlebrooks drifted off of Ray Owens Road in front of North Columbia Elementary School in Appling at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday. Her Honda CRV hit a tree.

While initially tending to Middlebrooks, emergency medical personnel noticed Sky’s hand extended onto the driver’s seat from the floorboard, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sky was found dead and facedown on the floorboard, covered by a purse and backpack, Collins said. A Friday autopsy at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta confirmed that Sky died from a stab wound to the throat, Collins said. She also had a minor cut to the side of her throat.

Middlebrooks was found nude from the waist down and had stab wounds or cuts all over her body, Collins said.

“Outside of any injuries she may have sustained as a result of the traffic accident, there were self-inflicted injuries,” Morris said.

The child’s death could have occurred in the vehicle, but officials aren’t disclosing details of the attack.

“At this point, because it is an ongoing investigation, we’re not discussing any additional details to include when and where this occurred,” Morris said.

No one else is a suspect, Morris said.

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karradur
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karradur 05/06/13 - 02:52 pm
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...

Talk about a plot twist...

Ego556
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Ego556 05/06/13 - 02:53 pm
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what a Freak!

what a Freak!

happychimer
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happychimer 05/06/13 - 03:01 pm
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This makes me sick!

This makes me sick!

validPoint
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validPoint 05/06/13 - 04:09 pm
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Mourning Time

So young, has not begun to live, and yet has been charged with ruthlessly taking a life. Sad, sad, sad.

Regardless to how it turns out, this is a sad thing.

May God have mercy upon us all.

triscuit
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triscuit 05/06/13 - 04:17 pm
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how to they determine if a

how to they determine if a wound like that is self inflicted vs someone stabbing them? I do not watch NCIS shows....

harley_52
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harley_52 05/06/13 - 04:29 pm
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Such Is The Value....

....of the life of a child to some mothers.

Abortion on demand is destroying society. If a child gets in the way, kill it. That's the message society sends these days.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/06/13 - 04:38 pm
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smell casey anthony #2.

stephykins
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stephykins 05/06/13 - 04:56 pm
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You're kidding me, right?

How does this have ANYTHING to do with abortion? There's quite a stretch from an 8 week old embryo & a walking, talking 2 year old.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/06/13 - 05:15 pm
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Sad

And it has nothing to do with veterans either.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 05/06/13 - 05:18 pm
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Harley has the PROOF. Never,
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Harley has the PROOF. Never, ever, did a parent kill an offspring before 1973.
Twisted political agenda ...in a time where everyone should be praying for all involved.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 05/06/13 - 05:52 pm
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There are some people on here

There are some people on here who will turn an article about the green jackets into a discussion on abortion.

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InChristLove 05/06/13 - 06:47 pm
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This just makes me sick to my

This just makes me sick to my stomach....so sad.

Some want to bash Harley for his comment but the value of life has so little meaning and we have taught the younger generation that it's all about me and remove all obstacles (including our children). And stephykins, I see no difference in killing your 8 week old fetus and killing your 2 year old child. Both are your children, one hasn't breathed oxygen, the other has.

harley_52
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harley_52 05/06/13 - 07:00 pm
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When You Can Slaughter Innocent Unborn Children...

....by the millions, many viable outside the womb, it's a small step to kill them once they've been born. Of course somebody does have to look them in the eye first, like this "mom" did.

harley_52
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harley_52 05/06/13 - 07:03 pm
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You Are Right....

....ICL AND you're willing to address the issue head on. Others prefer to hide behind the legality of killing the innocent unborn and play like it doesn't count.

It does count. God is watching.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 05/06/13 - 07:17 pm
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Amen!

Amen Harley!!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 05/06/13 - 07:23 pm
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So, it looks like the baby

So, it looks like the baby was dead BEFORE the wreck. And the woman lives in Richmond county. So how do the Columbia county cops know that the murder took place in Columbia county?

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 05/06/13 - 08:51 pm
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Luke 21:7-23

Written 2,000ish years ago:

So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”

Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.

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CobaltGeorge 05/06/13 - 09:00 pm
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Abortion

I'm totally against abortion but for one time I will break my believes. If this subhuman is the one who stabbed this beautiful 2 year old child, then she should have been aborted upon birth. A spinal cord cut at this time would be very appropriate.

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Darby 05/06/13 - 09:03 pm
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"So how do the Columbia county cops

know that the murder took place in Columbia county?"

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They don't, but for the time being they don't need to. If evidence is developed that the child was killed in Richmond County, or Aiken County the jurisdiction will move there.

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allhans 05/06/13 - 09:12 pm
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Perhaps the woman told

Perhaps the woman told them???
BTW.. As an aside, I wonder if she had on her seat belt. The article says self-administered cuts so that would tell you whether she was serious about her own life.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 05/06/13 - 09:50 pm
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*.* I initially made an insensitive comment on here that I deleted. To any of you who have lost a child, God bless you, but you can only imagine what life and/or emotional circumstances must be at hand to take that on yourself.

wbilrog
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wbilrog 05/06/13 - 11:58 pm
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outlaw

I guess the government will outlaw knives next!!!!!!!

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scoobynews 05/07/13 - 03:57 am
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Didn't she have another child?

If so that child will live with this the rest of their life. So sad.

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nocnoc 05/07/13 - 05:15 am
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Sinister looking.

Sinister and mentally looking.

What more can be said other than?

What does her "Husband" think of this?

sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 05/07/13 - 06:19 am
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I'm not big on opinions

I'm not big on opinions that are blatantly for one's own agenda. However, in my mind, I believe God intervened and took this child on to Heaven for PEACE. Take note that the mother didn't die. Is it possible that she was left behind to live here on earth and pay for what pain she caused her child. Lord only knows how long and to what degree the child suffered up to this point. Only God can help this mother if convicted when she gets to prison. She will be a victim of her own demise. PTSD.....ok, so if you know it's affecting you then why wouldn't you do everything in your power to get help and not hurt your children/family? Truly, God did have mercy on this little girl.

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lifelongresident 05/07/13 - 07:29 am
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another obammy welfare brood
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another obammy welfare brood mare i guess..article sez nothing about "baby's daddy" so i guess he did not want her anymore or her "new man" was not interested in taking care of another man's child...either way it seems the child got in the way of her "lifestyle" and so she killed the child...now i am sure there are those who will portray this piece of crap brood mare as a sympathetic figure..."overwhelmed with the pressures of single motherhood and she just snapped" well if that's the case then about 3 years ago she could have "kept her legs closed" of given the baby up for adoption into a stable 2 parent (husband/wife) household....

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InChristLove 05/07/13 - 07:30 am
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sugarbutton, you are probably

sugarbutton, you are probably correct on God intervening and Praise God we know where this little one's eternity rest. As horrible as this woman's actions were and how unconceivable this seems, as a Christian we know Christ loves this woman as much as He love you or I and maybe her life was spared in order for her to come to know Christ and His forgiveness. We have a hard time accepting that and this woman should spend the rest of her life in jail or if the courts thinks justice is death, my prayer is that she find the Savior before she leaves this earth.

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Humble Angela 05/07/13 - 07:59 am
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stephykins, explain to us why
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stephykins, explain to us why you value the life of a 2 year old over an 8 week old embryo. Please be specific, and tell us why one life is worth more than the other.

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AutumnLeaves 05/07/13 - 08:42 am
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I agree with

Harley, InChristLove, and Humble Angela, that life begins at conception, that is a scientific fact, and life should not be snuffed out by other human beings at any point in their timeline of life. This has become a culture of death and abortion is a large part of that lack of respect for human life. What can go right with that type of mindset?

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augrichgal 05/07/13 - 08:53 am
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Give your child up for

Give your child up for adoption, foster care! Too many "parents" kill their children becasue life may get a little rough or inconvienced. so sad. It is too easy for women to have children because of all the freebies they get but dont want to be a role model.

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