I read stories like this and they test all of my left-leaning beliefs about "reproductive rights." Some people really should not be allowed to reproduce.
In this case, they didn't. It was the girl's stepmother and step grandmother.
ETA JFC I take that back
From the article:
Robert Hardin and Savannah's biological mother divorced in 2006. Court documents obtained by FOX6 News show Robert and Heather Hardin shared joint custody. Heather served as the primary custodial parent. In May, Savannah's father filed a petition to have that agreement changed. Robert Hardin said he could provide a more stable environment for Savannah, claiming her mother's lifestyle was not fit for custody of a child. Custody was eventually granted to Savannah's father. In those same court records, Heather says she lost custody because she could not afford an attorney to fight for custody.
And I want to cry.
Also, if I were Heather, I'd probably do something to get me some time in jail, too. For serious. The body count would be going up.