Cursing Baby Case In Court


The grandmother and mother of a young baby shown cursing and being cursed at by adults in a viral video were in court Tuesday.

Five minors, including the teen mother of the son, are now in state custody, living with relatives until the home environment is deemed safe.

Kimberly Devers, the grandmother of the toddler, her daughter, and Kierra Johnson, the 19-year-old who was the sole adult in the home at the time the video was shot, admitted to similar allegations of not providing a safe environment for their kids.

Both Kimberly and Kierra admitted to allegations of failing to provide proper care, support and supervision to children, and for failing to do so, the children were at risk of harm.

Kimberly has been able to see her three children during supervised visits at a neutral location.

The teen mom admitted she was unable to provide proper and safe housing because as a minor she was still living with her mother

A case worker told the judge after completing a walk through of the Saratoga street home, there were no weapons, and no extra people hanging around the house unfit to be around children.

Meanwhile, the Devers and Johnson have been involved in therapy, parenting and family classes in hopes of showing they can create a safe home.

The allegations are not criminal, but require rehabilitative measures to ensure a proper environment for children.

State Prosecutor Shakil Malik said, "The cases were filed solely for the safety and well-being of the children and the aim of the filing is to ultimately reunify the families."

A judge will decide if those measures are sufficient on April 21st.


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