Could one find a clearer example of gender bias and the female sentencing discount than this? Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby is not being charged with any crime. Let’s review:

1) Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby left her toddler daughter in her car (in heat which reached 100 degrees) for eight hours while she worked.

2) According to police, the dead girl, Cecelia Nesselroad-Slaby, had been left in a hot car on at least three other occasions.

3) Security video shows that Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby was able to remember (twice) to  unload the doughnuts she brought for meetings at her job, but nevertheless left her daughter in her car seat. The event is pictured.

4) According to press reports, she previously “had been told by a former administrator at her 5-year-old daughter’s preschool that the younger sister shouldn’t be left in the car by herself.”

5) Clermont County prosecutor Don White, who will not be prosecuting Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, was asked whether the woman’s other daughter–the 5-year-old who she hasn’t killed yet–should be allowed to remain in the family’s home. He actually replied–with a straight face on national television–“I have no reason to believe that she won’t take care of this child.”

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No Charges After Toddler Died In Car
Associated Press, 9/4/07

BATAVIA, Ohio – No charges will be filed against a middle school administrator whose toddler daughter died last month when she was left in the back seat of her mother’s SUV during a heat wave, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Leaving the child in the car for the work day was “a substantial lapse of due care” but did not meet the definition of reckless conduct necessary for prosecution, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White.

Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, is assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati. Authorities said she left her 2-year-old daughter, Cecilia, strapped into a car seat for about eight hours on Aug. 23 while she was at work at the school.

Temperatures outside reached about 100 degrees., Glenn Sacks

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