Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Poor Little Rebecca Riley

Related: The Sickest Trial I Ever Saw

I don't know how long I'll be able to hang in there with these disgusting daily reports, readers.

Can you believe even I am having a hard time finding colorful and descriptive terminology to described such depravity on so many levels?

"Jurors in Riley trial hear more about father; Testimony offers conflicting views as to influence" by Patricia Wen, Globe Staff | January 27, 2010

BROCKTON - Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Carolyn Riley, accused of killing her 4-year-old daughter through a fatal overdose of psychiatric drugs, heard more yesterday about the child’s father and how he may have influenced the atmosphere in the home prior to the girl’s death.

A Weymouth Housing Authority manager testified that Michael Riley, 37, had been banned since 2005 from spending overnights in the family’s apartment there, the result of pending charges that included providing pornography to a minor. A social worker said the father’s alleged beating of his son in 2006 triggered a renewed child-abuse investigation, and the mother, while remaining devoted to the father, filed a restraining order to protect the boy.

Great guy, huh?

A house guest also testified that the Rileys’ three children often seemed “more timid’’ when their father was around. But Dr. Kayoko Kifuji of Tufts Medical Center, the psychiatrist for all three of the Riley children, portrayed the father as a positive influence....

Shouldn't this "doctor" be seeing one herself? Can she prescribe her own meds, or does she just take them from the Tufts dispensary?

These divergent views of Michael Riley and his role in the family emerged yesterday in a Plymouth County courtroom....

Kifuji wrapped up two days of testimony yesterday, facing questioning about her role with the troubled family, particularly her oversight of the mother’s dispensing of pills. Prosecutors questioned how often she informally sanctioned or tolerated the occasions when Carolyn Riley gave extra drugs to her children without the doctor’s explicit approval. Each child was on several potent drugs for bipolar and hyperactivity disorder.

Why are kids on ANY DRUGS? Shouldn't they JUST BE SAYING NO?

This is OBSCENE, readers!!!!

The psychiatrist reiterated yesterday that she was aware that the mother had introduced Kaitlynne - Rebecca’s sister, who is two years older - to clonidine for the first time, after taking some pills from the prescription bottle of her oldest son, Gerard, who is seven years older than Rebecca. Even when Kifuji learned of this and warned the mother against the practice, the doctor then wrote up a prescription of clonidine for Kaitlynne. The doctor said she listened to the mother’s explanation for why she gave the medication, concluding, “It made sense.’’

And where do I sign, cha-ching?

Kifuji, 55, testified this week only after the government granted her immunity from prosecution. She had initially refused to testify on grounds that her statements might be self-incriminating.

So it's OKAY to be a CROOKED, KILLER DOCTOR I guess.

Makes the UNAPPEALING IDEA of EUGENICS leap to mind, doesn't it, readers?

Also see: Doctor Chooses Money Over Medicine

She had been the subject of a grand jury investigation, but last summer the panel chose not to indict her. She stopped practicing after Rebecca’s death, but the state licensing board authorized her to return to practice. She is now seeing patients at Tufts Medical Center without any restrictions, a hospital spokeswoman said....

Yeah, I'd like to cancel my appointment.