This mother, Lakesha Baker and her boyfriend, Michael Scott beat her 1-year-old child to death for crying and whining. Just look at her mugshot. Doesn't she look like she has been a battered woman, possibly? She couldn't have done that to herself. There is a possibility her boyfriend used to beat her and expected her to do the same to her child. Baker needs counseling and in our opinion, she shouldn't be in jail for the murder of her little boy.
We have seen this time and time again throughout the history of black America, some black mothers whom were beat by the man in their lives did not know how to love their children. There have been many cases that involved black women beating their children for no reason, simply because they were being beat and so afraid of their husbands or boyfriends. We are not making any excuses, but there is a reason why Lakesha Baker looks as though someone used her as a punching bag.