A mother from Georgia suffered tragedy this month when her 13-month-old baby boy was killed while in a stroller.
Unfortunately, this is the second time Sherry West lost a son to violence, and she is so distraught about having any more kids after another death.
West told CNN:
“This is the second child that people have taken from me in a tragic way,” West said. “I’m so afraid to have any more babies now. I tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world.”
Sherry took her son out for a walk in order to get some exercise after being involved in a car accident when the baby was killed by two teenagers while sitting in the stroller.
She told CNN:
“I just took a walk with my baby,” West said. “I can’t believe that this would happen, and I left early in the morning. I thought you know that there would be less people on the road and I wouldn’t be in anybody’s way walking down that road.
A series of 911 calls were released from the incident, showing how traumatized Sherry was to lose her son:
“Listen to me, ma’am! Is the baby breathing?” the operator replied.
“I don’t know,”
“Listen to me!” the operator said to the weeping woman. “We have people en route. Did you hear shots in the area?”
Yes, she heard shots, she said.
“Be calm,” the operator said. “How many shots did you hear?”
“I heard like three shots. And the baby has been shot in the head,” the woman said.
Apparently it was too difficult for Sherry to speak so she had to hand the phone over to a man walking his dog.
This is such a sad story, and we pray for Sherry and her family after the loss of her second son.