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Mother of Cherish Perrywinkle held for evaluation under Baker Act

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The mother of slain child, Cherish Perrywinkle, is in protective custody. Action News has confirmed Rayne Perrywinkle was taken into police custody over the weekend for an evaluation under the Baker Act.

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whosaysnocan - 8/20/2013 6:23 PM
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The paternal grandpa appears to be the best place for those little girls. Their father admits to a drug problem. He has a long way to go to become stable enough for him to raise them. As for the mother, she appears to need extensive help. Will she get it and follow up on it? I suspect not. I know the system wants kids to stay with the bio parents, but these girls will do much better by not being with either of their parents. Certainly some people can and have turned their lives around, but from what we have seen of these two, don't see it happening. I would like to be wrong, but so far it is not looking good. My main prayer has and always will be for those little girls to have a save, loving, nurturing home. Where they can be little girls, with stability and security. On a personal note, the way I see Rayne is that she wants the girls so she can qualify for social services. Neither she nor the girls father seem to have gainful employment. Just saying.

wishmistress - 8/20/2013 1:06 PM
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I agree, Real! The death of this beautiful little girl was heartbreaking, but watching people self-destruct is not the answer. This poor woman needs to dry out, get straight and get the help she needs to move on with her life. She should not be raising her kids right now. God help her.

nativejax - 8/20/2013 1:02 PM
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I totally agree Realchange, she should always be a big part of their life, but until she is able to completely provide emotionally, financially and MENTALLY she should be mother enough to let them go to a stable home. She may never be 'right' after this, I know I wouldn't be if it happened to my little girl. They are not property, to 'fight'over, they have serious needs she can't even give herself.

Realchange - 8/20/2013 12:11 PM
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She made a serious mistake in judgment. Her kids should be placed with someone else due to that mistake, but please quit hounding this woman to death. She made mistake, and it will haunt for the rest of her life. She should be allowed visitation to her children, and people should try to help her understand it is for the children's safety not to punish her.

nativejax - 8/20/2013 8:24 AM
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OF COURSE there is 'grief'...everyone feels it for little Cherish. But this woman has proven she is not in ANY condition to care for these children. WHERE ARE ANY PATERNAL Grandparent? Can't SOMEBODY in his or her immediate family get permanent custody so these two girls so can have a sable home where they can move forward from this tragedy?
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