Exscuse me I made a mistake. Hailey was thirty inches and the pool was anywhere from 18-24 inches deep, that ia the offical documentation on the Autopsy report. So just imagine if the pool was 24inches deep the water would have come up to her mouth. She was a toddler, had no flotation devices, her balance was off, and was left un attended. Now ask yourself, could this have been prevented? Yes it could have been. This may not have been intentional, but it was neglect all the same.
A small message to Matt. You would be wrong in your assumption that Hailey's mother or father was present. They were still at their apartment in Tellahoma. Haileys, if we are going to talk about this at least have enough back bone to use her name, uncle Dustin Sweenty and grandmother Felica Sweeny were the ones that came to Tellahoma and picked Haley up. Furthermore I have not seen you at any of the trials or at the funeral for that matter. Yes you were right when you said that this was an accident, but most neglect cases are not intentional. Hailey had a birth defect with her left optic nerve when she was bornt hat threw off her equillibrium and she was an infant. Sammy and Dustin were in charger of her, and left her unattended in a pool with eightenn inches of water, when in realtiy Hailey was only thirty six inches tall, to deliver a smoke to someone. That right there is enough to ensure that these two shouold go to jail. Then they lied on the poilice statement trying to cover their tracks. This is another fishy action, not to mention that someof the water was let out of the pool, and was taken down the very next day. Allene or Joseph Songer has not even attempted to contact the mother, Ariel Freeman, and apologize or even send their condoloences. The family parade around their small town community and uses the tragic death of Hailey to get attention. Then on top of everything threathen Ariel, the mother, with phone calls and driving past her house and blowing the horn. I take it that you are related to Sammie, well there is probably more to her than you know I have messages printed and saved on facebook where she shows sighns of ill temperment and sending threats out to Ariel. I would say that is strange behavior as well. I am going to ask that Chattanooga Times Free Press remove this article,becuase most of the people getting on here is just doing so becuase they want something to talk about. A babys life was taken away and that is very real, all of this drama and bantering is very petty and i hope that all of you get a life. Leave well enough alone, if this has nothing to do with you then go on somewhere.