« "Humiliated" By Haredim? | Main | Video: Orthodox Rabbi Marries Gay Men…To Lesbians »

August 16, 2011

The Bible Made Her Do It! Woman Gets Probation For Botched Home Circumcision Done With A Box Cutter

Keemonta Peterson Keemonta Peterson was sentenced Monday in an Oregon court for first-degree criminal mistreatment after she tried to circumcise her 3-month-old son by herself in her home after reading the Hebrew Bible.

Keemonta Peterson
Keemonta Peterson

The Bible Made Me Her It!
Woman Gets Probation For Botched Home Circumcision
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Keemonta Peterson was sentenced Monday in an Oregon court for first-degree criminal mistreatment after she used a box cutter to try to circumcise her 3-month-old son by herself in her home, the Oregonian reported yesterday.

Peterson reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and pleaded guilty.

Peterson read the Hebrew Bible and decided it was her obligation have her child circumcised. But she believed he was too old for doctors to do the procedure. So she watched YouTube videos on circumcision and then tried to do it on her own.

She called 9-1-1 after the child began bleeding profusely.

In great pain, the child was transported to a hospital where according to the Associated Press doctors described his condition as life-threatening. They finished the procedure and, according to the Oregonian, the boy has now fully recovered.

The boy and his three siblings are now living with family members in state supervised placements.

Peterson is allowed to visit them, but only under supervision.

Judge Eric Bergstrom told Peterson there would be no benefit in sentencing her to any more time in jail than the 28 days she has already served.

Despite the "sensational-sounding facts," said Bergstrom, "the reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child,” the Oregonian reported.

As part of her sentence, Peterson must undergo mental health treatment and work with a mental health probation officer.

Peterson apologized for her actions and told the court she was thankful for the chance to be with her family.

Peterson was originally held on $550,000 bail. The bail was later reduced to $5,000.

[Hat Tip: Alex.]

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

She should have asked a mohel to give her a few tips.

i honestly think this woman didn't know better. not the sharpest knife in the drawer (no pun intended)...something like that! poor baby.

@Krotzy I think you mean "take some tips" from the mohel. (lol)

Excuse the pun. Only made it because "According to the Oregonian, the boy has now fully recovered."

Anyone know whether Keemonta does Metzitsah B'peh?

BTW, is it Peter-son, or Son's peter?

fuc

Thank G-d she didn't read about the Akedah!!

Are there really youtube videos? I'm afraid to look.

++Dr. Dave | August 16, 2011 at 07:03 PM++

LOL! Best joke of the day!

Unlike the nut case, here everyone is razor sharp tonight. Did the story inspire, or is because of the full moon out there, which does have some pull, on earth and its inhabitants.

Ouch !

The poor boy. Such procedures must only be done by suitably trained mohels.

We gotta do a better job teaching these goyim about the Noahide covenant

It's not a sin to be a moron. I'm glad the boy is OK.

Nice and cutting edge (no pun intended) medical training source...youtube videos.

I wonder what will be next..stoning sinners at the entrance of a city?

i honestly think this woman didn't know better. not the sharpest knife in the drawer (no pun intended)...something like that! poor baby.

Posted by: ruthie | August 16, 2011 at 03:46 PM

nobody could be that stupid

then again Abraham wanted to kill his son

To Seymour,

"then again Abraham wanted to kill his son."

Total misreading of the Tanach !

Despite the "sensational-sounding facts," said Bergstrom, "the reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child,” the Oregonian reported.

I disagree with the judge's sentencing. Anyone this stupid or who has such extremely poor judgment is a posterboy(girl?) for child endangerment.

Does her boyfriend know she attemps this on uncircumcized males?

Keemonta??? Where do they come up with these names?! Their parents and grandparents had American names. What happened?

Oy. Maybe she's the reincarnated spirit of Zipporah.

Krohn could learn a thing or two from her.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Please Scroll Down Toward The Bottom Of This Page For More Search Options, For A List Of Recent Posts, And For Comments Rules

----------------------

Recent Posts

----------------------

Tip Jar

Gelt Is Good!

Tip Jar

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website. Please click the Donate button now to contribute.

Thank you for your generous support!

Tip Jar

Gelt Is Good!

Tip Jar

-------------------------

Comment Rules

  • 1. No anonymous comments.

    2. Use only one name or alias and stick with that.

    3. Do not use anyone else's name or alias.

    4. Do not sockpuppet.

    5. Try to argue using facts and logic.

    6. Do not lie.

    7. No name-calling, please.

    8. Do not post entire articles or long article excerpts.

    ***Violation of these rules may lead to the violator's comments being edited or his future comments being banned.***

Older Posts Complete Archives

Search FailedMessiah

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com in the Media

RSS Feed

Blog Widget by LinkWithin