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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:08 am, Thu Oct 13, 2011.

The woman who has been charged with attempting to murder her daughter by running her car into a train last week appeared in court for the first time Wednesday.

Lodi resident Christine Leach, 42, whose charges include attempted willful murder and child endangerment of her 5-year-old daughter, allegedly tried to drive her white Chevrolet Malibu into a Union Pacific train heading north on Friday.

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  • Kim Lee posted at 12:33 pm on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    I can't stop thinking about the little girl. I hope she gets the help she needs to get through this ordeal.

  • Laura Rouzer posted at 10:08 am on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Laura Rouzer Posts: 57

    Let's see how many lame excuses they can come up with. Next we will be hearing about how the car made her do it. It's called personal responsibility.

  • Jay Samone posted at 7:48 am on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Sure would like a little clarification from the attorney. What exactly does this mean -

    “It seems to be clear from the onset that (Leach) never intended to drive her vehicle into the train,” he said. “This is not a choice she consciously made.”

    How do you UNconsciously drive your vehicle into a train? With your child in it? Drugs? Alcohol? If either of them (or both) are true, she has made PLENTY of conscious decisions that led up to the "accident". I hope her daughter is placed in a loving home, one free from substance abuse and mental health issues and grows up knowing that drugs and alcohol abuse ALWAYS result in tragic consequences.



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