More on the death of Sam Udomeh

I received an e-mail the other day from someone who attended the candlelight vigil for Sam Udomeh. He’s the 11-year-old boy that was killed by his mother, Sandra Renia Joseph, when she allegedly struck him repeatedly with her SUV.

In my original post I wondered if there was a part of the story that we were missing. In the e-mail I received the person said that they were told by Jospeh’s long time friends that Joseph did have a history of bi-polar disorder but it was unknown if she was on medication or not.

The e-mailer also wanted me to know that prior to this that by all accounts Joseph was a dedicated mother to Sam.

Ex-cop in La. ran over 11-year-old son

Investigators say mother admitted to running over 11-year-old son:

49-year-old Sandra Renia Joseph of Lafayette, Louisiana has allegdly admitted to police that she ran over her 11-year-old son, Sam Udomeh, repeatedly with her SUV.

Joseph is a former Lafayette police officer who was currently working for DSS in Lafayette.

Investigators have said that there were multiple points of impact on Sam’s body. The likely cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Joseph allegedly admitted to police that she ran over her son on purpose. The only thing missing from this story is a motive which police have not commented on.

Something just doesn’t feel right about this story. I’m not saying that Joseph shouldn’t have been arrested but it almost feels like there was some outside contributing factor that we haven’t heard about yet like maybe drugs or mental illness even though Joseph has a history of neither.

Thanks to Tina for the tip.