One Of "Octo" Mom's Sons Has Black Eye, Bite Marks

The mother of the California octuplets has been questioned by police and child welfare officials after her 4-year-old autistic son showed up at school with a black eye and bite marks.

Nadya Suleman's attorney says it's not clear if any action will be taken against the mother of 14.

Jeff Czech says the 4-year-old likely got the black eye from a fall and suggested one of Suleman's 2-year-old twins may have caused the bite marks.

Czech tells The Associated Press the boy "jumps at noises and bumps furniture and walls."

Police have said they've made several visits to Suleman's home in the past year to respond to complaints about lost, trapped or poorly cared for children.


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  • by Sandy Location: Granite City on May 1, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    Actually the bite marks were on the child's back, so they couldnt be self inflicted.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    They should give the older, and younger children 24 hour care. This is so messed up. Give the babies care but let the others wander.?
  • by Parent of Autistic Location: NC on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:10 PM
    I have a child w/Autism and sometimes children w/Autism bite themselves out of I'm not in any way "taking up"/defending the "octo" mom--personally I think she is horrible!! BUT Sometimes children w/Autism bite themselves out of frustration/anger (self-stimming/self hurting)...as for the black eye--that could be from the child's lack of sense of danger
  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    That's what usually happens in these situations. DSS is called to check it out and they fall for any story the parent can come with. So sad.
  • by hey on Apr 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM
    what is so sad about this story is that one of the poor children will end up dead and then the authorities will say "well maybe we should have taken them away from her. It will be to late. Poor babies. How can a lawyer defend her? MONEY from the state. She sure can't afford a lawyer. She can't even afford her own children....SAD
  • by Concerned Location: Ahoskie on Apr 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    I have no respect for this woman at all. I hope these poor children get taken away from her because there is no way possible for a single mother to take care of 14 children especially ones with a disability.
  • by me2 Location: nc on Apr 30, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    This is what she wants...attention. I've said it from the beginning, she CAN'T take care of all theses children.SHE wants ALL the free hand outs she can get from the public. She lives off the government. I bet she gets food stamps, free medical and everything.Just because she didn't want to have children the natural way.She's a FREELOADER. The state should cut her loose.
  • by Icare Location: Goldsboro on Apr 30, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    I care about the children, their safety and welfare. The mother needs to fade into the abyss.
  • by kimberly Location: us on Apr 30, 2009 at 07:27 AM
    I agree with amanda take them away one person cannot possibly take care of 14 children, either emotionally or financially ! She is a burden to her children! I say that because she cannot give them the attention they so deserve! I am a single mother of 4, and i am struggling, even though i work everday( no i dont get any help from the state)! She should have never been allowed to have the 8 babies knowing she already had 6 at home and was not able to care for them ! Its just crazy, in this economy right now the way it is. We have state employees pay gettin cut and now this!
  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    Take them all away she can't give them the attention they need or the correct care!
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