Jesus Take The Wheel: Woman Who Threw Her Sons Off A Bridge Because “God Told Her To” Found Guilty By Insanity

- By Bossip Staff


Khandi Busby, a Dallas-area woman who threw her sons off a bridge because she said God told her to, was found guilty by reason of insanity by a judge Thursday.

Investigators say the boys were ages 6 and 8 when they were injured after being thrown from a Dallas-area highway overpass on March 12, 2008, Busby then jumped herself. She later told investigators that God told her that the only way to save her children from “Satan and the military” was to throw them off the bridge.

State District Judge Carter Thompson said he felt Busby’s was not a case where a mother was trying to get rid of her children because they were in the way, according to the Dallas Morning News. “This is a horrific case, but it is also apparent to the court this woman was suffering from mental illness,” Thompson told the court.

Busby had been living with her father the week before the incident, and her family said she is bipolar and had stopped taking her medication. Busby’s father, John Turner, testified at her trial that the night before the incident he tried to have her committed but the hospital wouldn’t admit her, but suggested an alternative hospital, the paper reported.

Turner said he didn’t have enough gas to take her to the other hospital and, because it wasn’t deemed an emergency, the ambulance wouldn’t take her, so he had to go home. He told the judge he stayed up all night trying to calm his daughter, the Morning News reported. The next morning he borrowed money from a neighbor to get enough gas to take Busby to the hospital. It was when they stopped at the gas station and Turner got out of the car to pay that Busby took off with the boys to the overpass, the paper reported.

Turner, who watched helplessly as his daughter threw his grandsons, and then herself, off the bridge, cried when the judge read the sentence and said he hoped his daughter would get the help she needed. Turner said the boys – now 7 and 9 – are doing better but are still dealing with psychological problems from what happened. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The boys remain in foster care, but Turner said he visits them. Busby will go to a state mental hospital for evaluation. The length of her stay will be determined by doctors’ recommendations, which the court will review.

Hopefully those boys will recover from this tragic situation…


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  • Ck1

    of course

  • crissy

    Mental illness is no joke!!! That father did everything right and sh*t still went sideways SMH

  • WhoUFeelin

    why are mentally unstable women/men allowed to pro-create? Seems like the father should have had his daughter on birth control as soon as he suspected she was active, this could have easily been avoided. Cry me a river.

    • VirgoJewel

      How do you know things didn’t go downhill until AFTER she had the kids in the first place??

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    • blaxitive

      This is funny as hell sorry! BWAHAHAHAHAHA

  • VirgoJewel

    My niece is bipolar. She wasn’t diagnosed until a few years after she had her sons. 3 and 6

  • Your Ignorance Is Killing Us

    The level of ignorance on this site is astounding….

  • Jenny

    People do crazy things in the name of all religions. However, when we hear about someone doing something crazy in the name of Allah, we bash that entire religion. How come no one uses incidents like this to bash Christianity?

    • Commonsenseisn'tsohardtocomeby

      I’ve often wondered that same thing myself! That makes so much sense but on one ever mentions anything about it.

    • Mock Rock Star

      I used to do it all the time, but a “Captain Save a Christian” would come on defending it…oh well

  • understandingoverignorance

    That is such a sad case. But you can’t fault that woman she is probably bipolar. People who are bipolar look normal and from the looks of her she fits the mold but then throwing her child off a bridge that is when you know she got serious issues.

    Black people need to take there kids when they are young and get them tested if little Tyrone and Keisha is acting crazy because when they get older its probably too late.

    • Beautiful Monster

      Yes it looks like they said she was bi-polar. The problem with getting your children checked out early is that, it’s not always detectable right away. Sometimes it takes something traumatic to happen. My father is 50. He just started taking medication for bipolar..he was fine until something traumatic happened. All the males in his family have some sort of mental I actually have bee diagnosed with it and I am 27..Been fine until recently. It would be nice if we had a chip in us like the Check Engine light but..we don’t. Things would be easier huh..and I wouldn’t have a job, as a counselor =)

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  • Choco

    Really sad I’m just happy the boys are still alive and my heart goes out to that woman’s father.

  • Real314

    My question is why have her comitted she only did what what god told her to do and they deam her crazy….if that’s case put all the religious nuts in the hospital

    • VirgoJewel

      Here’s a clue….If someone claims they HEARD from God but their actions don’t match the word of God- then somebody is either crazy and speaking to demons- OR they are simply lying to excuse hateful behavior.


    How sad, how tragic for them all.

  • jillian :)

    this is sad . for everyone involved 😦

  • Luscious

    I remember when this happened – my heart sunk.
    I am happy to hear the boys survived though. May the Lord restore the mental health of the mom and bless those little boys over and over again.

  • Amazin Atheist

    How are you all gonna call this lady mentally ill when god told her to do it? Lol “god” tells people to do a lotta things but it can’t get blamed for something so tragic huh?

  • nywoman23...killuminati

    she is right though. the military is gonna come into play. i dont know about the part of god telling her to do what she said. but then again she is supposedly crazy she probably did hear that

  • moi

    thank god those boys are alive

    and it is really sad what has happened to all of them

  • PattiCake

    I’m bi-polar 2!!

  • E.C. from D.C.

    Take your meds people.

  • Blacchyna

    It mind boggles me how women like this are blessed with children and don’t take care of them. When there so many women who are barren and unable to have children that can take care of them mentally and financially
    and can’t bare a child..

  • Beautiful Monster

    The article says guilty by reason of insanity

  • Mikayla

    This woman has been reported several times! Child Protective Services makes me weep!!

  • shat

    you kno dat story in da bible ’bout the burning bush/son? i’m just sayin’ God may have a track record

  • Mock Rock Star

    *Whew* I’m so happy those boys didn’t die. Commend the mom for trying to off herself though!!! Now locked her a$$ up somewhere so these boys will be safe

  • dallas

    I work in the facility that houses her and I can truly say that she is crazy. She will be nice one minute and then flip out the next by wanting to kill herself.

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