RE DANIELLE Cattie's interview in the Dec. 13

Daily News:

Ms. Cattie says, "People need to realize, regardless of anything that has been said, he's the monster," referring to Mr. O'Donnell. Really? You allowed your boyfriend and drug supplier to smoke crack in your home where your children reside, you admittedly are a cocaine addict yourself.

If that isn't bad enough, you allowed this same crack addict to take your daughter with him (allegedly to his house) at 5 in the morning. Are you kidding? A 14-year-old innocent girl!

Your daughter was your responsibility. You state matter of factly that you love her and miss her, yet you didn't protect this precious girl.

Things happen. People kiss their children goodbye in the morning, and wind up never seeing them again to an "unknown" monster. But you knew this monster, and you still sat by and gambled with your daughter's life.

You allowed an abusive man, who had abused you in the past, access to your daughter. A man whose judgment was impaired by drugs, coupled with his violent nature. You should be ashamed of yourself.

You have the nerve to tell "your side" of the story? What about Ebony's side? Who was there to fight for her, and protect her? You can try and place all the blame you want. Yes, Mr. O'Donnell is a monster and deserves the death penalty, but you allowed your daughter to be alone with that monster. Oh, but that's right, you were probably too high to even realize she was gone.

Clean yourself up and get some help. It may be too late for Ebony, but do it for the remaining three children you have. They deserve to be loved and cared for in spite of what's happened to their sister.

In the meantime, I'm going to do what I hope everyone else will do - pray for you, because only God can really help you right about now.

Lenise Johnson