Another inanimate menace that must be stopped
A 2-year-old girl from Wichita, Kansas, recently died after her mother claimed that the girl hit her head on a playground slide. You know the story by now though, after the girl was examined at the hospital her injuries were not consistent of that type of injury plus there were previous brain bleeds according to investigators.
Details are unclear how police came to arrest the woman’s boyfriend, 33-year-old Sly Maples, for the girls death. However reports say that the pair were only dating for 3 months and the woman and her daughter just recently moved in with Maples. So for as long as 3 months Maples may have been allegedly violently abusing this poor girl for Hell only know what reason. I’m not saying the girl’s mother intentionally lied, she may have just been relaying what Maples told her since she wasn’t at the scene at the time of her daughter’s final injuries.
Maples does have a previous history of violence as an ex of his filed a restraining order against him accusing him of choking her until she passed out.
First off to the single mothers out there be very selective on who you decide to enter a relationship with. It’s not wrong to do a background check on them since it means protecting your children. Secondly I have to once again address all the abusing scumbags out there who think they’re smarter than doctors and police. You’re not. You can try to tell them some bullshit story about how they ‘fell’ out of bed but you will be found out and you will go to prison for a long time. So how about not being an abusive assclown instead?
Also here is a good follow-up article on how to recognize the signs of continuing child abuse.
Thanks to Denise for the tip.
22-year-old William Bentley of Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly headbutting his 7-week-old infant son, repeatedly. Why? The usual I’m afraid. His son would not stop crying.
Think about that for a moment. Think about that level of violence. His rage was so much over his own son’s crying that he repeatedly slammed his own skull into the face of a helpless infant.
The infant has survived and is expected to recover but does have extensive facial injuries.
Bentley lived in a trailer park. I’ve poked fun at people who live in trailer park’s on this site but it seems that it is unwarranted as his neighbors were not only outraged over what had happened they know better than he did.
“It makes me so mad. I’m shaking. I’m shaking really bad,” Kristen Stevens said. “I don’t know what would bring someone to do that to a small child. If it’s crying, you coddle it. You try and sooth it. You don’t hurt it.”
“That’s what all kids do at that age, you know, they go to the bathroom, they eat, they cry. They want attention,” Raymond Willis said. “Anytime we hear about anything like that happening, especially to a 7-week-old, I mean, that guy should be put in jail for quite a while.”
“If you’re going to have kids, you need to treat them with respect. If you’re going to lie down and have kids, you need to make sure you take care of them,” Nicki Patterson said.
So why didn’t this troglodyte get it and what can we do as a society to see that behavior like this doesn’t continue?
Thanks to Paul for the tip.
Bell and Downs
An 11-year-old boy recently ran away from his home in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He was gone for 25 hours before police found him relatively unharmed. I say relatively because the boy was said to have excessive bruising on his body. As it turned out the boy told police that his father and step-mother were physically abusive to him. DCFS further investigated and 43-year-old Ernest W. Bell III and 30-year-old Kristen M. Downs were charged with child abuse. They were also booked on drug and weapons charges as investigators found weed and guns in the home. The pair are said to have admitted smoking weed in front of the victim. They were also allegedly home-schooling the boy even though they did not register with the state.
This makes me wonder what percentage of runaways were victims of child abuse. When I was a teenager I was very tempted to run away. While my dad wasn’t physically abusive to me or my brother he was extremely verbally abusive to us and was physically abusive to my mom. It was very tempting for me to run away. The only thing that stopped was fear. I knew what happened to kids on the street even at that young age. I thought it was better to stay with the devil I know than the devil I don’t. Obviously that danger doesn’t stop a lot of runaways as they may have no other choice. In too many instances it may be a life or death situation.
My point is that the plight of runaway kids is just another byproduct of child abuse. We view child abuse as such an archaic and brutal practice that you think it would be on the decline yet we still can’t escape it.
If you are a runaway in need of help you can call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or visit their website.
Thanks to Louisiana Lori for the tip.
Arizona police say Nicole Candelaria forced 3-year-old to eat own feces after bathtub accident:
What is it with child abusers and feces? There’s either feces on the floor, on the kids or in this case used as a torture device.
27-year-old Nicole Candelaria of Tempe, Arizona, was arrested for allegedly abusing her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. The girl had an accident in the bathtub. That’s not unheard of for children that age. So Candelaria did what we all would have done and told the girl it was ok, that accidents happen and she cleaned up the mess with a twinkle in her eye and a spring in her step. Ok, I made that up. What she’s really accused of doing is making the girl eat her own feces as punishment.
Police became involved when the girl told her mother what happened. When questioned by police Candelaria supposedly said that the girl lies all the time. Nothing like trying to lay the blame on a 3-year-old girl is there? Except the girl’s siblings also said that Candelaria made the girl eat her own waste. A medical exam on the victim also showed bruising over most of the girl’s body and an injury to her vagina of unknown origin. Candelaria would watch the children while their father was at work. The kids were visiting their father for the week.
With those tastefully done tattoos I wonder if she has a night job, one that may or may not involve a pole.
Thanks to Vod for the tip.
Dad kills crying toddler son so he could play Xbox:
24-year-old Cody Wygant of Homosassa, Florida, is accused of killing his 16-month-old son, Daymeon Wygant. The media would have you believe it was so he could play Xbox uninterrupted. Personally I don’t think that’s why at all but first let’s get some details.
Wygant allegedly killed his son by holding the baby’s nose and mouth shut for 3 to 4 minutes until he became lethargic. Why did he do this? The baby was crying of course. How dare babies cry? After putting his son in a playpen he went and played Xbox and watched TV. He didn’t check on his son for five hours and when he did Dayemon was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Did he think that cutting off the baby’s breathing would put him gently to sleep? Is that what his parents did because that would explain a lot. Now I’m not excusing anything this assclown did. I think it wouldn’t have mattered if he was watching football, talking on the phone, or listening to music, he probably would have killed his son no matter what he interrupted. He’s a murderer but he’s not James Sargent. Although ‘they’ should restrict Wygant’s airways for 4 minutes at a time and see how long he lasts.
Blame the killer, not the game.
Thanks to Tiffany for the tip.
Belle Chasse mom booked with fatal poisoning of her 17-month-old son:
Usually when there’s a story about a Breeder injecting their kids with some foreign substance it entails Munchhausen By Proxy syndrome. Not this time. In this instance the sole purpose of the injection was to kill.
17-month-old Lucas Ruiz of Belle Chase, Louisiana, was born with Down’s Syndrome and three holes in his heart. I can only imagine the emotional and financial strain that has to put on a family. It seems that Lucas’ Breeders wanted nothing to do with that strain. Lucas’ incubator, 20-year-old Erika Wigstrom, has been arrested in the alleged poisoning death of her son. Wigstrom is accused of injecting an alcohol based hand sanitizer into Lucas. She calls it a mercy killing and investigators say that she has no remorse. Allegedly it was not the first time she tried to kill him. Police are also saying that Wigstrom has confessed of giving Lucas perfume in order to try to kill him. But wait, there’s more.
Lucas’ sperm donor, 20-year-old Cesar Ruiz,is already in jail for allegedly pouring run into his son’s feeding tube while Lucas was in the hospital in 2012 which was also featured on this site. Lucas was only two-months-old at the time.
Maybe after two attempts at trying to kill your son God/The Universe/Fate/etc. is trying to tell you something. Something like this child needs his parents to love and provide for him no matter what ailments he may have.
Wigstrom is calling this a mercy killing. There was no mercy here, only arrogance. There are certain medical instances where a mercy killing may be applicable. This was not one of them.
She has been charged with capital murder and can be eligible for the death penalty. Hopefully if she does get the death penalty ‘they’ll’ use one of those lethal injection drugs that cause convicts to burst into flames.
Once again thanks to Helen for the tip.
Heroin found on 2-year-old at Paterson day care center:
When I got married my stepchildren were already too old for daycare so I don’t know what you send with your kids to daycare. Lunch? A snack maybe? Possibly whatever their security item is? I do know one thing that you shouldn’t send to daycare with your kids. That would be 48 packets of heroin, even if it is New Jersey.
Police in Paterson, New Jersey arrested 27-year-old Phillips Young after daycare workers found 48 packets of heroin in his 2-year-old son’s jacket. Luckily daycare employees caught it in time and no one came in contact with any of the drugs and no kids were harmed.
The article doesn’t state why the heroin was in the kid’s jacket but I would imagine that one would think that if they were stopped by police that the cops wouldn’t shakedown a 2-year-old. You just need to remember to take it back before you drop off your kid. Then again criminals aren’t know for their smarts or they wouldn’t be criminals.
I bet if it came down to it this guy probably would have used his own kid as a human shield if a shootout ensued.
California teen father arrested for biting nose off infant:
Teenage father arrested after biting nose off one-month-old son because infant would not stop crying:
18-year-old Joshua Cooper of Fairfield, California has been arrested for allegedly biting off one-third of his one-month-old son’s nose. Why would any so-called human being commit such an atrocious act? Why do any of these Breeders do it? The same old reason just about every time. The baby was crying.
I don’t care that this assclown was only 18. It’s pretty much common knowledge that babies are going to cry and the younger they are the more they are going to cry. That’s life son. But to willingly bare your teeth and reach out to such an unprotected innocent and disfigure them possibly for life is just beyond me. I’ve had fits of anger in my life. I’ve even had fits of violence but I always took my rage out on inanimate objects. I’m not saying that’s right but it’s a hell of a lot better than biting off an infant’s nose.
When the baby reached the hospital it was also determined that he had a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage but they don’t know how the baby sustained those injuries yet. I’m pretty sure that everyone involved has somewhat of an idea who gave those injuries to him. The baby is currently in stable condition.
‘They’ should push this guy face first into the disc sander from shop class.
Thanks to Helen for the tip.
Police: 2-year-old assault victim dies, mom’s boyfriend remains in jail:
First responders were called to the Portland, Oregon, motel room of 28-year-old Joshua Howard because his girlfriend’s two-year-old son was unconscious. Howard allegedly told police that he was giving the boy a shower and left him alone for a moment when he heard a thump. Except that the police say the boy was dry and had bruising on his head. After the boy was rushed to the hospital it was determined that he was brain-dead and eventually died from his trauma. Doctors say that the boy had multiple injuries including a fractured jaw and skull.
Eventually Howard is said to have changed his story and allegedly admitted to police that he assaulted the child.
First he said he “tossed or dropped” the victim in the bathroom and was upset because the boy had thrown up on the bed and was crying, according to court documents.
Police said he then later admitted to dragging the boy into the bathroom and throwing him with a lot of force into the front of the toilet.
I don’t get why so many violent assholes think that babies aren’t supposed to puke and cry. A number of years ago I was dating a girl who had a son about 2-years-old. I’d be lying if I said I was a fan of the kid but I dealt with it. One weekend we went on a trip and on the way back the boy let a torrent of vomit fly in my new truck it would have made Linda Blair proud. Was I mad? You better believe it. Did I strike a child that wasn’t even mine? Of course not. After being angry for about a second my common sense kicked in and then I was more concerned for the child’s well-being. Even though I wasn’t fond of the kid I didn’t want to wish any harm on him. Luckily it was just car sickness.
Back to the story at hand though the mother of the child allegedly said that Howard had hit the boy before but she didn’t intervene because she thought that would only make it worse. What? That makes no sense whatsoever. Ladies, if a man hits any of your kids he should be fearing for his life because of what you may do. At the very least you call the cops and you get you and your kids out of there. There is no man worth that.
Thanks to Sarah for the tip.
I received the following e-mail recently…
I just wanted to say thank you. A few years ago, I came across a link for this site. As an abuse victim, I feel it’s important that these kids get their stories told. People should know what they’ve been through. People should love them and in more tragic cases, miss them. Even if they’ve never met them. About 2 years ago, my husband and I were trying to conceive our first child. It wasn’t going very well, and I fell into a deep depression. While reading your site, my heart would constantly break with every story posted. It was unfair that these monsters were given the greatest gift that the universe had to offer, and abused and neglected them. I’m proud to say that I am now a mother to a beautiful healthy 9 month baby boy. I believe that your site helps others to realize that they must always, ALWAYS, be aware of the people they bring around their children. I just wish this site existed and was available to my parents while I was growing up. Maybe life wouldn’t have been so hard for me.
But enough of the sob story, I just wanted to thank you. All of you, for giving victims voices. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
It is I who should thank you. Thanks to letters like this it makes me realize that I am making a difference even with my snark, sarcasm and foul language.
See kids, it’s not all hate mail