It looked like someone had stomped on the child

It looked like someone had stomped on the child

The Wagoners

We haven’t posted a killer furniture story in a while. These were stories where abusive ‘parents’, or Breeders as we like to call them, would blame their child’s blunt force trauma injuries on things like falling out of bed or off of high chair. Others would say their child bumped their heads on coffee tables or various other child height furniture. The problem with these stories was that the children’s injuries were so massive that the bed they fell off of must have been 3 stories high or the child was running at mach 1 when they struck the table. This is going to be one of those stories and so much more.

Here’s what a forensic pathologist had to say about the death of 1-year-old Zoey Lee Wagoner of Greenfield, Indiana…

A forensic pathologist found Zoey had suffered multiple blunt force traumatic injuries before her death. She had bruises and abrasions on her face and scalp. Her lips were bruised. Blood vessels had burst in her eyes and neck. Her liver was lacerated, and her intestines and pancreas were bruised. Old breaks in both arms were still healing.

The pathologist told police it looked like someone had stomped on the child.

Zoey’s Breeders, Matthew Wagoner, 31, and Jessica Wagoner, 32, have been charged with murder in her death. Matthew Wagner allegedly told investigators that Zoey fell off a bed. Again with that type of trauma the bed must have been 50 feet high. However that’s not the worst part of story. Police allege that the Wagoners concocted a scheme to try to throw off suspicion on them because they knew the injuries would result in criminal charges. Part of it was that Mr. Wagoner took Zoey on a walk to a nearby Circle K so he could claim she was fine then. He had to pass a hospital to and from Circle K and never once thought about getting help for his daughter. Then the plan was for Mr. Wagoner to call Mrs. Wagoner at work to make it appear like an accident happened. I bet she was just happy to get time off from work but I digress. However, even this act of evil isn’t the worst part in my opinion.

You see, the Wagoners weren’t even supposed to be living together. He was under investigation for allegedly molesting her 9-year-old daughter and the daughter’s friend. The Department of Child Services had barred them from being together because of it. But hell, why should a little molestation come between such a happy couple?

After their arrest The Wagoners both said that the other had anger issues…

She told police that Matthew has a temper and had hit her before, and that she didn’t trust Matthew with Zoey.

Matthew said Jessica had a temper of her own, and that she was “very aggressive and hits the children across the face.”

He said he saw Jessica punch Zoey in the stomach so hard it made the child gasp for air.

It always astounds me that evil can find evil like this.

As I’ve said way too many times before, if you’re a child abusing scumbag you’re not smarter than medical professionals and you’re not smarter than police. They will find out what you’ve been doing so how about not beating your child instead. –

You don’t have to be an abuser. There are resources out there for you. If you are in need of help you can reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Thanks to Brigette for the tip.

UPDATE 6/6/2015: The defense for Matthew Wagoner have requested a psych eval for their client which reports say is usually the first step in seeking an insanity defense.

'A Monster Took Him'

‘A Monster Took Him,’ Family Speaks Out About Suspect Accused Of Beating Infant To Death:

Man jailed after infant’s death:

Said monster, Steven Shaw

41-year-old Steven Shaw of Coldwater, Michigan, is only 5 feet (1.5m) tall. His small stature hasn’t stopped him from being the worst kind of monster. In the past Shaw was accused of the rape of a 13-year-old girl and choking his own 7-year-old daughter. He escaped justice both times. He’s also been accused of abusing his ex-wife but charges were dropped. Unfortunately, growing up in an abusive household I know how that scenario plays out. Doesn’t mean the abuser isn’t guilty. This time Shaw is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 7-month-old son, Carson Burm.

Shaw allegedly beat Carson to death while the mother was at work. Shaw was also said to have been watching over the mother’s 2-year-old daughter as well. While the mother was at work Shaw is said to have shaken the baby and struck his head against a hard object. The force was enough to snap the baby’s spine.

Of course Shaw tried the usual BS when abusers try to cover their crime…

Medics found the baby on the floor, turning blue and unresponsive. Shaw told the responder he had laid the baby in its crib but moved it to the doorway when it stopped breathing.

Of course the hospital and coroner found out otherwise. Do they think that if they’re story is convincing enough that no one will check? Police also found a hole punched in the wall so take that for what you will.

CPS was said to have visited the home 3 times but did not take Carson away. My friend, who we’ll call CW, works for a state child protection agency. I asked CW why wouldn’t CPS interfere if they’ve been their 3 times. CW told me that a judge would more than likely not agree to have a child removed from a home unless there were visible marks and bruises. At the time Carson was only treated for what one doctor called an ear-infection even though they noted that there was blood in Carson’s ear.

Shaw seems like one of those guys who tries to make up for his stature by trying to be a tough guy, but like most tough guys it seems he only takes his violent rage out on victims smaller than himself. I wonder how that’s going to work out for him in jail.

In the meantime Carson’s father has set up a memorial fund on GoFundMe which can be found here. They are in need of money to help pay for Carson’s funeral. Please give if you can.

If you live in the Coldwater area there will also be a fundraiser for Carson.

Family said a fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 7 at the Butler Motor Speedway, located at 1031 Clarendon Rd. 49082. The race will start at 7 p.m.

Thanks to MM for the tip.

Journey Ann was not in the system

Boyd and Payne

Couple charged in beating death of 1-year-old Bartow County girl:

This is an older story but I think it still deserves attention.

I’m not usually a fan of nontraditional names but Journey Ann is a beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Unfortunately 1-year-old Journey Ann Cowart’s own journey in this life was cut short. Journey Ann’s mother, Brandy Ann Boyd, and her boyfriend, Austin Payne, both of Cartersville, Georgia, were arrested for Journey Ann’s death.

The coroner’s autopsy revealed that Journey Ann had been systemically beaten prior to her death. Blunt force trauma was the cause of death and the autopsy also showed that she had been beaten previously with bone fractures that never healed properly. If she hadn’t been killed Journey Ann probably would have grown up handicapped due to all the injuries she sustained.

What really grabbed me about this story is this quote from the article…

Investigators said they had not received reports of child abuse in the home from either the Division of Family and Children’s Services or family members.

I don’t know why that struck a chord in me but it got me to thinking about how a lot of child abusers are good at hiding things. How many stories have been posted here where the suspects either moved around to avoid detection or hid behind home schooling? A lot of them are eventually found out but too many of them go undetected until it’s too late.

The police and child protection agencies can’t be everywhere at once so we as citizens need to be their eyes and ears. Maybe you don’t know how to report child abuse. Do you call police, family services, your local crime stoppers? My answer to that is yes to any of the above. I asked someone who works for a child protection agency at what point should someone call in a suspected case of child abuse. They told me if you have any suspicion of child abuse to notify someone. It doesn’t have to be physical signs like bruises or cuts. In case you don’t know who to contact I found a list of each agency in each US state and how they can be contacted. As the old adage goes if you see something say something. However let me also add that you shouldn’t go looking for child abuse everywhere you look. If you look for abuse everywhere you’ll see abuse everywhere whether it exists or not.

I’ll have that link posted on the sidebar as well.

Thanks to Victoria for the tip.

Frostbite vs. Blunt Force Trauma

Autopsy says dead toddler had been burned:

In North Pole, Alaska, police recently arrested 24-year-old Amber Lynn Aubrey Swanson in the death of her 18-month-old son, Julian Swanson-Byrd.

Swanson told the staff at the local hospital that Julian had frostbite after falling from a car window into the snow. She claimed that she took Julian for a drive to get him to sleep and when she stopped the car she fell asleep. When she woke up she claims that Julian somehow opened the window and climbed out of the car and was face down in the snow. She brought him to the hospital after he had already passed.

Except when the autopsy was done the medical examiner claims that the frostbite was actually thermal burns and that Julian had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

I’m not sure the type of car involved in this story but let’s say for a moment that Julian fell from the window of the car. I would assume that most people in a place like North Pole would drive trucks or SUVs or some kind of 4×4 which can be pretty tall. Combine the height of the alleged fall and the amount of snow that would have been present to cover the boy’s body like that could the fall have caused the blunt force trauma. I’m thinking no. Not to mention the frostbite wasn’t even frostbite to begin with.

Again here’s a thought people, the doctors are smarter than you. Instead of thinking up lies in order to get yourself out of trouble how about not abusing your kids in the first place?

Thanks to Blue for the tip.

Killer stairs strike in the UK

***Guest post by a yet to be named UK contributor***

Rio Smedley: Toddler dies after suffering over 90 separate injuries

Rio Smedley murder: Daniel Rigby jailed for killing toddler:

Look at that adorable face above. That’s the face of two-year-old Rio Smedley. No more pictures will ever be taken of this sweet little boy. Why? Because he was viciously beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend. Yes, this is another case of a brainless, heartless incubator choosing a man over her child.

On April 22nd this year, Rio’s ‘mother’ called 999 (Trench’s note: The UK version of 911) to report that Rio wasn’t breathing. She claimed that he ‘fell down four steps and banged his head’. Ah, the good old ‘falling over/down inanimate objects’ excuse, because bastardly child abusers just love to blame random objects for the vile things they do.

Rio was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital but passed away that same day. Cause of death? A ruptured liver. He’d been beaten so viciously his liver was ‘split in two’. Eugh. What was that lady? He fell down the stairs? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I doubt falling down FOUR steps would cause a hard enough impact to SPLIT SOMEBODY’S LIVER IN TWO. He had 91 separate injuries on his body, and there was clear evidence ‘extreme violence’ had been used. Daniel Rigby, 23, Rio’s mothers’ boyfriend, was arrested and charged with murdering this adorable little boy. On November 2nd of this year he was sentenced to life in prison, and must serve at least 17 years in prison. Yeah, because 17 years is a ‘life’ sentence…. *sigh* He initially tried to blame the injuries on his grandmother’s dogs. Yeah, animals, component of the child abuser’s bullshit arsenal. Of course, authorities saw right through him.

Daniel Rigby, long may he rot.

Of course, Rio’s incubator is not blameless in this. The 24-year-old was found guilty of causing or allowing her son’s death. She left her son alone with Rigby, who allegedly ‘lost his rag’ because he had to look after Rio instead of being able to do what he really wanted, which was go round a friend’s house and get high on weed. What a guy. But wait, it gets worse. Rigby had been arrested previously for BEATING KIRSTY UP WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. She eventually dropped the charges and didn’t kick his worthless junkie arse to the curb. I was almost gonna type that she deserved to get beat purely for stupidity, but then remembered she was pregnant with an innocent baby.

This just makes my blood boil. If the scumbag could sink so low as to beat you up while you’re pregnant with his child, surely he’s not gonna think twice about beating on your kid? Any sensible person would know that letting him anywhere near a child, let alone leaving him ALONE with one, would be a supremely DUMB thing to do. I hope they lock her up and throw away the key, but then again, this is the UK justice system we’re taking about, so she’ll probably get a couple of years, max.

It seems to me that Danny boy can only get away with beating on those who can’t defend themselves, namely unborn babies and toddlers. But then again, what child abuser isn’t a worthless, waste-of-carbon coward? I just hope he has a whale of a time in the slammer, and by ‘whale of a time’ I mean an exact re-enactment of what he did to this innocent little boy, performed on himself.

R.I.P Rio. You didn’t deserve this. I hope you’re having a great time in Heaven.

Another craigslist killer arrested, a year after the crime

Billy Joe Delacey

Billy Joe Delacey

Vet accused of killing male escort:

Hatfield man accused of murdering male escort in Colorado:

33-year-old Billy Joe Delacey of Hatfield, Pennsylvania has been arrested for the August 2011 murder of 26-year-old Luis Alberto Vasquez Oliva in Mesa County, Colorado. Delacey allegedly solicited the male on male massage that was being offered by Oliva on craigslist. Police believe that the pair met for sex where Delacey paid Oliva $100 even though no sex ever took place. Instead Oliva was killed by blunt force trauma to the back of the head.

Police say that the only person that arranged to meet Oliva on the day that he was killed was someone who called themselves ‘Billy’ and a picture that was sent to the victim’s phone resembled that of Delacey. Delacey tried to be slick about the murder too. He gave several stories about where he was at the time of the murder, none of which proved to be true. He also refused to take a polygraph test and told friends he was leaving Colorado because he was shipping out. Delacey hadn’t been active in the military since 2008. Where he really shipped out to was his folks’ place in Pennsylvania where he supposedly told them that he was only under investigation for ‘piracy’. I don’t see how that can be considered piracy except that he stole a man’s life, allegedly. Also not totally suspicious was that police say that Delacey downloaded a program called “Evidence Eliminator” mere hours before police first contacted him. Since police know this I’m guessing the program didn’t work very well. Child porn was allegedly found on the computer as well which Delacey is said to have claimed he stole from his neighbor.

Ladies and gentlemen, this may just be the guiltiest person to ever have lived without killing someone in front of a dozen witnesses.

But again this goes to show two things that I’ve been saying for a while. Even with craigslist shutting down their erotic services section the human sex trade is still alive on craigslist and needs to be monitored. The second is if you meet anyone from craigslist in the real world you are literally and without hyperbole taking your life in your own hands.

I think the list of craigslist killers now hovers around 20 at least. One of these days I’ll finally get around to having a page that lists them all.

Philly boy killed after being returned to violent parents

Tina and Floyd Wimes

Tina and Floyd Wimes

Boy Dies After Being Sent Back to Parents: Sources:

Boy, 6, beaten and starved to death by parents after court ruling put him back in their care:

One of the many things that I am thankful for in my life is that I’ve never had to go through a custody battle of any kind. However I would think that it would be common sense that a child not be returned to house full of violence after they have been removed, especially if a loving family was willing to adopt them. Apparently common sense is in short supply in the city of Philadelphia.

Khalil Wimes was removed from the ‘care’ of his Breeders, Tina and Floyd Wimes, because of a history of drug abuse and violence. Five other children were removed from the home as well. Khalil was placed in a foster home where by all reports he was loved and cared for. The foster family took care of Khalil for three years and were fighting for the chance to adopt him. They were being fought by the Breeders every step of the way. The Breeders won and DHS returned Khalil to them.

Since you’re reading this here you know there was no happy ending for Khalil. This past Monday his Breeders took him to the hospital claiming that the 6-year-old Khalil ‘fell from the tub’. 15 minutes later Khalil was dead. As an aside, as a youngster I was treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Back then and today CHOP is renowned as being one of the premiere hospital’s for children. If they couldn’t save Khalil it’s probably unlikely that anyone could.

As you can expect this was no mere fall from a tub. The medical examiner not only ruled Khalil’s death due to blunt force trauma but he only weighed 29 pounds at the time of his death. There’s no fall from a tub that can make a child that was healthy all of a sudden be malnourished.

We have to stop the culture in our legal system where the parents’ right of possession is greater than the child’s right to safety. Because let’s face it. This was all this was about. The scum sucking Breeders obviously didn’t give a damn about Khalil’s well-being. All they cared about was whether or not they had him. He was only a piece of property to them.

Khalil Wimes

Khalil Wimes

I’ve got nothing more to add. I am so disgusted at the whole situation I can’t even be bothered with these two pieces of child beating shit. May they rot in hell for a thousand eternities.

Thanks to all who sent it tips.

“A Very Slow and Painful Death”

Crystal Cardenas


A year and a half ago Elizabeth Holloway, moved in with her mother, her mother’s boyfriend and half sister and brother.  A year and a half ago, Elizabeth began being abused by her mother.  A year and a half ago, Elizabeth was 7 and ½ years old and had no idea that by 9-years-old she’d be telling her younger sister she was dying…. and would.

Imagine you are 7 and ½ years old and you are moving in with your mother and siblings, exciting right?  It’s a new start that includes a sister and a brother, what could be bad about that?  I’ll tell you what could be bad about that… a mother that reportedly begins to beat you as soon as you move in.

According to police reports Elizabeth lived with her father until 17 months ago when she moved in with her mother Crystal Cardenas (25).  At which time it appears she became her mother’s personal punching bag enduring numerous incidents of abuse.  In the 17 months she lived with her mother she was reportedly choked, punched, kicked, burned and thrown to the ground.  Poor thing, I just want to hug her so bad!  A few days before her death on January 17th, Crystal reportedly punched and kicked Elizabeth, causing a bruised pancreas and transection of her intestines. These injuries would have resulted in Elizabeth dying “a very slow and painful death,” according to prosecutors.  Elizabeth experienced vomiting and loss of feeling in her lower extremities.  She told her 7-year-old half sister she felt like she was going to die.  Now that statement right there just does it for me, I can not imagine the fear she must have felt at 9-years-old and literally thinking she was going to die and having NO ONE to go to.  This little girl knew she was dying… it breaks my heart!

On January 17th San Diego Police were called at approximately 10:00 pm with a report of a child not breathing.  Paramedics arrived and took Elizabeth to the trauma center; she died at 11:56 pm.  The SDPD child abuse unit was originally handling her case, but the autopsy showed she died from blunt force trauma and the case was handed over to homicide.

After a thorough investigation, that included interviewing the family, extended family, neighbors, former neighbors and people at the school Elizabeth attended, the DA’s office and SDPD concluded that Elizabeth’s mother Crystal was the one who inflicted the abuse and caused the death of her daughter. 

Cardenas’ other two children are under the care of CPS.

Cardenas faces 25 years to life, if convicted of murder.  The preliminary hearing is set for February 16th.

Elizabeth Holloway

R.I.P. Elizabeth


Thanks to Cristina for the tip.

Utter Failure….


 Mother and Boyfriend charged in death of 3-year-old boy


3 year old Leland Valdez was “allegedly” beaten to death by his birth vessel, 22 year old Tabetha Vanholtz and her plaything, 20 year old Steven Gallegos!!
They took little Leland to the hospital and told Docs that he fell off a chair and hit his head and started having seizures/convulsions.
Of course all the added injuries didn’t fit into their scenario! Not only did he have Blunt Force Trauma to the head, he also “had several visible abrasions and contusions to his face, stomach, back, legs and groin area…” That was one helluva “fall”!! Lying, abusive fucking pricks!!!!
Police also said the dipshits stories didn’t match up and the boys injuries were to severe to have occurred from falling off a chair. Doctors also say the injuries were in various stages of healing. That means this wasn’t an isolated incident!!
The dildo is evidently on medication for his Anger Management and didn’t take it that morning. He told police, “he only takes his anger out on adults and peers, but never kids or animals.”
They’ve been arrested for child abuse and endangerment resulting in great bodily harm or death. They’re under $500,000 cash bond each!
But there’s more….
It seems back in September Andrew Valdez filed an order of protection of domestic abuse with the district court stating “I’m in fear for my kids well being when she is around them.” He also stated that on August 8 he discovered “bruises all over Leland’s back, neck, leg, chest and arms.”
He said when he asked the kids what happened Leland said “Mommy hit me in my tummy.” Then his sister added “Mommy’s boyfriend would hit him too.” He took pictures and reported the abuse to CYFD the next day!
Mr. Valdez said “The guy who did the investigation told me they couldn’t determine if she was doing the abuse or whether it was him. So they had to close the case and then they just let the kids go back.” (WTF is wrong with these people?? You can’t tell who’s doing the abusing so you send the children back to be abused to death???)
The bio-twit’s attorney filed a motion for her to get full custody of the kids because he was making “false” allegations of abuse and the CYFD case was now closed.
Court records show that an arrest warrant was issued for Dad for failure to appear on a child support hearing but he claims he was never served notice of that hearing. He said he got behind on his support when he lost his job.
On Dec 16, state District Judge T. Glenn Ellington signed off on a motion drafted by Kegel granting “emergency custody” to Van Holtz. That motion stated Van Holtz was granted “sole physical and legal custody” of the siblings and that they were to be taken Dec. 17 from Andrew Valdez’s grandparent’s home, where Van Holtz and Andrew Valdez had mutually agreed the children would live while the custody issues were being debated.
A little over a month later Leland was dead and a father is trying to find a way to tell his 4 year old daughter.. “She knows he was hurt but I haven’t been able to figure out how to tell her yet. I don’t know how I can tell her.”
“I tried telling them he was living in an unsafe environment,” said Andrew Valdez in an interview. “Nobody listened to us. Now he’s gone. It feels like someone cut my heart out.”
A CYFD investigator and a supervisor that looked into the case have been placed on “administrative leave”. (WTH?? A baby is dead and they are partially responsible and they get a friggin paid vacation!!!)
I’m sickened and saddened.. This blog has taken the rant out of me.. I’m going to close it with a little information about Leland.
He loved playing basketball!
He loved running around outside!
He loved his older sister, Alyssa!
He was a child full of love!

R.I.P. Leland This world is a much darker place without you in it!

 ***Thanks to Cynical Me for the the write-up***

Thanks go to monica for the tip.

Like Father, Like Son!

Christopher and Lionell Dangerfield

Father and son face death penalty cases 

Death penalty indictments for father and son 

Father faces death penalty in son’s death 

Father charged with son’s death 

Boyfriend charged in baby’s death 

Ok my BB friends, if this one doesn’t just piss us all off I am not sure what will.  Above we have father and son, Christopher Dangerfield (48) and his spawn of hate Lionell Dangerfield (26), both of Cincinnati.  These two are both evil child-abusing murderers.  

Christopher has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder, murder and one count of child endangering in the death of his 3-year-old son Tyrese Short on December 28th.  Father Hell called paramedics to his home reporting that his child had collapsed.  Little Tyrese was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The Hamilton County Coroner ruled his death homicide as a result of blunt force trauma to the stomach.  The autopsy revealed past injuries including a spiral fracture to the tibia, burns of the face and arms and healing rib fractures.  Gawd Damn, you fucking monster, he was 3-years-old, what in hell could he have done to deserve that sort of treatment.  Dude… right here makes me sick! 

The story doesn’t end there.  It seems evil runs in this family, Christopher’s adult son Lionell, is resting his ass in the same county jail as good ole dad.  I bet you can’t guess for what?  Go ahead guess….   I’m waiting!!!  Yep, he has been indicted for the May 2010 death of his girlfriend’s 3-month-old daughter Zhi Merah Binford.  Spawn of Satan was watching the little Zhi while her mother was out, when she returned her baby appeared to be sleeping.  The next morning, her mother found her dead.  The Hamilton County Coroner ruled her death a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma.  He has been charged with aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault. 

Both of these evil child killing motherfuckers face and should get the death penalty if convicted.  

Take it away… my BB friends.  Have at it with these two!  

 I cannot find a whole lot on either story I would love to know more about the son’s case.  If  anyone finds anything or any updates please share.  

Thanks to Michelle for the tip!