‘Monster mother’ gets life for battering son to death

(Trench’s note: again this is another repeat that I took to long in posting but in respect to Cobalt Rose who took teh time to writre it up I’m posting it anyway.)

‘Monster’ mother jailed for at least 18 years for murdering her two-year-old son by battering him to death over a long period of time:

Sadly, it’s a story that we get on BB all the time. A vile piece of filth who has absolutely no business raising children gets pregnant, has a child and ends up brutally killing said child. Of course, the fact that it happens all too often doesn’t make it any less tragic or horrific. This time, the victim was a boy by the name of Keanu Williams. He was just two when his ‘mother’, 25-year-old Rebecca Shuttleworth, ended his tragically short life.

Rebecca Shuttleworth

Sometime in early January of 2011, Rebecca brutally assaulted Keanu and then left him to suffer without medical attention for over 48 hours, only calling emergency services on January 9th when she realised that Keanu wouldn’t ‘get better’. By that point it was too late. By the time paramedics arrived at the home in Birmingham, England, Keanu had already passed away.

At the time of his death, Keanu had nearly forty injuries on his tiny body, including a fractured skull, bite marks, burns, bruising and a ‘fist sized’ tear in his stomach. There was some bruising on his torso that indicated he was repeatedly struck with a rod or stick. It was severe abdominal trauma, from being repeatedly punched or kicked in the stomach, that ultimately killed Keanu.

Today (June 25th 2013) Rebecca Shuttleworth was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing her little boy, whom she had ‘resented’ since his birth. She had allegedly taken pills whilst pregnant with Keanu in an attempt to abort him. Call me crazy, but if she didn’t want Keanu, why not, I dunno, give him up for adoption? He could have been given to loving adoptive parents desperate for a child, but instead he was horrifically abused and neglected throughout his short life by a vile, piece of shit excuse of a ‘mother’.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Keanu and his mother were known to social services, but Rebecca was allegedly such a good liar that she had convinced her social worker she was an ‘attentive’ mother, and all the while she was brutally beating her little boy. Rebecca’s boyfriend Luke Southerton (who is not Keanu’s father) was cleared of murder but was convicted of one count of child cruelty after allegedly biting Keanu in an attempt to get him to stop biting other people.

Keanu’s grandfather is now claiming that he once saw bruises and bite marks on his grandson, and other families have now said that they too had suspicions that Keanu was being abused. People at Keanu’s daycare had noticed injuries on the little boy, but when they asked Rebecca, she claimed that Keanu was simply ‘clumsy’ or had been injured by one of his siblings. (Two of the oldest excuses in the child abuser’s book).

Well Hell, why not, um, CALL THE POLICE? Why not take Keanu AWAY from his abuser? If one of you blockheads had just made one call to police, little Keanu could have been saved. Instead, Keanu is dead. Battered to death by his own mother. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Despite his horrific home life, Keanu was, according to family members and daycare workers, a ‘delightful little boy’ who ‘remained cheerful despite everything’. Isn’t that just heartbreaking? He was probably so used to his mother assaulting him that he thought it was normal. That just makes me want to cry thinking about it.

Bad NC Girlfriend beats toddler into a coma

Christiana Julia Ayscue

NC woman charged after toddler beaten, skull fractured, police say:

It’s not often that we get a bad girlfriend story but we have one here today.

In Mebane, North Carolina police arrested 23-year-old Christiana Julia Ayscue for allegedly beating her boyfriend’s 2-year-old so bad that she put the boy into a coma. The boy is said to have had multiple skull fractures, a swollen brain, bruises all over his body and a cut on the back of his head. He was placed into a medically induced coma but is said to be improving.

Much like in the bad boyfriend stories the boy’s father was at work while his then live in girlfriend, Ayscue, was babysitting. No word on what sent the trailer trash version of Cameron Diaz into such a rage against the child.

After doing this site and others for so long I think I’m going to start my own dating advice site for people with little to no common sense. Don’t let anyone move in until you’ve really seen them around your kids.

Thanks to Marcy for the tip.

Thick skulled man fractures skull of son

3-Month-Old Child In Critical Condition After Beating:

There’s really not a whole lot of detail on this story however Justin Alexander Gehrke of Kilgore, Texas has been charged with fracturing the skull of his 3-year-old son.

No details other than that Gerhke allegedly confessed but I want to talk about his mugshot.

Why is it that child beaters always look like troglodytes like Festus here? I bet his skull is damn near impenetrable.

Thnaks to Sarah for the tip.

18-year-old with 16-year-old wife fractures baby’s skull

Police: Baby Suffers Fractured Skull, Broken Neck:

Des Moines dad allegedly fractures 5-month-old son’s skull:

18-year-old Paul Russell Davis of Des Moines, Iowa is accused of fracturing the skull and breaking the neck of his 5-month-old son.

It seems that Davis got into an argument with his 16-year-old wife, also the mother of the child. She took a walk to cool off leaving the baby with Davis. The baby cried as they are wont to do. Since you’re reading this here you can pretty much figure what happened next.

Davis said the baby was crying as he sat in his swing. He said he “snatched the baby” out of the swing and threw the baby in his crib. He said he then grabbed the child from out of the crib and shook him in an attempt to keep him awake until he fell limp.

First off who allows their 16-year-old daughter to get married? I’m all for the traditional family unit but no 16-year-old girl should be a wife let alone a mother.

Secondly who the hell doesn’t know that you don’t snatch and throw infants? This isn’t some kind of twisted olympic event.

All the education that we have out there for kids in schools and teen pregnancy rates are still through the roof. We have failed our children as a society.

Thanks to John L for the tip.

Bland, Sheets arrested for abuse

Parents arrested in three-month-old boy’s injuries:

Look at these two. They don’t even look old enough to drive let alone have two children. Alas, they are. They are Justin Sheets, 22, and Brittany Bland, 20, of Anderson, Indiana. They have two children together the oldest is 16-months. The youngest is the unfortunate focus of this story.

3-month-old Jayden Sheets was taken to the hospital with a skull fracture among other injuries. Bland told polcie that Sheets constantly abused the baby…

including swinging the infant violently by the feet, by one arm, hitting the child’s head and testicles, and dropping Jayden while in his car seat.

Bland was arrested for allowing the abuse to happen.

There’s just so much wrong with this story.

In a day and age when birth control is so readily available why do Breeders like this keep popping out kids at too young of an age? I mean besides the fact that they’re stupid?

How can any woman no matter how young or old think that it’s ok for their penis to hurt their baby just because they have a man?

All this information and options available yet no one uses them.

Thanks to Suzanne for the tip.

Woman accused of beating son to death with part of crib

Mother charged in baby’s death:

25-year-old Lori Beth Workman of Uniontown, Pennsylvania has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her 3-month-old son Homer.

Back in august the Workman’s called 911 because Homer was being unresponsive. The emergency crew found a pacifier taped to Homer’s mouth. The Workman’s said that was a common practice with Homer.The autopsy revealed that Homer had died from repeated blows to the head.

Just this past Wednesday during police questioning Workman admitted to squeezing the baby and letting his head repeatedly hit the handle of a baby stroller during a walk. She said that she was mad that her husband was not helping with the baby. Then as she was assembling a crib Homer wouldn’t stop crying. That’s when Workman allegedly took a piece of the crib that she was putting together and repeatedly struck Homer in the head. Their older son, Eric Jr., was placed into protective custody after Homer’s death.

Now get this. Workman is now 8 1/2 months pregnant with their 3rd child. If your husband didn’t help with the baby you killed what makes you think this time is going to be different? Now he’ll have no choice as I’m sure mom will be giving birth in prison.

Thanks to Gloria for the tip.