Bad dad shakes baby daughter to death over football match

Mark Lackenby

Mark Lackenby

Father, 32, shook his newborn baby to death after losing £2.50 bet on Arsenal in Champions League match:

The scumbag you see above is 32-year-old Mark Lackenby. Now, this guy likes his football (or soccer as those across the pond may call it). In fact, he likes his footie so much that when his favourite team wasn’t playing as well as he’d of liked, he took his rage out on his five-week old daughter, Ruby.

Sometime last year, Lackenby was watching football at his home in Sheffield, England while Ruby’s mother Gemma was upstairs in the bath. When the opposing team scored a goal, Lackenby wasn’t impressed. It was at this moment that Ruby (who was next to Lackenby on the couch) began to cry. Instead of tending to her like any decent sort of father (or human being) should, he yanked the tiny baby up and ‘violently’ shook her, causing ‘catastrophic’ brain and nerve injuries. She was taken to hospital, but unfortunately she died the next day. Of course, there were people queuing up to defend this ‘loving and caring’ father (who has three other children from previous relationships). What a load of bull. Firstly, no ‘loving and caring’ father violently attacks their child like Lackenby did. No ‘loving and caring’ father would put a damn football game before his child.

What’s worse, evidence showed this wasn’t the first time Lackenby had attacked Ruby. An autopsy showed Ruby had suffered BROKEN RIBS a week before she died. So daddy was breaking baby’s ribs when she was just a month old. Sick piece of shit! Today, Lackenby was found guilty of manslaughter, but was cleared of murder. He received a measly 10 years in prison. Just 10 years for killing an innocent baby. Ruby’s egg donor was originally facing charges of perverting the course of justice after allegedly lying to hospital staff about how Ruby got injured, but she was acquitted by the jury. What I wanna know is, where the hell was mum when baby’s ribs were getting broken?! She obviously knew her bed buddy was a violent thug but put her own desires before the needs of her daughter, and Ruby lost her life due to her incubators selfishness. Both breeders should rot behind bars, but such is our justice system, that’ll never happen.


R.I.P Ruby x

***Special thanks to Cobalt Rose for the write up***

Bad Boyfriend gets slap on the wrist in deal

Here’s another case where the killer gets less time in jail then the victim was alive.

25-year-old Brian del Pino of Sanford, Florida was sentenced to 18 months in prison for pleading no contest to manslaughter charges. And by manslaughter they mean beating his girlfriend’s 22-moth-old son, Cameron Andrews, to death in 2006. Of course he claimed it was a trip and fall on the child’s part.

Stop making deals with child abusers. It’s not like they’re trying to get to his supplier. He should be going to jail for murder for a long time.

Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.

Breeder says 16 years too long for killing daughter

Maine man says 16 years for baby’s death too long:

From the ‘You have got to be kidding me department’ comes this story from Rockland, Maine comes a story of man who thinks his sentence is too long.

Robert Harford Jr. was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his 2-month-old daughter. He was sentenced to 16 years. Harford claims that is too long of a sentence since similar crimes usually only carry a 5-8 year sentence.

Fist of all boo freakin’ hoo. You gave your daughter a death sentence.

Secondly as far as I’m concerned you should be charged with murder since you threw your daughter to the ground in a ‘fit of frustration’. You should be on your knees thanking God that you didn’t get a life sentence.

Plus he told the age old tale of ‘accidentally dropping’ the baby at first.

In my opinion he should be in jail for as long as his daughter is dead.

Thanks to Jake’s Daddy for the tip.

God helps those who helps themselves

Lasara couple charged with daughter’s death:

I make no bones I am a man of faith and a believer in Christ. However I am not stupid enough to rely on faith alone when someone is deathly ill. I am also a firm believer in Western medical science.

Apparently Maria de Jesus and Elias Coronado of Lasara, Texas don’t have all of the same beliefs I do. They’ve been charged with manslaughter for removing their 16-year-old daughter’s insulin pump saying that she had been healed by God. She just happened to need that insulin pump to live.

I just don’t understand why people seem to think that religion and medicine have to be mutually exclusive. Shouldn’t most of modern medicine be seen as gift from God?

My own mother is currently going through chemo treatment for a tumor and she is progressing wonderfully. I thank God everyday for the treatment she’s receiving from doctors.

Thanks to JoAnna for the tip.

AMW fugitive Benjamin Pingle

Stone Family’s Legacy Etched In Castle Rock:

I saw this story on America’s Most Wanted over the weekend. Not only is Benjamin Pingle a parent behaving badly but he’s also a grandson behaving badly.

In 2005 Benjamin Pingle of Castle Rock, Washington welcomed twin baby girls into the world, Liberty and Justice. Pingle was convicted in the beating death of Liberty and child abuse on Justice. Liberty died at just 12 weeks old. He was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. The judge said that Pingle could be released on $250K bond while the conviction was being appealed. It’s nice how killers get better treatment than their victims. Pingle’s grandfather, Cordell Stone, had complete faith and trust in Pingle so he put up his own home and several other properties he owned so Pingle could post Bond. That trust was mislaid as Pingle took off May of this year and left Mr. Stone holding the bill.

I’m going to paraphrase John Walsh here and echo his sentiments by saying that I hope this baby killer is brought to justice. He doesn’t deserve to have a grandfather like Mr. Stone.

Ohio woman charged with squeezing infant to death

Prosecutor: Mom Squeezed Daughter, Causing Death:

25-year-old Samantha A. Smith of Milford, Ohio has been arrested in the death of her 11-day-old daughter. The girl died on Dec. 20th of last year. Authorities say that Smith admitted to squeezing the baby because she was constipated which caused the baby’s intestine to rupture. What the hell? If that was really her motivation babies aren’t Play Doh toys for God’s sake.

There was evidence of other abuse too. Neighbor’s claimed that the baby had bruises on it’s face like someone had pinched the baby’s cheek to the point of contusions. Smith also canceled a doctor’s appointment for the baby three days before her death. Police believe that was to cover up the abuse.

also arrested was Smith’s boyfriend 26-year-old John D. Foster. Both have been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment.

Thanks to Bridget for the tip.