Friday, July 3, 2015

Dad charged with murder in death of 1-month-old daughter (Parachute, Colorado)

Dad is identified as MATTHEW OGDEN.

Mom is being prosecuted for basically being unable to stop a violent man.

Parachute father faces murder charge in infant's death; baby's twin brother OK

Phyllis Wyatt told police Matthew Ogden violently shook and screamed at their baby daughter

By Will Grandbois Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Posted: 06/30/2015 01:57:38 PM MDT4

Phyllis Wyatt awoke late June 19 or early June 20 to see Matthew Ogden violently shaking and screaming at their baby daughter, she told police after the month-old child was discovered unresponsive that Saturday morning in their Parachute apartment.

"She immediately thought that Matthew Ogden was responsible for the death of her child," said an arrest affidavit prepared by Lisa Miller, chief investigator for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Wyatt, known as Amy to her friends, told authorities she didn't do anything to stop Ogden; she said she was afraid of him and was "a prisoner in her own home."

Ogden and Wyatt, who lived together and had twins in Grand Junction on May 18, were arrested Monday in Minnesota. Ogden, 29, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Sarah. Wyatt, 41, faces charges of child abuse causing death with criminal negligence.

Sarah's twin brother, Timothy, was unhurt and was taken from the couple, Parachute Police Chief Cary Parmenter told the Post Independent today.

Dad charged with assault in beating of 2-year-old daughter; toddler hospitalized (South Africa)


Jul 2 2015 1:51PM

Toddler hospitalised after being hit by father

Another case of child abuse hits the Western Cape. This comes after a two year old had to be hospitalised after being by her father.

It is alleged 21 year old father had assaulted his daughter with a belt several times for refusing to speak to him.

The toddler had to be hospitalised due to her injuries.

The man had been taken into custody on Sunday and charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harms.

Police had also confirmed that burn marks had also been found on the child's back and shoulders.

The incident comes days after a Cape Town man appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court for allegedly beating his 2-year-old daughter for six hours. She died from her injuries.

Baby found in ditch tangled in barb wire, dad charged (Bell County, Texas)

Dad is identified as ZACHARY JAMES PHILLIPS.

Baby Found in Ditch Near Moody, Father Charged

Posted: Jul 02, 2015 12:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 03, 2015 12:02 PM EDT
UPDATE: July 3, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Charges have been filed for the father of the baby who was found tangled up in barbed wire and in a ditch near Moody.

Zachary James Phillips of Troy, 25, was charged with endangerment to a child. His bond has been set at $500,000.

BELL COUNTY -- An 11-month-old was found in a ditch tangled up in barbed wire on Thursday near Moody.

Just after 11 a.m., police found the baby boy in a ditch near Franklin Road and State Highway 317.

"The child was located in a ditch, alive," said Lt. T.J. Cruz with the Bell County Sheriff's Office.

According to BCSO officials, Zachary James Phillips of Troy, 25, told detectives he took his son on a ride, left his van on the side of the road, then somehow separated from the child and claimed he got lost. Phillips said he found a man in the woods who helped give him a ride back to his van. A DPS Trooper was investigating the vehicle when the men showed up. Phillips told the Trooper he hadn't seen his son since about 5:00 a.m. and something bad had happened.

"At that point agencies was contacted, the Bell County Sheriff's Department, Department of Public Safety, the Troy Police Department, all came out and started doing a search," said Lt. Cruz.

The baby was found about a quarter mile south of the abandoned vehicle, a tan Hyundai van, and was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

BCSO officials had an address for Phillips on Ellis Street in Troy. Neighbors said he lived at a home in King Branch Mobile Home Park with the baby's mother Erika Marie Bollier.

"She come over and got me this morning and told me Zach took off with the baby, she was worried and she wanted to go look for 'em," said Susan Burns, neighbor.

Multiple neighbors said the couple got into a fight the night before. Burns said she had just returned home from driving around and searching for the 11-month-old when she learned he was 'ok'.

"I'm so relieved, I was so worried about that baby," said Burns.

Authorities said the baby only suffered scrapes and scratches after being found in barbed wire fence, possibly for hours, alone, and in the heat.

Neighbors were surprised it went this far. One said the couple had a tumultuous relationship. Burns said the couple had their ups and downs, but were overall good parents.

"They seem like they were happy, I know they play outside with the baby over here, the baby is always happy, clean," said Burns. "On the weekends I think they just stay home and take care of the baby, they drink a little bit, but that's about all I know of 'em."

The child was reunited with his mother who was being questioned at McLane Children's Hospital in Temple Thursday afternoon.

While multiple neighbors said the father and mother have a history of substance abuse, violence, and visits from Child Protective Services, representatives from CPS said they weren't allowed to say whether they've investigated this family in the past or not, just that they were now involved due to Thursday's incident. Police were not sure if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Phillips remained in custody at the Bell County Sheriff's Office Thursday night with Child Endangerment charges pending: BCSO officials said the Bell County District Attorney would look at the case Friday morning.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dad charged with murder for shooting deaths of 14-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son, their mom (McCalla, Alabama)

Our latest family annihilator--dad STEPHEN SEAN HUTCHESON.

Husband, father of wife and kids killed in McCalla charged with murder

Posted: Jul 01, 2015 3:24 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 01, 2015 7:14 PM EDT

By Julie Rockett
By Melynda Schauer
By Brianne Britzius

MCCALLA, AL (WBRC) - Four capital murder warrants have been issued for a McCalla man in the deaths of his wife and two children, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for 47-year-old Stephen Sean Hutcheson, who they believe is still armed and dangerous. Deputies say anyone who sees him should not make contact with him, but should instead call local law enforcement.

Hutcheson is charged with one count of capital murder for each of his victims and an additional capital murder charge because his son was under the age of 14.

Officials believe he is driving the family's 2005 silver Dodge Stratus with the license plate number 1AS7156. Investigators say because of his financial situation, they believe it's likely he's still in the Jefferson County area.

Sgt. Jack Self says Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were called to a home by concerned relatives on Sunday, June 28 and found the bodies of 49-year-old Doris Hutcheson, 14-year-old Kimberly Hutcheson and 12-year-old Peyton Hutcheson inside. Each had been shot.

Investigators believe Hutcheson shot his wife and daughter twice in the head while they slept. They said he shot his son once in the neck and twice in the face.

Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. David Agee said it's possible Peyton Hutcheson was awake when his dad shot him. He was found next to the couch, according to District Attorney Bill Veitch.

“Crime scenes tell a story. It’s quite possible the son was awake and saw what his father was about to do," Agee said in a news conference on Wednesday.

Agee said the "evidence is clear" that Hutcheson is responsible for killing his family. The believe it happened sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Veitch says after Hutcheson killed his family, investigators believe he left the house to meet his girlfriend. They met up in the parking lot of the Winn Dixie on Morgan road around 4 a.m. Saturday, June 27.

Authorities believe the pair bought cocaine three times in the next 24 hours and checked into a a motel in Bessemer around 8 a.m. Saturday. Hutcheson left in his own vehicle on Saturday or Sunday.

The girlfriend told authorities she had no idea about the murders. She told them Hutcheson kept wanting to drive by his home, which she found odd.

Lt. Agee said Jefferson County investigators made contact with the girlfriend and she has been cooperating with them.

"There is a girlfriend who plays a part in this. Her part is not as a participant in the crime, but we did track this person, identify her, and she’s been cooperative," he said.

Authorities say the victims' relatives hadn't heard from the family over the weekend. Deputies forced entry to the home when they arrived on the scene and found the bodies inside.

Veitch added that Hutcheson used his wife's cell phone to text her sister "I'm going to the beach" to prevent questions by the family.

Doris Hutcheson’s sister-in-law, Amanda Burchfield, spoke with FOX6 over the phone on Wednesday. She's still trying to come to terms with the senseless acts of violence in her family.

"In one way I'm glad that we finally have that one answer as to the who? You know, for sure. But you know, I still got all the why? If he wanted to run off like that, why didn't he just go?” she asked.

Lt. Agee said they do believe drugs play a part in this crime.

"We can’t say he was on drugs when he committed the murders, but we can say there was drug activity during the course of these events," Agee said.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force has joined the search for Hutcheson. Lt. Agee said multiple agencies are hunting for Hutcheson, and they are confident they will find him.

“We will not stop until this man is located," he said.

He added that the case has been a shock to the entire community and to those who have to investigate these types of crimes.

"Normal people can’t comprehend how a person can take their child’s lives in such a manner," Lt. Agee said. "Everyone wants to answer the question 'Why?' but only Mr. Hutcheson can answer that question."

"Our job is to find him and we will," he added.

Lt. Agee said once Hutcheson is captured, he will be held without bond.

Stephen Hutcheson worked as a maintenance employee for the Shelby County School System. They put him on unpaid leave after the murder charges were filed on Wednesday.

Mom files wrongful death lawsuit against father for death of 13-year-old son; boy "disappeared" during dad's court-ordered visitation (La Plata County, Colorado)

We've posted on this case numerous times over the last few years. MARK REDWINE is on the Killer Dads and Custody list for Colorado.'s-mother-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-Mark-Redwine-

Dylan Redwine's mother files wrongful death lawsuit against Mark Redwine

Sheriff's office planning 'additional actions' in criminal investigation

By Melanie Brubaker Mazur Times Editor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:00pm

Two years and two days after her son's partial remains were found on Middle Mountain, Elaine Hatfield Redwine filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-husband, Mark Redwine.

Hatfield filed the complaint for wrongful death and loss of consortium on Monday, June 29, in District Court in Durango.

The complaint said their son, Dylan Redwine, was visiting his father on a court-ordered visit on Nov. 18, 2012, when he disappeared. A massive search ensued, involving community members and local, state and federal investigators. On June 27, 2013, some of Dylan's remains were found approximately three miles from Redwine's home in Vallectio.

A parent in Colorado has the duty to provide proper parental care for a child, the lawsuit states. Mark Redwine breached that duty "when his conduct resulted in the death of their son, Dylan Redwine," the suit stated.

It continues, "the death of Dylan Redwine was the proximated and direct result of the negligence of defendant."

#Hatfield also has suffered the loss of consortium with her son and suffered damages from that, the suit stated.

In the lawsuit, Hatfield asks that she be compensated for damages, costs and fees, and she also requested a 12-member jury if the suit should go to trial.

The criminal investigation into Redwine's disappearance also is continuing, according to Lt. Dan Bender, a spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office.

"I have no new information to release at this time," Bender wrote in an email response to a request for an update on the case. "However, there are several activities that have taken place recently and investigators are putting a lot of effort forward and planning additional actions in the coming weeks."

Dylan Redwine, who was 13 when he disappeared, was on a court-ordered visit with his father for Thanksgiving in 2012. Mark Redwine lives on County Road 500 north of Vallecito. Dylan was raised in Bayfield and had moved that summer with his mother to Monument, near Colorado Springs. Law enforcement confirmed that Mark Redwine picked up his son at the La Plata County Airport on the evening of Nov. 18, they went to Wal-Mart and McDonald's in Durango, and that Dylan was at his father's house that evening. He texted some friends in Bayfield that night and made arrangements to meet with them the next day. The next morning, Mark Redwine told investigators he had to do some errands in Durango, and his son wouldn't wake up, so he left him sleeping on the couch. Redwine said when he returned that afternoon, Dylan was not home. He contacted his son's friends, who said they hadn't seen him, then he texted his ex-wife, asking if she had heard from home. She contacted the Bayfield Marshal's Office.

Hatfield, fiancee Mike Hall and her eldest son, Cory Redwine, then left the Front Range for Bayfield and began searching for Dylan, joined by family friends and numerous community volunteers.

Law enforcement joined in a few days later. At the height of the search, local police and sheriff's agencies, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were involved.

No trace of him was ever found until some of his remains, reportedly bones from his foot, were discovered 18 months later by police and volunteers searching Middle Mountain. They were often on their hands and knees and using ropes to climb in the steep terrain.

Elaine Redwine, who now uses her maiden name, previously blamed her ex-husband for their son's death.

In November of 2013, before a memorial service for her son was held at Pine Valley Church, she said she thought Mark Redwine had killed Dylan.

"Yes, I always have from day one, when he was missing," she said in an interview with the Times. "Those who know me, who knew Mark, who knew my boys, knew that as well."

The complaint was filed by Amber Harrison of Durango, who has been Hatfield's attorney since 2008 and handled her divorce.

"I cannot comment on any other specific details, other than those in her complaint," Harrison said. But if more information becomes available from investigators, "we will certainly be amending or modifying the complaint."

Reached on his cell phone on Wednesday afternoon, Mark Redwine said he had not heard about the lawsuit.

"Good luck with that," he said. "We'll all see how it turns out for her."

Redwine said he was not in Vallecito, but declined to say where he was.

"Don't bother asking me, and I have nothing more to say to you," he said before hanging up. "Have a nice day."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former custodial dad, step bound over for child abuse charges (Detroit, Michigan)

It's not reported here, but dad CHARLIE BOTHUELL IV formerly had custody. The boy is now safe with his mother.

Father, stepmother of Charlie Bothuell bound over for trial on child abuse charges

Posted: 7:32 AM, Jun 24, 2015 Updated: 5:30 PM, Jun 24, 2015

DETROIT (AP MODIFIED) - The father and stepmother of Charlie Bothuell V will stand trial on second degree child abuse charges, a judge ruled today.

The Detroit boy was missing for 11 days before he was found in the family's basement a year ago.

The search for Charlie Bothuell led to an investigation of his father, also named Charlie Bothuell, and Monique Dillard-Bothuell.

Charlie says he was struck with a stick or PVC pipe if he disappointed his dad and stepmother. Charlie described his home as a "terrible place."

But defense lawyers say Charlie is lying. If he was stuck in the basement, they say he had many opportunities to leave the house during those 11 days.

Custodial dad, step arrested for severely abusing 5-year-old daughter (Kota Baru, Malaysia)


Girl, 5, abused: Father and step-mother nabbed

The Star/ANN Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

KOTA BARU - Police have arrested and re­­mand­ed the couple suspected of severely abu­sing a five-year-old girl.

The father and stepmother were picked up at a shop in Jalan Bayam here at 10pm on Sunday.

Kelantan police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim said yesterday the man aged 39 and his 25-year-old wife had been remanded for a week to facilitate investigations.

The child was admitted to the Raja Perem­puan Zainab II Hospital here after her biolo­gical mother found welts, cuts and bruises on her body and lodged a police report.

Medical examination showed that the child, who has 13 broken bones, might be permanently disabled.

The abuse, believed to have been inflicted on her over the past two years, might have resulted in her one thigh bone being shorter than the other.

The father kept the child after he divorced her mother in 2013.

Her medical condition came to light after the stepmother handed over the girl to her biological mother recently, saying they were unable to care for her.