Monday, June 20, 2016

Custodial dad on death row for killing 2-year-old daughter gets reprieve (Huntsville, Texas)

The real unanswered questions that aren't even posed here. How did a felon father with a
history of alcohol abuse, parole violations with apparently no interest in childrearing get SOLE CUSTODY of a 2-year-old girl? Who was behind this process? Whatever happened to this child' mother? And notice that Daddy had only managed to keep it together for three freaking months before killing (and apparently sexually abusing) the child.

Dad is identified as ROBERT ROBERTSON  III.

See the Killer Dads and Custody list for the State of Texas.

Reprieve for death row inmate convicted of killing daughter, 2

Robert Roberson, III / CBS Fort Worth

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Attorneys who contended "junk science" was used to send a father to death row for killing his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago have won a reprieve blocking the Texas inmate's execution set for next week.

Robert Roberson III, 49, was set to die Tuesday for the February 2002 death of his daughter, Nikki Curtis, at his home in Palestine in East Texas. But the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals sent his case back to his Anderson County trial court late Thursday to review claims he is innocent of capital murder. There is no timetable for the appeal to be resolved. One judge on the nine-member court, Lawrence Meyers, voted to refuse the reprieve and dismiss the appeal.

Lawyers argued Roberson's conviction was based on "junk science" and "false, misleading and scientifically invalid testimony" and that new scientific evidence establishes he would not have been convicted.

The child had serious head injuries, and Roberson contended she accidentally fell from a bed. Medical staff at a Palestine hospital called police because they considered the injuries suspicious. Physicians who examined her said bruises to her chin, cheek and jaw and a subdural hematoma - bleeding outside her brain but inside her skull - likely were intentional and no accident.

Nikki died the next day, Feb. 1, 2002, and a medical examiner ruled blunt force head injuries as the cause.

Defense attorney Benjamin Wolff told the appeals court that Nikki's death could be attributed to a number of things, such as undiagnosed meningitis, an accidental injury before Roberson began caring for her the day she died, a fall from the bed he didn't see or a fatal congenital condition.

The Anderson County District Attorney's office did not immediately respond to a message left Friday.

According to court records, Nikki had been living with Roberson and his girlfriend, Teddie Cox, for about three months after a court awarded him custody of the child.

Testimony from Cox, who was not the child's mother, showed he had no interest in caring for his daughter, but was her sole caretaker for the first time on Jan. 31, 2002, and was not pleased.

Prosecutors initially said Roberson sexually assaulted the 2-year-old, based on statements from a hospital nurse, but dropped that element of the capital murder charge late in the trial when evidence could not conclusively support it.

"But by then, the damage had been done," Wolff said in Roberson's appeal. "The state used this rank speculation to drive home its view that Robert was not just a poor, mentally impaired father struggling with sobriety, but a deviant - capable of raping and brutally shaking his own daughter to death."

Roberson was a parolee with previous convictions for burglary and theft and parole violations.

At least seven other Texas inmates have executions scheduled for the coming months, including one in July and four in August.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dad abducts infant son from mom and takes him out of state; batters him so badly the baby is left with severe disabilities (Tallapoosa County, Alabama)

See link below for full story. Father JAMES MCINVALE JR. essentially abducted the baby from the mother in Michigan and took him to Alabama. Now Daddy is on trial for severely abusing the baby, who has been left with severe disabilities. Daddy blames his own Daddy. While they squabble, the mother is left to grieve over a baby who is severely brain damaged, with up to 200 seizures a day.

Dad in custodial situation body-slams 8-year-old son, causing brain bleed; what happened to boy's mom? (Jennings, Louisiana)

Obviously some sort of custodial situation, since dad's girlfriend is mentioned, who is clearly not the mother.
Whether Daddy had full custody or shared/joint is not clarified. And Mom's existence has been erased entirely. How did this abuser get access to a child? No answer here. Who gave it to him? No answer here.
Dad is identified as ROBERT D. BOURQUE.

Posted: Jun 14, 2016 4:27 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 14, 2016 4:29 PM EDT

Jennings man arrested on child abuse charge

A Jennings man has been booked in connection with the injury of his child, Jennings Police said.

Robert D. Bourque, 30, of Jennings, was booked with cruelty to a juvenile. As of Tuesday, no bond had been set for his release.

Police were called to Jennings American Legion Hospital Saturday after an eight-year-old child was brought to the hospital with a head wound. His father, identified as Bourque, told police the child fell off a couch and hit his head on a wooden floor.

However, medical personnel reported the child had vomited before his arrival at the hospital and after his arrival, and a CT scan on the child showed a large brain bleed, a spokesman said.

The child was transferred to a Lafayette hospital where a neurosurgeon determined that the child's injuries were not consistent with falling off a couch, the spokesman said.
The child then told investigators that his father was upset with him because he didn't want to play with his dad's girlfriend's daughter. The child told investigators that his father picked him up and body-slammed him onto the floor, the spokesman said. When investigators went back to the father with the child's story, he allegedly confessed what he had done, the spokesman said.

Protective mom goes on hunger strike to protest losing child custody to violent father (Cascais, Spain)


Cascais mother on hunger strike after losing children to violent father

in News · 15-06-2016 07:43:00 ·

The mother of two young children who has again lost custody of her two young children to their violent father is today starting a hunger strike outside the Cascais courthouse.

Ana Maximiano decided to launch this form of protest after the court decided to extend the father’s custody, aged 2 and 3, by an additional six months. The father had previously been given a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence for domestic violence.

But according to the mother’s lawyer, the court renewed the custody arrangements as they reportedly do not have access to a social services report which states that while the father seems calm, the children should stay with him as he loses control and becomes violent.

Custodial dad beats infant daughter, sends photos to mother and threatens to kill baby if mother asks for custody (Hangzhou, China)

Just like any terrorist, giving them what they demand is never enough. Enough is never enough. UNNAMED DAD has what is essentially full custody and STILL he has to beat up the baby and torture Mom.

Father who beat baby daughter and sent pictures of her injuries to ex-wife arrested in China Man assaulted child and threatened to kill her if mother asked for custody, according to news website report

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 10:46am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 10:46am

A father who beat his baby daughter, threatened to kill her and sent photographs of her injuries to his ex-wife has been arrested in eastern China.

The 2½-year-old girl has been sent to hospital by the authorities in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province and is in a stable condition, a police statement said.

The 30-year-old father, whose full name was not given, was given custody of the child in October after the couple divorced, the news website reported.

His ex-wife was quoted as saying that her former husband had abused the child from March this year.

She last visited her daughter early last month, the report said.

The father sent four photographs of the girl with bruises all over the body and threatened to kill the child if her mother asked for custody, according to the article.

The mother posted the photographs online and appealed for help. “I want custody back and want the pervert to be punished,” she wrote.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Dad refuses to return child to mom for 7 months; police, CPS do nothing, then child ends up in hospital with fatal injuries (Independence, Missouri)

This is why single mothers need to have custody rights automatically. And why we need to have police and CPS START PAYING ATTENTION TO MOTHERS.

And mothers need to have resources to support their kids. It's ridiculous that we have tons of corporate welfare and virtually nothing for struggling moms and kids.


Furious metro mom: ‘Someone beat my child to death’

Posted 5:23 pm, June 9, 2016, by Robert Townsend, Updated at 05:56pm, June 9, 2016

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A child is dead and a grieving Independence mother is left to wonder why. Myra Price made the most difficult decision a parent can ever make: she told doctors to take her daughter off life support.

FOX 4's Robert Townsend spoke with the heartbroken mother about her decision, and what led the family to such dire circumstances.

"I'm mad as hell right now. The crying is over. I've cried a lot and I've prayed a lot," a fuming, grief-stricken Price said.

"My baby was always smiling. She was always joyful. She loved to dance and she should be here with me right now," the 23-year-old mother said as she fought back tears.

Price is convinced someone severely beat her little girl.

"I had a feeling something was going on with her. Didn't nobody believe me, the police, asking them, asking DFS," Price said.

On Oct. 22 of last year, Price said she took her daughter, 3-year-old Honesty Sanders, to the child's paternal grandmother's home.

Price said she wanted her child to stay for a while with her ex-boyfriend's mother.

"I was off work for a couple of weeks. I asked her, 'Right now I'm struggling. I really need your help," Price explained.

Price said the grandmother took Honesty to the child's father's home in Kansas City, Kan.

During the last seven months, Price said she never saw her child again, and only spoke to Honesty on the phone three times.

"He would let me talk to her for a little bit or I be like, 'Honesty, are you okay?' He'd take the phone from her and that's how you know something was wrong," Price said.

More than a week ago, on May 27, Price said a KCK police detective called her from the University of Kansas Hospital, saying that her child was in the Intensive Care Unit.

A police spokesperson said earlier that morning, officers when to an apartment on Vermont Street in KCK and found Honesty was unresponsive.

Price said she rushed to the hospital and learned her child suffered critical injuries.

"If a baby comes in the hospital by themself unresponsive, brain-damaged, crushed lungs, that's showing bruises all over her body, that's abuse so I don't understand why there's nobody in custody," Price said.

Police said right now they're still interviewing people about the child's injuries.

On Monday, Price simply couldn't bear to see her child in such a state any longer, and the heart-wrenching decision to let Honesty go.

"Basically, she was a vegetable," Price explained. "I wasn't going to her hurt like that."

Although Honesty is now gone, her mother is not giving up the fight to find the person who injured her, promising, "Justice is going to be served for her."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dad with full custody found guilty of "corpse abuse" after decomposed body of 21-month-old daughter found in crib (Medina, Ohio)

We have followed this case for three years, and there has been NO EXPLANATION in the media as to how a homeless, dysfunctional, child-neglecting, cocaine-using father got custody. Who was responsible for this decision?

Dad is identified as ERIC WARFEL.

Dad of Ohio Girl Found Dead in Crib Guilty of Corpse Abuse
By The Associated Press

MEDINA, Ohio — Jun 8, 2016, 11:19 AM ET

A man whose daughter's decomposed body was found in a crib by a cable television worker was convicted Wednesday of corpse abuse and tampering with evidence.

Investigators were unable to determine how 21-month-old Ember Warfel died last summer because her body was so badly decomposed. Prosecutors argued that her father, Eric Warfel, did not report his daughter's death because he did not want an autopsy performed.

A judge also found the 35-year-old Warfel guilty of child endangering.

Warfel, who was found competent to stand trial after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, will be sentenced next month and faces up to six years in prison.

Ember's body was discovered last July in a Medina apartment, south of Cleveland.

Another daughter of Warfel's, a 5-month-old, died in 2013. A medical examiner ruled that case as a "sudden unexplained infant death."

Warfel's attorney has said Ember was born with severe medical problems. He also said Warfel's failure to report his daughter's death was not enough reason to convict him on the corpse abuse and tampering charges.

While the cause of the girl's death hasn't been determined, an autopsy did find traces of cocaine in her hair samples.

Warfel was arrested after a cable technician went into an apartment to upgrade the service and found the toddler's body in her crib.

Warfel, who was divorced from the girl's mother, had full custody of the child. He told investigators Ember died about a month earlier and he hadn't informed family members or anyone else about her death, according to a police report.

Warfel was arrested while he and his 7-year-old daughter were at a mall near Cleveland. He said they were living at a motel, and investigators found cocaine in his motel room, police said.