Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dad charged with killing 6-month-old son during very first overnight visitation (Genesee County, New York)

Dad is identified as JEFFREY DEATS. It is stupid for men who have only had casual sexual relationships with a woman to have any subsequent access rights to the baby. They are not committed to the mother, the family, or the child. They are not bonded to the mother, the family, or the child. It's just a recipe for disaster as we see here.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/18/man-charged-infant-death/20616835/

New York man charged in death of infant

Tina McIntyre-Yee, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8:28 p.m. EST December 18, 2014

BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Jeffrey Deats, a 28-year-old Batavia resident accused of recklessly causing the death of a 6-month-old boy, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter.

An autopsy performed at the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office indicated Chandler Zuch of Kenmore, N.Y., suffered "multiple injuries to the brain, causing death," said Batavia City Police Chief Shawn Heubusch.

The child's body was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for further examination.

According to court documents, Chandler's death was reported about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The documents said Deats and his mother called 911 to report the infant was not breathing.

Emergency responders arrived about 10 a.m. at Deats' home, but attempts to revive the non-responsive infant were unsuccessful, authorities said. The infant was taken to United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Deats' statement, Chandler's mother, Michelle Zuch, told him that DNA testing showed that he was the infant's father, and he had occasional visits with the child.

However, Batavia police spokesman Detective Eric Hill said Thursday night that his department had received documentation showing that Deats is not, in fact, the father of the child.

Deats told police that he was having his first overnight visit with Chandler since he started having visitation with the baby two months ago. Deats and his mother, Jacquelyn Deats, together retrieved the boy from his mother's home Saturday morning.

Deats said to police that on the way back to Batavia, Chandler reached for a plastic toy and smacked himself in the mouth, knocking out a tooth and causing bleeding. He said he called the boy's mom to tell her what happened.

Zuch and police arrived at Deats' home a short time later. According to Deats' statement, the police talked with both Zuch and Deats and checked Chandler's lip.

Deats, who initially said the baby was just fussy, later told police that he tripped and fell down the stairs while holding the infant.

At the time of the fall, Deats said, Chandler's "head was going back and forth really bad," and claimed he tried to protect Chandler as they fell.

According to Jacquelyn Deats' statement, she heard Chandler crying off and on overnight. Early Sunday morning, Deats asked her to watch Chandler, saying he was tired from being up all night. She said to police, "Jeff was really upset. He laid Chandler on the couch and said, 'Now go to sleep, you (expletive).' "

She also said, "When I looked at the baby, I knew something was wrong. He was breathing very slow, shallow and labored breaths. I was just praying that he was going to be okay."

Deats came downstairs about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to court documents, after being awakened by Zuch "blowing up my phone again."

He took a photo of Chandler, sent it to Zuch and was suddenly worried that Chandler had died, he told police. He claimed he tried to revive the infant before his mother called 911.

Deats was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Batavia City Court and was remanded to Genesee County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Dad arrested for "ripping" 6-month-old daughter during diaper change (Dallas, Texas)

Dad SPENCER MATTHEW HENDERSON says he was having a "bad day."

What a sick bastard....

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/23-year-old-father-accused-of-seriously-wounding-infants-genitals-during-diaper-change.html/

Police arrest 23-year-old father who says he “ripped” infant daughter during diaper change Tasha Tsiaperas 

Published: December 17, 2014 2:04 pm

A Dallas man is accused of seriously wounding his infant daughter’s genitals during a diaper change.

Spencer Matthew Henderson, 23, has been charged with injury to a child. He was arrested Tuesday and remains in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $125,000.

Dallas police officers responded to a possible child abuse report Dec. 8 at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. A 6-month-old girl had been taken to the hospital with wounds to her genitals, according to police records.

During police interviews, Henderson said that he was rough with the baby while he was changing her diaper because he was having a bad day and had a lot on his mind, the warrant says.

“I know I was being rough with her,” records show Henderson told detectives.

He said that while he was trying to change the baby’s diaper, she was keeping her legs straight. He said that he aggressively pulled her legs apart and used a baby wipe to clean her “hard” and “fast.” He told police that he thinks he might have “ripped” her, the warrant says.

Henderson’s girlfriend, who is also the baby’s mother, told police that she thought Henderson accidentally cut the infant with his long fingernail.

The couple put the diaper on the infant, but she was still bleeding several hours later. That’s when they took her to a hospital, police records show.

Dad arrested for sexually assaulting 14-year-old daughter (Barbour County, Alabama)

Dad is identified as ROGER DALE WALDEN.

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Barbour-County-Authorities-Arrest-Man-for-Sexually-Abusing-Daughter--286273761.html

Barbour County Authorities Arrest Man for Sexually Abusing Daughter
Posted: Thu 3:26 PM, Dec 18, 2014

Barbour County authorities arrest man for sexually abusing his 14-year-old daughter.

On Monday, December 15th, a report was filed with the Barbour County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division by Barbour County DHR that a 14-year-old female had advised her mother that she had been molested by her biological father for over four years.

The minor was forced to watch pornographic movies and forced to download pornographic movies and images by her father during the molestation incidents.

Investigators and deputies from the Barbour County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant on the home, vehicle and person of Roger Dale Walden. The search warrant was served at Walden's home in Eufaula.

On Tuesday, December 16th, case evidence was obtained inside the residence and vehicle possessed by Roger Dale Walden. Walden was arrested and transported to the Barbour County Sheriff's Office to be formally interviewed. During the interview with Walden, sufficient evidence was gathered to charge

Walden with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, sexual abuse 2nd degree and electronic enticement of a child. Walden was arrested on additional charges and bond set at $100,000.00.

Dad to be sentenced for abusing 11-week-old baby; infant had multiple fractures (Marshfield, Wisconsin)

Dad is identified as SEBASTIAN SUCHOMEL.

http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/Marshfield-Man-to-be-Sentenced-in-Child-Abuse-Case-286250061.html

Marshfield Man to be Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

Updated: Thu 12:21 PM, Dec 18, 2014

By: WSAW Staff

A 22-year-old Marshfield man convicted of abusing a then 11-week-old child is scheduled to find out how long  he'll spend behind bars in February.

Sebastian Suchomel reached a plea deal with prosecutor Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to once count of child abuse, as result another was dismissed but will be considered during sentencing.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation began Oct. 24, 2013. The child was examined at the Marshfield Clinic on Nov. 7, 2013 and found to have multiple fractures.

According to court documents, a doctor described the child's injuries as non-accidental. The infant had two fractures to its left arm, three fractured ribs, and a possible fracture to its leg. The doctor said the injures to its limbs may have been the result of pulling or yanking. The injuries to the ribs may have been the result of squeezing or pushing on the chest captivity.

Suchomel, the baby's father, said he may have swaddled the baby too tightly. He also stated when the child was about a month old, he grabbed the baby's left arm and leg and flipped the baby over. According to the criminal complaint, that's when Suchomel said he heard a pop and the child's arm when limp, and continued to be limp.

Suchomel remains in custody in the Wood County Jail. He remains behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond.

A sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 20.

Dad who "feuded" with mom for child custody gets life in prison for murdering two daughters (Melbourne, Australia)

Once again, we see how a violent father used a "custody" feud as a way to fight the mother. When that didn't win, he murdered the kids to "spite her." This piece of sh** should have been kept from having any access at all. No access=no killing.

Dad is identified as CHARLES AMON MIHAYO.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25813895/life-for-dad-who-killed-to-spite-ex-wife/

Life for dad who killed to spite ex-wife

Melbourne

December 19, 2014, 2:00 am

A Melbourne father who made his two daughters pay with their lives to inflict pain on his former wife has been jailed for life.

Charles Amon Mihayo, 36, must serve at least 31 years for smothering four-year-old Savannah and three-year-old Indianna with a pillow during a game of hide-and-seek on Easter Sunday.

He told police they would not understand what he had been through and providing a reason for his crime would not make a difference.

But Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry said yesterday that Mihayo's crimes were inextricably linked to his conflict with his former wife.

"You determined she would pay the price and inevitably so would your children - with their lives," he said. "You decided to demonstrate to your ex-wife that she did not have the control over the children and their relationship with you that she thought she had.

"Your breach of parental trust is almost beyond belief. You gave in to the basest of instincts, revenge."

Justice Lasry said though Mihayo took responsibility for murdering his daughters, he was not truly remorseful.

"You acknowledged what you did was wrong but I am not at all sure that you actually regret what you have done," he said.

"You do not appear to me to be crushed or broken in spirit by your wrongdoing."

Mihayo separated from his wife in 2011 and the pair began feuding over child custody arrangements.

In the weeks before the April 20 murders, he told his former wife he was relinquishing his entitlement to see the girls.

But he texted her asking to see the children one last time and told her she had "won".

Before they arrived at his home, Mihayo went shopping to buy the girls new dresses and shoes.

He dressed them in the frocks and filmed them dancing to the song Let It Go from the movie Frozen, then suffocated them.

He bathed them and put them back in their dresses before calling police.

The family of Savannah and Indianna said the girls would be "forever missed, loved and never forgotten".

The Tanzanian-born Mihayo did not react in the court dock as he was sentenced.

Stay-at-home dad shoots and kills 19-year-old son in murder-suicide (Cheshire, Connecticut)

Reminds me of a recent case in Florida where a stay-at-home dad killed two kids in a murder-suicide. In that case, they parents were in the process of getting a divorce and the father wanted full control of everything, just as he had managed to get away with doing pretty much nothing during the marriage. (From my experience and the studies I have seen, "stay-at-home father" is basically a euphemism for an unemployed father who is either unable or unwilling to work for living, but is too "proud" to do anything around the house either, because that would compromise his "masculinity." So it basically become like having another child in house, but one that never grows up.)

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER P. SETTEMBRI.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Investigating-Cheshire-Incident-286001931.html

Father, Son Dead in Cheshire Murder-Suicide

By Ari Mason and LeAnne Gendreau
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 • Updated at 6:34 PM EST

The town of Cheshire is reeling after a local dad shot and killed his son before taking his own life in their home on Cornwall Avenue, according to a police.

On Wednesday morning, police identified the two as Christopher P. Settembri, 48, and his 19-year-old son, Christopher A. Settembri, both residents of the home at 772 Cornwall Avenue.

The younger Settembri was a recent graduate of Cheshire High School, according to the school system.

Police said investigators discovered the bodies around 4 p.m. Tuesday, and autopsies revealed that both had been dead for hours before authorities were called to the scene.

A neighbor said the elder Settembri was a married father of four and a stay-at-home dad. His wife, who had been unable to reach him by phone, arrived home to discover the scene Tuesday afternoon, but the couple's youngest daughter – still in elementary school – had already discovered the bodies.

"At this point, we don't have any information that would help us to understand why something like this happened," Cheshire police Chief Neil Dryfe said Wednesday. "We have not been able to find a note or any other indication at this time."

Officials said the teen's body was located in a downstairs bedroom. His father was found in an upstairs bathroom, with an apparent self-inflicted wound. Police said both were shot once.

"Since I live around the corner, you just never know," said 19-year-old Cheshire resident Daniel Byrd. "And especially in this town, if you don't know the family, you know someone that knows the family."

The State Police Major Crimes Division is investigating, and the medical examiner's office was been called out to help. #The road was closed near the Doolittle Elementary School at 735 Cornwall Avenue while authorities work to piece together what happened.

"It's a horrible tragedy anytime you have an untimely death, particularly this close to the holidays," Dryfe said.

Cheshire school Supt. Greg J. Florio released a statement saying support services will be available to all members of the school community "as long as they are required."

"The Cheshire Public Schools staff is well trained and has in place plans to address the impact of this type of incident on students and staff. Our plans include reassuring students that school is a safe place and that if they feel anxious or upset in any way that they should speak to their teacher or any adult in the school who will direct them to the appropriate counseling staff," Florio said.

It's the community's second major loss in a week. Nineteen-year-old Isabella Gozzo died in a crash on Route 9 in Berlin when her boyfriend lost control of the car on Saturday.

"A couple of really big things have happened in the past few years to this community," said Kim Liso-Perez, alluding to the Cheshire home invasion that resulted in the murders of a local mom and two daughters. "It's a small community and everybody is pretty close knit, and there's a lot of close family ties. Everybody knows everybody; it's one of those things."

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DA: 8-year-old girld died of "homicidal violence" during Dad's sexual assault (Mobile, Alabama)

As far as I can tell from a quick perusal of the Internet, HIAWATHA ROBINSON was a non-custodial father with a history of domestic violence and other criminal activity. The child apparently lived with her mother, but visited her father. I have not been able to determine if the father's access was court-ordered.

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/hiawayi_robinson_died_during_s.html

Hiawayi Robinson died during sexual assault by father, Hiawatha Robinson, Mobile DA says

By Theresa Seiger

on December 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM, updated December 16, 2014 at 9:46 PM

MOBILE, Alabama -- Hiawayi Robinson, the 8-year-old Prichard girl found dead behind an abandoned building in September, died of "homicidal violence" at the hands of her father, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said at a news conference on Tuesday.

#Authorities arrested 38-year-old Hiawatha Robinson on charges of first-degree sodomy and murder on Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, Hiawatha Robinson faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison for each charge, Rich said.

#"The facts will show that while engaging in sodomy in the first degree, Hiawatha Robinson Jr. caused the death of Hiawayi Robinson," she said.

#Under Alabama law a person may face charges of first-degree sodomy if he or she engages in "deviant sexual intercourse" with a person less than 12 years old.

"Deviant sexual intercourse is defined in the law of the state of Alabama as sexual gratification involving the sexual organs of one person and the mouth or the anus of another person," Rich said. She declined to comment on whether abuse of the child by her father had been ongoing.

Hiawatha Robinson will appear in Mobile County District Court at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a bond hearing. Rich said prosecutors will ask he be held without bond.

On Tuesday evening he remained under protective custody in Mobile County Metro Jail. #Robinson has spoken with authorities, although Rich declined to share his comments or elaborate on what authorities seized when they searched his home in October. His girlfriend's home was also searched. The warrants have been sealed.

"It was not a simple investigation," Rich said. "It was a collective effort and it took a significant amount of time."

Authorities with Prichard police, the FBI and the State Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest exactly three months after family members reported Hiawayi Robinson missing.

"This case resonated within this community when we saw a precious little girl who was missing from her very own home," Rich said. "This arrest is very important today because we have closure, in that we have a person who is in custody today charged in this crime."

Prichard Mayor Troy Ephriam said the arrest brought some measure of relief but hurt others. Knowing Hiawayi's father was responsible for his daughter's death "really hurts all over again," because of their relationship, he said. #Federal investigators said they were still evaluating to determine whether any federal charges would be filed against Hiawatha Robinson.

Rich did not expect any additional arrests in the case. She said grand jurors would later have the opportunity to review the case and determine whether the charges against Hiawatha Robinson are appropriate.

She did not anticipate the charges to be upgraded to capital murder, sparing Hiawatha Robinson from the potential of facing the death penalty.