UPDATE: We now find out that dad ADRIAN RAMON MCGRATH (and the new stepmother) have been arrested on "suspicion" of child abuse against the father's 3-year-old son, who is in critical condition. Seems these sh**s beat this boy nearly to death for wetting his pants.
Dad is facing felony child endangerment charges, corporal punishment, and violation of probation. Regarding the last charge: seems Dad pleaded no contest to a concealed weapon charge last year, for which he received probation. His bail was set at $500,000. The stepmom's bail was set at $511, 782--a strange amount. It seems her bail is higher because she was also charged with domestic violence and had some outstanding warrants.
We now see confirmation that the little boy had a mother who will be facing some terrible decisions since this child is on life support. Still no real explanation as to why this little boy was staying with Daddy and the step at the time he was beaten--court-ordered visitation or what?
Father, Stepmother Arrested In Child Abuse Case
Boy Clinging To Life At Sacramento Hospital
POSTED: 5:57 am PDT March 24, 2010
UPDATED: 10:05 am PDT March 24, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A father and stepmother were arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of child abuse after a 3-year-old boy suffered suspicious injuries that left him clinging to life, Sacramento authorities said.
Adrian Ramon Mcrath, 19, and Dayshawna N. Lawrence, 22, were booked into jail.
Meanwhile, Jeremiah Mcrath remained in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center. The boy's biological mother said her son has suffered brain swelling and she may face difficult medical decisions in the coming days.
The 70-pound boy received head injuries and bruising to his body. A family member said the child had been spanked after wetting his pants.
Adrian Mcrath is facing felony charges of endangering the life or health of a child, corporal punishment and violation of probation. His bail was set at $500,000.
Lawrence is facing felony charges of endangering the life or health of a child, corporal punishment and domestic violence. She was also sought on warrants. Her bail was set at $511,782.
According to court records, Adrian Mcrath pleaded no contest last year to a charge of carrying a concealed firearm. He was given probation.
Paramedics were initially called to a home in the 2700 block of 32nd Street on Tuesday night after the boy was found unconscious.
"In the next 72 hours, if the swelling doesn't go down, that I have to make a choice," biological mother Kandi Dupree said early Wednesday. "Because if he lives through it, he won't be the happy-going baby he was. I'll have to feed him through a tube and he will have oxygen through a tube. And he just ... won't be the same."
Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives determined that that the child was physically disciplined Tuesday by both the father and stepmother. Later in the day, the father left the house. In the evening, the child went to the bathroom and the stepmother heard a noise. The stepmother went to go check on the child and found him unconscious.
The child was carried over to a neighbor's apartment, where 911 was called. The boy was taken to the hospital. When doctors saw the injuries, they called police.