EEK! The ubiquitous Clueless Neighbor@ strikes again! Such a "really, really nice guy." Yea sure. "Really, really nice guys" put 2-month-old infants in intensive care all the time. Whenever they're not busy helping old ladies across the street or volunteering at soup kitchens.
Please people. Don't assume you really know somebody just because you live next door. Because you probably don't. And reporters, please stop with the clueless neighbor interviews. They really reveal nothing, and they're totally annoying to boot. It seems to me that every vicious mass murderer who ever lived had a neighbor somewhere on his street who thought he was a "nice guy." BFD.
Anyway, this time "nice guy" dad DEMOND LONG is the one charged with violently shaking a 2-month-old infant for crying. The baby suffered serious brain trauma as a result. Sick stuff. Not "nice" at all.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT: No mention of the mother here. Why? The reporter wastes all our time with Clueless Neighbor@ and then forgets that somebody must have given birth to this baby? Maybe we should find out why this baby was in Dad's care, hmm?
Henderson Father Arrested on Child Abuse Charges
Reported by: Shalah Sasse
Tuesday, May 04 2010
A two-month-old baby boy is in critical condition at a Louisville hospital. This, after Kentucky State Police say his father shook him.
Jennifer Hayes is a mother of three and is shocked to find out her next door neighbor is behind bars.
"I thought he seems like a really, really nice guy, doesn't seem like it would be something that he would do," Jennifer Hayes said.
Kentucky State Police say Demond Long was arrested for abusing his two-month-old son. Troopers believe Long shook the boy because the infant wouldn't stop crying.
The incident happened last Tuesday. On Friday, Kentucky State Police got a call from the hospital saying the baby's injuries looked suspicious.
The baby boy suffered from brain trauma and was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
"It's very serious. It could've been potentially life threatening injury especially at the young age of this child and anytime you have a head injury no matter what your age, it's a terrible thing," Lt. Keith Payne said.
"That's just crazy, I mean anybody that can do that is just crazy. I mean honestly I was scared because I had seen it on TV earlier and it kind of scared me at first because I thought, oh now I've got three kids," Hayes said.
Troopers say the child had surgery Monday to relieve some swelling on the brain. They say his condition has improved.
"I think people sometimes just lose control with their anger and for various reasons, people have all kinds of reasons, there's no excuse for it, but people use excuses as far as work, stress at home, anger," Lt. Payne said.
The investigation is on-going, and troopers are still talking with other people about what happened to a young little boy.
Long is being held in the Henderson County Jail on two counts of criminal abuse to the first degree. If the child doesn't make it, troopers say the charge could be upgraded to a murder charge.