Once again, we have a dad--in this case JEFFREY MEARS--who was an unemployed/unemployable pothead and alcoholic. Somehow he got elected to be a "stay-at-home" dad while Mom worked. And you can guess the results. This moron managed to inflict "severe injuries" on a 4-month-old baby including a "probable" skull fracture. He has now pleaded no contest to 1st-degree assault, and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
How many moms do you know these days who would love to stay at home and take care of their babies, but can't--because they have to work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table? It makes me sick how few moms can stay home in this economy, but the druggie daddies who don't even appreciate the priviledge get to do so. And then can't even be bothered to not abuse the children. Disgusting.
And notice that charges are pending against the mom--who wasn't even home when this POS did this to this baby. I can guarantee you that if Dad had been the family breadwinner and Mom the stay-at-home parent, he never would have been held responsible for her abuse. Just doesn't happen.
Montville father to serve 10 years for child abuse case
Published 12/08/2010 12:00 AM
Updated 12/08/2010 04:35 AM
A Montville father pleaded no contest to inflicting severe injuries on his 4-month-old daughter last year and will be sentenced in February to 10 years in prison.
Jeffrey Mears, 30, of Montville, accepted an offer from the state to plead nolo contendere to first-degree assault. He will be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, suspended after 10 years served and five years' probation. At the sentencing, his attorney will have the opportunity to argue that the 20 years be reduced.
Mears and the baby's mother, Jaime Carr, were arrested after Carr took the child to the pediatrician and the doctor noticed she had multiple bruises and a broken left arm. A follow-up exam at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center showed that she had injuries "consistent with multiple episodes of inflicted injury," including a healing fracture of the clavicle, healing fractures in both arms, multiple healing and fractured ribs, healing fractures to both legs and a probable skull fracture.
Mears, who watched the child while Carr was at work, denied hurting the baby intentionally but told police that his judgment was clouded by the marijuana and alcohol he uses constantly. He said he had fallen with her in his arms once. He told state police he was "generally rough" with her, that he "bobbles her around a lot."
Carr's case is pending.