ONCE AGAIN, we see that dad GRANT SHERWIN was obviously custodial and that the "fiancee" is obviously not the murdered boy's mother. But those facts have to be be ferretted out, as the media seldom ackknowledges these things openly. Because to do so would mean that one would logically have to ask WHY an "allegedly" violent and neglectful father gained custody of a young child (and his twin sister) and who gave it to him. Of course, we don't want to go there, because that would bring our local family court buddies into question. So, to make the story stick, the mother of this murdered child has to be treated as if she never existed. Which we see here. No mention of the mother anywhere. DCF gets the surviving twin sister. Oh great. We already know how that's going to work out....
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Father, fiancée charged in toddler's death
December 29, 2011 5:51 PM
Paula Kelley | Florida Freedom Newspapers
CRESTVIEW — A man and his fiancée have been charged in connection with the death of his 2-year-old son early Thursday.
Crestview police arrested the child’s father, Grant Sherwin, 27, and his fiancée, Nichole Marie Allen, 26, at their home on Pinellas Drive on Thursday afternoon.
Sherwin and Allen have been charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect, police said.
Additional charges are possible pending autopsy results, according to police.
Sherwin is a supply sergeant with the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Emergency crews responded to a 911 call to the couple’s home at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.
They found Sherwin's son, Logan, blue and unresponsive and began to administer CPR, police said.
The boy was taken by ambulance to North Okaloosa Medical Center and then flown by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
He died shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday, Crestview Police Maj. Joseph Floyd said.
Emergency workers told police that when they found Logan, his body temperature was 91 degrees, he was malnourished and he had numerous bruises on his body.
Floyd said Sherwin told an officer that his son was potty trained and that he fell and hit his head while using the bathroom by himself.
Investigators reported that they found the toilet lid broken in three pieces.
Emergency workers said Logan had a large bruise on his head and a cut on the inside of his lip.
Floyd said Sherwin told officers that his son is developmentally disabled and that falling was a “common issue” for him.
Floyd said Sherwin told investigators that Allen fed Logan and his twin sister, Olivia, dinner at about 6 p.m. and put them to bed in their rooms.
Sherwin reportedly told investigators Allen checked on both children 15 to 20 minutes after she put them to bed.
Floyd said Sherwin told police that Allen later turned Logan’s light on and saw him in a “rigid, locked-up state.”
Sherwin told police that Allen brought Logan to the couch, called 911 and was told by the dispatcher how to begin CPR.
Olivia was placed in protective custody with the state Department of Children and Families, Floyd said.
Sherwin and Allen were taken to the Okaloosa County Jail on Thursday evening, said Police Lt. Andrew Schneider.