Why is DANIEL B. JEWELL, an obviously unstable and violent father, raising three kids under the age of 3 by himself? He tells us he is "frustrated" by their crying and because they don't listen, so he "whales" on them and threatens to kill himself and further harm the kids. I had no idea that kids under 3 listened to anybody, so he obviously has no idea of what appropriate expectations are for infants and toddlers. So why does this guy have custody and who gave it to him? Not one clue here. Now that he has pleaded guilty, will Mom have a shot of custody? Who knows. There is no mention of her one way or another.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Sentencing set for dad who abused kids
1/20 2:16 p.m.
BY JESSICA STEPHEN
Sentencing will be in February for a Kenosha father who said he was overwhelmed, frustrated and depressed when he “whaled” on his three children, ages 1, 2, and 3, a criminal complaint says.
Daniel B. Jewell, 27, faces three years in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to one count of felony child abuse. In exchange, two other charges were dismissed but considered for sentencing.
Jewell was charged in December for the November incidents. Jewell’s girlfriend called police after she said he threatened to kill himself and harm the children, the criminal complaint says.
“I can’t do this anymore! They’re not listening! I’m afraid I am going to kill them!” Jewell allegedly said. The girlfriend took the children and, later, found bruises on them.
“They weren’t listening, and I just whaled on them,” Jewell allegedly told her. “I barely remember.”
Jewell told a crisis worker that he was raising the children alone and was overwhelmed because they were all crying at once. Jewell did not explain how the children were hurt, the complaint says.
Nurses found bruises on the children’s faces and bodies. Two of the children had bruises along their spinal columns. One child had injuries around the mouth comparable to those seen after a child bites an extension cord, the complaint said.
Jewell is in jail because he has not posted bond.