Dad MOHAMAD OSMAN is the king of denial. We're told that this is "stay-at-home" (i.e. deadbeat) dad was the "primary caregiver." That he "never" left the babies "unsupervised."
But he has no idea how they got hurt? With at least 10 fractures between the two of them? Bull malarkey.
I know it is politically incorrect to say so. But as a group, stay-at-home dads are not the same as moms. The dads are very often losers who can't or won't hold a job, so in desperation, they are drafted into doing child care so they have some function in this world. But because these idiots often have short fuses and can't tolerate "frustration," they typically f*** up child care too.
Notice that the working mom is being charged as well. Had this been an abusive stay-at-home mom with a working father, he NEVER would have been charged. It would have been assumed and accepted that he was clueless and blameless. But it's assumed--rightly or wrongly--that moms are responsible for what goes on with the children, whether they are present or not. Unfortunately, moms are not granted the maternity leaves and economic support that would allow them to do the job themselves. Now days, mothers of newborns are expected to get off the delivery table and go out and get a paycheck. So they are forced to "outsource" infant care to deadbeat boyfriends, fathers, and others. The result has been an explosion in child abuse committed by "male caregivers."
Prattville father denies abusing twin sons Hospital found twins with broken bones
11:48 PM, Sep. 12, 2012
Written by Marty Roney
PRATTVILLE — A father facing child abuse charges took the witness stand Wednesday afternoon to deny he harmed his twin sons.
Mohamad Osman, 21, of Prattville said other people are to blame for the abuse that resulted in his son, Jamil, suffering at least seven fractures over a period of time, and son Jacob having two broken bones. He is facing charges of aggravated child abuse and child abuse.
The twins were a little more than 1 year old when the abuse came to light in March 2010 following examinations of the boys at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Jamil had been taken to Children’s Hospital to be treated for a broken arm.
Officials at the hospital told Osman and his wife, Brittany, that they would not be able to take their children home because of the apparent abuse.
“It’s a hurting feeling to lose your child in that manner,” Osman told the jury. “That’s been two and a half years, and they haven’t made it home since.”
On direct examination, Osman told his attorney, Heather Dixon, that he was a “hands-on father” who never left his children unsupervised. He said he was the primary caregiver since he wasn’t employed at the time and his wife worked.
“I was the father. It was up to me to protect the children,” Osman said during direct testimony.
Osman does admit to grabbing Jamil by the right leg when the child was 6 months old in an effort to keep him from falling off Osman’s chest and hitting the floor. Osman testified to hearing the leg “pop” and said he took the child into the emergency room for treatment.
“Aside from the leg, I couldn’t tell you about the broken limbs,” he said. “My son has pale skin. He never bruised or showed any marks.”
In earlier testimony, the prosecution entered medical forms into evidence from Children’s Hospital that showed Jamil had a minimum of seven broken bones — right collarbone, two breaks to the upper left arm, two breaks to the lower left arm, and two breaks to the lower left leg. The forms could not confirm a break occurring to the upper right leg, the leg Osman said he heard pop when he grabbed the child.
Jacob Osman has two breaks to the lower left arm, the forms showed. The breaks showed various stages of mending in both babies.
On cross-examination, Assistant District Attorney Brandon Bates became combative with Osman.
“You said it was your job as the father to protect the children,” Bates said, pointing at a screen that was displaying the medical form cataloging Jamil’s injuries. “How bad did you fail at your job?”
“Miserably, sir,” Osman answered.
Bates singled out each fracture on the display and asked Osman how they occurred.
“I don’t know, sir,” Osman answered each time.
Osman said that he carried the infants to their pediatrician in Selma for all required visits and the doctor didn’t discover the fractures.
“How am I supposed to know the fractures occurred, sir, when the doctor couldn’t find them?” he responded.
He then cast suspicion on relatives of his wife who were living in the home when the abuse occurred.
“I was living in the home with four other beings, sir,” he said. “All I know is I didn’t hurt my child.”
Brittany Osman also faces charges of aggravated child abuse and child abuse, courthouse records show. Her trial date hasn’t been set.
Aggravated child abuse is a Class B felony punishable by a sentence of two to 20 years in prison if convicted. Child abuse is a Class C with a punishment range of one to 10 years in prison.
Testimony in the case wrapped up about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The trial will resume this morning with closing arguments from both sides, and then jurors will begin their deliberations.