Notice that you have to you have to read very carefully to figure out that this "man" was in fact a custodial father, and that there is ZERO explanation of why this child was living with Daddy and the step.
What happened to Mom? Is she alive, dead? If alive, how did Daddy strip her of custody? Who gave him custody?
Whenever a violent custodial father is implicated in the death of a child, we must ask how he secured access.
Notice that he admits hitting the child and never called 911. And that the step is sucking up big time. Makes me wonder what these two were up to behind the scenes.
Dad is identified as MATTHEW LAMP.
Parkersburg Child Death Case Goes To Grand Jury
By WOUB Contributing Writer
Published Tue, Oct 16, 2012 9:31 am Dateline
The case of a man accused in the death of a Parkersburg boy will go to a grand jury.
Matthew Lamp appeared in court Monday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Lamp is charged with the death of a child under parent or guardian.
In the beginning of the month, the boy was seriously injured and taken to a hospital.
He later died there of his injuries. The name of the boy is not being released but in the criminal complaint, police name him as "DK".
Police say Lamp admitted to hitting the boy, but Lamp's wife, who is not the mother of "DK", says Lamp is a great father to their children and would never intentionally hurt anyone.
"Matthews Lamp is a kind-hearted, gentle, caring person. He's never hurt anybody in his life and I know he would never hurt a child. Accidents happen and it's not his fault. The only thing he might be guilty of is not calling 911,"said Yarrow Lamp.
She says he tells a different story of what exactly happened that night.
"The children were playing and ran into each other. The little boy fell and he didn't realize he was hurt that bad. He just put the kids to bed thinking everything was alright. Everything wasn't alright. He did not know," said Yarrow Lamp.
If convicted, Lamp will spend up to 40 years behind bars.