Friday, April 26, 2013

Dad gets probation for abusing newborn daughter (Madison, Nebraska)

Criminal coddling is usually labelled (by conservatives) as a "liberal" thing. But in reality, all the courts make continual excuses and accommodations for criminal daddies who abuse children, even newborns. The poor widdle dear was really STRESSED from all that crying. Boo hoo. Guess that makes it okay for this piece of sh** to shake or bash her?

Probation and a couple of useless classes. Wow. That'll show him.

Notice that there is NO mention of a mother in this home. Makes me wonder if this is a single father who does not live with the mother, but has some sort of visitation.

Dad is identified as JUSTIN GORE.

Father gets probation for shaking newborn daughter

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:24 am

MADISON — A new father who shook his 2-week-old girl out of frustration because she wouldn’t stop crying has already spent more than six months in jail.

He won’t face additional jail time on his felony child abuse charge but must complete 18 months of probation under his sentence given by Judge Mark Johnson in Madison County district court here Thursday morning.

Justin Gore, 22, admitted to shaking his daughter after he had been up for long hours and she wouldn’t stop crying, according to a police report.

The girl had been taken to the hospital for vomiting and diarrhea last September. Two subsequent doctor’s exams revealed bruising on her body. A CAT scan revealed a subdural bleed on the right side of her head which would be consistent with being shaken or struck.

She was only 19 days old.

Madison County deputy attorney Joe Hurd classified the abuse as especially egregious because of her age — with no ability to speak out against the abuse or defend herself.

Gore’s lawyer, Kyle Melia of the Madison County public defender’s office, said Gore was overwhelmed as a new father.

“He didn’t know how to properly respond to a child he needed to nurture,” he said.

There appears to be no lasting injuries to the girl, he said.

Gore said he hopes one day his family will forgive his actions.

“I’m ashamed of myself for it. I wish I could go back and change it,” he said.

Johnson noted Gore’s lack of criminal history in making his ruling but also stressed that the crime was violent.

“You were very lucky nothing more serious happened,” he told Gore. As part of Gore’s probation, he is required to take anger management and parenting classes.