Thursday, March 20, 2014

Attempted murder charges dropped against stay-st-home dad, to be charged with "child abuse" for leaving infant on permanent respirator (Montgomery County, Maryland)

Poor mom had to work and support the family while this useless piece of crap played at being a stay-at-home father. Again, we have a sperm donor with no nurturing skills or patience--and the usual horrible results.

Some idiots claim "shaken baby syndrome" doesn't exist. In the real world, most of these babies don't just have brain damage. They have cracked ribs and other signs of abuse as well.

Dad is identified as ADOU L. KOUADIO.

Permanent brain damage, a lifetime on a respirator, and this is dismissed as just "child abuse"?

Daddy coddling at its finest.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Attempted murder charge dropped against Silver Spring man in ‘shaken baby’ case

But child abuse charges against Adou L. Kouadio will proceed

by Tiffany Arnold
Staff Writer

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office has dropped an attempted murder charge against a Silver Spring man who police accused of abusing his infant son so badly the boy needed a respirator.

But child abuse charges will proceed against the baby’s father, Adou L. Kouadio, 25, of the 9700 block of Dilston Road. Kouadio was indicted on charges of first- and second-degree child abuse, the county state’s attorney’s office said Thursday.

“The elements of attempted murder were not quite met and our office decided not to go forward on that charge,” said Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the office.

On Feb. 4, police learned that the boy, Amir Iman-Kouadio — who was born on Dec. 14 — was in Children’s National Medical Center in critical condition.

According to records filed in District Court, Amir was bleeding from his brain, had fractured ribs, was hemorrhaging in his eyes and had ligament damage in his neck.

The injuries were so severe, doctors told police the boy would have to be on a ventilator the rest of his life if he survived. On Thursday, Korionoff said Amir was “alive and surviving well.”

Doctors told police that Amir’s injuries did not align with the explanation Kouadio gave.

The boy’s mother, Asli Iman, said she left the family at home to go to her job in Virginia. She left the baby in Kouadio’s care, according to an account of her interview filed in court. Kouadio is a stay-at-home dad, Iman told police.

When she came home from work, she fed the boy, bathed him and prepared him for bed. She told police that he didn’t show any signs of medical distress when he fell asleep at around 9 p.m.

Later, Kouadio changed the baby’s diaper and fed him a bottle, putting him back to sleep at around midnight. He told police he didn’t see any signs of medical distress.

But he was awakened by the Amir’s cries at around 2 a.m.

He tried to give him a bottle, but the boy would not take it. Louadio changed Amir’s diaper and put him back in his bassinet. He checked on the baby 20 minutes later and found blood coming from his nose, according to court records.

That’s when he woke up Iman and they called 911.

When emergency rescuers arrived, Amir didn’t have a pulse and wasn’t breathing.

Police said it appeared to be a case of “shaken baby syndrome.”

Kouadio turned himself into police and is being held in Montgomery County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Online court records show he is being represented by the public defender’s office.