Friday, March 7, 2014

Dad charged in "brutal" abuse of 5-week-old (Douglasville, Georgia)

Another daddy who got all "frustrated" with a crying baby, so he bashed him. Too many young fathers just do not have the nurturing skills or patience to take care of infants. Whether it's nature or nurture (or both as is probable) is not really the issue. The fact is that fathers DOMINATE the statistics behind abusive head trauma injuries like this, and "education" of these dudes doesn't seem to help.

Dad is identified as KIRK LEE MITCHELL. Notice that there is no mention of a mother in the home. If the abuse went on over weeks, then surely she would have been charged for neglect. So is this a single father or what?

Posted: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014

Father charged with child abuse of 5 week old infant

Kirk Lee Mitchell, 23, was being held without bond Thursday in the Douglas County jail.

By Pete Combs

Douglasville, GA — A tiny infant is hospitalized, his father facing charges, after what officials call a brutal case of child abuse.

“Unfortunately, as long as I’ve been doing this, I have seen cases like this,” said Capt. Bruce Ferguson at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “But hopefully, I won’t see another one.”

Ferguson said the abuse took place happened three times over the past few weeks. Each episode was brutal, according to doctors treating the infant. Kirk Mitchell, 23, has reportedly confessed to squeezing and shaking the five-week old infant so hard he fractured the baby’s ribs, fractured his skull and caused the child to bleed from several places.

“He got so mad because he couldn’t get the baby to stop crying,” said Ferguson. “He got frustrated, so he picked the baby up and squeezed him and then shook him.”

Mitchell is being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail. The baby is in critical condition at Scottish Rite Hospital.