Friday, August 13, 2010

Dad arrested on child abuse charges for shaking 1-month-old infant (Crestview, Florida)

Sounds like dad EDWARD EDWARD COLLINS could be the poster child for coercive control freaks. Won't let anybody else--including the crying mother--hold "his" child? And this is out of paternal affection? Nope. Because he was shaking the baby too. Just to show who was in control, you know. Hopefully this baby was spared any physical affects from Daddy's treatment--many, many infants suffer long lasting brain damage due to the head trauma that results from violent shaking. And many die.

Father shakes 1-month-old infant, throws Taco Bell sauce packets
August 12, 2010 4:30 PM
Jeff Barker
Daily News

CRESTVIEW – A 20-year-old father was charged with child abuse after his wife complained that he held their 1-month-old infant son “improperly” and shook him, police said.

About 8 p.m. July 16, an officer responded to a domestic disturbance on the 100 block of Conquest Avenue, finding the woman sitting in a car, holding the baby and crying, according to a Crestview Police Department arrest report. The woman said she had asked her husband, David Edward Collins, of Shalimar, to feed the child and change his diaper, but Collins held the baby “improperly” and tried to make the infant hold his own bottle.

Collins yelled at her and shook the child up and down, according to the report. When she asked him to hand over the baby, he said, “Go lay the (expletive) down you are tired, I got him.”

The wife said her husband was acting “crazy” – he threw clothes, sandals and Taco Bell sauce packets at her, the report said. The man’s aunt came in to see what was happening, and asked him to give her the baby. He complied, but said, “Don’t you dare give that (expletive) my baby.”

Collins followed his wife and his aunt out to the car, and his aunt told him to back off, the report reads. He reached in and tried to pull his wife out of the car by her wrists, and she called 911. He then grabbed her purse and threw it into the front yard.

The aunt asked Collins what he thought he was doing, and the man said, “(Expletive) you and (expletive) you too,” the report said. The wife had a small scratch on her arm, but no one else was injured.

After being arrested, Collins said he and his wife argued over nothing. He repeatedly said he didn’t touch his wife or shake his son.

The man was charged with domestic battery and child abuse by an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.