Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dad with "anger issues" charged with battering 4-month-old son (Muncie, Indiana)

Oh god. The last thing we want. Mom is forced work, while dad ALAN MICHAEL MUEY, a dude with (self-diagnosed) "Intermittent Explosive Disorder" is put in charge of babysitting a 4-month-old infant. What are the chances this would turn out well? Then this POS tries to blame his violence on the mom who was supporting his lazy @$$! Guys like Muey need to break rocks for a living, and keep away from vulnerable living things.

Listen to Daddy's mother. Classic Queen of Denial. This is why we have POS daddies like this. Somebody who is always blaming somebody else for the actions of their Little Precious, so that Little Precious learns that he's never responsible for his own actions. Sounds like Precious learned his lessons well. He still has temper tantrums and blames other people for his own sh**.


Father charged with battering infant son

Authorities said the baby had brain trauma consistent with shaken baby syndrome

1:33 AM, May. 1, 2012  |

MUNCIE -- A local father with self-diagnosed "anger issues" is accused of battering his infant son, causing brain injuries that threatened the baby's life.

Alan Michael Muey, 23, an Alexandria resident who until recently lived in rural Daleville, is charged with aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, both Class B felonies carrying standard 10-year prison terms.

Arrested by Madison County authorities on Friday, Muey was being held without bond Monday in the Delaware County jail.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the investigation leading to Muey's arrest began in late March after the then-four-month-old child, whose skull's size had expanded significantly over a few weeks, was found to be suffering from two separate "brain bleeds," perhaps inflicted at different times.

Doctors at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis said the injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The baby's parents, who until late January lived in an apartment at Ind. 67 and Delaware County Road 600-W in Salem Township, were interviewed by a state police detective.

The mother indicated Muey, her boyfriend and the baby's father, was "irritable and subject to fits of rage," at times destroying doors and punching holes in walls of their apartment.

Muey told the investigator he had diagnosed himself as suffering from "Intermittent Explosive Disorder," and also had been battling depression and suicidal thoughts.

In an initial interview March 29, Muey told the officer he assumed the infant's mother must have injured their baby.

The following day, however, Muey told investigators "he thought he was responsible for the injuries to (his son)," according to the affidavit.

The father recalled an incident in late January, when his family was still living in Daleville and his girlfriend was at work, when the baby "was fussy and he was having a hard time getting him to stop crying."

"Alan indicated he shook (the baby) but he did not remember shaking him that hard," investigator Michael Minnicus wrote. "He indicated (the infant) had been crying prior to the shaking but after the shaking he stopped crying."

Muey acknowledged he noticed the baby's head began to swell after the incident, Minnicus wrote.

Physicians who treated the baby said his life had likely been spared because his skull "had not fused and was still able to expand, allowing the brain cavity to enlarge" due to the organ's swelling and bleeding.

The doctors told police that "the change in (the boy's) skull circumference was dramatic and should have been noticeable (to his parents)."

The physicians also said they were concerned the child would suffer from permanent brain damage or slowed development as a result of the brain trauma.

The infant underwent successful surgery to relieve pressure on his brain on March 30, the affidavit said.

The court document also recounted interviews with other witnesses, including the baby's grandmothers.

The maternal grandmother said she had told Muey he "needed to 'man up' and tell the police what he had done, and take responsibility for his action."

Muey's mother, meanwhile, suggested that if the baby's mother "had only stepped up a little more and been more understanding toward Alan, and less nagging and demanding of Alan, these injuries would not have happened."

Court records reflect no prior criminal charges against Muey, who is scheduled to appear in an initial hearing May 7 in Delaware Circuit Court 4.