Sunday, November 30, 2014

Conviction stands for dad in murder of missing 2-year-old daughter (Detroit, Michigan)

D'ANDRE LANE is on the Michigan Killer Dads and Custody list. This little girl's murder took place during Daddy's visitation time.

According to earlier media accounts, Dad previously served  two years in prison on gun and drug charges. In addition, his ex-wife had previously filed a protection order, claiming Dad had threatened their 2-year-old son. Dad was then held by police for violating the personal protection order, but Judge Cheryl Matthews released him after ordering him to take (useless) anger management classes.

Despite all this, LANE was granted (and continued to retain) his custody/visitation rights.

Conviction Stands For Dad In Murder Of Missing 2-Year-Old Bianca Jones

November 17, 2014 6:18 PM

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a Detroit man whose 2-year-old daughter has not been found.

The court says there was “sufficient circumstantial evidence” to support D’Andre Lane’s convictions. He was charged with first-degree child abuse and murder committed during another felony.

In a 3-0 decision last week, the appeals court rejected challenges to evidence introduced at trial.

Lane claimed little Bianca Jones was abducted during a carjacking in December of 2011, a tragic story that led police and volunteers to scour Detroit’s most depressed neighborhoods during the Christmas season. But Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said an investigation revealed the carjacking never happened, and that Lane concocted the elaborate story to cover up his child’s murder.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors painted Lane as an abusive father was obsessed with potty training his children. Prosecutors alleged Lane beat Bianca to death with a stick after wet herself, covered her body with a blanket and put her in her car seat. They said he then drove Bianca’s siblings to school before dumping her body.

Police said a cadaver dog detected evidence in a closet at Lane’s home.

Lane is serving a no-parole sentence.

Dad charged with murder in death of 2-month-old son (Toledo, Ohio)

Dad is identified as KENNETH TROUTMAN.

Toledo father charged with murder in infant son's death

by Amulya Raghuveer
Posted: 11.26.2014 at 2:23 PM Updated: 11.26.2014 at 4:05 PM

TOLEDO -- A Toledo father has been charged with murder in the death of his infant son. #32-year-old Kenneth Troutman is being held on $1 million bond in the death of 2-months-old Kevin Troutman.

Police say the father admitted to forcibly picking up his son, holding him tightly around the back of his neck and throwing him down into a car seat. The infant boy was hospitalized after suffering severe injuries.

The incident occurred Nov. 19 at 3601 Hill Avenue, #67, in Toledo, according to police.

The boy died as a result of his injuries on Nov. 20. The father was originally charged with felonious assault, but that charge was upped to a murder charge following the infant's death.

Troutman will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2.

"Caring" dad murder two kids and their mother; sets house on fire (Tampa, Florida)

Additional evidence that if you're a father--especially if you're rich and white--it doesn't matter what scummy things you do. You'll still be characterized in the media as a "caring, involved father"--instead a of ruthless thug and killer who slaughtered his two kids and their mother.

Dad is identified as DARRIN CAMPBELL.

Detectives find no motive to family's murder-suicide in Tampa mansion

November 05, 2014 - 3:16 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida — Hillsborough County deputies have ended their investigation into a family's murder-suicide in May inside a Tampa mansion and have found no motive.

Detectives say 49-year-old Darrin Campbell shot his 51-year-old wife Kimberly, their 18-year-old son Collin and 16-year-old daughter Megan. Then he spread fireworks and gasoline through the house, started a fire and turned the gun on himself.

Officials released the investigative documents Wednesday.

Autopsy reports show Campbell's wife and children were each shot once in the head.

Authorities say Campbell bought a .40-caliber handgun and $600 in fireworks in the weeks before the shootings.

He was described as a caring, involved father.

The family was renting a $1.6 million home from retired tennis player James Blake.

Dad kills 2- and 7-year-old sons in murder-suicide (Reno, Nevada)

Dad is identified as ROB DEANE.

Boys Killed in Murder-Suicide Laid to Rest in Reno

Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:14 PM EST
Updated: Nov 27, 2014 3:08 PM EST

By Kellene Stockwell

The two young boys killed during what their mother says was a murder-suicide last weekend in Reno, were laid to rest at a private ceremony on Monday morning.

The ceremony was held at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.

The internment comes two days after a public funeral was held at South Reno Baptist Church. About 800 people attended that event while another 1,200 watched online. The next day, up to 350 people attended a candlelight vigil.

Police identified seven-year-old Jacob and two-year-old Austin who their mother, Ashley Deane, says were killed by their father, 36-year-old Rob Deane inside their northwest Reno home, while the children's mother, was away. Friends have set up a Facebook called Friends of Ashley Deane to help her with expenses.

Dad kills 17-year-old daughter in murder-suicide; mom hospitalized with severe head trauma (Evans, Colorado)

Dad is identified as RICHARD "RICK" PERRIN.

Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

Police: Danika Perrin killed by dad Rick Perrin in murder suicide, mom Natayla Perrin in hospital

Police announced Tuesday that Richard Perrin (aka Rick Perrin) shot his wife and daughter before turning a handgun on himself in a murder suicdie last week.

Natayla Perrin, 47, remains hospitalized after surviving the attack which left her daughter, Danika, age 17, dead in an upstairs bedroom alongside her father, 61.

Law enforcement detailed the shooting in Evans, in the 2400 block of Marina Street. Police confirmed that they arrived at the home after being told by Perrin’s employer that he had missed work and was “having personal issues,” police said.

Police say they don’t know why Perrin shot his wife and daughter.

“There has been no evidence discovered or indication that any other party was involved in this incident other than the above listed individuals,” police said. “At this time, the investigation is continuing.”

Natayla Perrin was flown to Denver Health with severe head trauma. The woman, who was interviewed by a detective last week, remained at the hospital Tuesday.

Police say no further information will be released in the case until final interviews and reports are completed. They did confirm that there does not appear to be anyone else involved in the shooting.

“There has been no evidence discovered or indication that any other party was involved in this incident other than the above listed individuals,” police said. “At this time, the investigation is continuing.”

“Our precious angel we love you Danika,” a classmate wrote on Danika’s old’s Facebook page.

“May you find eternal rest lil one. Have fun in heaven kiddo,” another friend wrote.

Dad who killed 9-year-old daughter during visitation had history of paranoid schizophrenia (Rochester, Minnesota)

Look, don't mean to be judgmental when it comes to mental illness. But who though it was a good idea to subject a 9-year-old child to visitation with a father who had a history of paranoid schizophrenia, including "psych-related incidents" with law enforcement? Was she supposed to figure out how to deal with somebody like this all on her own?

This is what happens when the "rights" of fathers are prioritized over the basic rights of children to life, safety, and security.

Dad is identified as BRADLEY JAMES HIGGINS.

Family: Father had history of mental illness

Ken Klotzbach

Police tape flutters in the wind outside the house at 4553 5th Street N.W. Monday morning where a man and a 9 year-old girl were found shot to death Sunday.

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:10 am | Updated: 10:41 am, Tue Nov 25, 2014.

Kay Fate

The Rochester man who killed his 9-year-old daughter during a Sunday afternoon visit, then shot himself, had a history of mental illness, authorities said today.

#Bradley James Higgins, 49, had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia about 10 years ago, family members told police, but there had been "nothing out of the ordinary" when his daughter, Mackenzie, came over for the afternoon, Police Lt. Casey Moilanen said.

#Though autopsies were completed Monday, the investigation remains open as law enforcement works with the medical examiner and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to review all the reports and evidence, he said.

#Final results of the autopsies, including toxicology tests, won't be available for weeks. The working premise, however, is the incident was a murder-suicide, Moilanen said.

#The initial report of the shooting came in at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, when Higgins' brother called police. When officers arrived at 4553 Fifth St. N.W., they found Higgins and his daughter, both deceased, in the basement of the home, the report says.

#Higgins had lived at the home with his brother's family since last month, Moilanen said. Mackenzie spent time with Higgins, as well as with her mother, who also lives in Rochester, since the parents' divorce about four years ago. The child was there for an afternoon visit at the time of the shooting; her mother arrived to pick her up as scheduled shortly before officers arrived at the home.

#Mackenzie was the couple's only child. She attended school in Stewartville, Moilanen said, where officials have activated their crisis plan to work with students.

#Moilanen said law enforcement had had "psych-related incidents" with Higgins since 2007, but was unsure if any of the encounters involved violence.

#"He had paranoid schizophrenia, but there had been no red flags" leading up to the shooting, Moilanen said.

#Higgins's brother, his significant other and their three children were in the home at the time of the shooting, the report says. His brother reported hearing loud noises from the basement, where Higgins lived, but didn't immediately check what happened. Moilanen declined to release any information about the number of shots fired or the type of weapon recovered. It was the first murder in the city of Rochester this year.

Dad extradicted, charged with 1st-degreemurder in death of 3-month-old son (Marion County, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL.

published Friday, November 21st, 2014

Father extradited in Marion County shaken-baby case

by Ben Benton

The man charged in Marion County, Tenn., with the June 2012 death of his 3-month-old son waived his extradition rights and is back in the Volunteer state to faces murder charges.

Christopher Russell was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant on Aug. 6 in Whitfield County, Ga. Russell was turned over the Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies early Friday morning, Whitfield County officials said. Extradition is the action of surrendering a person accused of a crime to another jurisdiction in another state or country for prosecution.

Russell, 25, is charged in Marion County with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse stemming from the death of his infant son, Colin Eugene Russell.

Dad in jail on charges of abusing infant son (Dothan, Alabama)

Dad is identified as STEEVENS CALIXTE. No mention of the baby's mother.

Dothan Man Facing Child Abuse Charges

Updated: Sat 7:48 PM, Nov 22, 2014

By: Kim Allen

DOTHAN, AL -- A Dothan man is behind bars on charges of aggravated child abuse. Dothan Police arrested 31-year-old Steevens Calixte, following an investigation that began with a tip from Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

On Wednesday, November 19th, Dothan Police responded to a call from SAMC on suspicious circumstances involving the abuse of a child.

Investigators say emergency personnel responded to the 500 block of New Hope Lane, to render medical aid to a male infant child who had stop breathing. After being transported to the hospital, physicians discovered injuries which led them to believe the child was a victim of child abuse.

Police questioned the child’s father, Steevens Calixte, and through that questioning, it was determined there was enough evidence to believe he was responsible for the child’s medical condition. The infant has been transported to Birmingham for further medical treatment.

Calixte was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. His bond has been set at $250,000.

A mother without children by her side; father murdered kids during court-ordered visitation (Israel)

The murder of these two children by their father during court-ordered visitation is included in the Ohio Killer Dads and Custody list.

A mother without children by her side

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari November 25, 2014, 8:44 pm 2

"Sarah and Yishai, my children! Today I am a mother without my children. It was very hard for me to come to Israel but you gave me the strength to come. When I heard what Avi did to our children, our children like all of your children, I buried myself in a hole so deep, so dark and so heavy that I too thought I would die. But I am here, Yishai and Sarah, I am here."

When Karen spoke, no one in the Knesset committee room could hold back tears. Trembling but determined, she continued to explain why she had come back to Israel: “What can I do? Who am I? Who I am now? A mother without children, without children by her side. Why am I here (in the Knesset) today? In order to tell Yishai and Sarah’s story, so we don’t forget them and in order to do everything possible to safeguard other women and children, so that this won’t happen to them.”

This is an excerpt from the emotional speech Karen Levy gave at the Knesset yesterday for the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women and Gender Equality debate on the use of children as a demonstration of violence against women. The meeting was initiated by The Rackman Center at Bar Ilan University and Isha L’Isha in collaboration with MK Aliza Lavie and MK Zehava Galon. Watch Karen’s emotional speech live (in Hebrew) here.

Karen had moved with her children to America from Israel in order to seek refuge from her violent ex-husband. She was represented by the Rackman Center in the relocation procedure which enabled her to move with her children to the United States. In June this year, as part of the custodial agreement, Sarah, 10, and Yishai, 11, went to Israel to spend time with their father. They never returned; he brutally murdered them as an act of revenge against his ex-wife.

The meeting on Monday was set to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. One of the aims of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women all over the world are still subject in alarming numbers to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence. Often, the scale and true nature of the abuse is unseen.

At the meeting, Committee Chair Aliza Lavie MK said, “We must put an end to the murder of children. Often the violence is directed only towards the woman so the authorities do not recognize the danger to the children. In the last decade, 42 children were killed by relatives and any system that was supposed to protect them failed to prevent it. In 67% of the cases, the father is the murderer.”

MK Lavie asked the Subcommittee of Ministers on the Elimination of Violence to prepare an action plan and present preliminary findings to the Committee within a month. “We have no time for bureaucracy. We must work together and look at the issues that have not been addressed. Sacrificing children for revenge is an unimaginable, monstrous crime, and more must be done to prevent it from happening”.

As Chair of the Rackman Center, the point that I personally stressed at the Knesset meeting was that Karen Levy’s case is not isolated, and her tragedy is not without context. We do not wish to engage in a post mortem analysis of Karen’s personal tragedy. What we wish to do, and what Karen wishes to do, is to put her case in the wider, terrible context, of violence against women, and call for overcoming the constraints that prevent recognizing the link between violence against women and violence against children.

The responsibility often rests upon legal and welfare authorities, who – regrettably – sometimes shut their eyes and are unaware of the warning signs. Sometimes this unawareness is not intentional, but rather the result of a chronic lack of resources or training.

But sometimes closing the eyes is in fact running away from confronting reality and reflects the fear of what might be taken as stigmatization of all fathers, as if they are all suspect by definition.

But this is exactly where the manipulation is. No-one engages in stigmatization of all fathers! The red light should be lit on wife-beaters. There must be recognition that when Dad hits Mom, the children are in danger not just because of the collateral damage caused to them from being exposed to violence, but on account of that violence endangering their very existence!

Nevertheless, there are those who would have us believe that concern for the welfare of the child when the violence is directed “only” at the mother, is in fact violation of the father’s rights. And unfortunately, some of the welfare and legal authorities buy into this manipulation. #So what should be done?

The first thing needed is access to information and knowledge. Nowhere is there a compilation of cases of this kind which were discussed at the Knesset hearing. The data presented yesterday does not analyse the patterns of the murders, and does not isolate cases in which the murder took place within the framework of conflict of separation or divorce. There is alarming data from the USA: in six years, from 2008 to 2014, 355 children were killed by their fathers. Of these, the murder of 89 of these 355 children was a direct result of clear failures in the legal and welfare systems who did not protect the children despite warnings by the mothers. The murder of 72 of these children was directly due to divorce or separation, as part of revenge by the father and 92 of these children were killed during the divorce and separation process. (source: Center for Judicial Excellence)

Judicial decision-makers and welfare evaluators must be made aware of this data. They must have knowledge of the direct link between violence against women – as mothers – and violence against children. More concretely, the existence of violence against a mother must be part of the welfare assessment, as an indication of a child-at-risk, and should not be left to the discretion of the welfare worker.

In light of all this, it is shocking to see that the proposed reform of the Guardianship Law (known as the Shnit Proposal) does not even mention violence as part of the factors that should be considered when the Court is to decide on child custody and parental responsibility!

We at the Rackman Center have been there for Karen both professionally and as a true friend. We helped her bury her children near her new home in America and we will help her now. Karen is a remarkable woman. She does not want her children to be forgotten and refuses to sit and watch this happen again to someone else and nor shall we. As she said in Knesset yesterday, “People think that when there is a court decision, it’s the end of violence. They need to know that there is no end to it.”

“We are in need of change. We need to know how to do this together. To strengthen and establish projects like the ‘SHELI’ hotline (the Rackman Center’s hotline, named after Sarah and Yishai, using the acronyms of their names). To fill the hole that my children fell into and the lack of support that I had (in the United States).”

At the Rackman Center, we will do our best to commemorate her precious children by establishing Karen’s project in their memory to legally and socially help other women and children at risk from violence.

For more information or ways to support Karen’s project please do not hesitate to contact us and keep updated by joining us on Facebook or by visiting our website.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dad kidnaps son during visitation, kept him hidden from Mom for 4 years (Clayton County, Georgia)

Notice how many paragraphs we have to get through to find out who was responsible for this boy being missing--i.e. his father. Dad is identified as GREGORY JEAN.

Updated: 1:44 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 | Posted: 7:18 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Missing boy rescued after 4 years in Clayton County

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County police say they rescued a 13-year-old boy who has been reported missing for four years Saturday morning.

Clayton County police Sgt. Kevin Hughes said officers first went to the home near Jonesboro about 11 p.m. Friday to conduct a welfare check on a child.

“Upon initial arrival, responding officers made contact with several occupants at the location who denied having knowledge of any information concerning the victim,” Hughes said. “After a brief search of the premises, the officers left without locating the victim.”

At about 2 a.m., police said they received a second call about the boy and returned to the house. When officers arrived and after several minutes of questioning adults in the house, officers found the child hidden behind a panel behind a linen closet in an insulation area in the garage.

“While at the location during the second call, the victim was able to establish phone contact with his mother and she in turn passed on additional information to the officers on the scene,” Clayton County police Sgt. Kevin Hughes said. “The victim was found behind a false wall within the residence.”

The boy repeatedly thanked the officers, police said.

Police arrested five people at the home, including the boy’s father, 37-year-old Gregory Jean, and 42-year-old Samantha Joy Davis, and charged them with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction. The other three people arrested were juveniles, Hughes said.

Authorities said the boy was visiting his father from Florida in 2010 and refused to return him to his mother.

The boy told authorities he used an app on a cell phone to get in touch with his mother.

The boy was reunited with his mother just after 11 a.m. at the Clayton County police department.

A neighbor told Winne the boy was frequently outside the house, mostly doing yard work but sometimes playing.

Authorities say they have a lot of unanswered questions and they are working with the boy's mother.

Authorities said the child’s mother apparently reported the boy missing to child welfare authorities but not previously to police possibly because she’s an immigrant unfamiliar with the system.

Deputy Chief Mike register there were too many unanswered questions this morning as to who has custody and why police weren’t brought in earlier. The boy will likely stay in the custody of Division of Family and Children Services to ensure the child’s safety, the police department’s primary concern.

Police told Channel 2 Action News they believe Davis was convicted of child cruelty charge in Henry County in 2006. We're working on investigating the alleged charge.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dad charged with abusing, fracturing skull of 4-month-old baby; threatened to kill mom if she told anyone (Winfield, West Virginia)

Four-Month Old Hurt, Father Charged with Abuse

Updated: Tue 9:54 PM, Nov 25, 2014
By: Anna Baxter

On Saturday, Jeremy Walker, 33, of Winfield, was arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in injury and child abuse creating risk of injury.

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A father from Putnam County is facing charges after his baby was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

On Friday, Jeremy Walker, 33, of Winfield, was arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in injury and child abuse creating risk of injury.

Walker and the child's mother, took their four-month-old to CAMC Women and Children's Hospital on Oct. 29. As of Tuesday night, the baby was staying with family and awaiting surgery.

According to the criminal complaint, the baby arrived at the hospital with a skull fracture and her parents told Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies that their three year old son may have fallen off the couch onto the baby the night before.

The child had no prior medical issues, according to the complaint.

Deputies say a doctor determined that the child suffered "abusive head trauma" that could not have been caused by a 3-year-old falling on a 4-month-old. According to the complaint, the doctor suggested "the victim was hit or struck in a way that required an elevated amount of force to cause the level of injury the victim received."

In an another interview with the child's mother on Nov. 20, deputies say the mother admitted that she lied at the hospital when she brought her baby to get checked out.

According to the criminal complaint, the mother says on Oct. 29 she was lying in bed with her two other children when she woke up to Walker screaming. The mother told deputies that when she walked into the living room she saw Walker standing with an ax handle and her baby was in a car seat, according to the complaint.

Deputies say the mother noticed her baby had a head injury and she appeared limp. The mother told deputies Walker continued to carry on and told her she wasn't allowed to call 911 or family for assistance.

According to the complaint, the mother claims that Walker told her not to tell anyone what happened and threatened to kill her if she did. Deputies say Walker used a Play Station 4 to research head injuries and told her what to tell investigators and medical staff when they took the baby to the hospital. She says his plan was to suggest that their son fell on the baby.

Walker is in jail on a $250,000 bond. A spokesperson at Western Regional Jail tells WSAZ he was picked up on a warrant in Wayne County.

He's expected to be in court on Dec. 2 in Putnam County Magistrate Court.

Dad who murdered 6-year-old daughter was CUSTODIAL (Pierce County, Washington)

So who gave this obviously unstable father custody? Notice it apparently doesn't even occur to Daddy that he might call Mom to take their daughter if he's feeling suicidal. No, he has to kill the little girl too, which is a true sign of a sociopathic control freak. Not sure why the killer is still an UNIDENTIFIED DAD.

Father, 6-year-old daughter found dead in Pierce Co. apartment

By KOMO Staff
Lindsay Cohen

Published: Nov 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM PST Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM PST

SOUTH HILL, Wash. - Investigators have found the body of a 58-year-old man and his 6-year-old daughter inside an apartment in South Hill, and it appears to be a case of murder-suicide, Pierce County sheriff's officials.

"Unfortunately, we have a deceased 6-year-old girl who appears to have been killed by her father and then killed himself," said Det. Ed Troyer.

Deputies responded to the apartment, in the 17700 block of 85th Avenue Court East, on Tuesday morning after a concerned neighbor called 911, Troyer said. The neighbor told deputies that the 58-year-old man had been acting suicidal Monday night and was talking of going far away.

The neighbor also said the man and his 6-year-old daughter were scheduled to be evicted from their apartment on Tuesday morning.

The neighbor went to check on the pair on Tuesday morning, but received no answer at the door and called 911.

When deputies arrived, they found broken glass outside the apartment and the window blinds were in disarray. Entering the apartment, they found the two bodies.

Troyer said the investigation takes on a much more somber mood when there are kids involved.

"Bring your kid to a fire station, a hospital, call somebody or do something," Troyer said. "You don’t need to take them with you."

Troyer said the man was a single father and the mother was in Utah, and there had been no history of calls to police at the apartment.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner is removing the bodies from the scene on Tuesday afternoon. The causes of death were not immediately available

Dad charged with homicide in death of son (Florence, South Carolina)

Dad is identified as JERROD LEE BROWN.

Florence man charged in son's death

Posted: 11/26/2014 4:34 PM

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - Investigators have arrested a Florence man in the death of his son.

Multiple media outlets reported that 26-year-old Jerrod Lee Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of Jerrod Lee Brown Jr.

Brown also is charged with child neglect. Investigators were called to a Florence area hospital Sunday after the boy's death.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said an autopsy Monday determined the child died as a result of an internal hemorrhage after a blow.

Lutcken said there was also evidence of prior abuse of the boy.

It was not clear if Brown has an attorney.

Dad charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of infant daughter (Brentwood, New York)

Is dad ANGELO DELEON a single dad? No mention of a mother in the home.

Father Indicted for Shaken Baby Death

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY)

A Brentwood man, Angelo Deleon, has been charged in a three count indictment with causing the death of his infant girl by violently shaking her, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

#The victim, 47-day-old Genesis Deleon, was shaken to death by her father on October 30 in their home in Brentwood. He alone was her caretaker that day in their house.

#Today before State Supreme Court Justice Mark Cohen in Riverhead, Deleon, 51, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the second degree and manslaughter in the first degree. Justice Cohen set cash bail at $250,000 and bond at $250,000.

#A third charge in the indictment, reckless assault of a child, is a separate crime that allegedly occurred a few days prior to the fatal shaking of the victim on the morning of October 30. Reckless assault of a child is a class D felony punishable by a maximum prison sentence of two and one-third to seven years. Deleon pleaded not guilty to the charge.

#Angelo Deleon will return to court on December 17.

Dad gets 12 years for breaking spine, neck, legs, and ribs of infant daughter (United Kingdom)

Oh look, UNNAMED DAD was "frustrated." That's why he REPEATEDLY abused this baby from the time she was just a few weeks old, causing fractures all over his body. Of course, Daddy was also too "frustrated" to get her medical help or let the mother know what he was doing behind her back. And apparently he is such a dumb ass that he couldn't figure out that her constant crying was because she was in CONSTANT PAIN.

And now Mom has lost custody because of his vicious abuse. It's always the moms who pay and are punished for men's crimes.

Violent dad who broke his baby girl's back, neck and legs jailed for 12 years

Nov 27, 2014 20:46
By Robin Turner

The man admitted causing multiple fractures to his baby daughter but denied intent to cause serious harm. A jury took ninety minutes to find him guilty.

A 20-year-old father who subjected his baby daughter to a catalogue of brutal attacks which left her with fractures to the spine, neck, legs and ribs has been given a 12 year custodial sentence at Swansea Crown Court.

The father, who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity, admitted to police “flicking” his daughter in the air, “folding” her by forcing her legs toward her head, sitting on her, pinching her, shaking her and throwing her in the air, on one occasion failing to catch her.

The attacks took place behind the back of his young partner and started when the baby was just a few weeks old and went on for months.

But he denied intending to cause “really serious injury” during a short trial at Swansea Crown Court which ended when a jury of six men and six women took just 90 minutes to convict him of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Judge Keith Thomas, said what the father had done was “beyond normal comprehension,” reports Wales Online.

Catherine Richards, prosecuting, said the father treated his daughter “like a plastic doll” and added his only concern was that he might be caught.

The police became involved in January this year when the father pushed his daughter’s head violently into her chest and she became “floppy”, her mother rushing her to hospital.

Prosecutor Ms Richards said when the father began this final attack on his young daughter and he noticed her leg had become floppy, his reaction was to make a cup of tea.

She said to him: “You’ve got a tiny baby and you’ve violently pushed her head towards her chest and what do you do? You go and make a cup of tea. Did you get help for your daughter? Do you call anyone?”

The father replied: “No.”

The defendant agreed he saw his daughter’s leg “go floppy” but said he didn’t realise she had been seriously injured and had not intended to hurt her seriously.

He also agreed with prosecutor Ms Richards he continued the attack by thrusting her towards the ground and pulling her back up after which she went “really floppy” and he became concerned and distressed.

Ms Richards said: “The concern was for you, not for her wasn’t it?”

He replied: “No, it was for her.”

The father, who sobbed throughout while giving evidence, accepted he had subjected his daughter to “cruel, cruel violence” but told the court: “I didn’t know she had injuries.”

Judge Keith Thomas said: “In dealing with these offences it has been sometimes difficult to remember we’re dealing with a child who, at the start of when you starting injuring her, was only about two months old.

“She was a tiny, delicate child and you as her father were intended to protect her but for some wholly inexplicable reason you chose instead to subject her to a catalogue of attacks that was truly chilling.”

The father said he couldn’t cope with the baby and added her crying “drove me insane”.

He said he carried out the attacks because he was “frustrated”.

Judge Thomas said the father would be jailed for 12 years (the first year in youth custody) and would be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of that sentence.

He also said the father should remain on licence so checks could be made on him for a total of 17 years.

The court heard the girl is now being looked after by the state and is developing reasonably though her development was delayed by the fractures and other injuries she suffered.

Ms Richards said however “only time would tell” if she has suffered locomotor or neurological injuries.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dad kills 6-year-old daughter in murder-suicide; what happened to this girl's mother?(Pierce County, Washington)

We're told by a neighbor that the killer and his daughter "kept to themselves" (translation: control freak father kept young daughter isolated from other people). Dad was apparently being evicted and "acting suicidal" before the murder. No mention of a mother anywhere. I'm thinking UNNAMED DAD was custodial. But how? Who gave him custody? What happened to this murdered girl's mother?

Father, young daughter found dead in an apparent murder-suicide

Janet Kim, KING 5 News 7:43 p.m. PST November 25, 2014

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A man and his young daughter were found dead inside their South Hill apartment in Puyallup Tuesday morning. Pierce County investigators believe it's the result of a murder-suicide.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, neighbors told investigators the father was packing up his SUV because he was scheduled for eviction from his apartment along the 17700 block of 85th Ave. Ct. E. They said he was acting suicidal Monday night and saying he was going far away.

Pierce County sheriff's deputies came to the home for a welfare check Tuesday morning after a concerned neighbor called. Deputies reported seeing the 6-year-old girl through the window and forced their way inside; they found both the child and her father dead.

Neighbors said the man and his daughter kept to themselves. Investigators said there was no history of trouble at the home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dad murders 9-year-old daugher during visitation (Rochester, Minnesota)

As usual, the news report doesn't clarify if this was court-ordered visitation, and who the judge was. But in some ways it doesn't matter, because if moms don't "facilitate" they'll lose custody altogether.

Dad is identified as BRADLEY HIGGINS.

Father, daughter identified in Rochester murder-suicide

Article by: Associated Press
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 11:09 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Police have identified the father who they say took the life of his young daughter and then killed himself in Rochester.

KTTC-TV reports ( ) Bradley Higgins fatally shot 9-year-old Mackenzie Higgins before turning the gun on himself Sunday afternoon at his brother's house.

Authorities say the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl's mother came to pick up her daughter about 4 p.m.

Police say the 49-year-old father had been living in his brother's basement for a short time and his daughter was visiting. Officials say Higgins' brother, wife and three children were upstairs at the time of the shooting, but were not harmed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dad accused of assaulting 2-month-old son captured (Swannanoa, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as DUSTIN AARON WILSON. No mention of the baby's mother.

Wanted NC father accused of hurting 2-month-old son captured

Posted 2:52 pm, November 24, 2014, by Paul Choate

SWANNANOA, N.C. — A wanted North Carolina father accused of hurting his 2-month-old son has been captured in Buncombe County.

Dustin Aaron Wilson, 23, of Rowan County, was taken into custody in Swannanoa on warrants for felony child abuse.

Authorities said they started investigating late last month after the child was being treated for injuries by the Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Detectives said they determined the injuries happened in the Kannapolis area and were consistent with a physical assault. Specific details on the injuries have not been released. Several tips led to Wilson being taken into custody.

Wilson is currently confined in the Buncombe County Jail awaiting transport back to Rowan county.

Dad convicted of felony child abuse for puncturing baby's throat; gets 30 months in prison (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Dad is identified as ROBERT E. HAAS IV.,0,1626776.story

James City father will serve 30 months for damage to child's throat

By Susan Robertson The Virginia Gazette
8:17 a.m. EST, November 25, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG — A James City father convicted of sticking a finger down his baby's throat and causing serious injury was sentenced Monday to two and a half years in prison.

In July Robert E. Haas IV, 28, was found guilty of felony child abuse by a jury. The panel recommended the 30-month prison sentence and a $1,000 fine. On Monday, Circuit Judge Michael E. McGinty upheld and imposed the sentencing recommendation, noting that he felt it was appropriate.

"He took his finger and shoved it down his infant child's throat," said Maureen Kufro, assistant commonwealth's attorney, as she reminded the court of the facts of the case. "So forcefully that it punctured the throat."

At trial the child's mother testified she was getting ready for work when she heard her daughter coughing, then entered the living room to find her in Haas's arms spitting up blood. She added that Haas told her not to dial 911.

She told the court that while at the hospital, Haas said he believed the baby was choking and tried to clear her airway. The baby was transferred from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk for specialized care, according to her mother, who said at that time there was still no indication of what causing the bleeding.

Doctor's scoped the baby's throat and found the cause of the bleeding — a 11/2 centimeter laceration to the muscle at the back of the throat, according to Dr. Norrell Atkinson, a former child abuse pediatrician at CHKD. She said blunt force trauma was the cause of the injury.

At CHKD, Haas became nervous, according to the child's mother. She said he stated "it's all my fault" and later admitted to sticking his finger down their daughter's throat.

In a Feb. 11 interview with James City County Social Services, Haas recounted the incident. Tina Sawyer, a social worker, testified that Haas told her sticking his finger down the baby's throat caused the bleeding.

Defense attorney Patrick Bales asked McGinty to consider allowing Haas to complete the therapy program he was engaged in before he began serving his sentence. Mark Mortier, a counselor at Genesis Counseling Center, said Haas had been coming to the center since February to seek help in balancing his emotions and cultivating life coping skills. He added that Haas and his wife were also in couples therapy.

Haas was intellectually tested as part of the therapy program and demonstrated an I.Q. of 74. According to Mortier, 70 is intellectually disabled. He noted Haas was about 5 weeks away from completing the program.

Asked by Kufro what the benefit of completion would be if Haas was going to spend 21/2 years in prison, Mortier said the skills he'd acquired might help him cope in prison. Kufro argued against delaying the start of Haas's sentence, and she asked the time begin immediately. She said, regardless of the therapy, Haas didn't deserve that mercy.

"He wanted a jury trial," she said. "He got it, and now he has to face the consequences."

Dad gets 10 years for sexual abuse of daughter (Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia)

UNNAMED DAD. No mention of a mother in the home. Wonder if there was one.

Father gets 10 years for sexual abuse of daughter

25th Nov 2014 5:00 AM

A FATHER who had an ongoing sexual relationship with his biological daughter for much of her young life, has been jailed for 10 years.

The 53-year-old, who can not be named, was charged after the daughter came forward to Hervey Bay detectives as an adult and made a formal complaint.

The victim was said to have been subjected to abuse, which began while the family was living in far north Queensland, from 2001 to 2009.

The man pleaded guilty to more than 40 charges including maintaining a sexual relationship with a child, rape, indecent treatment and incest.

Hervey Bay District Court Judge Leanne Clare sentenced the man to 10 years jail.

Under Queensland law, he will have to serve at least 80% in custody.

Dad kidnaps 13-day-old son, then kills him (Parrays Village, St. Kitts)

Dad is identified as PRINCE YAHWEH HENRY.

Father In Custody For Macabre Death Of Infant

LK Hewlett

Story Updated: November 24th 2014 at 2:52 pm

A father is in custody after he reportedly ‘kidnapped’ his 13-day-old son and the infant’s remains discovered hours later.

The heart-wrenching and disturbing events unfolded yesterday afternoon (Nov 23).

Prince Yahweh Henry, also known as Shabba and Nkozi, of Parrays Village, left the home he shared with the mother of his twin babies with the male infant sometime after midnight. Henry was reportedly having a “mental health” issue at the time.

Late that morning police reached out to the media and public for assistance in locating the missing man and the child.

After 2pm, following an intense police search, Henry was located in the Bayfords mountains; he did not have the baby with him.

He then led police to where he claimed he had buried the dead infant.

“Prince Henry admitted to leaving the child in the hills and took the police to the location. Remains of an infant believed to be the missing infant, were found on the scene. Prince Yahweh Henry is now in police custody assisting with the investigation,” police reported Sunday evening.

The Observer understands from a source close to the investigation that flesh had been ‘removed’ from parts of the infant, right down to the bones.

Police inform that an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death and other critical information.

Prince Yahweh Henry is now in police custody assisting with the investigation and has not been charged with an offense.

Dad crushes 7-month-old son to death by kneeling on him because he was "fussing" (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Another short-tempered vicious dad who brutalized a baby for "fussing." Mom was at work, trying to support the family, while this useless parasite was killing her son. And of course he lied about what he had done too. Typical.


Father 'crushed his seven-month-old son to death by kneeling on him because he was fussing' Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 23, charged with one count of murder
Son, Raymond suffered several injuries before his death
Gonzalez admitted to police that he knelt on his son after he fed him
Told mother Raymond had fallen earlier, but that he was better

By Jill Reilly for MailOnline Published: 11:17 EST, 25 November 2014 | Updated: 12:02 EST, 25 November 2014

A 23-year-old Las Vegas father told police he knelt on his seven-month-old son's chest before the boy died last week because he was angry the baby was being 'fussy' even after being fed.

Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez was being held Monday at the Clark County jail pending a court appearance on a murder by child abuse charge in the death of his son, Raymond.

The 255-pound Rodriguez-Gonzalez was arrested November 18 after initially telling the boy's mother, Amy Elliott, that the child had fallen while she was at work.

A police report says authorities found bruises on the child's face and hip, scrapes on the back of his head, partially healed rib injuries and a lacerated liver was that was believed to have led to his death.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez was watching Raymond and his two stepsons on the day of the incident while their mother was at work, reports Review Journal.

On her lunch break, Elliot called Rodriguez-Gonzalez and the pair argued about care of Raymond.

While still talking to Elliott, Rodriguez-Gonzalez went to check on the baby, only to find that Raymond was not breathing.
Elliot told Rodriguez-Gonzalez to call 911 - the baby was taken to University Medical Center.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez said he would take the other children to a friend’s house and meet her at the hospital, but he disappeared.
Raymond died at the hospital from his devastating injuries. 
Two days later, Rodriguez-Gonzalez turned himself in to police and confessed to kneeling Raymond, according to the report.  

Dad murders 7-month-old daughter during "supervised" visitation; neighbors insist killer was "nice guy" despite mother's previous order of protection (Oxford Township, Michigan)

Some days I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. The father who viciously murdered this baby was a "nice guy" because...he cut his neighbor's grass. Meanwhile, Mom previously had an order of protection, which documents that this guy had a history of domestic violence. And got supervised visitation because of it. But it didn't matter, because it appears he attacked his own mother, the supposed supervisor.

Dad is identified as DARYNE GAILEY.

Oxford Township father found dead with 7-month-old daughter had turbulent relationship with ex-wife

Daryne Gailey, 29, and his 7-month-old daughter were found dead inside Gailey's Oxford Township home Sunday. The child's death is ruled a homicide and it appears Gailey's neck was cut with a box cutter. His 65-year-old mother, who suffered lacerations to her arm, was also found in the home by police.

Gus Burns
on November 24, 2014 at 3:53 PM, updated November 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM

A pink heart-shaped balloon, anchored at the center of a makeshift memorial with poems, candles and stuffed animals, jerked in the strengthening wind in the lawn of a home in Metro Detroit's Oxford Monday.

Inside the ranch-style home with a sloping backyard and elevated deck overlooking a nearby pond, two people, 29-year-old Daryne Gailey, and his 7-month-old daughter, Charlie, were died this weekend.

Oakland County investigators on Monday said an autopsy determined the infant died of blunt force trauma, the result of a homicide. Though Gailey's autopsy was pending Monday afternoon, investigators said it appeared his neck was slashed with a box cutter. The manner of death hasn't been identified.

Gailey's mother, whose account of what happened police haven't revealed, provided supervision to her son, who is developmentally disabled, while he had court-ordered, adult-monitored visitation with his daughter.

Police found Gailey's mother in the home, alive, with lacerations on her arm and had her transported to a hospital for treatment Sunday.

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said police responding to the address for a welfare check with Gailey's father about 10 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found Gailey dead in the bathroom. His mother was incoherent, lying on the couch with her cut arm in a pail of water, McCabe said. Investigators hope to interview her when she is released from the hospital.

A couple who live nearby -- they didn't want their names published -- said Gailey picked up his daughter Friday and was supposed to return her to the mother in Tuscola County Saturday.

McCabe confirmed Gailey's ex-wife, Amanda Henderick who lives in Tuscola County's Caro, had full custody of Gailey's daughter.

The court allowed Gailey overnight adult-supervised visits every other Friday. Gailey usually picked his mother up at her home in nearby Addison and they drove to Caro to retrieve the child and and returned her the following night.

The infant never returned Saturday, prompting Hendrick to contact police. Oakland County sheriff's deputies stopped at the homes of Gailey and his mother, but saw no evidence anyone was inside either address.

Deputies went with Gailey's father to the house the next morning.

A neighbor said Gailey's dog, Gator, a Labrador, had been let out of the house and seen in the backyard Saturday. The dog, which suffers seizures according to one neighbor, is now in the custody of animal control. When the woman next door left for her bakery job about 3 a.m. Sunday, she said she noticed a exterior light had been turned on at Gailey's home.

By 11 a.m. Sunday, crime scene tape surrounded the house. Neighbors on either sided of Gailey's house said they heard nothing unusual.

Gailey had a 'heart of gold'

In the last year of Gailey's life, he married Amanda Hendrick, had a baby with her and then divorced.

According to court records obtained by the Detroit Free Press, a personal protection order was filed on Gailey's behalf against his ex-wife, but lifted in July.

Oakland County Clerk marriage records show the couple married in Tuscola County's Novesta during the fall of 2013. They filed for divorce in early March and an Oakland County judge finalized the divorce earlier this month.

A 23-year-old neighbor said Gailey's mother and father visited their son often to help him around the house.

He lived in the house alone with his dog, Gator. Oakland County property records show Gailey has owned the house since 2009.

"Daryne is a nice guy," Gailey's neighbor said, adding that he "seriously" doubts Daryne would hurt his daughter or mother. "He's a great employee at work, he cuts my grass ... He talks about his baby all the time ...

The neighbor described Gailey as "a little slow," possibly with a learning disability, but "a great guy."
"His whole phone was full of pictures of that baby," said another neighbor, who also asked her name not be published.

Gailey for the last 15 years has worked at as a clerk at Kroger in Lake Orion, a town just south of Oxford Township.

"He was a very happy-go-lucky guy, always had a smile on his face, always said hello to you, remembered every single customers' name," said Gailey's manager of five years, Jamie Babel.

"Everybody looked forward to saying hi to Daryne. He had a heart of gold."

She said Gailey loved anything that had to do with cars.

At the front of the store, a collection box was set up for donations to Gailey's family. Customers at a steady pace stopped to drop in a few dollars in the wrapped box or write out a check.

Neighbors on Monday placed an order for a memorial stone that they plan to place in Gailey's yard.

"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before were knew it, and only God knows why," it was to read.

Neighbors said plans are underway for a memorial vigil outside Gailey's home at 148 Kintyre in Oxford Township, tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dad charged with killing 4-month-old son (Baltimore, Maryland)

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER BANNER SR. No mention of a mother in the home.

Father charged in 4-month-old son's death

By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A man is charged with killing his infant son last week, city police said.

November 25, 2014, 11:25 AM

Christopher Banner Sr., 20, was arrested and charged Thursday in the four-month-old's death, after the child died at a hospital earlier the same day, police said.

Officers were called Tuesday to a home in the 1600 block of E. 28th St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood, where Banner's son, Christopher Banner Jr., was not breathing. Officers administered CPR and the boy was taken to an area hospital but died early Thursday morning. The cause of death was blunt force trauma, police said.

Police said Monday that investigators were waiting for autopsy results to determine how the child died.

Banner is charged with multiple counts of child abuse, assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center without bail.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dad accused of murder in death of 8-month-old son (Las Vegas, Nevada)


Las Vegas police: Father, 23, accused of murder by child abuse in infant son's death


First Posted: November 21, 2014 - 10:03 am
Last Updated: November 21, 2014 - 10:05 am

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old father is accused of murder by child abuse in the death of his baby boy earlier this week.

Authorities say Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez was arrested in the infant's death and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Police say they were called Tuesday afternoon and told of an unresponsive 8-month-old boy at a home on Dwarf Star Lane, near Lake Mead and Lamb boulevards.

The boy was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died.

He's been identified as Raymond Rodriguez-Gonzalez.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Protective mom fights abusive custodial dad over disabled sons (Plymouth County, Iowa)

Since this is being covered in the Native American press, the issue is being framed as a Native mother being crushed by a white father. That angle obviously plays into it, no doubt about it.

But we have seen similar situations played out where ethnic/racial differences are not apparent. To a very large extent, this is testimony to how much power the fathers rights movement has been able to wield over the family courts and child "protection" system. And that also needs to be brought out.

The fact that 17-year-old boys are being silenced by the courts is very much a fathers rights thing. SHAME ON JUDGE EDWARD JACOBSON for engaging in heavy-handed FR tactics.

See our previous post here. For some reason, the father has not been identified in the media.

Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons

Suzette Brewer 11/20/14

On Friday, November 21 another hearing is scheduled in the Iowa District Court in Plymouth County in an interstate custody showdown that has sparked national outrage among tribes and Indian child welfare advocates over the return of disabled twin brothers to the custody of their non-Indian father, who has six founded cases of child abuse on his record. One of the boys is wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy, while the other is blind and has autism.

Last June, Audre’y Eby, the twins’ Rosebud Sioux mother who resides in Nebraska, was jailed for a week in Iowa on kidnapping charges for refusing to return the boys back to their father after officials in Nebraska threatened her with child endangerment charges when they found evidence of abuse during an emergency room visit, in which blood and bruises were found on one of the boys’ groin area. The boys testified to officials in both states that their father’s girlfriend had kicked one of them after she caught him masturbating and that the father had threatened to “cut his privates off.”

Trapped between competing interstate jurisdictions, Eby said she had no choice but to keep her children, even though she subsequently went to jail in Iowa for trying to protect them from their abusers.

Eby kept the boys in Nebraska for a time, but subsequently moved them to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota in order to protect them from their father and his live-in girlfriend, both of whom have been placed on the Iowa Central Abuse Registry for physical abuse, denial of critical care and failure to provide proper supervision to the twins. In early October, the boys, who are now 17, were ordered to appear before Judge Edward Jacobson for testimony at a hearing, with which Eby complied. But rather than allowing the boys to testify as ordered, Jacobson instead ordered half a dozen police officers to physically remove the boys from their mother’s custody in the hallway of the courthouse in front of at least a dozen bystanders, who were shocked that the incident took place in such a public manner with no plan for a peaceful transfer, as usually is required under these circumstances. Eby said both boys were struggling and screaming to stay with her as they were being led away by law enforcement.

“Judge Jacobson said ‘I don’t allow children to testify in my court,’” said Eby. “The order was a ruse to get me to bring them [to Iowa] so they could take them from me.”

Subsequently, in a one-page ruling issued by Judge Edward Jacobson that only vaguely refers to the evidence that was presented, the boys were immediately ordered back to their father that day. Jacobson only mentioned that Eby had “absconded” with the children, in spite of the fact that the State of Nebraska had threatened her with child endangerment if she returned them to their father. Judge Jacobson also ordered that “Mr. Courtright shall have full care, custody, and control of both children. Visistation [sic] shall be at Mr. Courtright's discretion,” in spite of six founded charges of abuse on father’s record.

Eby has had no contact with her children since that time and that the boys’ father has threatened her that she will “never see them again” if she continues with the case.

“One can say that these young men fell through the cracks,” says Frank LaMere, the director of the Four Directions Community Center in Sioux City, Iowa. “The people over in Plymouth County absolutely knew what was happening to these boys and they turned a blind eye. The DHS and the officers of the court are very aware of the abuse charges against their father, but they feel no responsibility whatsoever in spite of the fact that these allegations have been confirmed and are on the record.”

LaMere says that he intends to be at the hearing on Friday, along with other members of the Native community to show their support for the twins and their mother, who they feel is victim of the racist policies toward Native parents in courtrooms across the country.

“If a Native man had six allegations of abuse on his record, he would be serving five to 10 years in prison,” said LaMere, who is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. “But we have a white father and a white girlfriend with six founded charges and what does Judge Jacobson do? He gives the abused children back to their perpetrators and throws the Indian mother in jail. I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years of Indian child welfare experience.”

Next week, Eby and LaMere are scheduled to attend the 12th Annual March to Honor Lost Children in Sioux City. For 12 years, says LaMere, it has been necessary to organize these marches and events to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Native community members who find themselves locked in a never-ending battle with child welfare systems across the country.

“We have worked hard to build a good relationship with officials here in Woodbury County,” said LaMere. “But there are countless counties across the country that ignore the Indian Child Welfare Act. Sadly, they forget that ICWA is not a ‘defense’ strategy – it is federal law. And we want to ensure that they are attentive to the requirements of the law.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dad kills 4-year-old daughter in murder-suicide, had just separated from mother (Cape Coral, Florida)

The "investigation" is the usual Florida BS. This murder has nothing to do with being sad about being unable to be a good provider. It has everything to do with a classic spousal revenge killing--punish Mom for leaving your deadbeat @$$, so you destroy the one she loves best. Too bad this scumbag was provided child access. If he had been deprived of access, there would have been no murder. We need to stop giving unstable, violent  fathers access to kids, especially right after a breakup when they are the most volatile.

Dad is identified as JOHN MEDINA.

Deaths of child and man ruled murder suicide

By Andrew Murphy.


CAPE CORAL, Fla - The Lee County Sheriff's Office released a disturbing report on Wednesday ruling deaths of a father and his young daughter a murder-suicide.

On September 8, a car was discovered on the Cape Coral Bridge with its lights on and engine running.

The owner of the vehicle, John Medina was nowhere to be found, although a cell phone and wallet were inside the car.

Medina's daughter was found at his home dead of apparent strangulation.

A dive team searched the Caloosahatchee River and recovered John Medina's body later that morning.

According to the investigation, Medina had recently separated from the mother of the child and was desperate to salvage the relationship and was distraught about not being able to provide for his daughter financially.

Dad pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of 1-month-old son; sentenced to nine years in prison (Elizabethtown, Kentucky)

Dad is identified as JERROD D. DAVIS.

Father sentenced in infant death

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:30 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Wed Nov 19, 2014. Associated Press

  ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Kentucky man to nine years in prison in the death of his infant son.

The News-Enterprise ( reports the sentence was handed down on Tuesday for Jarrod D. Davis, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 1-month-old Ja'Vion Davis. The plea came following mediation and two trials that ended with hung juries.

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors recommended a sentence of nine years, with parole eligibility in about 23 months.

Defense attorney Julie Kaelin argued for probation, but Judge Ken Howard said that would be too lenient for the loss of a child's life. He approved the deal that was reached in October.

11-year-old girl nearly dies after dad uses her as drug mule (Cali, Colombia)

Note that UNNAMED DAD clearly had some sort of custody/visitation rights that allowed him to do this to his daughter.

11-year-old Cali girl nearly dies after father uses her as drug mule

Nov 19, 2014 posted by Piotr Wojciak

An 11-year-old girl from the southwestern Colombian city of Cali nearly died after her father fed her 104 capsules filled with drugs before traveling abroad, local media reported Tuesday.

The girl was brought to the emergency room of a hospital in Cali by her mother and was in a critical state.

The minor showed symptoms of severe poisoning and, following an x-ray examination, the primary care physicians decided a surgical intervention was necessary.

In x-ray images the doctors recognized capsules with an unknown substance in the patient’s stomach. It is presumed that due to a rupture in one of the containers, the poisonous content began leaking into her organism.

“The life of the minor was in serious danger, and the surgery had to be performed immediately. A total of 104 capsules were removed from the victim’s stomach. The substance is being analyzed by the police and the prosecutor’s office. Everything suggests it is cocaine,” said General Hoover Pinilla of the local Police.

The mother of the girl was instantly detained and the police launched criminal investigation into what seems like a child abuse case.

According to the initial hypothesis by the authorities, it was the father of the minor who forced her to ingest the packages of drug with intention of sending her to Europe as the so-called drug mule.

“The mother of the victim told the police that her daughter had been with her father, who doesn’t live with the family, from around 12 PM to 6 PM on Monday. Later that evening, the girl started experiencing pain in her stomach and was subsequently taken to the hospital,” explained Pinilla.

“We’re looking at a perverse case of child abuse by adults,” added the police commander.

During an inspection at the house of the minor, the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare found passports and various plane tickets hinting at the possibility of a failed drug-trafficking attempt.

“This case is an abomination, as it jeopardized the life of an 11-year-old child. That is why we will take all necessary measures to provide protection to the minor and take her away from the harmful environment” said Jhon Arley Murillo of the Institute.

In the public statement. the social worker urged the society to monitor and denounce similar instances of violation of children’s rights.

After the medical intervention, the girl stayed in the hospital on Tuesday. Her condition is stable, but she remains at an intensive care unit with “guarded prognosis.”

Dad accused in violent beating death of 11-month-old daughter; mom also injured (Kenosha, Wisconsin)

Dad is identified as RUSSELL LAMAR ROSE.

"Monster" Dad Accused in Infant's Violent Death

"The death of any child is traumatic, but for a child to be killed in such a violent nature is unthinkable"

An 11-month-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, girl suffered fatal injuries Tuesday evening at the hands of her father, police said, in what the town's police chief described as "the most violent child death that I have ever seen."

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 7:48 PM CST

An 11-month-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, girl suffered fatal injuries Tuesday evening at the hands of her father, police said, in what the town's police chief described as "the most violent child death that I have ever seen."

"This is Serenity Rose who was killed by her father," Chief John Morrissey said during a media briefing, holding a photo of the girl.

An autopsy performed Wednesday revealed the child died from multiple blunt force injuries including several skull fractures. Charges against the father, identified as 34-year-old Russell Lamar Rose, are pending.

"The words that I would like to say about this individual are probably not fit for the media," Morrissey said, "so I'm simply going to refer to him as a monster."

Morrissey said officers responded to a domestic violence call just before 7 p.m. Tuesday from a 27-year-old woman screaming that someone killed her baby. Witnesses told police they heard screams for help and a baby crying outside a triplex in the 5000 block of 21st Avenue.

Morrissey said the witnesses told police they saw Rose hold Serenity over his head and drop her to the ground.

Rose then ran into the apartment, Morrissey said, and officers who surrounded the apartment saw the man setting fire to the curtains. Rose, who police said has an extensive criminal record, later was arrested without incident.

The child was found lifeless, badly bruised and bloody, Morrissey said. Her face was partially disfigured. Serenity's mother, who was not named by police, suffered a swollen face and lacerations.

Serenity and her mother were transported to Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center where the mother was treated for her injuries and the child was pronounced dead.

Morrissey said the incident began because Rose wanted the mother to move out of their home.

"The death of any child is traumatic," Morrissey said, "but for a child to be killed in such a violent nature is unthinkable."

On Wednesday the Kenosha Police Department changed its Facebook cover photo to "reflect on the tragic incident" involving the "death of an 11-month-old baby as a result of Child Abuse."

"The toll this has taken on our officers who were on scene, along with the Fire Department personnel, hospital personnel, etc has been gut wrenching and extremely sad," the department wrote on Facebook, adding, "In memory of the 11 month old victim, this will be our last FB posting for today."

Dad indicted for 1st-degree murder in death of 3-month-old son (Lebanon, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as JOHN CORMIER JR.

Lebanon dad charged in death of 3-month-old son

Posted: Nov 17, 2014 4:20 PM EST

LEBANON, Tenn. - A young father from Lebanon has been indicted on murder charges in the August death of his infant son following an investigation.

John Cormier Jr, 21, was arrested Monday on charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. He was booked into the Wilson County jail on $250,000 bond.

Cormier's three-month-old son was found unresponsive inside a home on Summerfield Drive on August 18.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they began an investigation into the child's death based on how the infant was discovered, but further details regarding the circumstances and child's condition have yet to be released.

Dad charged with criminal homicide for toddler son's death from oxycodone (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)

Dad is identified as COCO WALLACE. No mention of a mother in the home.

Pennsylvania father charged in child's death from painkiller

By Associated Press 2:33pm, November 18, 2014

A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his toddler son after authorities said high levels of a prescription narcotic painkiller were found in the child's blood.

Thirty-eight-year-old Coco Wallace of Levittown is also charged in Bucks County with recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.

Police in Middletown Township said 27-month-old Sebastian Wallace died Oct. 22 at Lower Bucks Hospital.

Police said the child's blood tested positive for Oxycodone "at three times the level that would be necessary to kill the average adult." They said Coco Wallace was the only adult with him and acknowledged having Oxycodone pills the day before.

Court documents don't list a defense attorney and a listed number for Wallace couldn't be found Monday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dad indicted on reckless manslaughter charges in death of 14-month-old daughter (Florence, Alabama)

Dad is identified as JUSTIN GREEN. No mention of a mother in the home.

Florence man indicted in connection with his daughters death

Posted 2:37 pm, November 10, 2014, by Carter Watkins

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County grand jury has upgraded the charges against a father in connection with the death of his infant daughter.

The indictment was handed down late last week, and the father has again been arrested in the case.

On August 7, 2013 emergency responders were called to apartment 12H at Hermitage Hills Apartments on a report of an infant who was unresponsive.

The 14-month-old’s father told investigators at the time that he found her in a crib with a cord wrapped around her neck.

Almost a year later, 25-year-old Justin Green was arrested for criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor.

The grand jury has now upgraded the charge to reckless manslaughter.

“We think this is an appropriate charge. This is a tragic case, an almost infant child was strangled and somebody needs to be held accountable,” said Lauderdale County Assistant District Attorney Will Powell.

Green told Florence Police he had been outside the apartment and went back in to check on the small girl.

Investigators said a cord from a remote-controlled vehicle was found around the child’s neck.

Powell acknowledged it will be difficult to refute the fathers claim he had nothing to do with the death, since no other adults were there at the time.

“It’s hard to believe from the evidence that is available in this case that this was just an accident,” stated Powell. “And it is the state’s intention to hold the adult that was in charge of those children responsible for that child’s death.”

Powell said two other children, ages 4 and 6, were inside the apartment at the time the incident happened.

Since the indictment was handed down late last week, an arraignment date has not been set for Justin Green.

He has been released from the Lauderdale County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

Dad admits he slammed and threw 2-month-old daughter; blames his ADD (Malone, New York)

His ADD made him do it? These guys sure come up with lots of excuses for their violence.

Dad is identified as JAMES J. WHITNEY.

Malone father admits to child assault

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 2:42 pm
Denise A. Raymo, Press-Republican

MALONE — A Malone man pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting his infant daughter and will be sentenced in Franklin County Court on Jan. 26.

James J. Whitney, 29, admitted to reckless assault of a child and confessed that, while she was in his care on Dec. 29, 2013, he slammed and threw the baby girl, then 2 months old, so that her head hit a hard surface.

Jaycie Whitney, who celebrated her first birthday on Halloween, reportedly has some developmental issues as a result of her father’s violence.

He could face up to six years in state prison for the violent-felony conviction.

Whitney was deemed competent to stand trial last month during a hearing held before County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr.

The defense, headed by Public Defender Thomas Soucia, had claimed Whitney could not fully participate in his defense at trial because he has attention-deficit disorder, heightened anxiety levels and trouble understanding the more complicated words police investigators and mental-health experts used when interviewing him.

 Prosecution witnesses said Whitney would have likely been under great stress while on trial, but that would not have caused him irreparable mental harm.

 Main agreed, saying accommodations could be made to reduce the anticipated stress.

Dad on trial for felony abuse of 7-week-old son; baby survived despite serious injuries requring life support (Comal County, Texas)

Dad is identified as AARON CORBELL.

Trial begins for father accused in shaken-baby case

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:12 am

By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

After hours of talking to two detectives, a New Braunfels man eventually told them that he might have shaken his 7-week-old son and might have caused the boy’s severe injuries, according to evidence presented Wednesday in a Comal County court.

Aaron Corbell, 30, faces three first-degree and four third-degree felonies in connection with injuries that required his son to be put on life-support last year after the child passed out and threw up while in Corbell’s care at their New Braunfels home. During a recorded interview he had at the New Braunfels Police Department, Corbell told Det. David Schroeder that his son was yelling and he took the boy in the shower hoping the steam would open the baby’s sinuses before he shook the boy for a split second.

Dad pleads not guilty to assaulting 7-year-old son (Olympia, Washington)

So, it appears sicko UNNAMED DAD beat the kids more if they "jumped" the first time he hit them with a belt. Niiice.

Notice there is no mention of a mother in this home. Is there one?

Olympia man pleads not guilty to child abuse

By Amelia Dickson Staff writer
November 12, 2014

A 29-year-old Olympia man pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault of a child in Thurston County Superior Court on Wednesday morning after he allegedly hit his 7-year-old son with a belt.

The man was arrested after an elementary school employee reported that the boy had extensive bruising on his buttocks, legs and ankles, and was in so much pain that he was unable to sit down in class, according to court documents. The child told Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies that he and his two brothers had been hit with a belt by their father because they didn’t go to sleep when they were supposed to.

Deputies also talked to the boy’s brother, who didn’t have any visible bruises. The brother said that his father decided that each boy would receive three slaps with a belt as punishment, but if the boys jumped, they would receive an extra slap. The brother said the 7-year-old jumped several times and received extra slaps, according to court documents.

Deputies contacted the father, who admitted to hitting his son with a belt, but said that he only hit the child on the buttocks and any marks elsewhere weren’t his fault, according to court documents. The man was arrested and later released on $2,500 bail.

Dad charged with murder of 4-month-old son (Jacksonville, Florida)

Yet another short-tempered father who went off on a crying baby and killed him.

This one is identified as DONALD JAMES CRYSTALUS.

Father charged with murder of 4-month-old

Author: Francesca Amiker, Reporter
Published On: Nov 12 2014 03:32:17 PM EST Updated On: Nov 12 2014 11:21:39 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man is charged with child neglect and murder after police determined that an injury that led to his 4-month-old son's death was intentional.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, police were called to Wolfson Children's Hospital on Oct. 29 by doctors treating Gabriel Crystalus. The child had a head injury that police say could not have been caused by an accident.

The child's father, 35-year-old Donald James Crystalus, initially told police the child slipped while bathing, but when interviewed again, officers said he confessed that he got angry and intentionally hurt his son.

JSO said what apparently set Crystalus off was that Gabriel wouldn't stop crying.

Crystalus was charged on Monday and booked into the Duval County jail and is being held without bond. He has a court date scheduled for Dec. 3. #John Harrell, spokesman for the Department of Children and Families, said the family's other child, a 2-year-old, was also in the home when Gabriel was injured.

“We are urging all parents to understand that children this young are fragile,” Harrell said. “You can never take it out on your children if you’re feeling stressed or angry. You’re talking about children under the age of 2. There are so many more child deaths under that age because they are so fragile.”

Dad pleads guilty to chaining 7-year-old son to bed while he is at work; is this a custodial dad? (Logan, Utah)

Once again, check out what is not said, namely: What happened to this child's mother?

It doesn't seem likely that there was a mother in the home, or she would have surely known about Daddy chaining the little boy to his bed. So she would have also been arrested, given that mothers are always held responsible for the acts of abusive/neglectful fathers.

So what happened to Mom? Are we to assume that dad was custodial? If so, how did he get custody? And why does CPS have custody now?

Dad is identified as SAMMIE HODGES.

Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:28 am
Will Feelright

LOGAN — A 29-year-old father has accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to chaining his seven-year-old son to a bed while he was away from home.

Court records show Sammie Hodges pleaded guilty on Monday to child abuse, a class A misdemeanor. Three other misdemeanor charges were dismissed.

Hodges was arrested in June after police received an anonymous tip claiming the boy was being chained-up in a Logan home while his father was at work.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said when police searched the home near 825 North 1400 East, they found the boy chained-up in a bedroom.

Defense attorney David Perry said the boy wasn't injured by the heavy chain attached to his ankle, and he had access to snacks, water and a bathroom. He said Hodges couldn't afford day care.

The child was taken into custody by Department of Child and Family Services.

Perry said he and prosecutors are recommending Hodges wear an ankle monitor for about four-months and complete 80-hours of community service. Sentencing is scheduled for December 15.

Dad charged with felony murder in drug overdose death of 2-year-old son; what happened to the mother of this boy? (Lawrenceville, Georgia)

What is left unsaid here is no doubt more interesting than what is said.

So. We have some druggie dipsh** daddy who claims to have spent the night with his 2-year-old son in the father's parents' basement. Why? Does this loser live there? And somehow, the dips** gets oxycodone from an identified "female friend" (girlfriend?) who had "owed him money. For what?

And then, somehow, the little boy "accidentally" ingests one of the pills, maybe because Daddy dropped some on the floor. Or left them out. He's not sure, you see.

So where is this little boy's mother? Absolutely no mention of her at all. I suspect that this is a custody/visitation situation.

So did LOSER DADDY have minimal visitation rights? Or was this a case of full-blown custody? At any rate, assuming this is a visitation/custody case, who gave a deadbeat druggie daddy who apparently lives in his parents' basement any access to a child this young?

Testimony: Father charged in son's 2013 death due to recent confessions

By Tyler Estep

As of Thursday, November 13, 2014 Gwinnett Daily Post #

LAWRENCEVILLE — The reason Kurt Vanpool was charged with murder some 18 months after his 2-year-old son died is simple, Gwinnett County police Detective C.J. Flynn testified Thursday — he only recently admitted what likely happened.

Vanpool, 34, was arrested and charged with felony murder and second-degree cruelty to children on Nov. 6, about 18 months after the April 19, 2013, death of his 2-year-old son, Hunter. Gwinnett County police have known since at least last summer that Hunter Vanpool died of an oxycodone overdose, but had made no arrest because the elder Vanpool, who claimed to have slept with his son that night in the basement of his parents’ Hoschton home, never offered any real insight or “any type of reasonable explanation” into the incident.

Enter Flynn, who was assigned the case last Monday. Within four days, he had spoken with Vanpool and issued warrants for his arrest.

“He finally admitted to me that (a female friend) had come over the night before (Hunter’s death) and that she had owed him some money,” Flynn testified Thursday during a preliminary hearing in Gwinnett County Magistrate Court.

Vanpool reportedly told Flynn that, instead of money, his friend gave him pills of oxycodone, a prescription painkiller. Vanpool allegedly said he took one but “kept two and hid them in the (basement) apartment,” and also conceded that it was possible that he and the friend “left some out or dropped some during the exchange.”

“(He said that) while he fell asleep the child may have been able to get away from him and ingest the oxycodone,” Flynn said.

Investigators are not alleging that Vanpool intentionally gave his child the oxycodone. The felony murder charge is predicated on second-degree cruelty to children, which involves criminal negligence.

Defense attorney Lawrence Lewis argued that the state’s line of thinking was an overreaction, calling Hunter Vanpool’s death “an accident.”

“I don’t think the state can prove cruelty to children in the second degree,” Lewis said. “I think they’re trying to bootstrap, saying, ‘We have a dead child, how can we charge him with murder?’”

Magistrate Judge Bob Mitchum did express some reservations about the manner in which the case was charged but bound it over anyway, meaning the case can move on to superior court.

Vanpool has remained in the Gwinnett County jail since his arrest. Bond was not addressed Thursday, though Lewis has filed a motion asking for a hearing to be scheduled.

Vanpool’s parents were present at Thursday’s hearing but declined to comment.

Dad charged with felony murder in death of 10-month-old son (Fayette County, Georgia)

Notice how the headline insinuates that both parents are responsible for the baby's death. In fact, the baby was alone with Daddy at the time he was killed. Mom has been charged with possession of marijuana, and that's all. Something that had nothing to do with the crime, even if the marijuana was hers and not Daddy's, which is not clarified here at all.  

But moms are always being blamed for the crimes of fathers, so that's nothing new.

Dad is identified as JUSTIN CARL MARSHALL.

Fayette baby’s death leads to charges against parents
Posted:  6:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014  

A Fayette County father is facing felony murder and child cruelty charges after the death of his 10-week-old boy. The child’s mother is also facing charges following an investigation.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Barry H. Babb, deputies responded to a Woodstream Point address Wednesday afternoon on a report of a baby not breathing. When they arrived, paramedics were already there treating Justin C. Marshall II. The infant was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities later determined that the 10-week-old’s cause of death was non-accidental trauma that occurred when the child was alone in his father’s care, Babb said. That led officials on Thursday to charge 27-year-old Justin Carl Marshall with felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Marshall was arrested Wednesday after deputies learned he was wanted for misdemeanor probation violation out of Fayette County. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was Marshall’s wife Tabitha Marshall, the mother of the child. the mother of the child,. She was arrested while deputies were on scene Wednesday.

Justin Carl Marshall is being held in the Fayette County Jail. A first-appearance hearing in magistrate court has been scheduled for Friday morning.