Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dad charged with torture, sexual assault, and murder of 19-day-old daughter (Newhall, California)

We've posted on dad MATTHEW BRENDAN WARNER before. Now we find out that this piece of sh** also tortured and raped this baby--still a newborn--while Mom was at work.

What a sicko. And what a damned shame that our society forces the mothers of babies now even three weeks old to return to the workforce and earn a paycheck. You're not even recovered from labor yet, and you are forced to hand over "caretaking" to a violent man because there is no paid maternity leave and the deadbeat sure doesn't seem obliged to help support the family.


Newhall Man Charged With Murder, Sexual Assault of Infant Daughter: DA

Posted 12:54 PM, January 27, 2015, by Melissa Pamer, Updated at 01:36pm, January 27, 2015

A 30-year-old Newhall man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his 19-day-old infant daughter also allegedly sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said in announcing charges against him Tuesday.

Matthew Brendan Warner was taken into custody less than 12 hours after his daughter, Ellorah Rose Warner, was reported missing from the couple’s home on Friday evening.

After a large-scale search operation, the baby’s father led investigators to her body, which was found in the front cab of a truck on Saturday morning.

Warner was charged with murder, assault on a child causing death, torture, oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, and aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The alleged sexual assault and murder occurred Friday, according to the felony complaint.

Before the search for the child began, neighbors said they had seen Warner walk outside the couple’s home carrying a bundle while the baby’s mother, his girlfriend, was at work.

The baby was reported missing by her parents, who walked into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley Station about 9 p.m. Friday.

The infant was pronounced dead at the scene, in a parking lot about a mile from the couple’s home, investigators said. Homicide detectives responded about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was initially identified as Ellorah Rose Warner by her grandmother, and her identity was confirmed Tuesday by the county coroner’s office. The girl’s cause of death was not yet available to be released, a coroner’s official said.

Warner’s arraignment was slated for Tuesday but was postponed until Feb. 18. Wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit, Warner did appear in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday.

His bail was set at $2.25 million.