Friday, February 27, 2015

"Stay at home" dad in jail for abusing 3-month-old son; supposedly strangled baby for crying (St. Petersburg, Florida)

What a country. Mothers of five children--including a 3-month-old baby--forced to work to support their families while apparently deadbeat "stay-at-home" fathers like this one abuse the kids. Looks like this charming fellow basically abused this baby from birth, given the evidence of the healing injuries. The other kids say he strangled the baby for crying too. What a useless piece of crap.

But really what were the mother's options here given the cuts in social services and the high cost of daycare? Not to mention potential custody fights by this loser.

Dad is identified as NORMAN WILLIAMS.

Police: St. Pete father abused 3-month-old son

10 News Staff, WTSP 11:09 a.m. EST February 27, 2015

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A St. Petersburg man is behind bars, accused of abusing his 3-month-old son. Police say on Wednesday, the infant was brought to All Children's Hospital by his mother with what was later determined to be a broken arm.

The mother says she was at work when she got a call from her husband, 24-year-old Norman Williams, telling her their baby had fallen off the bend and appeared to be injured.

Further examination of the child revealed he also had multiple rib fractures that were in different stages of healing.

Investigators went to the Mosley Motel, where the family was staying, to speak with Williams. At the motel, police found he him in custody of five other children -- ages 1 through 8 -- two of whom had bruises all over their body.

Those children, ages 5 and 6, stated they got the injuries after Williams struck them with a belt. Two of the children also stated that they saw Williams strangle the baby victim when he wouldn't stop crying.

All children were taken into the protective custody of DCF.

Williams was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated child abuse and two counts of child abuse.