Thursday, March 26, 2015

Custodial dad, step charged after battered 3-year-old son found dead in garbage bags stuffed in box; dad freed on bond (Hollywood, Florida)

Total double standard and abusive daddy coddling. The kid wanders into the lobby during a hotel visit. Result: Mom loses custody and is limited to visitation.

Custodial dad and the step BRUTALIZE this boy, who had bruising, abrasions, signs of strangulation. Our Florida "experts" in child abuse don't substantiate any of it. The protective mother takes him to the hospital ER when he shows up with rectal tears indicative of sexual abuse. The moronic doctors can't substantiate that either.

So eventually one or both of these sickos go too far and basically torture the kid to death. They make up some crazy story about a robbery and kidnapping, and even with their history of child abuse allegations, the stupid cops fall for it. Takes them 12 hours to find the little boy's body IN THE HOUSE! Shades of Jon-Benet Ramsey!

SOMEBODY put his body in garbage bags and hid him in a box in the laundry room. Obviously reflects a conscious, deliberate attempt to cover up. But no, we' re told the step is suddenly so mentally ill she checked herself into a mental hospital. And Daddy? He's walked out of jail on bond.

Even though the boy's death was clearly a homicide and was ruled as such, the step is only charged with manslaughter and dad with...NEGLECT. Really??? Same as Mom losing track of the boy at a hotel?

As often happens in these crimes when the Evil Step is blamed for everything, Dad is being painted as the poor clueless innocent who had no idea what was happening. Total Bullsh**.

No indication here that he EVER sought medical care for the boy unlike Mom (who was blown off by the authorities). At MINIMUM, all he did was repeat lies, and he's getting away with it. Killer daddy coddling to the max.

Dad is identified as NELSON OSCEOLA.

Update from Miami Herald. Though much is made of the mother's substance abuse issues, note the following: "Broward County child protection investigators discounted the possibility of abuse and left him with a father who had a lengthy rap sheet — including aggravated assault charges — and a history of alleged drug use." Oh, so a dad with substance abuse issues AND a history of assault is a fitter parent than a mom with just a history of substance abuse? Right.

Father, stepmother charged after boy's body found in box; dad bonds out of jail

Father, stepmother charged after boy's body found in box; dad bonds out of jail, reports say According to reports from WSVN-TV Ch. 7 and NBC 6 Miami, Nelson Osceola bonded out of the Broward County Jail on Thursday morning.

By Linda Trischitta Sun Sentinel March 26, 2015, 12:10 PM

The 3-year-old boy was covered in bruises from head to toe; his pancreas ruptured into thirds.
His body was stuffed into garbage bags tucked inside a box in a laundry room. Wednesday, police announced that his stepmother and father had been arrested in connection with his death.

The body of Ahziya Drew Osceola was found in the family's residence in the 5400 block of Johnson Street.

His stepmother, Analiz Rodezno Osceola, 24, was charged Wednesday with aggravated manslaughter; child neglect and providing false information to law enforcement, Hollywood police said.

Her husband of 10 months, Nelson Drew Osceola, 24, who is the child's father, was charged with child neglect, according to the agency.

The father and stepmother of a toddler who was reported missing and later found dead Thursday in his Hollywood home face charges after their arrests Wednesday, police said.

Nelson Osceola was freed on a $50,000 bond from Broward County's main jail Thursday morning.
His wife remained behind bars with a $230,000 bond after appearing in court.

"In his first three years of life, he endured what we believe to be a significant amount of pain," Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez said during a press conference Wednesday. "No child should ever, ever endure this life, the life of little Ahziya."

The cause of the child's death, ruled a homicide, was from blunt impact abdominal trauma, according to the Broward Medical Examiner's Office.

Ahziya's body was wrapped in plastic bags and found inside a Baby Einstein toy box in a laundry room, according to police. A search warrant said two bags of clothing were on top of the box.

His face and body were bruised; his pancreas was broken into three pieces. Enzymes from that organ were let loose and were breaking down internal organs, the medical examiner's office said.

The autopsy also found a spiral fracture of the child's left shin bone that was probably an old break. The medical examiner's office estimated Ahziya died late Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Rodezno Osceola checked into a psychiatric ward March 20 for reasons authorities did not disclose. The couple were taken into custody Wednesday at a Fort Lauderdale hospital after Rodezno Osceola had been discharged, Fernandez said.

The deceased child's father and mother, Karen Cypress, 26, are members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Cypress lives elsewhere in Hollywood as well as on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation in Clewiston. Her son was buried there Sunday, said Kenneth Tommie, the child's maternal grandfather.

He called Ahziya "an outgoing boy" who loved to play with classmates at the Seminole preschool on the reservation in Hollywood.

After a court hearing Monday, when the couple were temporarily barred from visiting two other children who had been removed from the home, Nelson Osceola was asked what happened to the baby.

"I just buried my son yesterday," Osceola said. "I'm just trying to find peace with myself right now, you understand? My son is gone."

The investigation began at 11:48 a.m. Thursday when Seminole Police called Hollywood Police to report that the child was missing from the house, Fernandez said.

Rodezno Osceola told detectives she last saw the boy in the house that morning about 10 a.m. and found the back door ajar, her wallet containing $160 gone and an additional $3,000 missing, Hollywood Police spokeswoman Officer Meredith Elrich said.

That prompted simultaneous investigations of a possible abduction and a search for the missing child, Fernandez said. Those efforts, including bloodhounds to track the child, were canceled when the body was found.

"There were many details [Rodezno Osceola] discussed, some of which were contradicting," Fernandez said. "She knew the child was injured [and needed medical attention.]"

From the report of Ahziya's disappearance and the discovery of his body inside the house about 12 hours later, Fernandez said his agency, Seminole Police, Broward Sheriff's deputies and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers did a "2- to 3-square-mile area" search.

During Ahziya's short life, there were four reports to the Florida Department of Children and Families hotline, according to the department. Three described injuries and allegations of harm that prompted home visits, doctor exams, interviews with teachers and relatives, counseling and training for the parents. But physical abuse allegations were not substantiated.

Ahziya had a purple bruise on his left cheek that was blamed on a fall onto a wooden bed frame, an August 2013 report said.

In April 2014, fingerprints and a bruise on the lower side of each jawbone, scratches on both sides of Ahziya's neck and bruises on his left back ribcage were observed, a report states. His father attributed some of the marks to a fall in the bathroom and rough play with kids at an Easter party, and said his son fell all the time.

A bruise and abrasion were noticed beneath Ahziya's eye in December 2014. The child's bottom was also sore. His mother took him to an emergency room doctor who found small abrasions in his rectum that could have been from constipation, a report said. He was otherwise described as "very happy, rambunctious and talkative" and denied being harmed by anyone.

A fourth report said child investigators determined there was inadequate supervision and medical neglect when in January 2014 Ahziya left his mother in a fifth-floor hotel room, got into an elevator and was found in the hotel lobby. Karen Cypress was arrested and pleaded not guilty to criminal charges including child neglect. The case is open, according to Broward court records. The boy was placed with his father and Cypress was allowed to visit her son.

State reports listed investigators — from the Broward Sheriff's Child Protection Investigation Section, who work on behalf of DCF; the medically oriented Child Protection Team and Seminole Family Services — that had looked into allegations of abuse of Ahziya.

"There is no fail-safe system, other than a responsible parent," Fernandez said.