Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Custodial dad jailed for stabbing death of 1-year-old daughter (Richlands, North Carolina)

Once again, you have to wonder whether ANTHONY WAYNE YOUNG is a single father. Lots of showy stuff performed for the neighbors, of Daddy playing with the little girl outside--just a day before he (allegedly) stabbed her to death. NOT ONE mention of a mother in the home or anywhere else.

What happened to Mom?

Update: Confirmed here that father had LEGAL CUSTODY. And check this out: "Young has a criminal record in North Carolina, including drug convictions in 1995, 2001 and 2008, according to information from N.C. Department of Public Safety." Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this father custody of an infant girl?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Father Charged in Death of Infant Daughter
By Amanda Wilcox Updated Monday, May 4, 2015 at 04:59 PM EDT

RICHLANDS - In a quiet country neighborhood on the outskirts of town, the Onslow County Sheriff said a father murdered his one-year-old daughter early Sunday morning.

Anthony Wayne Young, 37, is being held in the Onslow County jail without bond, after Sheriff Hans Miller said the suspect called 911 early Sunday morning to admit to killing his daughter, Ruby Young.

"It appears that the cause of the death was severe loss of blood, of that little child, from a single laceration. There was blood at the scene,” said Miller.

Miller said the suspected murder weapon is a kitchen knife. He said they are still investigating a motive.

"Regardless of what the motive may be in the murder, it's not a proper thing to do, to take the life of a small child," Miller said.

Brett Futrell, who lives nextdoor, said he was surprised to hear Young was accused of murdering his daughter.

"Day before yesterday he was outside playing for hours with his daughter, picking flowers, and it just was a surprise to me," said Futrell, who has a two-year-old son himself.

Monday, Futrell and his son played outside among the crime scene tape draping through the trees of his property line. His young boy was unaware of the tragedy that happened next door.

"When I found out about it, I started crying," Futrell said. "I said I couldn't take it, because the first thing I thought about was [my son]. And it just drove me crazy. I couldn't deal with something like that."

The crime scene tape remained up most of the day Monday, as deputies continued to investigate and remove evidence from the scene, while an autopsy was being performed on the baby.

"We feel sorry for the loss of that little child, for no reason whatsoever," Miller said. Young was scheduled to make a first appearance at the Onslow County courthouse Monday, but court official said Young's attorney appeared for him instead.

The attorney said he was not in the right mental state to appear before a judge.