He WAITED until he was alone with the baby. He didn't just snap, and hurt his child. He didn't suddenly react badly to his baby crying, or any of the other excuses that are often made when a baby is hurt. He had been helping care for the baby for nearly a month, under the watchful eye of the staff. This wasn't a case of a teen dad at home with a new baby and NFI of what he was doing.
He had his first window of opportunity after nearly a month, and he took it. That's pre-meditation right there surely.
That's the conclusion I drew as well, she was also going home with the baby the next day...
I wonder if the assault on her was when she was pregnant and also wonder why she delivered early, I'm wondering along those lines because DCF have been involved from the start and have been very quick to strip the mum of her rights to make decisions for her son, there does seem to be a lot missing to the story.
That boy must have a heart of stone.
I think this situation is unbelievably sad, but like all things in life, we can't judge without the full story. He is a child in a exceptional situation. You don't know what his reasons were for hurting his baby (not that any reason would justify it)
He will be judged by a judge and jury who are given a full account of circumstances and history and it is for them to deem his punishment.
What would you be thinking/feeling is this were your 15 year old?
I read another article that explained this. Because both parents were minors the dcp had to be called. (eta: the parents were already under care themselves) As the baby's injuries are THAT bad, to the point of possibly needing to decide whether or not to turn life support off, only someone over the age of 18 can make that decision.
Last edited by DesperatelySeekingSleep; 19-02-2014 at 12:04.
And that's why the dcp are involved.
At least that's what I read
I judge him, I would also recommend you read Vic Parks link as it's time we all did start judging these monsters and stop making excuses for them.
The victim here is the child and his mother.
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