Police: Child with cancer beat by mom

Police: Child with cancer beat by mom

There are 103 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Jul 27, 2008, titled Police: Child with cancer beat by mom. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

In a case of child abuse so brutal, even seasoned investigators are shocked, Bernalillo County deputies say a mom and her live-in boyfriend were beating a 12-year-old boy who has cancer.

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insider

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jul 27, 2008
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
StanTheMan

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
if you want to speak up for your friend, i'm listening. what facts were manipulated and what special circumstances are there?
Zorro

United States

#5 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
Yes, because as we all know, KOB-TV is in the business of selling newspapers.
CallousOneToo

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Jul 27, 2008
StanTheMan wrote:
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if you want to speak up for your friend, i'm listening. what facts were manipulated and what special circumstances are there?
Isn't it obvious? The liberal media left out the fact that the 12-year old kiddo was actually a middle east suicide bomber that had an explosive vest strapped to his chest that was armed and ready to go. In self defense the mom and the boyfriend tackled the kiddo and then beat him to a pulp to ensure that he couldn't reach the vest's trigger mechanism.

</sarcasm>
GOOD GRIEF

AOL

#7 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES??? MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES??? Are you insane? There is absolutely no excuse for a couple of evil, cruel, poor excuses for human beings for the boyfriend to hold a child down, cancer stricken (which makes it worse) or not, & the mother to beat him so brutally as to inflict major injuries on him. These two need to do major prison time.
Swift Justice

Clovis, NM

#8 Jul 27, 2008
First of all, I hope the child has no lasting damage. It is suffereing enough already. Most would agree that the spanking a child is ok within limits (a smack on the rump or two). But this is NOT COOL at all. I asked my friend about this one, and we agree. Take those two adults outside the courthouse, and give them a good thrashing (caning if you will). Let 'em feel the pain they gave to the child. Have a few real guys hold down the coward friend, while he gets a solid beating.
Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth.
Then let mom go for some treatment that is monitored by court.
Call me barbaric I don't care. This is upsetting to say the least.
GOOD GRIEF

AOL

#9 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
Hey Einstein, KOBTV (TV give you a clue?) is not a newspaper, it's a TV station!
ROXY

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 Jul 27, 2008
CallousOneToo wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it obvious? The liberal media left out the fact that the 12-year old kiddo was actually a middle east suicide bomber that had an explosive vest strapped to his chest that was armed and ready to go. In self defense the mom and the boyfriend tackled the kiddo and then beat him to a pulp to ensure that he couldn't reach the vest's trigger mechanism.
</sarcasm>
Your a brat! But I hear ya!!
ROXY

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Jul 27, 2008
People like this need to get tortured just like the tortue they put on kids. Makes me sick.!!!!!!!!
RTX

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the media is presenting this story in a lopsided manner to sell more newspapers. They are manipulating the facts.
There was apparently unnecessary violence; for which they should be held accountable.
There are mitigating circumstances which ought to be considered before final judgment is made.
There is NO valid reason to beat any child.
insider

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Jul 27, 2008
the reference to "selling newspapers" was metaphorical and not meant to be taken literally.

I am not at liberty to go into much detail; but,

would it make any difference at all if the record showed continued and earnest efforts to deal with overwhelming calamities in this family's life,

and that this was a aberration born in frustration and fatigue and not at all characteristic of any of these people.

I can easily imagine, from what you have written, that at least certain of you are not at all unfamiliar with this manner of dealing with your problems.
insider

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Jul 27, 2008
"mitigation" by the way; does not mean "exoneration".
Jighead

Santa Fe, NM

#15 Jul 27, 2008
These are evil people that should be dealt with as pure evil but our liberal justices system will view them as misguided. They will hire a defense lawyer that will claim that they were abused as children so that makes their action reasonable and they may in fact be rehabilitated. The only time they will be held accountable is when they pass into the next world, where they will find the true meaning of accountability. May God have mercy on their souls and may he protect that child from further abuse.

“throw some steeze on that ”

Since: Jul 08

Albuquerque

#16 Jul 27, 2008
Mitigating circumstances?

Yeah right. Im sure the head stomping was justified. Idiot.

I know kids need discipline. Heck I got a belt on the bottom when I was disrespectful to my parents, but there is nothing to justify the beating of a child especially one with cancer.
StanTheMan

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the reference to "selling newspapers" was metaphorical and not meant to be taken literally.
I am not at liberty to go into much detail; but,
would it make any difference at all if the record showed continued and earnest efforts to deal with overwhelming calamities in this family's life,
and that this was a aberration born in frustration and fatigue and not at all characteristic of any of these people.
I can easily imagine, from what you have written, that at least certain of you are not at all unfamiliar with this manner of dealing with your problems.
but the boy told police he was repeatedly beaten-in other words, it wasn't an isolated incident. was he lying or are the police lying?

i can understand a family's stress, especially with a very sick child, but why didn't they reach out for help?

why would the boyfriend get involved in beating this boy?

how is the child doing now? does he still talk to his mother?
Tangent

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
the reference to "selling newspapers" was metaphorical and not meant to be taken literally.
I am not at liberty to go into much detail; but,
would it make any difference at all if the record showed continued and earnest efforts to deal with overwhelming calamities in this family's life,
and that this was a aberration born in frustration and fatigue and not at all characteristic of any of these people.
I can easily imagine, from what you have written, that at least certain of you are not at all unfamiliar with this manner of dealing with your problems.
"born in frustration and fatigue"... when parents break, as you are implying, they might spank a child if they typically don't spank, or slap a child in the face, but this child was assaulted several places on his body by several manners (belt, hand, foot)... And, you are implying that both adults 'broke down' emotionally at the same time? Doesn't cut it....
GOOD GRIEF

AOL

#19 Jul 27, 2008
Good Grief wrote:
What a tragic life for the 12 year old boy. I wonder if this couple will get jail time and then be offered the chance for 'rehabilitation' through the brand mew metro court program?
The sad truth is this couple will be out of jail in no time due to overcrowding, the son will be feturned because the mother went to 'anger management' and all will be well again in troubleville.
The next time we hear about the 12 year old boy will be when mom kills him.
What a system we have!!!
Sadly you're right. I know of one case both the husband & wife are heroin addicts & have 6 kids. The state has given the kids back to the parents numerous times even after the youngest was born addicted to heroin. At this moment the kids are in foster homes & the mother has a warrant out for her arrest for an unrelated incident. The mother's arrest record is the more frightening than the fathers ranging from domestic violence, beating up the husband in front of the kids twice, to robbery, breaking & entering, breaking into cars, bad checks, numerous shoplifting charges etc. These kids have been pushed from pillar to post for years. The State Child Protection Agency is useless.
Joseph S

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jul 27, 2008
Insider your full of excuses.

As a foster parent myself I can
say that there are hundreds of abused children in this city. This one made
the news. CYFD does not get involved until the law or the news gets involved.
The "mother-______" of a mom should lose her son and that "live in looser man" should get time in prison.
GOOD GRIEF

AOL

#21 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
"mitigation" by the way; does not mean "exoneration".
It means "to Excuse" & what those two did to that child is INEXCUSABLE!
MichaelMichael

AOL

#22 Jul 27, 2008
The media does more harm than good at the public's expense! The cameras should be turned on them and you can rest a sure there are no saints in that lousy bunch!

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