Police: Child with cancer beat by mom

Full story: KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico

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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Dingbat

Sandia Park, NM

#47 Jul 27, 2008
insider wrote:
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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.
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NO. NO. It would not make any difference to me. Like I said in an earlier post, I've dealt with anger, rage, frustrations to the point that I wanted to smash my head against concrete until it was a bloody pulp, but to beat a defenseless child that's already ill? NO.

I could not live with it if that was my last dealing with my child. Suppose the child succumbed to the cancer that night or the next day while I was not looking or my action accelerated the illness? NO. There are many, many things we can do to deal with frustration. Some good, some bad.

I've gone in my car and sat there and drank a six pack when I don't drink. I've walked around the block. I've destroyed a few things. I've grabbed the child/person by the arms and pushed them in a chair. Yes, I understand extreme frustration. What you're describing is OUT OF CONTROL. It takes time to get to that point. They've had warning signs before this, I can guarantee you that the situation was escalating and they could have gotten help.
Dingbat

Sandia Park, NM

#48 Jul 27, 2008
ThinIce wrote:
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..now I get it. "INSIDER" is a local/state judge. Or maybe works as a DA.
This is how they think. "let's see, what can I come up with that will sound good, be politically correct, get the largest # of Hispanic votes and be sucky-uppy to the liberal press? Oh, I know, "mitigating circumstances".
Thanks Judge. See you in Court when you release these 'parents' back onto our crime-ridden streets.
No, Didn't you know that Insider is OJ Simpson's other lawyer
Anjelina Andrade

Albuquerque, NM

#49 Jul 27, 2008
I believe in poetic justice and hope when they are incarcerated they too will be held downand beaten senseless and they soo deserve. Sometime will "lose It' all over her face. It's sickening on how light alot of these animals sentenes are because it involves a child as if they are valued less when it should be the opposite. Parasites shouldn't even have any children.
Anjelina Andrade

Albuquerque, NM

#50 Jul 27, 2008
Once again wrote:
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Wow! So the family may have had some problems that are hard to deal with. And other families don't? To make excuses for what these parents did, regardless of what this family has been through, is....well.....simply stated.....sick. No fancy words needed for that. Anyone with the slightest bit of common sense could differntiate between discipline and abuse. The boy was held down and stomped on. So what type of stressors in life make this type of behavior excusable. The way I see it....this child has more stress, with cancer, than most people will ever experience in their entire lives.
Now I'm stressed....based on your assumptions, tell me where you live so I can slap you upside your head.
Exactly. Why don't a few of us living under STRESS get together and hold these unworthy ignorant idiots down, and by the way we will throw "InsiderI in for "kicks" ;^) and stomp and beat the crap out of them!
Andacar

United States

#51 Jul 27, 2008
Dear God... if this is true, what the h### is the matter with these people? How can you beat your own kids? And how could you have your big bruiser boyfriend hold him down while you did it? What was the "uncontrollable fit of rage" about anyway? What could he do to deserve that? I am a father and I have found myself getting and at my kids too, but there is no such thing s "uncontrollable" rage. If you beat up your kids like that it in an organized way like that, it means that you enjoy it. If they are guilty (let's make sure first), they deserve the maximum sentence.
maybe just maybe

Santa Clara, CA

#52 Jul 28, 2008
maybe he spilled their last beer...and they didn't have anymore money. the boy deserves a lot better than what he is getting at home such as compassion and love

“"Dovie'andi se tovya sagain" ”

Since: Jul 07

MN -now- Hampton Roads

#53 Jul 28, 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.
Really? And what were the reasons that a 47 year old man held down a 12 year old while his mother punched him in the face and stomped on his head, not to forget using the belt on him?
I see people already mentioned that it'll happen to him again if this couple get out and get the child returned. I would also wonder what type of medical care he is getting? If they beat him like this, might they just not as likely skip treatments or visits to the doctors or not give him medications or something he is suppose to get? Kid needs a better place - and yes, the couple need treatment too (along with jail time).
Farmington Res

Albuquerque, NM

#54 Jul 28, 2008
No one has even given prayer to this boy on this thread, please stop and just once think of the young man and pray for him and his well being.
Farmington Res

Albuquerque, NM

#55 Jul 28, 2008
Everyone is outraged about the violence in this world look at "some" of the comments made here,,, talk about rage some of you people sound just as violent as the two who did this to a child.
GNELSON

Edgewood, NM

#56 Jul 28, 2008
If tried and convicted,both of the scum involved should be offered "Godfather" offers neither can refuse:
25 years with no chance of early release or 15 years with the same conditions provided both are irreversibly
sterilized!!!!! Oh,and let all their cellmates and guards know the nature of their crime.
GNELSON

Edgewood, NM

#57 Jul 28, 2008
response to Anjelina:

I heartily agree. Both of these poor excuses for human beings deserve and should receive beatings they will remember.To H*** with "Justice" here.
Sometimes revenge/retribution is called for.If our criminal justice system has failed in cases like this perhaps a vicious flogging is in order.
Farmington Res

Albuquerque, NM

#58 Jul 28, 2008
Gnelson let us teach more violence and beatings to our young people so they grow up to think it's ok to beat someone. And thus you have more children getting beat.
BRITTNI

Albuquerque, NM

#59 Jul 28, 2008
THIS STORY BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES, ITS SO SAD THAT WOMEN IN THIS WORLD WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN SO BAD AND THERE BODIES DONT ALLOW THEM TO GET PREG. AND THEN A FEMALE LIKE THIS ONE GETS TO HAVE A CHILD AND TREATS HIM THIS WAY I WOULD LIKE TO STOMP ON HER HEAD A LITTLE BIT, I AM TESTING FOR THE POLICE DEPT AND IF I COME ACROSS A MOM OR DAD THAT TREATS THERE KID THIS WAY IT WILL NOT BE A PRETTY DAY!

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#60 Jul 28, 2008
How freakin sad. only 58 posts for a child being BEATEN! He was stomped on and held down and kicked. Yet a puppy gets pages and pages. This child had severe injuries and the puppy had none!

Why aren't the people that wanted the dog, clammering to help this child?

Notice that this story does NOT mention her job? Aren't we entitled to know where she works? How come no one is enraged about them not posting her job?

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#61 Jul 28, 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.
No. None of that matters in the slightest. There is no calamaty that would warrant doing something like this to a child. No amount of fatigue or frustration that would make me find what they did acceptable.
Rick

Charlotte, NC

#62 Jul 28, 2008
evil todd wrote:
How freakin sad. only 58 posts for a child being BEATEN! He was stomped on and held down and kicked. Yet a puppy gets pages and pages. This child had severe injuries and the puppy had none!
Why aren't the people that wanted the dog, clammering to help this child?
Notice that this story does NOT mention her job? Aren't we entitled to know where she works? How come no one is enraged about them not posting her job?
Todd....I have to say you're right on the money on this. I remember when the "puppy" story came out you made a reference as to why there is not the same outrage when a child is abused. You were correct. This our society....how sad. I guess a puppy has more worth in our society....
observer

Levelland, TX

#63 Jul 28, 2008
Rick wrote:
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Todd....I have to say you're right on the money on this. I remember when the "puppy" story came out you made a reference as to why there is not the same outrage when a child is abused. You were correct. This our society....how sad. I guess a puppy has more worth in our society....
It's easier to adopt a puppy than a child. It's easier for animal control to remove a puppy than for CYFD to remove a child from a home. Very sad, indeed. Not only does the puppy get more attention in the news, but the puppy gets saved sooner than the child. This low-life mother AND her low-life boyfriend need to be locked up and left to rot. Did you know that critically/chronically ill children with loving, supportive parents have a better chance of survival than those with parents who are non-supportive or are self-absorbed and self-centered and uninvolved? I pray this boy will be removed from the home and given the support and treatment he deserves!
just me

Annandale, VA

#64 Jul 28, 2008
My prayers are w/the child.
Cherie

Albuquerque, NM

#65 Jul 28, 2008
evil todd wrote:
How freakin sad. only 58 posts for a child being BEATEN! He was stomped on and held down and kicked. Yet a puppy gets pages and pages. This child had severe injuries and the puppy had none!
Why aren't the people that wanted the dog, clammering to help this child?
Notice that this story does NOT mention her job? Aren't we entitled to know where she works? How come no one is enraged about them not posting her job?
People are out raged Evil. I would love to know where this piece of crap works and lives. And I would love to take to boy into my home and give hime the care and love that he needs to get through his pain and managnment of his cancer. No child or adult should have to deal with that burden alone! The reason I think this story is not getting that attention the puppy story did is for two reasons: 1. No one filmed it and put it on the 5:00 o'clock news. So it didn't get that kind of publicity. And 2. No one ever really likes to acknowledg child abuse. It's almost like the public's hidden little secret. We all know it's there, but no one wants to admit it. This pisses me off to no end. If people would take a more active role in what is going on around them, these children would not have to suffer. So yes I agree with you that the puppy story was blown way out of control, and this and many other stories like it could use much more attention. WAKE UP PEOPLE. Our children are suffering!
lecher

Albuquerque, NM

#66 Jul 28, 2008
hey todd- the woman was probly collecting checks-so i hope she don't get another one- also we didn't see a video in this case- and if she did have a job i think she should be told "don't let the door hit you on the way out"

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