Sitter Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old

Sitter Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old

There are 347 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Mar 28, 2008, titled Sitter Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

DeKalb County police describe it as a case of 21-year-old babysitter versus two-year-old boy -- a new version of an old, tragic tale.

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Amazed

Dallas, GA

#393 Apr 1, 2008
sicksadmad wrote:
The so called "mother" must take as much blame as the murderer. Why you ask, "When you bring a man or woman into a house with minor children that do not belong to him or her, it is almost a given they will be raped, molested, abused, beaten, verbally abused or killed.
This is going on in my own family right now, my brother has brought a woman into the house with my 14 yo nephew, he is being verbally abused daily by this sick bi***, and my brother cannot grow a spine and rid himself of her.
The blame works both ways.
We are an upper middle class white family from the country. So it don't matter where you live or what color you are. Men and women both hate, very deeply, children that biologically came from someone else.
Thanks for your interesting input. I have said all along, this is not a black, white, red, or yellow thing, it is a tragedy.

I, too, am curious as to why there has been no further coverage of this brutal murder.

I don't believe this guy just started abusing that child the day he died. I would be willing to bet it had been going on for some time, in which case the mother should face felony child endangerment charges.

It's a sad, tragic situation all the way around.
Mr E

Phenix City, AL

#394 Apr 1, 2008
All those supporting this animal share many things in common:
1)They can't spell
2)They can't string together a coherent sentence
3)They all say the same stupid stuff "I know him and he wouldn't do it" "The truth will come out."
Hey, why don't you spare us the wait! Since you all are "so knowledgeable," why don't you share with the inside information you have that someone else did this!
Patricia

United States

#395 Apr 1, 2008
You're wrong that innocent young child was born in this world full of racists people and it really does'nt matter what race or gender he was. The facts remain this child does not have a chance to grow up and maybe teach others it's not alway's about race. I pray for this family and this young mother. And also for only those of you who only see race. My God have mercy on you the hour you stand alone in front of him. GOD HAS NO RACE!!!
shun wrote:
<quoted text>
My condolences go out to you and your family. Being bitter does not make you any better either. Yes the news put only what the news wants to sell. The fact still remains the same that we have lost another young black male who came into the world with three strikes against him.. he young, black and male.
doesnt matter

Morrison, TN

#398 Apr 1, 2008
This is one of the saddest events i have ever encountered, because this is my family! I can only pray that everyone will make it through this and justice will be served!

“Let's make it a great day :-)”

Since: Mar 08

One near you

#400 Apr 1, 2008
He said - she said. The bottom line is a child is dead.
Amber Browne

Saint Augustine, FL

#404 Apr 1, 2008
Man Desmond aint do that..He is the most loving person in this world..Dun nobody change that quickly...

“I should have been a lawyer...”

Since: Jun 07

Douglasville

#405 Apr 1, 2008
Unknown wrote:
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B***, H**, A**, F***, S*** GOTD***. Oooo, Are you at your boiling point yet?? Shall I continue? Dumb F***, S*** Face, c***, S**tty a**hole. Are you ready to pop yet? Ding Dong? Yeah, maybe your stupid a** will just pop, or explode and stay the f*** out the forum, lmaooo
No, I'm not mad, boo-boo. You're the one who's ignorant.
As for being ready to pop or explode, I tell you what: Have tissues ready for this killer's mama (because she will cry for his sorry a**) when the jury finds him guilty and the judge sentences him to life w/o parole or the needle.
Be ready to Laff your a** off when he is writing long letters from jail to all his family telling you how he is keeping those faggs off his A**. Now that's funny!
Now, LAFF YOUR A** OFF....peace, darling!
romelda dedeaux

Diamondhead, MS

#406 Apr 1, 2008
Brittney Bryant wrote:
I know Desmond personally and I know for a fact that he would never hurt that little boy(R.I.P)He loved him and took care of him like that was his own son. Any body that knows him can tell you that.Nothing has been proven and nothing will be proven untill a autotopsy takes place. So for everybody else out there that got something negative to say about a black man trying to do right by helping take care if his children and his girl's while she is doing right at school, maybe you should get the facts together.
you should get your facts together...you might have known him personally but you never no what somebody might do....that was my nephew and i hope he rot in hell for what he did to my family
compasionate to all

Decatur, GA

#407 Apr 1, 2008
for allwe know the kid was a hemeophiliac which is a big long word for people who bleed for no reson. this deserves to be looked intobefore we condim this guy to hell
(I'm lookin at you romelda dedeaux) if he did it he'll go to jail.
compasionate to all

Decatur, GA

#408 Apr 1, 2008
oh and for the death pentalty what will killin this dude really do?all it does is make two people dead as a result of this crime. if he did it he desereves a time to relize why what he did was wrong(a very long time).things look suspicious he probably did do this heinous crime but it deserves to be looked into
dedra

Long Beach, MS

#409 Apr 1, 2008
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>I can tell you what is wrong: they want sex and a child is the out come, they don't want the responsibility. They expect the child to be perfect never misbehave, when they do they can't discipline they have to beat them to death. I can't understand why people have kids so young and can't afford them. Of course the government will pay for everything, extended stay in a motel, food stamps, school, etc. We the tax payers are the ones keeping them up, they probably don't even have a job and pay taxes. People are only as good as the way they are raised. We live in the United States of America we can have or do anything we want. We have to want to do better, I know plenty of people who know how to work the system. and they live better than we do.
First of all these people wasn't poor or on welfare her people live very well, and her room was paid for by them. and no! the government is not paying for her schooling, so please when you read things never assume anything. I could assume that we all live way better than you do but, you know what that makes you,don't you?
Delphine

Long Beach, MS

#410 Apr 1, 2008
I sit here and read these tasteless words that people are writing.Have we forgotten that this child was killed in a way that no one deserves. We want to comment on things after the fact, where are all these people when abuse is going on? We close our eyes and say nothing, whether it be a child or a woman or man.We sit around and talk about it behind their backs and laugh along with the abusers as though nothing is going on.One word out of your mouths might change what is about to happen,so what if they get mad you did your part.this or no other tragedy like this does not have to happen.But it has now you have to move forward be there for each other and get help,because there's deeper wounds than what's on the surface. Let it be taken as a wake up call for everyone.

“Nothing By Chance”

Since: Mar 08

Clarkesville, GA

#411 Apr 1, 2008
Delphine wrote:
I sit here and read these tasteless words that people are writing.Have we forgotten that this child was killed in a way that no one deserves. We want to comment on things after the fact, where are all these people when abuse is going on? We close our eyes and say nothing, whether it be a child or a woman or man.We sit around and talk about it behind their backs and laugh along with the abusers as though nothing is going on.One word out of your mouths might change what is about to happen,so what if they get mad you did your part.this or no other tragedy like this does not have to happen.But it has now you have to move forward be there for each other and get help,because there's deeper wounds than what's on the surface. Let it be taken as a wake up call for everyone.
Delphine, honey you sound like the voice of reason in all of this...I hope to God they listen to you. This is one of the sadist things I have ever seen.
Cornelia

United States

#415 Apr 1, 2008
First and foremost, the bible says judge not lest ye be judged!! Just because you know a few people that know how to work the system that doesn't mean you should stereotype all young couples. I'll have you know the mother of this beautiful child DID in fact have a proper upbringing, was NEVER on welfare, and paid her own way. People these days are so quick to judge that you don't realize that it is not about the baby's mother and father, it is about a child that lost his life and a family that is mourning!!!
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>I can tell you what is wrong: they want sex and a child is the out come, they don't want the responsibility. They expect the child to be perfect never misbehave, when they do they can't discipline they have to beat them to death. I can't understand why people have kids so young and can't afford them. Of course the government will pay for everything, extended stay in a motel, food stamps, school, etc. We the tax payers are the ones keeping them up, they probably don't even have a job and pay taxes. People are only as good as the way they are raised. We live in the United States of America we can have or do anything we want. We have to want to do better, I know plenty of people who know how to work the system. and they live better than we do.
Atlanta Responds

Barnesville, GA

#416 Apr 1, 2008
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>He didnt do it shedid it he was jus left wit tha child tha blood came from tha childs mouth cuz he was spent t up
How do you know? Maybe you should be the one calling the police and giving the information to them instead of sitting here writting about it on the computer. If you know something and not telling it than you ar just as guilty as they are for not telling.
Cornelia

United States

#417 Apr 1, 2008
Have you ever heard the saying believe half of what you see and none of what you hear? You people should put youselves in our shoes and think about the consequences of your comments. It's very hard to comment on something you know absolutely nothing about. Tell you what, do some research first or better yet walk a day in my family's shoes before you start commenting. Gregory, did you even bother to find out his name before you started making accusations, was very loved by everyone around him and I can guarantee there was no prior abuse. Not that I have to defend my family to you or anyone else, but put your nose where it belongs!!!
Amazed wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for your interesting input. I have said all along, this is not a black, white, red, or yellow thing, it is a tragedy.
I, too, am curious as to why there has been no further coverage of this brutal murder.
I don't believe this guy just started abusing that child the day he died. I would be willing to bet it had been going on for some time, in which case the mother should face felony child endangerment charges.
It's a sad, tragic situation all the way around.
Setting things straight

United States

#418 Apr 1, 2008
Before I visited this site I was warned to just leave it alone. That it would only bring more hurt and pain into our lives. Well, here I am and the person that told me that was absolutely right. So here I am to set the record straight. Little "Man Man" was my nephew. I can't tell you all exactly what happened that very tragic day at the hotel. I do know this, a baby....His mother's baby, My baby, Granny's baby, Mi Mi's baby, Paw Paw's baby.....everyone's baby is gone and he was taken in a way that no one deserves. Yes Desmond did confess to the crime, not to protect his girlfriend, because before he confessed he tried to say she did it, only she was not there. How do I know, because I sat at the police station for hours that night until he finally decided he wanted to "come clean". As for everyone defending Desmond, I knew him too, have since he was very young. I remember when he and my sister met, I remember how he interacted with my children, how he interacted with Manny. THAT Desmond would not have done this. No I'm not defending him....keep reading. The Desmond that was in that room was not the one that we've all grown to know and love....he was a different person, a monster. No matter how much you think you know a person, always remember you never know what is going through someone's mind that will cause them to act in an unexplainable way. To those throwing the blame at my sister...don't judge her unless you can stand and be judged. She just lost a child, can someone please show some compassion, it's hard enough on her, on us as it is without everyone making their negative comments. That baby was loved by everyone around him, most of all his mother, she only wanted the best for him for both of her children. Now for everyone on the outside looking in, this "monster" was not someone that just recently entered the baby's life, he'd been there from the start, and he'd been in my children's lives from the start. My sister left her child in his care because she trusted him, you can't blame her for thinking that after 6 years she could actually do that. I'm not going to go on and on defending my family i just want to say Do not judge unless you can stand to be judged. And always remember to believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
Phantom

Loganville, GA

#419 Apr 1, 2008
You know, I'm pretty sure the cops and EMT's can tell the difference between someone bleeding a lot because they're a hemophiliac and someone who has been severely abused. If the kid was just a hemophiliac, the mother would have been aware of it by now AND this worthless thug would have just called 911 if he had any brains at all.

The kid was beaten to death by this worthless, insecure, piece of trash.
Gwinnett Mom

Lawrenceville, GA

#421 Apr 1, 2008
Setting things straight wrote:
Before I visited this site I was warned to just leave it alone. That it would only bring more hurt and pain into our lives. Well, here I am and the person that told me that was absolutely right. So here I am to set the record straight. Little "Man Man" was my nephew. I can't tell you all exactly what happened that very tragic day at the hotel. I do know this, a baby....His mother's baby, My baby, Granny's baby, Mi Mi's baby, Paw Paw's baby.....everyone's baby is gone and he was taken in a way that no one deserves. Yes Desmond did confess to the crime, not to protect his girlfriend, because before he confessed he tried to say she did it, only she was not there. How do I know, because I sat at the police station for hours that night until he finally decided he wanted to "come clean". As for everyone defending Desmond, I knew him too, have since he was very young. I remember when he and my sister met, I remember how he interacted with my children, how he interacted with Manny. THAT Desmond would not have done this. No I'm not defending him....keep reading. The Desmond that was in that room was not the one that we've all grown to know and love....he was a different person, a monster. No matter how much you think you know a person, always remember you never know what is going through someone's mind that will cause them to act in an unexplainable way. To those throwing the blame at my sister...don't judge her unless you can stand and be judged. She just lost a child, can someone please show some compassion, it's hard enough on her, on us as it is without everyone making their negative comments. That baby was loved by everyone around him, most of all his mother, she only wanted the best for him for both of her children. Now for everyone on the outside looking in, this "monster" was not someone that just recently entered the baby's life, he'd been there from the start, and he'd been in my children's lives from the start. My sister left her child in his care because she trusted him, you can't blame her for thinking that after 6 years she could actually do that. I'm not going to go on and on defending my family i just want to say Do not judge unless you can stand to be judged. And always remember to believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sick of the negative comments coming from those who have no right to judge. I know that it has been very difficult for your sister the last few years. Having evacuated from Mississippi because of the storm and trying to make thing better for her and her family by still going to school. It is been a long hard walk and I know that she is suffereing. For those who are saying that she was a bad mother...SHAME ON YOU!!!!

You are right that we never know what makes a person snap to the point that they do something like this. But there are many who are suffering from mental breakdowns because of the hurricane and the stress from trying to get back on their feet. This does not excuse his actions, but I understand that mental illness can sneak up on you during times of great stress and make you act out of character.

May the LORD give your family strength during your dark hour. Let your sister know that she should not give up and to continue her education. We cannot begin to understand why things happen, but know that the LORD never puts more on you than you can bear even though it may feel that way. Tell her to read the Book of Job for wisdom. Know that not all of us believe we have the right to judge and the I am praying for her and her family. Again, I am so sorry for the loss of her precious child.

“Nothing By Chance”

Since: Mar 08

Clarkesville, GA

#422 Apr 2, 2008
'Sitting things straight'...Thank You...for your well written, informative post; for seemingly knowing what you are talking about; for your restraint; for your obvious love of the child and his family. Amoung those of us following this story as outsiders looking in there are a few who do care about knowing what really happened to that precious child. Please keep us informed.

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