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Bardstown, KY

#1 Dec 5, 2010
Man accused of shaking infant son to point of brain injury, broken ribs.

A Bardstown man is facing charges of assault and criminal abuse after injuring his 5-month-old son by shaking and squeezing him

Jeffrey K. Barnett, 25, was indicted Thursday for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree criminal abuse. He was arrested Nov. 26 for the incident, which allegedly occurred sometime between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26. The charges are a Class C felony, which carry a potential prison sentence of 5-10 years. Barnett is being held on a cash-only $50,000 bond.

The indictment stated Barnett allegedly caused serious physical injury to the infant by shaking and squeezing him. According to a police report, the child is at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with a brain injury and several broken ribs.

Who was the mother of this child and where was she while this was going on? Why wasn't this child being protected? And why does a sentence for this only carry 5 to 10 years when you have a child that has brain damage.
Lexi30

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Dec 5, 2010
Honestly, I can't even bare to read the whole thing. There's nothing more precious than a child. Hope he rots in hell.

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#4 Dec 5, 2010
He should be taken out and shot right in the head, no questions ask !
I have no tolerance at all for people, that do those things to a child.
sicko

Bardstown, KY

#5 Dec 5, 2010
victoria kidwell is the mother, she has been institutionalized in a straight jacket several times, why did no one step in? i wish i knew what was going on but jeff stopped talking to all his friends about five years ago, i dont understand why his family did not step in, there was abuse against his brother's daughter as well by the mother of that child, and they acted like they were going to do something, but i dont know if they ever followed through. sad situation and i hope someone repays what he did to that little boy. there is no excuse for it. and i think that victoria needs to have her ass in prison too for letting it happen, how could you not know someone is abusing your child???
what about it

Bardstown, KY

#6 Dec 6, 2010
who is barnett's family?? that is so sad.& no he dont need to be shot, thats to fast he needs to be tortured just like he did that baby..please everybody pray for the baby...i agree how does the mom not know her baby is being mistreated?? god will get em for abusing abusein that baby.
here

Bardstown, KY

#7 Dec 6, 2010
so many people out that would love to have a child but can't get pregnant and this idiot is able to have a child. Now as part of his punishment his man parts should be removed so he can NEVER potentially be a father again.
credit

Bardstown, KY

#8 Dec 6, 2010
Here I 100% AGREE WITH YOU.
katrina

Shelbyville, KY

#9 Dec 6, 2010
man parts.I say cut it off let him bleed out.
what about it

Bardstown, KY

#10 Dec 6, 2010
AGREE 100% HURT THE [email protected] BAD
didnt she

United States

#11 Dec 6, 2010
Used to work at busy bee????
responding

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Dec 6, 2010
I want to respond to the sicko comment about Victoria and Jeff, You are right! They both need to be locked up and throw away the key. There is no way that you would not know your child has been abused especialy if he is only 5 months old. I do know that her side of the family has tried to make her take meds for her mental conditions but once you are 18 it becomes your choice and the legal system has so many flaws that it is nearly impossible to make someone mentaly stable! I know she is going to be on the whas 11 news tonight and I am very anxious to hear what she has to say. As far as Jeffs family, I am not sure of the abuse of the other sons daughter but that does not surprise me since they are very angry and unstable people. I am sure there is more to this story than what we know now and I hope that Social Services steps in and does something about this NOW!
protect the children

Bardstown, KY

#13 Dec 6, 2010
responding wrote:
I want to respond to the sicko comment about Victoria and Jeff, You are right! They both need to be locked up and throw away the key. There is no way that you would not know your child has been abused especialy if he is only 5 months old. I do know that her side of the family has tried to make her take meds for her mental conditions but once you are 18 it becomes your choice and the legal system has so many flaws that it is nearly impossible to make someone mentaly stable! I know she is going to be on the whas 11 news tonight and I am very anxious to hear what she has to say. As far as Jeffs family, I am not sure of the abuse of the other sons daughter but that does not surprise me since they are very angry and unstable people. I am sure there is more to this story than what we know now and I hope that Social Services steps in and does something about this NOW!
Me too but it's a little too late for SS...the baby has already been hurt. Where were they before and why weren't they turned in to SS? People have got to start protecting our innocent children. They can't speak for themselves...
rys

Bardstown, KY

#14 Dec 6, 2010
Marget nally went to bards town high in 59 or 60 she still round bards town. old friend
Sad

Louisville, KY

#15 Dec 7, 2010
sicko wrote:
victoria kidwell is the mother, she has been institutionalized in a straight jacket several times, why did no one step in? i wish i knew what was going on but jeff stopped talking to all his friends about five years ago, i dont understand why his family did not step in, there was abuse against his brother's daughter as well by the mother of that child, and they acted like they were going to do something, but i dont know if they ever followed through. sad situation and i hope someone repays what he did to that little boy. there is no excuse for it. and i think that victoria needs to have her ass in prison too for letting it happen, how could you not know someone is abusing your child???
AGREE! But..... she did it, her family will tell you he didn't. He is covering for her , yet again. She is been at the jail seeing him instead of checking on her son. He turned himself in to protect her. SAD SAD SAD
Anybody

Louisville, KY

#16 Dec 7, 2010
Both sides of this family knew the conditions this little tiny beautiful baby was living in. Where was ANYBODY, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins close friends. This mother was supposedly Christmas shopping. You can't tell me that she hadn't seen frustration or hostility in the father towards this baby in the five months of his little life, but yet shopping was more important then the welfare of this beautiful little boy.
I hope somebody in jail shakes this SOB and breaks every rib in his body. If the mother is visiting this peice of sh-- then I hope they do the same thing to her. God will take care of them both one day. God Bless this little boy and he's been and will stay in my prayers.
amanda allen

Shelbyville, KY

#17 Dec 10, 2010
well for one thing jeff is my cousin and yall dont even fuc*ing know him. He wouldnt do that to his kid. is probbly taking up for that crazy mental ass bit*h that he is wit or was wit. I grew up with jeff and he would never do that to that baby. He loves his kids and has always been there for him. His a great dad. So watch what yall say about someone because everything u hear aint true!!!!!!!!!!
amanda allen

Shelbyville, KY

#18 Dec 10, 2010
he was out of town working then came home to his kid like that. that crazy ass bitch victoria did that to that baby. i was there when he was born and everything. no baby should have to go threw that. yall are right but my cousin didnt do that.
sicko

Bardstown, KY

#19 Dec 10, 2010
i am sure victoria did it too, but he did not do those children any justice by covering for her. he is in jail for something he didnt do, and she is free to hurt another child. he should have never said it was him, he should have let that abusive stupid c*nt pay for what she did to that baby. now she has access to those kids and it will probably happen again. so in my mind he is guilty of letting a child abuser walk among us. and did anyone see her on the news? she doesnt look the least bit concerned for that baby, she seemed to enjoy the attention of being on t.v., sick bi*ch.
caring

United States

#20 Dec 11, 2010
Amanda, if u were around gor the birth then where were u when all this was happening. I'm not trying to attack u or who u r but just wondering when is the time to step in and protect the children!? I've done this once and damn near got into a fight!!! So how do we protect them when there parents r too worried about fighting? Anyways, I worked with her and I thought she was a lil strange. Then about 2 months ago I ran into her and that guy, he seemed so quite didn't seem to be someone who would hurt a baby!! I cried so hard when I found out may God be with all involved!! As I said amanda this is NOT an attack towards u!!
agree

Bardstown, KY

#21 Dec 12, 2010
Anybody wrote:
Both sides of this family knew the conditions this little tiny beautiful baby was living in. Where was ANYBODY, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins close friends. This mother was supposedly Christmas shopping. You can't tell me that she hadn't seen frustration or hostility in the father towards this baby in the five months of his little life, but yet shopping was more important then the welfare of this beautiful little boy.
I hope somebody in jail shakes this SOB and breaks every rib in his body. If the mother is visiting this peice of sh-- then I hope they do the same thing to her. God will take care of them both one day. God Bless this little boy and he's been and will stay in my prayers.
You are so right!! And if you ask me...they are all guilty!! The family had to of known they were violent and the baby was in a bad situation!! Call Social Services people...get someone invovled...there are tons of people out there that want a baby and if known of you wanted to raise him, you should have put him up for adoption. Given him a chance...now he has none. Hope you are all happy!!!! NEXT TIME SPEAK UP!!!!

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