Dad accused in shaken baby case order...

Dad accused in shaken baby case ordered to jail

There are 52 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 9, 2007, titled Dad accused in shaken baby case ordered to jail. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A father accused of shaking his baby to death showed up for court 1 1/2 hours late this morning, and a judge ordered him to jail and delayed his trial.

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Lorianny Garcia

AOL

#25 Apr 9, 2007
I LORIANNY GARCIA AM THE MOTHER OF DECISED BABY AND I MADE SURE THAT MY FAMILY AND I WERE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF HIS COURT DATE.I'M MORE THAN CONCERNED AND FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR MY SON BRYAN DENNIS JR BRATCHELL..I APPEARED IN COURT ABOUT 8:00 IN THE MORNING AND HE SHOWED UP LATE TO COURT .PLEASE PRAY FOR US THANK YOU...
JENNIFER MALDONADO

AOL

#26 Apr 9, 2007
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF BRYAN BRATCHELL, YOUS ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS. ITS SAD TO HERE THAT THIS MAN COULD HAVE THE HEART TO SAY HIS SON WAS CRING AND HE COULD NOT PLAY HIS GAME SO HE SHOOK HIS SON TO DEATH, GOD HELP HIM CAUSE HE WILL ANSWER TO GOD AND BE SENT TO HELL. HE DESVERS MORE THEN LIFE.
susan Hirst

Merritt Island, FL

#27 Apr 9, 2007
I think the DCF should also go to prison til they learn how to do their job right.There was no need of that baby dieing.
If there is any justice in the state of Florida The DCF should go to prison.But as we all know the DCF will walk away free and clear.
Alan

Cocoa, FL

#28 Apr 9, 2007
Many tools have been added since this offense occurred. The Seminole County Sheriff Office does thorough investigations and assesses risk according to the law. The abuser needs to be held accountable and Norma Wolffinger staff at the State Attorney are doing that.
Velma

AOL

#29 Apr 9, 2007
He was late to court because he had to finish his video game.
ethel

AOL

#30 Apr 9, 2007
he should have been locked up from day one
so sad

Daytona Beach, FL

#31 Apr 9, 2007
its me again wrote:
DCF is a joke. They harass good parents all the time, many times as a result of some idiot making a false claim to satisfy a vendetta or a bored moment. The kids that are REALLY in danger tend to stay that way, every day rolling the dice, because DCF hasn't got the gonads to take on those parents. Are they scared of REAL abusive parents? If they're scared, imagine what the children feel like. DCF makes me sick. This happens FAR too often.
this is definitely a horrible situation, but perhaps dcf wouldn't be so understaffed if they were wasting time on "some idiot making a false claim to satisfy a vendetta or a bored moment"
spend time on the real complaints...Truly a horrible event.
WhoWhatWhere

Longwood, FL

#32 Apr 10, 2007
its me again wrote:
DCF is a joke. They harass good parents all the time, many times as a result of some idiot making a false claim to satisfy a vendetta or a bored moment. The kids that are REALLY in danger tend to stay that way, every day rolling the dice, because DCF hasn't got the gonads to take on those parents. Are they scared of REAL abusive parents? If they're scared, imagine what the children feel like. DCF makes me sick. This happens FAR too often.
If DCF wasn't bust investigating the literally thousands of usually FALSE reports that are made DAILY by ex's against their ex other half, vindictive in-laws, etc etc etc, they would have far more resources. In this case, they investigated complaints which were more along the lines of the kids are dirty, which were found to be untrue. There was no indications of violence or physical abuse at the time. So as a result, the baby was not removed from the house. It was impossible for DCF to predict that he would lose his temper and shake the baby. Unless you have real psychic powers to offer up to DCF, stop expecting them to have them too.
Mindy

United States

#33 Apr 10, 2007
Cases like this one are the reason why most departments consider families with 3 or more prior reports to be AT RISK.

DCF dropped the ball and now a baby is dead.

WHY was this murderer out of custody at all?
Mindy

United States

#34 Apr 10, 2007
WhoWhatWhere wrote:
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If DCF wasn't bust investigating the literally thousands of usually FALSE reports that are made DAILY by ex's against their ex other half, vindictive in-laws, etc etc etc, they would have far more resources. In this case, they investigated complaints which were more along the lines of the kids are dirty, which were found to be untrue. There was no indications of violence or physical abuse at the time. So as a result, the baby was not removed from the house. It was impossible for DCF to predict that he would lose his temper and shake the baby. Unless you have real psychic powers to offer up to DCF, stop expecting them to have them too.
The older child was removed 3X and the family had 12 prior reports.

YOU COULD BE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND AND STILL SEE THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE GOING TO SERIOUSLY HARM OR KILL ONE OF THEIR CHILDREN.
its me again

United States

#35 Apr 10, 2007
WhoWhatWhere wrote:
<quoted text>
If DCF wasn't bust investigating the literally thousands of usually FALSE reports that are made DAILY by ex's against their ex other half, vindictive in-laws, etc etc etc, they would have far more resources. In this case, they investigated complaints which were more along the lines of the kids are dirty, which were found to be untrue. There was no indications of violence or physical abuse at the time. So as a result, the baby was not removed from the house. It was impossible for DCF to predict that he would lose his temper and shake the baby. Unless you have real psychic powers to offer up to DCF, stop expecting them to have them too.
**** GET A CLUE!!!**** If DCF did their job, this would stop happening. The older child was removed from the house THREE TIMES before this child was killed. One doesn't need psychic powers to see what was clearly going on. I'm assuming you must work for DCF or you wouldn't have the opinion that you do. Geez.
its me again

United States

#36 Apr 10, 2007
Alan wrote:
Many tools have been added since this offense occurred. The Seminole County Sheriff Office does thorough investigations and assesses risk according to the law. The abuser needs to be held accountable and Norma Wolffinger staff at the State Attorney are doing that.
Um, that would be Norm Wolfinger, not Norma. And Seminole County's Sheriff's office does not always do thorough investigations...investigation s maybe, but not necessarily thorough. It's really not that easy to get them to do much of anything when a complaint is made on a possibly abused child. When that hotline is called, the workers on the other end have a tendency to appear irrelevent and aloof and like they're doing you a big favor by even taking your call. And sure, maybe the State Attorney's office is doing something NOW, but what's gone on with this case for the last five years and how many children continue to die because of our "wonderful system"? All in all, our "child protective services" department is a joke. You see and hear about DCF dropping the ball all the time and this is a nationally recognized problem with the state of Florida. The fact that Florida doesn't protect it's children sufficiently is a frequent discussion on the national news networks, much to our embarrasment and outrage.
hannah

Lakeland, FL

#37 Apr 17, 2007
I agree, I have a 14yr. old runaway who has a 16yr. old girlfriend who mother allows him to stay in her house with her daughter. I have been trying to get help for the past 4 months and I continue to hear the same thing "we cant do anything until he gets in trouble". Well what if the trouble he gets into, he cant get out of?? So they(the police) picked him up and he was at Great Oaks Village for 2 days and DCF was at my door. Wanted to talk to neighbors, friends, my employer even my 3yr old God daughter. After a drug test they closed their case with all my personal info, but no remedy for the out of control teen. I'm a working single parent they harass me but not the low-life sling nasty, section 8 abuser who allows this to go on in her home. GET A LIFE D.C.F.
Joann

Sanford, FL

#38 Apr 18, 2007
MMOMMy wrote:
I agree with hmmmm !!! Murder ???$5000 bail?? WTF??
incredible aint it? and my brother is locked up for a few months with NO BAIL bc he failed to appear in court for a damn traffic ticket!
liz

Cherry Hill, NJ

#41 Apr 20, 2007
dcf is so funny the good parents are all ways being harass for dumb little thing they do but parents who dont take care of there kids dcf dont mess with them

Since: Apr 07

AOL

#42 Apr 29, 2007
the florida department of children should be renamed the family butcher court. here in lee county the family butchers take your kids, give you a case plan, and then refuse to give you your child, who then runs away and is setting in jail for running away and has set in jail for 100 days so far. OVER WORKED MY BUTT GIVE PEOPLE BACK THIER KIDS..but that would be to easy. unless of course if your a crack head and lets not get me started on lawyers who went to school for what 8 years who say sorry cant help you . oh lets not forget the judges who should set on GOD the fathes right hand while here on earth ... I have no more words.
lori

AOL

#43 May 6, 2007
ethel wrote:
he should have been locked up from day one


that's wha i have thinking for the longest
but they told me the reason why because of his
medical condition o n by the way i'm the
mother of the baby

“PROUD TO BE CHRISTIAN”

Since: Mar 07

Batesville, AR

#44 May 7, 2007
lori wrote:
<quoted text>
that's wha i have thinking for the longest
but they told me the reason why because of his
medical condition o n by the way i'm the
mother of the baby
hey, I'm real sorry about your baby. I hope you'll be fine.=-)
lori

AOL

#45 May 7, 2007
far away wrote:
<quoted text>
hey, I'm real sorry about your baby. I hope you'll be fine.=-)


THANK U FOR CARING ABOUT MY FEELINGS I FEEL OK.
THANK U AGAIN

“Smile...It Catches On !”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere Very Pretty !

#48 Jun 4, 2007
Just let him loose in a room full of us Mom's. I think it only fair that he feel the FULL effect of what that little one went through.
Come to think of it, sound like she needs a little shanking too.

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