Soldier charged with abusing son

Soldier charged with abusing son

There are 11 comments on the News Enterprise Online story from Feb 12, 2008, titled Soldier charged with abusing son. In it, News Enterprise Online reports that:

According to an arrest warrant for Army Spc. Bryan Richard Labreck, injuries to his 3-month-old son were found during an upper body exam for a "nagging cough." X-rays taken at University Hospital in Louisville ... via News Enterprise Online

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Darren M

Boulder, CO

#1 Feb 12, 2008
That poor child. I was stationed at Ft. Knox, and one of our soldiers killed his own child. I still remember our 1SG pushing the soldier down a flight of stairs while he was shackled. The 1SG then picked him up, and said "whoops" afterwards. The soldier had to be present for his wall-locker inventory while awaiting trial. Full shackles.
Shannon L

Thomaston, GA

#2 Mar 4, 2008
I am a personal friend of LaBreck...we went to high school together...I still talk to him, and as most soldiers...he only sees his child when the mother is present when he is off duty. Dont be so quick to judge people...anyone who know Bryan, knows that he is a sweetheart, I dont think he is capable of such things. It is the mother that is left alone with the child all day long every day!!! Anyone think of accusing her? Thats where my finger points...I have heard his side of the story...before it even went to the cops. Why would Bryan make a statement saying he thinks he might have been a little rough with the child if he had been beating him???? Ever think about that??? Didnt think so.
Angele A

Germany

#3 Mar 4, 2008
You want people to give him the benefit of the doubt but, you are totally byast in your defense of him. You are in another state and how you know what is going on in his home is beyond me. You are not there when he comes home from work. You don't know if he is never alone with the baby. I am sure that his wife takes that child with her everywhere. Who has the baby when she is grocery shopping, gets her hair cut, is in the bathroom, taking a nap? You can't answer b/c like the rest of us you don't know. I had a friend who was a Christian, sweetest person you would ever meet, did charity work, and was a pastor's daughter. Guess what? She killed her own husband while her children were in the house. Just because you went to school with a person does not mean that you know their circumstances. I am sure she is being investigated b/c the child is in protective custody with child services. Don't sit there and defend someone unless you are present for the situation.
bryans best friend

Cumming, GA

#4 Aug 7, 2008
bryan and i dated all throughout high school, and remained best friends thereafter. and we are still best friends. there is not a mean bone in that man's body. i want to believe that he is not responsible for this, and in my heart, i believe he's not. of course there's always that possibility that i'm wrong. i'm not going to even mention his wife. i refuse to get bryan in anymore trouble than he already is. all i know is that baby was his pride and joy. he bragged about his baby boy every time we talked, which was quite often. all i'm going to say is that they need to investigate the wife also. not just bryan. i have known bryan for nearly 9 years. i just could not imagine him doing this.

Since: Sep 07

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#5 Aug 16, 2008
bryans best friend wrote:
bryan and i dated all throughout high school, and remained best friends thereafter. and we are still best friends. there is not a mean bone in that man's body. i want to believe that he is not responsible for this, and in my heart, i believe he's not. of course there's always that possibility that i'm wrong. i'm not going to even mention his wife. i refuse to get bryan in anymore trouble than he already is. all i know is that baby was his pride and joy. he bragged about his baby boy every time we talked, which was quite often. all i'm going to say is that they need to investigate the wife also. not just bryan. i have known bryan for nearly 9 years. i just could not imagine him doing this.
And we couldn't imagine SPC Philip being capable of murdering his own kid either. The truth is; you know not what happens behind closed doors.
Kerry

Radcliff, KY

#6 Oct 9, 2008
It is sad to say that there are some parents out there that we are friends with. We need to ask ourselves " Do we REALLY know our friends?" Just like the lady in Louisville, she stabbed her 8 and 9 year old girls and than put the shotgun to her head. We say we know our friends but the truth is, DO WE REALLY??
reader

United States

#7 Mar 7, 2009
i cant even image what was goin thru this guy head. does he know what he has done. does he know what hesitate putting this child thru. plus what he putting this childs mother thru and both familes thru. this child i hope can forgive him one day and we should all pray to god to watch over this child, his mother, and their families
worried

Lexington, TN

#8 Mar 22, 2009
I am just writin to say..to the two girls that wrote from Alantic, Geroigia..The only reason why ya'll are being nice to this guy is because ya both dated him..So that dosen't even give ya a right to say anythin at all now does it. I been readin oline and talking with friends from fort knox..They said that all charges are against the father. this bryan..Not the mother and in the news paper it says he said he cause same..Seems to be if ya say ya did one than ya had to do more..ya know what i mean...I coudnt image what wa going thru his head to hurt a child..mainly his own kid and an infant..somethin just aint right..
THREE YEARS LATER

Cumming, GA

#9 Dec 19, 2010
3 YEARS LATER. THE CHARGES HAS BEEN DROPPED. NOBODY WILL PROBABLY READ THIS, SINCE ITS SO LATE, AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT CAUSED ME TO LOOK BACK ON THIS...BUT IT SURE DOES FEEL GOOD TO SAY THIS TO ALL OF YOU WHO JUDGED A COMPLETE STRANGER. YOU SHOULD BE REAL PROUD OF YOURSELVES. Why anybody would make assumptions about somebody they do not know.....i couldn't tell you. get a life.
here here

United States

#10 Dec 26, 2010
I agree, I just noticed your last comment to read this topic. Even At the beginning of the thread, I had to question the story due to the source, the news enterprise which has a very biased reporter and is not known for publishing the unvarnished truth. I am glad the father was acquitted of hurting his child, was the mother to blame? just curious, but then again you are talking about the elizabehtown, ky and area, they welcome child molesters into their homes and defend them cause they have money so they must be good people right? like that link on Barry risinger and affordable heating and cooling who sexually assaulted a 13 yr old in tx served ten years and is now a residential contractor going into peoples homes, and involved with a lady who owns a real estate and rental properties where he goes to fix things, all around underage girls....shrug...what do you expect its ky.
his dirty little serect G

Livingston, TN

#11 Mar 22, 2012
you say 3 years later, you can stay 5 years later. no matter what you wont ever know the whole story. its sad people get away with almost killing their kids. but get 20 to life for robbing, selling,or lying. this all makes most of us sick. mean really.at the end of the day , guess when we lay are heads down on the pillow. all we got then is be thankful we are alive.

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