Dad sorry for shaking infant son

Dad sorry for shaking infant son

There are 99 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jan 28, 2009, titled Dad sorry for shaking infant son. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

"I'm sorry for what happened to my son", Crowder told 24 Hour News 8 as he left the Ottawa County Courthouse, "and just, people need to stop being so hasty and judgmental before they hear the story from the ...

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“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08

Muskegon,MI

#82 Jan 29, 2009
This is to "wow"....putting 'clueless' on our posts does not change the TRUTH.

But nice try;)
Say_What

United States

#83 Jan 29, 2009
wow wrote:
To Baseball, Marti, Zot and krtnews: My children are grown and perfectly healthy and were NEVER punished physically in any way, shape or form. I DO NOT condone violence against children. NONE of you actually read the article, which was written by a medical professional (a neurologist). I am also in the medical profession and guess what? YOU CAN cause shaken baby syndrome by SWINGING (not rocking) a baby in a carrier. ANY fast movement will jar an infant's brain. Possibly even repeated tossing of an infant will cause it. Do you three actually profess to know more about infant's brains than a trained neurologist???????? Amazing.
I am still trying to decide what was worst, what that piece of crap child beater said or what your post said. It really is a toss up, if you even have 2 brain cells to rub togeather you can understand how SBS works and what the damage does to an infants brain any why the eyes start bleeding. Get a clue or shut the hell up. Its funny the only people I see posting like YOU!! is other baby shakers or there family members.

Since: Dec 08

Englewood, CO

#84 Jan 29, 2009
A mother and grandmother wrote:
Your side????? Your son is blind because of you. He will never see the snow or the color of flowers in spring, or the beautiful fall colors here in Michigan. You want us to listen to your side?...... You have no side.
you're right about that. The child has to live brain damage and blindness. He's paying the ultimate price. Millions of daddy's cop out on their
children's lives everyday. This man could have done the same without beating him. Again, the mother has to be the whole world to another child in a life of pain. May God bless her and her son.

Since: Dec 08

Englewood, CO

#85 Jan 29, 2009
baseball wrote:
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That is the most ignorant post I have ever read.
And you said you ARE a parent?
Swinging a child in a carrier does not cause shaken baby syndrome! Seriously.
But SHAKING a baby, does.
You say you are unsure that a child could have lost his sight due to this. HE WAS SHAKEN, that's how!
He has brain damage and is blind because his FATHER chose to shake his little body, which forced his tiny brain to slam against his skull,repeatedly.
Does that clear things up for ya?
I don't see how anyone would need this cleared up but good job! I guess he also missed the fact "the father had beated the baby also". It shouldn't take a genius to know a child can't defend themselves against an angry adult.

Since: Dec 08

Englewood, CO

#86 Jan 29, 2009
Say_What wrote:
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I am still trying to decide what was worst, what that piece of crap child beater said or what your post said. It really is a toss up, if you even have 2 brain cells to rub togeather you can understand how SBS works and what the damage does to an infants brain any why the eyes start bleeding. Get a clue or shut the hell up. Its funny the only people I see posting like YOU!! is other baby shakers or there family members.
I don't know how old you are. Do you
remember there was a time time doctors didn't know the cause of most SIDS cases in babies? Millions of babies died. Makes you wonder, then they started doing autopsies, looking at damaged stems. And like you mentioned the brain being slammed inside the skull. Their still are cases
where the baby stops breathing suddenly but at least they know the difference. Thank God for the advancements in medicine.
Facts1

Golden, CO

#87 Jan 29, 2009
I am reading the comments and obviously none of you read what I wrote yesterday. Kobi's father STRUCK HIM in the back right side of his head and their is a skull fracture there. He has very little brain tissue on the right side of his brain and his vision is damaged more in one eye than the other. Kobi suffered very little effects from the shaking, it was the PUNCH TO HIS HEAD that caused most of the damage. Scott has a violent temper and he has also been in jail before for abusing Kobi's Mother. And to the people out there who think this man should be forgiven because he has confessed, he has not confessed to the facts, in my eyes he is getting a lesser charge. Scott is out having fun while his son is going to therapy appointments every week for the rest of his life! And because Scott has had time to BS people and himself, people are starting to feel sorry for him and forgetting how awful of a thing this man has done. I remember seeing Kobi fighting for his life and looking at a tiny baby hooked up to all those tubes and knowing that was the only thing, keeping him alive was something I never want to have to see again. Maybe people should keep that picture in their heads instead of all the new pic's of Kobi. I am sorry to go on but I could for days and the fact that the Mother to Kobi keeps a relationship with Scott is horrifying to me.
mom of 3 daughters

Elkhart, IN

#88 Jan 30, 2009
Why does she still have a relationship with him? If this is the case she is just as responsible as he is. If she knows his temper, and knows his reactions, she needs to protect her son, and herself. If she doesn't, she also is responsible.
Tara

United States

#89 Jan 30, 2009
This guy needs to spend the rest of his life watching videos of this little boy and see the struggles he will face everyday of his life. I pray to god he is never allowed in the same room with him ever!
It doesn't sound like he has any type of concern though for anyone but himself.

Since: Dec 08

Crystal Lake, IL

#90 Jan 30, 2009
The mother of this child from the post of "facts1" is just as guilty. I can't believe she would leave her child in the care of a man that would beat her. I'm sorry but if she is still with this pathetic excuse for a man, then this child needs to be taken from his parents and put in custody of someone that can make him safe. If the father thought the child was frustrating before, he hasn't seen nothing yet. Knowing people of children who are disabled, who are the best parents in the world have times when they feel they can deal with it, I just can't imagine now what the parents are going to do and how they are going to "deal" with it.
Zuker

Deerfield, IL

#91 Jan 30, 2009
mom of 3 daughters wrote:
Why does she still have a relationship with him? If this is the case she is just as responsible as he is. If she knows his temper, and knows his reactions, she needs to protect her son, and herself. If she doesn't, she also is responsible.
I was wondering the same thing. She would be "failing to protect" the child and should lose him too if this is the case, which it probably is, since Scotty has been arrested for Domestic with the mother as the victim.
Zuker

Deerfield, IL

#92 Jan 30, 2009
krtnews wrote:
The mother of this child from the post of "facts1" is just as guilty. I can't believe she would leave her child in the care of a man that would beat her. I'm sorry but if she is still with this pathetic excuse for a man, then this child needs to be taken from his parents and put in custody of someone that can make him safe. If the father thought the child was frustrating before, he hasn't seen nothing yet. Knowing people of children who are disabled, who are the best parents in the world have times when they feel they can deal with it, I just can't imagine now what the parents are going to do and how they are going to "deal" with it.
Good chance she will collect money from the state for a Disabled Child and she'll go off shopping and poor Kobi will have to fend for himself. I don't have much faith in her either, since she's seen the violence in Scotty and did nothing about it.

“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08

Muskegon,MI

#93 Jan 30, 2009
Zuker wrote:
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Good chance she will collect money from the state for a Disabled Child and she'll go off shopping and poor Kobi will have to fend for himself. I don't have much faith in her either, since she's seen the violence in Scotty and did nothing about it.
I hold out hope for her.Call me crazy(I think it is the mother in me and my past history with a bad parent), but maybe this is what she needed to wake her up. Maybe not...

Some people NEVER ever change. But some need to have the abuser out of the picture to actual have a standing chance. And I hope Scott goes away for a long time. I would also hope she would fight to get ALL parental rights taken away from him...for ever.
Say_What

Jamul, CA

#94 Jan 30, 2009
vecina wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know how old you are. Do you remember there was a time time doctors didn't know the cause of most cases in babies? Millions of babies died. Makes you wonder, then they started doing autopsies, looking at damaged stems. And like you mentioned the brain being slammed inside the skull. Their still are cases
where the baby stops breathing suddenly but at least they know the difference. Thank God for the advancements in medicine.
Accually I do remember and I was one of them at a couple months old, luckily my mom found me and revived me. They always told me it was SIDS, but I found out later it wasnt, it was a parent trying to get a cring baby to shut up.
Say_What

Jamul, CA

#95 Jan 30, 2009
Facts1 wrote:
I am reading the comments and obviously none of you read what I wrote yesterday. Kobi's father STRUCK HIM in the back right side of his head and their is a skull fracture there. He has very little brain tissue on the right side of his brain and his vision is damaged more in one eye than the other.
Sorry , i read it again, I got too upset about the SBS post. Thanks for the info, I was wondering about that yesterday when I was looking at baby Kobi's new picts on mommys myspace page. You can see a big dent on the right side of Kobi's head. I wasnt sure if I was imagining it or not, now I see I wasnt. Poor little thing.

Since: Dec 08

Crystal Lake, IL

#96 Jan 30, 2009
baseball wrote:
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I hold out hope for her.Call me crazy(I think it is the mother in me and my past history with a bad parent), but maybe this is what she needed to wake her up. Maybe not...
Some people NEVER ever change. But some need to have the abuser out of the picture to actual have a standing chance. And I hope Scott goes away for a long time. I would also hope she would fight to get ALL parental rights taken away from him...for ever.
Don't take this too serious what I write about you, but I'll call you crazy. Unfortunantly staying with the father and still with the father does not give me much hope that she learned anything from this incident. Most likely she is feeling more sorry for the father because she loves him and he is playing her than her own child. Unfortunatly this happens all to often. There are too many where kids do not come first in any case.

“Part of the uninformed masses.”

Since: Jun 08

Grand Rapids

#97 Jan 30, 2009
It's sad people can reproduce while some good people who want children physically cannot. This world is not right.

Hang 'em high.
mom of 3 daughters

Elkhart, IN

#98 Jan 30, 2009
To Baseball-
One of my daughters was in a similar situation, she didn't want to leave him. He had never hurt the baby, only her. It took some "Tough Love" on my part to make her realize she was responsible. It wasn't until I told her "I will hold you as much responsible as I do him if he hurts that baby" He had hit my daughter quite a few times, even while she was pregnant. After I said that to her we both cried, and the next day she left him. She is happily married now to a wonderful man, and they now have of 4 children. Someone needs to use some "Tough Love" with this mother and make her realize She IS RESPONSIBLE.

“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08

Muskegon,MI

#99 Jan 30, 2009
mom of 3 daughters wrote:
To Baseball-
One of my daughters was in a similar situation, she didn't want to leave him. He had never hurt the baby, only her. It took some "Tough Love" on my part to make her realize she was responsible. It wasn't until I told her "I will hold you as much responsible as I do him if he hurts that baby" He had hit my daughter quite a few times, even while she was pregnant. After I said that to her we both cried, and the next day she left him. She is happily married now to a wonderful man, and they now have of 4 children. Someone needs to use some "Tough Love" with this mother and make her realize She IS RESPONSIBLE.
I said I hold out hope for her. I did not say she was exempt from all responsibility. She should not go back with him...obviously. She should have NEVER let this man near that baby or any child, for that matter, with his violent history.

I will be the first person to stand up for abused children. But the courts more than likely will not take this child from his mother based just on these facts alone. Hopefully, the courts will lock this man up and hopefully this mother will focus on her children(I am not sure if she has more?)...not on anything or anyone else.

“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08

Muskegon,MI

#100 Jan 30, 2009
krtnews wrote:
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Don't take this too serious what I write about you, but I'll call you crazy. Unfortunantly staying with the father and still with the father does not give me much hope that she learned anything from this incident. Most likely she is feeling more sorry for the father because she loves him and he is playing her than her own child. Unfortunatly this happens all to often. There are too many where kids do not come first in any case.
I don't :)

I just hope that's all. This SOB almost took this babies life. I just hope his mother remembers that and never lets him near her or that child again.

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