Mother of Shaken Child Released

Apr 24, 2011 Full story: RiverBender.com 32

The mother of a 4-month-old boy who was shaken to death in October of 2008 has been released from custody after 26-months following her plea to a lesser charge last week.

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“The "N" you love to hate.”

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#1 Apr 25, 2011
Someone go shove a chainsaw up this "fill in the blank" vajayjay

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#2 Apr 25, 2011
She should be shaken to death!

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#3 Apr 26, 2011
a few months back i got a friend request from this lady!!! Her friend started a facebook profile with Renee Condray and the name and in (Justice Renee) Stating that she was innocent and now the profile has over 2000 friends. i have 67 mutual friends with this profile and i actually asked why people added her and NO ONE replied. Do people just add random weirdos onto their profiles for no reason?

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#4 Apr 26, 2011
Im confused did they take turns shaking him? Why did the dad kill himself?? Im going to refrain from commenting until more of the story is revealed! Does anyone know these people? Are there other children?
Guilty by association

Havelock, NC

#5 Apr 26, 2011
-YUM- wrote:
Im confused did they take turns shaking him? Why did the dad kill himself?? Im going to refrain from commenting until more of the story is revealed! Does anyone know these people? Are there other children?
In October of 2008 Renee Condray and the baby's father Cory Nash were charged with murdering their 4 month old son Gabriel Nash. According to the "Belleville News Democrat", the charges against both parents stated that they both "performed acts which caused a traumatic brain injury to the child. They suspected that the baby was shaken, but a pathologist reported the child had a "recent head injury with evidence of prior injury." The pathologist also said the baby had some rib fractures which were 4-6 weeks old and others that were 6-12 weeks old. After the state ruled the baby's death a homicide the father ran and hid in Missouri where he committed suicide to keep from going to prison and the mother hired an attorney. Renee does have an older boy which I believe is around 9 yrs old now. She has always claimed to be innocent, but as a mother myself I was outraged by this. How could she not have known that this baby was being beat from the time he was a couple of months old? I think she was aware of it, but like some women, she kept her blinders on to protect her man. Unfortunately, due to prior head injuries that had gone unnoticed by Doctors, family members, etc...the last time he was shaken it took this innocent baby's life. She was basically let go according to news channel five because the states attorneys office didn't feel that they had enough to convict Renee with first degree murder because the father had killed himself and there was really nothing they could do to prove who actually was responsible for killing the baby. You decide?
Guilty by association

Havelock, NC

#6 Apr 26, 2011
Guilty by association wrote:
<quoted text>In October of 2008 Renee Condray and the baby's father Cory Nash were charged with murdering their 4 month old son Gabriel Nash. According to the "Belleville News Democrat", the charges against both parents stated that they both "performed acts which caused a traumatic brain injury to the child. They suspected that the baby was shaken, but a pathologist reported the child had a "recent head injury with evidence of prior injury." The pathologist also said the baby had some rib fractures which were 4-6 weeks old and others that were 6-12 weeks old. After the state ruled the baby's death a homicide the father ran and hid in Missouri where he committed suicide to keep from going to prison and the mother hired an attorney. Renee does have an older boy which I believe is around 9 yrs old now. She has always claimed to be innocent, but as a mother myself I was outraged by this. How could she not have known that this baby was being beat from the time he was a couple of months old? I think she was aware of it, but like some women, she kept her blinders on to protect her man. Unfortunately, due to prior head injuries that had gone unnoticed by Doctors, family members, etc...the last time he was shaken it took this innocent baby's life. She was basically let go according to news channel five because the states attorneys office didn't feel that they had enough to convict Renee with first degree murder because the father had killed himself and there was really nothing they could do to prove who actually was responsible for killing the baby. You decide?
I'm sorry, I meant to say " he was being beat from the time he was a couple weeks old."
mahz

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Apr 26, 2011
Not really an advocate of eugenics, but wow....
Seems like a viable option for this person.
truth sayer

Granite City, IL

#8 Apr 26, 2011
How can anyone beat any child, much less an infant?
Makes me sick.
truth sayer

Belleville, IL

#9 May 3, 2011
Guilty by association wrote:
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In October of 2008 Renee Condray and the baby's father Cory Nash were charged with murdering their 4 month old son Gabriel Nash. According to the "Belleville News Democrat", the charges against both parents stated that they both "performed acts which caused a traumatic brain injury to the child. They suspected that the baby was shaken, but a pathologist reported the child had a "recent head injury with evidence of prior injury." The pathologist also said the baby had some rib fractures which were 4-6 weeks old and others that were 6-12 weeks old. After the state ruled the baby's death a homicide the father ran and hid in Missouri where he committed suicide to keep from going to prison and the mother hired an attorney. Renee does have an older boy which I believe is around 9 yrs old now. She has always claimed to be innocent, but as a mother myself I was outraged by this. How could she not have known that this baby was being beat from the time he was a couple of months old? I think she was aware of it, but like some women, she kept her blinders on to protect her man. Unfortunately, due to prior head injuries that had gone unnoticed by Doctors, family members, etc...the last time he was shaken it took this innocent baby's life. She was basically let go according to news channel five because the states attorneys office didn't feel that they had enough to convict Renee with first degree murder because the father had killed himself and there was really nothing they could do to prove who actually was responsible for killing the baby. You decide?
I dont't beleive you all have the facts correct. The states attorneys office representative said the experts didn't agree as to the cause of death. The original coroner changed his ruling once her attorneys had their experts go over the medical tests. The leading doctor (Dr. Mary Case)on shaken baby wouldn't sign off that this was a case of shaken baby. Madison county corner rushed to judgement as to the cause of death. They reduced the charges because the evidence that had been admitted into the upcoming trial they couldn't prove their case. I know this girl and her family. She has another son that was never harmed. She had no idea what whas happening. Do you think the father was beating the child in front of her. You people need to read the story and get your facts straight. It's so easy to sit in judgement of others when you don't have all the facts. This man ran and hid he didn't turn himself in to the police as she did. An inocent man doesn't kill himself. Everyone has the right to legal counsel.
confused

Havelock, NC

#10 May 4, 2011
truth sayer wrote:
<quoted text>I dont't beleive you all have the facts correct. The states attorneys office representative said the experts didn't agree as to the cause of death. The original coroner changed his ruling once her attorneys had their experts go over the medical tests. The leading doctor (Dr. Mary Case)on shaken baby wouldn't sign off that this was a case of shaken baby. Madison county corner rushed to judgement as to the cause of death. They reduced the charges because the evidence that had been admitted into the upcoming trial they couldn't prove their case. I know this girl and her family. She has another son that was never harmed. She had no idea what whas happening. Do you think the father was beating the child in front of her. You people need to read the story and get your facts straight. It's so easy to sit in judgement of others when you don't have all the facts. This man ran and hid he didn't turn himself in to the police as she did. An inocent man doesn't kill himself. Everyone has the right to legal counsel.
In your last post on here you stated "how can anyone beat an infant, makes me sick"! Now you have a change of heart. I was only going by what the Belleville News Democrat put in the news paper when this story first came out. I don't have any doubt that the father is the one that killed this baby. I as a mother just don't understand how she had no clue that this poor baby was being beaten for weeks and her nit know it. The baby had to be in severe pain and have a lot of bruising on him if in fact there was evidence of prior ribs being broken and current injuries to his ribs at the time of his death. Only god knows what truly happened and in the end all involved will pay for what this poor infant had to go through. God rest his little soul.
granite city resident

Carlyle, IL

#11 May 5, 2011
REST IN PEACE Little ANGEL

This is heartwrenching!!
Amber

United States

#12 May 16, 2011
Everyone is speaking of renee and her unhurt child. Has everyone forgot cosmo had 4 other children also. all four also never harmed. Cosmo lived for years with all four of them yet none of them got so much as a scratc. Renee on the other hand has a child who she has never had soul custody of... Hmmm wonder why that is? If cosmo was such an abusive person how come nothing ever happend to his four other children? As far as him killing himself, if my child.just died then on top of that I was the one being accused id kill myself too. Ask any parent what theyd do in his shoes....
hmmm

Granite City, IL

#13 May 16, 2011
sum1else wrote:
a few months back i got a friend request from this lady!!! Her friend started a facebook profile with Renee Condray and the name and in (Justice Renee) Stating that she was innocent and now the profile has over 2000 friends. i have 67 mutual friends with this profile and i actually asked why people added her and NO ONE replied. Do people just add random weirdos onto their profiles for no reason?
If you are who I think you are, I replied.

I went to school with her and when I read about this, it shocked me. I never knew her as a violent type AT ALL and I kept up with what was reported. She found the baby either struggling or unresponsive and got help. The father of the baby committed suicide... I also kept up with the Joseph Schoolfield stuff and there are huge differences between Valerie and Renee...
Her friend started that profile and I think it was deleted cause it's not on my list anymore.
I don't know what happened, cause I wasn't there. I just hope the best for her other child. I'm sure he's happy to have his mom home.
hmmm

Granite City, IL

#14 May 16, 2011
confused wrote:
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In your last post on here you stated "how can anyone beat an infant, makes me sick"! Now you have a change of heart.
You can pick any name you want whether someone else has it or not. One truth sayer has granite city underneath the name, the other has belleville.
Angel

Saint Charles, MO

#15 May 20, 2011
I AM THE MOTHER OF CORY'S OTHER CHILDREN AND HE HAS NEVER ONCE HURT THEM!!! HE COULDN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT HE LEFT THE BABY HOME WITH HER AND SHE KILLED HIM. HE TOLD ME 2 DAYS BEFORE GABRIEL PASSED THAT HE WAS SCARED TO LEAVE HIM ALONE WITH HER AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I TOLD THE DETECTIVES. I CAME OVER ON ONE OCCASION AFTER SHE HAD PUT CORY'S HEAD INTO A DRESSOR MIRROR. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND MY CHILDREN HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT THEIR FATHER BECAUSE OF THE WAY THIS PHYCO MURDERED HIS BABY.hE LOVED ALL OF HIS CHILDREN. KARMA WILL MAKE HER PAY ONE DAY. RIP CORY "COSMO" NASH WE LOVE YOU.
WOW!!!

Chicago, IL

#16 May 21, 2011
Angel wrote:
I AM THE MOTHER OF CORY'S OTHER CHILDREN AND HE HAS NEVER ONCE HURT THEM!!! HE COULDN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT HE LEFT THE BABY HOME WITH HER AND SHE KILLED HIM. HE TOLD ME 2 DAYS BEFORE GABRIEL PASSED THAT HE WAS SCARED TO LEAVE HIM ALONE WITH HER AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I TOLD THE DETECTIVES. I CAME OVER ON ONE OCCASION AFTER SHE HAD PUT CORY'S HEAD INTO A DRESSOR MIRROR. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND MY CHILDREN HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT THEIR FATHER BECAUSE OF THE WAY THIS PHYCO MURDERED HIS BABY.hE LOVED ALL OF HIS CHILDREN. KARMA WILL MAKE HER PAY ONE DAY. RIP CORY "COSMO" NASH WE LOVE YOU.
Yea right!!! Your not the only one that he had children with. I read in the paper when this first happened they one of the other mothers stated he was a no good for nothing father. The grandpa of one of the children spoke nothing but horrible things about him. To be fair though I didn't know him I'm only going by what the news, newspapers and others have said about him. I honestly don't believe she is the one that killed this baby. I think he told you this to cover his ass because he knew he had went to far for the last time with the baby. I do believe however, that she should have known how violent he was with this child, because he had to have been that way to her and others in his past. Normal people don't become violent or angry over night. I do feel sorry for your children, but If he was innocent then why take his own life and selfishly leave behind his other children?
father

Dearborn, MI

#17 Jun 18, 2011
this all confuses me but as a father i would gladly lay down my life for my kids. so to take your life to me shows major guilt that this man could not face and if anyone accused me of harming my or any child i would fight them till my death. Ask any other father i'm not alone
justsayin

United States

#18 Jun 24, 2011
sum1else wrote:
a few months back i got a friend request from this lady!!! Her friend started a facebook profile with Renee Condray and the name and in (Justice Renee) Stating that she was innocent and now the profile has over 2000 friends. i have 67 mutual friends with this profile and i actually asked why people added her and NO ONE replied. Do people just add random weirdos onto their profiles for no reason?
My issue with the "Justice for Renee" facebook profile, was that it was made out like the baby died of SIDS and then a modern day witch hunt ensued! No mention of the rib fractures and head injuries found by the coroner. They had every reason to put a warrant out for their arrests and open an investigation. I too was surprised at the amount of friends the profile had and couldn't help but think "does anybody read the paper anymore?"
idid

Washington, MO

#19 Jun 25, 2011
justsayin wrote:
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My issue with the "Justice for Renee" facebook profile, was that it was made out like the baby died of SIDS and then a modern day witch hunt ensued! No mention of the rib fractures and head injuries found by the coroner. They had every reason to put a warrant out for their arrests and open an investigation. I too was surprised at the amount of friends the profile had and couldn't help but think "does anybody read the paper anymore?"
What does reading the paper have to do with the fb page? I knew the story (from reading the paper) and accepted the request. I didn't get the impression the baby died from SIDS from the page, but you're right. Very little info was given and there were absolutely zero updates. the person did however let people posts their thoughts, even when negative, without deleting them.
justsayin

United States

#20 Jun 28, 2011
idid wrote:
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What does reading the paper have to do with the fb page? I knew the story (from reading the paper) and accepted the request. I didn't get the impression the baby died from SIDS from the page, but you're right. Very little info was given and there were absolutely zero updates. the person did however let people posts their thoughts, even when negative, without deleting them.
Honestly, I felt if people had read the paper and had known of the baby's extensive injuries, maybe they would have been less apt to accept the requests. That was my reason for not accepting the request, but to each his own.
The facebook page said she put the baby down for a nap and when she checked on him he wasn't breathing. Never mentioned the injuries found by the coroner or offered any explanation what-so-ever as to how the baby got hurt (and had been getting hurt basically since birth) However, I am surprised to hear that the person who made the profile let people post their thoughts, even when negative. Just curious, but did she reply to any of the negative posts or offer up any explainations?

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