Jason Strickland guilty: child assault

Jason Strickland guilty: child assault

There are 28 comments on the WWLP Massachusetts story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Jason Strickland guilty: child assault. In it, WWLP Massachusetts reports that:

It took a Springfield Jury three days to decide Jason Strickland allowed the brutal beating that left his 11-year-old stepdaughter brain injured... and in a coma three years ago.

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West Springfield, MA

#1 Nov 26, 2008
wepaaaa.i luv it that what happen when a dum people like that dont have heart.IN JAIL WITH OUT BAIL!i hope he get gud time so that way he relize what he did to this poor girl.i feel so sorry for the the poor haleigh.i saw this poor litle girl in boston in 2007.she look way better now...

East Windsor, CT

#2 Nov 26, 2008
Does anyone proofread these articles? Basic English and spelling skills would be nice for a site like this.

Westfield, MA

#3 Nov 26, 2008
he deserved this and so much more.

Northampton, MA

#4 Nov 26, 2008
YIPEE!!! Karma at last!

He should have been convicted on all 6 counts. He absolutely kicked her. Samanthas' reaction to the social worker after Haleigh was hospitalized proves it. She would not have been hysterically crying to the point that the GAL had to stop the questioning if she didn't see it. It is the MO of an abuser or pedophile to intimidate the victims so they are not found out. She too lived in fear on a daily basis and only when she no longer lived with these monsters felt safe to speak the truth.

I pray he gets the MAXIMUM allowable sentence and never sees another child again!

United States

#5 Nov 27, 2008
bella wrote:
he deserved this and so much more.
Yes, a medal and to be set free.
Chances Warren

Chicopee, MA

#6 Nov 27, 2008
Thank god for a jury trial!! There is no way he didnt Know or have a hand in what happened to Haleigh!! Dead people cant talk, Pray for Haliegh to get better. Have fun in prison Jason you deserve it!! and then some.

Indian Orchard, MA

#7 Nov 27, 2008
i just want to say that i agree with the guilty verdict because someone had to pay for the abuse of this child. the step mom is dead so the one left was the step father and he needs to get what is coming becasue that is a innocent child. now she will be brain dead for the rest of her life. i strongly agree that strictland gets them 40 years it will serve him right. he will never again abuse of another child. he is to blame too for not saying nothing, who knows he must of played his part too.
richard from charlmont

East Otis, MA

#8 Nov 27, 2008
who in gods name would do this to a child? this loser needs to be put to death or have some jail rapping

Easthampton, MA

#9 Nov 27, 2008
What about the other people who saw the marks and did nothing? Nurses,hospitals,baby setters,care givers,socials workers,etc. Do they get off FREE with no jugdememt agaist them.They are at fault also for not helping her.

Easthampton, MA

#10 Nov 27, 2008
English wrote:
Does anyone proofread these articles? Basic English and spelling skills would be nice for a site liIke this.
I do not think you are too smart yourself. You need help for picking on someone who cares.

Warren, RI

#11 Nov 27, 2008
this is how apes behave,nothing new here just move along to the next case of apes behaving badly.

Chicopee, MA

#12 Nov 27, 2008
gave him 40 years in prison
The Universe

Fitchburg, MA

#13 Nov 27, 2008
His soul will never be at peace for allowing this horrific event to happen to another innocent soul, this will be hell on earth for him!!!
Justice at Last

Belchertown, MA

#14 Nov 27, 2008
I am so happy the jury found Jason guilty, anyone that causes such harm to a child or even witnesses it and doesn't do anything about it deserves the maximum punishment. I still don't understand why the babysitter hasn't been charged with anything yet either.
Now hopefully Haleigh can regain her strength and get better. Our prayers are with you Haleigh!

Kenly, NC

#15 Nov 27, 2008
does anyone realize that the blame for all of this falls on allison for having this child taken away from her by dss for sexual assault by allisons boyfriend at the time. i found it disgusting that she cries about her poor daughter when she was the one who started this childs problems many years ago. Maybe if she had been a better parent and taken care of her then she would not be dealing with this now.
shall be nameless

United States

#16 Nov 27, 2008
serves that bastard right anyone who beats a child shall be castrated and locked up for good. god bless that innocent child.
wouldnt u like to know

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Nov 27, 2008
that man needs to be hung

Fitchburg, MA

#18 Nov 27, 2008
keeper1 you hit the nail right on the head. What a crock of ****, the poor birth mother is now trying to see the daughter she didn't want a thing to do with for years. Allison should also be charged because she, with her actions put this child in the abusive situation.

Springfield, MA

#20 Nov 28, 2008
Justice is something to be thankful for. I hope his conscience awakens his soul.

Atlanta, GA

#21 Nov 28, 2008
It escapes me as to why this comment is still posted for all to see. I try very hard to have faith and hope, then i read something like this....one has to wonder. However, I am saving my positive energy, thoughts, and prayers for Haleigh's well being and recovery. She may never know how many of us are thinking of her, but maybe somehow she will feel it and begin to heal. God bless that sweet little girl and all who are doing all they can to help her.

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