Death of boy, 4, adds to homicide toll

Death of boy, 4, adds to homicide toll

There are 193 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 31, 2007, titled Death of boy, 4, adds to homicide toll. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Elijah Simpson liked to suck his thumb, and police say it cost the 4-year-old his life.

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Sick of Silliness

AOL

#195 Apr 9, 2007
ummm wrote:
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I have a friend who danced to put herself through college. Whether you want to believe it or not, prominent business men and politicians DO patronize these businesses.
I can imagine the prominent businessmen, but what politicians? They'd be filmed by TV crews and wreck their reelection chances. I'm not disputing it, because as I noted, I really don't know. I just don't see how.
Its Just Me

AOL

#196 Apr 13, 2007
Sorry to appear stupid, I grew up in Chicago, what does "hogtied" mean exactly?

Since: Feb 07

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#197 Apr 13, 2007
Its Just Me wrote:
Sorry to appear stupid, I grew up in Chicago, what does "hogtied" mean exactly?
When performed on a human, a hogtie is any position that results in the arms and legs being bound, including behind the person.
Hahmmm

Waukegan, IL

#198 Apr 16, 2007
Lost In Space wrote:
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Strippers don't bother me. I was simply responding to an earlier post.
I think they bother lost because maybe her husband left her for a stripper...
Brittany Dawson

United States

#199 Apr 22, 2007
I have created a website for Little Angel Elijah Simpson.

http://elijah-simpson.memory-of.com/

I want his memory kept alive forever. The brutal murder of this little boy touched my heart. It has saddened me to no end and i just felt like i wanted everyone to help me keep his memory alive so please visit his website and light a candle for this precious little angel!
Brittany Dawson

United States

#200 Apr 22, 2007
I have created a website for Little Angel Elijah Simpson.

http://elijah-simpson.memory-of.com/

I want his memory kept alive forever. The brutal murder of this little boy touched my heart. It has saddened me to no end and i just felt like i wanted everyone to help me keep his memory alive so please visit his website and light a candle for this precious little angel!
Poogiesue wrote:
What a dreadful thing to happen to a 4 year old baby. This person should pay the altimate price for this action. I cannot call him a man because a real man would not have done such a thing. What is wrong with the mother??? I have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and the wrath of GOD would come down on anyone that even looked hard at any of them. I can't believe this woman could see anyone harming her babies and not doing anything about it. Could this be drugs???? I do know that this sweet baby is in Gods hands and will not have to suffer any longer.
Brittany Dawson

United States

#201 Apr 22, 2007
I have created a website for Little Angel Elijah Simpson.

http://elijah-simpson.memory-of.com/

I want his memory kept alive forever. The brutal murder of this little boy touched my heart. It has saddened me to no end and i just felt like i wanted everyone to help me keep his memory alive so please visit his website and light a candle for this precious little angel!
My Elijah wrote:
Chris Montgomery - what do you say now? Your BROTHER (MONSTER) owned up to his abuse. HE JUST LOST IT!!! Words of grief cannot describe how this story makes me feel. I think it is called "selfishness" on both Simpson and Montegomery's part. You both will pay but just said that Elijah had to pay the ultimate price for their IGNORANCE. The father of Simpson - if you truly are going to do a group called ELIJAH'S HOPE then you need to get QUALIFIED EDUCATED DOCTORS that know how to get inside these women's head because just talking doesn't work. I am going through this right now and talking simply isn't enough. You have to have the RIGHT people that know what to say and how to say it to get these women to listen. My daughter is getting help but she needs alot more help and hopefully will continue to get it SINCE MAN IS STILL CONVINCING HER THE OTHER WAY.
Elijah Simpson reminds me every day to thank GOD he chose to save MY ELIJAH. I don't know why but whatever the reason is I am soooo thankful. My grandson went through this for sucking a pacifier not his thumb thank GOD it wasn't thumb sucking because the JERK just beat him and threw pacifier away. Then he just found other reasons to abuse him.
Heavy at heart over this story!! TOOO CLOSE TO HOME!!
Brittany Dawson

United States

#202 Apr 22, 2007
I have created a website for Little Angel Elijah Simpson.

http://elijah-simpson.memory-of.com/

I want his memory kept alive forever. The brutal murder of this little boy touched my heart. It has saddened me to no end and i just felt like i wanted everyone to help me keep his memory alive so please visit his website and light a candle for this precious little angel!
miss nancy wrote:
This story made me cry for that baby...May he rest in Gods Peace.
TLGibson

Indianapolis, IN

#203 Jun 24, 2007
Chris Montgomery wrote:
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Let me answer your question with a question. How do u know he killed him. I've been over there plenty of times when the mother wasnt there but my brother was and EJ was sucking his thumb watching tv and my brother didnt say nothing to him. But i go over one day and my brother isn't there but she is and now all the sudden EJ is tied up. Is it the mugshot thats making everybody think my brother is guilty, or is it how she's changed her story 3 times and nobody has said shit about that. None of you people was there all u know is what the media tells you. They could tell you that Jesus robbed a bank and then u would all turn on Jesus.
Robbing a bank is a whole different story then child murder! be serious!
TLGibson

Indianapolis, IN

#204 Jun 24, 2007
that was a joke right, the thing about Jesus and robbing a bank? How does robbing a bank come even close to killing a child out of anger? Answer that Chris Montgomery. Ya know I realize he is your brother and all but damn this is the life of an innocent child and he took it and he had no right to and it seems like you are giving him the right by justifying what he did or trying to get the blame off him, and ya know the mother is as gulity as him and they both deserve to pay hell for this, so yeah you may be right on one thing....people should be just as mad at the mother as the boyfriend and she really should be charged the same. As far as I am concerned they both mistreated that child and he was pure innocence!

Joi

“In GOD I trust!”

Since: May 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#205 Jun 27, 2007
TLGibson wrote:
that was a joke right, the thing about Jesus and robbing a bank? How does robbing a bank come even close to killing a child out of anger? Answer that Chris Montgomery. Ya know I realize he is your brother and all but damn this is the life of an innocent child and he took it and he had no right to and it seems like you are giving him the right by justifying what he did or trying to get the blame off him, and ya know the mother is as gulity as him and they both deserve to pay hell for this, so yeah you may be right on one thing....people should be just as mad at the mother as the boyfriend and she really should be charged the same. As far as I am concerned they both mistreated that child and he was pure innocence!
TL,

I am both Chris' cousin. I think my cousin's point was that the media says one thing and everyone seems to jump on the bandwagon and believe it all.

I am by no means making light of the situation. A little boy was abused and lost his life. I have a son myself and this whole situation saddens me. But what I am saying, and what I believe my cousin Chris is saying is that, you can't automatically believe what the media says.(Who remembers the headlines and news programs that reported Al Gore the winner of the election? We all know how that turned out. It took months of ballot counting, but you have to sort through the facts before you jump to conclusions and print the easiest unconfirmed solution!)

I'm not speaking/typing on blind family loyalty either. The mother changed her story time and time again. Cops have lied. Witness statements have been twisted. ETC. I guess it's much easier to believe that the mothers boyfriend who is a young black male that has a record is the child killer, than to believe that the child's mother was cracked out and she's the one who did it. I really feel sorry for her, because I don't she went into a fit of rage or whatever. I think the drugs caused her to make mistakes over time, and things got out of control that night. It will all come out in court. I just pray that the mother, my cousin and everyone else learns the valuable lessons that this unfortunate situation has to teach.

My heart really does go out to that girl, and it goes out to my cousin who is sitting in jail based on the word of a crack head, and cops hell bent on closing a case, no matter the accuracy (or lack thereof) of the "facts".

God bless Indy!
Joi
Brittany Dawson

Bloomington, IN

#206 Aug 3, 2008
Please Visit Elijah's Memorial website, Light a candle for him and let's keep his memory alive!
http://elijah-simpson.memory-of.com
Kind Wishes

United States

#207 Oct 14, 2008
The candle is lit.

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