Childa s killer guilty of murder

There are 17 comments on the Muskogee Phoenix story from May 15, 2009, titled Childa s killer guilty of murder. In it, Muskogee Phoenix reports that:

Edwina Rice of Wagoner wept Thursday afternoon as she said her grandson's killer was found guilty of first-degree murder in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Wanda

United States

#1 May 15, 2009
Justice. From the time I first met you to thank you for fighting for grandparents, I have prayed for your strength to continue. My thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family Edwina.
citizenx

Dallas, TX

#2 May 15, 2009
That old boy got off light, maybe he will get his justice in prison. Sorry about your loss GRand mother.

“A witty saying proves nothing.”

Since: Sep 08

Bethany, OK

#3 May 16, 2009
Still not enough JUSTICE in my opinion.... but as citizen said maybe our prisoners will help him to receive more justice.
NoUse

Inola, OK

#4 May 16, 2009
Sad that in this day and age we have to "judge" the "justice" handed down in the senseless murder of an innocent child. Although I don't know if this is enough, it is at least SOME justice for the loss of this innocent little boy's life, and more justice than some children ever receive. My thoughts and prayers are with these grandparents. Thank you for standing up for the innocent children and grandparents. God Bless you and your family. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Butchey Weinstein

Sheffield, UK

#5 May 16, 2009
Here's an angle no one's looked at: The mother stopped allowing the child to visit the grandparents, AFTER the grandma said something about a gash and some bruises. Do we have another Raye Dawn Smith here, allowing a guy to abuse her child because she loves the guy more than her own offspring, contrary to every natural instinct?

Does her role in this need to be examined more closely?
citizenx

Dallas, TX

#6 May 16, 2009
Sounds as if maybe butch is on to something here. Only I don't think there is any love in the making here. not as neglectful as it appears the two adults were with the child. Why wasn't the woman held accountable for her neglect of oversight of the child.

“A witty saying proves nothing.”

Since: Sep 08

Bethany, OK

#7 May 17, 2009
Very True Butch, this does sound very familiar to the R.D. Smith case. There are just some people who should never breed.
J Jones

Broken Arrow, OK

#8 Jun 13, 2009
This is just a note form one of Edwina Rice son, thank for the coments and prayers and the grandparent rights bill is for CJ

Thank You again

J Jones
J Jones

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Jun 13, 2009
citizenx wrote:
Sounds as if maybe butch is on to something here. Only I don't think there is any love in the making here. not as neglectful as it appears the two adults were with the child. Why wasn't the woman held accountable for her neglect of oversight of the child.
The woman of the Child had to tell the Court of that he did to get the first-degree murder on the man. The Woman will not be facing court.
Jimminy Christmas

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jun 16, 2009
If women would realize that living with some guy outside of marriage is not a good thing, maybe there wouldn't be so much child abuse. If a man doesn't care enough about you to marry you, then he ain't going to care about your kids either.

Wise up ladies and you'll have a much nicer life.

Since: May 09

california

#11 Feb 18, 2011
Edwina Rice of Wagoner wept Thursday afternoon as she said her grandson’s killer was found guilty of first-degree murder in Oklahoma County District Court.

The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole for Bradley Eric Fabinski, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of Christopher Don Alexander Jr.

“When I get over having to relive all this — I’ll feel better. My baby is at rest now,” Rice said.

Fabinski, 26, will be formally sentenced at 9 a.m. July 17.

Fabinski was just shy of his 22nd birthday when he told police the toddler had been injured as they came down the stairs at their apartment. He was living with the child’s mother at the time and was caring for the boy while the mother worked.

Fabinski said at the time that C.J. let go of his finger and tumbled down the stairs.

As a result of her experience as a grandparent, Rice helped spur two area legislators to sponsor legislation for grandparents’ rights. Wade Rousselot, D-Okay, sponsored House Bill 1682. It was sponsored in the Oklahoma Senate by Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee.

Rice still sobs when she talks about her grandson and being cut off from contact with him after she questioned a small gash in his ear and bruises over the Christmas holidays in 2004.

She contacted Department of Human Services about suspected child abuse on Dec. 27, 2004.

Rice said the last time she saw C.J. he was nearing his second birthday. He lay motionless in an Oklahoma City hospital bed. Tubes were in his head, which was four times its normal size.

Her former daughter-in-law called her after the child was taken to the hospital in February 2005.

Rice and her husband had kept him most weekends — before Rice inquired about his bruises and the gash and the mother stopped any visitation.

The Rices were present when Gov. Brad Henry signed the legislation into law in 2007.

“No one should be shut out of grandparents’ rights, because no one should get that call at 5:20 a.m. and be told that their grandbaby is on life support,” Rice said earlier.

If the judge follows the jury’s recommendations, Fabinski probably will not be eligible for parole until he’s 60, Rice said she was told Thursday.
citizenz

New Braunfels, TX

#12 Apr 20, 2011
citizenx wrote:
Sounds as if maybe butch is on to something here. Only I don't think there is any love in the making here. not as neglectful as it appears the two adults were with the child. Why wasn't the woman held accountable for her neglect of oversight of the child.
I'll tell you why, she had warrant for her arrest on the day of testimony, if she didn't say what they wanted her to say, she would have been arrested... for assault & battery, of all things!! Something is horribly wrong with our system when someone can be convicted on CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence
Offended

Tulsa, OK

#13 Apr 21, 2011
This is a very sad story!
its toasted

Eureka, CA

#14 Apr 22, 2011
children are tender and easily hurt.

One child got hit in the spleen at school and it killed him,

another child wrecked his bike and the handle bars damaged his stomach and he died.

a two year old was sitting on his mother's lap while the car was only going 20 miles per hour and they got in a wreck and the child is now paralyzed.
Joy Vanbensson

United States

#15 May 4, 2014
If you really spend the time to do any research on this case, you will find MANY things wrong with it... Beginning with the child's family, ALL of the family members had warrants during this whole time ranging from child abuse, sexual child abuse to theft, robbery, etc. As for the comments to the injury on the boys ear, this happened aprox 3 weeks prior to the accident.. AT THE GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE no less. Yet this injury was also blamed on the young man. And for those of you who have not done research, the child's whole family was on this young man's side for 4 years as he awaited trial, then magically 10 days before trial, they flipped sides to the state. Now if you do even more research, you discover that all of there warrants (ALL OF THEM), magically disappear immediately after the trial. ITS A MIRACLE! IMAGINE THAT! And if you did even a bit more research, you would know that the Dr that performed surgery on this boy, cut to far causing the child to bleed to death. To me it seems wrong that a young man is serving time for a doctors mistake. But before you begin to believe everything you read, do some research, its not that difficult.
Skylar

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Mar 26, 2015
The child's birth father is a registered sex offender. This grandmother had a warrant for her arrest at the time for unpaid fines for embezzlement. The mother had been in trouble too. This poor child never had a chance, unfortunately bad choices were made by everyone involved.
Truth be told

United States

#17 Apr 22, 2015
I know 3 different married men this woman had affairs with. I don't even understand how she can continue to act like she is the perfect Grandma. Granted that baby didn't deserve to die the horrific death he was dealt, but this lady needs to fess up, she isn't a saint & neither is the boys Dad. The boy didn't deserve to die, but sometimes Karma is a Bitch.

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