Man kills foster child

Man kills foster child

Posted in the Newport Forum


Strawberry Plains, TN

#1 Oct 10, 2009

It's pathetic that a child is removed from his home because of unsafe or unfit conditions and then the foster parent who is suppose to be so much better for the child ends up killing him.

I saw on the news where his wife was telling her recollection of the night the murder took place and she is defending her husband's actions. Of course she is. Her testimony should not even be taken into consideration.

This man had a history of being violent. How did he even quialify to be a foster parent? If they could not handle the teen then they needed to send him back to the state to place him somewhere else.

I totally understand that some teens can be trouble and out of control and I am not saying this teen wasn't but this man had to know that putting his hands around the teens neck and squeezing until he crushed his wind pipe was going to kill him. He knew what he was doing. He knew he was using excessive force. He may not have intended on killing him but he was trying to use power and strength he had to hurt this teen and show him who was boss. He also knew if the teen complained that more than likely no one would believe him.

Now this boy is dead and can't tell his side of the story. We can only hope that he was ready to die.

Also at the same time the multi-millions of dollars the mother is asking for in suing the state and everyone else she can is ridiculous. She doesn't deserve any money. She didn't give a flip about him when he was alive. She is just using this as a way to get rich quick. Wonder if she knows if she wins any money her food stamps will be cut off?

Jefferson City, TN

#2 Oct 11, 2009
i think the man knowed how much force he was useing. he new it would kill the boy .i think the mother should get what ever she can that are suppose to be places to send chidrened with bad condect without her child being killed. cheryl

Kodak, TN

#3 Oct 12, 2009
His birth mother doesn't deserve any money. She was not a mother to him or she would not have lost custody. They took him from her and put him in foster care for a reason. She is just suing because in America that is what people do. Someone looks at you funny or says something you disagree with then you go get a lawyer and sue for multi-millions of dollars.

I also think the wife of the man who murdered him needs to go to jail. She is lying for him and covering for him.

If this teen was so much trouble (which I am not denying that he was) then they should have sent him back to the state and let them replace him somewhere else.

I agree he knew what he was doing. He may not have intended to kill him but he was trying to show his authority.

Strawberry Plains, TN

#4 Oct 12, 2009
cheryl wrote:
i think the man knowed how much force he was useing. he new it would kill the boy .i think the mother should get what ever she can that are suppose to be places to send chidrened with bad condect without her child being killed. cheryl
The mother was an unfit mother thus the reason the child was removed from her care. It wasn't because the child / teen done anything wrong. His home (with his mother) was unfit. She doesn't deserve the millions she was asking for. There were times that she didn't even show up for visits with him. She didn't care about him. She is just after they money.

White Pine, TN

#5 Mar 14, 2010
Thank you very much he did get took out of the home for misconduct.. she didnt want her son 2 get took away. an she didnt miss any visits! I knew kaleb my whole life b4 he was took from us. I dont blame his mother for suin for tht much money. She lost her son over tht man doin what he did. If you really knew the circumstances of why he got took away you would def be suing the gov 2! Have some respect ppl if tht was your kid you would do anything you could.. We'd love 2 have kaleb back over anything. Hes gone now and we'll never have him back so get a life and think about how you'd feel if this was your kid gettin talked about?

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 31, 2010
Shelly doesn't deserve any money, and neither does Robbie Webb (the father.) This child was mentally impaired, and neither wanted him. Now they sue for alot of money. They got a settlement for almost a million dollars, the first check was for $300,000. The right thing to do with that money would be to give some to charities, or start one in Caleb's name to prevent things like this and to help other children, if they gave a flip that is. No, Robbie has just took advantage of this child's death, like he does with his other children, didn't take care of them and never will.

White Pine, TN

#7 Apr 7, 2010
Woooh now.. Dont say neither wanted him! cause i kno shelly did. i dont blame them for suing. Yeah i kno theres alot of other things they could do wit the money lyk charities but its not your place 2 be sayin what they should do wit it! It wasnt your kid so i think you should keep your smartass comments 2 yourself if your just gonna be disrespectful.. U dnt even spell his name rite 2 be acting like your sum1 who knows it all. Kaleb was a brother 2 me and he wasnt "mentally impaired" as you say. I knew him for who he was and he was a great kid. hes not here 2 take up for his mother or himself so ill gladly do it for him cause thats what he'd expect me 2 do

And it sounds lyk you just got some major robbie issues. go take it up on another blog besides this one for my boy.

Sevierville, TN

#8 Apr 7, 2010
I can tell you someone who doesn't deserve the money, but got some from all of this. is kyle perdue.

Morristown, TN

#9 May 7, 2010
This is the most out of line topic. That boy was a person and who are you to say neither one of his parents wanted him?? Where you in their home?? Are you there family I highly doubt bc if you were you would have more respect. Robbie is a great person && father. I have watched his heart break over his son. I have sat in his living room with his family watching home videos of his son and him become heart broken all over again. A Robbie will be a wonderful grandfather to my child as he is a wonderful father.

Morristown, TN

#10 May 7, 2010
And one more thing for someone to say that man who killed him was only trying to so authority would you let someone do that to your child?? I HIGHLY doubt it. You can go back a look at how ignorant you sound by saying that man was right in any kind of way.

Jefferson City, TN

#11 Aug 1, 2011
If Robbie is such a great father why did he have his son.He has never raised any of his kids.When he married Doris he threatened to float her kid down the river. He is such a great man NOT

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