Owasso Father Fights To Protect His Unborn Child

A father is on a quest to protect his unborn child. Daniel Brafford's wife, Shiloh Brafford, is charged with murdering his 14-month-old son. Full Story
Kathi Hill

Englewood, CO

#1 Oct 12, 2009
Yesterday I saw an old friend from Oklahoma who told me what was happening to Shiloh Gentry (Brafford). I just looked on the internet and saw your story about her. In fact, I read all of the stories about her, and it amazes me that no one is taking the story from Shiloh's side and are only portraying the mother (and ex-husband and father) of the child who died in a sympathetic light.

I knew Shiloh for many years when I lived in Oklahoma and am, first of all amazed at all that has happened to her and second of all finding it very difficult believing her capable of deliberately hurting anyone much less a small child.

I myself lost three children plus my husband in a car wreck many years ago. I wouldn't have considered attacking or suing anyone for what happened. It was a tragedy, but I only wanted to comfort those who hit our car. But from what I was told, Shiloh has been severely attacked for over a year since this happened, and even though she has been acquitted twice for the crime, has now been imprisoned and had all of her children taken away from her --- even her newborn baby. And her husband who at first stuck by her side has now left her and come out against her.

I saw a movie awhile ago starring Sigourney Weaver about a woman who faced a similar "trial by neighborhood" like Shiloh has, called A Map of the World. It was such a nightmare! At least her husband stuck by her, though barely,(if I am recalling it correctly), and she was completely innocent.

I would hope that you or someone would look into the story from Shiloh's side. And I hope that Shiloh wins her jury trial and someone in Hollywood makes it into a movie one day so that others can see the injustice she has been shown.
character shows through

Miami, OK

#2 Oct 12, 2009
A person's character shows through. How many children did she have, with how many baby-daddies? And she'd lost custody of them all before the youngest baby mentioned in this story was even born. That doesn't happen without a good reason.

No, I am not saying that every promiscuous woman is a killer. I'm not saying that every promiscuous woman is even a bad mother. But the state has determined that this woman is an unfit mother, and a stack of evidence points to her as the killer of a precious, innocent child.

This woman's defense attorney will be working hard to make sure she does not serve time, whether she is guilty or not, so don't worry about who is looking into the story on her side. He'll have that covered. Before you go hoping she wins her jury trial, why not let the trial play out and all the evidence come to light. Hope that the TRUTH wins, and that justice is served for the little boy who died... even if that means that your old friend spends her life in jail.
justanotheropini on

AOL

#3 Oct 13, 2009
There is always another side to the story. I know both parents of little Davis. The weekend that that Davis died was Daniel's visitation with with Davis and his sister. So why did he leave his kids with with someone else for the whole day instead of spending it with his kids. I beleive that if I only got to see my kids once every two weeks I would be spending it with my kids and not at the golf course! Which is what he did. Shiloh was left to care for 5 kids two of whom were not hers. Daniel should share some of the blame for this. I always thought there was some thing wrong with Davis from the time he was an infant. He learned to crawl a long time before he could ever sit up on his own. And his arms were floppy.
Briana

Tulsa, OK

#4 Nov 11, 2009
I agree with you. I grew up with Shiloh...Literally grew up with her, her mom was my babysitter for years. I find it incredibly hard to believe that Shiloh could ever be capable of such a horrific act. She was always a nurturer, especially to my little sister. All I can say is Good Luck, Shiloh. You and Little Davis, and your other children are in my prayers.
Kathi Hill wrote:
Yesterday I saw an old friend from Oklahoma who told me what was happening to Shiloh Gentry (Brafford). I just looked on the internet and saw your story about her. In fact, I read all of the stories about her, and it amazes me that no one is taking the story from Shiloh's side and are only portraying the mother (and ex-husband and father) of the child who died in a sympathetic light.
I knew Shiloh for many years when I lived in Oklahoma and am, first of all amazed at all that has happened to her and second of all finding it very difficult believing her capable of deliberately hurting anyone much less a small child.
I myself lost three children plus my husband in a car wreck many years ago. I wouldn't have considered attacking or suing anyone for what happened. It was a tragedy, but I only wanted to comfort those who hit our car. But from what I was told, Shiloh has been severely attacked for over a year since this happened, and even though she has been acquitted twice for the crime, has now been imprisoned and had all of her children taken away from her --- even her newborn baby. And her husband who at first stuck by her side has now left her and come out against her.
I saw a movie awhile ago starring Sigourney Weaver about a woman who faced a similar "trial by neighborhood" like Shiloh has, called A Map of the World. It was such a nightmare! At least her husband stuck by her, though barely,(if I am recalling it correctly), and she was completely innocent.
I would hope that you or someone would look into the story from Shiloh's side. And I hope that Shiloh wins her jury trial and someone in Hollywood makes it into a movie one day so that others can see the injustice she has been shown.
Brooke Eddington

Alameda, CA

#5 Sep 28, 2010
Agreed. I grew up with Shiloh, too. I'd let her watch my kids any day. I wouldn't even call her promiscuous, she just keeps marrying guys who turn out to be crappy. I've met and liked two of them, till they start to show their colors (after the wedding). Anyway, I have serious, serious doubts that Shiloh would do anything like this, and would encourage everyone to write a letter to the DA of Wagoner County about the constant trial delays. Let's get this over with.
Amanda

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Mar 25, 2011
character shows through wrote:
A person's character shows through. How many children did she have, with how many baby-daddies? And she'd lost custody of them all before the youngest baby story on her side. He'll have that covered. Before you go hoping she wins her jury trial, why not let the trial play out and all the evidence come to light. Hope that the TRUTH wins, and that justice is served for the little boy who died... even if that means that your old friend spends her life in jail.
Just FYI, this woman is not promiscuous. She was married to her children's fathers. They just turned out to be jerks. Journalism is not always accurate. I know both the mother and the father of the child as well as the woman accused and if you did your opinion would most likely be different.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#7 Mar 25, 2011
Well, her complexion is a little on the dark side and could help explain why she comes up on the short end so much. She may be hanging out with the wrong crowd, and they don't mind letting her know it.
nervous caregiver

Louisville, CO

#8 Apr 18, 2011
W A R N I N G
This could happen to you.
Makes me want a full background check from every parent of the children I am caring for.
Does the family have a history of abuse? What if I should notice odd behavior in the child? What if I should think the child needs medical attention? Should the parents not be available? Should I take the child to emergency room? Should the doctor find injuries? Should I get blamed for abuse? Murder?
...all for only caring for a child...
Do any of the adults in this childs life have an abusive history? violence?
How old have they determined injuries? Can they determine how old injuries are?
Mobley

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Apr 24, 2011
Really? Crappy? Well I'm married to her first husband and he's far from crappy. Let's talk about crappy. How about a mother who would not let Jer see his daughter. Who ran to Texas but made her own daughter believe she lived in Lawton. Want to know what Sheridan remembers of that day? She remembers her mother trying to convince her she was holding Davis. But she wasn't she was holding piper. So let's talk about crappy. A mother who would blame her own daughter because she was never taught self control from her no good lousy parents. That's crappy. Jeremy is the most amazing man and I thank God everyday for him. So learn the facts before your judge doll
Brooke Eddington wrote:
Agreed. I grew up with Shiloh, too. I'd let her watch my kids any day. I wouldn't even call her promiscuous, she just keeps marrying guys who turn out to be crappy. I've met and liked two of them, till they start to show their colors (after the wedding). Anyway, I have serious, serious doubts that Shiloh would do anything like this, and would encourage everyone to write a letter to the DA of Wagoner County about the constant trial delays. Let's get this over with.
Mobley

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Apr 24, 2011
Actually. She wasn't married to Gentry's father and she was also pregnant with two of those other children before she was ever married. She's most def promiscuous. I mean, she did come back from her own Sr trip pregnant. Funny how many people don't bother to take in ALL the facts. I've been a part of this chaos for years and it's about time she paid for what she did. And the men she married were far from jerks. Perhaps you'd like to sit down with me who's been married to her first husband and been with him for over 8 years. He's outstanding. And an amazing father. Davis wasn't the first child she abused and she knows that. Sheridan has suffered from a broken arm and remembers many times her mother flying into rages and throwing the kids on the floor and hitting them. But of course maybe it's Sheridan, the nine year old, who's lying...
Amanda wrote:
<quoted text>
Just FYI, this woman is not promiscuous. She was married to her children's fathers. They just turned out to be jerks. Journalism is not always accurate. I know both the mother and the father of the child as well as the woman accused and if you did your opinion would most likely be different.
sss

Tulsa, OK

#11 May 15, 2011
justanotheropinion wrote:
There is always another side to the story. I know both parents of little Davis. The weekend that that Davis died was Daniel's visitation with with Davis and his sister. So why did he leave his kids with with someone else for the whole day instead of spending it with his kids. I beleive that if I only got to see my kids once every two weeks I would be spending it with my kids and not at the golf course! Which is what he did. Shiloh was left to care for 5 kids two of whom were not hers. Daniel should share some of the blame for this. I always thought there was some thing wrong with Davis from the time he was an infant. He learned to crawl a long time before he could ever sit up on his own. And his arms were floppy.
That makes no sense. If his arms were floppy, how did he crawl?
Rational Human Being

Fort Worth, TX

#13 May 19, 2011
Are there really people defending a convicted baby killer? Someone who's story has change several times? Some of you
are saying she wasn't permiscuous and used fathers (plural) in same sentence of someone under 30?!? Wow. Some of you put too much stock in your past bias point of view of someone. I also went to school
with her, and at no time did she say she
would kill a baby, but then again, no baby killer discusses such things with anyone else.

She deserves torture for what she did. A humans life ended before it even had a chance to form ever lasting memories, and you defend the nurse tht allowed the child to die, be it from her hand or an accident

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