Man Charged with Shaking Baby to Death

There are 21 comments on the KDEB-TV Springfield story from Nov 8, 2006, titled Man Charged with Shaking Baby to Death. In it, KDEB-TV Springfield reports that:

Charges are filed in Pulaski County relating to the death of a 19 month old boy, who died in late October from injuries from being violently shaken.

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nlseaverns

Marion, IN

#1 Nov 11, 2006
The paternal grandparents of this precious baby are friends of my husband and myself and we are just devastated and saddened by the fact that this animal did this unspeakable act to an innocent child. I pray to God that all those who had anything to do with this evil will be hunted down and made to pay for this crime. Our prayers go out to Patty, Jeff, and Nick Barrett and I hope to God there will be justice for Schuyler Ray Barrett.
no1knows

Saint Robert, MO

#2 Dec 3, 2006
it's Skyler Ray
no1knows

Martinsville, IN

#3 Dec 20, 2006
no1knows wrote:
it's Skyler Ray
Yes, someone knows, and we will all answer to him one day.
sick n tired

Sweetser, IN

#4 Apr 24, 2008
I am friends with both the mother and father of Skyler... my honest opion is that people need to look deep into all the doctors reports and see wat really happend to him instead of trying to point fingers at someone who didnt do a damn thing!!!!! That baby was sick or his mother woudnt of taken him to the hospital days befor he died, hmmm mayb it was the doctors fault that they didnt catch something, and people want to say he had bruises all over him HELLOO he is a child my child has bruises all over her, they are kids they are clumsy they are going to fall and get hurt!!! It just makes me sick how everyone is trying to point fingers and get a man in trouble who took care of skyler and who loved him like his on son.... this is all a bullshit case if you ask me, it makes me sick how people can blame people for something they didnt do they are just trying to make themselves feel better so they have to blame others!!!
sick n tired

Sweetser, IN

#5 Apr 24, 2008
oh yeah im not done.... if they really cared about there grandson why didnt they help the mother out with him????? THey keep changing the cause of death so really they have nothing to charge ANYBODY with they should be charging the doctors with wrongful death!
my sons girlfriend

Rocky Mount, NC

#6 Apr 26, 2008
sick n tired wrote:
I am friends with both the mother and father of Skyler... my honest opion is that people need to look deep into all the doctors reports and see wat really happend to him instead of trying to point fingers at someone who didnt do a damn thing!!!!! That baby was sick or his mother woudnt of taken him to the hospital days befor he died, hmmm mayb it was the doctors fault that they didnt catch something, and people want to say he had bruises all over him HELLOO he is a child my child has bruises all over her, they are kids they are clumsy they are going to fall and get hurt!!! It just makes me sick how everyone is trying to point fingers and get a man in trouble who took care of skyler and who loved him like his on son.... this is all a bullshit case if you ask me, it makes me sick how people can blame people for something they didnt do they are just trying to make themselves feel better so they have to blame others!!!
You must not really know what you are even talking about! Skylar lived with me and my son for almost a year, My son is good freinds with SKYLAR'S DAD, THis man you believe in is a animal, the truth will come out, because "D" told me herself what a violent temper RYAN EVANS had, she should of ran away the first time he tried to hurt "D" so you don't have much of an idea about what the truth is! HE NEVER treated him like his son, EVER! now he has a daughter, I hope the law forbids him any contact for her safety!
A person who cares

Fishers, IN

#7 Apr 28, 2008
sick n tired wrote:
oh yeah im not done.... if they really cared about there grandson why didnt they help the mother out with him????? THey keep changing the cause of death so really they have nothing to charge ANYBODY with they should be charging the doctors with wrongful death!
Hey sick n tired,

You have no idea what you're talking about. You obviously haven't heard about the case evidence. I think a group of educated physicians would know more about Skylar's injuries, than some welfare mom like you. Judging from your post (that has spelling errors) you probably have a high school education at best. This guy is a monster and should be put away. I'm part of D's family, so I know what's going on more than you. The injuries that Skylar had were not consistent with an accident. He was abused!!! So do us all a favor and zip it.
concerned friend

United States

#8 May 2, 2008
from what I understand the dad and grandparents were more than willing to help out but living that far away it would make it hard. I just was in amazement that someone would marry (let alone have a child with)someone who was accused of abusing/murdering their first born.I guess she will have to answer to that in a higher court than here on Earth.God Bless Skyler and the families as they deal with this tragedy every day of the rest of their lives. Has anyone heard anything on the hearing, or trial or anything?
Friend of family

Fishers, IN

#9 May 9, 2008
Since when is it the grandparents responsibilty to take care of the grandchildren? When you make a choice to become a parent than you need to accept the responsibilty and quit relying on other people to take care of your kids. As parent, you should keep your kids out of harms way.
Mommy to ARMY Brats

Kingsport, TN

#10 Jan 7, 2009
I used to babysit Skylar when we lived at Ft Leonard Wood. He was so sweet and full of life. We were friends with "D's" husband. He loved Skylar as if he was his own and its a shame she started dating someone as violent as she did, I know "S" was crushed when he got the news while he was deployed!! It is all such a shame people can't just walk outside and vent when angry instead of taking it out on helpless little babies!! Shame on all of you!!!

Little Man we love and miss you very much!! RIP
concerned parent

Kalama, WA

#11 Feb 13, 2009
Has any one ever thought that the mother, so fondly referred to as"D", is possibly the childs abuser? She had no problem leaving him with the accused while she went to work, If he was so sick why wasen't she more persistent with the hospitals? She then married and have a child with the accused. Now she has completely abandoned her daughter with the accused.I hardly doubt the she is a concerned parent.
someone who knows

Saint Robert, MO

#12 Feb 19, 2009
skyler had bruises in the shape of hands around his torso,,he had severe trauma to his brain stem, which is located in the very bottom of the skull, this controls important things such as breathing functions, and could not be damaged except for a severe back and forth shaking motion
Seen the Evidence

Brumley, MO

#13 Mar 4, 2009
A trial is set for April 20th thru 24th in Pulaski County.

I would suggest that those who profess to know "everything" actually attend and weigh the evidence presented in court. There is absolutely no doubt that this baby died as a result of physical abuse inflicted by the hands of an adult.

Bring a strong stomach and shed your tears for the innocent life lost, not the abuser caught.
HEARTBROKEN IN INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN

#14 May 22, 2009
Did court ever happen, or is the accused still out walking the streets???
gcPimpin

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Dec 28, 2009
HEARTBROKEN IN INDIANA wrote:
Did court ever happen, or is the accused still out walking the streets???


I am friends with "d"s ex "c" and as far as I know the baby killer hasn't answered to the charges yet. have no clue what's up with d but she is on some BS for sure.
concern

Jefferson City, MO

#16 Feb 16, 2010
I hope they both do time in prison for the rest of their lives.
concerned friend

United States

#17 Dec 7, 2011
yes to this day in 2011 up until court next year he will be walking the streets! he has whats comin for him. D your stupid as f*** really thats all i gotta say to you, besides its comin to you one day as well
Caring Friend

Marion, IN

#18 Sep 24, 2012
The trial started today, 9/24/2012 in Missouri. Almost 6 years after Skyler was murdered. I hope other prisoners make Ryan feel very welcome at his new home sooner rather than later.
eyes are everywhere

Bradenton, FL

#19 Jun 15, 2013
I know Ryan, and seeing him with his beautiful little girl, that by the way "D" gave up, cause according to her, her parents gave her money as long as she did not bring her daughter with her.
"D" won a lawsuit against the hospital who treated Skyler, if Ryan killed him, why did she sued the hospital for not taking care of Skyler when she asked them to. I don't want to believed that that little Angel was killed intentionally by any one, but it doesn't make any sense that she got $$$$$$$$ from suing the hospital and Ryan is in jail, and "D" gave up her daughter.
Just ask God to take care of the little girl, who lost her daddy, brother and mom did not want her.
No one should pay for a crime they did not commit.
I know I am going to hear really ugly comments from a lot of you, but think of one thing, if Ryan was such an EVIL person, why did "D" take off and leave him with him.
wondering what happened

United States

#20 Oct 29, 2013
eyes are everywhere wrote:
I know Ryan, and seeing him with his beautiful little girl, that by the way "D" gave up, cause according to her, her parents gave her money as long as she did not bring her daughter with her.
"D" won a lawsuit against the hospital who treated Skyler, if Ryan killed him, why did she sued the hospital for not taking care of Skyler when she asked them to. I don't want to believed that that little Angel was killed intentionally by any one, but it doesn't make any sense that she got $$$$$$$$ from suing the hospital and Ryan is in jail, and "D" gave up her daughter.
Just ask God to take care of the little girl, who lost her daddy, brother and mom did not want her.
No one should pay for a crime they did not commit.
I know I am going to hear really ugly comments from a lot of you, but think of one thing, if Ryan was such an EVIL person, why did "D" take off and leave him with him.
Didn't ever hear about the trial taking place or what ever happened.
Was surprise to hear that "D" filed a law suit, guess no surprise since she got away free why not get money too.

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