3-year-old Boy Beaten to Death

A Cleveland man is under arrest, accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death. Full Story
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Sad

San Francisco, CA

#24 Oct 18, 2009
Oh that poor little boy didn't deserve this. He should suffer the same way the boy did... I'm tired of our hard earn money paying for these idots to sit in jail...Get rid of them once and for all.
angela hanner

Gulfport, MS

#25 Oct 18, 2009
i feel like if he was stress out he should got help he must was sick my god bless the family he in a better place only god knows he is the first and last.

Since: Oct 09

Akron, OH

#26 Oct 19, 2009
Confused wrote:
<quoted text>Are you kidding me??? There has to be more to this story.. Like What... It appears the child was struck with hand and fist... This poor boy suffered for God know how long.. What do you mean there has to be more to this story... I am sick about thinking what that poor child went thru!!! Please explain what you meant
I meant exactly as I said. I also caught the story on the 10PM news last night. The man definitely needs to be locked up for life, in solitary confinement, with no parole. He needs to be in a specially designed cell, with pictures of the boy, all over the wall, ceiling, and floor, covered in plastic, so they can't be damaged. May Charles Dickens forgive me. But with the holidays around the corner. He needs a visit from the spirit of that boy to visit him, and ask how, why, and what did he do to deserve this?
I'll give the answer. Nothing. What could a 3yr old do to deserve this? NOTHING!
My thoughts and prayers go to this little boy, all of his family, and friends.
CCW Holder

Milwaukee, WI

#27 Oct 19, 2009
{{That's what I feel, I feel he's a coward and I want him to know that I feel like he's a coward}}

No, Darenee he not just a coward, he's a killer...slightly more important distinction, I'd say.
Candy

Toledo, OH

#28 Oct 19, 2009
This area is my hometown,but briefly I did live in Virginia and I never saw this type of event on the new there.Have seen several parent/child beatings on Cleveland news over the years and why is that?Please come forth with statistics.Are these people unemployed,high school drop outs,drug addicts etc.
sho nuff

United States

#29 Oct 19, 2009
Candy wrote:
This area is my hometown,but briefly I did live in Virginia and I never saw this type of event on the new there.Have seen several parent/child beatings on Cleveland news over the years and why is that?Please come forth with statistics.Are these people unemployed,high school drop outs,drug addicts etc.
All of the above. these are the folks who sit in their own crap and wait for 'someone' to come along and fix things for them. These are the people who travel to the mailbox to get their income, and wonder why things aren't getting any better. Bad childhood today leads to bad parenting tomorrow. Can't teach a child what you don't know. Bad choice of a boyfriend today makes a bad babydaddy tomorrow. Unfortunately, the defenseless ones suffer, while mommy gets to get dressed up and go on TV to explain.
In shock

Cleveland, OH

#30 Oct 19, 2009
This guy needs to fry to to death..... But you know what once he goes to Jail for this crime the people there will take of him.. I hope he slowly gets beat to death everyday....
wanda

Atlanta, GA

#31 Oct 19, 2009
what was going through his mind when he killed his son im a mother of three children and there is no way that i can hurt my children because i love my children very much
wanda

Atlanta, GA

#32 Oct 19, 2009
they need to give him the death penalty because no child deserves to die like that and there is no way that i can hurt my children like the boys aunt said he is a coward to do something like that to a child.
beth

Cleveland, OH

#33 Oct 19, 2009
When I heard this story on the news I just told my four year old that i love him and I would never let anyone ever hurt him. Then I tryed to have the stranger talk with him. I cant imagine any child being put through that much pain. This is so sick.
Judy

Novelty, OH

#34 Oct 19, 2009
If this guy gets the death penalty we the tax payers will have to support him for the next 20 years while some scum bag lawyer fights for this guy's right to live. Just put him in a cell with a few big guys and have the CO's walk away. Then all we'll have to pay for is his burial.
Enough Already

Cleveland, OH

#35 Oct 19, 2009
Bless this poor family, but the child is three and there are three younger? Please start birth control!
Reshay

Akron, OH

#36 Oct 19, 2009
I think that was very uncaused for I mean he was a baby just 3 years old.For you to had been his father why would you kill your son?That dosen't and won't ever make since to me.I think you should go straight to hell without questions.What made you just stress that bad that you wanted to kill your own fleshing blood?
cleveland chris

Beachwood, OH

#37 Oct 19, 2009
sentence that punk...send him away and let him in 'general population' in prison--his like will soon end the way his baby's did....oh whats in store for him once he's sent away....they're waiting for you big man!!
DSGRL

Cleveland, OH

#38 Oct 19, 2009
Sue in Barberton wrote:
I agree child abuse is horrible. If he is guilty, then he needs to be punished. But there has to be more to this story, then what has been printed so far.
Like what??? That he was abused as a child, he has a drug habit, he's a recovering alcoholic? There is NO EXCUSE for what he did to this BABY!!! That's right..BABY! He was 3 years old for God's sake, he couldn't defend himself, he was helpless against an ADULT! There IS NO MORE TO THIS STORY! He was a freakin' bully who beat up an innocent child and in doing that, took his young life. There is no excuse for this. How can you even suggest that there is more? It's bad enough some low life attorney is going to come up with some assinine plea of insanity or something like that. NO! he MURDERED a CHILD! No excuses for this poor excuse for a human being!
APPALLED

Mansfield, OH

#39 Oct 19, 2009
I am sickened and appalled that the father of this three old baby could do such harm to him! I sure hope Marcellius Lee gets the DEATH PENALTY!

Since: Aug 07

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#40 Oct 20, 2009
I just couldn't hold back the tears looking at that sweet child's face. How can a father do that to his own flesh and blood? What kind of sickness can make a man beat a 3 year old toddler to death? Not only do we have to protect children from predators in the streets, but now even their own home isn't safe. Now you have to watch your own flesh and blood. What a tragedy. There isn't a punishment on earth this man could endure that would be harsh enough. Put a picture of that poor battered baby's body on a prison wall, then sit back and turn this p.o.s. father loose for some real justice.
Michelle

Arlington, VA

#41 Oct 20, 2009
Yes, this story is absolutely horrible. The father is 40 years old. I don't believe you wake up 40 years old one day and beat a toddler to death out of the blue. He MUST have shown anger issues in the past to do something like this. I would NOT be surprised if the boy was abused previously. In fact, with having a monster like that as a father, I would be shocked if he hadn't. Why didn't the mom or other members of the family not notice bruises on the boy? Especially bathing him or changing his diaper. It was completely irresponsible for the mother to have left her son with this creep. I feel horrible for the boy but not the family.
Naya

Marlboro, NJ

#42 Nov 16, 2009
why are people so mean to their children they hav e them and then what????

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