Child's death in tub leads to manslaughter conviction

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A Hudson Valley man has been convicted of manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Full Story
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mrsk83

New York, NY

#1 Feb 26, 2008
What is going on with people now adays, why not walk away from the child if your frustrated, its a sad world now!!!! I think its sad that a adult hurts or kills a baby that young, cause they get mad at them.
Deanna

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2008
unfortunetly ,this happens way too much these days.I see on t.v. all the time about women letting their boyfriends hurt or kill their kids.
Not enough women know enough to get rid of a man if he hurts their kids.very sad.
Gamma ma

Saratoga Springs, NY

#3 Feb 26, 2008
Lets hope that others will learn from this tragic lost of an innocent life.Mrsk83 you have a great point should you feel like you are getting frustrated walk away let someone else deal with the child.And to the other poster you have made a great observation also here goes some words to live by...... if he hits you once he will most assuredly do it again there are no more chances the next time it will be a child not in all cases but most of them but he will strike again.
Deanna

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2008
I have a 2 year old that also never wants to get out of the tub.I can't imagine hurting him or killing him because he did not want to get out.
Come on people,can i say anger management or what.
If this guy had such a short temper,why would he date a lady with a child?And why would she leave the child alone with the boyfriend?
God bless this family,i hope everyone can heal.

Since: Nov 07

Hudson, NH

#5 Feb 26, 2008
I'll never understand why these young girls leave their children in the care of "boyfriends". This happens far too much with terrible outcomes. Fact is, nearly every single death I've seen this summer by children who have died by shaken baby, etc. have been by the hands of a boyfriend. These young unmarried mothers need to either make a commitment to their children and go at it with their family's support....or decide to give the child up for adoption and then go date. Just too tragic, too many:(
sad

Delmar, NY

#6 Feb 26, 2008
Why the hell didn't he simply pick up the little girl, dry her off, put on her jammies, give her a hug, and send her to bed? She didn't want to get out of the tub? What the hell is wrong with this dirtbag? Just pick her up out of the dam tub! I hope this P.O.S. rots in prison for what he did. With any luck he will be raped and killed in there too.
Ms Molly

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2008
So this child killer's lawyer was "extremely disappointed in the verdict." I say Baretto got a gift from this jury and he should thank his lucky stars. I for one think he should have been convicted of the maximum charge of murder. Anyone who would intentionally shake a 3 year old and bang her head against a tub with enough force to cause her death because she wouldn't get out of the bath is a monster. Let's see what prison holds for him - maybe Jada will finally get the justice she deserves and can rest in peace. My heart breaks for this child, her mother and sister.
Kaili

United States

#8 Feb 27, 2008
Ms Molly wrote:
So this child killer's lawyer was "extremely disappointed in the verdict." I say Baretto got a gift from this jury and he should thank his lucky stars. I for one think he should have been convicted of the maximum charge of murder. Anyone who would intentionally shake a 3 year old and bang her head against a tub with enough force to cause her death because she wouldn't get out of the bath is a monster. Let's see what prison holds for him - maybe Jada will finally get the justice she deserves and can rest in peace. My heart breaks for this child, her mother and sister.
I couldn't agree more.
I don't understand why higher charges were not filed.And why are so many adults losing their cool these days?I mean,i read these types of stories pretty much daily on the internet.
This stuff happens so much,and at the hands of mothers or their boyfriends.
I just pray for the family,and know the child is at peace with God.
Ms Molly

United States

#9 Feb 27, 2008
He was charged with second degree murder but the jury found him guilty only of the lesser charge. It boggles my mind.
young mother

Buffalo, NY

#10 Feb 27, 2008
I have this word of advice.

When My son was about a year old, he just kept crying here it is 3:00 AM! I am all alone no family, nothing. Guess what I did. I called CPS and I told them PLESE HELP ME!!! my son will not stop crying. and guess what the woman did on the phone she talked to me for an Hour! I told her that he wouldn't stop crying, I am tired and I DON'T know what to do. The woman on the phone asked me my name, where I lived and my phone #, just in case we got diconnectd. This is what I did when I got streesed out and didn't know what to do. The CPS hotline is not just there to get you or someone else in trouble. I am now 32 and my son is 14 years old. There is HELP!! Young parents need to use theses resources.
NO police were called, I didn't go to jail. The woman on the phone told me She wishes more people wold do what I did!!!!
Kaili

United States

#11 Feb 27, 2008
you sound like an extremely good mom,
and smart one a tthat.
I wish more people would take a lesson from that story.

Since: Feb 08

New York, NY

#13 Feb 27, 2008
Gamma ma wrote:
Lets hope that others will learn from this tragic lost of an innocent life.Mrsk83 you have a great point should you feel like you are getting frustrated walk away let someone else deal with the child.And to the other poster you have made a great observation also here goes some words to live by...... if he hits you once he will most assuredly do it again there are no more chances the next time it will be a child not in all cases but most of them but he will strike again.
Remind you of Kerr and his little "boy"
Gamma ma

Schenectady, NY

#15 Feb 27, 2008
CellarDwellar wrote:
<quoted text>
Remind you of Kerr and his little "boy"
WE are not on that paticular post but sounds eerily familiar.
Gamma ma

Schenectady, NY

#16 Feb 27, 2008
Young mother thats the best advice that could have been given and yet you are so young with so much wisdom thats great. Hopefully others will take this tool you have shared and apply it in their own lives when needed.Thank you for sharing, Have a great day!
Kathy

Albany, NY

#17 Feb 27, 2008
young mother wrote:
I have this word of advice.
When My son was about a year old, he just kept crying here it is 3:00 AM! I am all alone no family, nothing. Guess what I did. I called CPS and I told them PLESE HELP ME!!! my son will not stop crying. and guess what the woman did on the phone she talked to me for an Hour! I told her that he wouldn't stop crying, I am tired and I DON'T know what to do. The woman on the phone asked me my name, where I lived and my phone #, just in case we got diconnectd. This is what I did when I got streesed out and didn't know what to do. The CPS hotline is not just there to get you or someone else in trouble. I am now 32 and my son is 14 years old. There is HELP!! Young parents need to use theses resources.
NO police were called, I didn't go to jail. The woman on the phone told me She wishes more people wold do what I did!!!!
Good for you. I'm glad things turned out well.

Since: Feb 08

Charlotte, NC

#18 Feb 28, 2008
Gamma ma wrote:
<quoted text>WE are not on that paticular post but sounds eerily familiar.
that's my point Gam.
Gamma ma

Ballston Spa, NY

#19 Feb 28, 2008
Point taken Have a great day!
princess

New York, NY

#20 Feb 29, 2008
He would have had to be holding the little girl over his head to have dropped her. At that age you just lift them high enough to get their feet over the tub. I sat in the bathroom with my kids and waited for them to tell me when they wanted to get out. I read a book or newspaper while they played. Bath time is fun time - not a chore and I had the bonus of being able to read the news while they happily played in the water with their toys. This low life was wanting to do something else and wanted that child out of the bath and in bed to get rid of her. Maybe he was expecting a drug delivery.
Gamma ma

Gansevoort, NY

#21 Mar 1, 2008
Why was it only manslaghter and not murder? This was an innocent child dont understand our justice system.
wing wing

Troy, NY

#22 Mar 1, 2008
absolutely right! bath time is suppose to be fun fun time, man this story makes me get the sick shivers up my spine!
princess wrote:
He would have had to be holding the little girl over his head to have dropped her. At that age you just lift them high enough to get their feet over the tub. I sat in the bathroom with my kids and waited for them to tell me when they wanted to get out. I read a book or newspaper while they played. Bath time is fun time - not a chore and I had the bonus of being able to read the news while they happily played in the water with their toys. This low life was wanting to do something else and wanted that child out of the bath and in bed to get rid of her. Maybe he was expecting a drug delivery.

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