Authorities investigate after child a...

Authorities investigate after child admitted to hospital

There are 105 comments on the WCYB story from Oct 22, 2012, titled Authorities investigate after child admitted to hospital. In it, WCYB reports that:

The Wise County Sheriff's Department tells News 5 dispatch got a call that a child was not breathing from a home on Pole Bridge Road in Wise on Friday afternoon.

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awful

Natural Bridge, VA

#2 Oct 23, 2012
This is a very sad situation, but please lets have some respect for the father and the family. Let them mourn in peace. If you post anything, please just post kind words for this little Angel's dad and keep the hateful remarks to yourself. This family does read this so please only put prayers and sympathy for this little Angels family. They have a long hard road ahead of them so please show some respect.

My prayers go out to this precious baby's Dad and family.
so sad

Gatlinburg, TN

#3 Oct 23, 2012
Ill be paryin for the father and the family of this lil angel...This is so sad...How could anyone hurt a baby ill dont know what this world is comein to.. I hope who done this gets whats comein to them i say death for them jails to good for them they get food a place to sleep and a water i say send them to preson and put them out there with everyone cause you know they wouldnt make it 10 mins when people find out what they are there for... But im use the will put them somewhere so no one can get to them i dont think they should hide them from the people in jail or preson put them out there with all them let juwan see how it feels cause you know someone in jail or presons going to do to him what he has done to this lil angel..... God bless this lil angels dad and family..
nunya

Roanoke, VA

#4 Oct 23, 2012
As the father said yesterday, to make sure that something is done about this crime, it needs to be investigated by some department other than our local sheriffs department. I say this not because of the rumors of corruption and incompetence, but because crimes like this are so uncommon in this area that they have no experience investigating things of this nature. The laws are very strict about chain of custody and things like that so I hope the investigation is done right so whoever did this to this sweet innocent child will be punished.

My prayers go out to the father and the rest of the family. I can't imagine what you must be going through. May God bless you and keep your child close to your heart.
Benjamin Baldwin

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2012
Emma was with her daddy and thats all that my little girl needed. I love you Emma.
tim
#6 Oct 23, 2012
Benjamin Baldwin wrote:
Emma was with her daddy and thats all that my little girl needed. I love you Emma.
=What happened to this precious baby girl?
yea yea yea

Johnson City, TN

#7 Oct 23, 2012
It was my umderstanding that baby Emmas daddy(or so called.daddy) done this to that baby. I have no compassion for him. I hope he gets his in jail. Besides he wouldnt be there if he hadnt beat and raped a 2yr old. That is one sick man and the so called momma ran off with him. I hope there is a special place in HELL for both of them. Emma was an angel they took her life so what does that make them? I pray for the other kids look at what all they lost. If the man that calls.himself the daddy is upset then I for one dont care cause he sure didnt care what happened to his own baby. Prayers for the other children.
get your facts straight

Natural Bridge, VA

#8 Oct 23, 2012
This little Angels's Daddy did nothing to hurt her. They arrested the mother and her BOYFRIEND not this baby's Daddy. Do you believe everything you are told? You are pathetic.
Anonymous

Norton, VA

#9 Oct 23, 2012
yea yea yea wrote:
It was my umderstanding that baby Emmas daddy(or so called.daddy) done this to that baby. I have no compassion for him. I hope he gets his in jail. Besides he wouldnt be there if he hadnt beat and raped a 2yr old. That is one sick man and the so called momma ran off with him. I hope there is a special place in HELL for both of them. Emma was an angel they took her life so what does that make them? I pray for the other kids look at what all they lost. If the man that calls.himself the daddy is upset then I for one dont care cause he sure didnt care what happened to his own baby. Prayers for the other children.
The mom's boyfriend done this, not Emma's daddy.
hmmmm

Big Stone Gap, VA

#10 Oct 23, 2012
I was the womans (I refuse to call this POS a mother, a mother would protect her child) boyfriend not Emma's father that did this. The murderers have been arrested and are in custody.
Sad

United States

#11 Oct 23, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
I was the womans (I refuse to call this POS a mother, a mother would protect her child) boyfriend not Emma's father that did this. The murderers have been arrested and are in custody.
You were the womans what? How sad this is. The poor little girl. This breaks my heart if they didnt want her why not give her to other family members who did. Poor baby girl
truthbetold

Big Stone Gap, VA

#12 Oct 23, 2012
Juwan Moore is the monster who did this to that precious baby!
just awful

Denver, NC

#13 Oct 23, 2012
I had heard juan moore had something to do with this... he is a father himself..how could u do that!. this is just awful. Idgaf wut drugs alchol ur on as a mother nothing but pure hell n demond inside of u would make u do this I pray for the family. N I hope everyone of those ignorant asses go bk to hell where the came from . Cuz ik I'm not paying taxes to have them feed m jail... just off them n b done. My vote for the death sentence or a rapiest permantly n there cell to keep them company named big bubba n lots of torture bdsm toys. So tgey can see how it felt.... r.I.p emma
Jamie

Florence, KY

#14 Oct 23, 2012
You and your family are in our prayers
Benjamin Baldwin

United States

#15 Oct 23, 2012
Listen real good.

I am Emma's father. I was not the one who did this. Second, Emma was NOT sexually assaulted.

I was at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN with Emma by her bedside all weekend holding her precious hands and holding her until last night. Now all I really have to say is that in Emma's time of need, I was there to tell her it would be okay and she was safe and that she was loved.

Also, the investigation is still pending but what I feel that I can say is that Juwan Moore and Brandie Baldwin were charged with probation and protection violations and were arrested together at UT Medical Hospital.

I also feel that I can say that Emma's injuries were due to physical trauma to the head. This will all be released eventually. Thus why any other charges have not been filed yet at this time. Emma just happened to be in Brandie's custody and was living with Juwan Moore when it happened. They have been living with eachother since March.

But what will absolutely make you sick is that Juwan Moore is also the biological father of Brandie's first child who was born in 2002 and she is also my step-daughter.

Know that I did everything under the sun to try and protect ALL of the kids from this guy and no one listened to me or was willing to do absolutely NOTHING to stop this horrible tragedy from happening. If anything, everyone ENABLED her to live the lifestyle she live WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS.

That should pretty much be enough at this time.

I honestly am doing the best I can for my other daughters at the moment. They are in good hands and they are SAFE.

I would appreciate if someone would check a source really really well before you post something. But I can understand how the Daddy thing got mixed up.

Just know it wasn't Emma's father. If you knew how precious my little girls are, and some of you may do, you would know that no human with a soul could ever do this to her, allow it to happen to her, and then be cool with riding in the car with the other 3 hours before trying to visit her.

But we remember Emma for what she is,
a beautiful little angel that was loved by her Daddy.

So after everyone was successful in making ME out to be some kind of monster with their lies, YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE, this is a result of not listening to a father's cries for help.

But now that this case is being handled the way that it should, I have absolutely NO DOUBT that anyone can't put two and two together and justice for Emma will be done.

With that said, please continue to pray for my family because it will take a LIFETIME to make it right.

I love you Emma.
Always and forever...
Know it all

Norton, VA

#16 Oct 23, 2012
I don't know these people, but I think others should get the facts straight before they comment. The mother's boyfriend is the one being accused of beating her, not the child's father. I'm sure Emma's father is already going through hell over this, so please don't spread vicious lies about him. I can't imagine having to face what he has faced over the past few days. And please stop perpetuating this rumor that she was raped. I don't think that is true. I think this is a case of physical abuse and neglect. I don't think sexual abuse is even suspected. My prayers go out to those who loved Emma. I can't imagine the heartbreak they are suffering right now. I just pray justice is swift and harsh. And to the woman who thinks another agency needs to investigate this case, I can assure you that the Wise County Sheriff's Department is perfectly capable of investigating this case. They have professional investigators who are very well trained in investigations and forensic evidence.
Well

Big Stone Gap, VA

#17 Oct 23, 2012
Benjamin Baldwin wrote:
Listen real good.
I am Emma's father. I was not the one who did this. Second, Emma was NOT sexually assaulted.
I was at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN with Emma by her bedside all weekend holding her precious hands and holding her until last night. Now all I really have to say is that in Emma's time of need, I was there to tell her it would be okay and she was safe and that she was loved.
Also, the investigation is still pending but what I feel that I can say is that Juwan Moore and Brandie Baldwin were charged with probation and protection violations and were arrested together at UT Medical Hospital.
I also feel that I can say that Emma's injuries were due to physical trauma to the head. This will all be released eventually. Thus why any other charges have not been filed yet at this time. Emma just happened to be in Brandie's custody and was living with Juwan Moore when it happened. They have been living with eachother since March.
But what will absolutely make you sick is that Juwan Moore is also the biological father of Brandie's first child who was born in 2002 and she is also my step-daughter.
Know that I did everything under the sun to try and protect ALL of the kids from this guy and no one listened to me or was willing to do absolutely NOTHING to stop this horrible tragedy from happening. If anything, everyone ENABLED her to live the lifestyle she live WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS.
That should pretty much be enough at this time.
I honestly am doing the best I can for my other daughters at the moment. They are in good hands and they are SAFE.
I would appreciate if someone would check a source really really well before you post something. But I can understand how the Daddy thing got mixed up.
Just know it wasn't Emma's father. If you knew how precious my little girls are, and some of you may do, you would know that no human with a soul could ever do this to her, allow it to happen to her, and then be cool with riding in the car with the other 3 hours before trying to visit her.
But we remember Emma for what she is,
a beautiful little angel that was loved by her Daddy.
So after everyone was successful in making ME out to be some kind of monster with their lies, YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE, this is a result of not listening to a father's cries for help.
But now that this case is being handled the way that it should, I have absolutely NO DOUBT that anyone can't put two and two together and justice for Emma will be done.
With that said, please continue to pray for my family because it will take a LIFETIME to make it right.
I love you Emma.
Always and forever...
I'm sorry you lost your beautiful daughter. I cannot imagine how you must feel. She is with God now, and nothing can ever, ever hurt her again.
Know it all

Norton, VA

#18 Oct 23, 2012
Benjamin: I just felt like crying when I read your post. I don't know you, but my heart goes out to you and the other people who loved Emma. This tragedy should not have occurred, and I know nothing can ever make it right. I'm glad Emma left this world surrounded by those who loved her. She is in the arms of God now, and no one can ever hurt her again. I pray justice is done for this precious little girl. No child should ever have to suffer such a horrible fate. I just don't understand how anyone can be that evil.
Caring heart

Columbia, SC

#19 Oct 23, 2012
To Emma's dad words can't even begin to express the sadness I feel for you &the the family. I, myself am a mother & I can't see how a mom could allow that to happen. I wish I knew some healing words to make it all better. I can't say I know how you feel &I honestly no parent should have to know that feeling. Idk your religious beliefs but whatever they are I pray for you all. I pray God gives you comfort & I pray justice will be served. Prayer, strength, comfort to you
WhoMe

Knoxville, TN

#20 Oct 23, 2012
First I want to say to the family (Father, grandparents and other extended family) that my heart hurts for you all and I know that there is nothing I cna say or so that would make that hurt easier to bear. My prayers for peace are with you.
Second: There have been rumors floating around since the first call for an ambulance came in regarding this child being hurt. This is why people need to shut up and stop making assumptions and saying what they THINK may have happened.
The truth is a baby is dead and until the autopsy is done and an investigation is completed EVERYONE (in the eyes of American law) are innocent until proven guilty. What dumb a**ed people do not understand is that- in order to make a good case that will result in the TRUTH and will help prosecute the person who hurt this child it has to be handled step by step. They can't rush out and arrest a person because a bunch of blabber mouths say this and that. That could result in the person(s) walking free because they did not get "due process" etc.
The truth will come out but it will take time. Wise County has investigators that are trained to find the evidence needed to PROSECUTE the RIGHT person and to make a good case because it was investigated the right way! That will take time. Meanwhile- the other child(ren) are safe and the persons who know the truth are behind bars with NO bond. Let it rest people. Your only hurting innocent people by speculating and gossiping!
LRW22

Big Stone Gap, VA

#21 Oct 23, 2012
Benjamin:

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My heart is so heavy for you. I cannot imagine having to go through something like this, and I know having all these rumors flying around on a gossip site has not helped. A lot of people were very concerned and outraged by what happened to this precious baby. No child deserves anything like this to happen to them. It breaks my heart to know that you tried your best to prevent this from happening, and your warnings were ignored. I have thought about this baby every day since I heard the news, and I will continue to think of her and pray for you. So many people are praying for your family, so many people are thinking of Emma... there are no words to describe the disgust I feel in knowing what happened to this beautiful child.

I found this poem online, and I wanted to share it:

Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.

It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.

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