Warrant: bruises, burns seen on toddl...

Warrant: bruises, burns seen on toddler's body

There are 4 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from May 4, 2013, titled Warrant: bruises, burns seen on toddler's body. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

A search warrant posted on the door of a Long View home where an 18-month-old boy died Friday said "excessive water" came from the toddler's mouth and nose as his mother's boyfriend attempted CPR.

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notso

Lenoir, NC

#1 May 5, 2013
I have a lot of questions about the situation. If a person intentionally killed a child, would that person be screaming hysterically for someone to call 911? I don't know enough about the man to be able to say. Would it stand to reason that if it was an intentional deed, the person would try to hide the whole event? Feasible to me. There was water coming out of the child's mouth as the man tried to do CPR. Why would that be? Was the child in the bathtub? What type of burns were on the childrens' bodies? Were they scald burns, or cigarette burns? The other child in question-there was another article that said she was bruised, had feces on her arms, dried blood on her face, and a soppy wet diaper. Again, were the burns consistant with scalding or cigarette burns? Was the diaper soppy wet with urine and feces or water? Where was the blood on her face from? If the little boy was in the bathtub was she in the bathtub too or close around? These are questions I don't know the answers to, but questions that it makes sense to me to ask.
notso

Lenoir, NC

#2 May 6, 2013
to the person who judged my post as being clueless-
I admit that I am! That's the whole reason I am asking these types of questions.
a mom

North Wilkesboro, NC

#3 May 7, 2013
This whole situation sounds very funny to me. Im really not so sure that he meant to kill the little boy but at the same time I do believe that he wasn't doing right by those children. I know accidents happen but this sounds like NO accident. I think that things got out of control. I mean even if these kids were taking a bath the water was obviously to hot for them to be in it if they had burn marks from the water. I mean just look at the state that the other child was in when the neighbor had her that in its self speaks volumes to me as a mother. Just sad that it had to happen to an innocent child. I just wonder how many signs mom seen and didn't do anything about it?
notso

Lenoir, NC

#4 May 7, 2013
a mom wrote:
This whole situation sounds very funny to me. Im really not so sure that he meant to kill the little boy but at the same time I do believe that he wasn't doing right by those children. I know accidents happen but this sounds like NO accident. I think that things got out of control. I mean even if these kids were taking a bath the water was obviously to hot for them to be in it if they had burn marks from the water. I mean just look at the state that the other child was in when the neighbor had her that in its self speaks volumes to me as a mother. Just sad that it had to happen to an innocent child. I just wonder how many signs mom seen and didn't do anything about it?
that is assuming mom isn't abusing. she has restricted the children's biological father from seeing the children for close to a year now according to the father's mom. I really wish women would concider the end result of sex and the reality that babies are often produced. if women don't want their children, then use protection to prevent conception. if they're already here, put them up for adoption. there are so many other options besides abuse. the little girl is three-it's sad to think how she is going to be impacted by this event for the rest of her life.

I am trying very hard not to go onto the emotional side about this. to think of what has happened, it's only right to want the whole truth before making a judgement call concerning who is guilty. I am willing to say that if any of these things that happened are proven to be intentional by anyone involved in the children's care, it is a low life person indeed.

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