Prosecutor: Local boy's death sparks international attention

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Chief deputy prosecutor Tim Barker said that when reviewing evidence in the alleged murder of 7-year-old Nathaniel Craver, he focused on a single issue - getting justice for Nathaniel.
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lost

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he i am uneducated and i can see it for what it is

it is so obvious that the state did not intercede and teach these parents how to deal with this child's mental problems and physical movements!

now baker is looking to bake a cake to fame once again by keeping the parents in jail and not allowing them to put their son to rest.

he has no proof that the parents hit this child, the child was known for banging himself around!

why not interview the parents so we can contemplate their side of the story publically the way baker publically exploits his distorted version of what happened!
Niecie

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Courts need to make no deals with these people. Any adult in the house should have a mandatory death sentence. Period......Child abuse is still a crime this nation has been too lax about. The people involved in dog fights get more time.
Niecie

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lost wrote:
he i am uneducated and i can see it for what it is
it is so obvious that the state did not intercede and teach these parents how to deal with this child's mental problems and physical movements!
now baker is looking to bake a cake to fame once again by keeping the parents in jail and not allowing them to put their son to rest.
he has no proof that the parents hit this child, the child was known for banging himself around!
why not interview the parents so we can contemplate their side of the story publically the way baker publically exploits his distorted version of what happened!
Why were not these children in school for special needs? Taken to a doctor for medication? Why the county did not keep up with a family that isolated themselves? Which is the first sign of abuse. This child was not taken care of in any way. While the "big guys" are feeling good for a arrest handed to them, other children I'm sure are out there having a similiar fate.
FactsPlease

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Mar 4, 2010
 
I'm inclined to agree that the facts here have been occluded with much emotion. The reported information has been entirely one-sided. Even this one-sided information indicates the parents did get counseling for the children. What child abuser would risk their child talking with a counselor? The counselor would be obliged to tell police if the child was in danger. This "story" the parents are giving is not something they just conveniently made up when caught. It appears to be something that went on for years as they sought help.

I'll grant you they appear to have given up on the medical system and their community This seems like negligent and I'd like to think that as a parent I'd never give up, but it's hard to put yourself in their shoes. Keep in mind this "accusation" is probably what they've been fighting for years as they tried to get help if their story is true. If they have medical evidence of their attempts and they have a decent lawyer I think this will end up being a neglect verdict rather than murder.
Live Free or Die

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My understanding is that this is the seventh adoptive child from Russia which has lost their life while in the care of American adoptive parents.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Lyakin-Frolov said cases of Russian children dying in adoptive U.S. families "have become systematic recently," Interfax reported Wednesday.

From 1996 to March, at least 15 Russian children appear to have died at the hands of their adoptive foreign parents, including 14 in the United States and one in Canada, a spokesman for the Education and Science Ministry said by telephone Wednesday.

Astakhov said international law requires foreign agencies involved in the adoption process to make an annual report to Russian authorities about the life of an adopted child, but U.S. agencies often refuse to do so, citing Russia's membership in the Hague Convention of 1961 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which contradict each other on the subject.
Canuck

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Live Free or Die wrote:
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Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Lyakin-Frolov said cases of Russian children dying in adoptive U.S. families "have become systematic recently," Interfax reported Wednesday.
From 1996 to March, at least 15 Russian children appear to have died at the hands of their adoptive foreign parents, including 14 in the United States and one in Canada, a spokesman for the Education and Science Ministry said by telephone Wednesday.
Astakhov said international law requires foreign agencies involved in the adoption process to make an annual report to Russian authorities about the life of an adopted child, but U.S. agencies often refuse to do so, citing Russia's membership in the Hague Convention of 1961 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which contradict each other on the subject.
It's even worse than I thought. Thanks for the info.
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here they take the children out and then put them back in.. i think we should start holding social service workers accountable..
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Let the Russians take the parents back to Russia, bet they will be shot within 2 days, not like the 6 months probation like they will receive here in the U.S.
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Mar 5, 2010
 
Fortunately for all of us we have a system of justice. Much aligned and battered though it may be, it works reasonably well. Of course there are 168 people who have spent up to 26 years in prison to be found innocent and released using DNA evidence now, so there are still serious human errors in judgment which occurs in the absence of hard facts. In Russia you'd already be on the watch list for criticizing the government, but maybe you should move there and check it out since it looks so attractive to you :-).

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