Del City Father Accused Of Hitting Infant 22 Times
With Comb, Phone Charger
Jun 19, 2012
By Michael Konopasek, News 9
DEL CITY, Oklahoma
- Prosecutors have charged a Del City man with child abuse after police say he beat his infant child. The baby was rushed
to OU Medical Center's Children's Hospital after the alleged attack.
Experts say it's amazing the child
survived. The father is accused of beating the infant repeatedly. When officers arrived at the home, they found blood on the
baby blanket in the crib and marijuana inside the apartment.
Police were called to the Oakridge Village apartment
complex in reference to the abuse. On Tuesday, many children were playing just feet away from where police say Joshua Jerell
Williams attacked his own child.
"No child deserves that," neighbor Shauna Walker said in disbelief.
Others in the community shared the same shock.
"[If you] can't deal with kids, don't be around
them," neighbor Breanna Chaffin said.
Del City Police found the infant with bruising around an eye, nose and
forehead. Officers also found cuts on both feet of the child.
"I think it's crazy," Chaffin said.
"[I've] got a baby. [If] somebody [did] that to my baby, I don't know what might happen."
tells police he hit the infant with a comb and a phone charger. He admits to striking the child over and over again. He estimates
hitting the infant 11 times on the body and 11 times on the face. Police say Williams beat the child because the baby would
not stop crying.
News 9 attempted to talk with family members, but no one was available for comment. Police say
the baby was alone with the father the entire time of the alleged abuse."To all females out there [who
are] leaving [their] babies with [their] boyfriends … don't open your legs if you can't take care of the responsibility
that's going to pop out of them after nine months," one neighbor said.
Experts say when a parent thinks
he or she is about to crack, it is important to step away from the situation.
"You need to remove yourself
from the child and get out of the room … whatever it takes," child development specialist Barbara Wright said.
Parents who need help are urged to contact the child abuse hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child.
could face murder charge in infant's death
Child declared brain dead, taken off life support
Jun 14, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A seven-week-old infant police say was abused by his father died Wednesday
after being taken off life support.
Oklahoma City police say Corbin Whitlow, who was declared brain dead and taken
off life support, died about 5:30 p.m. Charles Whitlow, 20, was arrested after he and the boy’s mother brought the child
to Deaconess Hospital on Monday night.
A nurse told police Corbin had bruising to the right side of his temple
and what appeared to be a bite mark on his right forearm. The child’s mother told police she was in the shower and left
the boy in the care of Whitlow.
She said she heard the baby crying while taking a shower but didn't think it
was unusual. After 15 minutes, Whitlow got the mother out of the shower and told her that "the baby was whitish and yellowish,"
according to police. The two then rushed Corbin to the hospital.
Whitlow was arrested on suspicion of injury to
a child and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.
Police say the cause of death will be determined by the medical
examiner's office. They say the investigation is ongoing and charges against Whitlow will be amended to include first-degree
- Man Accused In Abuse of Twin Sons In Court Today
A Washington County man charged with child abuse involving his twin infant
sons will be in court this afternoon.
Twenty-year-old Chester Tanner Cooper was charged Tuesday
with two counts of child abuse by injury. He's accused of using force against his two-month-old infant sons.
One of the boys suffered skull fractures and had to be airlifted to a Tulsa hospital. The other boy was admitted to Jane
Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville to make sure he was okay.
Cooper is expected to be in court today for arraignment
at one o'clock.
This is the third high-profile child abuse case in Bartlesville in two months.
In October, Maggie May Trammel, a ten-day-old infant girl, was found dead in a washing machine. Her mother, Lyndsey
Fiddler, is charged with child neglect in the case.
Then, last week, Joshua Benton was arrested
in connection with the death of 3-year-old Christian Norris, who died from blunt-force trauma to his lower back.
Benton was the live-in boyfriend of Christian's mother.
Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland says
all the abuse cases are taking a toll on the community.
YUKON, Oklahoma -- The Canadian County District Attorney has charged an 18-year-old with felony
child abuse for allegedly using an infant as a "stress ball."
Doctors notified authorities after they noticed
marks consistent with child abuse on a 3-month-old who had been brought in for treatment.
Authorities later learned
Sage Marshall had squeezed the 3-month-old boy, bruising him and breaking his ribs.
A police affidavit stated Marshall told police
he used the boy as a "stress ball" and squeezed the infant to make him stop crying.
Marshall also admitted
that he would sometimes become "so angry" with the child that he "sees stars and gets tunnel vision,"
accord to the affidavit.
Marshall's bond was set at $10,000.
Mother, boyfriend face child abuse charges in Custer County
Jason Paul Ferguson, 28, is
charged in Custer County with child abuse, and the 22-month-old girl's mother, Gabrielle Jaine Silcott, 22, is charged
with enabling child abuse.
A mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the abuse of a child described by nurses as having bruises over most of her
The 22-month-old girl was being treated Wednesday at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for injuries discovered Friday, Weatherford police Capt. Todd Doyals said.
Doyals said the girl is in state custody.
Her name was not released.
Jason Paul Ferguson, 28, is charged in Custer County with child abuse. The girl's mother, Gabrielle Jaine Silcott, 22, is charged with enabling child abuse.
Doyals said police responded
about 3:50 a.m. Friday to 105 W University. Silcott told police she saw Ferguson punch the girl in the face several times,
Ferguson said he hit her in the face and on the bottom because she would not listen
to him, Doyals said.
At a Weatherford hospital, nurses reported finding bruising on the victim's
entire body, with a number of bruises on her legs, arms, buttocks, stomach, chest, neck, face and forehead.
Silcott, who lived with Ferguson, told police she saw Ferguson throw her across the room, choke her, and hit the
girl on the bottom with enough force to lift her off the floor, according to court documents written by Doyals.
Ferguson also twisted the girl's arms, Silcott told police.
Ferguson was being held
Wednesday in the Custer County jail with bail set at $500,000. Silcott's bail was set at $250,000.
Manslaughter charge filed in Okmulgee County
in death of three-year-old
CLIFTON ADCOCK World Staff Writer
Published: 7/29/2010 2:16 PM
Last Modified: 7/29/2010 2:45 PM
OKMULGEE - Prosecutors have charged the foster parent of a 3-year-old
Muscogee (Creek) Nation foster child killed in November with first-degree manslaughter.
The charges against Sharon Whitecloud, 61, come nearly nine months
after the death of Kyra Zubah, who was admitted to a Tulsa hospital after suffering blunt force trauma to the head.
On Nov. 10, Zubah was declared brain dead and was taken off of
life support. Zubah had been in the care of a foster parent through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services since she was
11 weeks old, prior to being placed in Whitecloud’s care.
The Creek Nation’s Child Welfare department took over Zubah’s case in February 2009 and
placed her in the care of Whitecloud. Under the Indian Child Welfare Act, tribal child welfare programs have jurisdiction
in cases in which an tribal member is involved, and placement in an Indian foster home is preferred over a non-Indian foster
the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office, Zubah died of blunt force trauma to the head.
The charges, which were filed on Wednesday, allege that Whitecloud
assaulted Zubah by grabbing, shaking and pushing her, causing the child to hit her head on a solid object.
The charges also list an alternative charge of first-degree manslaughter
that states Whitecloud committed the crime during the heat of passion and did not intend to kill Zubah.
Whitecloud appeared in Okmulgee County District Court on Wednesday,
where her bond was set at $75,000. The bond was paid and Whitecloud was not taken into custody.
Father: WOLF ABEL
Victim(s): Cheyenne Wolf (11 years)
of Death: April 2008
Custodial father, stepmother charged in girl's death.
Dad kills 2 kids, shoots himself at Scottsdale
by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on March 31, 2010
-- A father reportedly shot his two children and then himself at a Scottsdale home Wednesday morning.
to Scottsdale police Officer David Pubins, at approximately 8 a.m. a man called 911 and said he had shot his child.
When police officers arrived at the home near Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road, they forced entry and found two small children
dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Pubins said the 39-year-old father also shot himself. He was transported to
a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
No one else was home at the time
of the shootings. The mother came back to the scene and is being helped by a crisis management team.
There is no
information on the ages of the children.
Police do not know the motive for the shootings.
are expected to be on scene throughout the day as the investigation continues.
Father Sentenced For Killing Daughter
Suspect Also Spent Time In Prison For Abusing Son
March 31, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma
City man who served nine years in prison for abusing his infant son has been sentenced to life without parole for killing
his infant daughter.
Thirty-eight-year-old Willis Joe Lambert Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder
in the June 2009 death of 6-month-old Rachel Lambert. Court documents said he admitted he violently shook the girl when she
resisted getting dressed after a bath.
Records show Lambert was released from prison in 2008 after serving nine
years for abusing his son in 1998. Police said he placed a rag over the 1-month-old boy's mouth because he was crying
and that the child suffered injuries from lack of oxygen.
Bartlesville man charged with
By LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Published: 2/19/2010 3:09 PM
BARTLESVILLE - A 47-year-old Bartlesville man has been charged
with felony child abuse in Washington County.
Dean Bryan Douglas Sr. was given a $15,000 bond.
Bartlesville police were called to Jane Phillips Elementary School earlier this week to interview
a 5-year-old boy who had bruises on his back, neck, arm and buttocks, a court affidavit stated.
The child told police his stepfather, Douglas, grabbed him by the
neck, threw him on a bed and spanked him with a black belt because he thought the boy kicked a toy car across a room on purpose,
according to the affidavit.
admitted spanking the boy and grabbing him by the arm, but e said he did not intend to leave marks on the child.
Douglas has previous convictions in Washington County.
Okla. man accused of killing wife, kidnapping
By SEAN MURPHY,
OKLAHOMA CITY — A woman found beaten to death in a motor
home recently sought a protective order against her estranged husband, an ex-convict who was charged Tuesday with killing
her and kidnapping her 7-year-old daughter.
Comanche County prosecutors charged Lester William Hobbs, 46, with first-degree
murder and kidnapping in the killing of Tonya Hobbs and disappearance of her daughter, Aja Daniell Johnson.
body was discovered Sunday inside Lester Hobbs' motor home in Geronimo, a small town about 100 miles southwest of Oklahoma
City. Lester Hobbs and the missing girl, who is not his biological daughter, were last seen by relatives Saturday evening.
has gone from being a person of interest in this case to a criminal defendant," Comanche County District Attorney Fred
The medical examiner's office has not determined the official cause of death, but charging documents
show Tonya Hobbs suffered blunt force trauma to her body.
In August, Tonya Hobbs sought a protective order against Lester
Hobbs, writing in a petition that he threatened her daughters and vowed to kill her if she ever left him.
has threatened to hit my daughters in the head with a hammer and kill them," she wrote.
An emergency protective order was granted, but the case was dismissed
two weeks later when both Tonya Hobbs and her husband failed to appear in court, records show.
Tonya Hobbs traveled
with her two daughters to Geronimo on Saturday in an attempt to reconcile the relationship with Lester Hobbs, said Oklahoma
State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown.
Tonya Hobbs' older daughter stayed with Hobbs' relatives
and is not missing.
Aja's father, J.J. Johnson of Oklahoma City, delivered a tearful plea Monday for the girl's
"Please Lester, if you're listening, anybody who knows where she is, please take her to a safe
spot," Johnson said. "I'll see that she's picked up with no questions asked.
been seven years old for 20 days."
Oklahoma authorities issued an Amber Alert on Monday and asked law enforcement
agencies to be on the lookout in Texas, California and Oregon, where Lester Hobbs has relatives.
Lester Hobbs was last
seen driving his wife's 1992 Toyota Paseo with the Oklahoma license plate number 577-BPW. The car has no hubcaps and has
plastic covering the rear passenger window.
"Time is not working in our favor in this situation. We need to find
this girl as soon as possible," Brown said.
Lester Hobbs has several tattoos, including the letters "LOVE"
stitched on the fingers of his left hand and "ROSE" on the fingers of his right hand.
Aja Johnson is 4 feet
tall and weighs about 65 pounds. She has brown, shoulder length hair and brown eyes, officials said.
Blunt force killed child, Oklahoma medical examiner's ruling states
About five hours passed Wednesday between the time Eddie Valdez told police he savagely beat his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son and the time the child died.
The state medical examiner’s office has ruled that Eli Johnson’s death was caused by blunt force injuries
to the head and abdominal area.
A police report released Friday indicated officers were dispatched to Southwest Integris
Medical Center after nurses called 911 about a child with severe head trauma who had been brought in by personal vehicle and
"would possibly not make it.”
While at the hospital, Valdez confessed to beating the child, police said.
And the boy’s mother, Tye Nicole Johnson, 24, later told police that she knew something was wrong with Eli but she didn’t take him to the hospital for five
Police said Valdez, 23, and Johnson were arrested Wednesday on complaints of first-degree murder. Valdez also
faces a child abuse complaint, and Johnson faces a complaint of permitting child abuse.
Man Blamed In Murder-Suicide
Billy Vivian, 36, Died Thursday
Billy Vivian, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound a day after he killed his wife during an argument,
Homicide investigators were called to Northeast 67th Street and Santa Fe Avenue at 10:38 p.m. When police
arrived, they found Candace Vivian, 38, dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
Police said the woman was shot inside her
home while her children — ages 10 and 13 were inside. One of those children called 911 for help.
developed information that the woman had been in a heated argument with her husband. Police said Billy Vivian shot her and
then fled in the couple’s automobile.
At approximately 11:35 p.m., police spotted the vehicle parked alongside
a road near Northeast 63rd Street and Air Depot Road. The officer stopped to check the car and found Billy Vivian suffering
from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition,
where he died on Thursday.
Vivian already had a murder conviction on his record
at the time of his death. Vivian killed Carolyn Olterman’s son Daniel nearly 15 years ago when he and his brother fired
into 11 people.
He served only seven years in prison because an appellate court overturned his conviction. After the
ruling, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
"I knew that was going to happen again. It was only a matter of
time," Olterman said. "Knowing he spent seven years behind bars made me angry."
She said that after
hearing about the murder-suicide, she wrote Vivian a letter.
"I just wanted him to know that he got that second
chance and he threw it away and he threw his wife’s away and he threw his children’s (lives) away," she said.
She said her heart goes out to the children who were orphaned by Vivian’s actions.
"I hate that he
took his wife’s life, but taking his own life was fine by me, if he couldn’t stand living with himself."
She said she had a special connection to the 13-year-old boy because he wiped away her tears during
SAPULPA, Okla. -- Police said they've found the mother who left her newborn
baby in a Sapulpa trash bin over Memorial Day weekend.
Investigators said DNA evidence led them to Kristina Blackburn, 30, who has been arrested and charged with child abuse.
She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
"Most people were assuming it was a troubled teenager," said Sapulpa
police Maj. Jeff Gilliland.
Jim Lakey found the baby in the Dumpster while taking out trash
at the Disabled American Veterans Building. He wasn't supposed to be there, but came to clean up.
God had his hands on that child and that is the only reason Mr. Lakey found that child," Gilliland said. "Otherwise
that child would not be found at all.
The child is now in state custody and is doing fine.
Gilliland said Blackburn
is a heavy-set woman whom no one knew was pregnant.
"I would ask the district attorney
to try and try her at the highest child abuse (charge) possible, because in my 29 years of working at the police department,
I have never seen such an abuse of a child in all those years," he said. "I believe any average human being leaving
a child in a dumpster is leaving a child to die."
Jonathan Todd heads to circuit
court on felony child abuse charge
by Heather Lynn Peters | The Muskegon Chronicle
Monday June 01, 2009, 10:37 PM
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS -- The Muskegon Heights
father charged with brutally beating his 12-year-old daughter to the point she couldn't walk on her own is headed to circuit
Jonathan Joel Todd, 43, of 3031 Waalkes, waived his preliminary examination Monday
in Muskegon County 60th District Court before Judge Michael J. Nolan. He is charged with first-degree child abuse, a felony.
An arraignment in Muskegon County 14th Circuit Court is slated for June 8.
and friends of Todd and or the victim packed the courtroom. The victim currently is in a foster home, according to Matt Roberts,
assistant Muskegon County prosecutor.
who is free on bond, was dressed in jeans and a gray shirt and quietly answered the judge "yes" when asked if he
understood his decision to waive the preliminary examination.
Todd declined to comment after
the court hearing, saying he would rather his attorney speak on his behalf. Todd is being represented by Lansing-based attorney
Michael L. Oakes, who could not be reached for comment.
Police said Todd posted his $25,000
bond just days after his May 17 arrest at his home where the alleged beating --involving an extension cord, a belt, his fists
and his feet -- took place.
A Muskegon Heights police official called the beating -- allegedly
carried out by the 380-pound, 6-foot-10-inch father -- the worst he's ever seen.
Heights Police responded to the home on Waalkes around 7:40 p.m. May 17 and found the brutally beaten 12-year-old girl unable
to walk down the steps to meet officers. She was carried out of the home and transported to a hospital by ambulance.
girl was bruised all over her body, her hair had been pulled out in some areas and she had a swollen right leg, police said.
told authorities he beat his daughter because she runs away from home.
Please send notes of gratitude to the Oklahoma
Congress for passing the Protective Parent Reform Act which is schedule to take effect iNovember 2008.
As we go
forward might the people of Ok. see a great reduction in the
following types of tragic cases such as those below.
- An average of 23,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect are made each year.
- Over one-third of the reported cases are confirmed as child abuse or neglect.
- Confirmed cases of abuse have risen 71% in the past decade.
- Children between 7 and 11 years of age are reported most often as a victim of child abuse, and the biological parent is
most commonly the perpetrator.
- An average of 23 children die each year from abuse or neglect.
- Over half of the child abuse/neglect deaths involve children less than two years of age.
- Among child abuse/neglect deaths, blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics are over-represented.
- Nearly seven out of the 10 deaths involve children not previously involved with the Department of Human Services,
Child Protective Services
Dies From Child Abuse
May 11, 2009
HOWE, Okla. -- Leflore County officials said Kayla Furney
and Aaron Hinson brought their unconscious baby to the Poteau Hospital early Saturday morning.
Doctors at the hospital
called 911 asking for an officer after noticing a large foot print on the 3-month-old's chest. Leflore County officials
said the child also suffered from blunt force trauma to the head and marks on his neck.
The infant was airlifted to
a Tulsa hospital where he died early Monday morning.
Tulsa doctors told Leflore county officials that they found old
fractures to the infant's arm and head through X-rays, leading police to believe the infant had been previously abused.
"The doctors and of course the staff here and at Tulsa both have confirmed injuries that are consistent with child
abuse. Now whether these were ever reported before or not we don't know at this time," Leflore County Sheriff Bruce
Deputies said they believe the father is responsible for the infant's death but also said the mother
may have known about the abuse.
A 2-year-old girl was also in the home at the time.
Deputies said she is now in
DHS custody and they are launching an investigation to determine if she has ever been abused.
Hinson is being charged
with murder. Furney is facing failure to protect and child abuse charges
False Report Leads to Child Abuse Case
caller had called 911 and stated that his son had been struck by a horse," Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, Oklahoma City Police
7:00 Thursday evening Wilbert Bradford told police his 2-year-old son wandered into the backyard, spooked their
horse and was kicked in the head.
"The child had very extensive injuries and extensive bruising all over the body,"
said Sgt. Wardlow.
But after the boy got to the hospital, doctors realized his injuries didn't match up to Bradford's
"Through speaking to the doctors and investigators being there on the scene they determined this was in
fact a case of child abuse," said Sgt. Wardlow.
21-year-old Bradford was then arrested and booked in the Oklahoma
County Jail. The boy and his sibling were taken into protective custody and child abuse experts say that is the only way to
keep them safe.
"It's those children that can't defend themselves and speak up and let anyone know what's
going on," said Jennifer Hudson, CASA spokesperson.
Hunter, who works for CASA or Court Appointed Special
Advocates deals with child abuse cases like this one all the time. She says she's not surprised this father lied about
his son's injuries.
"Yes we see it quite often, they don't want to admit it and they don't view themselves
as the perpetrator. They'll do anything to defend themselves," said Hunter.
State charges against Bradford
are pending and Hunter says no matter what happens these kids have gone through a traumatic experience and will need some
help getting through this situation.
"The kids need someone that's there for them someone that's there
for their best interest," said Hunter.
Published March 04, 2009 10:20 pm -
guilty of child abuse
Girl in his care was raped, got genital warts, no medical
By Donna Hales
Phoenix Staff Writer
A Muskogee County
jury deliberated four and a half hours Wednesday before finding Alfonso B. Smith of Haskell guilty of child abuse by injury.
Smith, who will be 67 Friday, was the guardian of a 2-year-old when she was raped
and was developing a genital deformity, according to court filings. Smith was charged with failing to seek medical
attention for her.
The toddler had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from being raped,
had a seriously bruised genitalia and genital warts, evidence reflected.
not present evidence as to who raped the child.
Muskogee Police Investigator Shannon Crary
said Smith did not seek medical treatment for the toddler’s symptoms during an approximate seven-week period.
The child had to undergo surgery for genital warts, jurors were told.
recommended Smith be sentenced to one year’s probation.
“He was earlier offered
probation, but rejected it,” said Assistant District Attorney Nikki Baker Dotson, who prosecuted.
child went without medical attention from Sept. 1 to Oct. 7, 2007, Dotson said.
have faced up to life in prison, according to court documents. He has been free on a $50,000 bond since June 9, 2008, according
to jail booking records.
As he lay in a hospital burn unit five weeks
before he died, a 7-year-old boy provided graphic details to his mother about how his father doused him and his brother with
gasoline in a bath tub and then set them on fire, prosecutors said in court Friday.Kaushik Patel (Tribune photo by Bill Hogan)
Om Patel, 4 (left,) and Vishv Patel, 7. (Family photo)
Over two consecutive days in January
2008, Vishv Patel gave his mother, Nishaben, an account of what happened to him and his 4-year-old brother Om two months earlier
in their Glendale Heights home, Assistant DuPage County State's Attorney Alex McGimpsey said.
35, has been charged with the murder of his sons and faces the death penalty if convicted at his trial, which is scheduled
to start in April. Illinois law requires a judge to approve the testimony of a deceased person before the trial. Judge Kathryn
Creswell said she will rule March 4 on the state's request to use details from the conversation between Vishv and his
According to McGimpsey, Vishv told his mother that on the afternoon of Nov. 18, 2007, his father took
the boys to buy toy cars, stopped to buy some gasoline, and then went to the family home. Vishv said that their father "told
them in get into the bathroom and to get into a green tub."
"Vishv said Daddy poured something over
them and he knew it was gas, not water. It burned his eyes as it was poured over him," McGimpsey said. "Vishv then
said Dad stood up with a lighter, he heard some noise and him and his brother were hurt."
Two Glendale Heights
police who were at the Loyola Medical Center on Jan. 13, 2008, said that Vishv's comments were slow and deliberate and
that he had to catch his breath after every few words. The police had brought a video camera to record the young boy's
comments after being told by the mother the statements he had made the previous day. But hospital personnel wouldn't allow
the equipment in the burn unit.
Om died of his injuries on Jan. 17, 2008, and Vishv on Feb. 19. 2008.
Patel originally contended that he was trying to commit suicide when the boys ran into the bathroom and were accidentally
set on fire. But later in a jailhouse interview with the Tribune, he claimed he didn't remember lighting the fire.
DuPage County States Attorney Joseph Birkett has declined an offer from Patel to plead guilty to the crimes in exchange
for a life sentence.
|Rest in Peace
Please read this tragic story of little Christopher
and ask yourself if Child Protection acting properly. Keep in mind that they go on evidence and testimony. However,
this little boy did say his father hurt him and even though he recanted, we feel CPS should have considered the physical facts,
black eye, cut lip, bruises etc and realized the child recanted out of fear. We believe Christopher recanted as he was
just a small boy trying to survive.
We ask for people to seriously consider if their was any point where the child
should have been removed from this household. If so why and if not why.
We are not anti CPS but we are anti
child abuse. there are many groups which claim CPS are stealing kids with false allegations. We really don't
see that happening. We see CPS is overly caution in most cases and remove children as a last resort. We do see
that when child abuse claims are made against a parent or stepparent, the courts and/or CPS try very hard to disprove the
Please do not let the tragedy of little Christopher death go in vain. In memory of Christopher
let us work to end these atrocites.
Christopher will never be harmed again and yet many others will. God
bless the children.
Please click for the full State Report on Christopher's Death and Reports to Ok Child Protection
Charged With Child Abuse
|Last Update: 2/02/2009
11:04 pm |
Kids tied to the bed, duct taped, threatened to have their heads cut off. Shocking
allegations of child abuse against an Owasso grandmother and grandfather. Police have arrested 68-year-old Paul McKinney
and are still looking for his wife, 65-year-old Mary McKinney. They’re each charged with three counts of child
abuse by injury. Police say this all happened in the 300-block of West 3rd Street in Owasso. FOX 23’s
Douglas Clark has the details. The twin
grandchildren of Paul and Mary McKinney have been living with their legal guardian for the last two years. Before that,
they lived with their grandparents and just recently began telling their guardian about the abuse they endured from the two
people who were supposed to love them most. What seems like a quiet house in a quiet Owasso neighborhood, police say was anything but. For two young children,
it may have been a house of horror. Between August of 2004 and January 2006, Paul and Mary McKinney allegedly abused
their two twin grandchildren, a boy and a girl. According to police reports, the kids were “duct-taped on the eyes with cotton balls over their eyes”,
locked outside for “long periods of time in the dark”, threatened to get
“their heads cut off with swords”. One child also told police Paul McKinney threatened to “cut out
his tongue with a pocket knife”. “He
seemed like a really nice man,” says one neighbor. Neighbors say Paul McKinney is a former marine. His wife worked at the Barnes Elementary cafeteria. And
those we spoke with say there were red flags. “The little girl has come to our house before,” says a neighbor. “She said her grandparents
abused her.” “They said they
were getting abused and their grandpa and grandma were hitting them,” says the neighbor’s 12 year old son “I saw the twins when they were babies,”
says the neighbor’s daughter. “And they didn’t treat them like babies. They were really rough
with them.” Neighbors say they
called police, but say cops couldn't verify the kids' story. The allegations began surfacing after the two kids
began seeing a therapist
|Rest in peace
|Sweet little boy
| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation|
A. DeWade Langley
Public Information Director
Coweta Child Abuse Death
The Coweta Police Department requested OSBI assistance with a child abuse case Sunday which resulted
in a homicide investigation at 30382 E. 150th Street, apartment #1. Sunday afternoon, a 2-year-old
boy was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Doctors there pronounced Kelynn Eric Byrd (dob 12/27/04)
interviewed and later arrested the child’s step father, Michael Hernandez (dob 7/14/84). He was booked into the
Wagoner County jail on a first degree murder complaint. The child’s mother was not at the home when the
abuse took place, but returned to find her son in distress and called for help.
The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine manner
and cause of death.
The accused is an illegal alien and
accused of kicking this little boy to death.