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Guyton Infant 'Fighting for His Life'


Society & Culture  (tags: infant, Child Abuse, hospitalized, critical conditon )

Lone
- 1908 days ago - savannahnow.com
SPRINGFIELD - An infant remained in critical condition in the pediatric intensive care unit at Memorial University Medical Center on Friday with injuries sustained in an apparent case of child abuse.



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Past Member (0)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 2:40 pm
Lone, no excuses for the abuser.
 

Judy C. (102)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 2:45 pm
It seems like women are very stupid in leaving heir young children in the care of boyfriends. Can't they see ANY red flags about these men? (Not to say there aren't plenty of good men). We need parenting classes and anger management built the mandatory school curriculum everywhere.
 

Carolyn Bridges (30)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 3:00 pm
it is so sad to think that a man has to do this to a child there are two many grow women that won't to have sex for any one to to do this to a child.they can't have a heart or soul.
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 5:33 pm
Absolutely beastly he deserves to be imprisoned and forgotten about - no compassion for this person he is sooooo badddd!!! Poor little soul - no thoughts for the mother - cannot understand these women who put their sex lives or need of male companionship before that of their children!!! Love & Light LW and thanx.
 

sherrie e. (147)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 7:51 pm
What happened to maternal instincts and plain old common sense? Thanks Lone!
 

Lone wolf (1438)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 4:40 am
You know i think he should be put away for good he is a monster, when my Daughter was growing up i never put a hand on her but when i was young i was beat till i had blood running down my back, i swore i never be like that when i had children of my own
 

Bette M. (91)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 11:53 am
Judy C. In the ten years I been on Care2 I have written
extensively on this subject of DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD
WITH A BOYFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!

The chances of harm coming to the child as opposed to the
man being the bilogical father. These men child do not care
about your child for one basic reason......It is not his. And,
you, the mother are nothing more than a plaything for his
need of a roof over his head, food & sexual gratisfication on
a cold night & you are the heater thats gonna set the bed on
fire by way of sex!!!!!!!!

I've lost track of how many stories I've read just like this
right here on Care2. You leave your child with a boyfriend
and something/anything happend you may as well kiss
the baby goodbye!!!!!!!!
And, I do hope the words I've written catches the attention
of anyone on Care2 who has done this or is living with a
manchild who you picked up from somewhere to fill in as
a daddy for your child........IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!

Plant & protect trees for life..................

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:03 pm
B.M, you are absolutely right. There seems to be a trend that many people don't date anymore, they meet someone and that same week they move in together. What this means for single mothers is that their kids have countless "daddies" that come and go. When you add meth to this mixture it becomes excessively dangerous for the children. I hope they have a good DA who will get the maximum sentence and a judge who won't allow mitigating circumstances, as there are none. Hope he rots in prison.
 

Cynthia Falwell (137)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:30 pm
This is not a man he is a monster. This monster should be put in prison for life or even get a death sentence and don't put him in protective custody, put him in general population! This person is a threat to society. Anyone who could do this to a child should not be able to walk in our society. I won't call him a man because the men I know, family and friends would never harm a child. The women in this world and men also who care about their children should be fully aware of the ones they leave their children with. A nanny cam is the best way to go when someone other than them are watching their children. I does seem like they should have known something about how this guy acted around her children.
 

Tina Pittman (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:38 pm
He should be imprisoned for life or get the death penalty. I hope this baby will be ok. It just tears my heart out to hear about these incidents.
 

Bette M. (91)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:43 pm
Cynthia.....Some women don't pick up on the signs or visual cues.
Or they blow alot of things off to avoid a fight or the "precious" man leaving them

Seems to me the men are far more important to these kind of women who are so
willing to shack up with any man who floats by to make them feel good & supply
the child with a so called daddy figure.

I've learned that most women & the men who get into these relationships are
usually high school dropouts, low intelligence and usually can not see beyond
the end of their mans penis. If that reads s harsh then it is harsher a baby/child
being beaten to near death!!!!!!!!

She can't wait to find that man & he can't wait to find anyone who will make him
feel like Cassanova for a night.

Plant & protect trees for life..........................
 

Laureenmarie Egan (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forget licensing dogs............license people to procreate only AFTER they have completed a "How to be a Parent" course!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:16 pm
Laureenmarie, making parenting classes mandatory in HS would be a step in the right direction.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (149)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:20 pm
So much torture, cruelty & abuse to innocent animals! Now it is starting with our innocent, defenseless & voiceless little babies! Humans like such, have no conscience, no morals, no compassion, no respect for even a human life. The death penalty needs to be reinstated for such monsters amongst us!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:25 pm
I was BADLY abused as a child myself, the trauma it caused is still with me, HOPEFULLY this child will not remember it, and the 2 yr old either... Everyone is Right > he is a monster.
 

Mark H. (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:32 pm
should be locked up 4ever + beat up every day
 

Lil Judd (70)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 2:07 pm
Lock them up for life for abusing children. Not acceptable,
 

Gillian M. (218)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 2:46 pm
First of all you cannot paint all men with the same brush. My sons have never raised a hand against anybody (except each other when they play fight) and both have baby sat for friends. They are good decent boys, men!

Secondly, boys from broken backgrounds are not always bad, Terry is an example.

However, many people from broken and non-broken homes can be dangerous. It is important to see how the family treat each other (remember that domestic violence is usually male partner against female but it can be the other way, agaonst parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, brother....) as well as their pets!

Girls from such a background are insecure and need a partner to have a status. A girl on her own, especially with a child, is a nothing, a no-one. Even being beaten is better than being ignored and the children are nothing to the mother.

In this day and age when children mean everthing to the parents, we do not understand why this should be. I know why it happens, I just don't understand it.

While they are locked up, these people need counselling and help as they will be released eventually.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 3:00 pm
Gillian, of course you are right when you say that not all men are like this. I don't think anyone actually did say this.
I personally don't like the term "from a broken home" or "broken family." Many single parent families are not "broken" but provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children.
I commend you for raising strong and decent sons.
 

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 3:27 pm
I don't think one can sink much lower than to abuse a defenseless child or animal.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 4:22 pm
Am tired of hearing the excuses made for people who abuse children. Sterilise them so that they cannot breed and do this again. These people don't change and very little is done to help these kiddies even when people know the abuse is going on.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 4:47 pm
Patricia and Edw, I actually made this recommendation in a court report I wrote after removing some kids but our attorney made me take it out, guess it is against people's civil rights. ^^
I also recommended that a certain person should be hung by a tree in front of our court house. That darn attorney made me take that out, too. I'll tell you, these attorneys. ^^
 

Gwendolyn Krupa (49)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 4:48 pm
Pitiful! Pray God heals the poor baby!
 

Shari G. (27)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:30 pm
Our culture is being broken. Our values do not seem to support respect and responsibility for our selves and our families. Education is way down the list for priorities as evidenced by the tuition increases (also Utah is considering cancelling 12th grade to cut expenses!!!). If healthcare isn't passed now (regardless of its effectiveness) the issue will be off the shelf for years to come. We are becoming a third world country of rich and poor. Young people have no patience and want everything now. They believe it's due to them and when thwarted they have tantrums. Ok, now that I've ranted...I agree with everyone. This guy is a monster and deserves what he gets and probably more but we really need to make some major changes in the way life is going cause this kind of action will only become more prevalent as frustration and hopelessness escalates.
 

Rhonda B. (7)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:45 pm
It is especially sad that such a horrible thing happened in a city as beautiful as Savannah, one of my favorite places.

I am troubled about the man, boy really, who did this. What happened to him that made him need to hurt a baby? Most of the time abusers were abused themselves. It is also possible to spot abusers before they hurt a child. They often hurt animals as children. This is part o why animal abuse needs to be taken seriously, beyond the evil of hurting an animal. Not that he should not be punished, sterilization is in order. But he also needs counseling to get rid of whatever made him do this, especially since a life sentence in Georgia is usually about 25 years if the person is well behaved. A lot of these young women take the man over the baby and will leave their child with just about anyone. The movie PRECIOUS is incredibly accurate. And its not racial. Child abuse does not see race. The mother should also be sterilized. Unless she was being beaten she is as much or more responsible than the boy is and she could do it again.

I keep thinking about what will happen if the child survives. Brain damage from battering and accidents is often difuse and very severe. Plus, if the mother is locked up, they can end up in foster care and be hard to care for because they normally grow to full size since there is no birth defect. They are traumatically brain injured (TBI) I had one student whose grandfather took care of him and another who was institutionalized in another state after he got too big for his foster mother to care for and DFACS could not find another home for him.
 

Rhonda B. (7)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:53 pm
Horny men and golddigging women are a dime a dozen. Babies are forever. Don't have them if you don't want to take care of them!
 

Bette M. (91)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 7:08 pm
Rhonda B.....Your first comment goes hand in hand with mine.
After reading X amount of these over time one concludes there
ouggt to be a law.......A law you can not have children until you
can prove through some manner you are knowledgeable & fit
enough to be a parent.

I've written a thousand times on here Care2 there should be
parenting calsses from about first grade all the way through
12th grade. And, one can not graduate unless one passes all
parenting courses from 1ft grade to 12th.

How can our society keep allowing these unprepared kids
to continue to spit out babies like rats, rabbits & roaches???

When will our society realize that just because one can reproduce
does not necessarily make them fit for parenthood & this is especially
true if they are 15/16/17 and sometimes even 25.
It is true the schools have almost become surrogate parents to kids
who have parents that have no notion what parenting really is.

Plant & protect trees for life....................
 

Katie R. (7)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 7:39 pm
It never seems to end :(
 

Llana Y. (1)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:20 pm
Poor baby.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 9:30 pm
No child should ever have to suffer like this.This co -called "man" should stay in jail for the rest of his wretched life.I just hope the child will be too young to remember,and grow up healthy and happy and content,which all children deserve.This monster should never see the light of day again,ever.
 

Philippa P. (154)
Monday March 8, 2010, 12:20 am
No leniancy for this man!
 

Abo r. (106)
Monday March 8, 2010, 12:30 am
There must be no crim no abuse no violence of any kind.
be kind with humanitarian sense in your dealing .
Love to be loved and treat others the way you want them treat you.
 

Jada S. (9)
Monday March 8, 2010, 2:47 am
Noted. Has the entire younger generation gone totally insane??? Our our younger women so blinded by what they think is love that they can't see what is happening around them?? God/ess help or children!!!
 

Bette M. (91)
Monday March 8, 2010, 3:12 am
Jada........Our value system in America at
least has dissolved as of the jitterbug in the 1940's!!
After that Elvis, after that Woodstock, then the song
I'am Woman(with no brains).

Although I raised both my kids by myself out of shear
circumstance & a bit of stupidity for good measure
there are alot of things I would not have done.

Hindsight really is 20/20.
My tale of how tough it was & can be will fall on deaf ears
with 95% of those who might read this who are in their teens
or early twenties.

Blinded by utopian rose colored glasses according to
them their life will be different. It will be different all right because
moral values & parenting skills went out the window with free love.
And, just to be clear at least on my story I was not into free love
and all that Woodstock thinking back in the 60's.

No Jada........They can not for the life of themselves see beyond
the end of a penis.......And the standard measurement for that
is usually 6 inches.

How far will six inches take you in life??????

Plant & protect trees for life.......................

 

Paritosh P. (26)
Monday March 8, 2010, 3:53 am
horrible.... no mercy for this man
 

Paritosh P. (26)
Monday March 8, 2010, 3:53 am
noted
 

jackie b. (2)
Monday March 8, 2010, 5:38 am
This degenerate should receive the death penalty if the state has one, if not life in prison. The judge should NOT accept the excuses that are swallowed by the judiciary in the UK.
As for the women who do not protect their children from such monsters, they are pathetic losers who do not have a right to have children. All children have a right to a life free from pain, suffering and abuse. The mother in this case should hang her head in shame.
 

Tammy C. (23)
Monday March 8, 2010, 7:45 am
Being a single mother is difficult. Not just financially but emotionally. We need more programs for single moms. And maybe a little community support would be nice too. If these women had a good support system maybe they would have never left thier children with these monsters!!
 

Bette M. (91)
Monday March 8, 2010, 8:03 am
Tammy......Your comments are so true. However, it would be so much
better for all concerned if they gave more thought to birth control as opposed
to hopes & prayers they do not get pregnant.

I hope the following is read by some young person & shared with others:
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine being the age I'am now which is two quarters,
a dime & a nickle. The years came & went so very fast. My kids are on their own now
and in my moments of peace I'd give anything for them to be little again.......They grew up
so very fast.

I could not wait for that special somebody......But, I could have if I had an inkling
of what was to come..........It was real tough raising two kids & no man was ever
greater than my kids.....No ManChild was good enough to e their surrogate Daddy!!!!!!

Finally, if you have gotten this far reading my comments remember this: You can wait,
there isn't anything to stop you from waiting except yourself..........WAIT!

Plant & protect trees for life.........................
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 8, 2010, 8:28 am
Tammy, I have to go to our low income apartments (to investigate child abuse and neglect) and I always encourage the women to support each other. One day you baby sit my kids, the next day I baby sit your kids. One of our churches offers free baby sitting once a week in the mornings so that mothers can do something without the children, even just to go shopping without a screaming toddler in tow. I don't know what programs you are thinking about, but if you check in your community I'm sure that you will find something.
Unfortunately, I see too many of these young mothers sitting at home, smoking cigarettes and watching TV all day.
OK, everybody, don't beat me up for the last comment, I am talking about those that I deal with. There are a lot of great single mothers out there who are doing an outstanding job raising good kids and struggling with a tight budget.
 
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