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18 Month Old Murdered By Daycare Worker and Then Crawls O Bouncy to Die

Health & Wellness  (tags: children, death, abuse, babies, investigation )

- 3376 days ago -
Poor little Ben was beaten by a day care worker in ID, till he died. But before he died, little been crawled with his pacifier and blanket to his bouncy for the only comfort he could find.

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Dody Bush (123)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 1:56 pm
I was horrified when I saw this. I have 5 children. It is shameful this could ever happen.

. (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 2:35 pm
This has me in tears....

. (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 2:49 pm
I'm forwarding this to everyone on my list...

Kathleen H (304)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 6:52 pm
How could it not have been clear how much and what kind of experience she had?? That's negligence and now a child is dead. The daycare played a large part in the child's death and I hope will be under stiff penalty pending a thorough investigation. This investigation I hope will include checking all current staff's credentials.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 7:19 pm
that poor baby.....this saddens me so.......


Electra Cy (1005)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 8:24 pm
At 18 months old... He was probably teething...
How sad. :(

Alicia Moore (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 9:07 pm
That is horrible!!! Thats why you never trust strangers with kids...this is my main reason I dont have my son in childcare! This ...makes me sad. :(

Ester Hellen (228)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 12:28 am
sad I have two childern the youngest is 2 and a half and he can drive me grazy sometimes,but I can walk away and calm myself.I have a choise..
This is sad to beat a child who cant defend itself.weak and people who work there have to learn tricks to stay calm and patient.

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 1:37 am
This is just heartbreaking. That poor baby... I burst out in tears when I read how he crawled to his infant's seat and curled up into a ball. OMG! When this person got so frustrated to properly care for this child, where was someone else??? She couldn't of been alone there, was she?! So upsetting. My condolences to his family. RIP little Benjamin.
Thank you Dody.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 5:16 am
Kathy I think alot of times day care workers are left alone with kids. I had my daughter in a day care for a very short time once and she had 12 kids in a class room, by herself between ages of 3-5. When ever she got overwhelmed she would call some one to come take over. But very seldom did she have some one with her. I worried way to much about that and eventually took my child out.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:22 am
Most daycare workers don't need experience. Just pass the background check. People don't want to have to pay for training and get paid a minimium wage. So of course you will find these type of people in these positions.

Kristy W (180)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 9:34 am
This is incredibly sad. What is wrong with our world? I can't believe people are still bringing their children there.

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 9:39 am
Thanks Jodi. I had always assumed that there would be at least 2 people there at all times. Just so heartbreaking...

Susan L (118)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 9:43 am
This is horrible. I hope the police are doing something about this. That day care worker should be beaten. How awful for little Ben. May the little angel rest in peace. May his torturer never rest and go to hell.


Michelle Lell (255)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:14 am

Black Cat (103)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:27 am

Christine vaudrin rios (376)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 11:31 am
unimaginable...i am a mom of four and just do not understand what would make a person do something like that. i am at a loss of words and it grieves me that those parents have to go through that when they were only trying to make a living and do that right thing.

nurith k (93)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 11:41 am
well i hope somebody is going to beat the caretaker to death to!!!

Dalia H (1280)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 5:49 pm
This is so sad. Noted. Thanks dearest Dody.
Love, Black Dalia:)

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:12 pm
RIP little one.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:05 pm
I couldn't have said it better I'm with you Kathy W. Noted with a heavy heart. Thank you Dody and Susan L. for sending me the link.

Rob S (112)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:45 pm
It makes you wonder whos hands to leave your childrens care and well being in?How much screening do they do?Obviously more scrutinizing should be taken into account as to how much training daycare staff have.It,s just too bad this had to happen.Rest in peace,little one.

Jennifer Langer (72)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 11:00 pm
What a terrible piece of news. My heart goes out to that poor little boy and his family. I am relieved I chose to stay at home to raise my babies. I worry about the little ones being raised by strangers of questionable qualifications. I will pray much for this family. Nothing could erase the hurt that was caused in a single moment of frustration.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 7:39 am
*sigh* Heartwrenching... *tears* I ask God/Goddess/The Universe to bless and keep the soul of little Ben and give him peace and comfort forever.

I ask that the souls of the wicked will be changed into good, or destroyed forever.

Amen and Awomen

Faith M (161)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 7:45 am
Tears ran down my face noted

Elizabeth N (40)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 8:37 am
This is just horrifying. Aren't there laws about how many caregivers have to be present depending on the number of kids?

This poor little baby. It makes me sick.

Angela Daymond (3)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 12:00 pm
That is despicable; people like that need to be strung & quartered!! they are truly the lowest of the low!

Suzanne P (40)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 1:07 pm
This kind of thing tears your heart out and then bounces up and down on it.
Just horrible.

Roxann C (398)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 10:59 pm
This is aweful poor baby. Death sentence for the person who did this cruel act.

Dianna D. (0)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 12:50 pm
This makes me want to vomit!!! My stomach is in nots thinking about how someone could do that to a child!! The person who did this doesnt even deserve the death penalty!!! I hope someone does this to her!!!
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