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Abuse Case in Florence Called 'One of the Worst'

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, woman, violence, police, law, family, crime, culture )

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Denver hospital staffers described a local child abuse case involving a severely injured 2-year-old boy as one of the worst they have seen. Prickett found the boy in his bed and noticed bruises on his face and a bandage on his right hand. Bates told.....


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RED Hippie McGee (517)
Saturday July 21, 2007, 9:12 pm
At least somebody Finally said something!!! Thankfully he is still alive! The bail is to low for them...and if they don't get jail time, I would be shocked and angry! I can't believe the mother said the child would be fine w/, she didn't care that he was abused and almost beaten to death when the boyfriend was there...AGH....

Roman S (10)
Sunday July 22, 2007, 5:19 am
It's unbelievable that anyone would hang out with such people, after all with friends like these, who needs enemies?

Anyway, let's see what happens to the boy and hopefully he get's sent to some better place then his parents.

Erin J (0)
Sunday July 22, 2007, 12:04 pm
What is the world coming to. I don't understand how someone outside of the home wouldn't have known about it all this time since they stated it has been going on for awhile now. Didn't anyone ever wonder about the child as it seems they must of kept him in the bedroom most of the time. It breaks my heart that things like this have to happen to children who are so innocent.

Adriana C (7)
Sunday July 22, 2007, 11:42 pm
I am so sick of crying. So sick of picturing these tortured little children. Just look at this little boys innocence! He said, "He was a bad boy and asked for a hug." How bad a boy can a little two year old be"??? They don't know how to be bad. Only how to be two years old. I pray to God these people rot in hell. I am so saddened and so upset with this article.

William Synnott (3)
Monday July 23, 2007, 10:20 am
I tthought children were supposed to be a special gift from God.

Patti Miller (66)
Monday July 23, 2007, 11:16 am
This, as is any story of abuse made me sick! I'm in tears thinking of the torture this child has gond through! How could anyone not hear his little cryis and screaming, I'm sure when he was being tortured? I hope that people will be more aware, and not be afraid of reporting anything like this. Don't ever be afraiid to stand up and save a child! My prayers are with this precious little boy and for all children who are abused!
Broken hearted, and sick!

Tatunka A (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 9:30 pm
I worked with Jay at a local home improvement store in Pueblo....He struck me as a freak then and now i know why!!!! Put him in prison.....they never last long there, and i hope he suffers a long slow and painfull death at the hands of the most sadistic inmates icarcerated there. As for the precious little boy who was brutally and repeatedly victimized by these two, my prayer intentions are for him and his health. God please be with those who are most vulnerable among us and protect them from sadistic monsters like Jay Francis.

Sandy L (40)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:27 pm
i share your sentiments patti. it makes my blood boil to think of the harm that this little guy had to endure while with his birth mother and the monster boyfriend. people such as these two do not deserve to have children.
children do not ask to come into this world, and when they do, they deserve the best of everything that their parents can give them.

this little guy deserves a chance at life. he needs love and nurturing. i pray that he is put into a better place and forgets the past and grows to be a happy young man despite his tortorous past.

Barbara P (1069)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:58 am
Patti... The problem is people are afriad to step up and save a child, or any other humanbeing. For hundreds of years our society has been one to keep the deep dark secrets of abuse hidden. People have been brainwashed into believing it's wrong to speak of ratherless get involved with what goes on inside anothers home. We as a society need to free our minds of the lies and misconceptions of the past.

Someone had to hear this child, someone had to know there was a problem and yet the secret of this families abuse was allowed to continue on and on...
I pray for this child and all like him!!!

Thanks to everyone who commented. He will need many prayers...
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