Skip to comments.7-Year-Old Suspected In Beating Death Of Baby Sister
Posted on 06/02/2005 7:15:50 AM PDT by Puppage
TAMPA, Fla. -- In an attack that's rattled even veteran detectives, police in Florida said a 7-year-old boy has confessed to beating his baby sister to death.
Investigators said the boy was jealous of the attention the infant was getting and upset by her crying. They said the boy beat the baby with his fists, feet and a two-by-four.
The attack occurred in Tampa, while the boy was visiting his father.
Police said the father and his girlfriend were outside with neighbors when the boy came out and told them the baby was "bleeding." They said the seven-month-old had a bloody nose, and wasn't breathing. The parents rushed the baby to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
A spokesman said detectives noted they'd never seen someone so young "show so much violence and so little remorse."
May God have mercy!
Very upsetting. It also makes me mad. What causes this?
I really don't know what to say about this sort of thing.
A prayer is all I can come up with.
Why did they leave the infant alone with a 7 year old?
Tells me a lot...
And the Supreme Court says we can't put this kid to death.
Some of us on FR have been talking about the fact that recently we seem to be getting more and more child abuse/death stories. We can't figure out why that is.
Since you posted this one, I wanted to ask your motivation. Why post this story? What do you believe it achieves?
Thanks for your response.
He's 7 years old. Do you believe he has the mental capacity to understand what he did? Just asking.
Police said the father and his girlfriend.....
Ripping families apart and reassembling them can be torturous for little kids....
Punch, hit and smash in order to get the baby to STOP crying? B.S. A 7yrs old is plenty old enough to know that.
Parents probably went next door to drink, or smoke it up, should've never been out of ear shot.
You don't trust ANYONE with, or near, a newborn - cat, dog, kids, friends, etc. unless you are standing right there. They are just too damn fragile to risk or assume anything.
Bottom line - they screwed up raising their 7yr old and that chicken came home to roost.
Open your wallet, we're all going to be paying for this 7 yr old kid the rest of his life - jail, institutions, welfare, etc. The parents little "gift" to the rest of us.
Note the article said "while the child was visiting his father" and "the father's girlfriend". I read that to assume that (a) the boy didn't live with his father and (b) the baby probably was a half-sister, born of a relationship the father had with his "girlfriend". From those two observations, I would make a good guess that the child did not have much of a home life and that at least one of his parents was leading a tawdry life of his own, and (c) There was a lack of loving nurturing in the kid's own home, i.e. he's witnessed other beatings.
All that said, this is a dreadful act; but the kid is probably not altogether totally to blame.
Tells me a lot...
You got that right....that is all one really needs to know. Typical loser parents more concerned with their lust lives than anything. If these children had a loving, stable, two-parent (original parents) home, this would not have happened.
I think the unstable lives many children lead is a contributing element to their acting violently and irrationally.
You want to execute a 7 year old!?!? The boy is 7, not 17!
Adults who fail to civilize their children.
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