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I hit baby so he won't be a 'punk,' dad tells cops
The Miami Herald ^ | 4-25-2003 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER AND TERE FIGUERAS

Posted on 04/25/2003 6:51:14 AM PDT by Cagey

Victor Demetrius Robinson wanted his 8-month-old son to be a man.

His infant, Kelton Wright, was being fussy: New teeth were coming in and he wouldn't stop crying.

So, according to child welfare reports released on Thursday, Robinson stuffed a sock in the baby's mouth and told him: ``Be quiet. You're a boy. Don't cry.''

Three weeks later, Kelton was crying once more -- still teething, now sick with diarrhea, vomiting and feverish.

That's when Robinson punched the baby in the back, and ``shook him violently.''

Kelton stopped crying. The force of his father's blow knocked him forward and forced all the air from his lungs.

The infant managed to crawl toward his mother, Ciji Wright, 19, before his eyes rolled back and he stopped breathing.

Robinson, who is charged with murder, offered this explanation to police: ``I don't want my shorty to grow up to be a punk.''

Kelton died a day later -- March 4 -- at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He is one of three boys under the watch of the Department of Children & Families to die since February, a statistic that has spurred a public outcry.

The DCF documents released this week reveal more detail about Kelton's short life and the welfare agency's work in the days leading to his death -- casework labeled as ''indefensible'' by Chelly Schembera, then acting head of the DCF's Miami district, in a March 10 e-mail to DCF Secretary Jerry Regier.

Among the details:

• The child abuse investigator assessed the risk to Kelton as ''low'' after responding to the February incident despite Robinson's history of mental illness and molesting a disabled family member. The investigator dated her assessment Feb. 17, but the records show her supervisor did not review the assessment until after Kelton had died.

• Kelton's case was on the table to be reviewed by a DCF attorney Feb. 25 when the attorney postponed his and one other case because ``she had to leave as it was 5 p.m.''

On Thursday, 364 days after DCF reported to police the disappearance of 5-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson, several state lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee to mourn the death of Kelton and the three other children who have died under DCF care since February -- and call on Gov. Jeb Bush to delay the confirmation of Regier as secretary.

''We should not be wringing our hands over more beaten children, more neglected infants, more tiny graves,'' said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: childabuse
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To: monday
"The infant managed to crawl toward his mother, Ciji Wright, 19, before his eyes rolled back and he stopped breathing."

READ the article.

41 posted on 04/25/2003 10:33:24 AM PDT by the Deejay
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To: the Deejay
You don't know if she tried to stop him, if she was even there when the child was hit, only what happened after.

People like you who think the worst of people with no evidence are a pet peeve of mine. Not many mothers would sit idly by and watch while their child was abused, that you assume she did says more about you than her.

42 posted on 04/25/2003 11:05:13 AM PDT by monday
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To: monday
Three weeks before he killed this child he stuffed a sock in the baby's mouth. I suspect, because the baby had the mother's last name and not the father's, that these two are not married. I'm sure the mother is devastated that she lost her baby but I really wonder what her priorities are. A better mother would have dumped this psychopath at least three weeks before he killed her child. Or, at the very least kept him away from her baby.
43 posted on 04/25/2003 11:12:12 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Cagey
you just don't know ciji i went to high school with her she was my best friend and i would do anything for her. she's very young and she's been through so much she's lost a child by victor a couple of months earlier. she didn't have anyone to talk to except me she would cry on my shoulder everyday. her and victor broke up after she lost the first baby her name was cazariah she was my god daughter and i loved her just like she was my own and victor made ciji feel like the whole thing was her fault when it wasn't and then she get pregnant by him again. i talked to ciji the day it happen because i spoke to kelton even though I've never seen kelton ciji made sure i had every picture that he took she made sure she sent me one. For her to call me the next day and tell me what victor had done i wanted to walk from Alabama to do something to him but i just told myself that I'll have to let the lord take of him. so don't judge ciji because you don't know her, this is coming from someone who has known ciji renea wright for six (6) years. I guess she thought that victor was someone who loved her but she would tell you if you ever meet her that i didn't want her being with him, because he looked like the type of person who would hurt an innocent baby.
44 posted on 03/24/2004 9:08:51 AM PST by mickey mouse (MICKEY MOUSE A TRUE FRIEND)
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To: mickey mouse; Eaker; Judith Anne; netmilsmom; Devil_Anse; T Minus Four; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
so don't judge ciji because you don't know her, this is coming from someone who has known ciji renea wright for six (6) years.


45 posted on 03/24/2004 9:16:17 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: dark_lord
I would go with demonically possessed. These same social workers, who refused mixed races babies to white man and woman have no problems with white gays getting custody of the children.
46 posted on 03/24/2004 9:23:01 AM PST by LauraJean (Fukai please pass the squid sauce)
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To: mickey mouse; hellinahandcart
"The infant managed to crawl toward his mother, Ciji Wright, 19, before his eyes rolled back and he stopped breathing."

Here's hoping your good friend Ciji is in jail, where she belongs, with no chance of crawling anywhere in the near future.

47 posted on 03/24/2004 9:28:44 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Cagey
The infant managed to crawl toward his mother, Ciji Wright, 19, before his eyes rolled back and he stopped breathing.

Good Lord! That can rip your heart out. I can't imagine such a thing.
A dying baby crawling to it's mother......
I'll be back online later.....
I need to take a break.

48 posted on 03/24/2004 9:28:54 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: mickey mouse

            Really?  Because I knew ciji too and she wasn't at all what you describe her to be.  When I knew her she had a compulsive eating disorder and had a waist the size of a tennis court.  She litterally had to be rolled out of bed for her twice a week hosing downs given courtesy of the volunteer firedepartment in her converted mudroom.

            Victor, on the other hand, was a real piece of work. 

            I first came across this pitiful carbon blob in the upper level restroom of Giants stadium. He was incoherently drunk with his urine soaked pants lying in a heap between him and the toilet naked from the waist down.

            “Come and get it fellas” he quietly murmured.  Needless to say, I called security and he was escorted out with a trash bag tied around his waist and his soiled jeans stuffed down his tattered Mark Bavaro jersey.

            “Call me Victor the victorious… call me Victor the victorious…” he wailed. 

            Needless to say, he’s persona non grata at Giants Stadium now. But on the positive side, he’s found a new haunt to watch G Men games, “The Pier” a transgendered/sexual libertarian type bar in an alley in West Hoboken where his bizarre sexual proclivities are looked on with mild interest rather than the mind bending horrific disgust that he received in the Meadowlands.

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

49 posted on 03/24/2004 9:41:01 AM PST by South Hawthorne (I AIN'T GOT TIME FO' YOUR JIBBA-JABBA, FOOL!!! ~Mr. T.)
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To: hellinahandcart
It's baaaaaack!

Quick work Sherlock!
I love your pings....
50 posted on 03/24/2004 9:41:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (God Bless Madison Lyn!)
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To: mickey mouse; hellinahandcart
"mickey mouse's" shiney new profile page declares: "I'm an ex miami hot girl just looking for a few of my friends who attended miami northwestern home of the bulls in 2001. "

Ahem, mm, listen closely: THEY ARE NOT HERE ON THE FREE REPUBLIC!!!!!!
51 posted on 03/24/2004 9:45:58 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: hellinahandcart; Velveeta
I can't say that it was nice to read this article..oh my gosh.. I can't hardly stand it..especially after reading that quote velveeta. flogging comes to mind.
52 posted on 03/24/2004 9:46:04 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: T Minus Four; hellinahandcart
I'm an ex miami hot girl...

Is that code for "sex change"?

53 posted on 03/24/2004 9:47:58 AM PST by general_re (The doors to Heaven and Hell are adjacent and identical... - Nikos Kazantzakis)
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To: Cagey
My God, this makes me ill. Brings tears to my eyes. How can people be like this? Sick jerk-off should have a sock stuffed in his mouth and severly beaten with a baseball bat.
54 posted on 03/24/2004 9:48:33 AM PST by knak
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To: Owl_Eagle
Gross and {{{I'm speechless}}}...

He's out of jail?
55 posted on 03/24/2004 9:51:01 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: knak
"Sick jerk-off should have a sock stuffed in his mouth and severly beaten with a baseball bat."

Every day, over and over, for the rest of his miserable life.

56 posted on 03/24/2004 9:51:19 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: knak
If it helps at all, the father has no doubt been tried and sentenced by now. Check the date.

Some sick TROLL has resurrected this old thread for the purpose of defending the baby's mother and making herself feel important.
57 posted on 03/24/2004 9:52:22 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: T Minus Four
agreed, till the end!!!
58 posted on 03/24/2004 9:52:25 AM PST by knak
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To: T Minus Four
Actually, this is why I do not believe in the death penalty for these cases.
Public Flogging.
Every day.
24/7.
Let Mel Gibson direct it.
59 posted on 03/24/2004 9:55:56 AM PST by netmilsmom (God Bless Madison Lyn!)
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To: hellinahandcart
really, didn't notice the date. But no it doesn't make me feel better.
60 posted on 03/24/2004 9:56:07 AM PST by knak
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