Skip to comments.Life support to be taken from baby tonight. Praying for a miracle.
Posted on 09/23/2008 3:26:59 PM PDT by Sun
This evening I heard on my local news in upstate New York that a dad shook his baby, and threw it on a bed. First I heard the baby is not expected to make it through the night, then I heard that they are going to take the baby off life support tonight.
Heaven grows every day by the loss of the innocent—both before and after their births.
Rest well in the arms of Jesus tonight, innocent child.
May the Lord hold you and give you the love you lacked here on earth!
My dial-up is very slow on accessing the story, but if you are interested, you can click here:
Then look for Local Stories, and click on “Troy man,” etc..
The story finally came up on my computer:
“Troy father charged with attempted murder for shaking baby
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September 23, 2008 - 11:33AM
CBS 6 News
A 26-year-old Troy man is facing a charge of attempted murder after his four-month-old baby was diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, police said Tuesday.
Adrian Thomas was arraigned in Troy City Court Tuesday morning after his infant, Matthew Thomas, was determined to have sustained significant brain damage due to trauma to the head.
Hospital officials contacted Rensselaer County Child Protective Services Sunday after the discovery, said Troy Police Assistant Chief Richard McAvoy.
Matthew, who is a twin, remains in the hospital. Matthew’s twin brother and their five siblings have been taken into custody by Rensselaer Child Protective Services.
The mother was not at home at the time of the incident and so far has not been charged, police said.
Thomas is reported to be 500 pounds, said McAvoy.”
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I googled up some stories about this, and one of them said they’re going to harvest Matthew’s organs. Why am I not surprised?
It’s not uncommon to remove basic care from brain injured patients shortly after their injuries. It saves on red tape.
RIP little one. And may your twin brother never know such horror.
Prayers for baby Matthew but also for his mother and abusive father who will carry this memory with him for the rest of his life.
What a sad story.
Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
OH how tragic!
Not nearly enough time to be taken off life support. Praying now for this baby.
May Jesus welcome you with open arms precious baby.
I am praying in agreement with you - for ALL involved.
No! Lord, please let the realize that the baby might live.
God bless that little baby.
If Matthew dies, dad is up on murder charges. It was not sounding promising late last night/early this morning for Matthew’s survival. I woke up this morning thinking of that baby (without having seen your post as to its gender/name). Just breaks your heart.
Here in Vegas, a couple have gone on trial for the beating death of the woman’s three year old daughter. Baby Jane Cordova Doe was found in a trash bin in an apartment complex. It was several weeks before she was identified by her grandmother in CA who recognized that she was wearing a jacket the grandmother had bought for her.
It is so tragic when a child dies, but even more so when that death comes at the hands of a parent. I don’t have any answers as to why, but can’t help think that the overall declining regard for the sanctity of human life plays some part in it.
I will pray for this little one and his family. God’s love is available to them, let us pray that they will turn to Him in this sad time.
The net result: my cousin was instationalized at age 6, he is profoundly deaf, and has the understanding of an 18 month old. They had to pull all his teeth, because he kept biting himself. He's 60 now, which is long-lived considering his problems, and his father was never punished for anything. The doctor that delivered my cousin kept asking what had happened, because that baby was perfectly normal when he was born.
IOW, in cases of such severe abuse, let God be the judge if the baby lives or dies. My cousin has never had a life I would want for 1 minute.
He apologized????? I hope they put him away where no other child will ever have to have contact with him again.