Skip to comments.TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES
Posted on 07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT by DrJeff
VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death.
But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say.
Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete.
Law enforcement officers say he picked her up again, and threw her around several more times and started stomping on her head.
Gilbert heard screaming and ran out with his baseball bat.
Gilbert said, "Hit him once in the back -- he had the baby by the feet. (He) took her to the curb and just slammed her down. And that's when I cracked him in the skull three or four times."
Gilbert got Holder away from the girl until deputies could arrive, but he was still out of control, and officials said they had to use a Taser to subdue him.
In court, visible wounds from the beating Gilbert gave him could be seen on Holder's head.
He was also wearing a suicide prevention vest.
In court documents, Holder is quoted as allegedly saying, "I did not want to kill her, but I had to. I had to hold my daughter and crush her head so she could go up to the sky."
Prior to the baby's beating, deputies responded to a complaint about Holder earlier in the day. He was not arrested. Gilbert says he noticed Holder was acting strangely. He said, "(Holder) was just babbling about God's coming for everybody and he's got to get the evil out of the daughter."
Deputies say Gilbert may have saved the girl's life, but as KPTV reports, don't try to call him a hero: "The question is, why wouldn't somebody do this?" Gilbert said. "I mean, the more time people take to care less about themselves and more about innocent people, you wouldn't have the crap that's going on in the world that we do now."
Holder is now charged with attempted murder and being held on $1 million bail.
Men of action. God bless Mr. Gilbert for intervening.
Who could do that to a child????
Holder needs to go up into the sky.
Can anyone tell me what a suicide prevention vest is ?
He should have been swinging for the bleachers and separated his head from his shoulders.
Someone on meth.
A psychotic person. Prayers for the baby and for Mr. Gilbert.
Suicide prevention vest is a straitjacket with a helmet.
I don’t know why. Maybe “straighjacket” is some kind of microaggression against George Straight or psychos or something......
Nowhere is there any mention of a mother being present.
That little girl will probably sustain brain damage from the concussions received. At the very least, she may be prone to seizures and nerve dysfunction originating from certain damages surfaces of her brain. The father should never have unsupervised access to her again during her childhood.
Not meth. Bath salts.
This child will likely have severe brain damage if she lives.
The attempted murderer is white!
This right here is why meth is illegal.
It’s a smock thats made of thick material that covers a prisoner. The Prisoner doesn’t wear any clothes at all underneath it and he can’t tie the smock like you could a pair of pants and hang yourself.
Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping...
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