Michael Wilkins Blames Son’s Broken Bones, Brain Hemorrhaging on Video Game Equipment
Hot tipper Vanessa Guite apologized for sending this link to me, but justified it by saying that “every horrible story needs to be told so they can be prevented.” Amen, Vanessa. And 21-year-old Michael Wilkins of Niagara Falls, New York deserves all of the loathing he receives. His three-month-old son, Marquez Wilkins, is still in the intensive care unit with fractured ribs and brain-bleeding. How’d it happen? Oh, it’s all a misunderstanding! maintains Wilkins Sr., who insists he never meant to hurt his son.
They never do, do they?
Michael Wilkins says that he tripped over a video game controller, sending it careening into his son’s head. I can’t imagine why, but investigators didn’t buy this load of bullshite. So Wilkins invented a second story: he tripped over the baby. When they didn’t buy that either, he gave them a third. This time around, he copped to “squeezing” Marquez too hard when the infant wouldn’t stop wailing, then throwing him into his crib to go smoke. Then, he says, he tripped over the kids on his way back in. And after that, he kicked the controller into the child.
Wilkins is making all kinds of noise about being remorseful, and wanting to be a “good father”. What Wilkins really wants more than anything, folks, is to keep his sorry, child-abusing ass out of jail. Here’s hoping the judge doesn’t grant him his wish.