A’right folks. Hold back your gasps from the shock of this one. What we have here is another douchey dad who beat a 2-year-old to death for his lack of potty etiquette. Before I go on, I have to mention this – I have YET to meet a potty trained 2-year-old. I know they exist, but I think that it’s not quite mastered at 2. That being said, an accident in the pants or a little poop flinging is certainly no reason to resort to beating a toddler. Never mind that it really doesn’t help the potty training process. If anything, it will make them LESS likely to want to use the toilet.
Little Ernest Eugene Oveal, Jr had himself a faulty diaper. When his father, 25-year-old Ernest Eugene Oveal, Sr, found him in his crib, he had a messy diaper with feces on the outside of the diaper. Senior put the baby on his potty chair and left him alone to go tend to his other children. When he came back to check on Junior, little man had thrown himself a pooh-pooh party. The little guy threw poop around the room. Ewwww, but still no reason for what happened next.
Apparently Senior takes this poop throwing thing pretty seriously. He grabbed a belt , snatched the baby up by his arm and “disciplined” Junior until he became limp. He, then, lost his grip on that slippery little tot, and Junior fell to the floor and hit his head on either the bed or the potty chair. At that point, Junior was no longer breathing. That will DEFINITELY stop the poop throwing.
Junior was transported to the hospital. He died from his injuries. Investigators said that he was bruised all over his body and had head trauma that caused his brain to swell. Doctors said that he would have suffered permanent brain damage had he survived. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death.
The remaining Ernest Eugene Oveal has been arrested on charges of injury to a child and is being held on $200,000 bond. I’m not sure where the murder charge is, but hopefully it’s coming.
This is not the first time Oveal has been in trouble. His past record includes arrests for possession of a controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Good job picking a man to father your children, Mom. (I’m sure she’ll show up to defend him soon enough)
Thanks go to Elizabeth for the tip.