There are so many children featured on this site that you have the lean back in your chair and think to yourself “Damn…. They really never had a chance with such selfish assholes for parents”. Well, 10-year-old Jonathan Singer is a perfect example of a child that never had a chance because his parents were selfish.
Jonathan was not a typical child. He had cerebral palsy and he was blind. That’s a double whammy right there. Little Jonathan needed extra care and extra love. Besides those crucial things, he needed help eating, which he did through a feeding tube, and moving. A child with such needs should never be left alone, right. Well, tell Jeffrey Singer (the DNA donor) that. Never mind. It’s far too late to tell that mother fucker anything. Jeffrey is being accused of leaving Jonathan in a bathtub while he went to a store on April 12th. The result… Jonathan is dead.
5 days after Singer left his child alone to die, the child’s uncle made a phone call to police. He was concerned for the child and asked that they go look in on him. When officers arrived at the home, Jonathan’s mother, Tina Madrid, told police that the child was fine and was out with Jeffrey. Jonathan WAS with Jeffrey, but he was far from fine.
Jeffrey showed up at his father’s house, which was about a 4 hour drive from their Pasadena, Texas apartment. He told his father that something bad had happened and Jonathan had been killed. His father made a phone call to police. When they arrived, they searched Singer’s car. They were met by a foul smell and, in the back of the SUV, Jonathan’s decomposing and emaciated body rested in a cardboard box.
Something tells me that there was a missed opportunity to save Jonathan’s life. As we see so often on this site, CPS has a previous report, in January 2010, of neglect and abuse by both parents. That case was closed. Four months later, another investigation was started because of a claim that Tina Madrid may have been unable to care for Jonathan because of he own health issues. The investigation was never completed because the family moved and could not be located. We can find fucking terrorists living in caves on the other side of the world, but we can’t find child abusing assholes that live in our backfuckingyards. Go figure.
Jeffrey Singer is being charged with injury to a child by omission. He is currently out on $50,000 bond. Tina Madrid is being charged with neglect of a child. She was arrested then released pendng formal charges. There may be other charges for both parents once the ME report comes back. They will have to determine wether Jonathan’s death was murder or a tragic accident. Leaving a handicapped child home alone in a tub full of water is murder in my books, but that’s just my opinion.
Jonathan’s 2 sisters, ages 15 and 17, are reportedly safe and in the custody of relatives.
Rest in peace, Jonathan. The tears soaking my pillow tonight are for you, little man.
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