Let me start off saying this, I am a mom and I have gotten frustrated with all of my kids at some point in time. When that frustration hit I would either hand off my baby to my husband, or if that was not an option, I’d put my child some place safe and walk away to take time to recollect and come back. Never has the thought of harming my child or shaking them crossed my mind to solve the problem. This is not the case for 25- year- old Michael Suchodolski of Grand Rapids, MI.
Court records show that on October 5, 2011, Michael Suchodolski was caring for his 17-day-old-daughter Karmen Johnson. Karmen’s mom, Samantha Johnson, says that Karmen wouldn’t stop crying and Suchodolski got frustrated and shook her. It is unclear if the mother was home at the time of the incident, but my guess is that she wasn’t because Suchodolski is documented as having said that when he realized the girl was injured he took her to the hospital. No mention has been made of his explanation of why he was bringing the little girl in. Knowing how the grand majority of the breeders here work I’ll bet he tried to blame it on her falling off of a couch, a bed, or somehow slamming her head in the tub. Something ridiculous that we know medical staff can see right through to try and cover his ass. Hospital staff immediately called authorities with their suspicions of abuse. What gets me is, 17 days this beautiful angel had been on this Earth, and Dip-shit McGee had to take matters into his own hands by trying to silence this girl forever!
After several tests and CT scans Karmen is documented as having a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging, swelling of the brain, and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Facebook updates done by her mother show she was on a feeding tube and also wasn’t breathing on her own, but as the days have passed she has started to make a remarkable recovery. More recent updates by her mother show, she is still in intensive care, but the feeding tube and ventilator have since been removed, and baby Karmen has also began to move around and respond to sound. She is expected to survive, but it is still unclear how much, if any, permanent brain damage has been done.
Suchodolski is currently behind bars on a $20,000 bond. He is charged with 2 counts of 1st degree felony child abuse causing injury. If he is convicted he faces 15 years in prison. 15 years is too short if you ask me, but that’s why I’m not a judge in an actual courtroom.
**Thanks to Suzee for the tip and write-up.**