Babies should NOT be shaken or dropped!

Woman charged with repeatedly shaking and dropping boyfriend’s baby 

Woman abused boyfriend’s baby 

Woman charged in connect with the abused baby 

See that slag with the empty eyes?  Her name is Melissa Alexander, 27-years-old.  Matt Strickland met her just this past June.  They moved in together a few months ago along with his daughter, Jocilynn Graham – a 1 year old precious angel.

Matt was ordered to go to Louisiana on October 24th for training for overseas deployment.  He left Jocilynn with Melissa to care for her. He didn’t see any signs of abuse from Melissa as he watched her care for her own son who was 2 years old and his daughter. Matt never realized that it would be the last time he would hear his daughters laugh and have her run to him.

On November 9th the call was made that Jocilynn was unconscious and not breathing.  The slag reported that she heard a “thud” while putting on her makeup and discovered that Jocilynn had “fallen” off a loveseat.  Now, I don’t know about anyone else but I have seen toddlers do amazing acrobatics off my sofa and loveseat.  They have always remained breathing and conscious after it and climb right back up (after tears are wiped if necessary).  I think those pesky police feel the same way…they pressed her for the truth.  She finally admitted to abusing Jocilynn.

In the 16 days that the scumbag was in charge of the precious 1 year old she had: thrown a sippy cup at her with full force (an “8 or 9 out of a scale of 1-10), claimed that she almost dropped her in a parking lot and “caught her by the arm”, shook the baby and then “tossed” her on the couch, a few minutes later slag shook Jocilynn again because Jocilynn had fallen asleep.  The poor baby just couldn’t win with this slimy bitch…if she was acting like a 1 year old she was abused and if she was quiet and sleeping she was abused!! Scumbag told police that she shook Jocilynn “not that hard, like a 4. I’ve shaken my son harder.” When pressed by one detective, Alexander said she pushed Jocilynn backwards onto the floor while changing the toddler’s diaper. Alexander later told another detective that she let Jocilynn (who was wiggling and crying) fall while carrying her to change her diaper, according to the affidavit. The back of Jocilynn’s head hit the floor.

Of course as we all too often see here…..the story never quite matches up and is ever changing.  What we do know is that Jocilynn was hospitalized with life threatening injuries on November 9th.  Everything was done to save her but on December 7th her feeding tube was disconnected and she died peacefully in a Hospice Center on December 9th.

Here’s something scary: The abusing bitch was putting out posters offering to babysit at the apartment complex that she lived at.  According to the news reports she had been employed by some of the parents to take care of their children.  You people dodged a bullet there….it could have happened to YOUR child!!  Would you have handed $1,000,000 in unmarked bills to hold on for you for a few hours???  If you say no….then WTF are you doing handing over something far more valuable to her??  She had just moved into the complex….none of you knew her…and yet you hand over the most precious gift that you had been granted!!

Matt Strickland said that he didn’t see any “red flags” and that he had only observed her being a good mother to her own 2 year old son as well as Jocilynn. (Call me mean and ugly but I’m going to give you a news flash: Most abusers don’t abuse in front of people that can abuse them back!  The do it in secrecy!) I have all of the respect and admiration in the world for those serving in our military, but couldn’t you have found a family member that you actually knew to take care of little Jocilynn?

Melissa Alexander was originally arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Since Jocilynn succumbed to her injuries the charges have been upgraded to first degree murder.  Go Colorado!!!

**Thanks to MOTD for the amazing write-up.**

R.I.P. Jocilynn, fly with angels baby girl.

  • jaladeca

    36 years. Somehow that is not nearly enough.
    http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=779597

    • http://pagansagainstchildabuse.spruz.com/ DodiaFae

      Short of death, it rarely is.

      • jaladeca

        I just hate hearing these gutless bastards get off this light. If I am not mistaken, less than half that time will be spent behind bars, unless some other offense is committed behind bars.

        • http://pagansagainstchildabuse.spruz.com/ DodiaFae

          You know how easy it is to not shake babies to death behind bars, so….

          • jaladeca

            I’m kinda hoping for a prison fight, something she could get the blame for. Or a few. Or something she gets done to her that still gets blamed on her.

  • digchild

    This bitch is 27,yet she seems to function at the level of a piece of dirt.This really defies logic to me.In any case,shoot her dead,as that would save taxpayers some money.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I hope the other inmates bounce her ugly head like a basketball on the concrete.

    Rest in peace, Jocilynn–you deserved a better life than this.

  • Anonymous

    How disturbing i have to bet someone knew she was like this poor baby

  • Your_Pal_Nancy

    Ug I just realized this bitch is sitting in my county’s jail.

    • Anonymous

      Write her a letter, lol!

      • Your_Pal_Nancy

        Yes! Dear Melissa, you are a disgusting excuse for a human being. Have fun being shaken and dropped in prison.
        Your Pal, Nancy

        • MOTD

          You’re such a friendly person :-)

          • Your_Pal_Nancy

            Heh, I try =P

      • MOTD

        Yeah!!  With rat poison in it so she can save the tax payer dollars yet still die a painful death.  

        • Anonymous

          Agreed!

    • Jemimabean

      So technically, you are indirectly responsible with feeding her sorry arse in prison. I think that a few sticks of dynamite will prove cheaper than taxes and more effective than a lif3e sentence. -_-

      • Your_Pal_Nancy

        Yup, just a few months ago I was indirectly responsible for feeding a man who raped an 11 month old baby boy. Makes me sick.

        • Jemimabean

          Join the club, those fuckwits are a dime a dozen in South Africa, while kids literally starve to death and I pay over six large a month to house criminals and fund our President’s five wives… gggggggggrrrrrrrr! off topic but still!!!

  • Alexandra

    Oh yeah, she looks like such a sweet girl, just the type you’d like to bring home to meet your mom–NOT.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty good job on the writing. I don’t understand why she killed her boyfriend’s baby. I get worried if I just hold someone elses baby.

    • MOTD

      Thanks hun! 

      It appears that she was just an abusive bitch.  She told detectives that she had shook her own son harder than she shook Jocilynn.  *sniffle*

  • Dee

    I hate that defiant look on her face and that fact that she killed that inocent child!
    RIP sweet baby girl

    • Anonymous

      Someone should SMACK that look off her face! She looks like she got beat with the ugly stick!

      • MOTD

        OH!!!  Can I be first in line??  Let me see…I could smack the look off her face with a bat wrapped in concertina wire!!  *evil laugh*

        • Anonymous

          As long as I get next, lol! Hmmmmmmmm,  if only……….*daydreaming about beating up fucktard parents*

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a case of someone who suddenly lost control. Melissa was methodically torturing children and probably enjoying it. The reason I say this is b/c if she felt bad for what she did she wouldn’t  have put flyers out, wanting to spend her time this way. She ENJOYED it and wanted more of this sick kind of power and control, never dreaming she’d actually get caught. Oh? well, the kid never DIED before so she thought she could just keep battering them and getting away with it when nobody was watching. 

    (Right on MOTD, with the million dollar analogy. It’s an excellent point!!!) Melissa, if you get convicted pf the first degree murder charge it will go over well with the other inmates since 70% are mothers. Um good luck with that, BITCH.

  • KathyK

    “I’ve shaken my son harder.”  So, she admits abusing her own child too.  I hope she is facing the death penalty.  My heart goes out to her father who was serving his country.  RIP Jocilynn.

    • MOTD

      Colorado does have the Death Penalty but they have only put one person to death since 1976.  :-/  But, at least she is charged with first degree murder instead of manslaughter.  I guess we have to just take whatever we can get.

  • Tribestuckey

    The sad thing about this is that maybe he didn’t have anyone else to watch her. That’s one problem faced by military members who have custody or long visitations have to rush into relationships so they have someone to watch their children. I don’t understand why she found it so hard to tolerate this baby, when she had a 2 year old of her own.

    • MOTD

      I truly understand that….and if the case is that none of his family would stand up and take care of the little darling then shame on them!!  They also had a hand in it if they turned him down.  So sayeth me!

      • Clevo

        So sayeth me too. They are guilty by negligent attitude, lack of compassion and who knows…pure laziness?

        • MOTD

          You forgot to add assholery…how’s that for a word?  LOL
          But seriously, our men and women in the military need all of the support possible.  They are out there so we can be here writing and saying whatever we want to. Things may not be perfect here but I wouldn’t want to live in another country.

          • Clevo

            I think assholery fits just fine. You’re singing to the choir about our service men & women, I was a Navy nurse during Vietnam. They need all the help they can get & all our love & support. It just frosts me that our elected representatives make sooooooo much and our people in uniform so little. If he’d made what a congressman makes (for working part time I might add) he could’ve hired a nanny. I feel terrible for him losing his child but I think men just take it too much for granted that they can trust their girlfriends to be motherly and loving to their child when I’m beginning to believe you can trust almost no one with your child.

  • Arivera1988

    My husband and I both are in the service and for single parents their is an option of placing your children with other military families while you are deployed. Rest in peace sweet angel.

  • Bad Kitty

    I hope she burns in HELL!!!! Sick Bitch I hope ahe gets everything coming to her!!!!

    RIP Jocilynn

  • MOTD

    I’m sorry folks!!  I forgot a link for this story….I only had about 9 of them open :-(
    Here it is:
    http://www.krdo.com/news/29974154/detail.html

  • Anonymous

    Sick bitch.  I’d like to see her get a “feeding tube” and then have some very special “food” shoved down her throat.

  • Suzee

    That poor baby! I do agree with you Deena. I feel bad for the dad, but at the same time couldn’t he have found a family member to care for his daughter? I hope he is able to find a way to heal.

    The bitch needs to suffer, slowly.

    • Deena

      Thanks Suzee, but MOTD wrote the post.  **muah** luv you bunches

      Deena

      • Suzee

        OOPS! I read the top for who it was posted under. Sorry, MOTD, I corrected it in my comment below.

        • MOTD

          If that is the worst thing that happens to me today then I’m having one hell of a day.  Huh?  LOL

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I agree the dad shoudn’t have been so careless. Nowhere have I found anything about the MOTHER of this child. Even the  program 
      Arivera1988 mentions would have been a better decision.