I know we’re a little late getting this together but as we did last year rather than picking just one Bad Breeder of the year I asked the writers here to pick the stories that most impacted them from 2011.
First up is Suzee…
Looking back at 2011 here at BB there are several stories here that affected me a lot. Baylee Stenman comes to mind because this happened in the city that I reside, and the magnitude of the injuries that ultimately caused her family to take her off of life support at 3 years of age is heartbreaking. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that her mother’s boyfriend, the person who killed Baylee, showed no warning signs whatsoever and Baylee’s mom left her in his care to go to work. How heartbroken she must be that she didn’t have much time that fateful morning as she was running late for work and gave Baylee the last hug, kiss, and ‘I love you” while Baylee was alive as she was going out the door.
Then there is, Anna Riggs and Brandon Riggs. Those two sold their four-month old child to their drugs dealer for drugs and money. They also did this after they had someone else taking care of the child for a long period of time, and the boy was never seen again until police arrested someone for something unrelated to the current case against the Riggs’ and told them what was going on. The sale was done to supposedly to ensure the Riggs’ wouldn’t back out of an adoption agreement. How sad that a child only held a monetary value for both sides.
Finally we have Michael Suchodolski. Michael decided that when his 17-day-old daughter Karmen Johnson wouldn’t stop crying he would shake her. He shook her so hard that she showed signs of needing to go to the hospital and thank goodness the fucker took her there. This baby girl suffered several serious injuries to her head and brain, but somehow started to make a miraculous recovery. I only hope that she continues to make the same progress she has been, and that her worthless “father” will get what he deserves. He faces a maximum of 15 years, but he just might face some good ole prison justice.
Next up is Cynical Me…
Maleeya Marie Murley Avalon – Maleeya was a beautiful baby girl with a great smile. The things that she endured at the hands of Molly Jane Roe, who is not Maleeya’s mother, were horrendous. Roe is the personification of evil!
In a fit of rage, because she was mad at her boyfriend, Maleeya’s father, she not only threw this 17 month old baby, causing her to hit her head, she brutalized her. This demented, callous slag tortured this baby in ways that are unfathomable to most. She did everything she could to cause this child pain and torment in a very short time span. Maleeya had bruises all over her, she was raped, bit, and lastly suffered from a head wound and was eventually removed from life support.
I will never forget Maleeya’s smile!
I will also never forget the soulless eyes of Molly Roe!!
Chloe Honeycutt – This story stands out because of the senseless of the actions that cost gorgeous 9-year-old Chloe her life.
The breeder, Karen Honeycutt, had at least four DUI convictions previously. She was drunk and drove to pick her kids up from school. Her BAC was .22 a few hours after the crash and the toxicology report showed marijuana in her system. She was doing around 100 mph in a residential and school area when she lost control of the SUV. She had 3 of the 4 kids she was picking up in the vehicle with her. The only child that was restrained was her 8-year-old son. Both Chloe and her step-brother were thrown from the vehicle. He survived with a broken back.
Little Chloe died in the arms of a mother that was driving with her own children. Loraine Yelton held her in her arms singing and talking to her. Afterwards, her older brother, walking home from school, came upon the scene. Recognizing the SUV he approached and found his sister…
We see these cases all of the time. This tragedy was utterly and completely preventable. My heart still breaks for the loss of this angel…
Karen Honeycutt is, plain and simply put, a drunk! She broke her neck in the wreck, if only it had paralyzed her from the neck down so she could never place another drink or joint to her lips again!!
There are so many others I could list here, but the story that affected me the most this year and I always find myself looking for updates on and my whole family has heard all the horrific details, I didn’t write. It’s one that I’m not sure I could have written. It’s one of MamaEagle’s.
Christian Choate– The torment and torture of this thirteen year old boy is heart wrenching! Locked in a dog kennel, beaten, choked, and tortured, the only activity he was allowed, other than being abused, was to write. Just thinking about the things he wrote tears my heart out…
He was failed by everyone. Doctors, teachers, CPS, judges, lawyers, his breeders, his step-beast, his sister, and the list goes on and on!
I have never felt the kind of animosity and hatred I have for every sadistic piece of shit responsible for Christian’s miserable life!!
Now from Deena…
Crystal Valdez and Cesar Ruiz come to mind when I think of the stories that affected me the most of 2011. You see these two had a history of abusing Crystal’s son Christopher and that abuse would end Christopher’s life on, what should have been, his fourth birthday.
There was no party planned for Christopher, Mom had not purchased him a single gift. Instead his aunt and uncle, after hearing that Christopher was sporting a black eye for Thanksgiving, forced their way into the family’s home and found Christopher’s cold and beaten body wrapped in a blanket. The apartment was packed and it appeared Mr. and Mrs. Baby Beaters were going to make a run for it.
As I researched Christopher’s story the only pictures I could find of him showed a sad-faced little boy, with big brown eyes that ached for some love and tenderness. That face and those eyes will haunt me forever. R.I.P. Christopher.
The highlight of the year for me was one sentence.
“She will die in prison…”
That sentence gave justice to two beautiful children, Anthony and Alayna Hinojosa. Sharon Hinojosa burned her babies alive in October 2009 and on November 9, 2011 a jury found her guilty of two counts of First Degree Murder. Her sentence soon followed and she was given life in prison, meaning she WILL die in prison.
I was elated as I followed this case from beginning to end, crossing my fingers and praying that there would be no loop-hole that allowed her to get away with killing her babies.
Thank you to Wayne County Prosecutors, the jury and every single person who testified on behalf of Anthony and Alayna.
And from Danielle…
It’s so hard to pick a story that affected me the most, because they all affect me so much –all in different ways. When I write stories about babies or kids being tortured for years, like the Irish traveler who tortured her 8 kids for 8 years, I close my eyes and see all those kids scared to death of what’s next. Or, when kids are starved or beaten for stealing food, like Leonel Garcia Morales did to his daughter or Venette Ovilde did to her 8-year old… I just can’t even begin to fathom how you deny your babies with a basic necessity like food. Stories of junkie parents putting their babies in harm’s way to get that high and methtards with labs in their homes where the kids live, it’s all too much to bear. Kids in cages, or chained up, or locked in a room full of feces, living in squalor – I’ve written about all of those this year. And we can’t forget all the c***astic selfish bitches out there that don’t protect their little ones from their boyfriends – I hate them the most. But… dead babies/kids touch me the most and unfortunately, for me to list all of the dead baby/kid stories I wrote in the past year would take up too much space. A child dying for any reason is an unbearable thought, if I ever lost either of my girls I don’t even want to think about what I’d do. So when a parent participates in the death of one of their kids, I just can’t ever get over it.
To pick one story, out of the 91 stories I wrote in 2011, I’d have to pick the story about the mother of 3, LaShanda Armstrong. If you remember, she was the mom who drove her van into the Hudson River with her 3 kids inside. Moments before the van was submerged in water, her 10-year old son was able to escape through a window and stood watching his mother and 2 siblings as the van disappeared into the river. The newspapers, as well as her supporters, claimed that she was a woman at her wit’s end. That she had a steady job and took great care of her kids, but was in a bad relationship and it sent her over the edge. That he was controlling and cruel and she’d recently found out he was cheating. Boo-fucking-hoo. I said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times… if life is that tough and you really feel like you need to take your own life, leave your babies out of it. My heart still breaks when I think of the 10-year old that survived and what he must be going through and feeling. I pray and hope that he’s alright and living his life full of love and hope for the future.
I can’t end my year-end wrap up without mentioning two evil dwellers of Gloucester, Va, Brian and Shannon Gore. This story affected me not only in 2011, but will likely stay with me for the rest of my life. These two disgusting wastes of human life did the most despicable of things to their daughter. A daughter that no one even knew about… she had no birth certificate and there was no record of her even existing. When authorities found her, she was caged in an upside-down crib, she was naked and emaciated, covered in her own feces, and found to be eating her own dead, flaking skin. Her blonde hair was matted to her head and chunks of it were missing. Not to mention that she had Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy. Poor little thing…
Further searches of their property turned up a pine box with the remains of an infant boy inside. Another child that no one knew about. What’s so heartbreaking is that these two scumbags won’t face murder charges for the infant’s death because medical examiners were not able to determine a cause of death because the remains were too badly decomposed. The Gores also had a healthy, bouncing little 1-month old boy who was well cared for and thriving.
I follow this story to see what will become of the two most disgusting people I’ve ever had the displeasure of learning about. I can only hope that they pay severely for their crimes. That they never see the light of day again and never have the chance to hurt another child.
Now from our own malevolent one who this site would not be possible without her. Of course I mean April…
Oh. How do I pick one child from 2011 to remember when I remember them all. I know their names; I know their faces; I know their stories; I feel their pain; I have cried countless tears. I love these children who aren’t mine to love and I do it with every ounce of my being.
First on my list are Calyx and Beau Schenecker. On Friday, January 28th, 2011, police in Tampa discovered 50-year-old Julie Powers Schenecker in the backyard of her home. She was covered in her children’s blood. Inside the home, dead, was her 16-year-old daughter, Calyx. Her 13-year-old brother, Beau, lay dead in the family mini-van which was parked in the garage. Both teens had been shot to death.
In the days prior to the murders, Mama Schenecker “allegedly” purchased the gun and started making plans to silence her mouthy teens. Mission accomplished.
Julie’s husband, US Army Colonel Parker Schenekcer, was stationed overseas at the time of the killings. While I’m sure he never saw this coming, he is being accused of negligence for leaving his wife to care for the kids when he knew she was mentally unstable. I’m sure this is a sorry attempt being made by the defense to get this selfish bitch off with an insanity plea.
Another beautiful baby that never leaves my mind… 3-year-old Tristan Robinson.
March 1st, 2011, little Tristan’s burned body was found in the oven in the home he shared with his mother, 24-year-ol Terrie Robinson. An autopsy determined that Tristan was alive prior to being put in the oven, making Terrie one of the most evil murders I have read about on this site since I stumbled across it YEARS ago.
His beautiful smile haunts me. So does the horrendous way he died.
April 13th, 2011, prompted by a series of gruesome images via text message, a call was made to authorities to do a welfare check on 2-year-old Gatlin Armandariz and his 8-month-old brother, Luke Armandariz. The text messages were sent by the boy’s 28-year-old father, Gabriel Armandariz., to their mother. One of the images was a picture of little Luke’s lifeless body…hanging.
The pictures were not a joke. They were not a spiteful attempt to just frighten the boy’s mother. They were, in fact, real. A 10 hour search turned up the bodies of the two babies.
The estranged couple was due in court the following week for a custody hearing. Gabriel Armandariz took matters into his own hands.
Like I said, there are so many that broke my heart. I could list them all day. Instead, I’ll end with this:
Eating a Popsicle was Ame Deal’s last mistake
Alone, in a footlocker, she was left to bake
Jori Lirette was decapitated;
For his mother, on the curb, is where his head waited
Lauren Belius was a twin that was murdered
By a man who said God told him to hurt her
Earnest Oveal Jr, named after his dad,
Was beaten to death because he made THAT man mad
So many stories that all sound the same
And I can recall each one by their name
Shaken baby Syndrome, blunt force trauma to the head
Not eating their dinner, wetting the bed
Beaten, torture, some even raped
I can’t count how many kidnappings were faked
Babies forgotten, in the back seat
Left inside cars, out in the heat
Murder / suicide seems to be a new trend
Tell me, when will this madness end
I lay here and cry, my face soaking wet
Hoping, some day… We won’t need BB.net
Again this year last and certainly least it’s your misanthropic and misogynistic leader, El Jefe, Trench Reynolds…
In 2011 not a lot of stories have stuck out in my mind. I guess I’ve blocked most of them from memory. What did stick out in my mind for 2011 was all of the justice that was denied.
The obvious one that comes to mind is of course Casey Anthony. All the evidence pointed to her being the murderer of her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony, in my opinion. But when push came to shove prosecutors could not prove the cause of Caylee Marie’s death which led to Casey Anthony’s acquittal. In my estimation she literally got away with murder and there will never be justice for Caylee Marie.
In the wake of the Anthony verdict prosecutors in North Carolina gave Elisa Baker a plea deal in the death of her stepdaughter, Zahra Baker. Again, another case where all evidence pointed to the obvious suspect but without a definitive cause of death I feel the prosecutors got scared and offered her the plea. She was sentenced to 14-48 years behind bars. If justice was served she would be at least in prison for life if not facing the death penalty.
The last story where I feel that justice was denied was in the case of Adam Herrman. Adam went missing in 1999 at the age of 11 but wasn’t reported missing until 2008. His adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, were collecting government benefits in Adam’s name long after he disappeared. In 2001 they were sentenced on fraud charges of less than a year each. Adam has yet to be found and his adoptive Breeders have yet to be charged in his disappearance.
Hopefully in 2012 we’ll see more abusers get the sentences they deserve but you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t hold my breath.
And I would be remiss if I did not thank the readers and supporters of BB. Without you none of this would be possible. Here’s wishing everyone here at BB a fortuitous 2012.