It may be a matter of “he said, she said” but the facts are that twin two-year-old sisters were horribly abused by one or more of their adult caregivers.
Calista Torres had bruises covering her forehead, stomach, back, inner thighs, knees, face, and bottom. A CAT scan revealed an acute and chronic hemorrhage to her head. Callista’s sister, Raquel Torres had healing fractures to her right forearm and a spiral fracture to the tibia of her left leg. Callista’s injuries required surgery to relieve the swelling in her brain.
Kirk Seevers who is charged with injuring to his 2-year-old stepdaughters is now pointing the finger at his wife, Brandy Lynn Seevers who’s facing the same charges. Brandy and her husband have been questioned twice by both Corpus Christi police and Child Protective Services. Brandy is sticking to her story.
Brandy told police she heard a “thump” from the baby room. When she went to check it out, she found her daughter, Callista, “unconscious, shaking on the floor and her eyes were back in her head.”
Kirk’s original story was that he saw Callista on the floor “breathing deep and wheezing.” When asked about the bruises covering Callista’s body, Brandy said that she “had not dropped any children” and Callista “bruised both her legs after getting them stuck in the corner of of the baby bed.”
While Brandy and Kirk’s stories were slightly different, neither admitted to causing the injuries. However, in the second interview, Kirk’s story completely changed. When asked who injured Callista, he said Brandy caused the injury. They were potty training the twins, and he watched Brandy pick Callista up in a rough manner. Then he saw Callista’s head hit the door frame of the bedroom, and described the force as enough to move her head backwards. When he went to check on Callista and saw her lying on the floor, he picked her up, and then took her to his wife. Brandy took the child to the hospital.
Kirk also said that he had witnessed Brandy assault the children in the past.
At the hospital, Brandy told the investigator that her daughters would not behave and were defiant. She went on to say that she felt helpless when the “girls would look at me with that face! I hate that face!”
Brandy was questioned after Kirk changed his story, and only minor details were different from her original story. She continued to deny injuring her twin daughters.
Brandy Seevers was convicted of abusing her seven-year-old daughter back in 2005 and is still on probation for that felony charge. She had received counseling and taken anger management classes following the 2005 abuse case and was cleared by Child Protective Services to take care of the twins. Kirk Seevers has a clean criminal record, and has never been part of a Child Protective Services investigation. The twins real father, Xavier Torres, has filed a lawsuit, asking for full custody of the girls. He and his ex-wife, Brandy Seevers share custody.
I haven’t had this much fun guessing who did it since the JonBenét Ramsey case. In both cases, my gut tells me it was mom who did it, while dad sat by and denied any abuse was going on. What do you think?