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‘A Monster Took Him’

‘A Monster Took Him,’ Family Speaks Out About Suspect Accused Of Beating Infant To Death:

Man jailed after infant’s death:

Said monster, Steven Shaw

Said monster, Steven Shaw

41-year-old Steven Shaw of Coldwater, Michigan, is only 5 feet (1.5m) tall. His small stature hasn’t stopped him from being the worst kind of monster. In the past Shaw was accused of the rape of a 13-year-old girl and choking his own 7-year-old daughter. He escaped justice both times. He’s also been accused of abusing his ex-wife but charges were dropped. Unfortunately, growing up in an abusive household I know how that scenario plays out. Doesn’t mean the abuser isn’t guilty. This time Shaw is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 7-month-old son, Carson Burm.

Shaw allegedly beat Carson to death while the mother was at work. Shaw was also said to have been watching over the mother’s 2-year-old daughter as well. While the mother was at work Shaw is said to have shaken the baby and struck his head against a hard object. The force was enough to snap the baby’s spine.

Of course Shaw tried the usual BS when abusers try to cover their crime…

Medics found the baby on the floor, turning blue and unresponsive. Shaw told the responder he had laid the baby in its crib but moved it to the doorway when it stopped breathing.

Of course the hospital and coroner found out otherwise. Do they think that if they’re story is convincing enough that no one will check? Police also found a hole punched in the wall so take that for what you will.

CPS was said to have visited the home 3 times but did not take Carson away. My friend, who we’ll call CW, works for a state child protection agency. I asked CW why wouldn’t CPS interfere if they’ve been their 3 times. CW told me that a judge would more than likely not agree to have a child removed from a home unless there were visible marks and bruises. At the time Carson was only treated for what one doctor called an ear-infection even though they noted that there was blood in Carson’s ear.

Shaw seems like one of those guys who tries to make up for his stature by trying to be a tough guy, but like most tough guys it seems he only takes his violent rage out on victims smaller than himself. I wonder how that’s going to work out for him in jail.

In the meantime Carson’s father has set up a memorial fund on GoFundMe which can be found here. They are in need of money to help pay for Carson’s funeral. Please give if you can.

If you live in the Coldwater area there will also be a fundraiser for Carson.

Family said a fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 7 at the Butler Motor Speedway, located at 1031 Clarendon Rd. 49082. The race will start at 7 p.m.

Thanks to MM for the tip.

Carson Burm

Carson Burm

Another take on the Flint Facebook beating

(Trench’s note: I’m an idiot. I an unwittingly assigned the same story to both Amanda and Catalina. This is not the first time I’ve done this. Rather than waste Catalina’s time I am now posting her version of the story. My apologies to the writers and readers.)

(Special thanks to Catalina for the post)

Powell, Felton, and Taylor

Powell, Felton, and Taylor

Boy’s Mother, 2 Others Charged With Child Abuse Over Video Posted To Facebook:

Trio charged in Flint, Facebook child video showing child, repeatedly, struck with belt:

Many of you with Facebook accounts are probably aware of the nauseating video posted of an 11-year-old boy’s severe and abusive punishment for getting involved in gang activity. It’s a good thing the three “adults” involved were stupid and bold enough to show off their corporal punishment skills to Facebook, because now they’re facing several child abuse charges in Flint, Michigan.

The boy’s mother (I’m using that term loosely), Demitria Latrion Powell (28) and his god-mother (more like monster-mother), Uteas Michelle Taylor (42) spent a torturous six minutes berating and beating the child while Taylor’s boyfriend, Stefon Tirrell Felton (40) recorded the incident.

The video began with the boy’s mother dramatically yelling at him, and after she ordered him to say his name, she slapped him across the face for not saying it loudly enough to her liking. The boy was told to bend over and grab onto the arms of a chair, before Taylor began whipping him over 60 times in full force with a belt. The child appeared to be in extreme pain, and was barely able to stand up toward the end, as his knees would buckle after the strikes.

Others were in the room to witness the humiliation, and disturbingly, an infant was visible in the background in full view of the abuse.

As the video got reposted a multitude of times before being taken down, some Facebook commenters said the punishment was justified, as being in a gang would result in a life far worse for the child. Sorry, I just don’t buy that. I do understand that in some twisted way, maybe the adults were trying to keep him in line and away from leading life as a thug, but their execution of discipline was simply beyond reasonable. It crossed over into being sick and needlessly cruel.

What pisses me off the most is that aside from food, oxygen, and water, children just really need love and guidance. Feel free to call me a smelly hippie, but I think that if this young boy had been raised right from the get-go, he probably wouldn’t have felt a need to associate with a gang, and wouldn’t have had to go through the humiliating, soul-crushing, public beating.

I hope he grows up knowing that life doesn’t have to be full of pain, and that what was done to him was wrong.

Thanks to Brenda for the tip.

Facebook child abuse goes viral

(Special thanks to Amanda for the post)

Powell, Felton, and Taylor

Powell, Felton, and Taylor

Boy’s Mother, 2 Others Charged With Child Abuse Over Video Posted To Facebook:

Viral Facebook video results in child abuse charges against trio in Flint:

Three adults are in custody after police in Flint, MI were alerted by concerned citizens of a video circulating Facebook depicting an 11-year-old boy being beaten with a belt for getting low grades in school.

The video, which is 6 minutes long, shows the victim being forced to bend over and place his hands on the arm of a dining room chair. His godmother, Uteas Michelle Taylor (42) is then shown allegedly whipping the boy 60 times on the buttocks. At the same time the boy’s mother, Demitria Latrion Powell (28) is seen striking the child in the face with her hand. The third adult, Stefon Tirrell Felton (40) was filming. Felton is Taylor’s boyfriend.

Throughout the video the adults can be heard berating him about his behavior and warning him against getting involved in “gang” activity. It was obvious that the boy was in pain. Some viewers reported hearing the adults warn the boy that the beating would go on if he let go of the chair. It must have been excruciating, but he held on.

At one point, Powell is heard stating that the video was going on Facebook and that viewers were welcome to report her to Child Protective Services.

At the end of the video, Taylor made the boy apologize to his mother for his bad grades and then prompted him to say that “it’s not cool to be a gangster”.

The third adult, Felton, who does not show his face on the video, can be heard saying that he spent 10 years in prison and that he is a wanted criminal. He prompts the victim to state his name and age and that is where the video ends.

As part of the victim’s “punishment” the video was uploaded to the victims Facebook account by a family member. Within 24 hrs it had already been shared 8700 times.

I can’t even begin to understand what would make a mother do this to her child. When will people learn that beating kids doesn’t make them better! During the video, you can see an infant in the room during the incident. I don’t know whose child it is, but I hope it is removed from that situation forever. What these adults did was humiliating, demeaning, animalistic and evil. It is going to take this young man a long time to get over the hurt, but I hope he gets the help he needs to overcome this terrible event.

The trio was arraigned on Tuesday and charges include: third degree child abuse, conspiracy to commit child abuse and child abuse committed in the presence of a child.

Bond has been set at $7500 (Powell) and $8500 (Taylor, Felton)

Thanks to Jessica for the tip.

Another Judge Makes A Fatal Ruling

(Special thanks to Catalina for the post)

Parents of Elijah Dillard, charged in 6-year-old’s death, waive Saginaw court hearing:

Woman who raised child abuse victim Elijah Dillard until he was 3 fought to keep him:

 Aki C. Dillard

Aki C. Dillard

Six year old Elijah (Campbell) Dillard was one beautiful boy. He was born to 30-year-old Mio Campbell, who gave him up two weeks after his birth. Apparently, she wasn’t done partying and her relationship with the bio dad soured.

So, thanks to Carrie Cross, the woman Campbell chose as guardian, Elijah was able to enjoy the first three years of his life like every child should. He had everything he needed and was very loved by Cross and her family. Elijah’s happiness in that home was evident in photos which show the sweet boy as a toddler, having a spark in his eyes and a contagious smile.

Sadly, that all changed after several court battles, when a judge ultimately granted Campbell custody of then-3 year old Elijah. After the child was removed from her home in Belleville, Ill., Cross never saw him alive again.

So, why did Campbell have a change of heart and want to have little Elijah in her life? Apparently, after meeting her new main squeeze, 39-year-old Aki Dillard, she wanted to play house and get all her children together. Except, there was a tiny bit of a problem. Dillard had been recently paroled, having served time for second-degree murder and robbery. Everyone knows murderers make the best fathers, just like red-assed baboons make awesome baby sitters.

After the judge ordered for Elijah to be ripped from his home, the poor toddler spent years in foster care until he was ultimately place in Campbell and Dillard’s home in Saginaw, MI, August of 2013. Just 6 months later, on Feb 27th, Elijah was found by police suffering from head trauma and burns. The boy died from his injuries on March 1st.

Aki Dillard has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder, felony murder, torture and first-degree child abuse, and is being held with no bond. Campbell faces one child abuse count and is jailed on a $5 million bond.

We can only imagine what kind of torturous nightmare Elijah’s life had been during the months he spent living with those monsters. My heart breaks at the thought of him missing his stable life with Cross, and being thrown to the wolves, all in the name of keeping child and egg-donor together.

Elijah Dillard

Elijah Dillard

Rest in peace, sweet Elijah. May you feel joy and God’s powerful love up there in Heaven. You’ll never feel pain nor anguish again.

Thanks to Timothy for the tip.

Hooker Breeder tries to sell kid to pedo

Reardon and Brys

Reardon and Brys

Warren mom accused of offering up 4-year-old daughter to Lincoln Park stranger for money:

On my other site (cheap plug) I used to give craigslist and Backpage prostitutes a hard time. I thought getting out of the life was easy. I thought they could just walk out whenever they wanted. Then I met someone at a human trafficking symposium who was in the life and the stories that she told the audience made me realize how difficult it really is to escape that kind of life especially when a pimp is involved. Since then I focus more on the actual johns and traffickers than the prostitutes themselves. This time however I can’t do that because even if our subject today was under the control of a pimp I’m pretty sure even the pimp would be horrified at what allegedly took place.

Police in Warren, Michigan, say that Jennifer Marie Brys advertised her services as a prostitute on Backpage. She was contacted through her ad by one Edward Cody Reardon. The pair had texted back and forth which is usual when an ‘escort’ is setting up an appointment. What is unusual is that somehow the conversation turned to her 4-year-old daughter. I’ve known working girls and I know someone who is still in the business. The ones I know that do have children would never divulge that kind of information to a potential john. Anyway, this apparently piqued Reardon’s interest because he then basically asked “Uh…how much for the girl?”. Not in those words but…

In one text message, Reardon allegedly wrote, “To be honest I won’t even wanna do like much with u… I really like her.”

Investigators say Reardon was willing to pay $200-$300 for time with Brys. When he found out she had a daughter, he allegedly agreed to pay at least $300-$500. He allegedly said he wanted to shower with the child.

And police say that she was willing to go through with this. If it wasn’t for the fact that the baby daddy went through her text messages a 4-year-old girl may have been molested for a mere 3 bills. I guess that’s the going rate these days to condemn your child to a life of tragedy.

Shit-eating sperm donor charged with breaking his baby

Sources, sources everywhere

David Steiger

David Steiger forgot to wipe his chin after chowing down a big juicy turd.

Thanks to Lucy for this one. I will catch up on the rest of the open thread links, plus some of my own  thrown in the mix, in between watching “Under the Dome”. I will have to pick and choose due to limited time, but I promise I will pick the saddest or the ones with the ugliest mugshots (and therefore the most mileage). I probably won’t get around to everyone but the links live on in the Open Thread, so never fear.

Our sorry-looking shit-eater up there is David Steiger (19) of Sparta, Michigan. He was charged with first-degree child abuse after his 20-day-old baby boy Jaxson had 19 broken bones, which shit-eating Steiger lamely attributed to him “falling off the couch”. When the police refused to buy that load of bulldust, Shit-Eater ‘fessed up to bending the Jaxson’s leg until he heard a POP but can’t remember anymore because he says he “blacked out”. That popping sound, according to doctors, was the his tibia and femur breaking. Now, baby’s bones are still growing and are very flexible. Shit-eater would have had to push his son’s leg very, very hard to break it. Why the fuck would he do that?! A baby is fragile! You don’t “push” on any of their limbs!! Fuck!! Shit-eater needs his fucking FACE fucking “blacked out”!!

An anonymous friend got Shit-eater to take his baby to the hospital after they noticed the baby gasping for air. Shit-eater was hesitant to take his baby to medical help for the same reason all bad breeders refuse medical help: Because CPS will be all over him like flies on a cow pat.

Police documents show that Shit-eater took full responsibility for the injuries with his partner not being responsible for any. No way could she not know her baby was broken or that her salami was violent or angry.

Shit-eating Steiger is being held on $100,000 bond in Kent County Jail. If he is convicted (how can he not be?) he will face life in prison. And so he should. Come to think of it, the shit stain on his chin looks almost like a dick and balls. Almost like an open invite for Bubba and friends to “Insert dick here”.

Baby Jaxson is in a fair condition at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Michigan “Dad” Convicted of Murder and Sexual Assault

Father killed 15-week-old daughter during oral rape     

Father blames “evil spirit” in daughter’s deaths

Father charged with disturbing sexual assault

Expert: infant likely fatally choked 

Northern Michigan man guilty 

 “This is about as heinous as it gets”, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Green about the tragic case of 15-week-old Evelyn Deuman, and he was right. This is one of the worst stories I’ve ever come across. This will be hard to read, but Evelyn deserves to have her story known.

On August 12th, 2011 Evelyn died from asphyxiation while her father was orally raping her. There was no gentle way to break that. According to Deuman, this was all an accident. He was frustrated with little Evelyn when he laid her on his bed with a blanket and went out for a cigarette. While he was outside, Evelyns’s mother, Natasha Maitland, called to say she was coming home from work. Suddenly, Deuman had a “bad feeling” and went to check on the baby. He found Evelyn on the floor bleeding from her nose, unconscious, and not breathing, with a used condom in her mouth. Deuman did not call 911, but instead spent the evening going over scenarios that might explain what happened. Right, because that’s what any dad would do if he innocently found his baby girl dead on the floor?!

Deuman took a polygraph test during which he hinted perhaps his body did it while his mind was possessed by an evil spirit. What bullshit! Not surprisingly, the results showed him to be deceptive in his answers.

Throughout the trial, the defense maintained that the death was an accident and that the mobile home they shared with ten other people was “an accident waiting to happen.” While I agree that a mobile home with ten people probably is an accident waiting to happen, sexual assault is not an accidental result of overcrowding! Steven Deuman is a demented waste of human skin that would have done this no matter how many people he lived with!

The only witness for the defense was the chief medical examiner, Ljubisa Jovan Dragovic. Usually a prosecution witness, Dragovic said he considered the manner of death to be indeterminate, not homicide. This was supposed to cast doubt on the prosecution’s theory, but in no way supported the defense’s theory that Evelyn somehow rolled all the way off the bed and just happened to fall face down on a used condom and choke on it.

Dr. William Bush, a Grand Rapids pediatrician, testified for the prosecution about the development of a 15-week-old child. When asked if he would expect a baby that age to roll over obstacles, such as blankets, he answered, “absolutely not”. Also testifying on behalf of the prosecution was Evelyn’s mother, Natasha, who had proved extremely important to the investigation. My heart is broken for her and the unimaginable horror that she has gone through. Jurors also heard from witnesses who, as children, claimed they were sexually abused by Deuman.

This week, jurors took less than an hour to convict Deuman of first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault. Unfortunately, Steven gets a break he doesn’t deserve because of the location in which he committed this horrific crime.  Normally, capital murder charges are subject to the death penalty. This case was handled in federal court because the murder occurred on an American Indian reservation in Michigan. Like most tribes in the U.S., the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians declined to make capital crimes subject to the death penalty. The Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 “conditionally eliminated” the death penalty on Native American lands unless a tribe’s governing body reinstated the penalty. Deuman faces a mandatory life sentence.

Evelyn was a beautiful little angel, gone too soon because of her disgusting “father’s” perverse desires. Crimes like this will always make decent people wonder why. There is no point in puzzling over why Steven Deuman is a monster. All we can do is bear witness to Evelyn’s suffering and to not let her memory fade. RIP, Evelyn, I’m so sorry you had to miss your life. You deserved the best.

***Special thanks to Your Pal, Nancy for the write-up and tip.*** 

Mom goes to work, Dad’s a jerk….

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Dad Accused of Beating Baby in Dearborn County
Eagle Country
Destiny age 7 weeks abused/Dad gets 15 years

There are times when I could gleefully smack the ever-loving snot out of someone I don’t even know. This is one of those times. Smiley Joe up there (aka Joshua Schulkers, 22) apparently thought he was being photographed for the cover of GQ rather than getting a mugshot done for almost killing his 7-week-old daughter. I doubt GQ would take him anyway, since last time I checked they weren’t going for the “grunge in a dirty orange jumpsuit” look. That smirk he’s wearing just makes me want to chew up a hubcap and spit nails at his face. He looks like he’s thinking, “Look, Ma! I’m a big man – I beat up babies!”

The details are as follows: Last October, Joshua was arrested when his daughter, Destiny, was taken to the hospital with six broken ribs, another in early stages of healing, a fractured skull, and a lacerated liver. She was only seven weeks old, and it was her mother’s first day back at work after the birth. What a great dad! He won’t work to support his family, but he is at least trying to save money by getting rid of that extra mouth to feed. Since I’m sure he eats more than the infant, though, I think the better idea would have been for him to go jump in front of a bus or something. That would have been a lot more cost effective, AND the mother wouldn’t have had all those medical bills for the baby’s injuries.

Like all thoughtful child abusers, this one gave authorities several different options to choose from concerning the cause of Destiny’s injuries. I think he got them from pages 6, 42, and 63 of the “Baby Beater’s Handbook”. He alternately blamed a couch, a baby changing table, and …..wait for it….the baby herself. Yup, he said she fractured her own skull because she was wiggling around while he was trying to change her, or some such garbage. Oh, another explanation was that he ‘squeezed her’ until she ‘made a sound’. I bet he liked playing with those little packing bubbles when he was a child too. I think his cell mate should be allowed to squeeze his head until it makes a sound. Preferably a “POP”.

Destiny’s family went to the court proceedings, and both the grandmother and an aunt spoke out against this monster and wished him the best in prison. By the best, I mean a lengthy stay and punishment equal to (or greater than) what he dished out to their precious angel. I agree whole-heartedly.

Although this waste of genetic matter initially denied any wrongdoing (because, as you know, Destiny caused her own injuries), he eventually pleaded guilty to the charges and was rewarded with 15 years in prison. The good news is that his child will be substantially bigger when he gets out and can avoid all the ‘squeezing’ activities – the bad news is that old Josh will still be young enough to create a few more babies that he can squeeze to death or seriously injure. Let’s hope he loses his attraction for women while he is in the grey bar hotel being Bubba’s babe.

I haven’t received any tips on this one from BB, but if April has any, and sends them to me, I will include my thanks to our fine supporters. For now I’ll take all the credit for the research, since I’m greedy that way.

Malformed Michigan Breeders charged with molesting 6-month-old daughter

Daniel and Alisha Hall

Mt. Morris couple charged with sexually abusing their 6-month-old daughter:

I know we’re not supposed to judge people on looks but holy crap do these two look like a couple of Dick Tracy villains.

Anyway Stinkeye and Lowbrow are Daniel and Alisha Hall of Mt. Morris, Michigan. They’re swingers. And no I don’t mean from trees even though I could see why you would think that. No they’re the type that have sex with other couples. Yes, that was hard to type without gagging. It appears that they like to get kids involved in the family hobby.

According to police they received an anonymous tip that the Halls sent a message to another couple through a swingers website asking them if they had a young daughter that wanted to join in. This prompted police to investigate the Halls and they say not only did they find a massive amount of kiddie porn on their computer but they also found pictures of Daniel Hall allegedly raping his own 6-month-old daughter while Alisha Hall took the pictures.

This case even gets more bizarre as Daniel Hall is the son of a convicted rapist who is serving a life term. Hall the younger allegedly told an undercover cop that he was more into kids than his wife.

At his arraignment it seems like Hall acted like this was no big deal

“I would like to get a bond so that I can go back to work (at Ya-Yas) and go back to my church,” he said according to the transcript. “I regularly attend Clio Community Church of God. And I’d just like to be able to go back … (because) I don’t believe I’ve done what they’re saying I’ve done … I don’t belong in here.”

I’m pretty sure that the church is not going to want you around although I’ve been wrong about that before.

Hall claims to have been molested by his rapist father.

People are coming forward saying that Hall may have molested their kids as well.

And to top it all off Alisha Hall is 7 months pregnant. I guess their current daughter was getting too old for his tastes.

This is the not the first time I’ve posted one of these stories. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last. But every time I post one of these stories the same questions go through my head. First of all how does one approach their wife that they want to molest their own daughter. “Hey hon, what you and I have is great but you know what would make it better? If I raped our infant daughter while you took pictures.” And then for her to agree to that? WHAT THE FUCK?

Scum like this need to be made very public examples. All states should institute the death penalty for parents who rape their children and allow it to happen. And considering there is probable photographic evidence there should be no appeals and it should be carried out on the courthouse steps as soon as the verdict is read. There should be no mercy for Breeders like this who violate the most sacred of trusts that children should have with their parents. Put them down like dogs.

Thanks to Jennifer for the tip and MLive.com for such great coverage.

Parenting tip: animal killers do not make good babysitters!

Donald Bayne - hairy bastard

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The lovely photo above is the result of death by electrocution…oh, wait I’m getting ahead of myself again. That’s what I hope this walking wank gets for what he has done. The mother is just as responsible, IMHO, but we’ll get to that later. Donald Bayne, of the porcupine hair fiasco, has been charged with torturing a baby and first-degree child abuse. Yes, folks, at the ripe old age of 23, this guy already knew what he wanted to do with his life – torture defenseless babies. He appears to be pretty good at it, too, if the extent of sustained injuries can be used as an indicator of natural, raw talent. The injuries to the 9-month old baby girl include multiple skull fractures and internal injuries. Although both articles mention that this waste of DNA punched the baby in the head (yes, PUNCHED) multiple times, nothing is mentioned about his hitting her anywhere else. But since ‘internal injuries’ is a term usually used to describe soft tissue injuries to the torso, I wonder what else this scum-licking scavenger did to cause such injuries. At least he’s saving the taxpayers a little bit of money, since he already confessed to punching the child repeatedly in the back of the head because she was crying in her playpen and wouldn’t stop. We all know how well that technique works at silencing a screaming, crying child…almost never, unless the child is killed – then it’s pretty much guaranteed to work in his/her favor. Dead babies rarely cry, after all….

Did I mention that this fine specimen of a man neanderthal had been previously convicted of beating a dog to death? Yup, he was. Which leads me to the egg donor’s role in all of this. I refuse to believe that this girl did not know that the author of her uterine utopia had previously been convicted of such a heinous crime. After all, it was public record. And since she knew what he was capable of, she should have, at the very least, had sense enough to keep the doggie death-dealer away from her offspring. Instead, she has him babysit for her. Good call, mom! Now your child is irreparably damaged – but, hey, at least you got some good sex out of the deal, right? The baby, on the other hand, suffered damage that is “severe, and likely long-lasting,” according to County Prosecutor, Tony Tague. Here’s hoping Donald suffers some of the same while incarcerated – perhaps he can be made to walk like a duck, so he can be called Donald Duck by cellmates who like Disney cartoons.

I don’t know if any readers have sent in tips about this or not, since I ran across the article this morning on my own, and wrote it up before checking with Malevolent April. Anyone who has sent a tip, or has additional info they want to add, will be added (and duly thanked) as soon as I find out.

Thanks are due Melissa, who sent in a tip, and April who posted an additional link in comments.