Didn’t I just write this article up last week – with different names? Another toddler killed for doing what toddlers are prone to do…..wetting his pants.
Jonathan Alicea, 19, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend’s 2-year old son, Jariel Alexander.
It seems Jon-boy was a bit miffed at the baby for refusing to eat his scrambled eggs and hot dogs, then when Jariel stood up and wet himself, Alicea told him to leave the table and go change his underwear. The boy walked down the hall, but stopped before reaching the bathroom, at which point the monster who was dating his mom hit him in the head. Alicea used the word push to describe what he did to the boy’s head, but…..well, you know – I just don’t believe that in the least. Unless he pushed Jariel’s head into the wall, that is.
Alicea said that the child lost consciousness immediately, and he tried to revive him by splashing water on him in the bathroom. When that didn’t work, he claims he attempted CPR (which was also unsuccessful) before boiling a pot of water, AND POURING IT ON THE CHILD! Yes, you read it right. He poured boiling water on the child to try to revive him. I guess he thought that he hadn’t done enough damage already and that burning the boy might be helpful…..because we all know that causing severe burns on a 2-year old is the best way to help them when they are unconscious.
When the child’s mother got home, Alicea had wrapped him in a towel and told the mom that the boy was choking. I assume that it wasn’t until they reached the hospital that she realized the true extent of her son’s injuries. When asked why he hadn’t simply called 911 when the child became unresponsive, the penis responded that his cell phone had been disconnected, and he didn’t like to “depend on neighbors for anything”. Who gives a damn what he likes or doesn’t like? That baby was injured and needed immediate help – maybe if he had done the right thing from the start, the boy might still be alive. No, wait – if he had done the right thing from the start, he would never have hit the child to begin with.
No charges have been filed against the mother, and she still has custody of her 6-year old. No word on whether the BF had abused her kids in the past, or if this was a first time offense. My money is on repeated abuse, though. Most abusers start small, and work their way up to murder gradually. Maybe Alicea was just more ambitious than most, though, and wanted to go straight for the kill instead of spending time on the hunt.
Since I generally like to dispense unsolicited advice in my articles, I will go ahead and give you all the benefit of my experience with potty training children, of which I have six. Beating is not a good potty training tool. Neither is locking them in the bathroom, tying them to the toilet, or pouring boiling water on them. Some children take longer to potty train than others. My oldest was completely potty trained by 18 months. My youngest, who is 3 1/2, still doesn’t see the need to stop playing long enough to go to the potty. Eventually he’ll get it though, and I’m absolutely certain it will not involve any beatings from me to accomplish this goal. One day he’ll say to himself, “Gee, carrying this lumpy, squishy, smelly pile of poop around in my drawers is kind of uncomfortable. Maybe I should see what this water filled thing in the bathroom is all about; after all, my sisters seem to like it OK.”
Thanks go out again to SithSnoopy, who I’m sure also does not plan on beating her child for wetting himself. Because she has more sense than Katia the dead dog.
UPDATE: We have received information concerning Picture albums of Silkia Mateo, the mother of little Jariel. Since her MySpace is set to private, these links provide some pics of the little boy and his mother. See it here.