24-year-old Austin Hamilton of Tampa, Florida was recently arrested for the beating death of his girlfriend’s one-year-old son, Sincere Williams. A coroner’s report said that Sincere died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Hamilton allegedly confessed to police that he struck Sincere ten times with a belt and dropped him on his head after Sincere urinated on him during a diaper change.
I was spared diaper changes since my (step)kids were out of diapers when I got married. However my dad told me that I was quite the surprise geyser when I was in diapers. Considering my dad was not the most calm man I ever knew how much rage did Hamilton have to possess in order to do that to one-year-old child? He would have had to have either taken off his belt or gone to get a belt before striking the child which for most people would have been enough time to give them pause about what they were about to do. Also Hamilton had a child from a previous relationship so I doubt this was a new experience for him.
Sincere’s mother was working at the time of the beating. The couple had known each other for years and she thought Hamilton would be fine with the children since he had children of his own. However Hamilton in the past has been charged with battery, domestic violence and had been investigated by CPS. All charges were dropped but you have to think that sometimes where there’s smoke there’s a raging inferno of a forest fire sometimes.
There’s nothing wrong with screening the background of your significant other. It may save your children’s lives and yours. One possible service is instantcheckmate.com which has an A- rating by the Better Business Bureau although your results may vary. You may also want to contact your local police or courts for records availability.
Thanks to Jaz for the tip and CW for the assist.
(In the interest of transparency I received no compensation for any service mentioned in this post.)
TPD: Mom beat kid for eating her pot:
Tampa police say woman struck 1-year-old who ate some of her pot:
Who says weed doesn’t make you violent?
22-year-old India Couch (Really? Is your sister’s name Bangladesh Sofa?) of Tampa, Florida was arrested for allegedly beating a 1-year-old in her care with a sandal until welts were raised on the child’s body.
The reason for such rage was when the child was left unattended the kid went through Couch’s purse, found some of her weed, and ate it. Rather than taking the kid to the hospital for ingesting the illegal drug she must have thought it was better to beat the child for depriving her of her buzz.
The child was not the only one to feel her reefer wrath. when an adult tried to protect the child Couch allegedly beat the man with a 5 pound barbell on the chest and back.
If I didn’t know any better I would swear that’s the behavior of a *gasp* drug addict. But people keep telling me that you can’t get addicted to weed and that it’s a victimless crime.
I would argue that the 1-year-old child disagrees.
Thanks to Steve and Nicole for the tips.
Kids left home while mom hit bar, police say
In Tampa, Florida Laraysha Adams left her three children home alone while she went out to a bar.
Adams, faces three counts of child neglect after the kids, ages 3, 5 and 7 – were found home alone at her apartment.
A neighbor saw the kids playing outside by themselves late Friday night. When she learned they were home alone she called police. Police waited 45 minutes before she came home.
Adams has previous arrests involving drugs and driving without a license. She’s being held on a $22,500 bond. Her kids are in custody with the county child protection agency.
In the comments of the link above, one person mentions that she just got her kids back for doping something similar… when is the system going to learn?
*Thanks go to my lady April for the tip!
Prostitute left baby in car while she worked, deputies say:
30-year-old Latosha Yeadon was arrested in Tampa, Florida for turning tricks while she left her 3-month old baby in her car. The window was cracked an inch and luckily it wasn’t a mad hot day that day in Florida.
Luckily a maintenance worker saw the baby in the car and was able to pry the window open.
Since the baby was 3-months-old it makes me wonder how long she waited after birth before she started turning tricks again or was she giving handjobs in the hospital parking lot after delivery.
Yeadon says she arranged to meet her client over the internet. Craigslist maybe?
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.
Man hid cocaine in his buttocks, cops say:
That’s Leroy Fillmore of Tampa, Florida. He was arrested during an undercover drug deal in which he brought two of his kids too.
when police arrested him he tried hiding his crack in his ass. I guess because no one has ever hidden drugs there before. That was sarcasm. That’s like hiding a joint in a cigarette pack, it’s the first place police look.
The kids have been placed with their grandmother.
Cops: Mom left baby in car while she burglarized home:
21-year-old Colleen Sullivan of Tampa, Florida is accused of leaving her 4-month-old son in her car while she burglarized a home. The temperature reached 93F that day and the windows were only partially down. When she was arrested she allegedly told police “Do what you want. I don’t want the baby.”
Here’s a thought. If you don’t want a baby keep your legs closed. It’s just that simple. But I’m guessing that common sense is not her strong suit.
Thanks to everyone who sent in the story about the baby in Tampa who was killed after being thrown from a car. However the suspect was not the baby’s parent. But my blogging partner Violet Crime has blogged about it at the News of Doom.
Tampa mom accused of biting, beating teen son:
An unidentified woman from Tampa, Florida has been arrested for beating her 13-year-old son. Police alleged that the woman began beating the boy because she believed that the boy stole her boyfriend’s iPod. She allegedly bit the boy repeatedly and hit him with an 18 inch long board. When the boy’s older sister tried to help him she got beat with the board too.
Isn’t it nice to see where some people’s priorities lie? I guess she thinks some guy’s penis is more important than her own flesh and blood.
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.