OH Dad charged with abusing 3-year-old
Father held in Suspected Child Abuse case
Nathaniel C. Maddox, 26, of Mercer County, Ohio was arrested for abusing his 3-year-old daughter after she was found suffering from a head injury that lead to internal bleeding along with bruising and blisters on her lower body.
The child was taken to the hospital when she was found unresponsive. She remains at Dayton’s Children’s Hospital where she is in an ICU unit and listed as serious condition and IS showing signs of improvement.
Maddox has been charged with Child Endangerment and is being held with a $500,000 bond.
Where was the child’s mother? – not sure as I couldn’t find anything. But I thought I saw in the comments section of one of the links I found that they were separated and the little girl was on a scheduled visit with her Dad. A neighbor had also piped up saying that he always seemed like a normal parent and that with her kids they would all play together.
Thanks go to Meredith for the tip!
St. Charles County man charged with killing infant daughter:
19-year-old Marlon M. Hines of St. Charles County, Missouri, has been charged in the May 31st death of his 12-week-old daughter.
Hines is accused of ‘applying pressure’ to his daughters chest while he was trying to change her. He was allegedly ‘frustrated’ because his daughter soiled herself several times. If you can find a 12-week-old that doesn’t crap themselves all the time let me know.
Anyway Hines allegedly applied so much pressure that he fractured his daughter’s ribs and lacerated her liver. The cause of death was internal bleeding from the liver.
According to the article he waited until she was not breathing before seeking medical attention. How could you not feel or hear the girl’s ribs crack?
Just another jackass that couldn’t keep his anger in check.
Thanks to beanmagnet and Jennifer for the tip.
Shane Marquardt, 32, of Waupun, Wis. got first-degree reckless homicide for fatally beating one foster child and injuring his younger brother.
Marquardt punched his foster children, Camron Gardner, 3, and Ethan Schwartz, 2, after becoming angry when Camron threw up in bed after a nap. Marquardt told police he snapped and punched both boys in the stomach as hard as he could. He hit Cameron at least three times in short succession. Marquardt told police the boys were whiny, upset, tired and cranky. Yes, most kids are tired and cranky when they’re sick and vomiting. Both boys suffered blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Camron died of internal bleeding several hours later.
The boys were placed in Marquardt’s home while their teenage mother, Ashley Mundt, tried to get her life in order. Mundt said precious minutes were wasted when Marquardt lied to hospital staff and said Camron may have accidentally swallowed something. An alert police officer on the scene recognized the onset of similar symptoms in Ethan. He was transported to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee for emergency surgery.
The maximum penalty for first-degree reckless homicide is 40 years of confinement followed by 20 years of extended supervision. This would pretty much be a life sentence for Marquardt. Hope it makes him whiny and cranky, too.