On Friday Feb 11,in Naples, Fl. 22yr old mother Amanda Kleinmeyer rushed her 8 week old to the pediatrician, who in turn sent her to the hospital. The reason: she noticed swelling on her right thigh when she was changing her diaper.
Initial x-rays showed a fractured femur. Further x-rays revealed a healing injury to her left femur, 2 fresh rib fractures, 2 old rib fractures, and a fractured skull.
On Saturday per an emergency hearing the DCF allowed the baby to remain in the home, placing her under the grandmother’s supervision,
But i’m getting ahead of myself. Kleinmeyer and the baby’s father Chad E. Woods were living with her parents and sister. Woods was immediately put to the curb following the trip to the doctor and hospital. More on him in a sec.
Fast forward to Wednesday Feb 16 Collier Circuit Judge Elizabeth Krier ruled to remove the baby from the home.
Saying “As much as I actually hate to do this, I have to pull the baby out of the house, I just don’t find any other explanation for this. I don’t know who did this.” Judge Krier went on to say she knew the injury happened in the house. And, ” I have to err on the side of caution in taking care of this child.” *Clap* Bravo. Finally someone actually thinking about #1 for a change.
Kleinmeyer sobbed , and reportedly “Nilla Ice” here cried at the back of the court. Yea , ok.
Kleinmeyer, who passed a Polygraph, was granted supervised visitation as the judge noted it being important for a newborn. Woods has refused a polygraph and to talk with Collier Sheriff’s Detective Frank Pilaski and has been barred from contact with the baby or their 2 1/2 yr old son.
“The reason I suspended the dad’s visitation is he has a significant history against children.” Krier said citing concerns over a prior investigation of a severe injury to a child, stating,“I’m not saying he did it.”
Kleinmeyer has no criminal history or contact with the DCF. Woods does. Woods was sentenced to three years in prison and a year of probation for child neglect in September 2005. After he got out he violated his probation and you guessed it, went back to jail. Judge Krier gave him another year of probation with the condition he serve house arrest and take a parenting course.
He has arrests for battery, robbery and criminal mischief and is the proud owner of several convictions for felony battery, burglary, grand theft and eluding police.
The baby was placed with Kleinmeyer’s half sister, pending the outcome of Pilarski’s investigation.
But wait the story isnt finished. Later that night the DCF stopped the placement with her half sister and the baby was sent to a foster family in Fort Myers that refused to supervise visits in their home. DCF officials have said they would have found another location where she could have supervised visits with her baby. Hmm, the judge orders one thing and DCF does something completely different. I’d go to jail for bucking a judges decision. Isn’t that called contempt?
After six days with a foster family the Judge granted a motion to return the baby to Kleinmeyer.
Meanwhile the detective is still investigating everyone in the home at that time. Woods has thus far refused to talk or take a polygraph. Everyone else has taken and passed polygraphs administered by a private investigator,John Hinsler.
My problem is this , you have a young mother that apparently did the right thing immediately and it seems that she is bearing all suspicion. The lawyers for DCF waited til after the judge had ordered the baby into their custody more or less,and made arguements to have Kleinmeyer removed from the home.
The very same home that they left an injured child in under the grandmothers supervision. Way to cover your tracks. Of course at the same hearing you’ve got Woods’ lawyer adding to the confusion.
They’d been together long enough that she should know his past but who can say for sure. If the shitty teardrop tattoo doesn’t say “I’m Gangsta” then that pathetic gremlin on his throat screams I’M STUPID from a mile away. This is not someone you want to father your kids and definitely not babysitter material by any means.
I’d really like to know why no arrests have been made. Pretty cut and dry. Everybody else in the house at that time has come up clean so that leaves just Thug-Muffin being the odd man out. Charge him already. Or take him out and shoot him.
Personally, if anybody had a suspicion that the abuse was happening and did nothing to protect that baby, hang em from the nearest tree. I’ve got plenty of rope and I know a lot of knots.
Thanks to KC for the tip.
***A Special thanks to Cynical_Too for writing this one up!!***