This is a gruesome story.
It's about another dead infant in Milwaukee.
This little one wasn't smothered in a co-sleeping incident. According to the criminal complaint, the baby's mother raised him above her head and threw him to the kitchen floor.
From FOX6 News:
22-year-old Brandy Payne of Milwaukee is facing one count of first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of her seven-day-old infant that occurred June 13th.Here's video, from FOX6:
Payne made her initial appearance in court on Tuesday, June 18th — where bail was set at $100,000.
According to the criminal complaint, Panye told police she raised the baby over her head and then threw him to the kitchen floor following a telephone argument with the baby’s father. After throwing the baby, Panye told police she observed bleeding from the child’s head.
The complaint indicates Payne cleaned up the blood, put a cap on the baby’s head to conceal the injury before taking the baby to his father’s residence — where she left him with members of the father’s family. Emergency personnel was called to scene after it was discovered that the child was hurt.
When officials arrived on the scene they found a seven-day-old infant who was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Resuscitation efforts were started immediately.
While continuing lifesaving measures, the Fire Department transported the child to a medical vehicle. Once inside the vehicle, a firefighter re-positioned the baby’s head and noticed that it appeared to be very soft in the rear skull area. According to the complaint, the firefighter further stated that the entire head of the baby appeared soft and spongy, with swelling around the right temple area.
An autopsy of the seven-day-old baby showed trauma to the face and head, including bruising and abrasions to the face. The Medical Examiner also noted that the baby’s head appeared to be somewhat oblong and very spongy to the touch.
Upon conducting the internal examination, the Medical Examiner determined that the baby died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and determined the manner of death to be a homicide.
...Michael Johnson — the baby’s father, says the traumatic injuries his seven-day-old son suffered are unexplainable.
“How do you explain the injuries? The only thing I could think was this was an accident. I know she won’t harm a fly — I promise you. I’m deeply devastated,” Johnson said.
Payne told officials she was arguing with Johnson shortly before the baby died — saying Johnson had told her the baby was not his.
“No, never,” Johnson said. “We’ve established that I was the father. She knows and I know.”
A Medical Examiner’s report says the baby’s mother is said to be significantly cognitively disabled or intellectually disabled.
We don't know what really happened, at least not yet.
What we do know is that Payne and Johnson are completely dysfunctional and their innocent baby is dead.
The child was severely abused.
In the interview, Johnson says he's "deeply devastated." He doesn't look devastated. He seems detached. His son is dead and he's on TV. Johnson claims, "I'm an understanding person. I want to hear all sides of the story."
What? He's the father. He should have been around to know all sides of the story. Johnson doesn't sound like he's mourning the death of his son. It appears he'll have no trouble moving on. I wonder if he has any other children.
If Payne, the mother, is "significantly cognitively disabled or intellectually disabled," as the Medical Examiner's report states, why was she left alone to care for the baby?
So much irresponsibility.
This child was doomed. It's so sad.
The baby was only seven days old and suffered so much.
Imagine a world where fathers are married to the mothers of their children. They live together. They love each other, and love and nurture their newborns. They're a family, committed to caring for one another. How quaint!
Meanwhile, the reward for information about the turtle bludgeoned to death on a golf course in Delavan is up to $10,000.
There are people across the country horrified by what happened to the turtle. They're demanding justice.
A dead baby doesn't get as much attention.
Maybe that's because babies are simply discarded every day, over one million abortions each year in the U.S.
The lives of turtles receive more respect.
Our society won't tolerate a turtle being treated so savagely.