More of the same, Father, Shaken Baby
27-Year-Old Father Kills His Five Month Old Son
A father fatally shook his baby boy while his mother was buying Christening clothes, a court heard today.
Lee Clark, 27, is accused of injuring five-month-old Charlee and causing brain damage while the baby’s mother Natalie Holmes was shopping, a jury was told.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that Charlee was ‘smiling’ and ‘happy’ when Natalie left the family home for Darlington, County Durham, on February 25, 2011 at around 10.45am.
But when she returned to the home Gainford, County Durham, at 3pm, the baby, who was due to baptized two days later, was making a ‘funny groaning sound’, his ‘eyes were rolling backwards’ and he had bruises on each knee.
Charlee was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where it was obvious he was ‘extremely ill’, the court was told.
He was given oxygen and a brain scan during which Clark asked a nurse if Charlee’s injuries could have been caused by ‘shaking a baby’, the jury heard.
The scan showed that Charlee was suffering from bleeding round the brain, a swollen brain, bleeding at the back of his eyes and in his eyes, prosecutor Andrew Roberts told the court.
Attempts were made to treat Charlee in the intensive care unit but he died days later on March 1.
His Christening had been due to take place on Sunday, February 27.
Mr Roberts said: ‘Charlee, happy and normal, was left in the sole care of this defendant.
‘The Crown allege that it was while he was alone with Charlee in the home that this offence occurred.
‘Something must have happened while he was alone with Charlee because all the evidence shows he gripped and shook him vigorously.
‘The first indication that Miss Holmes had that something was not quite right was when she received a text from the defendant saying the baby was unsettled.’
Clark’s mother had arrived at the family’s home at around 12.10pm that day so the defendant could meet Miss Holmes in Darlington.
Mr Roberts added: ‘By that stage Charlee was a very different baby than the one Miss Holmes had left.
‘Charlee was in his swing whinging and grizzling.
‘When the defendant’s mother tried to lift Charlee out of the swing, Charlee let out a scream.’
Clark denies manslaughter.
The trial continues.
Another Gentle Father, Stay at home daddy, unemployed Mr. Mom.....
FATHER ARCHIE JERRELL ISOM 20 Years in Prison for Severely Injuring Five-Month-Old
Archie Jerrell Isom of Lithia Springs received a 30-year sentence by Superior Court Judge David T. Emerson after entering a guilty plea to two counts of aggravated battery.
A 24-year-old father will spend 20 years in prison after being sentenced on child abuse charges for shaking his five-month-old son so hard that it caused brain swelling, bleeding of blood vessels in the eyes and blindness, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade in a press release.
Archie Jerrell Isom of Lithia Springs received a 30-year sentence by Superior Court Judge David T. Emerson after entering a guilty plea to two counts of aggravated battery. After being released from prison, Isom will be required to serve the final 10 years of his sentence on probation. He is required to have no contact with the child and the child’s mother.
Assistant District Attorney Bonnie Smith told the court that the injuries suffered by the baby on Dec. 31, 2010, were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome, a medical term used for the internal head injuries a baby or young child sustains while being violently shaken. The injuries, Smith said, occurred while the baby was in the sole care of Isom, who was watching the child while the mother was at work.
“Sometime during the mother’s lunch break she received a call from the defendant, who informed her something was wrong with the baby,” said Smith. “The defendant said he could not wake their son up and that something was wrong with the child’s body…She instructed him to hang up the phone and call 911 and she rushed home to see what happened.”
As the mother drove towards the couple’s residence, an ambulance carrying her unconscious five-month-old son was rushing away from the apartment complex towards WellStar Douglas Hospital.
“A doctor immediately noted retinal hemorrhages on the baby, a key sign of a child who has been shaken,” said Smith. “Doctors knew the baby was seriously injured and had him life-flighted to Scottish-Rite, which likely saved his life.”
When the child arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, a team of doctors also determined the injuries were consistent with him being shaken.
Smith pointed out that Isom remained silent, even amongst the chaos and uncertainty. “The mother had to sit by the side of her five-month-old child, wondering if he was going to come out of his coma, and yet the defendant said nothing.”
Isom finally broke his silence, telling authorities the child fell off a bed while the defendant was washing dishes in another room. After doctors determined his story did not match up with his son’s injuries, Isom changed his story again. This time he told authorities he tripped over a cat while carrying the baby. The accident, according to Isom, caused the child to fall and bump his head on the ground. Doctors determined that story was not consistent with the physical injuries sustained by the baby.
Apparently DAD Dominique Ford was breaking in to retrieve guns? I can almost bet although not mentioned below there is a ROI against this GENTLE DADDY. At least for now, he is in jail. But I am sure that his case is far from over. He is already trying to take the baby daughter from the her mother.
Father arrested after child shot at Savannah apartment complex
Savannah-Chatham police arrested a 26-year-old Garden City man after his daughter was shot Monday morning at a west Chatham County apartment complex.
Dominique Ford was treated at Memorial University Medical Center, along with 2-year-old De’Kiiyah Roper, after West Chatham precinct officers found Ford walking away from the scene with the child at Westlake Apartments.
Police said neither wound received by the two was life-threatening. Investigators said the shooting occurred during a domestic dispute.
About 11:45 a.m., police were called to the apartment complex following reports of a shooting of a man and a child. They reported they found Ford had climbed out of a window with the child and was walking through a wooded area with her. He was charged with aggravated assault.
Violent Crimes detectives determined that Ford had entered the residence to retrieve a gun and a struggle then ensued between him and Dennaysha Roper, 21, the child’s mother and resident of the apartment. She was able to get the gun away from him and fired once, striking him. But he then picked up the child before she fired again, said police spokesman Julian Miller.
Miller said Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.
A woman who identified herself at the taped-off scene as the property manager said the apartment community has not had any recent problems.
Monday’s incident was the fourth shooting that has occurred in the past seven days and the fifth shooting in nearly four weeks.
On Jan. 23, a Savannah man was struck by a bullet police said two other men fired at his apartment door at the Turtle Creek Apartment complex on White Bluff Road.
On Jan. 22, Evan Colquitt, 17, was shot multiple times on Sharondale Road in the Windsor Forest neighborhood. He died later at the hospital.
On Jan. 21, Rebecca Lorraine Foley, 21, was fatally shot in her car near her apartment at Colonial Village at Marsh Cove off White Bluff Road.
On Jan. 9, a 24-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot near his home at the intersection of Fahm and Zubly streets in Yamacraw Village.