You know, this post has been a long time coming. Many times, I’ve thought about posting this, after reading about some especially heinous crime perpetrated against a child by its mother’s boyfriend. Heaven knows, and sadly, there have been way more opportunities for that than I would like.
And to some extent, maybe I can understand what drove these women to choose men who are likely to do something like this. I’ve been of the mindset, long ago, that I am nothing without a man. If a man wants me, loves me, then AND ONLY THEN, am I worthy of love. And in some cases (not mine, fortunately), any old man will do. In all of the cases outlined below, these men had criminal records, which these women either failed to check out or ignored. In some cases, they only knew these men briefly. In one case, a mother of a special needs child decided her sexual needs overrode her duty to protect her children. The mind reels.
I’m not a mother, I’ve never given birth, I have no children, and live a CFC lifestyle. It’s not that I don’t like children, I just like them better when they’re not around. I love well-behaved, neat, clean, polite children. Unfortunately, there are too few of those in the world. But no child, no matter how much of a brat he or she might be, deserves to be beaten, and especially not beaten to death. That sentiment goes beyond one a parent would have, but is from the standpoint of a human being. Killing is wrong, and you don’t have to be a religious fanatic to comprehend that. And why some of these mothers aren’t behind bars, rotting in prison next to their ill-chosen boyfriends, is beyond me. In some cases, they are just as culpable as the one who actually caused the child’s death.
Samantha Muchowicz (2 years)
The most tragic case of all, in my opinion, is that of little Samantha Muchowicz, a two-year old Warsaw, Indiana toddler left in the care of her mother’s boyfriend, Ian J. Clarke, while the mother (Matara Muchowicz) worked (and the BF obviously did not). Here’s a link to the Indiana Supreme Court opinion upholding Clarke’s conviction. The medical and forensic details of her death are horrific. The coroner said it was the worst case in his 30 years of practice. Evidence showed that Samantha likely was still alive when she sustained a majority of these injuries, any one of which alone could have killed her. What a horrible way to suffer and die.
Emma Thompson (4 years)
The case of little four-year old Emma Thompson hits really close to home. It happened in the bedroom community of The Woodlands just up I-45 North. Here, the mother, Abigail Young, was a registered nurse at the Women’s Hospital of Texas. Little Emma had oral and genital herpes, which the mother (a NURSE, remember) explained away to CPS, by saying she must have come in contact with some who had herpes at the YMCA. Shut the fuck up, bitch. In addition to that, this “mother” further endangered not only Emma, but her other two children, by lying to CPS when they asked her if anyone else was living in the house at the time. And of course, Lucas R. Coe, Young’s boyfriend, had been living there for nearly a year when that question was posed. It’s all very hard to stomach, and to comprehend how a mother could act this way toward her own child. Abigail Young was in fact sentenced to 20 years for child endangerment. Last September 2010, Coe was sentenced to life for super aggravated rape, a charge which carries no possibility of parole. Stick a fork in this asshole.
Hayden Vickers (2 years)
This case centers around an Abilene family of a special-needs child, Hayden Vickers, who was murdered by his mother’s boyfriend, Franklin Ramey, Jr.. The boy had suffered such a blow to the head that his retina became detached. But according to the boy’s mother, Amber Vickers, Ramey had never yelled at her children or spanked them. (Okay, THAT I might be able to forgive; I was raised by the belt myself and see nothing wrong with it if it’s necessary. But to beat a child to DEATH? Geddoudahere.) The criminal case is ongoing.
Tony Hack (4 Years)
Tony Hack, just four years old, died because his mother is a dumb twat and her boyfriend is a sadistic killer. Johnny Juliot is being held on a half a million dollar bond in the death of James Anthony (Tony) Hack. His mother, Tara Hack, left Tony in the care of a man who (1) she didn’t know very long; and who (2) beat the shit out of her. What did she THINK was going to eventually happen? She’s just as guilty as Juliot as far as I’m concerned. The criminal case on this one, too, is ongoing.
Joshua Williams (2 Years)
The latest case is out of Houston, Texas. Charles Edward West is accused, after months of forensic investigation after the boy’s death in December 2010, of felony murder through reckless bodily injury. The mother, Tiffany Williams, was allegedly in the kitchen making dinner when West returned home from his maintenance job in the apartment complex where the couple and her children lived, when the child was discovered by West unresponsive in his bedroom (after a beating he had just administered). Because he had hit the child before, West begged Williams not to call police. She tried running water over the toddler to revive him (WTF?) and then West called his mother, who in a fit of good judgment, advised her son to call 911. Again, this animal has a history of abusing this child, and this fucktard of a mother has no clue? [I should point out to you that there are conflicting stories about what actually happened that evening in December; I'm sure it will all come out during his trial.]
Women, please. No man is worth your child’s life, safety or well-being. You can get by just fine without a man in your life, especially a bad man. And if he hits YOU, and you have kids or pets, he’s damn sure going after them, too. Make no mistake about it.