I’m sorry, but I will never agree with this. YES IT WAS FOUL PLAY, IT WAS MURDER!!!! How does any parent “forget” anyone of their Children, much less one that totally depends on their Father and Mother.
Police in California say a 3-year-old girl died when her parents accidentally left her in a hot car after a family outing.
The family had returned home from the outing around 1 p.m. on June 21 and went inside to take a nap, according to CNN affiliate KABC.
The child’s parents and other siblings all believed that 3-year-old Kiara Li exited the vehicle at the same time as everyone else, Pomona police said in a news release.
Four hours later, they noticed Kiara was missing, according to the affiliate.
The child’s parents then discovered her unconscious inside of the vehicle.
Kiara was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital in grave condition. She never regained consciousness and later died as a result of the incident, police said.
Investigators said their findings are consistent with this being a tragic accident and do not suspect foul play.
Albuquerque, NM — A 25-year-old Albuquerque man is charged with child abuse resulting in death after his 2-month-old son died days after receiving multiple head injuries while in his father’s care.
Spenser Phillips, 25, is accused of causing multiple head injuries to his son while the boy’s mother was at work.
Phillips originally told police the infant fell from a chair that was sitting on the floor in his living room while Phillips was in the kitchen.
The alleged abuse happened sometime in the afternoon or evening of May 29. The infant’s mother left for work around 3:30 p.m. that day and left the baby with Phillips.
She told police that when she returned home that evening, the baby was “unresponsive and pale” as Phillips looked over him in his crib. She suggested to Phillips they take him to the hospital.
The baby was taken to Lovelace Women’s Hospital, where Phillips did not tell medical staff of the baby’s head injuries. The baby was transferred to UNMH three hours later because of complications from a brain bleed. While at UNMH, Phillips told the baby’s mother the baby had fallen from his chair.
Albuquerque police interviewed Phillips, and his story did not match up with the baby’s mother’s version. Phillips told police that he was in the kitchen when the baby bounced while in the chair, which caused him to fall backwards and hit his head.
He said he delayed taking the baby to the hospital because he was “scared”, according to a police report.
When officers confronted him about inconsistencies in his story, he ended the police interview.
A subsequent search warrant executed on May 30 showed that the living room could not be seen from Phillips’s apartment’s kitchen, as well as other inconsistencies with Phillips’s story.
The boy died from his head injuries after days of medical care at UNMH on June 2.
A report released the next day by the Child Abuse Response Team noted the infant “had injuries that were diagnostic of abusive head trauma…not consistent with a short fall onto a carpeted floor… [he] is not going to survive his injuries”.
APD arrested Phillips Wednesday and charged him with child abuse resulting in death. He is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
New Orleans, LA — A LaPlace grandmother has been arrested and booked with child abuse in connection with allegations that she, along with the child’s aunt, physically abused her 8-year-old grandchild, who authorities said was hospitalized in May after being severely burned, beaten and starved.
St. John the Baptist Parish authorities announced Wednesday (June 24) the arrest of Davana Tripps, 42, as part of a continuing joint investigation with the State Police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office into the treatment of the little girl, whose mother had reported her kidnapped after a custody dispute.
St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre said the child’s mother, who lives in St. John Parish, reported the girl missing May 7. She told authorities that the child’s father, who lived in Calcasieu Parish and who had been granted custody in 2013, has been in jail since March 2014, and that his mother and sister had the girl.
The woman said she was granted custody in June 2014, but said the two women would not give her the child, nor tell her where she was.
Tregre said the child was found at Kerrian Clofer’s home in Calcasieu Parish on May 14. The girl was taken to a Lake Charles area hospital for treatment for injuries consistent with severe child abuse and neglect “to include fractured bones, burns, and failure of organs due to malnutrition and starvation”, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Clofer was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish jail.
The girl is now with her mother and is “doing very well”, Tregre said.
Authorities said the investigation in St. John the Baptist Parish revealed that Tripps “severely abused” the child while she was at Tripp’s home in the 1600 block of Yorktowne Drive in LaPlace.
Authorities have not released specific details of the accusations against Tripps, who they say lives with her husband and their two juvenile sons. The boys were said to be in good health, but have been temporarily placed in state custody, authorities said.
Tripps was booked her with aggravated second-degree battery, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, aggravated kidnapping of a child, and false imprisonment. She remains in custody under a $153,500 bond.