Jeffrey M. Sollman (Myspace)
Decatur, IL–Sometimes it sucks to be the bearer of bad news all the time, especially on a Monday…but I have discovered yet another asshole who deserves to have his face and story forever plastered on the Dreamin’ Demon. Meet Jeffrey Sollman: Baby Shaker Extrordinnaire.
When Jeffrey’s wife, Laura Sollman, walked in the door after work Wednesday evening, Jeffrey told her that he had hurt their baby, 6-month-old Caden. He mentioned to his wife that he may have ‘jerked’ Caden to hard and she better take the baby to the hospital post-haste.
Little Caden was in bad shape…he was unresponsive. After his mother took him to St. Mary’s Hospital, he was immediately flown St. Francis in Peoria. An assessment revealed he was suffering severe bleeding on the brain and brain swelling, which are consistent with sustained, violent shaking. Caden was placed on life support.
When questioned, Jeffrey told investigators that Caden had been fussy all day Wednesday; he wasn’t eating and he wasn’t napping. Jeffrey stated ‘he was seated on a couch feeding Caden and placed the boy next to him before grabbing the baby by the sides under his armpits.’ Growing increasingly frustrated with the child, Jeffrey forcefully put Caden against his shoulder, walked him to his crib, and laid him down. He said he left the child alone for about 5 minutes before returning to check on him. Caden was lethargic and breathing differently.
Jeffrey tried to soothe the child and watched over him to see if his condition improved. It didn’t…but Jeffrey kept his hopes up. Then, instead of calling 911, or his wife, or even a fuckin’ neighbor, Jeffrey decided to take the dying baby for a ride. He figured he should spend time with Caden in case it was their last day together and also because he thought the lake might soothe the boy. You know, I have heard some stupid shit in my life, but damn. Jeffrey admitted during his interview that he injured Caden but would not state what he actually did to cause the injuries.
Jeffrey was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with aggravated battery to a child. On Thursday morning, his bond was set at $250,000. Caden died on Thursday. Jeffrey Sollman, 38, is now being charged with first-degree murder. His bond has been raised to $2 million. Rot, fucker.
UnamusedCat is covering this one in our forums.Tags: first-degree murder, Illinois, Shaken Baby