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Father Charged With Burning Son With Blow Torch

April 22, 2009 at 11:42 am by  

CLARE, Michigan – Not much information on this one yet, but a couple news agencies are reporting a case of heinous child abuse. The mother of a 6-year-old-boy, along with hospital staff, alerted police after finding the young boy had 2nd and 3rd-degree burns to his anus. Police then arrested a 36-year-old Clare man who stated that he was simply disciplining the boy. Gerald Hall, the boy’s father and Gerald’s brother Glen are each facing a 1st degree child abuse charge. State Police say the pair took the boy to a shed after he messed his pants, and then took turns burning his buttocks with a hand-held torch. The charge carries a possible 15 year prison sentence, but Glen Hall has been placed on a habitual offender list – meaning he could now face one and a half times more than that. The boy has since physically recovered and reportedly back with his mother.

Father Charged With Burning Son With Blow Torch

Gerald and Glen Hall

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  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=446437751 FlamingFox

    The mother of a 6-year-old-boy, along with hospital staff, alerted police after finding the young boy had 2nd and 3rd-degree burns to his anus.

    I can’t wait to hear more on this one! Where in the hell do these people come up with this shit?

  • 2 boys mom in NC

    My husband is a welder and does blacksmith/metal art on the side.  He uses these torches alot.  How awful!!!  Morbid, please stay on this as I will personally loan out any torch we have for the good of retribution!!!!

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12 Athena

    More so, where do you find these pictures?!?

    Nothing in the world this boy could have done would have warranted this sort of “discipline”. These sick fucks got their jollies off on torturing this poor child. I’m crossing my fingers that they do not receive protective custody.

  • nadine

    Athena, I am so grossed out and saddened by this type of torture upon a six year old child, UN CALLED for NO ONE deserves this torture, However WHOEVER did this to him DOES DESERVE this right back to him WITHOUT MEDICAL TREATMENT and they can feel the pain this poor poor child had to endure, Go catch the other man and beat him first until the cops bring him to book him, just give him a few blows to the head while putting him in the squad car that should work a few

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Lizard

    Athena: More so, where do you find these pictures?!?

    Amen, Athena. Just looking at the title and photo–I don’t think I’ll be able to sit down today.

    So often we hear about the mother’s boyfriend abusing a child, but here we have multiple men. Let us know when you find out their relationship to the boy!

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I am hoping some readers out there will be able to provide more info on this. I got some meetings to go to now, so I cannot continue searching.

  • silvahalo

    Just when you thought you’ve heard it all……sick bastards!

    I say they should have the same torture inflicted on them. I’d love to hear a judge say, “and burning to the anus via flame torch….”, the look on their face would be priceless even if it wasn’t to be so.
    I want to read that the find the second perp. and both get swift and severe sentencing. My suggestions is still up for grabs.

    Recover and heal completely little one.

  • mjmsepm

    WTF!!!! omg michigan is getting as bad as the other states!

  • CassieMomma

    What???? Why????  That’s sick and cruel.  I am totally disgusted.  Like Athena said nothing, nothing he did could of derserved punishment like that……some people are just sick in the head, seriously!

  • tutkill

    Now I am going to be ranting all day. Multiple child abusing bastards. They don’t deserve to breath!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/jent1995 jenjen0135

    That poor baby!!!!!  My heart hurts for him.

  • ecvmanzo

    Athena:
    More so, where do you find these pictures?!?
    Nothing in the world this boy could have done would have warranted this sort of “discipline”. These sick fucks got their jollies off on torturing this poor child. I’m crossing my fingers that they do not receive protective custody.

    I hope so too. This is beyond heinous, I was so scared to continue to read this story. Wishing that this small child recovers soon. As for the monsters that did this, I hope you rot and get tortured the rest of your living days.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m trying to get more info on this, but so far aside from two news sources and us, that’s it.

  • Abroad

    Disciplining? Disciplining?

    ……..

  • Rotten Apple

    What I want to know is why the anus?  Was this sexually motivated or was the anus the source of whatever he got in trouble for? 

    Personally, I think they were just a couple of sadistic sons of bitches that  got off on torturing this kid.

  • aspartame

    WTF! i dont care what anyone did ever, there is NO reason to be messing with that part of a body!

  • popeyeray

    OMFG!!! Morbid please stay on this and I will contact some of my MDOC contacts and see if we can’t get this person some face and anus time with the hard hitting, pipe smokin, plier weilding homeez that will be happy to get medievel on his buttocks for $40.00 and a six pack!

  • Redshoes

    WTF. my mind cannot even imagine how painful that would be.  that poor, poor, poor little boy.  oh my god.  so horrifying.  My god, in cases like this, I think people should be able to get the death penalty for abuse.  That is HEINOUS.  

  • malq

    So far I have a news blurb. A Gerald hall 36 y/o burned the buttocks in a potty training exercise. There has been a 6 month investigation abuse. His Brother and uncle are involved. The brother has been arrested as well.
    I wonder if the news screwed up the part about a brother.
    100,000 bail,1st degree child abuse.
    audio only
    http://www.wnem.com/news/19249688/detail.html

  • Taz

    Photo of  Gerald hall
    http://www.wnem.com/2009/0422/19254433_240X180.jpg

    Mug of Gerald and Glen Hall
    http://9and10news.com/scripts/image/resample.aspx?q=85&p=1&f=/images/managed/04-22-09-abuse-arrests-web-still-mug.jpg

    A pair of Clare County men are accused of burning a 6-year-old boy with a blow torch in order to punish him. Gerald and Glen Hall are each facing a 1st degree child abuse charge. Gerald Hall is the boy’s dad, and Glen is the boy’s uncle.

    State Police say the pair took the boy to a shed after he messed his pants, and then took turns burning his buttocks with a torch. “Substantial burning. It was pretty bad,” Sergeant Del Putnam told 9 & 10 News. Putnam said the boy had second and third degree burns.

    During Gerald Hall’s arraignment, the Judge said “very serious doesn’t even begin to cover it,” when examining the charge. Gerald Hall is on probation for drunk driving. Glen Hall is also charged with being an habitual offender.

    Investigators say it took several months to come up with enough evident to prove in court that the pair burned the boy on purpose. Police say the victim spent some time at a burn center but is doing okay.

    http://9and10news.com/category/story/?id=153123

  • aspartame

    popeyeray: OMFG!!! Morbid please stay on this and I will contact some of my MDOC contacts and see if we can’t get this person some face and anus time with the hard hitting, pipe smokin, plier weilding homeez that will be happy to get medievel on his buttocks for $40.00 and a six pack!

    ill donate the 40.00 and the 6 pack!

  • Hippiepoet

    I have a 6 year old. SOB. This makes me fucking sick.

    …and now my ass burns!

  • MadeaBecBec

    Taz:
    Photo of  Gerald hall
    http://www.wnem.com/2009/0422/19254433_240X180.jpg
    Mug of Gerald and Glen Hall
    http://9and10news.com/scripts/image/resample.aspx?q=85&p=1&f=/images/managed/04-22-09-abuse-arrests-web-still-mug.jpg
    A pair of Clare County men are accused of burning a 6-year-old boy with a blow torch in order to punish him. Gerald and Glen Hall are each facing a 1st degree child abuse charge. Gerald Hall is the boy’s dad, and Glen is the boy’s uncle.
    State Police say the pair took the boy to a shed after he messed his pants, and then took turns burning his buttocks with a torch. “Substantial burning. It was pretty bad,” Sergeant Del Putnam told 9 & 10 News. Putnam said the boy had second and third degree burns.
    During Gerald Hall’s arraignment, the Judge said “very serious doesn’t even begin to cover it,” when examining the charge. Gerald Hall is on probation for drunk driving. Glen Hall is also charged with being an habitual offender.
    Investigators say it took several months to come up with enough evident to prove in court that the pair burned the boy on purpose. Police say the victim spent some time at a burn center but is doing okay.
    http://9and10news.com/category/story/?id=153123

    Here’s a comment from PAM, that was posted on the above link:

    4/23/2009 – Don’t Accuse the Innocent!!

    Posted By: Pam (Luna Pier) | Hide

    I know Gerald, and Glen Hall!!! Infact, I lived with Gerald for 7yrs, and I have 3 children of my own, and when he excepted me into his life he also excepted my children as his own!!.. I also was there when he first got his son Charlie, and the only punishment Gerald ever gave to any of our children, was sending them to there room!!.. And as far as Glenn, he was a great Uncle to all of the kids!! he spoiled all of them, he would buy them anything they wanted, play with them, he is just a big kid himself, infact if it wasn’t for him Charlie still probably wouldn’t beable to ride a bike!!!.. That man would never hurt a child, the only hurt he gave them was plenty of Love!!… And as far as the BLISTERS!!!.. On Charlie’s bottom, he had a problem at night, I don’t know if it was because he was lazy or if he was just afraid to get up at night!! And we talked to him and plenty of nightlights everywhere!!.. But he would mess himself and night and would sleep in it till morning and we all know what the ACID would do to your skin!!!.. BLISTERS!!!! And as far as the Burn Unit! that his Mother said she took him to that is all news to us!!.. The only place we were told he went to and that was Clare Hospital Emergency!!.. If he went to a burn unit why weren’t we notified in court, or atleast Gerald’s Attorney why wasn’t she notified!!!… This case was dropped now all of a sudden stories change and everything reopens!!!… I guess what i’m trying to say is!! Don’t accuse the INNOCENT until they are proven QUILTY!!… WHICH THEY ARE NOT!!!!!

  • MadeaBecBec

    Quilty???

    Heal Wee Lad!! Be safe and happy! We’re praying for you!

    Gerald an Glen Hall, You reap what you sow, so start with your gnashing and gnawing now and burn !!

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    MadeaBecBec: Quilty???

    Hell, I couldn’t get past “excepted

  • knotme

    Pam, ever heard of an alarm clock, lady?  My grandson used to wet the bed;  we used an alarm clock to wake us up to take him to the bathroom during the night… it worked like a charm!  See, that is what it means to “parent” a child; you raise them and do for them what they can’t do for themselves.  Don’t toot your horn so loud when you’re too damn lazy to be a decent parent… you aren’t talking to idiots here!!

  • Taz

    Innocent!! my ass,  What a crock of shit story, someone fed her dumbass.  Way to go Pam,  way to  stick up for your Tard, alcoholic  friends who tortured a sweet innocent little boy.  Like a 6 year old is going to make this kind of stuff up.

  • Lavonna

    Pam
     excepted  should have been accepted!
    infact is two words in fact.
     beable is two words be able.
    there means a place and the word their is what you should have wrote.

    You said” And as far as the BLISTERS!!!.. On Charlie’s bottom, he had a problem at night, I don’t know if it was because he was lazy or if he was just afraid to get up at night!! And we talked to him and plenty of nightlights everywhere!!.. But he would mess himself and night and would sleep in it till morning and we all know what the ACID would do to your skin!!!.””

    My opinion of you is that you really think you are smarter than the average bear but you’re not! NO ONE CAN GET FRICKING BLISTERS ON THEIR ASS FROM POOPING ON THEMSELVES! Grow up and use your brain. We aren’t as ignorant as you seem to be. You also should invest in a spelling and grammar class. You make my head hurt trying to understand you.

  • MadeaBecBec

    Morbid:
    Hell, I couldn’t get past “excepted

    That too!!! LOL!! But I just cracked up (oops) over the Q, I was imagining that Pam was spelling the way things sound to her and then saying it out loud to myself (strange I know) trying to figure out the accent, phonics is not such a good thing for some folks!!
    Oh! Someone posted a response to Pam (on the link) asking her if she thought the Drs. could tell the difference between uric acid blisters and burns?? She hasn’t responded back yet! I hope Pam comes here!! Oh what fun we’ll have with that….

    knotme:
    Pam, ever heard of an alarm clock, lady?  My grandson used to wet the bed;  we used an alarm clock to wake us up to take him to the bathroom during the night… it worked like a charm!  See, that is what it means to “parent” a child; you raise them and do for them what they can’t do for themselves.  Don’t toot your horn so loud when you’re too damn lazy to be a decent parent… you aren’t talking to idiots here!!

    Great advice Taz! That’s exactly what my parents did for one of my siblings, only they set their watches, so it didn’t wake the rest of us kiddos!

  • MadeaBecBec

    LOL! I did, just notice where her IP address is, Luna Pier, I bet she pronounces it Looney Pear!!

  • Taz

    First-degree child abuse is a 15-year felony, but Glen Hall could be sentenced to 1 1/2 times the maximum penalty as a habitual offender. He is on parole after serving prison time in a 2003 drunken driving case in Isabella County.

    http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=10240432

  • MadeaBecBec

    Taz:
    First-degree child abuse is a 15-year felony, but Glen Hall could be sentenced to 1 1/2 times the maximum penalty as a habitual offender. He is on parole after serving prison time in a 2003 drunken driving case in Isabella County.
    http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=10240432

    Wunnerful Wunnerful!! I hope the DA uses it!!

    Come on Pam of Luna Pier, Teresa of Lake and Justin of Toledo, come to D’D, we need to chat about Gerald and Glen Hall, you know, the HemmorHoid brothers? 

  • annieTX

    First-degree child abuse is a 15-year felony, but Glen Hall could be sentenced to 1 1/2 times the maximum penalty as a habitual offender. He is on parole after serving prison time in a 2003 drunken driving case in Isabella County.

    Does habitual offender mean he has been arrested for child abuse before or is it the drunk driving?

  • bh123

    all you people should just shut up because you dont know anything. all you hear is 2 men burn kid with blow torch. you dont know if it is true, or what the background to the story is.so all you people that have something trash to say, just dont bother!

  • eleij

    this is in reply to all you morons who think you know it all.you are wrong about the the hall case.nobody is saying anything about the mother or her criminal past.child abuse,child neglect,drugs,living in poverty no job.i am very familar with this case and no the facts to be very differant than your rants.a drunken meth hazed mother who cant take care of herself.it is hard to find a jury in clare do to most of you having criminal records.talk away you self rightous ass holes.if any of you can put down the bottle and pipe long enough to see throught the haze and get off welfare get a job and quit sleeping with your cousin maybe i could take you serously.go crawl back into your hole.god will judge you all in the end.

  • AlwaysInFlyoverCountry

    Second degree burns means the tissue is blistered. Third degree burns means the tissue is destroyed.

    Are you actually claiming that it is okay that the child is scarred for life because the mother is not a prize among mothers? If not, then just exactly what are you claiming? And if you respond, please channel your inner sixth grader to see how to write a legible coherent response.

    –Al

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Thanks for bringing this back to our attention. I updated the story with their mugshots and hopefully some family will come in and let us know what is going on with the boy and the trials.

    As for God judging me. I sure hope it's the swimsuit portion and not the talent, as I am rockin' the speedos this year…but admittedly, I cannot twirl a baton worth a shit.

  • Lizard

    Latest I could find, they were set to go to trial this month. From October: “Two Harrison men charged with torture for allegedly burning a young boy’s bottom with a blowtorch will not face a jury until February.

    Brothers Gerald T. and Glen L. Hall were to go to trial this week but the court date was postponed to allow defense attorneys time to gather more information, said Assistant Gladwin County Prosecutor Norman E. Gage, who is serving as special prosecutor for the case in Clare County.”

  • http://thefoxtales.wordpress.com/ FlamingFox

    Hung jury in blowtorch boy case

    “Clare County Circuit Judge Roy Mienk declared a mistrial Tuesday afternoon based on a hung jury in the case against Glen and Gerald Hall, who were accused of burning a then-6-year-old boy with a blowtorch in April 2009.”

    http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2010/03/0

  • defenestratethis

    Wha…? Jesus..that poor kid. I hope he's in a safe place. These guys are free now..

  • Dakota Valkyrie

    They took a plea and get probation:

    A judge ordered two Clare County brothers in a child abuse case cannot live with children under the age of 17.

    Brothers Gerald and Glen Hall are accused of burning Gerald's son on the bottom.

    A hung jury was forced to declare a mistrial in the case in March.

    The brothers did not admit they're guilty, but they did accept punishment for attempted assault.

    Monday, the judge also ordered the brothers cannot contact the boy.

    Neither will be going back to jail, but they will spend five years on probation.

    http://www.9and10news.com/Category/Story/?id=22

  • Guest

    You are a very naive and ignorant cunt and I hope you get violently raped and killed. Soon like

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