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Argentine Township, MI- Prepare to have your heart broke. On April 8, a little 4-year old named Dominick Calhoun was sitting on the couch at his family’s apartment eating cereal when he accidentally urinated on himself and the couch. His mother’s boyfriend, 24-year old Brandon Joshua-Frederick Hayes, allegedly became enraged and began punching and kicking Dominick repeatedly in the head. Still angry, Hayes then began hitting Dominick’s mother, Corrine Baker (Myspace), and pulled out chunks of her hair while he screamed, “Who is going to pay for this?” (meaning the sofa). The next day, Hayes allegedly once again began kicking little Dominick in the head and the groin repeatedly and when the boy’s mother covered his body with her own, Hayes kicked her in the head. During the abuse, Hayes kept screaming at Baker that he was tired of raising little Dominick and he was upset that he was not getting any money from Dominick’s father. Hayes allegedly told Baker that Dominick was nothing more than a little crackhead who deserved to die.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicOn the third day of this savage beating, Dominick was lying listless on his bed when it’s believed that Hayes dragged the unconscious boy out of his bed by his arm and continued to kick and beat the boy again and again throughout the day. The investigation also revealed that Hayes had used his thumbs to poke into Dominick’s eyes. On the fourth day, April 11, Corrine Baker’s sister, Christine Baker, stopped by the apartment to purchase drugs from Hayes and her sister. When she seen bruising on her sister and her nephew had been badly beaten, Christine left and told Dominick’s grandfather, Richard Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun called the police and stated frantically that they needed help at the apartment because his grandson was dying. Officers entered the apartment and found Dominick in his bedroom lying on his back was wearing only a t-shirt and pull-up pants. Dominick was unconscious and moaning with shallow breathing at the time.

Dominick was rushed by paramedics to a local hospital where he was declared brain-dead and placed on life-support. A portion of Dominick’s skull had to be removed to help relieve pressure because his brain was so swollen. Dominick Calhoun died at 11:02 the following Monday morning, after being removed from life support. Brandon Joshua-Frederick Hayes was charged with torture, child abuse, homicide, murder, assault with the intent to create great bodily harm less than murder, delivery of marijuana to a minor, possession with the intent to deliver and possession of hydrocodone. Hayes is being held without bond on four of the charges, including murder, homicide and torture. His bond for the remaining charges is set at $1 million each, for a total bond of $5 million.

A funeral service for Dominick has been set for 11 a.m. today at the Freedom Center in Fenton. A candlelight vigil is planned 7 p.m. Saturday at the Millpond in Fenton. The Dominick Calhoun Memorial Fund has been established for the family at Flagstar Bank and can be made through any branch office or call 248-312-5400. Donations will be used toward medical and funeral experiences and any additional funds will be used for the education of Dominick’s 8-year old brother, Tyler. There is also a Facebook Page, Justice for Dominick Calhoun, you can join for updates.

R.I.P. Little man.

Update: Corrine Baker has also been charged in the death of her son. You can read about it here.

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  • mommy0f5

    sooo, several days passed while this boy was being tortured to death and the mom only got kicked in the head? Really? What exactly was her excuse for allowing this to go on?

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

    “Dominick's mother's whereabouts and actions through all portions of the torture session remain somewhat hazy. The county prosecutor said his office is “still investigating her involvement in all this.”

    “She's also culpable for putting him in the dangerous position in the first place,” he added.

    “Baker was taken into custody on Sunday but released later. Attempts to reach her at her home Thursday evening were unsuccessful.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/15/michigan.ch

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    It's a pity that Michigan doesn't have the death penalty…or a policy of leaving people who abuse kids in with the general prison population.

    And although I know the mom got a beatdown protecting her kid (and kudos to her for even TRYING–so many egg donors we see on here don't), what the fuck was she thinking, hooking up with a lousy drug dealer (the good ones aren't usually hurting for money) who had a history of violent behavior? Why didn't she leave the day he laid a hand on her? And why didn't her sister take Dominick and Corrine with her when she saw that they had been beaten? Did she walk over there to buy the drugs?

  • Marvelous Marvin Straggler

    That scumbag whore of a piece of shit worthless 'mother' needs her fucking brains kicked in too. Hey Corrine, you fucking whore, if you or any of your family members read this, go fuck yourself. I hope you spend the rest of your worthless fucking life behind bars getting raped daily with a fucking curling iron you worthless fucking piece of shit.

  • misfirefly

    I'm not definding this mother in any way, but who can speak for whether she was allowed to leave or use the phone. As a witness of the abuse of my own mother, I have to say that it probably wasn't the first time she was beaten. And she may not have felt there were any options. She did shield her kids' body with her own, with shows protectivenss and quite a bit of desperation. What do you be she had PTSD? It is a bleak story no matter how you look at it.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I have added a link to a Facebook Page set up for Dominick. Might be a good place to check for updates on this story since we get kinda swamped and don't always get updates up real quickly.

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

    Thanks Morbid.

  • mommy0f5

    I was in an abusive marriage for 3 years. I got the shit kicked out of me, but the moment he tried to lay his hands on my son, I left and never looked back. I regret staying at all, not for my sake, but for the fact that my son ever had to see that shit. I was scared to death to leave him, but I was much more scared that he'd hurt my child the way he had hurt me. It was worth risking my life to protect his. At that point, there was no “allowing” me to do shit. She shielded his body with her own? Really? She took one kick to the head for him, and then she backed off and allowed him to blows for days on end until the poor baby was brain dead. She's a worthless spineless cunt of a mother. She allowed her baby to suffer so she didn't have to.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I added a link to Corrine's Myspace page. Dunno what is up with her now, but going purely on her Myspace page and the tons of pictures she has of Dominick and his brother, she loved those boys.

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

    “Family said they didn’t notice signs of abuse before Dominick’s death, and Argentine Township police Chief Dan Allen said it’s impossible to tell if he was previously injured.”

    “The boy’s hands were also burned, but police haven’t determined how.”

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

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

    “The town police chief said Baker and her son had been brought to the attention of Genesee County Department of Child Services on several occasions. The agency did not respond to CNN's requests for comment Thursday.”

    “It was not immediately clear whether Baker's involvement with the child services agency predated her relationship with Hayes. The police chief said he believed Baker and Hayes had been together for about six months.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/15/michigan.ch

  • Tundratot

    This story haunts me.

  • Blah

    Oh shut up.

    You don't know what it's like to be abused..

    You don't know what she went through? Were you there?

    So fuck off asshole.

  • yoyo

    People react differntly.

    they're not all brave and perfect like you bitch.

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

    Stories like this always do the same to me, too. It makes me hug my kids even tighter because in some weird way I guess I am trying to not only hug them, but all the kids like Dominick who never got the hug when they really needed it. I know it doesn't make sense, but it helps me on days like this.

  • Seras_mommy

    If you google is name you can see many news videos and articles on this story!! It is sickening, but maybe some people will get a clue!! I hope every person who trys to beat a child pictures this little boys face!

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

    Damn. She has more pictures of her boys on there than she does of herself. We usually see the opposite. And she does look like she really loved her sons.

  • Marvelous Marvin Straggler

    Eat my dick. You don't know anything about me, and if she was too fucking weak to protect her small child she deserves to suck the cock of satan. So fuck you, idiot.

  • valannb22

    So, mom let the POS boyfriend beat on her son for days and didn't do anything but throw herself over him? She's just as responsible as he is. It is her duty to protect her son no matter what. Doesn't matter if he beat the shit out of her every single day. Wait til the POS goes to sleep and run, or hell if you can't run pick up something and beat his fucking face in.

  • living close to these monsters

    the mother called her mom on friday to say he had severe burns and needed to go to the hospital grandma never showed up and his mother was taking a shower on sunday when the police arrived im so glad she was clean while her son was dying

  • Motherof2

    Sorry for all you people who are supporting the the mother, but she is still breathing isn't she? She did not do enough to protect her son. If any bastered was beating my child to the point of death, he would of had to kill me first. Not to mention, this went on for 4 days. “4 days”. You mean to tell me as a mother, you would not of gotten help or took the child and left after the first sight of seeing your child getting beat! She is FUCKED up and needs the same treatment he got. She is just as responsible!

  • MOMMA

    I was in a abusive relationship and IM FUCKING SORRY BUT IF HE WOULD OF BEEN BEATING MY KIDS HE WOULD OF BEEN THE ONE ON LIFE SUPPORT!!! cuz its one thing if u beat me and i stay and deal but U WILL NEVER TOUCH MY CHILDREN LIKE THAT HELLL NOOOO. AND YES I HAVE 2 GIRLS 8 AND 6 SO HELLL NO THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN

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

    “Responding officers found Dominick Calhoun, 4, lying on the floor of a bedroom. He appeared to have been beaten and had injuries over his entire body. His 25-year-old mother, Corrine Baker, was next to him, trying to comfort him, said Allen.

    The mother had visible injuries to her head, face and body; however, her injuries were non-life threatening, according to the police chief.”

    http://www.tctimes.com/articles/2010/04/14/news

  • mommy0f5

    This is basically exactly what I said before I edited it. I was abused by my ex husband, but the moment he even thought of laying his hands on my little boy, I was gone and never looked back. This woman allowed him to torture her baby to death. TORTURED. TO. DEATH. There would have been no allowing me to do shit once he put his hands on my child the first time. I would have given my life to protect his. She took a kick to the head and backed off for 4 fucking days while her little boy was beaten until he was brain dead. Survival is a natural instinct, protecting your children is a mother's instinct that even wild animals know better than to fuck with. She failed her son in the worst way imaginable.

  • Sugarglider1

    If you have enough brain cells to read up on the psychology of abuse, go do it. Otherwise, fuck off and enjoy huffing some more paint.

  • Sugarglider1

    No, you go fuck yourself. Since you're too stupid to understand the clearly worded article, let me explain it for you: obviously, the mother WAS getting her brains kicked in, probably on a frequent basis. If that pleases you, then you can enjoy thinking about it, I guess.

  • Sugarglider1

    Personally, I'd say I do know something about you, something that's evident from your posting: you're stupid. Congratulations.

  • Sugarglider1

    Another person who would do well to go read the most simply-worded textbook on the psychology of abuse. I'm sure there's something out there with single-syllable words you might be able to comprehend. Give it a try. I'm sure there's a library in your town somewhere, no?

  • grand mother of 10

    Please she was getting out of the shower when help arrived. That POS had to sleep sometime…. also when she talked to her mother why didn't she just calmly say call 911 and get help…..No man is worth getting the babies hurt or killed… oh but wait she was worried he would get in trouble and she would lose her drug connection….go to the web site Justice For Dominick Calhoun and hit all the links and then defend this POS so called mother…

  • Sugarglider1

    Sounds like drugs were part of the whole relationship. Combine that with the fact that the mom was clearly being abused on a frequent basis, no surprise this story ended in disaster. Mom might have been addicted to drugs (doesn't the article say her sister came to buy drugs from here), was almost certainly beaten often and probably had PTSD. Nevertheless, her responsibility to protect her son was not met. That is undeniable. The mom IS culpable to an extent, and I'm sure the question of her culpability will not be ignored, nor should it be. Nevertheless, she was herself abused, and the real monster here is THE PERSON WHO MURDERED DOMINICK. What a horrific story, all around.

  • grand mother of 10

    yah well she loved her drugs more!!!!!

  • Sugarglider1

    In other words, some allowance has to be made for the fact that she was being abused. It just does. Doesn't mean she did what she should have done–she did not do what she should have done. But it's pointless to say she should have gotten the same treatmetn her son got. She did get that treatment, probably all the damn time.

  • Sugarglider1

    No doubt she was derelict in her duty. Who can say she wasn't? But it does matter that she was being beaten. It matters a great deal. Even a first-year psychology student knows that.

  • valannb22

    As a matter of fact, there is not a library in my town you patronizing asshole. I know what it's like to get the shit kicked out of you, and I will tell you right now that no matter what happened to me I would NEVER allow one of my children to get beaten by anyone. Any real mother would take an ass beating over protecting their child. She allowed it to happen and didn't do anything, that makes her guilty. She could have done something. Fight harder, ran, screamed her head off til one of the neighbors called the cops. Hell by your logic, most of the pos parents on here wouldn't be guilty. Guess molesters shouldn't be held accountable for their actions if they were sexually abused either huh?

  • Sugarglider1

    It's not that simple. This isn't a simple story about drugs and a woman putting a man before her child. I don't see anyone defending her. It's just that you can't ignore the fact that she was abused.

  • grand mother of 10

    yes that pos layed down there after help was on the way… good show of love from her..NOT !!!! Mother of 2 I agree… she is still breathing and not all that hurt that in those”4 days” she couldn't have done more…. oops but again her drugs came first…..as a mother and a grandmother NO ONE and I do mean NO ONE was ever allowed to hurt one of mine… As I always told them you would have to sleep sometime and you would never wake up… Burning bed was a good thing in my book…. Kill that rat bastard and we would have been there to praise her..but no When grandpa got there she told him the boy was in his room “Resting”… Sorry this just makes me SO VERY ANGRY and I don't even know the family but am good friends with some of their friends….

  • Sugarglider1

    I didn't say she wasn't culpable for failing to defend her son. You just seem to be noncomprehending of the facts in this article. She DID take an ass beating over protecting her child. She took ass beatings over all kinds of things, I am sure, and, as the story makes clear, she certainly did get beaten trying to protect her son. She IS guilty of failing to protect him, however–I couldn't agree more. But that doesn't change the other details.

  • Jamie

    I don't know if you're a relative to this woman or not. if you are, I;m sorry for the loss of a beautiful family member Dominick. Saying that, I understand the frustration of all these people toward the mother. I know abused women are fearful and ashamed to admit what they are going through. I as a mother of 2 wonderful children myself would lose my own life in defense of them. My heart trully goes out to all of those women and children in homes with abuse and harm. My prayers are with that little boy for the trauma he saw in his short and unlived life full of potential.

  • valannb22

    Well, in my original post, I did acknowledge the fact that she threw herself over him during ONE of the beatings. My point is that how is any mother going to allow the other beatings? After the first time, she should have done whatever was necessary to get her son out of that situation. She was able to make phone calls and the people that visited were able to see the boy's condition and call the police. Why couldn't she say something then? She could have got out of there with her son at that time. She chose not to, and her son is dead.

  • mommy0f5

    I can agree with this. I don't feel as if she should have been beaten to death, but she should have tried a hell of a lot harder than she did. The fact that she is alive and her little boy is dead..and that it took 4 days for him to get to that point, I truly believe that she failed him.

  • Sugarglider1

    p.s. sorry for being patronizing (really, because you're right, I was, and you are right for calling me on it, and I DO apologize for it) but the information about the psychology of victims of ONGOING, LONGTERM physical abuse is out there on the internet in spades. I'm not defending her, but these things have to be taken into account–they are part of the picture.

  • Sugarglider1

    No, no, I'm not a relative or anything—LOL. Just a Demonite. I shouldn't have been so harsh (my apologies to Motherof2). I just know that if there was a longterm pattern of abuse against her, which it seems like there was, that is a crucial factor. She failed him, though, no doubt about it.

  • curethispain

    I knew knew knew I shouldn't have read this one….takes a lot to break this heart after being here for over a year, this one managed to do it.

  • Sugarglider1

    I know, and I truly am sorry for saying such an asshole thing to you. I do agree. But it's still heartbreaking to me to think of how many times she has probably been beaten and raped by this fucking monster of a man. People get broken mentally by longterm abuse. It doesn't excuse her son's death, though. Nothing can excuse that. But, still, I'm sorry. This story just really upset me.

  • Sugarglider1

    Yeah. She did fail him. I shouldn't have gotten so up in arms, but, like I said elsewhere, I wonder if she can even count all the instances of beatings and rapes she has probably suffered…I bet not. After awhile, a person in that situation doesn't really think right anymore.

  • Sugarglider1

    I definitely shouldn't have read it! Obviously…it made my head spin. Such a lovely looking little child, too. Not that it matters what he looked like. This story just SUCKS.

  • brightonbaby

    Where does it say she was “abused on a frequent basis”? And how long-term could it have been, she'd only been with this baby-killer since December.

  • Sugarglider1

    If she was with him since December, then, I assume, a few months worth. That's a long time to get beaten up on. I am guessing it was a frequent basis. It's a guess. Certainly was frequent within the scope of the days discussed.

  • mommy0f5

    Having been in an abusive marriage myself, I cannot argue that long term abuse can and does alter the way somebody would typically respond in a similar situation..but I can't help but think about the fact that she had only been with this guy for a few months..how much “long-term” damage could have possibly been done at that point?

  • brightonbaby

    So then, you don't know for sure that she had been being “abused on a frequent basis”?

  • Sugarglider1

    p.s. all I've read is the article here on DD. So, I didn't know it was only since December (did you read that somewhere else?). But, like I said, that's a long time if you're being abused. I'm guessing she was often abused, just based on the frequency of the abuse noted in the article. Very upsetting story. Dominick…it's just terrible.

  • Sugarglider1

    You mean you cannot argue that is does NOT alter someone? I think that's what it meant? I'd also GUESS…this is just a guess…that this is not her first abusive relationship…although this is just a guess. It does make a person more likely to be victimized again, that much is proven. I am so glad you got out of your own abusive situation, and I'm sorry I flew off the handle. I just really felt so upset reading this story.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    This sickens me more than usual.
    I feel so sick over this.
    My first thought was where was this mother? Then I found pictures of her.
    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.as

    Here is the account of the beating
    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.as

  • brightonbaby

    I think it's best to just stick by the facts on this one. Making an assumption as to her pyschological state in order to give, yet another one of these monsters, an excuse as to why they do what they do is awful. Oh, I didn't get hugged enough as a kid…sorry I killed 30 people. I've been stressed at work…sorry I shot everyone. I was sexually abused…sorry I molested all those kids. I am SO sick of hearing these excuses for people's behavior and actions (or lack thereof in this case! There is NO excuse to let a 4yo child die over the course of FOUR DAYS. PERIOD.

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

    Thanks mommyto3luckyme!

    Quotes from the links:

    “Baker says she wanted to take Dominick to the hospital for treatment, but her boyfriend didn’t want to get in trouble. She says he held her and her son hostage, brutally beating them. “

    “I was screaming,” says Baker. “Screaming at the top of my lungs, and nothing… and no, no hope inside. I thought I was going to die.”

    “Neighbors tell NBC25 they heard her screams, but they didn’t want to get involved in a domestic dispute. They say they didn’t realize how bad the situation was.”

    “Every time I'd go to Dominick he’d rip me off him, and I'd go back and try to protect him as best I could.”

    “Baker says she laid on top of her child to shield him from her boyfriend’s brutality. She suffered broken bones, bruises, and cigarette burns. She says she was in and out of consciousness.”

  • mommy0f5

    After seeing her pic, I feel no differently. She knew she was raising her children in a house with an abusive drug dealer. She herself had been abused, she didn't leave. He abused her son, she didn't leave. She sat there for 4 days while her unconscious near-death son was brutally beaten and tortured…being burned and having his eyes jabbed back into his skull. She lied and made excuses when help (help that she never tried getting) had finally showed up. She doesn't look all that bad, considering the fact that poor dominick was injured on every single area of his body, including eyes and genitals. And too think, all of this because the little boy had a potty accident.

  • mommytoalittleman

    Fuck this shit!! Why did this so called POS mother just let a fuckhead beat on her son. She better be right next to his ass in prison. This story kills me!! A round of applause to the fucktard neighbors who did nothing to stop the beatings. You all have blood on your hands and how the FUCK can you sleep at night knowing you ALLOWED this idiot to beat a little boy to death. DAMN!!

  • mommy0f5

    I didn't see these quotes, I only saw a pic of her face which didn't look too bad considering the description of dominick. I also read that when help came, she said that dominick was just resting. This post makes me feel a little more sad for her, but it doesn't change my opinion. this was a man, not a machine. there is no way in hell he was continuously beating them for 96 hours straight. He had to have taken a break at some point, and she had neighbors within hearing distance that she could have gone to.

  • lisa

    the boy also had all of his teeth knocked out, and neighbors heard the screams but didn't call police because the “didn't want to get involved”

  • isntblind

    This makes me so sick, I could seriously puke.

    When it comes to my kids, I don't care WHO the eff it is – I will knock someone out if they even talk to my kids wrong.

    This is why I take NO chances. If I hear/see anything out of the ordinary – I will call the cops. I don't care how silly it seems.

  • mommy0f5

    Oh whoa, wait a minute..they lived in apartments? And the 8 year old witnessed some of this and was then sent outside to play? so..what happened to that 8 year old for the entire 4 days, was he free to come and go as he pleased? How could it be that he could freely walk out, yet the mom found it impossible to do anything more than sit there? IDK, but for some reason, that part of the story doesn't make sense to me.

  • valannb22

    It's understandable. Everyone is certainly entitled to have their own opinions about things, and things like this always bring on strong emotions. You just have to remember that just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't automatically make them stupid.

  • vxiii

    he is the cutest little boy, i hope they beat that piece of shit bastard Hayes to death… kick his head and stomp on it daily until he drops dead from brain damage…

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

    The quotes were from the first link:

    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.as

  • mommy0f5

    The grandmother says that the boys and their mom were staying with her for several months before moving into that guys apartment a couple of weeks ago. So if he was beating herat all during the 4 months or so that they've been together, why would she have moved her and the boys into his home only a few weeks ago? hearing this, it makes it seem so much more odd that the brutality picked up so quickly and over something so trivial. I wonder if this guys has done something like this before to other women and children.

  • Smiley

    Motherfucker had to sleep sometime. Especially if he was on pot/vicodin. After the first day of the beating, why couldn't she go and bash his head in with a cast iron skillet or something while he was sleeping/passed out?? Then take her baby and RUN. I do empathize with abused women, I saw my own mom get abused, but you HAVE to get ugly and defend your kids, if need be. I'm glad she tried (it's more than alot of incubators do), but it wasn't enough. Now her penis is safetly locked away, and she has no son. POS could have been dead, and she still could have had her kid. Get it??

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

    “Hayes was released from prison in July after serving nearly two years for assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and third-degree fleeing a police officer, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records.”

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

    Here's his offender profile:
    http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile.as

  • Smiley

    But HE ended up dead, not HER. Which means his assbeating was WORSE. Much, much worse. Which makes her kinda lame. The only way one of my kids would get beaten or dead like that by some dude is if I was *already dead*. Ever heard of “over my dead body”????

  • OnceSilent

    This one is just too painful..I have no words, poor precious baby…

  • tenente

    crazy her myspace quote is

    “I fall more in love with him everyday…. Thanks for always making me happy baby. I Love Brandon!!”

    that's like twilight zone shit.

  • tenente

    jesus christ she posted this on his wall

    “I love you so much and I am so lucky to be your girl… you have given me more than I ever dreamed my life would be. I don't know how I would ever live without you now, you have given me to much in life and you are my life. I will always love you know matter what.”

  • mommy0f5

    O_o

  • tenente

    I dunno, the mother needs to go to jail but to rip into her and call her evil and shit, it's just a little myopic. Okay, first it's hard enough to put yourself in someone's shoes when you're where you are and she was where she was. But three-four days is a ridiculously long time. But, add on top of that that she's a drug addict.
    Look, like all the parents who are like I'd kill him, etc. coming from an ex-heroin addict, you don't think like that when you're a drug addict. Hell, you pretty much are biochemically incapable of really caring about anything.
    Like I said, she deserves real serious jail time. But, to call her evil and all this stuff and to say “oh I would've done this” is a little ignorant. Now of course, drug addicts have such a stigmatism that most probably will see that as only more of a reason to call her a worthless evil psychotic bitch, but I'd at least suggest that you maybe give her a little benefit that she was not in any way close to her correct state of mind.
    Now, the guy, on the other hand, anyone ever seen the movie Lady Vengance? I'm thinkin that, and then some.

  • tenente

    eh, aren't you making assumptions that oppose his assumptions? Where does it state she was not abused daily? Where does it state that she was not a serious drug addict? Cause… I'm seeing conjecture on both sides.

  • tutkill

    Did you like the picture of Gangsta Love on her myspace???? urghhhhhh

  • mommy0f5

    I don't know if this will work, but it brought tears to my eyes. He's the same age as my second to youngest son, and all I could think of was that it easily could have been him in this video. I see he was laid to rest today, I hope the family has the strength to get through this together, and I hope that his big brother has nothing but unconditional love and happiness from this day forward.

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  • mommy0f5

    fixed

  • Smiley

    Not trying to argue with you here, but *I* never called her evil. I do think she was probably a sad, beaten down soul. But she's going to be sadder and more beaten down now forever because her son is dead. I do believe she truly loves her sons and is sick over this. Just from her myspace you can tell she loves her kids enough to take a million sweet pictures of them like I and many others do with our own kids.

    “But, to call her evil and all this stuff and to say “oh I would've done this” is a little ignorant”

    Again, never said she was evil. But it is not ignorant for me to say “I would have done this”. Because I once had a new guy that screamed in the face of my five year old son and startled my son into instant tears. he did not hit my son, screamed in his face. After I soothed my son, I sent him out to play. Then I proceeded to take out the trash. I learned then that in those circumstances if you act crazier than the other person, they will say F this and scoot. So yeah, I'm pretty confident in saying that I would never take that treatment without fighting back visiously.
    That being said, I think the loss of her son is way more punishment than the courts could ever give her.

  • Tundratot

    I share your feelings here,except to say that I've never been tried in these kind of circumstances. I know when I read these things, at a substantial remove from the action, I have all kinds of vengeful feelings and earnest advice for the mother or on-lookers. Same with movies where things going elicit a reaction from me. But, my experience with myself is that I'm a paper tiger. Fear is a real-time thing for me (not like my husband who experiences it after the fact). I don't think well on my feet, never have witty repartee handy, and have very little confidence that I would actually be able to put up a decent fight. But, given this unhappy self-knowledge, I do like to think that I would at least get out the back door at the first opportunity, whether while the POS slept, or was dazed in front of the TV. Hopefully, I'll nver know. But, I have to give others a measure of sympathy and credit, believe they did their best. I can't expect that everyone can do better than I. Maybe I can pat myself on the back for not getting into this situation at all.

  • defenestratethis

    *Yawns* I get so tired of battered women using that old tired story in an effort to justify their pathetic inability to protect their own children from the wrath of these kinds of monsters. It seems to me that one gets some kind of payoff (however sick or twisted it may be) by continuing in a relationship such as this one. He was a drug dealer, huh? Would it surprise anyone here if she was in the throes of addiction, and that whatever was happpening to her son took a back seat, so that she could continue to get high via her prick boyfriend? Shes not retarded or in a wheel chair is she? Why then, did she not protect her child or die trying in the attempt? Because shes weak, irresponsible and stuck in the role of perpetual victim..and being a 'victim' she can avoid looking at the real truth about herself.

  • Smiley

    I agree, never been tried in those exact circumstances. But going on how I felt with just the screaming, how I reacted, I do think if he had actually struck my son it would have been a bloody scene in my place, with a fair amount of blood being his. I remember feeling like if I couldn't get him outta my house ASAP, I was gonna grab every knife in my knife block to make my point. I'd give her that, that maybe she was not as kamikaze as me lol. But like you said, why not just sneak out with the kids when his lame ass was sleeping?? I would think most moms would rather die fighting, than to just sit by and watch your baby die. I dunno, maybe I'm wrong. Not trying to insult anyone here, just going with my momma feelings (and every other momma I personally know).
    As far as being with a guy that would actually physically harm my kids?

    “Maybe I can pat myself on the back for not getting into this situation at all.”

    I pat us both on the back girl ;o)

  • grand mother of 10

    so was I but no one EVER laid a hand on any of my kids… They knew better !! But then again I wasn't a drugged up addict..in the 4 days that he was doing this he had to sleep or go to the toilet. RUN, Run like the devil is after you and get your kids out of there…the police station is only a few blocks from their house how hard would it be to get there…

  • grand mother of 10

    I totally agree with you. And before anyone says don't say that unless you have been there, I have been …Shes still breathing and isn't on life support so NO she did not do enough to protect her baby… She failed both of her sone !!!! RIP Little Angel Dominick

  • Grand mother of 10

    These people had only been together a short time… He didn't get out of prison until about 6 months ago.. go to OTIS and read his MDOC report… Why don't you go to the web site Justice for Dominick Calhoun and become a fan then go to all the links and read the reports on both of these people… Then let us know how you feel…

  • Smiley

    No matter how may times you say “I'm sorry” you just keep attacking anyone who doesn't give the mother every inch of empathy. I'm assuming you saw her myspace….is it because she's really pretty? Because you already said you're not related to her. So what is it?? I'm sincerely trying to figure you out. Not trying to start a fight. Is it because she doesn't look like the typical chick that would be so desperate as to choose a loser like this guy over her own kids? I agree, she looks like the kind of girl who could have her pick of decent men. But yet, she chose this sack of flaming shit. I wonder why too. Honestly, I'm trying to figure out if you just like playing “devil's advocate”, or if you just like to start fights. please enlighten me…..

  • kbryan

    Oh my God, how do I get to this town & what's the quickest way to get arrested there? I would gladly suffer the bad food & general atmosphere just to close enough to this piece of shit/ Walking in on a jaywalking ticket & leaving with manslaughter would kinda balance karma in my favor. I hope your asshole draws up under your nose the rest of your life so you can watch every time you're GOING to be screwed while in there big man-baby killer.
    Rest In Peace Dominick – God's waiting for you

  • Tundratot

    Yeah, she said it, but look at the date. It was before she moved in with him. She must not have seen his true colors until she did.

  • http://www.scribblemuse.com ScribbleMuse

    It is hard to find words after reading this. Times like this I understand the typical mindset of others that they do not want to hear this, but at the same time it pisses me off even more that there are so many millions of dollars spent in shit like anti-smoking or tabloid runs about the latest celebrity affair–but yet the outrages done against little Dominick will never get that publicity. People would rather duck their heads and feel that they're doing enough by donating a dollar to the latest breast cancer drive, when horrifying outcomes like this would easily be lessened if there was more public outcry and outrage against the situation.

    The only thing i have to say about the mother is that as a formerly abused single mom, and a former child who dealt with abuse, the bitch has her own guilt to live with, and if she isn't going to be forced by the courts to deal with it, it doesn't lessen the fact that she definitely owns a part of it. I don't care if she has had her head kicked in every day, she has had chances to get her children to safety. By choosing to place them and KEEP them in this danger, she has had a part in the horrific torture of Dominick.

    SM

  • pikeman

    Where do these pieces of shit come from? This fucker should be tortured just like he did to that poor boy. I don't always go along with the death penalty, but reading this sure makes me wish Michigan had one. They definitely should put him in general population and make his cell mate the biggest meanest baddest Bubba in there.

  • pikeman

    The bitch was too stupid to realize what a piece of shit she was with. The worst part is she had a chance to get her son out of the situation before it was too late. It's fucked up when a woman puts some piece of shit like that before her own child.

  • MOMMA

    Yes i agree with everything u said!!!!! There is something that just takes over you when your children r in danger….Im just dispointed and sad that his mother failed to protect her child and hope for justice with the ASSHOLE that beat him to death….AND to the real father of the little boy my prayers r with you…Im so sorry for your loss and hope that any women thats in a abusive relationship that has kids PLEASE!!!!!! get out or tell someone…No matter how scared u r!!!! Everyone has to sleep sometime!

  • M.Y.

    To the self-righteous mothers: What do you seek to gain from attacking this woman? Validation of your superior mothering skills? Satisfaction believing that you would NEVER, EVER have done what she had done, that you would have smashed this bastard's head in before he even laid a hand on your child, or you would never have stayed with him because he's a violent drug addict? That's what you'd like to believe, because it makes you feel better about yourselves.

    I'm honestly shocked at the number of comments I've seen on posts about these types of cases in which the commenters viciously attack only the mother and never mentions the murderer boyfriend. It's almost as if those people are implicitly vindicating and even feeling sorry for the sorry bastards for murdering their girlfriends' children because the women were irresponsible mothers. “Sorry you had to stay with these stupid fucking bitches who didn't care enough to protect their children. It's not your fault they couldn't control your violent, drug-fueled tempers or leave you even though you'll threaten to kill/maim/torture them or everyone they love if they do so. Don't worry, it's not like you could help it or anything; it's entirely the bitch's fault.” It's like blaming the husband's affairs on the wife not being good enough in bed; the wife/girlfriend's inadequacy at something does not excuse the husband's/boyfriend's poor judgment or actions, and “he couldn't help it, so it's her fault” argument is so stupid it hurts. Sorry, but those beliefs are as archaic as the Victorian period is far in the past.

  • Ev1lg1rl

    OMFG–puhleeze. The poor abused mother? More likely the lazy, weak, usless cumdumpster who chose to give birth, then threw her own flesh and blood to the wolves because it was easier than protecting him. And so she took a boot to the head. So what? You'd have to do a hell of a lot more to me before I'd let you injure my DOG, let alone kill my child. In fact, if my DOG were about to be hurt, either myself or his attacker would be leaving the apartment in a body bag. But this bag of pus will just continue on with her life, and probably go on to breed more victims for her next penis to abuse. Have another toke sister, it'll make you feel better. And before you ask, I have been a victim of domestic abuse, a lot of it a hell of a lot worse than it looks like this bint got, but somehow I still managed to never allow anyone or anything else in my care to be hurt or killed, and had the good sense to get out while the getting was good. Sympathy for this waste of skin? I think not. I hope she ends up in a cell with a mother who actually cares about her kids. Then she can see what abuse you can't get away from is really like.

  • ev1lg1rl

    I don't think anyone is excusing his actions. The point is, it was not his kid, so he had much less reason to care or feel anything for him. Personally I think he's a vile piece of shit that no punishment could ever be severe enough for, but that has nothing to do with the fact that the one person in that house who DID have a connection to this little boy and SHOULD have protected him didn't. There, feel better now?

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I was abused, too. It didn't stop me from leaving my ex when I felt like he was becoming a danger to our child. He never hit our child, but I was afraid for her, because he had hit me.

    Then again, I wasn't living with a drug dealer, and I wasn't using.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    What is your definition of “long-term?”

  • lindsay

    Well Sugarglider1,
    Doesn’t it make your little brain glow to realize that you are so much smarter than those around you?
    What do you know about abuse?
    My ex-husband was a boxer who beat me on a regular basis. I had no self-esteem. I was too emotionally out of it to realize that having a child with this individual would not be such a hot idea.
    The last day that I was with this scum is when he was trying to choke me to death and our son, who was almost 2 at the time, jumped on his father’s leg and tried to hit him with his baby bottle to get the bastard to stop killing his mommy.
    I was 800 miles away from any family. I was in the Army and knew nobody around me.
    I got that asshole the hell away from us.
    So, sugarglider1…you are the type of female that makes me sick. You are the reason why women think it’s okay to be so fucking weak.
    As a woman, I am very offended that you think that physical violence, in itself, is a reason for a woman to turn her back on her own child.
    The bitch knew her son was being hurt and was too weak to get help for him. Period.
    She may have gotten a black eye and a busted mouth, but her little boy would have been safe. her self-preservation won out. She’s now alive-probably in the process of producing another baby that she’s too much of a pussy to take care of. And…baby Dominick is a corpse.
    So…fuck YOU. I hope you have no kids. If you do, I feel for them because I don’t think that you have the sense to protect them.

  • lindsay

    Brave and perfect? If you’re weak, you shouldn’t have kids. Quit excusing this woman’s actions. Women have been fighting for equality for many years now. We can’t pick and choose our equalities. We have to take the good with the bad.
    When you have children, they are your alpha and your omega. If you get killed protecting them, so be it.
    I have 4 children and they are my world. Any mother, any protective and loving mother will agree with me. There are no exceptions.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I believe that a news report said that she had a hysterectomy some years back.

  • torvin

    I have read a lot of judgement and anger directed at the mother & her boyfriend. I understand and empathize. I know that many who read this story want to see both of them suffer horribly and die agonizing deaths before they have a chance to get to trial.

    I want something different. I want the justice system to have its way with both of these people. More than likely, both will be found guilty, and will be sentenced to long, life-eating sentences. Since Michigan has no death penalty, Hayes will likely be handed a sentence so much longer than a human lifespan that he'll never even have a chance at parole, much less freedom. Baker will likely be given a sentence that will take her well into senior-citizenhood before she leaves prison. Good. I want them to live out long lives.

    Prison society has a hierarchy. Those who injure, abuse or murder the defenseless are the lowest order of life in prison. Prison society will take care to see to it social justice is meted out. And I hope they take a long, long time doing it.

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

    I want to say thank you to everyone who commented and those who shared this story on Twitter, FaceBook, etc. with others. Just knowing that Dominick's story touched so many people really made everything we do here at DD worth every minute of of it. Thank you!

  • tenente

    that's true. It's hard to chose the right post to “reply” to as it was sort of a blanket post. I think what is the hardest part for anyone that reads this story is trying to understand how a human being is capable of that. Not once, no, see that while I could never relate to, I understand one having a passionate response to a situation that is grossly, disgustingly wrong. But over that length of time, for him never to come to his senses, I think that's the hardest part of this to stomach.
    I think one reason to attack the mother is because people, including me, want vengeance on this kind of thing. Problem is, we look at this guy, and we realize that no matter what we say or do to him, it wont affect him cause he, and I don't say this often, has no soul. So, we go for the only one involved (aside from the victim) who does.
    I guess the only reason I defend her is because no matter what anyone says or calls her, she will be living with a hell that none of us will ever truly understand and a part of me feels bad for her no matter how much she fucked up.

    But, I think the visceral reaction that this story has been getting, the fact that I've heard my friends mention it, not demonites, but people who watch “regular (haha)” news. The fact that this has garnered so much attention, makes me feel a little better because I think thank god this has not just become the norm, thank god there are still many many people who react to this shit emotionally.

  • lisaznola

    corrine baker: ” I fall more in love with him everyday…. Thanks for always making me happy baby. I Love Brandon!!
    Mood: loved
    Posted at 12:51 PM Jan 29″

    So as of Jan 29th she still seems to be with a different guy.

    Also, looking at all the pix she looks as if she did a quick drug spiral downward. Then again actually looking through her pix with her friends, not of the boys, she seems to have wanted some sort of waste-oid thug life, and for such a young person she seems to have lost too many other people her age. Possibly a sign that she has been a druggy for a while, just held it together better (for appearances at least) than many others.
    This seems like a short term explosion that she took her kids to.
    Or, she was just way more fucked up than she let other people know for a long time, some people are really good at hiding it.
    Either way, her baby deserved better than this.
    She obviously had family that would help, look how quickly her father called the cops. Makes her worse. The victims of long term abuse are usually slowly separated from their ties, the people that would and could help before the real abuse begins.

    I have to kind of agree, she sacrificed the baby for her drugs.
    That poor 8 year old. What he saw and knows will always haunt him. I hope that he is getting help!

    I really hope Dominick suffers somehow. Slowly beating a baby to death over the course of 4 days is not something that deserves a quick painless death.

  • jenna

    That’s what happened with me, too. The day I left my ex he was trying to kill me in the kitchen and our daughter saw and SCREAMED so bad he actually stopped for a second. That was game over.

  • betty daisy

    @sugarglider….I Live by this town were this horrific killing of this precious boy happened…NO this mother did not do everything she could to protect her son, she is a know druggie and she allowed herself to move in with the P.O.S 9 days before this happened ..SHE alllsowed this drug dealer, person who has a violent history with multiple arrest and a ppo against him to babysit her child (in fact he was “babysitting” whjen the incident with him peeing on the couch happened)) sooooo it doesnt take a genius to use commonsense that compared to that poor littl;e boys injusries which were unimaginable, her injuries dont even compare. Not to mention, in this scumbags mugshot he didnt even have a scratch or mark on his face. Also when Dominicks grandpa got there she was getting out of the shower (FACT) and that little boy was laying in his room dying, so NO this is not one of those abusive situation were she was afraid to tthis, this was one of those ‘classic’ situations were a mom picks drugs, partying and having a ‘bad boy’ man over her child. Also they were planning on packing up and leaving before anyone could find them….so dont go defending this , woman( who I’m not even going to call a mom) before you know all your facts…..she is undefendable

  • betty daisy

    There isa also a facebook page called ‘corrine baker is a liar;…even her own family member are ‘fans’ of…

  • Anonymous

    Bravo and well said, finally we are hearing from someone who actually lives near and knows the real story. Sounded pretty hinky to me, that for 4 days this boy was being beaten over and over again, and the Mother is still alive? I would have DIED saving my child, there is no excuse as to why the authorities were not called or even an ambulance!!The child lay dying on his floor while his Mother took a shower? She needs to be charged too.

  • mommy0f5

    The reason we don't attack him is because he's a monster, everybody knows he's fucked in the head and I think we can safely say that anybody reading this story wishes he dies the most painful, agonizing,drawn out death imaginable.
    The reason we attack her is because she is a mother and she allowed this to happen. We are mothers, some of us have even been in abusive relationships and know exactly how we put our life on the line to make sure nothing like this ever happened to our children. We find it easier to attack her because we have either been in her place, or we can at least get inside her head and see exactly how we did or would have handled it.
    It's harder to get inside his head, and nobody really cares to. There are no words for what he has done, so why bother? Just because we didn't mention what we would like to happen to him, doesn't mean we haven't considered it.

  • Sugarglider1

    Still not excusing her, but just reposting the following quotes…broken bones and cigarette burns? Yikes. One of the things that occurs to me here is that the neighbors in the apartment building FUCKING SUCK for not calling the police ever. No excuse for THEM not to have. It's not like it's a hard thing to do, or like it even means “getting involved.”

    “Baker says she wanted to take Dominick to the hospital for treatment, but her boyfriend didn’t want to get in trouble. She says he held her and her son hostage, brutally beating them. “

    “I was screaming,” says Baker. “Screaming at the top of my lungs, and nothing… and no, no hope inside. I thought I was going to die.”

    “Neighbors tell NBC25 they heard her screams, but they didn’t want to get involved in a domestic dispute. They say they didn’t realize how bad the situation was.”

    “Every time I'd go to Dominick he’d rip me off him, and I'd go back and try to protect him as best I could.”

    “Baker says she laid on top of her child to shield him from her boyfriend’s brutality. She suffered broken bones, bruises, and cigarette burns. She says she was in and out of consciousness.”

  • mommy0f5

    Broken bones or not, the fact that she walked out of that house, the fact that she is breathing and able to tell her story, while her little boy is laying in a box 6 feet under ground, proves that she gave up on her son.
    He's dead and she isn't, she failed him. [/story]

  • Sugarglider1

    Sure. Has anyone questioned that fact? Not that I have seen. I doubt that even she herself would question it.

  • MiMom

    The situation was not as dire as some may think for the mother! As her son lay dying in the bedroom, her 8 year old son was allowed to go out to play! No desperate calls for help! Nothing! The mother's 16 year old sister came by to buy drugs and no secret plea for her to send help! As stated before, the boyfriend didn't have a scratch on him. So many think this man is such a monster for doing this to a child (I agree whole heartedly) however, what a pathetic excuse for a human being this “mother” is!
    Saddest thing of all in this story – There is a chance she may regain custody of her 8 year old son, who witnessed the brutal torture and murder of his brother, while the mother stood by and did nothing!

  • Sugarglider1

    One thing I do not doubt, going by her Myspace and the hefty load of photos of her children, is that she loved Dominick and that she loves the older son as well. IF she goes through drug rehab and has extensive counseling, etc, she may actually be the best bet for custody of her other son. Children cannot raise themselves. Going into foster care is rarely the best option. But perhaps there is someone else in the immediate family who could step in?

  • over it

    u should really read up on the shit, she did NOT get her shit kicked in!!! she has some puffy eyes aww poor slut! God for once would u stupid ass people read and know it all b4 u go trying to save this bitch!

  • deadskinmask213

    I have had a few days to dwell on this. I have looked at her myspace seen all of her pictures. It's stories like these that linger with me make me feel depressed and angry to know that people actually do things like this. They have no compassion no dignity. This story has been on my mind since I read it on friday night first thing that came to my mind when I woke up today was pictures of this little guy and the remembrance of this horrifying incident. I just want to scream but I have no one to scream at. Things like this just make me wish I could shut the book on humanity and say end of story. No matter what we do how good we are how kind we try to be there will allways be people like this out there. It breaks my heart to try and imagine the pain this boy felt. Regardless of weather this boys mom tried to help him or not this was still her fault for bringing her childern into this situation. She is not the only one who failed these boys the neighbors failed them as well they probably didnt call the police because the place they lived was no better than a crackhouse they themselves were too worried about their own skins to save his. Also this little guy was still wearing pullups they dont really tend to hold alot of liquid this kid probably needed changed a few hours before he had the accident. I would bet money he had been sitting in his own filth for a good while before his pullup overflowed. From the looks of her myspace mom tended to love to party alot. She also had alot of pictures of her kids it tore me up inside to look at those pictures to see this little boy and his big brother. There was one of them playing with toys looking happy enjoying life.Just being a kid with an unadulterated perception on humanity. We really need to start making people take psych evaluation's before we start placing these little beings into the parents hands. It may not help completly but it would be a start. I have so much more on this subject to say but I just dont know how to express it at this point.

  • Sugarglider1

    Noticed pictures of the very sad father at the funeral. But where was he, anyway? Not paying child support, that much seems clear. Dominick's well-being was his responsibility as much as it was Corrine's–and D's father, unlike Corrine, wasn't being beaten throughout the 4 days his son was being tortured by Brandon Hayes.

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

    I believe someone said the father was fighting for custody. Not sure, but I will try and find a link.

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

    Damn. The mother left him there with the asshole!!!

    “In the midst of the four days of alleged torture that killed her son, Dominick Calhoun’s mother walked out of the house and left the trouble there behind, according to court records.'

    “Her parents picked Dominick’s mother up for a doctor’s appointment that Friday — April 9, the day after police say the abuse of 4-year-old Dominick began. “

    “She went and returned.”

    “And, never notified anyone of the alleged abuse going on behind closed doors, according to a petition filed by the Department of Human Services. “

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

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

    “Court documents also indicate that Dominick suffered burns to the genitals and showed signs he was sexually assaulted.”

    “Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said the criminal investigation is ongoing as it relates to the allegations of sexual abuse and the mother failing to protect Dominick. “

    From the same link above:

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/W7EQ2ZFEVAPVL24UTJGM6W5JKM ChristyD

    That broke my heart. My son called it “ogurt” too :(

    Poor lil baby.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/W7EQ2ZFEVAPVL24UTJGM6W5JKM ChristyD

    M.Y.,
    In no way are we feeling sorry for the POS boyfriends. The mother is simply culpable for the choices she made.
    Check it out: It is one thing to date someone in your teens and twenties and blindly wait for them to show their true colors. It is a whole different animal altogether to shack up with someone (who BTW had a heinous violent past whether she knew about it or not) and to bring to the table your two small sacrifices. And then to leave them alone with said Unrelated Violent person. She had a duty to 1.) Be wary 2.) investigate him and 3.) BE WARY and super vigilant about her boys' safety.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/W7EQ2ZFEVAPVL24UTJGM6W5JKM ChristyD

    Oh my god. This makes me cry. That poor, poor little boy.
    And in a state w/o the DP. I am speechless.

  • Christy

    >>The mother was ordered not to contact her other son or attend Dominick’s funeral, according to court documents.<<

    Good.

  • mommy0f5

    Oh my fucking god. I KNEW that bitch could have walked out at any time..the fact that she did actually takes me by surprise. I gave the piece of shit a bit too much credit, i'm stunned.
    Sexual assault on top of everything else? That poor baby boy endured every horror imaginable before he finally just let go.

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

    Yeah. I was reserving judgment on her myself. I was waiting to hear her side and some proof she was held prisoner. (handcuffs, rope, chains, phone ripped out of wall, etc.) If this is true, she deserves a REAL ass beating now. I don't get it and I don't want to get it because if there is ever a day that I put my own life before my child's…someone needs to put me out of my fucking misery.

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

    This is all I have found so far of the father:

    “Dominick and his 8-year-old half-brother, lived in Livingston County for most of their lives. They had moved into the Argentine Township apartment with their mother and her boyfriend just a few weeks ago, on March 30. She had been dating the boyfriend since December.

    She retained custody of Dominick last year after her relationship ended with Dominick’s father, Eric Calhoun. Both Calhoun and her parents also wanted custody of Dominick.

    Dominick moved with his parents from home to home most of his life, living at times with both sets of grandparents as well as a few family friends over the years, said paternal grandfather Rick Calhoun, 50, of Linden.

    They didn’t have stable lives, but they were always loved, he said.”

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

  • ev1lg1rl

    OMG Sugarglider–have you never heard the saying “It's far better to say nothing and have people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”? Seriously. Now you want to hold the father, who almost definately didn't know the level of abuse this little boy was suffering as responsible as the worthless cumdumpster who not only knew, but was actually allowed to walk out of the house in the midst of the whole thing and didn't even make the weakest attempt to get help? Really? How is he as culpable as the lazy, drug addled whore who was, by allowing it to go on, in effect giving her oh so precious penis the green light to kill her kid? Knowing this fact now, my only thought is the bitch didn't get half of what she deserved. Once she's been rightly charged and convicted, I trust her new “housemates” will remedy this oversight.

  • Sugarglider1

    Well, yeah, typically on DD the question is asked “where was the other parent”? It certainly LOOKS like Corrine was addicted to some serious drugs and time has shown that she wasn't acting in her children's best interests, so, hell yes, I think the question is pertinent! I would be curious to know if he had knowledge of the living conditions (I assume so, since the paternal grandfather is the one who called the police), or was making any attempt to gain custody, or paying any child support, or making any efforts whatsoever on his children's behalf. Both parents are responsible for a child. THAT's what I wrote. You can twist what I wrote, if it pleases you, but it doesn't change what I actually wrote. Telling me off for asking a question that is ALWAYS asked in these cases is asinine.

  • Sugarglider1

    I found a timeline online of the 4 days, but I'm still not clear on what happened when. I am assuming she left the house before things really escalated, because she couldn't have been casually walking around with black eyes and a cigarette burn on her forehead. From what I can tell, the worst abuse to Dominick must have happened later At any rate, the details still seem sketchy, and I've tried to look up what I can. I'm also curious to know what broken bones she has–are we talking a pinky finger or what? If it's a pinky finger, she can pretty much go fuck herself with it. At any rate, I'm sure she will be charged with whatever she deserves–this isn't a case anyone is ignoring. The police involved are all saying it's the worst case they've seen of this kind. I'm also wondering more generally how long all this abuse was going on. Was it all contained to the 4 days? I haven't found anything to clarify.

  • Sugarglider1

    According to the paternal grandfather (the one who called the cops), as I've read on several news sources, Corinne and Brandon were together for 6 months. But that would be before December. Lots of details still to emerge or be clarified with this case.

  • Tundratot

    “The mother’s boyfriend seemed like a nice guy, buying gifts for Dominick and his brother and coming over for dinner, said Marty Baker, 49, Dominick’s maternal grandfather.

    “I guess I’m just too trusting,” said Julie Baker.

    Eric Calhoun — who called Dominick “a good kid” and a smart boy who was looking forward to going to school — also said the boyfriend seemed harmless and didn’t think anything like this could happen. “

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/

    So, even the bio-father did not realize what this guy was like. Judging from the latest articles, no one who met him did. I have to wonder if any of them knew his occupation and past (except the sister that called grandpa for help).

    Personally, I think any mother who knowingly moves in with a drug dealer, and violent felon needs her head examined. It's possible, I suppose, that she did not know he was a felon, it's not like prison records are there for anyone to see, tattooed on foreheads. But she must have known he was dealer. And,now that it's come to light that she left Dominick with him again on Friday . . . I'm through trying to defend any aspect of her actions. That was a golden opportunity to get the police or a posse of male relatives with clubs — missed. I'm confused, though, about her whereabouts when the police finally came on Monday. The news articles all state she was on the floor curled around him. And then there are several people here on the forum who say, no, she was in the shower when the police got there. Huh?

    All this aside, I want to rant and rave about the inhuman alien being that did the beatings. Nothing would be too much to punish him. Nothing! And tough guy needs a suicide vest?! Here I thought that was a bullet-proof vest. Either way, really not necessary. I hope anyone out there that wants to take potshots at him not only gets the chance, but that they not aim too carefully. And, maybe they can use salt pellets or fragmenting ammunition, just to make it painful and enduring. Maybe the slime wad could be used for skin donation, pieces cut off while he's alive and unsedated, to benefit burn victims. It might be especially fun to use his scrotum skin for baseballs and let the prisoners use them for recreation.

  • blondie734

    This woman left the house after her child was beat and called no one! Her Myspace page is loaded with drunken pics of herself. Yeah, real upstanding mother.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a video with the mother telling what happened.
    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/video.aspx?id=443448

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Okay–any sympathy I had for her as a “victim” just went away. She should be nailed to the wall with that shitstain mouthbreather she was fucking. That fucking dumbass cunt could have saved him, but she didn't. As far as I'm concerned, she's just as guilty as her pet penis.

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

    In the video it said that her family was not returning her calls. Even they believe she could have done more to protect her son.

  • Dp

    Her sister is only 16 yrs old, she goes to school with my little brother. I would expect that she was probably a little scared!

  • dp

    She had more to do with this situation. Don’t you think in a span of 2 days Brandon went to the bathroom or slept at which time she could have picked up her child and ran outside and screamed for help!!!!!! Plus she says she noticed burns on him on thursday and just did nothing about it… bullshit if you ask me!

  • guest

    Actually I live in argentine and you can almost see the police station from those apts!

  • NV

    Sugarglider, she moved in this with this guy 9 days before the murder. why are you going on and on about a longterm history of abuse?

  • Anonymous

    State moves to take brother from Dominick Calhoun’s mother

    GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) — (04/19/10) — Court records have shed some light on what Dominick Calhoun’s mother was doing during one of the days he was being beaten.

    Authorities say the 4-year-old boy was tortured and ultimately killed by her boyfriend, Brandon Hayes.

    Calhoun was taken off of life support one week ago.

    A petition filed by the Department of Human Services asks for a court order to remove Dominick’s, older, half brother from their mother’s care.

    At a news conference last Thursday when charges were announced against Brandon Hayes, investigators outlined a timeline.

    “The torturous beatings of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun began on Thursday, April 8th,” Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said.

    All because the toddler wet himself on the couch, according to authorities.

    Investigators say Hayes hit his girlfriend, Dominick’s mother, too, and the abuse continued in their Argentine Township apartment Friday.

    Court records show Dominick’s mother was picked up from that apartment that day, but she did not report that anything was wrong between herself, her children or Hayes.

    After Dominick’s death, his mother told authorities Hayes had just started being abusive in the last week. She asked him about burns on the boy’s hand. Hayes said he touched a hot stick in the fire pit.

    Dominick’s older, half-brother, according to court records, said Hayes put the toddler under hot water, and that he had been hurting him for three days.

    Hospital staff said there was evidence of sexual abuse.

    [...]

    http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&id=7394261&rss=rss-wjrt-article-7394261

  • Anonymous

    State moves to take brother from Dominick Calhoun’s mother

    GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) — (04/19/10) — Court records have shed some light on what Dominick Calhoun’s mother was doing during one of the days he was being beaten.

    Authorities say the 4-year-old boy was tortured and ultimately killed by her boyfriend, Brandon Hayes.

    Calhoun was taken off of life support one week ago.

    A petition filed by the Department of Human Services asks for a court order to remove Dominick’s, older, half brother from their mother’s care.

    At a news conference last Thursday when charges were announced against Brandon Hayes, investigators outlined a timeline.

    “The torturous beatings of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun began on Thursday, April 8th,” Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said.

    All because the toddler wet himself on the couch, according to authorities.

    Investigators say Hayes hit his girlfriend, Dominick’s mother, too, and the abuse continued in their Argentine Township apartment Friday.

    Court records show Dominick’s mother was picked up from that apartment that day, but she did not report that anything was wrong between herself, her children or Hayes.

    After Dominick’s death, his mother told authorities Hayes had just started being abusive in the last week. She asked him about burns on the boy’s hand. Hayes said he touched a hot stick in the fire pit.

    Dominick’s older, half-brother, according to court records, said Hayes put the toddler under hot water, and that he had been hurting him for three days.

    Hospital staff said there was evidence of sexual abuse.

    [...]

    http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&id=7394261&rss=rss-wjrt-article-7394261

  • Anonymous

    Since you think you know it all lets see if it matchs up

    After Dominick’s death, his mother told authorities Hayes had just started being abusive in the last week

    Nope mom wasnt getting beat for any length of time
    She knew the freak 6 months not like it was yrs of programming and abusive relationship
    She is just as responsible for his death as the freak is
    I really hope a family member comes here to defend her

  • Anonymous

    Since you think you know it all lets see if it matchs up

    After Dominick’s death, his mother told authorities Hayes had just started being abusive in the last week

    Nope mom wasnt getting beat for any length of time
    She knew the freak 6 months not like it was yrs of programming and abusive relationship
    She is just as responsible for his death as the freak is
    I really hope a family member comes here to defend her

  • mommyto3luckyme

    I no longer have any sympathy for the mother!

    http://mcself.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/update-t

    They both deserve to fry in prison for his death.

  • Shawna

    this mother should be in jail along with her sick sadistic boyfriend. I have a 2 yr old and if anyone, (family/friends) ANYONE was doing this to my baby I would have done way more than this unfit mother did. She had only had little Dominick for a week and let this monster make her child suffer. If she was “held captive” ….as she says she was it had to have occurred after she had already failed to get help for little Dominick. She failed both of her children as well as herself. For what, a lowlife, ugly, waste of space that she’s been “dating” for 6 months. This was probably Corrine’s apartment and she was “allowing” this fool to stay there….he probably didn’t even buy the couch to begin with…the “priceless” couch that began the torturous terror on this innocent angel. For this women to be in that home during 90% or more of this horrific crime taking place is appalling. How could a mother lay next to her child and watch him suffer….Dominick suffered immensely. The reports say that when they found him his breathing was shallow, he had no teeth left in his mouth, his skull was bashed in, and there was not an inch on his body that wasn’t injured/bruised. This is one of the most horrific cases of child abuse that I have seen and I think that the mother deserves no sympathy. Obviously she had failed to protect her boys on many occasions previous to meeting this loser. Lastly, I want to know how the mother ended up taking over Dominick’s care a week prior to this occurring and why none of the family asked about Dominick or conditions at the home when they picked Mrs. Baker up. Whenever I see my parents and I don’t have my son she asks how he is, what he’s doing…The mother is definitely as much to blame as her crack head boyfriend. I hope little Dominick gets to watch this man die a slow and painful death from above…JUSTICE FOR DOMINICK

  • shawna

    NOMATTER WHAT THIS WOMEN (WENT THROUGH) SHE CHOSE TO BE IN THIS RELATIONSHIP AND SHE IS ALIVE!!!! DOMINICK DIDN’T CHOOSE TO HAVE THIS LOSER IN HIS LIFE, NOR DID HE CHOOSE TO NOT ALERT ANYONE WHEN SHE WILLINGLY LEFT THE HOUSE ON SATURDAY WITH HER PARENTS TO GO TO THE DOCTOR’S AND ACTED LIKE NOTHING WAS WRONG!!!!! SHE IS JUST AS MUCH TO BLAME IF NOT MORE SO FOR ALLOWING HER SON TO DIE!!!! SHE COULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE DUMB C*NT!

  • Marvelous Marvin Straggler

    I like the way you think, sweet mama. Maybe Sugarglider1 will get a clue that just because you get smacked around a bit doesn’t make you a hero. If she were a hero, the article would have read “Mother of two found dead on top of children, protecting them from an assault.” Some people are so quick to make excuses for shit heads like this that it makes me sick. What can you do, though? You better believe the cops would have found my corpse right along with the kids if I were in her shoes. There’s no fucking way I’d ever let someone spank my child, much less intentionally cause them pain for days, especially to this degree. Motherfucker had better killed me first, because one of us would’ve been dead. There is no defense or excuse for that whores actions. I hope she goes to hell. Sugarglider1 can lick her ass there to cool it off when the flames get too high.

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

    Okay, normally I do not like inserting myself into the debates we have on DD. But, this time I feel the need to say something. I bit my tongue of everthing I wanted to say about the mother because I was one of the few who hoped her story would be different than the hundreds we see day to day who ALWAYS put the penis first.

    I admit, after looking at her pics on Myspace, I believed she truly loved those babies to death. We see thousands of pics of abusive parents, and the norm is always… very few pics of the kids and way too many fugly pics of the parents. I wanted to hear her side before I made judgement.

    After researching this story every day since it first broke, there are not enough words for me to describe what I would like to happen to that cold-hearted bitch and her boyfriend. Sugarglider1 did something we rarely see on DD, and only the few and brave tackle. (Athena for one) She inserted a different viewpoint of the situation and, instead of voicing hatred right off, Sugarglider1 tried to find reason as to why the mother acted as she did.

    No, it did not excuse the mother’s actions, but she did help shine a limelight to why so many of these mothers ignore their child’s abuse. I do not believe in any way that Sugarglider1 was defending the mother or her actions. She was just trying to shed some light on why this bullshit happens to begin with.

  • Mommy0f5+

    I have never been so happy to see somebody hurt as I was when i saw this pic. Can you see all of the new and healing knots all over his forehead? It may not be as bad as he deserves,but hopefully it continues.

    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/photos.a

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

    Not nearly enough for me as I am sure others will agree. It would be nice if they just let him loose in a room with Dominick's grandparents and provided the same weapons on Left4Dead2. If they do not succeed, I still have a few achievements I need to get taken care of…

  • MaryQ

    i really dont get all the hate towards this mom. there is more hate for her than the killer.
    mom didnt just 'throw' herself over her son- she got the shit beat out of her. did anyone not see the photo's of her? people say they would have have killed Brandon before he was able to hurt the son. really???? if it was that easy, there would be a lot more dead men in the world.
    people say if it were them, Brandon would only be able to get to Dominick over their dead body. umm ok, sorry the mom didn't die but if she had, then what? do you think THAT would have stopped this abusing piece of shit from hurting Dominick? no!!! thank goodness the other brother at least still has his mother. if any of you bothered to look at the pics on her myspace page- it's EASY to see she loved those two boys!!!
    mom had been in an abusive relationship BEFORE Brandon. she posted about it on a CPS site a year ago. it's what she knew and felt she deserved for whatever reason. is she mother of the year? of course not!!! she does however sadly represent the all to many drug addicted mothers in abusive relationships.
    about mom leaving the house on Friday to go to the Dr-
    isnt it possible that mom was either told by Brandon or that she feared he would kill the boys while she was gone if she said anything? my god, this woman was not sitting around filing her nails while her son got beat to death. she was getting the shit beat out of her.

  • Mommy0f5+

    lmfao! She walked out of that house and went to a fucking doctors appointment for herself without ever mentioning a single word. NOT A WORD. This was after over one full day of poor Dominick being burnt,punched,and having his skull and genitals kicked in. She left and came back just as freely as her 8 year old son did. And no, her face wasn't that fucked up. Swollen eyes and a busted lip is not having the shit beat out of her. And seriously, why does it matter if she felt that SHE deserved nothing better, she apparently thought her baby boy didn't either. She was living with this guy for barely more than a week before allow him to torture her small child to death.
    It's not even like this was a new baby meeting new penis..she raised this boy for 4 fucking years and yet you can literally count on your fingers how many nights she shared a roof with this man before sacrificing her child's life to him.

  • Sugarglider1

    It is not AT ALL clear, as far as I can tell, what the timeline of abuse was. Unless you have access to some information I haven't seen anywhere? Seems the worst has to have happened later in the timeline, including the broken bones, hair ripped out, cigarette burns, and black eyes, etc to HER (obviously, since a doctor would have noticed all that)–much less the horrible injuries inflicted upon Dominick in his last hours of life.

    Most likely, after the initial instance of Brandon's abusiveness during the 4 day period, she stupidly believed/hoped that was going to be the last of it.

    The fact that she was in an abusive relationship before shows a pattern that helps to explain (not EXCUSE) the progress of events and failure to seek help. Like MaryQ, I also found that detail to be of interest, for sheer typicality. I assumed she must have been abused before by someone, and initially I assumed that someone was Brandon. But a previous abusive relationship would make the same sense.

    Now where is the information about living with the killer for only a week?? That's definitely not what I read.

    At any rate, this is a horrific case, and I'm sure we'll all be watching to see what the developments are from the investigation.

  • Mommy0f5+

    Actually, I read that they had been seeing each other since December, but that she had only been living in his apartment for 9 days. I'm not positive which site I read it from, I've read so many articles over the last few days.

  • deadskinmask213

    I looked up the address on google maps and it looks as if there is some type of medical treatment facility not more than 2 blocks away. Can anyone confirm if this is like a quick care of some kind like an in and out care facility? I still cant get this story out of my mind it I just cant stop thinking about this little boy and how everyone around him completly failed him. How did this happen? If this is a medical center of some kind it was just a hop skip and not even a jump away. I still dont know why they have not charged the mom in this childs death she was beat once and rolled over I would bet the farm on it. He probably told her to shut her mouth or he wasnt going to give her her fix. It's not like she will ever tell the truth I bet her oldest son could shed alot of light on this. Poor kid has to live with this the rest of his life (EPIC FAIL MOM!!!)

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

    “NBC25 has confirmed that Corrine Baker, the mother of Dominick Calhoun, the 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death, has been arrested in Livingston County.

    An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for Baker for violating her probation for a previous conviction of delivery of a controlled substance.”

    http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=4

  • lisaznola

    This story has stuck to me. Just thinking of the pain that baby suffered for 4 days and the shit the 8 year old saw.
    *shivers and gags*

    Even though she was not charged yet for this, can't her picture be up there? She allowed all this, so many other cracked out mothers do so much better.
    Hell,even the dollar store thief / meth head tried more (she did go back, kind of) for her kid.

    The more I read about this the more disturbed I get, and the more I feel 'mom' was less a victim and more like the disinterested neighbors.

  • Dakota Valkyrie

    Even her parents have dumped her.

    The parents of a Mid-Michigan woman whose 4-year-old son was beaten to death say their daughter could have done more to save the boy's life.
    [...]

    Julie and Martin Baker say they are relieved to hear their daughter is behind bars. They believe Baker had the chance to let someone know about the beatings but never did.
    [...]

    The Bakers say their daughter is partly to blame for Calhoun's death.

    “Our little angel would still be here. I'll say this until the day I die, all she had to say is one word,” Baker said.

    The Bakers say they picked up Corrine Baker at the apartment as the beatings were occurring.

    “If there was any indication at all, all she had to say, 'Dad' and point, and he would have gotten out of that car and up those stairs in five seconds flat. And he would have been in that apartment on this Friday morning,” Baker said.

    “We were talking with her. She was all happy and smiling and talking to Brandon on the phone,” Martin said.

    They say they talked to her again the next day. There was still no cry for help.

    “She called us on Saturday and we called her back, and that's the last time we heard from her,” Martin said.

    Calhoun was found on Sunday and taken to Hurley Medical Center where he died on Monday.
    [...]

    “We want nothing to do with her. The whole family is very, very angry with her,” Martin said.
    [...]

    Baker's parents blame both the man police say beat Calhoun to death and their own daughter.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/

  • benado

    She was also a drug abuser and as we all know that usually impairs your thinking..But frankly your train of reasoning is quite faulty. What you seem to be implying is that because she was also abused she should not be responsible in any way. I'm sorry but she is. So she had a crappy life, hey who hasn't.

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

    I think in this particular case, Ms. Baker has earned a write-up all her own. I'm just waiting for the day she's charged.

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

    Thanks for the update, Dakota!

  • Anonymous

    Grandma always said that people who swore constantly were too dumb to say what they had to say without swearing and this proves that she was right.

  • Anonymous

    No swearing from me, but my sentiments are with Marvin. Corrine had several chances to report the abuse. One does not have to be there in her shoes to know she preferred to protect her boyfriend over her child. Dominick was beaten black and blue and had his teeth knocked out by her low-life boyfriend. She did not care enough about her child to protect him and obviously chose her boyfriend over Dominick. The prosecution does not believe she was unable to report the abuse as she has been charged with 2nd degree murder. She is not worthy to be called mother and any names Marvin wishes to call her is quite fitting.

  • Anonymous

    She left the property at least 3 times after he was beaten. And it has come to light she did not say anything because he was in trouble with the law and she did not want child protective services involved…she is no victim in this. Just another woman who chose her dick over her child,

  • Anonymous

    Ahem…I have a degree in psychology. The mother was a known drug addict. Boyfriend is a known drug dealer. She lived with him only 9 days and by the 5th day he is beating her son to death. She is now charged with 2nd degree murder because she claimed she was unable to leave the home. But, this has now been shown to be a lie as she left 3 times after her son was beaten and there are witnesses to this. And now the story is that she did not want her boyfriend to be in trouble as the police were looking for him and she did not want child protection services involved. She was advised to take her son to the hospital, but refused although he was at death’s door. I think the facts speak for themselves.

  • Sugarglider1

    Explaining and excusing aren't the same thing. I think everyone wants to know how someone who seems to love her children could let something like this happen, is all.

  • Sugarglider1

    Ah, I see.

  • Sugarglider1

    Eh, she does have a file of party-like looking pics. But as Morbid pointed out, the file with pictures of the children is bigger. As for the party pics, I don't know, looking at my friends' Facebook pages, many of them have pictures of themselves having a good time…and are still good parents. I'm not excusing her for Dominick's death, I'm just saying some party pics doesn't = being a bad parent. Moving your kid into a house where serious drugs are being done and then failing to prevent your kid from being murdered, THAT is being a bad parent.

  • Sugarglider1

    So she has just been arrested but not charged as of yet? If she knew about the level of abuse in the end and still did nothing, I hope she gets what she deserves.

  • Sugarglider1

    UPDATE! Corrine Baker faces second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse charges in the death of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun. NBC25's Dave Kinchen is at a press conference now and will have details on NBC25 News at 6 p.m.

    http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/photos.a

    I am glad this is a fulllll investigation. I tend to take a nuanced view of abused mothers, BUT: If she had any idea at all how badly her son had been injured by this monster, she needs the full vengeance of the law brought down upon her. Period.

  • Dakota Valkyrie

    The Genesee County prosecutor’s office announced today it will charge a former
    Livingston County woman with second-degree murder in connection to the fatal
    beating of her 4-year-old son.

    Meanwhile, charges against the neighbors (some of whom heard the child’s cry, “Mommy, make it stop.”) who say they heard the abuse but failed to call police are not expected to face charges
    [...]

    DHS alleges in court documents that Baker, who is required to report abuse against her children, failed to tell anyone about what was going on in the couple’s Pinehurst apartment.

    Police allege that Baker had multiple opportunities to report the crime, and failed to do so.

    At one point, a friend entered the apartment and indicated that Calhoun needed medical attention. Hayes said he did not want to involve the cops because he had a warrant for his arrest, and Baker agreed so as not to involve Child Protective Services.

    In a separate incident, a family member told Baker to seek medical attention for her child, and she declined because she didn't want people to think she had hurt Calhoun.

    When Baker's sister came to the apartment, Corrine said she would seek medical attention for the child and never did.

    Finally, when four minors came to allegedly purchase drugs from Hayes, Baker told them not to touch her son because he was sleeping, but at that point police believe he was unconscious, according to Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell.
    [...]

    Hayes’ attorney is expected to seek a competency exam Tuesday to determine if Hayes is fit for trial.

    Meanwhile, Argentine Township Police Chief Daniel Allen said the neighbors can’t be charged because they aren’t mandatory reporters under the law.

    Allen said some neighbors reported hearing a “commotion” that sounded like banging on the walls. Those neighbors thought the couple was hanging pictures on the wall, the chief said.

    Other neighbors reported hearing the boy being “disciplined” as well as arguing and someone “yelling at the kids,” Allen said. Neighbors described the arguing as “verbal abuse,” but no one called 911.

    “Neighbors heard the kid calling for help,” Allen said, his voice choking with emotion. “The neighbors can’t be charged. They don’t fall in the category of mandatory reporters.”
    [....]

    http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20100423

  • Zibarro aka Kryssa

    “Pickell said Baker placed Dominick in a high-risk environment by taking in a drug addict, by selling drugs from the apartment and by continuing to use drugs. Blood tests taken at the hospital eventually revealed she had THC from marijuana and hydrocodone in her system.”

    The sheriff gave a recap of the investigation by Allen and Ravert and the sheriff’s department at the press conference. He said on Friday, April 9, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Rodney King, stopped by Baker’s apartment to purchase drugs. Pickell said King reportedly saw the injured boy and told Baker and Hayes that Dominick needed medical attention. King reported to police that Hayes wouldn’t seek help for the boy because he had warrants out for his arrest. Baker reportedly told their guest she didn’t want to get Child Protective Services involved.

    “She made a conscious decision at that point to ignore Dominick’s physical condition,” said Pickell.

    At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Arnold Hayes (Brandon Hayes’ father) stopped by the apartment. He saw the bruises and burns on the Dominick. He advised Baker to take Dominick to the hospital. She reportedly told her boyfriend’s dad she wouldn’t take him to the hospital for fear they would think she caused the injuries.

    “She had the opportunity and the means to get away from Brandon Hayes, who was with his father at the time but she opted not to,” said the sheriff.

    On Saturday, Christine Baker, (Corrine’s sister) called and left a message for Corrine telling her to take Dominick to the hospital. Corrine called her back and said she would check to see if the hospital would take her insurance. She never called, according to the investigation.

    On Sunday, April 11, Christine and three friends stopped by the apartment to buy drugs. Corrine reportedly told them not to touch Dominick because he was sleeping. “We know at that time he was listless,” Pickell said.

    Christine asked Corrine if Brandon caused Dominick’s injuries and Corrine told her sister that Brandon did. Corrine tried to convince her sister not to call police, for fear that her probation officer would find out she had moved.

    A neighbor told police he heard Dominick say over and over again, “Mommy, make him stop.” The neighbor heard the screams and noises but did nothing.

    “She (Corrine) not only placed him in a high-risk environment, she abandoned him when he needed her most,” said Pickell. “Dominick Calhoun died at the hands of his mother because she placed her own needs above his to avoid police authorities.

    “In the end, the one he trusted most, let him down.”

    Leyton said Argentine Township and the sheriff’s department worked tirelessly and around the clock on this case. They were all fully aware of all of the e-mails, Internet chatter and letters in the public.

    Her refusal to get Dominick help during the multiple times she left the apartment, and not removing Dominick from that environment, led to his death.

    The sheriff said she showed more concern for herself and Hayes than her son. “You can’t get more selfish than that,” said Pickell.

    Regarding her bruises, Pickell said, “She tried to cover his body, but it was too little, too late. She left him in that situation long enough where kicking took him into unconsciousness.”

    When asked if any of those stopping to purchase drugs at the apartment would face charges, Leyton said that would probably not happen. Witnesses would be needed and he did not believe, under the circumstances, Hayes and Baker would be good witnesses.

    The sheriff said they would not be arresting any neighbors for their lack of seeking help for Dominick.

    Hearing set for termination of parental rights of 8-year-old son

    Also this week, Children’s Protective Services in Genesee County petitioned Genesee County Circuit Court – Family Division, to have Baker’s parental rights of her 8-year-old son, Tyler, terminated.

    A court hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 18 in Family Court Judge Duncan Beagle’s courtroom.

    Child Protective Services is requesting the judge to take jurisdiction of Tyler and place him in the care, custody and supervision of the Michigan Department of Human Services.

    Tyler is in protective custody.

    Some allegations in petition

    •?Baker advised that Hayes had become abusive during the week prior to her 4-year-old son Dominick’s beating death.

    • Tyler Baker reported that Dominick was burned when Hayes put him under hot water. He also reported that his mom’s boyfriend had been hurting Dominick for three days.

    • Baker was picked up from her apartment by her parents and did not report that anything was wrong between herself, the children and Hayes.

    • Hurley Hospital advised that they found evidence that Dominick had been sexually abused.

    THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE

    Second-degree murder — is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life, or any term of years, in the discretion of the court trying the same.

    Second-degree child abuse — is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than four years.

    http://www.tctimes.com/articles/2010/04/23/news

    Fry this bitch. At first – I almost felt sorry for her after seeing that video of her bruises… but the story didn't add up. Now I see why. So very many opportunities to save Dominick's life and this selfish, self-centered little cunt bitch worried only about herself. Fuck off Corrine. Worthless trash that you are. Best decision you ever made was having a hysterectomy, saving any more children from having to call you “mom” and depend on your undependable dumb ass for protection or care.

    R.I.P. Dominick. My prayers to Tyler and the rest of the family that you can all get through this .. somehow.

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

    Corrine Baker is on the front page now.

    http://www.dreamindemon.com/2010/04/23/corrine-

  • Cheeseburger Sanchez

    A mother has the Divine right AND responsibility to protect her children at all costs. That is why I blame the mother. I blame these shit bags that actually perpetuate the crime, but this never would have happened if this Mother had thought of her children, instead of with her cunt. And yes, I can say with absolute certainty, from experience, if someone lays a hand on my child, they better pray the police beat me to them. They only difference is I left my child with people that were trained to care for a child for an hour while I was in church. She left her child with her drug dealing, recently released from jail for assualt, POS, twat stuffer. If that makes me self rightous, so be it. That is a cross I don't mind bearing.

  • Miss Doyle

    ….and I hope the curling iron is plugged in and ON HIGH !

  • Miss Doyle

    Some jailhouse justice. Bubba Loves bullies that abuse kids !

  • Medic64

    Why don’t you take one of your psychology books and shove it up your ass!! You condescending bitch! First your being an ass, then apologizing then back to being an ass again. Sounds like your quite the psycho type too! In this day and age a woman has no excuse for staying in an abusive relationship! There’s all kinds of help out there now. Your the one whose not understanding the facts in this case! Go take one of your pills for bi-polar and listen to the facts!!! Stupid!! She DID in fact leave the house 3 times while this was going on!!! That little angel was not just being hit or punched like she was. His teeth were all missing!! Were hers?? He had been burned!! Was she?? NO!!!!! Not to mention, she’s an adult whose stronger than a child!! A kick in the head on her, doesn’t anywhere come close to the damage that a kick in the head does to a little child. Wow, so she might have had a headache the next day…big fucking deal!!! Her son’s skull was BASHED IN!!! She had no right as a mother to hook up with a piece of shit like that in the first place….It’s our responsibility as mom’s to never allow ourselves or our children to be put in to bad situations. It’s a parents natural instinct to protect our children at all costs!! Where was hers?? Doped up!! The guy had just moved in 9 days prior!! How do you count that as long-term abuse? And like EVERYONE on here has noted…the guy was doped up as well, and I’m sure he slept or showered during this 4 day ordeal. She had plenty of time to escape! Or she could have just started screaming for help. Even if he came out and beat her to death for it…it’s not anything short of what any parent would do!! Give MY life for my childs?? ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION ABOUT IT!! So, go read some more of your psychology books…maybe there’s a chapter on common sense!! Ignorant ass!!

  • medic64

    Wow! Yet another condescending idiot! This has nothing to do with validating our superior mothering skills!! It's just common sense…obviously something your lacking!! If you can read, you'll see that most of the posts DO in fact mention him!! We all already know what HE did!! This forum is mostly about the role the mother played in this!! NOBODIES defending him!! And any woman who subjects her children to an abusive situation??…..In this case, in peticular….IT IS HER FUCKING FAULT!!!!

  • medic64

    Hey stupid!! Why don't you go to the newspapers and have them write YOUR version of what happened!! You supposedly KNOW she MUST have been abused for a long period of time and now you say, the father MUST have known the living conditions there!! It's clear your trying so hard to sound intelligent in your feeble attempt to put the events together, but all you have is ASSUMPTIONS!! So why don't you go find another topic to try to rationalize with?? Us grown-ups are trying to have a serious discussion!

  • Anonymous

    I know what it’s like to be abused, and I agree with MMS. There is no excuse for allowing someone to harm your child. You can let yourself stay in an abusive relationship all you like, but your job as a mother is to protect your child.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I can say what I like without swearing. I do it because I like it. It says nothing about my intelligence and more about my personality. I think that people who get offended by “curse words” need to get over themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Well then I stand corrected.

    kev

  • Gosh

    I do not believe the entire family is to blame.

  • Anonymous

    :P :)

  • Anonymous

    People do react differently. If protecting my children from being abused/murdered makes me brave and perfect then there is something very wrong with your idea of what a mother’s job is. I mean, your baseline for quality appears to be horrifically low. I’d think that protecting them from harm would be a given.

    There’s no excuse for what this woman did. Or agreeing with what she did on any level. If it’s acceptable that “reacting differently” resulted in a child’s death, then you probably need to go check yourself into a mental hospital, because you’re a danger to those around you.

  • kaylara

    If I'm reading that correctly, she SAID that she suffered broken bones, bruises, and cigarette burns and was in and out of consciousness.

  • kaylara

    If the mother hadn't put the child in harms way in the first place, he would still be alive. That is why there is so much anger towards her. She was his mother. It was her responsibility to protect her from scumbags like her boyfriend. If she wanted to put herself in harms way, that's her decision. But she did not have the right to put her children in harms way. By bringing her children into a situation where this was even remotely possible, it makes her at least as guilty as him if not more so, because she was responsible for protecting him as his mother. That she chose to protect herself and her boyfriend instead of getting help for her child, she shows a callousness that inspires anger. I don't care if she got beat up. The bitch left the house and did not alert anyone that her son was being injured. There is no excuse. None.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    I think Marvin covered it. Personally, the cursing is needed… these douches deserve zero respect, so why even speak with intelligence towards such people… hell they are even drug dealers so maybe this crude lingo is all they would understand anyway.

    Poor kid, and ya know what. There are a lot of women who will say they are abused… and you will find A LOT of them will tell you, it’s one thing to beat me… I may stay, but if you touch one hair on my kid, you are effin dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    Agreed. How can a 4 year old possibly defend themselves against a grown… crackhead? A lot of women are abused and it is their choice to keep themselves in harms way, but it is NOT the choice of their children… she got kicked in the head and her hair ripped out?! Most women, to protect their children… would be on their last breath before their child ever went through what this poor had to suffer. To hear your kid getting abused for THAT long?! To see him lying in the floor getting kicked and stomped… WTH! There is no excuse for it! She even admitted the abuse just began a week prior… so don’t even pull the “I was abused” card….

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    I don’t think you can get to the correct level of disgust in this entire situation to NOT curse…

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    I can say a lot of things intelligently as well. However, an asshole is still an asshole. What is the proper term for asshole? What is the proper term for piece of shit? Low life, maybe? Pfft, a piece of shit is far more fitting than a low life…

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    She was getting her brain kicked in? Is she in ICU right now? Why don’t you view her video explaining what happened… she isn’t in a hospital bed is she? STFU, What are you even talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel381 Terri Leigh Bellere

    beaten and raped… she just MOVED in with dood 9 days prior?!

  • Anonymous

    She was threatened to be killed like the boy by the boyfriend…. True she should of went and got help but it didnt help that she was on drugs…..

  • Anonymous

    She was threatened to be killed like the boy by the boyfriend…. True she should of went and got help but it didnt help that she was on drugs…..

  • Mary Jane Moore-Wright

    I agree. Why didn’t she just leave?

  • msanne2675

    it seems like all these babies are having to die for OUR sins

  • margarett

    I have two questions…… where were the neighbors in the apartment building? Yes, I would have gotten involved!! I have on many occasions even though I was fearful and vilified by their family on at least one occasion. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Why hadn't the grandparents seen this child in several days? If I lived in the same town with with my grandchildren I might not see them everyday. But I believe I would see them at least once in that duration of time. Especially if I was close enough to pick up the mom to go the doctor. I believe there to be a special section of hell reserved for eternal torment of people that harm children to this extent. Nothing will bring this child back. Let not his death be in vain. If you even suspect a child is being harmed GET INVOLVED. If you are proven to be wrong, thank God your wrong.

  • Sheila

    I HAVE been in an abusive marriage but I would never allow him to do this to my child. He could do what he wanted to me but not to my child. I got them out by sneaking them out . Also, if any of my family had came to pick me up no matter what, I definetly would put a bug in their ear where my child’s safety was concerned. I feel those who did come by their house and mentioning the child needed to go to a hospital should had made an anonymous call themselves. To all of those ” don’t want to get involved” , you are just as quilty of killing these children when you COULD had done something ! Being afraid for my life is not easy to tell about but I don’t take that risk when my childs life is at risk and especially from a ‘ boyfriend’ ! I would had killed him first ! He had to go to sleep sometime !

  • Sheila

    I HAVE been in an abusive marriage but I would never allow him to do this to my child. He could do what he wanted to me but not to my child. I got them out by sneaking them out . Also, if any of my family had came to pick me up no matter what, I definetly would put a bug in their ear where my child’s safety was concerned. I feel those who did come by their house and mentioning the child needed to go to a hospital should had made an anonymous call themselves. To all of those ” don’t want to get involved” , you are just as quilty of killing these children when you COULD had done something ! Being afraid for my life is not easy to tell about but I don’t take that risk when my childs life is at risk and especially from a ‘ boyfriend’ ! I would had killed him first ! He had to go to sleep sometime !

  • Christy

    Yes, the facts do speak for themselves.
    I’m sorry sugarglider, I’m sure that you are cute and furry and big-eyed and well-meaning IRL, but HEY!
    Doubled up hell ya response by a 3.8 GPA, PSI CHI, BSA degreed person in psychology: Corinne is Guilty TIMES TWO. She will be found so. No doubt.

  • Sugarglider1

    Do what?

  • Sugarglider1

    “A neighbor told police he heard Dominick say over and over again, “Mommy, make him stop.” The neighbor heard the screams and noises but did nothing.”

    Just awful. I hope that neighbor is up late at night every night feeling guilty. Hate the neighbor, hate Corinne (I still have a tiny bit of compassion for her, but it's completely overwhelmed by the hate), and hate the killer himself. The family members–the sister, for instance–really should have been more on the ball, too!

  • Sugarglider1

    Ah, go fuck yourself. Anyone can be wrong about anything at any time. It seems I was probably wrong that she'd been abused by him in the past, for instance, as I have MYSELF ACKNOWLEDGED. There's nothing weird in asking about where the other parent was. It's a very common question on DD, in fact.

    P.S. it's “you're,” not “your.” If you're such a damn grown-up, how come you don't know that?

  • Guest

    I saw the lil boy in the hospital while i was working, and its an image that still haunts me… The beatings that this monsters recieved in jail isn't really enough. Nothing that will happen to him will be enough for what he put this little boy through

  • vxiii

    This makes me so fucking sad, and reading the comments makes me even saddr, so many abused women and kids, I know not all men are like this but why? why? Why would a man take a pretty woman that likes him, beat the fuck out of her and then beat her kids too? What do they gain from this?Maybe some so called man can possibly explain it to me.,,,

  • Sugarglider1

    That's true. It doesn't matter if he gets beaten up, raped, and killed in jail, it doesn't matter if he gets the death penalty…nothing brings Dominick Calhoun back and nothing can “pay” for his absence.

  • Scott Burgoyne

    I know that fewer people believe in God these days and that is unfortunate. I do believe in God and I can tell you that what awaits Joshua Hayes on judgement day will make God's judgement on Sodom and Gomorrha look like a picnic in the park. Little Dominique is with the Lord now, sitting on Jesus' lap smiling.

  • noneya

    she called her mom she left the house she could have got help then the bastard had to sleep get the hell out of there with the baby take his nuts out their was ways to help her child

  • Sharon

    Honestly I think states should have a law to also hold neighbors and other people responsible. To hear a child screaming and crying for help and not pick up a phone to call 911 is absolutley ridiculous. Too many people ignore the abuse and ignore the signs and when it's too late they all say oh we didn't think it was bad. You hear a child screaming HELLO of course it's bad. They could've even done it anonymously. He might still be alive if only someone picked up the phone.

  • CHASSITY..

    I WOULD HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR HER IF SHE WAS DEAD AND BEAUTIFUL DOMINICK WAS STILL HERE.A SMALL PART SAY DAMN SHE DID LOOSE HER SON SHE HAVE TO BE FEELING SOME TYPE OF LOST,BUT THEN I THINK ABOUT HOW WHEN MY 9YEAR OLD SON FELL RIDING HIS BIKE AND HIS BIKE FELL ON TOP OF HIM AND WHEN HE YELLED MOMMY MY HEART WAS BEATING A MILLION TIMES A MINUTE,HOW DARE SHE SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING HOW CAN YOU HERE YOUR CHILD CRYING AND BEGGING FOR HIS LIFE AND DO NOTHING,NO EXCUSE IN THE WORLD,I MYSELF HAVE BEEN RAPED AND MOLESTED AND EXPERIENCING THOSE THINGS MAKES ME THAT MUCH MORE OVERPROTECTIVE OF MY CHILD….

  • CHASSITY..

    WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH HUH,BUT SHE IS STILL ALIVE AND BREATHING,AND HER BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY IS GONE,AND HOW ABOUT SHE WENT OUT THE HOUSE TWICE AND NEVER WENT FOR HELP…

  • CHASSITY..

    THAT’S TRUE IN SOME CASES BUT IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF ,DID YOU READ WHAT THAT MONSTER DID TO LITTLE DOMINICK AND HIS MOTHER STOOD BY IDLE AND ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE NEWS LATELY THE MURDERS OF INNOCENT CHILDREN ARE GROWING AT A RAPID RATE ITS HARD TO REMAIN CALM ,MR MARVIN IS ONLY SAYING WHAT ALOT OF US WAS THINKING WHEN WE FIRST READ THIS HORRIFIC STORY….

  • CHASSITY..

    I DO AGREE,IT WAS WRITTEN THAT CORRINE/COWARD PARENTS CAME TO PICK HER UP TOOK HER TO THE STORE AND DROPPED HER OFF WHILE THIS WAS GOING ON,NEVER ONCE DID SHE LET THEM KNOW WHAT WAS TAKEN PLACE INSIDE THE HOUSE..

  • CHASSITY..

    WELL SAID…

  • Lizard

    Actually, Chassity, we are NOT seeing an increase in the murder of children, but we are seeing more extensive media coverage of cases like this.

    Readers, please, as a courtesy, refrain from typing in all caps. It’s like getting yelled at on-line! Thank you!

  • CHASSITY..

    ACTUALLY LIZARD THERE IS MORE EXTENSIVE MEDIA COVERAGE ,BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE CHILD MURDERS ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND THE FBI STATISTICS ALSO REFLECT THE MURDERS OF CHILDREN ARE INCREASING…..

    READERS,PLEASE DUE YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE TRYING TO CORRECT SOMEONE ON LINE!!! THANK YOU.

  • Mommy0f6

    lol I don’t normally poke fun at typos and misspellings, but telling somebody to due their homework before trying to correct you is fucking amazing.

  • Parrot Toes (kathybird)

    You are an idiot. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI statistics? Statistics are higher now because statistics have only been recorded more reliably and more often in the last 30, 40 years or so, if even that. Statistics were never much of a big concern before that.

    Due our homework before trying to correct someone online?……..It’s do dear. Try spell checking before you post anything online while trying to correct someone else. You’re a tard. Also, that capital letter thing you have going on is really annoying and bad internet etiquette.

  • CHASSITY..

    WOW!! TO PARROT TOES:STATISTICS ARE BEING RECORDED MORE RELIABLY NOW, AND THAT’S WHAT I BASED MY STATEMENT ON,AND I STAND CORRECTED ON THE SPELLING OF DO,BUT YOU MY DEAR PLEASE SEEK HELP BEFORE YOU SNAP AND BECOME A HEADLINER FOR DREAM’N DEMON,YOU APPEAR TO BE VERY ANGRY.AND NAME CALLING AND PERSONAL ATTACKS ONLY DEVIATE’S FROM THE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES ,BUT I WOULD EXPECT THIS FROM A WOMEN WHO SAYS SHE LOVES HER PARROT’S MORE THAN SHE LOVES HER CHILDREN.GET A GRIP MISS..AND NAME CALLING MUST BE GOOD INTERNET ETIQUETTE……

  • Anonymous

    Chassity, the caps lock key is on the left side of your keyboard, about halfway down. Do a favor and turn it off, ok?

    Parrot Toes has righteous indignation and anger over idiots and criminals, which doesn’t at all equal someone who’s going to snap and become one themselves. People who fight against that shit are generally pretty furious, as they should be, because this shit is fucked up, and some of the people who comment on it are complete idiots who have never taken an introductory statistics course.
    Because really- just look at a stats textbook. Open the first chapter. The fact that statistical analysis is one of the latest math fields to garner a significant interest by the general public is one of the primary points made in every decent introductory text.

  • Parrot Toes (kathybird)

    Chassity, this is what you are reducing yourself to? Putting words in my mouth? I never said that I love my parrots more than my kids in a serious way. Obviously, you read that comment, which tells me that you have also read other comments that I have made. Can you not tell that I joke around a lot? I tend to use humour in a lot of my comments. Obviously though, that went over your head. Trying to make me look bad here without quoting me is also not a good idea. But don’t worry, I remember exactly what comment you are referring to. Allow ME to quote it for you:

    “I am terrified that someone will break in and steal or harm one or more of my parrots (which btw, is a big commodity to thieves). I love them more than my own kids…..ok, I’m kidding…..maybe o.O

    Any way, kidding aside, these heartless fucks who are in it………..”

    Taken from this page:

    http://www.dreamindemon.com/2010/07/06/burglar-breaks-into-home-drowns-family-bulldog-in-bathtub/

    Now, I think it’s quite obvious that I was making a joke. Twisting people’s words around is just indicative of your own mentality AND intellect.

    Also, as for the statistics thing, you missed the point that I was making on that, but I am not surprised. Statistics are showing that child abuse/neglect/murder is getting worse because these things are being documented more seriously and diligently as the years go by, whereas before, keeping records for statistical purposes was not an issue. It only appears these behaviours are getting worse based on statistics when in reality, they’re not. But hey, you believe what you want. Debating with you is beginning to bore me. You are no challenge really.

    You also don’t seem to get that your Caps Lock habit is annoying to me and everyone else. You do it in all of your posts and it is seriously annoying people. We have tried to tell you but you still insist on doing it. You are a stubborn and an annoying person who gets aggressive and offended when corrected. I don’t see you being very liked by very many people here. It’s pointless to even debate with you but I just can’t resist verbally beating down an idiot. It gives me something to do, I just wish you could make it more challenging for me.

  • CHASSITY..

    READER’S GO TO FACE BOOK AND KEY IN DOMINICK’S LAW AND DONATE TO THE DOMINICK CALHOUN MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER….ALOT OF US ARE WONDERING WHAT CAN WE DO WELL WE CAN START HERE………

  • Anonymous

    Soooo, decided not to heed my advice on the Caps Lock key, Chassity? You do realize that when you type like that, it implies screaming/emphasis, and when every post is like that, you come across as a very slow child, don’t you? All I can see in your posts is a helmet child strapped into a wheelchair because they can’t stop hurting themselves, who has barely enough comprehension to form a rather ill-informed opinion on things, and INSISTS on telling everyone about it at the most inappropriate times.

    Then again, comparing disabled children to you would be insulting to the kiddos. They have potential and if they don’t learn, it’s because they can’t. It’s pretty clear you just willfully ignore the rules of the English language, and are completely intentionally oblivious to the opinions of those around you.

  • Anonymous

    P.S. Stop abusing your apostrophe! It’s already over-used and is feeling worn-down already. You don’t want to cause it to snap and kill you. And though the alot is a darling animal, it does not wish to associate with the proverbial “us”. Please let the more intelligent members of that facebook group promote it, lest you drive those who don’t wish to feel screamed at away.

    (Alot reference: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html)

  • Parrot Toes (kathybird)

    Arallyn, I love most of your comments. You come across as very well educated and sensible and you get most messages across better than I do. Just saying. :)

    Chassity, Lizard asked you first to stop typing in all capitals and she is a moderator around here. But no, you ignore her. Then I have asked you and Arallyn has asked you. The bad internet etiquette thing of using all capital letters in your text is true, but that’s ok. You just go ahead and ignore us. Then don’t wonder why people don’t like you though. Ignorance does as ignorance is. Or is that the other way around?…….

  • Anonymous

    Awww, thanks ParrotToes…I just haven’t been around here long enough for people to realize how crazy I really am. I generally only flip a tit a few times a year (usually around when the seasons change), but when I do you may want to seek shelter =P

    *sigh* Like I said, I’m pretty sure Chassity is willfully ignorant of general courtesy and customs within any given group so that she can continue to talk about (or presumably scream) whatever she thinks is relevant/accurate.

    I haven’t actually fully read most of her comments (did read through a few, but only the ones I directly responded to), but though she seems to be mostly on topic, I imagine that she’s one of those folk that sit in corners with tin-foil hats on screaming about government conspiracies and how the educational system is only there to let adults get closer to children to either rape/kill/brainwash them.

  • .CHASSITY

    In my opinion people that are always criticizing others are deeply unhappy and have low self esteem,or they project onto others what they really feel about themselves.I don’t feel the need to jump on the name calling bandwagon because I fear my lord far to much, NOW I KNOW THE CAP LOCK KEY PISSES YOU GUYS OFF I’M GOING TO KEEP IT ON. EVIL IS AS EVIL DOES…..SMOOCHESSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Parrot Toes (kathybird)

    Um…..ok. The name calling wasn’t so much that as it was just saying it as we saw it. I am glad however to see the Caps off, but if you want to insist on using it to spite Lizard, Arallyn and myself, don’t expect anyone else to see it your way. Let’s just move on from this, shall we…..

  • Anonymous

    I do hope you realize your lord is a zombie, Chassity.

    Anyway, trying to “piss us off” by using capslock only gets your comments ignored, so I hope you never have an educated and intelligent opinion on anything. I mean, I highly doubt that you will, but if you want people to pay attention, you really should turn Mr. Caps Lock off.

    Just because Parrot Toes and I are the main ones to speak up doesn’t mean that we’re the only ones trying to get you to stop. The fact is, a lot of people are already just breezing over your comments and moving on to comments presented in a readable manner.

    If your zombie cannibal king terrifies you enough that you feel above others, great! Just remember- being haughty and lording your righteousness over others is one of the more damning sins. So if you really want to impress your Dead Rising, humbleness is the only way to go!
    Just as a side note, you might want to realize that not everyone is as insecure as you, and while you may be correct in some cases, around here, name-calling and berating is usually due to trying to get the rabble and idiots to either contribute quality posts or leave.

  • myheart27

    Its so sad wondering what that little boy was thinking and feeling when his mommy wouldn't protect him they way she should have. Who can just ignore it when their babies are being viciously hurt and tortured. Its bullshit!!! Sorry but I am too mad to care about cursing.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/ CandyHearts78

    My gosh, How?? How could this woman who calls herself a mom be in that apartment seeing what is happening to her child and do nothing?
    How did she see her baby being brutally beaten and do nothing to help him?
    How could she hear his cry's of anguish and terror and not move to help him?
    How does a mother look into the eyes of her battered child and not want to take him into her arms and run?
    How in the world does a mother see what she seen and hear what she heard and DO NOTHING??
    Can you imagine being in an apartment ..in YOUR home. watching and listening to you small son being beaten looking into his eyes and seeing that pleading look knowing he is wondering why your letting this happen wondering why his mommy isn't helping him? Hearing his tiny voice calling out in pain for you and do absolutely nothing?
    That poor helpless baby! How my heart breaks for him. What must he have been thinking while all this was going on. The pain and terror he must have been in until he slipped away to go to a better place.
    I was once told by an elderly lady that i worked for. ” Mother is god in the eyes of a child”
    and i have lived by that everyday since then. I just don't understand how any mother could let this happen. I have a six year old and i would give my life any day to save hers. I would go to any length to protect her from harm. And god help anyone that would be stupid enough to attempt to hurt her because nothing on this earth would be able to save them from me.
    When my child whimpers in her sleep im there patting her back and whispering that its ok and that i love her.
    Yet this woman sat in her home and listened to her child screaming and crying and whimpering she listened to his breathing becoming more and more shallow she watched as her “BOYFRIEND” kicked punched slapped and otherwise beat and terrorized her tiny little four year old son. and she didn't so much as pick up the phone to ask for help.

    Some one PLEASE explain to me…How is this so? How can a mother have so little feeling for her baby?

  • Gloria23ruiz

    Honestly, no excuse. I don’t care how much anyone abused me. I would have protected my child regardless. She was selfish and though to save herself only. Trust me,SHE IS NO MOTHER… a mother would have done everything in her power to save her kids. EVEN if it cost her her life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4FPT55L4K6NIG5XNVM3PA66GYY Kristen

    When I read that Brandon needed to sleep, I thought she shouldn’t run, she should fucking KILL him! Maybe then run…  

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