Sandy Ridge, NC – On April 22, William Plaster Jr. and Shannon Fortenberry had their 4-month-old son seen in the emergency room at Morehead Memorial Hospital. An examination of the infant revealed three broken ribs, a broken right leg and severe head trauma that resulted in retinal and brain hemorrhaging. An MRI showed signs of healing ribs, a sure sign of previous abuse. The baby boy is currently in a permanent vegetative state with irreversible neurological damage – he is not expected to survive. Though details are a bit sketchy at this point, authorities believe Plaster and Fortenberry plotted to kill the child and have been systematically abusing him since early January. Plaster initially tried to pull the bullshit ‘baby fell off the couch’ excuse, but the child’s numerous injuries were much to severe. “The boy could have been beaten, shaken, or he could have been dropped,” said Maj. Durward Bennett of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office. I’m thinking it was a repeated combination of all three…and then some. Plaster and Fortenberry both have other kids, but those children didn’t live with them. The couple, both 37, were charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony child abuse. Bail has been set at $10 million each. The infant has been released from the hospital into a foster home.
Dakota Valkyrie has this one posted in the forums.Tags: Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, Crime, Mugshot, North Carolina