Smithfield, NC – On July 16th, Jonathan Richardson showed up at the hospital with his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter, Teghan Skiba, and claimed the child had fallen off the bed. The law got involved once doctors discovered Teghan had numerous bruises, human bite marks, cuts, severe head trauma and signs of sexual abuse. Teghan held on for a few days, but the injuries were too severe – she died on Monday. Police allege that over the course of several days, Jonathan tortured, beat and raped the child in the barn they called home. Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell says it’s one of the worst cases of abuse he has ever seen. Teghan’s mother, Helen Reyes, recently decided to shack up with Jonathan in the barn behind his grandparents’ home. The barn was equipped with air conditioning, but lacked a bathroom and running water. Jonathan and Teghan shared an air mattress on the floor. Jonathan and Helen had been dating for about six months – just long enough for Helen to feel comfortable leaving her child alone with the man in a fucking barn while she took off for New Mexico to train for the Army Reserve. She felt comfortable leaving her child alone with a man who she herself is reportedly scared of. Helen, who had been in New Mexico since about July 6th, returned home on Friday to be by Teghan’s side at the hospital.
“There’s a lot that is unanswered,” Sheriff Bizzell said Monday. “The investigation is definitely ongoing with the possibility of additional charges and additional individuals being charged.” Those additional individuals do not include Jonathan’s grandparents, they apparently had no idea what was going on out in the barn. Bizzell said the Wake County Department of Social Services is also involved in the investigation because the girl and her mother had recently lived there with the girl’s grandmother. 21-year-old Jonathan is being held on $1 million bond. Previous convictions include communicating threats, assault and damage to property. In 2008, dicksneeze was found guilty of assault on a female. He was ordered to enter an abuser treatment program and attend a domestic violence program.Tags: Child Murder, felony child abuse, North Carolina, Rape, Sexual Assault, Torture