McMINNVILLE, Ore.– Police have arrested four adults after a video of two 9-year-olds fighting was posted on Facebook. The video showed the two tots trading blows while the adults encouraged them on, even giving them tips on what to do to each other. “In the background, the adults are telling them to choke-out the other or do this or do that to increase the intensity of the attacks,” said Capt. Dennis Marks with the McMinnville Police Department. The fight ended after one of them got bit and the other was sporting a bloody nose. Police were able to determine what apartment complex the video was shot at and after a little bit of investigation, were able to locate the adults in the video. When police searched the two apartments belonging to the individuals, they found the homes were filthy and had rotten food, dirty dishes, an acrid smell, debris, stained walls and lacking enough food to feed children. Drug paraphernalia was found in one of the homes. Officers removed the children and put them in state protective custody. While in court, a woman the children called “Nana” said she was a friend of one of the women charged for six years and would babysit the children on weekends because the parents were always on drugs.
The judge had to warned her to calm down after she shouted she hoped the children’s parents “rot in jail.” Another said they were aware of the conditions in the home, but never reported it because the kids were usually always with Nana. “I wasn’t worried,” she said, “because the kids were with Nana 90 percent of the time. But it looks like the few times they were with their mother—she really screwed up.” Sara Nisenfeld, Michael Chandler, Jamie Garcia, and Christa Williams were indicted by a grand jury on charges of third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation and second-degree recklessly endangering.Tags: Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Crime, facebook, fight, Oregon, Video