HANAHAN, SC – Court documents state 23-year-old Derek Stilson fractured his infant’s skull when he angrily threw the baby on the ground when he wouldn’t quit crying.
On February 21, Stilson called 911 to report his son wasn’t acting normal after telling the child’s mother that the infant rolled over and began having stroke-like symptoms.
“I don’t know how this…I’ve never seen this before,” Stilson says to a 911 dispatcher. “Are they going to take him to the hospital or something?”
EMS workers did just that, and doctors at Medical University of South Carolina discovered the baby’s skull was fractured and there was bleeding and swelling on his brain.
While being interviewed, Stilson would admit to Hanahan Police Department investigators that, two days prior, he threw his baby son on the floor because he could not stop him from crying.
Here’s a Morbid tip for those of you who think spiking an infant will stop them from crying: If it does, you’ve probably killed it.
At that age, it’s a lot simpler to just thump the soft spot. It’s like a light switch. I did that with my son all the time when he was a baby, with no ill side effects aside from a year of him screaming “Das Leben ist nur ein Traum, und wir sind der Phantasie von uns!” whenever we gave him a bath.
Anyway, Stilson was charged with inflicting great bodily harm upon a child and is being held in the Hill-Finklea Detention Center under a $250,000 bond. His son has since been removed from the ICU but remains in critical condition and in protective custody.Tags: Child Abuse, Crime, Derek Stilson, South Carolina