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Carl Michael Cottee JrNewport News, VA - Carl Cottee Jr., 23,  has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter, according to police.

Police were called to a home where Cottee had been caring for Madyson Van Cleave Hook while her mother was out. There they found the girl in a bedroom not breathing and showing signs of  trauma to her body, according to police spokesperson Holly McPherson.

The child was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from blunt head trauma. Madyson’s grandmother was initially told the girl’s death was an accident, and that Madyson got dizzy after taking a bath, passed out and then hit her head.

But that does not explain the bruises and multiple skull fractures the family would later learn the girl had suffered. “It’s horrible I just can’t imagine her going through that pain,” her grandmother said. “I can hear her saying, ‘I love my Nan Nan.’”

Want to hear something infuriating? Madyson’s grandmother also said there was suspicion the girl was being abused after Madyson complained of being locked in a dresser and being left alone. Two weeks ago, Child Protective Services was called in to investigate for signs of abuse in the home, but nothing came of that investigation.

Carl Cottee Jr. was arrested and has been charged with murder, child neglect and cruelty and injuries to a child. He is currently residing in the Newport News City Jail.

A candlelight vigil was held for Madyson Sunday night where dozens attended and lit candles.  Madyson’s father, Shane Van Cleave, says he vows to keep telling his first born’s story while her family says Madyson’s death shows the importance of speaking up and speaking out about child abuse.

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  • beatlechick

    Ugh, This guy doesn’t look like a douchebag at all. You would think that it would be hardwired in these mothers to recognize the signs that your man is a douchebag… I mean it’s common sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spitefulscorpio Kristin Short

    Hmmm… Once again, complaints of being locked in a dresser vs. second opinion on open heart surgery. Let’s take the child from the parents who care and leave the child being abused with it’s abuser. Sad. :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/EnslavedGrimReaper Michelle Summers

    What the fuck is wrong with people? I swear to god its the same thing every other day, someone beat a child to death or someone raped a child to death, what the fuck is going on in this sick fucking world?

  • CT

    Here is what popped into my head first. CPS missed another one than I thought about it more – Mom, it was YOUR job to be sure your child is safe. Yes, a person can miss signs that their significant other is abusing your child and yes, there are false claims too but if it is to such an extent that an outside party gets involved – your ass should be running away screaming until you can be 1000% positive that no harm is being done to your child.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sjordanusher Sarah Jordan Usher

    Thankfully child abusers get their fair share in prison.

  • deweycheatamandhow

    Nah, that would mean giving some idea to putting their kids needs ahead of their own, and that generally doesn’t occur to them. All they think about is themselves, and having fun / relationship with the bad – boy that they think is gonna be different / special.

  • Evan Oswald

    bubba “oooh i like dis one! perty lips and two extra holes in ‘dem perty earlobes”

  • http://www.facebook.com/JenniferJargoMilau30 Jennifer Milau

    i cant wait for you to get the shit beaten out of you , you fucktard! LOSER!!!!

  • brandi

    Stop giving your child to an unfit care taker.. I don’t trust anyone with my child. Not even his father, which is horrible for me to do, but I’m not taking any chances. If my son ever did come back with signs And all he had was a mixed up story, he would never be alone with his child again. I stand by my kid bc there’s no one else that’s going to, even if they act like they will, your child depends on you to keep them from harm’s way. Trust no one! Especially not your penis of the week.

  • J B

    Mommy obviously knew what was going on,the poor child was telling people about the abuse,DFS was called and investigated yet the bimbo did nothing to protect her child. She continued having the freak babysit! She deserves prison and to have her tubes ripped out with a rusted fork so she can’t breed anymore baby victims.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deathmagnetic1 Lawrence Garza

    I hope this fucker gets the death penalty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.royal.14 Thomas Royal

    The mom should be charge too bringing home these POS.

  • come_and_see

    Every child abuse story always starts with grand ma seeing something and not doing anything and child services not doing anything.

  • Valerie

    I would not be surprised to hear that she is knocked up by this loser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.stuart1 Ray Stuart

    The synopsis includes that the child’s father has vowed to keep telling her story. Does the tale include where HE was? Or where the little victim’s mother was, and what was so important she needed to leave the child in the care of a degenerate brute that might think little of beating a toddler to death? We wonders, Precious. Yes, we wonders…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.stuart1 Ray Stuart

    The synopsis includes that the child’s father has vowed to keep telling her story. Does the tale include where HE was? Or where the little victim’s mother was, and what was so important she needed to leave the child in the care of a degenerate brute that might think little of beating a toddler to death? We wonders, Precious. Yes, we wonders…

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.griffiths.77 Lauren Griffiths

    What? This sterling- looking individual, complete with neck tattoo, fatally harmed a child? Would NEVER have guessed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.griffiths.77 Lauren Griffiths

    What? This sterling- looking individual, complete with neck tattoo, fatally harmed a child? Would NEVER have guessed…

  • techsupp0rt

    Dumb bitches thinking ‘hey, babysitters are expensive! I’ll just fuck someone so they’ll watch my kid!’

    If you’re going to be a prostitute, at least have enough respect for yourself to own it. It would actually be better to go be a full time hooker and then hire a GOOD babysitter than to continue working in whatever pathetic waste of time you’re in making minimum wage and paying your babysitter with cheap pussy.

  • http://twitter.com/crimefan Professor Plumb

    Carl Cottee Jr. Has Been Accused Of Beating His Girlfriend’s 4-Year-Old To Death – http://t.co/RoJkeKxcXz

  • http://www.facebook.com/loren.hatfield.1 Loren Hatfield

    I’d like to cut his fucking head off…then stomp on it till I see what this guys brains looks like

  • RoxBerry

    What I appreciate about my mom, is when my dad left us, she didn’t go out on a search to find a man to “satisfy her needs or for a companion”. She just toughed it out, worked her ass off, and stayed single. Never did she risk bringing a man home to meet us because she knew that there is a slight chance of them hurting us either emotionally or physically. She really put us first, so know all of us put her first. Mom’s or dad’s need to be weary who they bring home to meet their kids they may be sweet to you but once you’re not around those poor babies suffer your dumb decisions. And no one will believe them and shit like this happens. So infuriating

  • Sara

    Horrible:( The sad thing is that this was preventable. He’d already abused her and even though CPS couldn’t prove it, her mother had to have known. There’s no way the grandmother would not have informed the mother. Normally, I give the benefit of the doubt to mothers who have to work and leave a child in the care of their boyfriend, especially if there’s never been any indication of ill intent. But in this case, no. That the grandma felt it necessary to call CPS tells me she knew the child’s mother wouldn’t choose the child’s best interests over the boyfriend.
    For contrast, there have been times my mother has been concerned over the well-being of my son (who, like this poor little girl, happens to be four) and she has never called CPS on me. She’s talked to me, voiced her concerns and I have listened to her, explained any actions she doesn’t agree with, and, on occasions, taken her advice. Of course, no one has ever locked my son in a dresser. If they did, I’d let them know that it would be in their best interests to never darken my doorway again. My mother wouldn’t need to call CPS.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Yeah, it’s not healthy to trust NO ONE with your kids.

  • Buffettgirl

    I could be seeing things, but I believe this fucktard’s tat on the left side of his neck says “Life”, how’s that for ironic?

  • beatlechick

    Right on, Dewey!!

  • GLAAD = NAMBLA

    Why do these stupid gashes elect a boyfriend as the babysitter when they haven’t been dating them that long? How can you not notice that your baby is walking around with cracks in her skull and bruises all over her body?! I say arrest the mother too for negligence. The girl has a father and a grandmother, yet the boyfriend is watching her. The grandmother needs some kind of swift justice as well. A 4 year old baby tells you she is being abused and you do nothing?

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Yeah, that guy is clearly going places…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Hall-Grillot/100000054600337 Anna Hall Grillot

    Damn, you really went there. LMAO!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Hall-Grillot/100000054600337 Anna Hall Grillot

    We always think we can change them. Women need to realize that a boyfriend is not a DIY project, and dump their lazy, good for nothing asses before they destroy our lives.

  • SharG’z

    I legit set up video cameras in my home whenever I leave my son with a family member or friend, I’m usually gone for no longer than an hour at a time. But one time I caught my cousin on the video jerking off to something he was watching on my tv…so after that I never did that again. I take my son with me at all times now!! But, anyway… this goes to show why you shouldnt trust people with your children!!

  • Buffettgirl

    All expenses paid too!

  • Texas Ranger

    Why do all the shithead “girlfriends baby” killers all look this fucktard? Wanna-be bad boys who are nothing more than pussy mommas’ boys.

  • 18th40

    Yes it seems to be a trend, and I can’t help but see the picture and think why do I have the urge to hook a ratchet tie down from one big holed ear to the other around the back of the head and just keep cranking. That’s probably not fair of me I suppose.

  • Texas Ranger

    damn good idea!…I missed those goofy ear holes. Now I just wanna get a giant sized thumb tack and tack him to the bulletin board.

  • WarriorArtemis

    Another idiotic mother thinks the boyfriend is a good idea as a baby sitter. FFS, when will these women learn?! Shit I remember being broke as fuck and yeah shaving off daycare expenses would have been hella nice when I was dating my husband but I never used him as a baby sitter until after about a year and a half and I made sure he wasn’t an abusive piece of shit. And for the love of fuck, don’t get me started on CPS and their failures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1296038776 Devonna Christina West

    Of course Child Protective Services was called it seems to me that they are always called and never find anything out then the child or children end up really hurt or dead it’s ridiculous they need a better system and they need to figure out that just because someone is a biological parent does not mean they own their child they are human and deserve the same benefits as everyone they should be safe what’s the point of reporting when they don”t do anything to fix it that is what a lot of people think and are going to if this keeps up too sad.

  • tkaz

    Or that our self worth is not determined by the “love” we feel when we’re with our man.

  • Athena

    CPS needs better funding and better auditing, but CPS doesn’t determine who a child ends up with. A judge does. If CPS can’t find solid evidence, their hands are tied.

    We all know CPS has it’s embarrassing, tragic failures, but what we don’t hear about are the hundreds or thousands of kids they save from abuse every year.

    We can’t be blaming the CPS more than the people directly involved… the people who were well aware of or committing the abuse.

  • Jessica Stewart

    So where was the father, who “vows to keep telling her story”, while all this was going on? Is he just grabbing on for attention now that she’s dead? Seems that if he was seeing his daughter regularly he might have known about the abuse, or been able to do something about this POS.

  • Tundratot

    Stars on his neck. . . And I think the tat says “Lig”, so the question is what else is there? . . . Urban dictionary says ‘LIG” a freeloader, sponge, idle, so maybe that’s all there is.

  • deweycheatamandhow

    Because a lot of women are too stupid to give the time of day to the unattractive, chubby, nerdy guys who will treat them like gold and work hard to provide for them, in favor of the hotties who are skilled in the sack but have absolutely nothing else to offer that’s good, IMO.

  • jujubee

    Maybe grammas daughter had this kid young, so, its not a bonding experience for grams. Its a “you made your bed, now lie in it, I wash my hands of this” kinda bs. That may be the reasoning behind her non action when the little girl mentioned the closet ordeal. This isn’t right, as I know a few ladies who’d knock the shit out of their daughters and boyfriends if the grandbabies fell to harm, but I also know a few ladies who believe in the tough love crap, and distance themselves from the “embarrassment ” their daughters put themselves in.
    The young moms need to know and get early on, is being self sufficient , have self respect, life skills, education, daycare help, and a vibrator. Then the stories of babysitting boyfriends outright killing little human beings may decline.

  • mommy2four

    This douche is a close family member of my hubby! Been together for 8 years and have met him NEVER. Hubby didn’t want him around us or our kids as he is always in trouble for something (theft, etc). Can’t trust a guy who tattoos his mom’s name on his neck (Lisa)! Praying he finds all the sex he could ever wish for in general population!

  • captaingrumpy

    So many women that are not fussy at all.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I don’t know a delicate way to ask this question so I’m just going to ask it. Why would you have a child with someone you didn’t trust? Or is it that you don’t trust him now but you did back when you decided to have a child?

  • LeaveMeBe

    I appreciate what your mom did, and I’m glad you appreciate her for all of it. But I think it’s also very unhealthy to paint the whole of humanity with the stubby synthetic brush that this guy was splatted with. There are good people out there and they can love children as their own and be a loving and supportive partner to the children’s parent. My husband is one of them, and my kids’ step mom is another.

  • JustBrowsingLife

    Another case of a mother using her current dildo for a babysitter. Prosecute tbe mother I say!

  • JustBrowsingLife

    Everyone shout AMEN!

  • takurospirit

    I think if anything suspicious happened to my children my mother would probably come over here, punch me in the head, and take them to her house.

  • takurospirit

    Jerking it in someone else’s house, possibly in the living room, is very bizarre. But maybe your son was taking a nap? Safely in his room. Maybe even in a crib. I don’t know. That’s kind of gross. The cousin couldn’t wait an hour to jerk it or at least go in the bathroom? lol.

  • takurospirit

    To be fair, if certain sites of the internet supposedly populated with the nerdiest of the nerdy males of the world are any indication the problem might be that those chubby nerds with unattended to boners refuse to give chubby nerd girls the time of day. First fat girls – EW! Secondly, nerd girl?? She’s pandering and faking! Launch insults! Just saying.

    I don’t care either way. I’ve been out of the game for decades, I’m just on the sidelines watching all the bruised ego shit slinging. But generally there seems to be a huge population of chubby “nice guys” who are very angry that they aren’t getting the thin stereotypically hot girls they, as men, feel entitled to.

  • takurospirit

    You’d think people would have more self-respect than to tattoo that they’re freeloaders on themselves in a very easy to see spot, but my former best friend several times referred to herself as a “professional freeloader”. I thought she was joking. I was wrong.

  • deweycheatamandhow

    lol …. there definitely is some of that that goes on, I agree. I’ve got a very good friend, who is a very good guy, and nerdy, well-educated, well-employed, and homely as hell. He’s about a 2 in the appearance department, but he not only expects the 10s to be his, he fully expects them to come knocking on his door! What?! They’re supposed to just show up and throw themselves at him, without him even having to make any effort!

  • brandi

    I trust my son’s father, just not to a full extent of where I would give him the benifit of the doubt in any case. My kid slammed his hand in the door at his house, and I went ape shit thinking he had done something, because I was never informed. That’s what I mean. I don’t just hand my kid over to people with FULL trust that they will handle my child correctly, I call, I get EVERYONE’S number, I pop up without notice just to be sure nothing is happening to my kid. Call me crazy, call me over bearing, fine. I think I owe my kid that kind of security and stability. Had this child’s mother done the same, this would not have happened. She TRUSTED to the fullest that this man would not harm her child. She was wrong.

  • brandi

    I’m aware of this. If your thinking my kid doesn’t go around anyone, that’s not the case. He goes to daycare, his grandparents, and with his father. BUT there is still the little voice in my head telling me to not put anything past anyone. They are all capable of being me and my sons nightmare. I might be crazy, and maybe half the shit I went thru in life made me this way. But I would much rather over protect my son, that fall by the way side and treat him the way I was or any of these children on this site, and ill be god damned if any one else tries too.

  • hookerpie

    What about this girls mother? What is going to happen to her? Does she just get to walk free because this happened while “she was out”, and let me guess, I bet she claims she knows nothing about the abuse. Fuck this mother and her boyfriend. Why do skank bitches feel the need to keep skank piece of shit men around their kids. That poor little girl never had a chance.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I trust my husband, family, some friends, and daycare with my rugrats… until they gives me a reason not to. And they all know it. They know I will go for the throat.

  • brandi

    I don’t like to play the “what happened to my child” game, but if I did , I aim for the eye balls… I’ll pluck that shit out like kill bill!

  • Defafan

    Lock the mother up too. There is no way this irresponsible C U N T didn’t know her child was being abused. Look at that piece of shit man? WOW. How truly sad for that innocent child.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Gotcha. I thought you meant you never ever let your kid out of your sight, even with his father. Not that there would be an issue if you had cause to believe he would be harmed. Giving your kid the benefit of the doubt and being concerned about his security is totally understandable, it’s what any decent parent does.

  • Athena
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Hall-Grillot/100000054600337 Anna Hall Grillot

    People think that love is a feeling, but feelings come and go, and come again. Real love is a decision that must be made again every day. That feeling of love is lust, and I assume it will wear off once she figures out her daughter is dead, and will never back.

  • brandi

    I guess I should’ve worded better. Lol I could shrug it off as a slight worrying problem, but who am I kidding , I’m bat shit crazy about my kid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EmilyChun.Hei Chun Hei

    Kudos, Brandi.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    It seems to me that all bad boyfriends have that brain-dead look on their faces. I honestly don’t know what desperate skanks see in them or what makes them think that the dick of the week should take priority over their child.

  • WE ARE ANNONUMOUS FOR CHILDREN

    TOTALLY AGREE 100% TRACY HOOK JASKOWAK THE GRAND MOTHER IS GUILTY FOR NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING INSTEAD OF CALLING CPS SHE SHOULDA CALLED 911 SHE CLAIMS SHE DID BUT WE DONT BELIEVE IT AT ALL SO SHE WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT STORY DEAR MADY TOLD HER.
    THE MOTHER …MISS KAYLA HOOK SHOULD HANG HER HEAD IN SHAME FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE WE ARE SOOOOO PISSED AT HER SHAME ON YOU KAYLA HOOK!
    YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN!
    SHE WAS WITH CARL 4 MONTHS PLANNING A FAMILY WITH HIM = MORE KIDS!!
    SHE CALLS HIM EVERY NIGHT WHILE HE IS IN JAIL!!!
    KAYLA HOOK IS DEFENDING HIM AS I WRITE THIS SHE BELIEVES HIM!!!
    ON HER FB WALL SHE REMOVED AND GOT BACK ON LAST NIGHT TO CLAIM NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HER DAUGHTER AND THE MEDIA IS WRONG!!!
    ARE YOU KIDDING US KAYLA
    GO SEE THE BODY OF YOUR DAUGHTER MAKE IT A REALITY
    O YOU CANT BC HER BODY IS IN TOO BAD OF STATE TO VIEW=CLOSED CASKET
    I THINK YOU NEED TO SEE THE BODY SEE THE BOOT MARKS AS BRUISES ON HER LITTLE FACE THAT YOUR MONSTER PUT THERE!!!!
    TRACY HOOK JASKOWAK …. SHAME ON YOU SHAME SHAME STAY OUTTA THE MEDIA YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL!! SHE WOULD BE HERE IF YOU WOULD OF KEPT HER AND NOT GIVE HER BACK TO TWO MONSTERS!!!
    KAYLA HOOK AND CARL MICHAEL COTTEE …. BURN IN HELL!!!!

  • WE ARE ANNONUMOUS FOR CHILDREN

    WE ARE ANNONUMOUS FOR CHILDREN GLAAD = NAMBLA•2 minutes ago
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    TOTALLY AGREE 100% TRACY HOOK JASKOWAK THE GRAND MOTHER IS GUILTY FOR NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING INSTEAD OF CALLING CPS SHE SHOULDA CALLED 911 SHE CLAIMS SHE DID BUT WE DONT BELIEVE IT AT ALL SO SHE WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT STORY DEAR MADY TOLD HER.
    THE MOTHER …MISS KAYLA HOOK SHOULD HANG HER HEAD IN SHAME FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE WE ARE SOOOOO PISSED AT HER SHAME ON YOU KAYLA HOOK!
    YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN!
    SHE WAS WITH CARL 4 MONTHS PLANNING A FAMILY WITH HIM = MORE KIDS!!
    SHE CALLS HIM EVERY NIGHT WHILE HE IS IN JAIL!!!
    KAYLA HOOK IS DEFENDING HIM AS I WRITE THIS SHE BELIEVES HIM!!!
    ON HER FB WALL SHE REMOVED AND GOT BACK ON LAST NIGHT TO CLAIM NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HER DAUGHTER AND THE MEDIA IS WRONG!!!
    ARE YOU KIDDING US KAYLA
    GO SEE THE BODY OF YOUR DAUGHTER MAKE IT A REALITY
    O YOU CANT BC HER BODY IS IN TOO BAD OF STATE TO VIEW=CLOSED CASKET
    I THINK YOU NEED TO SEE THE BODY SEE THE BOOT MARKS AS BRUISES ON HER LITTLE FACE THAT YOUR MONSTER PUT THERE!!!!
    TRACY HOOK JASKOWAK …. SHAME ON YOU SHAME SHAME STAY OUTTA THE MEDIA YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL!! SHE WOULD BE HERE IF YOU WOULD OF KEPT HER AND NOT GIVE HER BACK TO TWO MONSTERS!!!
    KAYLA HOOK AND CARL MICHAEL COTTEE …. BURN IN HELL

  • http://www.facebook.com/Leashaness Alicia Lynee’

    Sadly she was probably abusing her as well. Notice she’s said nothing, only the child’s grandmother has been speaking out.

  • cielodrive

    “Mommy’s Boyfriend” strikes again. God forbid Mommy could go five minutes without a boyfriend. And a babysitter boyfriend is even better! This scenario is so common it’s becoming a stereotype. Disgusting.

  • JGo555

    Those nice fresh earing holes will become extra nice fuckholes for Bubba to fuck.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Fuck. I’d like to take this asshole to the backyard and stab him to death with toothpicks. Yes, I know it may take a long, long while. But it would be soooo much fun.