In late July, Pfc. David Spicer took his neglected son to the hospital. He reported that his son had been held for ransom by a babysitter.
http://www.gazette.com/articles/poli...y_springs.htmlA Colorado Springs baby sitter demanded a ransom Thursday night before returning the 8-month-old son of a Fort Carson soldier during a meeting she arranged in a dark alley on the city's south side.
The woman, who is still being sought, had been watching the boy for 16 days while Pfc. David Spicer was attending to duties at the post.
The child was emaciated and had severe swelling on his head when Spicer retrieved him during an exchange at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in an alley in the 1400 block of Pando Avenue. The woman was armed with a knife at the time, though further details weren't released, including whether cash changed hands.
"There aren't any lifethreatening injuries, but it looked like this child had not been cared for very well," a police spokesman said.
Spicer called police after he got the baby back. The woman involved had babysat for him in the past, Whitlock said.
By early August officials had determined that Spicer was full of crap.
http://www.gazette.com/articles/spic...ice_child.htmlA Fort Carson soldier's account of a baby sitter's holding his infant son for ransom is bogus, said police, who now consider the man the main suspect in the abuse of his 8-month-old child.
Pfc. David Spicer told police July 24 that upon his return from duty at Fort Carson, a baby sitter armed with a knife demanded a ransom for his boy in a dark alley.
There was no baby sitter or ransom demand, authorities say.
Instead, Army investigators are homing in on Spicer to determine if he was responsible for his child's apparent malnutrition and viral infection.
Because the case is still under investigation, Army investigators wouldn't comment.
The child is in good condition at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs Police Lt. David Whitlock said.
Detectives determined the abuse took place at Fort Carson, where Spicer lives.
According to Whitlock, the boy's mother was deployed in Iraq when the incident was reported, and she is now back in the Springs.
He added that police haven't pursued a false reporting charge against the suspect because that misdemeanor pales in comparison to the child cruelty charge sought by the Army.
Looks like daddy dearest had better things to do than care for his kid. I wonder what he WAS doing. Hope his wife boots his ass and the Army nails it to the wall big time.