Kyle BurfordSALISBURY, MD — Police have arrested 29-year-old Kyle Burford after they say he physically assaulted a 5-year-old boy for playing with his Pokemon cards.

Police were called to a home, where Burford and his 5-year-old nephew both live, on a report of a domestic altercation.

According to reports, the arriving officers would learn that Burford had allegedly hit his nephew because he found his nephew playing with Burford’s Pokemon cards.

The boy was hit so hard that he was knocked off his feet and into a wall, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Burford was arrested and charged with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault. He’s being held on $20,000 bond.

Look, I’m not condoning smacking a 5-year-old against a wall, but some of those cards are expensive – one even sold at $100,000 recently. I have no idea if this guy is just a man-child or a collector, but I do know if I had a set of valuable Pokemon cards for whatever reason, I may involuntarily knock a kid upside his head if I found him putting his boogery fingers all over them.…

Dawn Diana Raines-HewesFAIRFIELD, CA – Police have arrested 51-year-old Dawn Raines-Hewes after they say she intentionally drowned her 4-year-old grandson in a bathtub.

Police and fire personnel responded to Raines-Hewes’ home on the morning of December 29 to a report of a drowning. They would find the 4 year-old boy unconscious and not breathing.

Despite attempts to resuscitate the boy, he would be pronounced dead at a local trauma center. The boy’s death was deemed suspicious, so detectives immediately opened an investigation.

This investigation has resulted in the arrest of Raines-Hewes, who was the sole caretaker of the boy at the time of his death. Investigators say she placed the boy in the bathtub and intentionally drowned him.

Fairfield police spokesman Officer Cleo Mayoral said the arrest stemmed from “evidence at the scene, including statements that were provided — statements from the grandmother herself.”

Raines-Hewes is being held in the Solano County jail without bail and facing a charge of murder. Two other grandchildren, a 1 year-old girl and 6 year-old girl, were also in the home but were not harmed.…

Stephanie TillmanDALLAS, NC — Police have charged 30-year-old Stephanie Tillman with child neglect and child abuse after her infant son was found dead on Christmas Eve.

Police were called to Tillman’s home by her boyfriend, Jerry Allen, after he returned home from work to find his 6-month-old son dead on the living room couch.

“He’s beyond help, ma’am. He’s beyond help,” Allen tells the 911 dispatcher. When the 911 dispatcher asked him where Tillman was, he responded that he did not know, but that she was “probably eating another pill.”

Turns out he was pretty accurate on his assumption as he would find Tillman sleeping in the back bedroom with their two daughters, ages 3 and 4.

“I panicked. I went back there to wake her up. I rolled her over and I seen her face was covered in blood. It scared me, I screamed,” Allen would later tell reporters.

When emergency crews arrived, they would confirm that 6-month-old Jerry Allen Jr. was dead. A cause of death has not been released, but the boy’s autopsy was scheduled for yesterday.…

Justin BranickBRISTOW, VA – Justin Branick, a 21-year-old martial arts teacher, reportedly lost his temper and knocked out a 5-year-old student.

The incident happened on Tuesday at Tiger Martial Arts where Branick was teaching taekwondo and reportedly got angry at his young student for some reason.

According to Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus, Branick picked the boy up by the ankle and threw him over his shoulder, knocking the boy unconscious.

The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment and released to his family that same day. He would be taken back to the hospital later to be treated for serious injuries.

The next morning, another employee at the martial arts studio called police to tell them how the child was injured. Police investigated and ended up arresting Branick later that day on a charge of felony child abuse.…

Kathleen PeacockSAINT CHARLES, MO – Police have arrested a couple after they left their 2-year-old boy shut in a room with a heater while they cooked meth, causing to the boy dying of hyperthermia.

Police say Kathleen Peacock and Lucas Barnes put 2-year-old Braydon Barnes in a crib on Friday and left him shut in the room with a space heater for 38 hours.

While the boy slowly cooked in his room, the couple used meth in the home that they also used as a meth lab. Peacock, who is pregnant, later admitted that despite hearing her son crying, she did not check on him until Sunday.

That’s when Peacock discovered her son was dead in his crib and ran to a neighbor for help. That neighbor would later state that when she went inside the boy’s room, it felt like it was 100 degrees. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done for the boy as, according to paramedics, Braydon had been dead for some time.

An autopsy would later reveal the boy was generally malnourished and thin.…

storage lockerSALINAS, CA — A lot of information is still coming in on this next story out of California, where two people have been arrested after a child abuse investigation led police to the dead bodies of two children inside a storage locker.

Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, have been arrested and charged with felony child abuse, torture and mayhem after a young girl in their care was found severely abused.

The girl is currently in the hospital in critical condition after undergoing surgery, according to the Redding Police Department.

During their investigation, police would be directed to a storage unit where they would discover the dead bodies of two children, ages 3 and 5, who are reportedly the abused girl’s siblings.

Aside from combing the couple’s home, police are also at an apartment in Salinas, where the couple recently moved from. They have not said what they are looking for, but prosecutors said the apartment belongs to a woman who may have had temporary custody of the children at some point.…

Austin HerrinJONESBORO, AR – Austin Herrin almost slipped under my radar. The 19-year-old was arrested earlier this month after he got angry at a baby for soiling their diaper, and broke the baby’s leg.

Back in October, Herrin was caring for an 8-month-old girl when he became angry at her for needing a diaper change.

So, according to Chief Gary Hefner of the Harrisburg Police Department, Herrin grabbed the baby by one of her legs and dragged her across the floor on her face.

He then lifted her up by the leg and flipped her over. During this motion, Herrin later told police he “heard the child’s leg break.” Not wanting to go to jail for breaking a baby’s leg, Herrin lied about how the leg was broken when the baby was taken to the hospital.

Police were called when the child’s injuries did not match the story told by Herrin, but by this time, Herrin had moved and police were unable to locate him. That was until Nov. 24, when Herrin voluntarily went to police and admitted to what had really happened that day.…

Maria Isabel Bautista De LopezSAN BERNARDINO, CA – Police have arrested 46-year-old Maria Isabel Bautista De Lopez on suspicion of murdering her 5-year old son.

On December 8, police responded to a 911 call from a home on the 1000 block of West Temple at 4:11 p.m. Upon arrival, officers would find De Lopez in a bedroom with her son. While De Lopez appeared to be suffering from self-inflicted injuries, her son was dead.

In what police described as a gruesome scene, the unidentified boy was nearly decapitated with what is only being described as a “sharp instrument.”

Evidence, including some from De Lopez herself, along with a number of empty pill bottles obtained from a trash can near a vehicle parked out front, was collected at the scene.

De Lopez was taken to a community hospital in San Bernardino before she was arrested on suspicion of murder. She was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga where she is being held without bail.

De Lopez moved in with her boyfriend, his three older children and his father, back in April.…

Jazmine JonesCHICAGO, IL — Police have charged 18-year-old Jazmine Jones with the death of her daughter after they say she fatally beat the girl because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Let me warn you that the details of this incident are pretty rough.

On Saturday afternoon, Jones became frustrated with 2-year-old Elliana Claiborne because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Jones yelled at the little girl before punching her in the stomach four to five times. Jones’ boyfriend would later tell police he believed the punches “would’ve knocked the wind out of him if he were the one being hit.”

Afterwards, Jones left the house to go buy some weed. When she returned, Elliana had thrown up, couldn’t use the bathroom, and had a swollen stomach. Her boyfriend’s mother told Jones she should take the girl to the hospital, but Jones decided to just give her daughter some laxatives and juice.

That night, Jones’ boyfriend put Elliana in the same bed as his minor sister. The girl was moaning about stomach pains and would vomit a greenish liquid.…

 – Veridiana Erbskorn is facing child cruelty charges after she angrily used a Brillo pad to scrub makeup off her 12-year-old son’s face.

Police responded to Erbskorn’s home Tuesday night receiving a 911 call from one the boy’s siblings. Erbskorn told the responding officers that her son was going through a “rock and roll phase” and she was fed up with it.

She explained his change in attitude and appearance included him wearing a leather jacket, attempting to dye his hair red, and using eyeliner. So, she admitted, she used a Brillo pad to scrub that ungodly makeup right off his smartass face.

Not surprisingly, Erbskorn was taken into custody and placed in the Coweta County Jail on charges of charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and battery.

Her son was taken to the emergency room were medical staff told investigators the boy had soap residue on his right eye socket, cheek, brow and ear. They also said his face was sore to the touch and his vision was blurred because of a scratch on his eyeball.…

Youssif Z. OmarCOLUMBIA, MO – Youssif Z. Omar has been charged after the 53-year-old allegedly pulled a teenage girl out of Hickman High School by her hair and slapped her because she was not wearing a hijab.

According to police, Omar was at the high school when he noticed a 14-year-old family member was not wearing a hijab. Enraged, he reportedly slapped the girl in the face before grabbing her “very violently by the hair” and dragging her down a flight of stairs and into his car.

At least one teacher witnessed the incident and called police. He was arrested at his home the next day on suspicion of felony child abuse, then released after posting a $4,500 bond.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Omar is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia and manager of Artifacts Journal at the University bookstore. When reached for comment, the school responded that Omar was not a professor at their school. They said he was formerly a graduate student with an assistantship that ended in July.…

Micheal JonesKANSAS CITY, KS – Michael Jones has been accused of beating his 7-year-old son to death and then feeding the boy’s remains to pigs.

There’s not a lot in way of details regarding this story, but according to a Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office news release, Jones, 44, has been accused of “torturing or cruelly beating his 7-year-old son” then feeding the boy’s remains to pigs located on the property.

Police initially received a call on Nov. 25 regarding Jones attacking his wife, 29-year-old Heather Jones, and firing a gun at her. At the home, police would find seven children between the ages 1 to 11 living in deplorable conditions. Police would then receive a tip from an unnamed person (I am betting it was one of the other children) regarding Jones’ 7-year-old son from a previous marriage.

The informant told police the boy had been missing for an “extended period of time” and that they should go check out the barn located on the property. Investigators did just that and would find human remains they believe belong to the missing boy.…


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