Kevin Ray Taylor
There are no lengths to which people will go to defend idiots. There has to be a default switch that some people are obviously born without. How else can you explain these ass-hats? A stupidity epidemic?
Most people know that babies are small, small versions of human beings. That said, the sad excuse for a father in this story does not. And apparently the many women in his life who are leaping to his defense, are also without a functioning brain.
In an apparent effort to ensure that infants do not grow up too soft, Kevin Taylor engages the babies he has access to in what must be his version of “Fight Club for Infants”.
And given that Kevin Ray Taylor considers himself such a catch, he has basically been stringing AT LEAST two women along with promises of being the next Mrs. Kevin Taylor.
In 2009, Kevin Ray Taylor was arrested on child abuse with substantial bodily harm, but it wasn’t for his daughter, Kaitlynn. Nope, that time it was his girlfriend Ketarra’s baby boy and he was on parole for this 2009 crime.
At that time, Kevin Taylor vigorously shook his girlfriend’s baby. Furthermore, he was sentenced to ten months in a prison work camp. Released, he hooked back up with his other girlfriend, Amanda, who patiently waited for her man, and did so all the while knowing about his relationship with another woman. Quote from her MySpace page:
Who I’d Like to Meet:
“nobody, i already met the love of my life and now im [sic] waiting for him to get out of prision [sic].”
Oh, and his MySpace quote? “It’s all about family.” And apparently he meant making it smaller and smaller.
All of his family and friends knew why Kevin went to prison – child abuse with substantial bodily harm – so it is hard to understand how they all claim it is an over-reaction on the part of the authorities and that dear sweet Kevin is innocent.
Right. Well, whoops, Kevin Taylor done it again. This time, though, the baby didn’t survive. Needless to say, Kevin Taylor’s parenting skills leave a lot to be desired.
Kevin was “playing” with his one-year-old daughter, Kaitlynn, when she cried out and then fell over unconscious.
In spite of his efforts to revive her, Kaitlynn remained unconscious and unresponsive. At some point, Kevin Taylor realized he had better call 9-11. The call was made and Emergency Medical Services were sent to 2241 McCarran Street, North Las Vegas.
Police officers were called to the same location at 7:23 p.m. on June 4, 2010, about a report of a child who was not breathing, and while en route, paramedics told the cops that the child had gone into cardiac arrest and they were transporting her to Sunrise Hospital Pediatrics Unit. She arrived in extreme critical condition.
On June 4, 2010, Kevin Taylor was booked in to the North Las Vegas Detention Center after his daughter, Kaitlynn Taylor, suffered cardiac arrest and slipped into a coma at UMC’s Pediatrics Trauma Center. He was charged with one count of child abuse and neglect with substantial bodily harm. Bond was set at $750,000.
Despite heroic medical efforts to save her, Kaitlynn died of her injuries on June 8, 2010.
On June 30, 2010, Taylor appeared before Judge Natalie Tyrell and the charges were upgraded to add one count of murder in the first degree, murder by child abuse, to the existing charge of child abuse/endangerment with substantial bodily harm. He now sits in the North Las Vegas Jail and has had his bond revoked.
The doctors examined the little girl and discovered that the abuse must have been a long-standing and on-going deal. Kaitlynn had several broken ribs along with a broken clavicle and suffered from cerebral bleeding. The breaks were in different stages of healing, indicating that they took place at different times.
And his supporters? They certainly seem to have forgotten that an infant has died at this man’s hands.
In the interview, not a single person mentioned Kaitlynn. You remember her? The baby he murdered?
OK people — here’s the deal. This “gentle” father-of-the-year spent ten months at a prison work camp after he was found guilty – I’ll repeat this as it is kind of important – found GUILTY of child abuse with substantial bodily harm in 2009. It was on his girlfriend-of-the-moment’s infant. Kevin Taylor abused her child and children’s services got involved.
Once he was arrested, arraigned and convicted, The Department of Family Services lost track of him. Their main concern was that female’s infant and they wanted to ensure he had nothing more to do with that child. Done.
Oh, but his now ex-girlfriend has had to jump through hoops for DFS since Kevin’s little demonstration of what NOT to do with toddlers. She has popped up commenting on the few articles covering Kevin Taylor’s boneheaded actions, and she ain’t a happy camper. It was a one-time thing with her child, but she’s still paying for it. Well, at least she’s lucky enough that her baby survived Kevin; Kaitlynn didn’t. And really, who’s paying? The child, of course.
So DFS is making sure that the mother understands how important the child should be. One can certainly understand that. However, The Department of Family Services didn’t know Kevin Taylor had children of his own. In fact, he had Lacy, almost two and a half years old, and one-year-old Kaitlynn in his custody and care.
So no one knew that he was planning to emerge from prison and get his parental hands on another helpless life. But, given the fact that the children existed and would have been discovered if DFS took the time to look, well, it just seems a little bit of extra effort would have saved a life.
Kevin Ray Taylor WAS a convicted child abuser. Guilty then and guilty now.
Would it be too much to ask that someone some where in the system catch a clue and, say, make it part of any parole for a child abuser that they must take anger management courses and/or be prohibited from being around children? According to Christine Skorupski, spokesperson for the Clark County Department of Family Services, once Kevin Taylor’s involvement with the abused baby was severed, the department didn’t “monitor” him.
But since a conviction resulted from their investigation, couldn’t DFS have at least recommended stipulations on his inevitable parole?
The first story he told police, which in and of itself was pretty hideous, was that he was hitting Kaitlynn, his one-year-old daughter, with a cotton pillow – hard. She began to cry as he continued to swat her with the pillow, and then she flopped over, unconscious.
At this point, bright boy decided to employ his massive intellect and gave Kaitlynn a shake. Nothing. No response. Kevin then proceeded to dump a bucket of water on his unconscious toddler. When this failed to revive Kaitlynn, Kevin pushed up and down on her chest. Still no reaction.
The cops told Kevin that while it was a nice try, his explanation would not account for Kaitlynn’s injuries. Broken bones and cerebral bleeding were not the result of his pillow battery, although the thumping endured from being swatted by a pillow was not something the infant would enjoy either. Well, now that he thought about it, Kaitlynn could have had injuries from his rough play with her. Kevin explained that he employed rough play with both of his daughters.
And it should be noted that his older daughter only survived the “rough play” because her daddy was in a prison work camp due to his “bonding” with his ex-girlfriend’s child and was not around to subject her to this type of play. Unfortunately Kevin got out of prison with lots of time to shower his children with his parenting talents.
So now the detectives were intrigued. Rough play? Explain please. Eager to share his parenting skills, Kevin Taylor explained that he would push Kaitlynn’s head back using the palm of his hand, causing her head to snap back. He would also push her face down “forcefully” into the bed. Kevin explained that he knew it was “forcefully” because her head would bounce back up.
Oh, and he also admitted that he would “swing her with his arms extended from his body like a merry go round …. and throw(s) her onto the bed and pillows which are laid against the wall.” Detectives exchanged glances and one asked Kevin if he was saying that he threw his daughter against the wall.
Kevin stated petulantly that he would grab Kaitlynn by an arm and a leg and spin her around and then let her go sailing through the air to where the pillows were along the wall and on top of the bed. The cops asked him to use a doll to demonstrate how he “played” with Kaitlynn so that they could get a visual idea of the physical actions involved. Again, Kevin was only too willing to accommodate the detectives.
After he was finished, the police asked Kevin if Kaitlynn ever indicated that she was in pain or in distress from the play. Kevin stated that Kaitlynn would cry whenever he or the mother picked the child up. I guess Kaitlynn was quickly associating dear ol’daddy with impending episodes of pain.
When asked why he “played” so rough with his children, Kevin Taylor stated that he didn’t “want his children to grow up and be taken advantage of.” No worries mate! Kaitlynn won’t grow up at all!
When the television camera and crew went on-site to get local reaction to the arrest of Kevin Taylor for child abuse, Kaitlynn was not mentioned in the interviews with neighbors and friends. We got to see a quick clip of Kaitlynn in a photograph next to her older sister Lacy. The thrust of the conversation was that while they (Kevin’s friends – all female) understood that child abuse allegations had to be investigated, these brilliant MENSA member-wannabees believe that the authorities had gone too far in their investigations with regards to claims of child abuse. The case with Kevin Taylor is one such example, they claim. Nothing to see here, move along. It was an accident.
Except that it wasn’t. Kevin Taylor proudly admitted how rough he was in his interactions with his children.
So, the comments from the peanut gallery? The women, even Kaitlynn’s mom, Amanda, don’t blame Kevin, nor does Tammy, Kevin’s ex-roommate. None of the women who are defending Kevin Taylor should ever be in charge of caring for children. Their judgement is obviously seriously impaired.
Here are a few quotes, just to show you the depths of their stupidity.
Kevin’s sister (Kaitlynn aunt), who apparently wouldn’t give her name, cut straight to the chase:
“I’m the aunt, and my brother didn’t do it!”
Kelly, another one of Kevin’s roommates, seemed to be the most confused:
“His kids come first always. He wouldn’t hurt one of his kids if you paid him to. This was an accident.”
“I think when child abuse laws came into effect they went too far to an extreme. I know they have to investigate, but I don’t think there’s anything to warrant it.”
Tammy is also seriously deluded:
“There are absolutely no signs that Kevin would hurt a child or any child. He’s a great person a great friend, and a wonderful father.”
No signs at all if you don’t count that prior conviction for the same charge – child abuse with substantial bodily harm.
The women in Kevin Taylor’s life leave one with the impression that their individual elevators do not ride up to the top floor. There is just no way that pummelling a baby with a pillow is “fun” for the infant. The baby cried a lot he said. No wonder.
But apparently not all of Kevin’s female acquaintances have had lobotomies. Nicole Brandt, family friend, said:
“(I’ve) never known that he would have done something like that so serious. It’s just that babies are so delicate, and you shouldn’t be rough-housing with them. You should be nice …. I hope he goes to jail for life because that’s just something you don’t do. You don’t kill a baby.”
The end result of this fiasco was that a beautiful baby girl died. The fact is that Kaitlynn died because her father was abusive. His excuse – and not even a good one – was that he abused them to toughen them up. Kevin obviously thought he could use brute force on babies. As Sgt. Tim Bedwell of North Las Vegas Police Department said:
“I don’t know how you get it in your mind to injure a 1-year-old. I don’t understand it.”
And while he realizes that as a cop you have to detach yourself from your empathy and record and investigate the facts, in his view, “there’s clearly no defense for this behavior.”
Given the enthusiasm with which Kevin Taylor shared his parenting techniques with the police, it appears that he has yet to comprehend the fact that his actions are frowned upon as being illegal and abusive.
Just in case these women supporters need to be reminded, Kaitlynn had several injuries in various stages of healing. She had several broken ribs, a broken clavicle and was suffering from cerebral bleeding.
The people to whom Kaitlynn looked to for comfort, for protection, were the very people she came to associate with pain and fear. Whenever Kevin went to pick her up, he said she cried. Kaitlynn, at her tender age, had learned that Daddy = pain. Kevin threw her through the air and she would land against the wall – but of course there were pillows there, so what was the big deal, eh?
Imagine if you will how terrifying it must have been for Kaitlynn. This giant picks you up and begins to swing you round and round in the air, and then you are let go. With the gravitational force built up, you go sailing through the air, and suddenly you land against the wall and everything slams around inside your body. No warning. No behavioral connection. No cues. Just arbitrarily coming along and tossing your daughter against the wall.
Kevin Taylor also liked to toss Kaitlynn up in the air and catch her when she fell to earth. If Kaitlynn was sitting up on the bed, then Kevin Taylor would shove her back until she was flat on her back and do it with such force that she would bounce up off the mattress. Kevin Taylor also liked to push Kaitlynn face down on the mattress repeatedly and again, with such force that she would recoil back up from the bed.
As a result of his rough play with the baby in 2009, we know that his behaviour is illegal and considered abusive. And, while Kevin’s friends portray him as a gentle father, while the female investigator from DHS was checking the allegations of abuse, Kevin Taylor became so violent and threatening that she feared for her own safety.
Kevin Taylor is still being held in the Las Vegas Detention Center. Christy Craig is his legal eagle and she will be representing him at his next court date is April 20, 2011.
This is not a case of a father caring for his child and suddenly losing his temper, snapping in a moment of anger. This isn’t a father who accidentally-on-purpose causes the baby some injuries.
The claim made by Kevin Ray Taylor that he wanted to make sure his kids grew up tough is also highly suspect. The more likely explanation is that Kevin Taylor enjoyed being a bully. Bullies get kicks from picking on victims they feel superior to and infants are just about the easiest target for a physical bully.
If Kaitlynn hadn’t died, then she would have been in for years of Daddy punching her, tripping her, shoving her and making her fall, all under the guise of, “Geez, kiddo, I loves ya! Smarten up, eh? Can’t ya take it? Gonna cry like a baby?” I’ve seen these people before and they are the type that make hurtful remarks and say, “What’s wrong? Can’t ya take a joke??”
There is a hard nasty edge to these people and it is mean and evil. There is nothing humorous or lighthearted about their actions or words, and it doesn’t take much to spot them and figure them out.
Kevin liked to abuse targets smaller than himself. It made him feel superior and a man.
What he is in reality is a coward and a loser. Oh, and now a murderer.
Note: To View Kevin Ray Taylor’s MySpace Pages At Full Size, Just Click On The Images.
Should Kevin Ray Taylor Burn In Hell?
- Yes, he's a baby-killer and should burn in the hottest part of Hell. (98%, 344 Votes)
- No, every broken bone that Kaitlynn had was from an accident (2%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 350
Should His Pals Tammy, Kelly And Little Sister Join Him?
- Yes (82%, 214 Votes)
- No (18%, 48 Votes)
Total Voters: 262
89 Comments »