Melissa Shelver was a normal expectant mom. Things had soured with the father of her unborn baby, but that didn’t dampen her excitement at being pregnant with her first baby. She was young, pretty and surrounded by a supportive family.
Even her deadbeat ex, one inappropriately named David Best, seemed to have warmed to the idea of becoming a father, and had been accompanying Melissa to prenatal visits and taking her shopping for items for their unborn daughter. Melissa was going to name her Jenna- May.
In terms of sanity, everyone has a breaking point, and it varies from person to person.
Children, however, are easy targets. With their brains still developing neural networks, synapses forming new connections, children are in no way capable of withstanding an adult’s brutal game of systematic deconstruction of their mind.
This beautiful girl was Lauren Michele McConniel, born in Marion, Indiana, to Amber and Ryan McConniel.
Lauren died on March 9, 2010. But this wasn’t a quick death, oh no. It took over six months for Lauren to die, little by little, day by day.
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TROUTMAN PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY’ IN SKLER KAUFMAN MURDER CASE
from the article by Carl Hessler Jr. – The Times-Herald (Philadelphia)
His eyes cast downward, the Souderton man accused of raping and killing a 9-year-old girl who was his neighbor showed little emotion as his alleged crimes were addressed in court.
James Lee Troutman, 24, through his lawyer, Wm. Craig Penglase, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday during an arraignment hearing in Montgomery County Court to charges of first- and second-degree murder, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and abuse of a corpse in connection with the May 9 death of Skyler Rae Kauffman.
Troutman and Kauffman were neighbors at the Souderton Garden Apartments at Second and Chestnut streets.
Jameel Earthy East, 22, of Towamencin Township, PA, does not like when babies cry. He hates it even more when they throw up on him.
But Jameel doesn’t have to worry about his 3 month old son Enzo crying anymore. Or vomiting. Or breathing.
Because 3 month old Enzo East is dead.
I wanted you all to take a look at Jameel East’s Facebook page, but unfortunately it was removed by person or persons unknown.
I would have asked you to take a look at his profile picture comments. Here are a couple that I wrote down before Jameel East’s page disappeared:
“Jameel East ?@ jayson u bettah watch out cuz I think u have a second smack coming towards u”
I’ve been coming here for around a year or so I guess, although I just started commenting a few months back. I never really had a desire to write anything for the website because I’m not very good writer. I’m a decent editor, but the passion for writing has always eluded me. However, when I began reading this story I felt a need to speak out, because no matter how desensitized or cynical I thought I was, I was not prepared for how this story made me feel.
Some crimes are truly unspeakable. The very heinous, revolting nature of them makes us all want to look away and not know. We sleep better not knowing, and feel safer not knowing.
But our ignorance is what gives the criminals hope that they can hide their sins and live among us unnoticed until they sin again. And our ignorance allows the helpless victims to be silenced and forgotten.
This is for baby Amelia.
Baby Amelia is dead. She’s been dead since May 2004. She was only 16 months old. In the days and weeks before she died, baby Amelia suffered horribly at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, cocaine addict Alexander Suazo.
“This is one of the worst I’ve ever seen,” one veteran Winnipeg police officer said. I can believe it.
The rise in incidents of child abuse is a reflection of the economy’s downward spiral. Adults, whose primary function is the provision and protection of society’s vulnerable members, are finding patience and understanding in short supply.
Babies cry. It is a fact of life. Born without the vast majority of the neural networks we eventually develop, babies communicate needs in this simple yet effective method.
A baby crying can mean hunger, pain, discomfort, loneliness – whatever. The adult response is to pick the baby up and go through the checklist until the need is identified and satisfied.
Unfortunately, this is beyond the capacity for some individuals. Smothering, shaking and/or spanking are some ass-hat responses. Apparently, if the individual is a first-time parent, then some will grant the failure lee-way.
A missing child, be it your own, a friend’s, a relative’s or complete stranger’s, is always distressing news, and most people will feel something for the family and the person missing and hope the child is returned safe and sound. But this wouldn’t be on PYSIH if this story had a happy ending.
Kiesha Abrahams-Weippart, an angelic six year old girl with a big smile and curly hair, was reported missing from her Woodstock avenue home in Hebersham in Western Australia by her mother, Kristi Abrahams, and her step father, Robert Smith, on August 1st, 2010.
Kiesha’s mother and stepfather reported last seeing little Kiesha at around 9.30pm when they put her to bed. In the morning when her mother went to wake her at 9.30AM Kiesha wasn’t in her bed.