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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father…

posted by on December 5 at 15:44 PM

Is this the face of a man that would fuck his eight-day-old daughter to death?


Prosecutors think so. Folks upset by these posts shouldn’t click this link.

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8 days old?

I suppose that's about as tight as they come =(

Posted by Holmes | December 5, 2007 3:53 PM

That baby was named "Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backward."

Posted by kcuf eht tahw | December 5, 2007 3:58 PM

But he says he "didn't do it, man." So, what's the problem?

Posted by jhell | December 5, 2007 4:27 PM

This has got to be the most disturbing one yet. I'd say nobody could possibly top this, but I'm a cynic.

Posted by Y.F. | December 5, 2007 4:31 PM

@4 - I concur. At least Dan had the sense to not excerpt the article and just provide the link, because that is one gruesome fucking story.

Posted by Hernandez | December 5, 2007 4:43 PM

I first read 8-year old...I guess my mind can't even fathom 8-day old...Poor baby

Posted by TripleX | December 5, 2007 4:50 PM

@6: Yeah, that's what I looked at it! It didn't even register that it was an 8-day old baby, and not an 8-year old child until I read the article. Doing that to an 8-year old is sick, but doing that to an 8-day old baby is sicker!

Posted by Anna | December 5, 2007 5:09 PM

Honestly my head can't get around this. It's TOO heinous to be true. There must be some other explanation for the baby's injuries, shaken/dropped/hit but not what they are saying. Surely no-one could be that depraved.

Posted by Jersey | December 5, 2007 5:16 PM

Sure they could.

I'm going to get hammered for this, but I think it's more hurtful to rape and murder an eight-year-old than an eight-day-old. The eight-day-old doesn't know what's happening to it, and while its ordeal of pain and suffering would be horrendous, it doesn't have the knowledge that would make a more developed child's horror run deeper and more chillingly. She would know EXACTLY what was happening to her, and who was doing it, and what it meant.

Posted by Fnarf | December 5, 2007 5:20 PM

@8 - "Honestly my head can't get around this."

Posted by Oh no you DID NOT just say that | December 5, 2007 5:21 PM

WTF!!! I can't fathom this at all. Are there any cheap therapy sessions on Strangercrombie?

Posted by robot2501 | December 5, 2007 5:58 PM

and there are children who love their parents and would even die for them whether the parents are hetero or not.
Take a breather from the bleak and trip on this harrowing story from Detroit no less.

Posted by this stories better | December 5, 2007 6:00 PM

Fuck... his eight year old...


What the fuck is wrong with people?

Posted by Gomez | December 5, 2007 6:02 PM

Oh Detroit why? That city breeds savages. And I don't mean the Dan variety. Lincoln Park (just North of Downtown Detroit) was close to where I lived. Once I was driving through some alleys, in Lincoln Park, to avoid some sort of weird traffic, and almost drove right over a bloody-and-still-warm-pile of dead pit bulls. Probably just missed the big fight...

Another time, I saw a guy trying to push a shopping cart full of aluminum siding down the street. People will steal anything and everything there. Even the siding right off your house.

This story is so much worse than anything I can remember ever happening there though. Christ on a crutch.

Posted by KELLY O | December 5, 2007 6:13 PM

Hey if we kids don't get them over there, they'll get us over here.
This article Dan has us in a village of the damned revenge mood. Thanks for spicing up our lives with the grandest horror stories of the day.
actually this ones better. Parents 1989.
just had to take the edge of the knife out of my head with the thrust of that headline. No more news for me anymore after that one, jesus.

Posted by parents are terrorists | December 5, 2007 6:30 PM

And people wonder why I've lived in SE Michigan for 7 years and have only been to Detroit 3 times. . .

Jesus Christ!!

Posted by Michigan Matt | December 5, 2007 6:53 PM

I know if I was wrongly accused of a crime, the first thing I would ask for is a blood test and a lie detector test. If I was guilty, then maybe I wouldn't be so demanding.

Posted by joey | December 5, 2007 6:56 PM

detroit is s.e. michigan's one saving grace. i mean, besides the baby raping and dog fighting. which of course you don't really have to worry about unless your a baby or a dog. really, it ain't all that bad.

Posted by brandon | December 5, 2007 7:37 PM


Posted by konstantConsumer | December 5, 2007 7:39 PM

@19, completely agree. I hope for the whole human race that this guy is truly innocent and there is some other explaination. That poor, poor child. Fuck. I cannot concepualize this. Just, fuck.

Posted by ellen | December 5, 2007 8:25 PM

I am looking at my 10 day old son as I read this, and it truly sickens me that people like this asshole exist. I hope every kind of horror fills his life, for the rest of his pathetic life if he's guilty of this.

Posted by John | December 5, 2007 8:36 PM

The headline for this link should have been: "Is this the face of a man that would RAPE his eight-day-old daughter to death?" Using the word "Fuck" instead of "Rape" was inappropriate, although I recognize that no wrong purpose was intended. We should always be careful to distinguish between rape and sex in the language that we use.

Posted by Juliet S. | December 5, 2007 8:38 PM

@9 I'm not hammering you but I do think you are wrong.

I guess it would be hard to compare. An infant if it did not die would carry physical scars for the rest of her life, like infertility. That is terribly traumatic and depressing for some woman,
Some woman never recover from emotional scars like that and feel less because of it.
The damage done to an older child is obvious as you said.
Hey, finally I disagree with you on something.... So lets fight!
Here I'll start.. I love you to pieces
: ) I'm a girl I don't fight fair!

Posted by mj | December 5, 2007 8:47 PM

22. Incidentally, the fact that an 8 day old child was involved would indicate that the act was not at all consensual and that the act was a rape is a given whether the word 'fuck' or 'rape' was used.

Posted by The REAL grammar police | December 5, 2007 9:12 PM

We should wait until the trial. Just because he's a wife beater doesn't mean he's a baby-fucker. Let's wait until we get all the information.

Posted by uc | December 6, 2007 12:17 AM

Dan, as sick and disturbing as this story is, I do want to thank you for sharing it with us. We hear over and over and over again how gay and lesbian parents are unfit and that children need opposite-sex parents, etc. Stories like this should be shoved in the face of homophobes at every turn. Maybe it will help them gain some perspective.

Sadly, I have no problem whatsoever believing that this man raped his 8 DAY OLD daughter. It is heinous and horrendous, but I really don't doubt his guilt. Of course, he deserves his day in court and I hope he has a fair trial......... but forensic evidence will most likely nail him on this charge.

And once he goes to prison, the real fun for him starts. Child molestors are targeted for abuse by other prisoners and are treated brutally. This guy will be raped and beaten non-stop. He will be lucky in fact if he lives long enough to complete his sentence.

My heart breaks for this little girl. I can only imagine how horrified her mother must be. If guilty, I hope he gets the maximum sentence allowed by Michigan law.

Posted by Jonathon | December 6, 2007 7:15 AM

25. And how do you suggest that baby got ripped up? She fell down the stairs?

Posted by Gomez | December 6, 2007 4:52 PM

#26 - Per the article, the guy is more than willing to take blood tests and lie detector tests to prove his innocence.

I hope he is innocent because I really, really don't want to believe that it could be true.

Posted by Charity | December 7, 2007 7:04 AM

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