The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Lincoln Man Charged With Beating 6-Month-Old To Death

Another child has been murdered at the hands of a adult.
Isaac was just six months old when his mothers boyfriend became angry that the child would not stop crying.

Court documents say Kerl was trying to feed the boy when, he said, the infant's nose accidentally hit an open cupboard. Kerl also told investigators he accidentally dropped the baby in the living room. Records say that Kerl tried to get the baby to stop crying by covering up the boy's mouth with his hand. Kerl also admitted to intentionally dropping Isaac into his crib with his head hitting the rail, according to the records. After that, according to court documents, the baby continued to cry.

Kerl told investigators that he went to several nearby apartments knocking on doors to use the phone to call 911. He told police no one answered the door, and even though he had a vehicle and a baby seat, he never made the decision to take Isaac to a hospital.

"Through further investigation and an autopsy, we determined this was a homicide. The baby had been a victim of blunt-force trauma," Casady - News - Lincoln Man Charged With Beating 6-Month-Old To Death

The death of a child is never an easy thing to deal with, and my heart goes out to the surviving family members. What makes the death even worse, is when it comes at the hands of someone intentionally. It was SIDS, a sickness, or an accident that stole this child's life- it was a man who couldn't deal with the normal crying of a little child. It was senseless, cold and cruel.

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