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, April 30, 2008

Another boyfriend...

I'm pretty sure the last 'mom's new boyfriend abuses baby' post is still showing on the front page of here, so the fact that I have another one is disturbing. Sort of a 'here we go again' feeling, although thankfully this child isn't dead as a result of his mothers choice in men.

Police say that after Christian Perez dipped his girlfriends 16 month old son into boiling water badly scalding the child , he decided the best people to call wouldn't be the police, the hospital or even someone capable providing the smallest amount of medical help. Instead, he decided to call his sister, who picked him and the child up. They didn't think it was important to call for help right away either.

During the next two hours, police say, the trio drove the toddler several miles across Hayward to a Walgreen's drugstore, bought ointment off the shelf and tried to apply it on the child.

They allegedly called relatives in Mexico to ask for advice, and tried to put the injured boy to bed at the sister's home.

Finally, at 1 p.m. Thursday, while driving around again, Perez called 911 after the child began having seizures and his sister told him he was going to die, Hayward police Lt. Chris Orrey said.

The boy, whose name is not being released, was rushed to Children's Hospital Oakland in an ambulance and was later transferred to Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, where on Tuesday he remained in critical condition.