I just read this article. This makes my blood boil, I could not help but cry at the horror that this little child had to suffer. Just to think that the poor little girl froze to her death because her father wanted her to is more pain that I can stand. I can't get the image of a scared, almost naked, barefoot child all alone in that park wondering why her father left her there. It's not only the fact that she died, but the fact that she died thinking no one loved her that is breaking my heart. I am sorry, christian values aside and all. But if I see that man in person, I would beat him up. He deserves the worst kind of punishment available. The death sentence is too kind for what he's done. How dare he do that to a 23 month old child, his own child! This world is getting to be too much. There are way too many stories of this kind out there. Dear God, why. Why does this happen? I know that sometimes bad things happen to people in order that other people might be able to learn. I also know that we reap what we sow, and that sometimes . But what could this child have done to anger her father to the point of murder? She. would. not. go. to. bed. All I have to say is this, had I lived in the times of lynchings and angry mob riots; I would so have started more than a few of them myself. Starting with this one.

9 comments

  1. Dream Mommy // 1:29 PM  

    That makes me so mad that people like him can have kids!

  2. sourpatchbaby // 3:07 PM  

    What makes me madder is that even animals don't treat their young that way.

  3. Diana // 11:32 AM  

    Me too honey, me too. I cried when I read the article. It's horrible what people do to their kids, and to think of all the people that can't have kids who WOULD NEVER DO THIS...
    unbelieveable.

  4. Anonymous // 11:07 AM  

    This man is so obviously not in his right mind.
    The little one has depared and my thoughts followed her as she climbed the 20 steps in her nappy and sweater, in 2degrees temp.
    Now that she is gone, my thoughts go out to her Daddy, no doubt whom she loved.
    What was realy happening in that family. What made him so confused about his role in it?
    And who am I to judge?
    If he heals he will suffer terribly.
    If he doesn't, ??? Well then he suffers deep incurable mental illness. Either way, I will not increase his awful predicament by inflicting condemnation when I do not have enough information as to what preceeded this unbelievable cruelty.

  5. sourpatchbaby // 12:33 PM  

    Anon, you obviously didn't read the article fully.
    1.There was no way that this baby could've climbed 20 snowy icy steps, she was carried.
    2.Her father knocked her unconscious and then left her out there to die.
    3.Her father is accused of molesting another child in the house.
    4.The baby froze very quickly after being placed outside due to her small size and lack of clothing, she would've not have been able to make it all the way there.
    5. He doesn't have an "awful predicament." He's an evil man doing evil deeds. No one in their right minds molests a child and leaves another to die. No one.

  6. Katherine Marie // 2:33 PM  

    So, anonomous is saying that we should look at the predicament in which could lead a man to knock his kid unconcious and leave her out in the freezing cold to die?

    I suppose insanity could be the only viable excuse, but the kind of insane that molests kids and sends another to their death isn't the rehabilitating kind. Meaning that he will probably never "heal" or "hurt", and he certainly will never hurt to the extent that his daughter did.

    I'm not ashamed to join in the condemnation of this man, because the focus should not be on making his life easier but to make sure this girl gets justice.

    That's all I have to say about it...

  7. sourpatchbaby // 5:12 PM  

    As a christian, I am supposed to turn the other cheek and forgive. I find it very hard to do so when someone has caused a child harm. That is my beef with God and he and I will have to take it up when I get there (I will most definitely be asking to see the tapes). In the meantime, anyone that brings harm or causes harm to come to an innocent child is guilty in my book and deserves to pay. No ifs, ands, or but's about it. A nice hurling of rabid, poop flinging monkeys might do the trick...

  8. Isabel // 2:01 PM  

    I mean no disrespect at all, although I suspect there's a good possibility that my comment will be taken offensively. But this story and so many like it is why I could never believe in God (nevermind genocides perpetrated all over the world with a whole lot of innocent babies dying as a result). I appreciate your thoughtful, rageful post, I really do. But I also go a bit nuts when people (read: Christians) suggest that these sorts of horrors happen "in order that other people might be able to learn." Please, someone, tell me what sort of whacked out God is teaching these compelling lessons and SOMEONE please tell me what I'm supposed to have learned from it. It is so, so awful...

  9. sourpatchbaby // 3:58 PM  

    Oh isabel, I can't explain it to you. No one can, is something that must be taken in by faith. Kind of like if a tree falls in the middle of the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound type of thing.

    I do believe that it has a lot to do with karma (which is just another way of saying you reap what you sow in the bible) and with people that are just plain evil. I am a christian and have no tolerance for child abusers. If they could all be castrated and have their hands chopped, I would support that. Not because they couldn't be rehabilitated, but because I wouldn't want to take a chance that they wouldn't.