On the topic of small children, allow me to point your attention to one Vanessa Woods, 22, and her boyfriend, Reginald Hardin Jr., 24. The young couple are currently in lockup for allegedly torturing Ms Woods' 10-pound, 21-month-old daughter.
The infant is currently in critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center suffering from burns to her feet, arms, chest and genitals, as well as a lacerated liver and a distended stomach due to blunt force trauma, said Detective Randy German of the San Bernardino County Sheriff?s Department Victorville station.The couple was arrested at Desert Valley Hospital where Ms Woods took the child after she started vomiting blood. Police later obtained search warrants for their room at the local Econolodge where they found bloodstains that are being analyzed for DNA to see whose it is.
Authorities said that there were cigarette burns on her arms and chest, her feet were completely burnt possibly by putting the child?s feet in scalding water, and the burns on her genitals were "consistent with being burned with a curling iron."
Jesus. Who do you have to be to do that to a child?
It's sad and disturbing to see the culmination of the train wrecks that people make of their lives. How fucked up have things been for them that it has all led to this moment? What horrendous decisions did they and the people around them make to bring them here?
Bad luck? Just stupid?
When Hardin arrived at the hospital, he apparently did so in a stolen car, and he and Woods were arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property as well as torture and child abuse, officials said.I'm leaning toward stupid.