Loved Him To Death

Thank heavens we have such caring men around to raise children right:

At approximately 8:25 p.m. last Sunday night, the New York State Police on Long Island logged a 911 call about a toddler in cardiac arrest. The boy, 17-month-old Roy Jones, was rushed from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, N.Y. to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m.

According to authorities, the toddler had endured a savage beating. His tiny body had been repeatedly punched with closed fists and grabbed by the neck. By the time 911 had been called at dusk, he was already in cardiac arrest from the sheer brutality of the assault and it was too late to save his life.

Charged with manslaughter in the first degree and held without bail is the toddler’s mother’s live-in boyfriend, 20-year-old Pedro Jones, who was babysitting. The pair lived together on Shinnecock Nation tribal land, though Jones himself was not a member of the tribe. They were reportedly to marry, and Jones called the toddler “my baby,” though Roy was not, in fact his baby.

“I was trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl,” Jones explained. “I never struck that kid that hard before. A one-time mistake, and I am going to do 20 years.”

He told troopers that the little boy had been too feminine and that he’d been trying to toughen Roy up by literally beating the life out of him.

“I’m sorry,” he said “That’s my baby. I loved him to death.”

6 thoughts on “Loved Him To Death

  1. If it were up to me, that man would get life without parole and the mother would get a sentence of some decade length if it were shown that she knew the boyfriend had previously hit her child. I haven’t had children and never really wanted to have children but I do firmly believe you do not abuse children, ever.

  2. “Loved him to death” was too much love. Besides, if the little guy was acting feminine, so fucking what? There’s never a reason to abuse a child, period!

  3. dandy, he was a year and a half old. How could he possibly be acting “feminine”? It’s a feeble, feeble excuse for a man who used his fists until someone died. There was no love. Only fists. Give the man no credit, none. A man got mad and beat a child to death, and that’s all there is to it.

  4. Taking out his ‘manhood’ issues on a fucking baby…

    Worst kind of human scum.


  5. Don’t you think the remark about “such caring men” makes it sound like men in general are prone to abusing their kids?

    I mean, yeah, there are abusive dads, but I don’t know if that kind of behavior is anymore prevalent in men than in women.

    Personally, I don’t hit and neither does my dad. My mom was another story…

  6. No, I was thinking about the fact that there’s still a broad swath of our culture that somehow believes beating the shit out of a kid to “correct” him is how you show you care. I think a lot of that has to do with the whole “boys don’t cry” mentality — men are usually trained to keep sad emotions inward. The only acceptable strong emotion for far too many men is anger, and that’s what leads to these violent explosions.

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