Justice Served for Brelynn Nobles

Brelynn Nobles

For those of you who have followed the Brelynn Nobles case, justice has now been served.

Donald Ray Sparks Jr. was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the death of the 2-year-old.  The article is pretty short, but there are some horrific facts about the case mentioned in the article, so read with caution.  It only took the jury an hour to convict Sparks.  He maintained throughout that the child died due to a blow on the head when slipping in the bathtub, though the cause of death was determined to be trauma to her abdomen.  So sad.

The man who committed this terrible crime was just the baby-sitter in this case, but if you ever find yourself unable to properly care for your children, please contact a Safe Haven immediately.

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Baby Boy Found Dead Along Highway

I wish I had more information on this one for you.

A baby boy was found dead along a highway in Redding, California.  The 11-month-old, Sabastian, was supposedly last seen with the mother’s ex-boyfriend.  The ex, Christopher McDonald, 23, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and murder, though the results of the autopsy are not in yet.  It is possible that the infant died of natural causes.

There appears to be no motive for the murder and the mother’s perspective on the incident seems suspicious.

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Man Charged in Death of 4-year-old

Malisa Delasancha, 4

Yet another victim of child abuse for you today.  This time it was 4-year-old  Malisa Delasancha.  The mother’s boyfriend Travis Gauldin, 21, has been charged with murder in the case.  He called police to report that she had fallen down the stairs.  Unfortunately, she died in the hospital from her injuries two days later.

There were not many details about her injuries included in the article, but I am sure more details will come to light before and after Gauldin’s trial.

Read what her mother had to say here.

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Marchella Brett Pierce Starved to Death

Marchella Brett Pierce

I typically read so many articles about crimes against children that it takes a lot to really disturb me when I’m doing research for One By One.  I sort of expect to be sad and can prepare for what I will read.

This article really got to me though.  A little girl was starved to death.  I really cannot even write about this one, folks.  I do recommend you read the article.  If nothing else, at least getting her story out gives little Marchella a little bit of justice.

PLEASE seek help if you are having trouble caring for your children.  There IS assistance out there.

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Trial of Linda Wilborn Begins, Charged with Murder of One Twin

Linda Wilborn

The trial of Linda Wilborn, 33, began just a few days ago.  If you do no remember, she was the mom who is being charged with murder and child abuse.

One 22-month-old twin died from a ruptured heart.  Doctors found old and new rib fractures on the little girl.  The other twin, a little boy, survived despite having a skull fracture.  Wilborn has other children that were put in protective custody pending the outcome of her trial.  She has plead not guilty to the charges.

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Father Fractures Baby’s Skull

Baby Riley (father inset)

I have another sad one for you, readers.

An adorable little baby girl, Riley Ryon, was only 3-months-old when she died recently.  Cause?  A 2 ½ inch skull fracture caused by her father.  When Christopher Scott Ryon, 27, could not get her to stop crying, he punched her in the head.  She was found face down in her crib when her mother came home for lunch.

For today’s article, I want you to remind everyone you know that there are always other options besides killing a little baby AND I also strongly urge new parents to take parenting classes.  Being a new parent can be very overwhelming.  A lot of parents get very close to hurting their children.  Please do not let it get this far.  Ask for help.

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Kaden Fierro Survives Shot to Head

Ryan Atwood, father

Wow, this is one strong little baby.

11-month-old Kaden Fierro is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head.  The wound occurred when his mother’s boyfriend shot him, his mother, and himself in a bizarre murder/suicide incident.  Kaden was initially paralyzed, but is now doing quite well despite some lingering bullet fragments in his skull.

His father recently won custody of him after a legal fight with his maternal grandmother.  I hope the little boy can continue to have a relationship with his grandmother.  He deserves to have a lot of love in his life after what he has been through.

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Safe Haven Makes Slow Progress in Nevada

Just recently a baby was dropped off at an approved Safe Haven location in Nevada.

This may not seem like breaking news to you readers, but consider that it is only the second safe drop off in Nevada’s history.  Safe Haven legislation was adopted 11 years ago in this state.  Only two babies have been saved by it.  There are, however, lots more incidences of babies that were found in trash dumpsters and other unsafe places.

Think of a baby in your family and what could have happened if the parents did not want her.  Think hard.  If it disturbs you as much as it disturbs me, follow the instructions below.

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New Jersey Baby Abandoned at Bus Stop

Once again a baby was abandoned.  This time it was in New Jersey.

This incident is doubly sad to me because the parent who abandoned the child was obviously aware of Safe Haven laws.  The baby was left at a bus stop directly across the street from a hospital.  I’m sure the parent was just too scared to take the baby inside, but is this really an excuse?  When you have a baby, it is up to you to make sure that the baby stays safe at all costs.  A million terrible things could have happened to this baby had someone not taken the time to assist.

Even though the child is fine, I hope the culprit is found and punished.  This kind of thing should not happen.

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Kaitlin Norton: No Knowledge of Safe Haven

Kaitlin Norton, 19

19- year- old Kaitlin Norton obviously had no idea Safe Haven Laws existed when she decided to abandon her newborn in a yard the same day he was born recently.  Missouri, like all of the other 49 states, has provisions which allow parents to safely relinquish their parental rights to a hospital, fire station, or other location depending on the state.  This can be done 100% anonymously.

Thankfully, this baby is fine, but it could have been so much worse.  Please talk to your friends and family about Safe Haven.  The lives of so many babies could be saved every year with just one little conversation.

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