Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Girl Hit With Game Controller Dies

What the hell is going on in this country?

YORK, Pa. - A 2-year-old girl died after being beaten with a video game controller by her mother's boyfriend, police said Tuesday. Darisabel Baez's mother overheard the beating Sunday but did nothing until she realized the girl was unconscious, police said.

The girl was pronounced dead late Monday at Hershey Medical Center, police Lt. Ron Camacho said.

Homicide was added to the list of charges against Harve L. Johnson on Tuesday; he was already in jail on counts including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. The girl's mother, Neida E. Baez, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Johnson, 26, acknowledged beating the girl with a video game controller but did not say why, police said. Baez said Johnson had abused the girl in the past and that she heard the girl scream after Johnson beat her Sunday, according to the affidavit. (H/T - AP via Yahoo!

Despicable. Utterly despicable. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the government should demand that prospective parents be licensed.

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