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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18884363/

    Boy beaten to death while mom serves in Iraq
    Woman's boyfriend charged with murder after 4-year-old found dead in bed
    Stand and be counted

    Updated: 4:44 p.m. ET May 26, 2007
    CALUMET CITY, Ill. - A man beat his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said.

    A judge denied bond on Saturday for Donell Parker, 23, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. Parker was charged Friday, a day after the boy was found dead in his bed in a suburb south of Chicago.

    Judge Frank Castiglione said at Saturday’s bail hearing that Parker showed a “wanton disrespect for human life.” Prosecutors told the court the boy suffered multiple rib fractures, damaged internal organs and swelling around his brain.

    Parker told police he beat the boy, but would not say why, said Calumet City police Chief Patrick O’Meara.

    Parker’s lawyer, Marcos Reyes, said his client denied all the charges.

    Cameron was punched in the head, stomach and chest, and whipped with a belt from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, O’Meara said. An autopsy found he died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen and head, O’Meara said.

    The boy’s 7-year-old sister and 8-year-old brother had also been in Parker’s care, and they were unhurt, O’Meara said. They were put in the custody of their maternal grandparents after Cameron was found dead.

    The boy’s paternal grandmother in Columbus, Ga., said she was shocked.

    “I just can’t believe the baby was beat to death,” Sherry Smith told the Chicago Tribune. “It hurts me because we weren’t there to protect him.”

    Cameron’s mother, Sgt. Lavada Smith, 28, was headed back to Illinois Friday after spending only ten hours at her new duty station in Iraq.

    She was called to active duty in April with her Army National Guard unit and was sent to Fort Benning, Ga., on May 12 in preparation for deployment, said Lt. Col. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, an Illinois National Guard spokeswoman.

    Family members said Cameron’s father, Gary Smith Jr., 27, had been deployed to Iraq last August and last saw his three children on a brief leave in January. O’Meara said the children’s parents were separated.

    Family members said the Smiths had been married for eight years, and had both been in the military most of that time. O’Meara said Lavada Smith had apparently been living with Parker for about a year.





    i want to beat his arse

    that is just sad
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    I don't even want to imagine the emotion that the little boy was going through during this two-plus day tired. Poor boy. I feel bad for his momma too.
    Originally posted by Soldier96B
    i also took a crap and it was orange

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    • #3
      this is a case where the judge should put a gun in the mothers hand and just say "run your free to go" to the killer.
      what happens next nobody sees

      im not saying that 2 wrongs make a right but in this case they would easily imo
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      • #4
        *shakeshead*

        what is the world coming to?
        white sox are done, broncos looking strong, lakers gonna win it all again.

        Originally posted by raylewis52
        you guys are the saddest team in nfl right now! 8-8 will win the west,.thats just a joke. there will be 6-8 teams sitting home with better records,
        smart fans, eh?

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        • #5
          lynch, I know you have a newborn so I wonder why you post stuff like this man..?

          I understand it's life and this sick twisted stuff goes on everyday but I don't think it needs to be posted here. It's pretty depressing....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Reidman
            lynch, I know you have a newborn so I wonder why you post stuff like this man..?

            I understand it's life and this sick twisted stuff goes on everyday but I don't think it needs to be posted here. It's pretty depressing....
            Should have been posted in P&R...

            Stuff like this needs to be posted IMO. I have a baby as well and if I would have come across this article I probably would have posted it here too.
            Originally posted by Soldier96B
            i also took a crap and it was orange

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SeeingRed
              Should have been posted in P&R...

              Stuff like this needs to be posted IMO. I have a baby as well and if I would have come across this article I probably would have posted it here too.
              It's not the location I am referring to though.

              I guess I don't understand what anyone could take from reading about a 4 year old child being beaten to death.

              Sorry, these kinds of topics bring out a hatred I can't begin to describe...

              Being a Christian, that hatred is something I do not like to feel....


              Lynchembaby, no ill feeling from me towards you or anything, I just hate seeing these kinds of stories.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Reidman
                lynch, I know you have a newborn so I wonder why you post stuff like this man..?

                I understand it's life and this sick twisted stuff goes on everyday but I don't think it needs to be posted here. It's pretty depressing....

                i understand that this is a touchy and sad article but posting it doesnt make it bad

                id rather post somethings that are disturbing and make someone aware of the sick and twisted individuals that are out there than sweep it under the rug so to say...
                i post all kind of things and unfortunately the later posts are a bit more morbid but these things strike a nerve that id rather talk about then wash em away...
                if this baby death goes unheard who is to blame?
                would people rather sweep this childs life under the rug rather than try and make a better future for tommorow?
                i know these stories happen often but its a sad world we live in

                i feel bad for posting threads like these but this childs life shouldnt be forgotten cuz its a touchy subject
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Reidman
                  It's not the location I am referring to though.

                  I guess I don't understand what anyone could take from reading about a 4 year old child being beaten to death.

                  Sorry, these kinds of topics bring out a hatred I can't begin to describe...

                  Being a Christian, that hatred is something I do not like to feel....


                  Lynchembaby, no ill feeling from me towards you or anything, I just hate seeing these kinds of stories.
                  I understand what you are saying 100% because it's the exact same for me, emotionally.
                  Originally posted by Soldier96B
                  i also took a crap and it was orange

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lynchembaby
                    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18884363/

                    Boy beaten to death while mom serves in Iraq
                    Woman's boyfriend charged with murder after 4-year-old found dead in bed
                    Stand and be counted

                    Updated: 4:44 p.m. ET May 26, 2007
                    CALUMET CITY, Ill. - A man beat his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said.

                    A judge denied bond on Saturday for Donell Parker, 23, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. Parker was charged Friday, a day after the boy was found dead in his bed in a suburb south of Chicago.

                    Judge Frank Castiglione said at Saturday’s bail hearing that Parker showed a “wanton disrespect for human life.” Prosecutors told the court the boy suffered multiple rib fractures, damaged internal organs and swelling around his brain.

                    Parker told police he beat the boy, but would not say why, said Calumet City police Chief Patrick O’Meara.

                    Parker’s lawyer, Marcos Reyes, said his client denied all the charges.

                    Cameron was punched in the head, stomach and chest, and whipped with a belt from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, O’Meara said. An autopsy found he died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen and head, O’Meara said.

                    The boy’s 7-year-old sister and 8-year-old brother had also been in Parker’s care, and they were unhurt, O’Meara said. They were put in the custody of their maternal grandparents after Cameron was found dead.

                    The boy’s paternal grandmother in Columbus, Ga., said she was shocked.

                    “I just can’t believe the baby was beat to death,” Sherry Smith told the Chicago Tribune. “It hurts me because we weren’t there to protect him.”

                    Cameron’s mother, Sgt. Lavada Smith, 28, was headed back to Illinois Friday after spending only ten hours at her new duty station in Iraq.

                    She was called to active duty in April with her Army National Guard unit and was sent to Fort Benning, Ga., on May 12 in preparation for deployment, said Lt. Col. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, an Illinois National Guard spokeswoman.

                    Family members said Cameron’s father, Gary Smith Jr., 27, had been deployed to Iraq last August and last saw his three children on a brief leave in January. O’Meara said the children’s parents were separated.

                    Family members said the Smiths had been married for eight years, and had both been in the military most of that time. O’Meara said Lavada Smith had apparently been living with Parker for about a year.





                    i want to beat his arse

                    that is just sad

                    I say we just leave him in a room with the young lady's unit comrades.

                    He'll survive, and I guarantee he'll never so much as think about a child again.,

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                    • #11
                      a 4 year old? wow man, im pissed.
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