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Father charged after son, 2, found unconscious in garage - The Galveston County Daily News : News

August 22, 2014

Father charged after son, 2, found unconscious in garage

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13 comments:

  • Alvinbr62 posted at 9:14 pm on Sun, Jun 29, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 192

    I had PTSD and man I can tell you I do not ever want that again.

     
  • meyou8448 posted at 12:17 am on Sun, Jun 29, 2014.

    meyou8448 Posts: 2

    as a person affiliated with the military I can tell you PTSD is not just from war. its from many or any traumatic things you went through in life. I see everyone posting here and I still cant help but wonder about the mom has anyone looked her up or her past? her family could of helped her more to she clearly says she moved in with several friends and HIS family. Anyone else notice there is no mention of HER family helping? Im not sticking up for the family that did try to help but it does make you wonder and at least have to give a bit of credit to them for trying to help. The father clearly stated it was more then he could handle but he felt like he was a burden. This poor boy died and everyone wants to slander someone for it. Children die all the time cause family doesn't help so maybe we all need to hug our families and let them know we are there for them in thick and thin just maybe we might be able to save a life.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 12:37 pm on Sat, Jun 28, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 1899

    I'm a veteran, and while I certainly can empathize and sympathize with the burden one has after contacting any injuries while in the service of their country,....I would ask why did this guy not seek help for his known disabilities! Where was his family? Did those who looked after the child recognize bruises, knots or marks on the baby before this last incident? If nothing else, why was this child abandoned in the care of such a person, and who obviously had abused that baby only GOD knows how many times?
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    Where were everybody when that baby needed somebody to step up? I don't stories like this!!! They riles me up!!! I've said it many times IN HOUSTON, and on this forum too:
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    I GET MAD WHEN FOLKS MESS WITH WOMEN, KIDS, AND OLD FOLKS!!! Unfortunately, I am no longer in a position like I use to be in, in order to do something about it! ( I did not read the follow up story. I just learned the baby died from Sharon C below.

     
  • Sharon C posted at 6:24 am on Sat, Jun 28, 2014.

    Sharon C Posts: 3

    wow outpouring of sympathy for a dishonorably discharged marine who was assisted in parental kidnapping by his landlords, and now has killed his son. Amazing people this man deserves no less than death!! My 2 year old Grandson was murdered. How horrible a crime did Dominic commit to deserve death? I am sickened as I read the sympathy here. PTSD? He never served in a war!!

     
  • Mojeaux65 posted at 8:55 pm on Fri, Jun 27, 2014.

    Mojeaux65 Posts: 5

    Seriously? No really, seriously? I can not believe the outpouring of sympathy to a murderer. Where is the sympathy for his abused and murdered two year old child? Why didn't the So called friends call CPS? Because he served in the military? There are many who serve and don't kill their kids...even with PTSD. This is truly a tragedy. But don't cloak a man's evilness and poor judgement in the American flag and call him a victim. If this had been some depressed Joe Schmoe, people would jumped to condemn the actions.

     
  • paul-hyatt posted at 7:24 am on Fri, Jun 27, 2014.

    paul-hyatt Posts: 152

    This was in one of the other stories about this. Not for sure why GDN ran to seperate stories about this but they did.

    "A father charged with injury to a child after his 2-year-old son was found unconscious in a League City garage told police he gets frustrated with the toddler and had been “hitting him harder than he should,” according to a probable cause affidavit."

     
  • Kati posted at 6:42 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    Kati Posts: 1

    There are some things that are wrong in this article, not at fault of the writer, but of Sylvia Botens.

     
  • Bigjim posted at 2:19 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 407

    "Wells is a former Marine who had been living in a homeless shelters with the little boy and moved here from North Carolina. The caregiver says she never detected any signs of abuse.
    Police believe that. clearly changed Tuesday afternoon.
    "What we rely on is not only the interviews with the caregivers of the children, but also we rely on medical experts," said Pena.
    Wells remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond" To many with his name in North Carolina to be sure which one is him. This is from HOUSTON (FOX 26)

     
  • sverige1 posted at 1:23 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3198

    Response to Bigjim posted at 11:58 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014:

    It would be interesting to see if there have been any previous CPS investigations on this father. Also, to find out if the neighbor/friends who put him and child up in their garage ever were cognizant of father's anger issues...if any of such behaviors were observed.

     
  • Bigjim posted at 11:58 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 407

    HOUSTON (FOX 26) -
    A 2 year old League City boy is in critical condition at Texas Children's Hospital and police have charged his father with inflicting the head injury which threatens his life.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 10:34 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3198

    One question I have is what was the probable cause of the "severe head injury"?

     
  • sverige1 posted at 10:32 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3198

    Well, it appears as though the authorities suspected that the garage itself consisted of dangerous living conditions. It would be of value to know the true conditions of the garage.

    Was garage air-tight with ability of cooling system to work appropriately? If there were very few open air drafts, coupled with faulty cooling, then heat exhaustion could easily happen. If one is enclosed in a garage, house, or other building where there's little cross-wind, then sometimes it's better to be outside under a tree, or under a house's peer and beams so that the benefits of cross-wind can be taken advantage of. Many of us fortunate enough to have affluency may not think that others' challenges consist of finding ways to make their living quarters "livable". It seems as though this gentleman did not do that in an appropriate fashion.

    If the "injury" isn't because of heat exhaustion, then it probably can be assumed that items in the average garage could be hazardous for living, especially with a 2 year-old around.

     
  • J94fab91 posted at 9:15 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    J94fab91 Posts: 40

    Why is the father in jail? Is it "assumed" that he injured his child? The 2 yrs old could've fallen and hit his head or anything could've happened. I hope people didn't jump to conclusions. Prayers for that baby