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Old 03-07-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A man has been charged with punching his live-in girlfriend's child in the head -- causing the boy to undergo emergency brain surgery -- Tuesday afternoon in the Logan Square community on the Northwest Side.

John Martinez, 25, of the 2500 block of West Shakespeare Avenue, was charged at 5:15 p.m. Thursday with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

300-lb. man charged with punching 6 year old :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime (http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1464230,w-man-punches-six-year-old-child-030609.article - broken link)
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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A man has been charged with punching his live-in girlfriend's child in the head -- causing the boy to undergo emergency brain surgery -- Tuesday afternoon in the Logan Square community on the Northwest Side.

John Martinez, 25, of the 2500 block of West Shakespeare Avenue, was charged at 5:15 p.m. Thursday with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

300-lb. man charged with punching 6 year old :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime (http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1464230,w-man-punches-six-year-old-child-030609.article - broken link)
Sad! It is being investigated so I'm not sure that all the details have been released, but that said, no child deserves to be hit by an adult! The fact that this adult, who might I add is not a little guy in the weight department, punched this kid is disgusting!!! I don't say violent things too often but I seriously hope this guy gets pounded in jail for this! I hope the child makes it through without any memory of this horrific incident and I just hope that he is okay!!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default 300 lb man punches 6 yr. old

If this guy weighed 120 lbs he was dead wrong doing what he did and one can only hope that he goes to jail with "Bubba and the Boys" cuz Bubba don't like no child abuser!
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Have you ever noticed that there is a COMMON trait to 99% of these stories? It is always "live in boyfriend" or "boyfriend" or "step father". Very rarely do you hear about real fathers doing it.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Have you ever noticed that there is a COMMON trait to 99% of these stories? It is always "live in boyfriend" or "boyfriend" or "step father". Very rarely do you hear about real fathers doing it.
Yeah. It's far more likely to be a live-in BF than a real stepfather actually. Parents need to put their kids before their sex lives.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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A lot of times these pathetic boyfriends/step fathers look at this child and only see "the real father's kid" and they become jealous and angry. It just takes something to set them off and they violently react. Afoigrokerkok is right, these people put sex before anything. Maybe the woman in the relationship didn't see this coming, maybe she did. At any rate, I hope the piece of crap guy gets the book thrown at him.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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I would say it is more common for a live-in boyfriend, but there are many sick mothers and fathers that do horrid things to their children, too! I don't know what is wrong, but I don't know what this world is coming to! I can hardly watch the news anymore! Every day there is another kid missing, kid abused, or found dead. A lot of the time it is one of the parents that did it! Just sick.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Very rarely do you hear about real fathers doing it.
If the "real fathers" are even in the picture....

More importantly! There's no excuse for an adult to be punching a 6-year old kid in the head.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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You all beat me to it - I read the header and the first thing that popped into my head was "what difference does it make how much he weighed...an adult should never be punching a child anyway!"
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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It's an awful story. to bad most of the news stories these days are..
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