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Old 05-21-2009, 10:07 AM   #21
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Wow having 2 young kids myself this is really really disturbing. Can't understamd how someone could be so cruel to an innocent child.
Breaks my heart... my kids defintaley make me much more emotional involving these types of cases involving children.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:22 PM   #22
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Wow having 2 young kids myself this is really really disturbing. Can't understamd how someone could be so cruel to an innocent child.
Breaks my heart... my kids defintaley make me much more emotional involving these types of cases involving children.
I'm with you there...I have a 7month old daughter, my first, and my whole outlook on life and, especially these types of crimes, magnified significantly.
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Well, for a follow-up, it looks like people are trying to take over and do something positive for the kid. My guess is they'll have something officially set up in a day or two. Still no word on whether he's permanently blind or whatnot:


http://people.bakersfield.com/home/B...NewsTeam/45135

BreakingNewsTeam - > Breaking News -> Uncle trying to set up fund to help mutilated child
Uncle trying to set up fund to help mutilated child

Jesse Rosas, the uncle of 4-year-old Angelo Mendoza, said he is going to the bank today to set up a fund to help the child.

Rosas, 26, who is trying to gain custody of the boy, said he and the media have been besieged with people wanting to contribute for the welfare of the boy whose eyes were serve rely damaged by his father.

The father, Angel Vidal Mendoza, 34, is accused of mayhem, torture and child cruelty in the April 28 incident in southeast Bakersfield. Mendoza remains in the hospital in good condition after he hacked his own legs with an ax shortly after he reportedly attacked his boy.

Court reports say Mendoza bit out the left eye of his son and severely damaged the right eye. Police said the father showed symptoms of PCP use on that day.

The case has shocked Mendoza's family, Bakersfield and people around the world. The newspaper has received e-mails from concerned people as far away as England and Australia.

Rosas said he saw his nephew two to three times a month at his own home, his brother's home and family celebrations and holidays. "When you saw the love my brother had for his son, you would never expect anything like this to happen," Rosas said.

A reason that Rosas is seeking custody is that Angelo gets along very well with his wife and their own children a boy,9, and a girl, 3.

Rosas, a homeowner who has worked the last 4 and 1/2 years in the oilfields, said Angelo loved to play on the backyard swing set with his own children or come in and watch a movie with the adults.

Throughout the years, Rosas has bought the child birthday and Christmas gifts, including giving a playpen to the boy shortly after he was born.

Unlike Mendoza who has a criminal record dating back 12 years for drug use, battery, check forgery and a misdemeanor child endangerment, Rosas has no criminal record.

He said he's a graduate of Centennial High School and sent to Taft College for a year and a half. He said is working with Child Protective Services on his application for custody and he fully expects a complete background check and home inspection.

Rosas is a member of Forever Changed, a Christian sport motorcycle group which is also planning fund raising events on Angelo's behalf, including a bike run on June 14. Details are still being worked out, he said.

Mendoza has been charged with many felonies, but he has been convicted of only one, a 1998 battery in the facial stabbing of another man. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

A probation report says Mendoza was a member of the Southern California gang for Hispanics. There is no court record in recent years indicating Mendoza was an active gang member.

Rosas said Mendoza's gang activity was something he did as a youth and outgrew.

Several parents whose children attended an Oildale Head Start school with Angelo have said they saw good interaction between Mendoza and his son. One parent said Mendoza won a participation award at the school

A neighbor of Mendoza's, Tonya Hammond, said that in recent months she saw Mendoza care for Angelo, although in the last week before the incident, Mendoza was short tempered and was afraid people would accuse him of taking drugs.

Still, Hammond who actually discovered the severely injured Angelo on April 28 said she did not see anything that she felt needed to be reported to CPS.

Rosas said he has not seen any drug use by Mendoza in recent years.

The uncle said he doesn't have first hand information about how Angelo is doing because CPS is not disclosing that to the family. Hospital officials have confirmed Angelo is no longer at Kern Medical Center, but although CPS says the boy is in protective custody, CPS has not disclosed where.
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I am so glad to see that this little boy's uncle is trying to do whatever he can to help him. I pray that if he is able to obtain custody of this child, he and his family will give him all the love and support they can, as well as getting him into professional counseling ASAP. This boy has a long road to travel both physically and emotionally.
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Ugh, just read this story the other day. :\
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I saw this also....makes me physically sick to my stomach. This A-hole should be skinned alive and rolled in salt.
Agreed that would be a good one for him
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I'm with you there...I have a 7month old daughter, my first, and my whole outlook on life and, especially these types of crimes, magnified significantly.
I'm with you Hammer. My daughter is about to be 4 years old and ever since she's been born I can't watch any TV shows that deal with children, more specifically little girls, being kidnapped, rapped, or killed!

I get furious and emotional and then can't sleep!
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This A-hole should be skinned alive and rolled in salt.
And then we can wash the salt off with rubbing alcohol and start the process over again.
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Why not just put him in a T-shirt that says "USA" in big letters and drop him off in Sadr City?
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Here's another story that is just as bad:

http://www.rr.com/news/news/article/...she_killed_him


A single mother accused of suffocating her 3-year-old son and burying him at a playground was recently homeless and sleeping in the park, having been kicked out of her mother's house and a friend's apartment in the days before the boy's death, investigators said.

Tiffany Toribio, 23, had been booted from their homes for ignoring her young son, Tyruss "Ty" Toribio, and withholding affection, Albuquerque police said.

"What makes this story especially sad was when asked why she took Ty's life, Tiffany said that she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him the same way that she had grown up with no one caring about her," said police Chief Ray Schultz, his eyes watery and his voice thick with emotion.

What had baffled police after the discovery of the body last Friday was that the chubby-cheeked boy appeared to have been well-fed, showed no signs of physical abuse and was wearing a matching outfit that seemed to suggest he had been well-cared for.

But when no one came forward to report a missing child, police came to suspect that whoever buried Ty was a parent or someone taking care of him.

Police went door-to-door in the neighborhood around the park. They contacted schools, day care centers and homeless shelters. They asked families at other playgrounds about the boy. They reviewed hours of video surveillance tapes from courthouses, hospitals and stores. They followed up on more than 100 tips.

The break in the case came Thursday, just hours after police released a photograph-like picture of the boy. Family members and others called a tip line to say the picture of "Baby Angel" _ as neighbors living near the park nicknamed him _ looked like Ty.

Then, police received a tip that Toribio was on her way to the police station to turn herself in. Officers stopped her as she was walking on the street.

The police chief said Toribio told detectives that she suffocated her son in Alvarado Park before dawn on May 13 by putting her hand over his mouth and nose. She said she had second thoughts and performed CPR on the boy, resuscitating him, but reconsidered and smothered him again. Investigators said she then buried him under the climbing gym's hanging bridge, where the body was found two days later.

Schultz called it a "somber day" in Albuquerque.

"He was a very special child and that's what makes this case so hard for everybody within the Albuquerque Police Department that's worked on it for the last six days," he said.

Schultz said Toribio attempted suicide in jail and was under close observation. A single mother, Toribio had no criminal record or history of drug or alcohol abuse, the police chief said.

Julie Gonzalez, who lives near the park, described Ty as "such a good little boy, so quiet, mild." But Gonzalez said the boy's mother was "always partying" and that police would have to be called when fights broke out among the partygoers.

Toribio did not have an attorney Thursday morning, and attempts to locate family members were unsuccessful.

Toribio is a member of the Zia Pueblo Indian tribe. Tribal Gov. Ivan Pino said the tribe has asked that Ty's body be returned to the pueblo for burial. People living near the park raised about $4,000 for a funeral for the boy.

"Let the Pueblo of Zia go through its healing process right now," Pino said. "Give us the respect to go through our mourning at this point."

Neighbors gathered at a makeshift memorial at the playground consisting of candles, flowers, stuffed animals and toy trucks. Children played on the equipment; parents and grandparents wept.

"We named him `Baby Angel' and it's important now that we know his real name," said Sarah Sandoval. "Now, his mother will find out this baby has a lot of people who love him and will do anything for a child."

Stephanie Rael, a mother, said she wished she had been at the park when Ty died.

"I could have helped her. I could have called someone. We could have saved him," she said. "We're here in a public place. She could have left him here alive and any one of us could have saw him and taken him or gotten her help."
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