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Old 08-05-10, 02:03 AM
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Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/04/...ex.html?hpt=T2

Father charged in near-fatal beating of 2-year-old son

Miami, Florida (CNN) -- The father of a 2-year-old Florida boy has admitted to the near-fatal beating of his son while teaching the child how to box, officials said Wednesday.

Lee Willie Dejesus, 23, of Homestead was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect, according to the criminal complaint against him.

Miami-Dade police said the incident occurred Monday night when Dejesus was watching the child while his mother was at work. Dejesus told police that he put on boxing gloves and struck the child about 15 times on his face, head, torso and shoulders over a period of 15 minutes, punching him so hard at one point that the boy fell off the bed and struck his head on the tile floor.

The child was rushed to Children's Hospital where he underwent surgery for bleeding on the brain.

The boy -- identified by CNN affiliate WSVN as Willy Brown -- was on life support Wednesday and not expected to recover from his injuries, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade state attorney's office.

Griffith said the boy "may be brain dead," and the attorney's office expects to file first-degree murder charges against Dejesus as early as Wednesday night or Thursday.

The complaint alleges that Dejesus waited to call for medical help for as long as an hour after the boy became unresponsive. He eventually called 911 after the boy's lips became blue, according to the complaint.

Dejesus initially told police that the boy was beaten by a babysitter before admitting he did the beating, the complaint says.

He is being held at a pretrial booking facility on $50,000 bond on the aggravated abuse charge and $7,500 on the child neglect charge, jail records show.

In Session's Aletse Mellado contributed to this report.

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Old 08-05-10, 02:23 AM
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

sad...

that dude should get physically beaten to a pulp.
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The poor little guy died.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

So he put on gloves and hit the kid 15 times for no reason at all?
Fucking sicko!
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Man, that is seriously disturbing. Poor kid... geez..
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Teaching him how to box?

Yeah that sounds like what was going on.
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ouch. that must have stung like a bee.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

so sad.
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piece of crap... tape him to a wall and let brock lesner take some shots
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

At the risk of sounding contrarian, it wasn't the punches/strikes that caused the near-fatal injuries (at least not directly), it was the fact that the kid fell of the bed and hit his head on the tile floor.

Dejesus told police that he put on boxing gloves and struck the child about 15 times on his face, head, torso and shoulders over a period of 15 minutes, punching him so hard at one point that the boy fell off the bed and struck his head on the tile floor.
There is nothing in the article which suggests that the father hit the kid with enough force to injure him.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Originally Posted by mmconhea View Post
ouch. that must have stung like a bee.
That's not funny, in any way!

Poor child never had a chance at life, because his father was a fucking idiot.
If they don't execute the father, please at least neuter him so he can't have another child!
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Who the fuck teaches their two year old kid to box?
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
There is nothing in the article which suggests that the father hit the kid with enough force to injure him.
Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
Teaching him how to box?

Yeah that sounds like what was going on.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

He wasn't punching the child with hard blows, it sounds like he was "tapping" the child.

The problem was that he was doing this while the child was standing on a bed. The child fell backwards and hit his head on the tile floor. It was the contact with the tile floor that killed him, not the "punches", though a "punch" did cause him to lose balance and fall backwards.

The father is guilty of poor judgement but he didn't beat his kid to death.

For those of you who have children, you know how easy it is to knock over a two-year old. It doesn't take much of a tap.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Originally Posted by Heat View Post

The father is guilty of poor judgement but he didn't beat his kid to death.
I'd say waiting for a fucking hour while he was unresponsive fars exceeds the limits of poor judgement.
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Originally Posted by Heat View Post
He wasn't punching the child with hard blows, it sounds like he was "tapping" the child.

The problem was that he was doing this while the child was standing on a bed. The child fell backwards and hit his head on the tile floor. It was the contact with the tile floor that killed him, not the "punches", though a "punch" did cause him to lose balance and fall backwards.

The father is guilty of poor judgement but he didn't beat his kid to death.

For those of you who have children, you know how easy it is to knock over a two-year old. It doesn't take much of a tap.
I can tell you that a good roundhouse kick will send a 2-year-old clear across the room. BOOYEAH!
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I'd say waiting for a fucking hour while he was unresponsive fars exceeds the limits of poor judgement.
Yeah, this. He had no feelings for the child whatsoever.
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OK, I’m reading that there were bruises from the punches. In general, you shouldn’t punch a 2-year old hard enough to leave bruises.
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Originally Posted by Heat View Post
In general, you shouldn’t punch a 2-year old hard enough to leave bruises.
If s/he hits me first, I'm hitting back. Hard.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Has anyone noticed that these weird news stories usually occur in Florida for some reason?
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

The problem is that people in their early 20s having kids figure that the kids need to learn how to box amongst other things. In my personal experience i've seen a 5 year old know how to do the following: Identify Dubstep vs Hardstyle
Identify types of Acura vehicles
Know how to get to the mall, but not home

He could not:
Count to 20 without fucking up anything past 5.
Realize that he's five years old, and a baby cannot be five years old.
Put on his own velcro shoes
Listen to an adult for more than 3 seconds without interrupting or getting bored and walking away.

At least he knows the important shit.
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080410 lee willie dejesus

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Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
If s/he hits me first, I'm hitting back. Hard.
All right, but other than in self defense, you shouldn't hit a 2 year old hard enough to leave bruises.
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Originally Posted by Heat View Post
All right, but other than in self defense, you shouldn't hit a 2 year old hard enough to leave bruises.
I would accept that as an axiom.
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Re: Father beats 2 year old son nearly to death during 'boxing' lessons. (Florida)

Fuck, wish I had not read this.

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