I will begin and end with local news from Orange County California where I live in near total frustration at the stupidity of do-gooders and Liberals.
Father gets 21 years to life for biting, assaulting baby
By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
The Orange County Register
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
SANTA ANA – When a Lake Forest couple took their 4-week-old boy to a hospital in January 2005, doctors found the child with about 30 bite marks, multiple broken bones, bruises and a severe rip in his lips.
The couple told doctors that a family cat scratched the baby. But on Monday, the father of the boy, Andrew David Fusco, was handed a sentence of 21 years to life in state prison for abusing his son. Fusco was convicted of four felony counts of child abuse, two felony sexual assault counts, and two felony counts of aggravated assault of a child.
Prosecutors said that about four weeks after Fusco's boy was born, the 24-year-old man physically and sexually assaulted his son, causing several injuries to the newborn.
When doctors treated the child on Jan. 3, 2005, he was found to have multiple fractures in his arms, legs and ribs, as well as bruises in his cheeks and stomach. He also suffered severe facial injuries.
According to prosecutors, Fusco and his girlfriend, Megan Michelle Martinez, 23, lied to doctors about the injuries.
Martinez was convicted in June 2007 of child abuse for putting her baby in danger by allowing Fusco to continue abusing the boy. She was sentenced in December 2007 to six years in state prison.
The baby, who has not been identified, survived the injuries and was adopted by a family in Orange County.
A person apparently close to the family, wrote in the on-line comments that the father was tweaking on meth at the time and somehow that should exonerate the couple who willfully put the child in danger in the first place.New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson(D), a long time supporter of the death penalty,changed his mind yesterday and signed a law abolishing capital punishment in that state. The LA Times said,
In an act of courage, Gov. Bill Richardson repealed capital punishment in the state. Hopefully his decision will make it easier for other officials to follow their conscience.Euroweenies hail the signing as a victory for civilization. From the Taiwan News,
In signing the bill, Richardson called his action the most difficult of his life, but said he was compelled to take it because "the potential for ... execution of an innocent person stands as anathema to our very sensibilities as human beings." Those are words of moral courage by a governor fortunately in place to deliver them.
Europe's human rights watchdog on Thursday hailed New Mexico's abolition of the death penalty as "a victory for civilization."Russell Feingold, US Senator(D-Wisconsin) introduced a bill to Congress Thursday to end capital punishment for federal crimes. AlterNet has this about the Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009",
Gov. Bill Richardson's enactment of a law replacing lethal injection with a sentence of life in prison without parole foreshadows the end of capital punishment across the U.S., said Terry Davis, the secretary general of the 47-nation Council of Europe.
He called it a "courageous decision," adding, "14 U.S. states have abolished the death penalty, and several others are considering it. The tide is turning and the end of this cruel and inhuman form of punishment in the United States is only a matter of time."
Democratic US Senator Russell Feingold on Thursday introduced legislation to put an immediate halt to federal executions and abolish the death penalty for violations of federal law.Also on Thursday, Mar. 19, a 3-month-old girl died from the injuries inflicted upon her by her father. On Tuesday, around 5PM, police were called to help little Ilianna who was not breathing. Ilianna died at 4:45PM Thursday. The Orange County Register reports wrote today,
"It is truly unfortunate that we are in a shrinking minority of countries that continue to allow state-sponsored executions," he said, noting that capital punishment has been banned in 123 countries around the world.
"I oppose the death penalty because it is inconsistent with basic American principles of justice, liberty and equality," said the Wisconsin senator, whose legislation would not affect individual states.
SANTA ANA – A 3-month-old baby girl died Thursday from injuries believed to have been inflicted by her father earlier this week, police said.There was a time when I opposed capital punishment, but couldn't explain why beyond the Liberal platitudes that every life is precious, each execution diminishes each of us, blah, blah, blah.
Christian Gonzalez, 23, of Santa Ana was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child abuse after his daughter, Ilianna, suffered traumatic injuries, said Santa Ana police Cmdr. Tammy Franks.
Police were sent around 5 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment complex in the 1600 block of North King Street near 17th Street after Gonzalez called 911 regarding a baby girl who was not breathing, Franks said.
The baby was unresponsive and was taken to an Orange County hospital in critical condition.
She died as a result of her injuries at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Franks said.
"He physically assaulted the infant, causing severe head trauma,” Franks said, adding that details of the assault are not being released pending the ongoing investigation.
Gonzalez appeared in court this morning to be arraigned on child-abuse charges. A homicide charge is expected to be filed today, Franks said.
Her mother has been cooperative during the investigation and, thus far, detectives don’t believe she is involved.
A 1 1/2-year-old girl was taken into protective custody.
Andrew David Fusco needs to be dead. If found guilty, Christian Gonzalez needs to be dead. I support capital punishment for child killers and pedophiles, and I know why -- it's the right thing to do.
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