Yet more on lethal stepdads

Usually I don’t come across this many articles on the subject in one day. The simple fact is, women can’t be trusted with their own children. Not unless they are under the authority of a man with an interest in the child living.

Hog-tie mum Rebecca Mae Haliday pregnant again

A FORMER Caboolture woman jailed in 2003 for the sickening “hog-tying” death of her 18-month-old daughter has revealed she is going to be a mother again.

Haliday and her former boyfriend Daniel Ronald Green, now 30, were both jailed for six years for the manslaughter of her youngest child Beanca Newman, who died in 2001 in their caravan home, north of Brisbane.

She also had a son, two-and-a-half, at the time of Beanca’s death.

The pair admitted Beanca was tied up with rolled bedsheets night after night for weeks to teach her “that bedtime was bedtime”.

Haliday, then 20, did not take part in the restraining process but was conjointly charged because she consented to it. She told police that in the final weeks she believed the restraints were strengthened, as Green “hogtied” together Beanca’s separately bound hands and feet.

The toddler eventually died in her sleep from a combination of pneumonia and asphyxia.

Notice that they sidestep the question of who the biological father was, even though it’s obvious it wasn’t the abusive boyfriend; they say that “she” had two children, and that the surviving child is now being raised by his paternal grandmother.

News of Haliday’s pregnancy follows a spate of shocking child neglect cases around the country which have prompted the Federal Government to announce plans for a national strategy to tackle the issue.

A “national strategy”. How about a natural strategy? Like, you know, FATHERS?

New partners often fatal ‘fathers’

FOUR out of eight children whose deaths were reviewed by a special Queensland government committee, died at the hands of their mothers’ new partners….

While all eight who died from assault were killed by relatives, most were slain by their mothers’ new boyfriends….

Domestic violence expert Elspeth McInnes said research showed that father figures – particularly stepfathers or other non-biological figures – posed the biggest threat to children.

Gosh! Imagine that!

“This is why you need a strong community around families noticing when this sort of violence is occurring.”

No, this is why you need fathers, to protect their children from whatever scumbags their mother feels like fucking.

Other child death statistics recently released by the Commission for Children and Young People showed that of the 11 children who died from assault in 2007-08, 10 were killed by a parent or step-parent.

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11 Responses to “Yet more on lethal stepdads”

  1. SellCivilizationShort Says:

    I can’t claim perfect insight into the human heart, but as far as I can tell, men feel loyalty to their own children, not to adopted ones.

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes. Sadly, I’m not surprised when I see humans acting like animals.

  2. SellCivilizationShort Says:

    I can’t claim perfect insight into the human heart, but as far as I can tell, men feel loyalty to their own children, not to adopted ones.

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes. Sadly, I’m not surprised when I see humans acting like animals.

  3. SellCivilizationShort Says:

    I can’t claim perfect insight into the human heart, but as far as I can tell, men feel loyalty to their own children, not to adopted ones.

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes. Sadly, I’m not surprised when I see humans acting like animals.

  4. Coffee Catholic Says:

    Isn’t it interesting how more women then men abuse and kill their children ~ and this expert Elspeth so and so tries and foist the blame on step-fathers? She conveniently ignores the missing part of the equation: FATHERS. Hello!!

    “The simple fact is, women can’t be trusted with their own children. Not unless they are under the authority of a man with an interest in the child living.”

    Amen.

  5. Coffee Catholic Says:

    Isn’t it interesting how more women then men abuse and kill their children ~ and this expert Elspeth so and so tries and foist the blame on step-fathers? She conveniently ignores the missing part of the equation: FATHERS. Hello!!

    “The simple fact is, women can’t be trusted with their own children. Not unless they are under the authority of a man with an interest in the child living.”

    Amen.

  6. Coffee Catholic Says:

    Isn’t it interesting how more women then men abuse and kill their children ~ and this expert Elspeth so and so tries and foist the blame on step-fathers? She conveniently ignores the missing part of the equation: FATHERS. Hello!!

    “The simple fact is, women can’t be trusted with their own children. Not unless they are under the authority of a man with an interest in the child living.”

    Amen.

  7. Christina Says:

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes

    I remember that I made it a point to keep our male cat away from our female cat whenever she had kittens. He was off limit to the kittens until they were 6-8 weeks old.

    It was a very brief mention that I had come across when I was 9 or 10 that cats would eat the offspring that didn’t belong to them. Of course, i was too young to have accumulated another bit of data, but I kept who I thought was “daddy” cat away from kittens.

    Good thing I did, too, because cats have a unique reproductive system where each kitten can have a different father =p And somehow, the father can identify which one is his…

  8. Christina Says:

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes

    I remember that I made it a point to keep our male cat away from our female cat whenever she had kittens. He was off limit to the kittens until they were 6-8 weeks old.

    It was a very brief mention that I had come across when I was 9 or 10 that cats would eat the offspring that didn’t belong to them. Of course, i was too young to have accumulated another bit of data, but I kept who I thought was “daddy” cat away from kittens.

    Good thing I did, too, because cats have a unique reproductive system where each kitten can have a different father =p And somehow, the father can identify which one is his…

  9. Christina Says:

    It makes sense that animals would kill offspring that does not share their genes

    I remember that I made it a point to keep our male cat away from our female cat whenever she had kittens. He was off limit to the kittens until they were 6-8 weeks old.

    It was a very brief mention that I had come across when I was 9 or 10 that cats would eat the offspring that didn’t belong to them. Of course, i was too young to have accumulated another bit of data, but I kept who I thought was “daddy” cat away from kittens.

    Good thing I did, too, because cats have a unique reproductive system where each kitten can have a different father =p And somehow, the father can identify which one is his…

  10. howcouldajudgedothis Says:

    My son filed for custody on these vary grounds. Having faithfully paid child support and has never been in arrears, he could not afford an attorney yet, she was awarded a free attorney through legal aid.

    He was able to prove, and his ex even testified on the stand to these facts, that her boyfriend physically and mentally abused her children (hitting, kicking, punching, pinching, etc.). She also admitted that she uses intravenous drugs. She had to admit to as much since she was under the influence when she had a car accident (DURING THE COURSE OF THIS COURT ACTION) with her third infant in the car as she was driving to meet with my son to pick up my 2 grandsons.

    The children were removed from her home and you’ld think they would have been sent to live with their father pending the outcome of the custody hearing. No! Missouri’s family services told the mother she could decide where the children would stay… she chose the boyfriend’s mother and his step-father who, in my opinion, was very flaky and strange acting.

    The judge nor the guardian ad litem in the case never met or spoke to the children. He never visited the homes of either parent. The maternal grandmother was convicted of meth manuf., possession and sales. The admitted ‘life-long friend of the family’ that the mother now lives right next door to and who rents a mobile home to the mother and her boyfriend spent 10 years in prison for manuf., possession & sales of meth.

    All of this, and more, was admitted in court under oath. My son does not have a criminal record and does nothing but work to pay the outrageous child support imposed on him, nearly half of what he makes, so she and her boyfriend can continue to do their drugs and abuse/neglect my grandsons.

    So, even with the sworn self-incriminating testimony of the mother, and the testimony of family services staff and the officers that arrested the mother while driving under the influence of illegal substances, the fact that my son has no criminal record, the boyfriend has 3 children for whom he doesn’t pay a dime of his court-ordered child support, a family in which an ounce of marijuanna is given as a right of passage when one turns the age of 13…. the judge allowed the boys to remain in the mother’s care and custody.

    By the way, all charges were dropped against the mother before her DUI case even went to court. There is speculation she turned NARC and prosecutor dropped all charges. This at the expense, health and well-being of my 7 & 9 year old grandsons.

    Every time I hear of another child who is missing from the mother & boyfriend’s home only to be found dead days or weeks later, and then to learn that they did it….I am LIVID.

    When I hear Nancy Grace, Jane Valez Mitchel and Mike Galanos reporting on the newest missing child case of the week and ask the same question when that child’s body is found, “Why wasn’t something done before it was too late?”, I wan’t to ask them what they have done other than immediately start accusing this stranger or that neighbor. If they REALLY want to make a difference, one or all of them are more than welcome to dust off their law degrees and represent a good, hard working, loving father who is trying to remove his children from an environment in which they will be introduced to drugs and alcohol and living off of the welfare system will be a way of life.

  11. globalman100 Says:

    Well, as a man who raised two step children AND two natural children I can provide the testimony that no matter how hard a man tries, the step children are NOT his own. There are differences to the man.

    Nice to see a positive post on 'fatherhood'. Alas, fathers are demonised and villified in our society now. I am no longer a father and I don't miss it. I tell every young man I meet to not become a father accidentally or otherwise.

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