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Shari_Gal
06-11-2009, 04:53 AM
Metro Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for strapping two toddlers into car seats, gagging them, and leaving them on the floor of a garage, Incredible... the perpetrator had used a pillow case and tee shirt as hoods over the children's heads. :(

Thank goodness a passerby heard the children's cries from the garage and called 911

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=10510858&nav=168h3h4e

LaLaw2000
06-11-2009, 05:37 AM
OMG! This is just unreal! I hope this guy does some serious time and not just a slap on the wrist!

lizzybeth
06-11-2009, 07:52 AM
I hope while he's waiting trial that they strap him down, duct tape his mouth and put a hood over his head. I know that isn't going to happen but it should.

Reannan
06-11-2009, 08:00 AM
What an idiot! So he carried out this cruel act because he "wanted to go out". Glad to see they have charged him with attempted murder, and not just child endangeremnt. Sadly, I bet he doesn't do a lot of time. This will be an interesting one to follow legally.

AfterSunset
06-11-2009, 08:37 AM
I hope while he's waiting trial that they strap him down, duct tape his mouth and put a hood over his head. I know that isn't going to happen but it should.


and maybe sit him out in the middle of the 'rec' yard in general population??
Yeah...sounds like the perfect place for this sorry azzzz...
:banghead:

Openmind
06-11-2009, 08:56 AM
What it wrong with people? How well do parents know the people with whom they entrust their children? And what a loathsome human being to treat these babies this way. I hope they don't later reduce the charges. What he did was truly horrific.

fran
06-11-2009, 09:30 AM
I have no words for this,............. except 'unbelieveable!'

:(
fran

PS.....OH, but THANK YOU to the couple for finding these two precious angels!

Lovejac
06-11-2009, 09:50 AM
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10514311

Great uncle of tots bound and gagged wants payback

Openmind
06-11-2009, 12:36 PM
I am going on a little rant here.

I am reading this and we have a 20 year old mother with a two year old, a one year old, and a boyfriend she has had for one year and is not the father of her children. After a year, she or her family didn't notice anything unseemly about this guy -- so, unexpectedly, one day he just tapes the babies in their car seats, gags them, covers their heads and leaves them in a garage so he can go party. It is hard to believe he turned this mean on one night. Makes me wonder how many other times he has done this or some other horrific act.

We have an alarming number of unwed mothers in our country. I would guess many, like this mother, have more than one child and by more than one "boyfriend." The number of unwed mothers in 1960 was 5% of all births. Today that number is 40% and growing. Then factor in the "boyfriend" that has no real interest in the child and no wonder these children are on a growing list of neglected, abused, or murdered children. If a person can't take care of themselves by themselves, why do they think they can raise a child alone? Children deserve better. These little boys sure deserved better.

The means to avoid a pregnancy are readily available. Why do these girls/women keep having babies out of wedlock or even a without solid relationship with a boy/man that would contribute/paticipate to their child's upbringing? What are we not conveying to our daughters about relationships and the awesome responsibility of raising a child?

mysticrose
06-11-2009, 01:00 PM
This man needs to be bound and gagged tied to a chair and left in a hot garage to die for his punishment...WTH gets in to people I'll never understand! Thank goodness for this woman and her husband for being aware of their surroundings and calling.

jnTexas
06-11-2009, 01:52 PM
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10514311

Great uncle of tots bound and gagged wants payback

further down in that article I found this:

The mother is not being charged in connection with this crime. Her family tells us she is trying to regain custody of her children from Child Protective Services.

So why didn't she have custody? How long did CPs have custody? I think there is going to be more to this story.

Sheromom
06-11-2009, 03:43 PM
further down in that article I found this:

The mother is not being charged in connection with this crime. Her family tells us she is trying to regain custody of her children from Child Protective Services.

So why didn't she have custody? How long did CPs have custody? I think there is going to be more to this story.

She had custody but CPS took them after they were checked at the hospital- standard procedure. Though I'm not sure whey they haven't been given back; who knows- maybe there is more to the story. I hope not!!!

southcitymom
06-11-2009, 04:15 PM
......The means to avoid a pregnancy are readily available. Why do these girls/women keep having babies out of wedlock or even a without solid relationship with a boy/man that would contribute/paticipate to their child's upbringing? What are we not conveying to our daughters about relationships and the awesome responsibility of raising a child?

(respectfully snipped)

This train of thought and these questions deserve their own thread - I believe we've had one or two here that are in the neighborhood, but I couldn't find them.

I recall reading a story sometime in the last year or two - an interview with a young unwed mother of two or three children. She came from a poor family and had not completed school. She spoke honestly about how in her entire life the only time she was treated important or special was when she was pregnant. It was sad.

Shari_Gal
06-11-2009, 07:04 PM
man arrested for having bound & gagged two toddlers::banghead:

"The arrest report says Weaver told police he was upset his girlfriend asked him to watch her 1 and 2-year-old children while she attended night school. According to the report, Weaver didn't think leaving the boys in the garage was a big deal because they had been on garage "camp outs" before.

As I'm watching the 4 PM news here, they're reporting the perp said to police he was "angry' that he had to watch the children when he wanted to go to the 51s basketball game! :banghead:

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=10518536&nav=menu102_2

fran
06-13-2009, 03:28 PM
From the above same link:

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=10518536&nav=menu102_2

The children's mother has not been charged because she had no idea what happened. The boys are now back with their mother.

Weaver is not the father of the children, but according to the arrest report, their 20-year-old mother is now pregnant with his child. :eek:

missacorah
06-13-2009, 03:34 PM
What a guy - wonder if his own kid will be treated with the same care and attention!

Otise
06-13-2009, 08:19 PM
What a guy - wonder if his own kid will be treated with the same care and attention!


My thoughts, too.

Belinda
04-25-2010, 02:54 PM
Jonathan Weaver

Offense: 2 counts - Child Abuse/Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon
Offense: 2 counts - 1st Degree Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon
Offense: 2 counts - Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon

Held at the Clark County Detention Center on $400,000 bond

Court dates -
10/21/2010 - Calendar Call
10/25/2010 - Trial by Jury

southernbrunette
04-25-2010, 06:03 PM
I am going on a little rant here.

I am reading this and we have a 20 year old mother with a two year old, a one year old, and a boyfriend she has had for one year and is not the father of her children. After a year, she or her family didn't notice anything unseemly about this guy -- so, unexpectedly, one day he just tapes the babies in their car seats, gags them, covers their heads and leaves them in a garage so he can go party. It is hard to believe he turned this mean on one night. Makes me wonder how many other times he has done this or some other horrific act.

We have an alarming number of unwed mothers in our country. I would guess many, like this mother, have more than one child and by more than one "boyfriend." The number of unwed mothers in 1960 was 5% of all births. Today that number is 40% and growing. Then factor in the "boyfriend" that has no real interest in the child and no wonder these children are on a growing list of neglected, abused, or murdered children. If a person can't take care of themselves by themselves, why do they think they can raise a child alone? Children deserve better. These little boys sure deserved better.

The means to avoid a pregnancy are readily available. Why do these girls/women keep having babies out of wedlock or even a without solid relationship with a boy/man that would contribute/paticipate to their child's upbringing? What are we not conveying to our daughters about relationships and the awesome responsibility of raising a child?

Sometimes the mothers aren't always to blame. I didn't mean to get pregnant out of wedlock and was in fact on birth control at the time of conception (in fact kept taking it for a few weeks before I realized I was pregnant). Had full intentions of getting married and was engaged but the father left me just suddenly. Long story short, I totally agree with your post but there are some exceptions to the rule. It is stories like these that make me SO uninterested in dating anymore, in fact since being left by my ex-fiancee I'm scared to date anyone anymore. I don't know if I just don't have very good judge of character since after almost 3 years of dating and a brief engagement I thought my partner was a wonderful person and a potentially good father. Nothing is worth risking the well-being or happiness of my children, though, that is for sure. I'm thinking if I ever do decide to date again I would still never leave my children alone with them, not when I have family more than willing to babysit on the rare occasion I treat myself to a night out! I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt I can trust them 110%, taking chances with my children for even a 1% risk is NOT WORTH IT, IMO! Men/relationships/partners are replaceable, children are NOT. That's the part I can't understand about these mothers, how apt they are to trust their boyfriends with their children's care! To me, that kind of trust should only come with a 100% guarantee, nothing less! Anything less than that is putting your children at risk since you truly cannot know another person fully, even after a year or so of dating. If I couldn't have seen the way my ex fiancee would have ended up treating me, then surely he could have been capable of treating my children in a way I couldn't have imagined as well.

zadari
04-25-2010, 06:11 PM
I hope while he's waiting trial that they strap him down, duct tape his mouth and put a hood over his head. I know that isn't going to happen but it should.
ITA mabey if there are harsher laws on crimes against children there wont be so many .. like if you harm a child intentionally life automatically and if you kill them death automatically .. something has to be done asap before more die at the hands of an adult

kbl8201
04-25-2010, 07:37 PM
so he previously did this so he could go to a basketball game? where was 'mom' both times he did this? jeesh

BOZGAL
04-25-2010, 10:58 PM
Well look at the loser now. :rolleyes:
He is going out alright.
Jail and then on to the BIG HOUSE.

jmho

Belinda
04-26-2010, 01:16 PM
I don't think this guy is gonna need to worry about parenting his new baby. I suspect he is gonna be locked up for a long time to come. So, now the 20-year old will have a 2-year old, a 1-year old and a newborn and still not a father in sight. I'm glad she is going to night school to better herself, but she isn't going anywhere until she stops the endless baby production.

southernbrunette
04-26-2010, 01:24 PM
I don't think this guy is gonna need to worry about parenting his new baby. I suspect he is gonna be locked up for a long time to come. So, now the 20-year old will have a 2-year old, a 1-year old and a newborn and still not a father in sight. I'm glad she is going to night school to better herself, but she isn't going anywhere until she stops the endless baby production.

She needs an IUD!! She should be able to get one from her OB after having the newborn!

miss u daddy
04-26-2010, 03:40 PM
This is a scary story, but I am so glad the children were found before it was too late. I was a young mother myself. I started dating a guy right after my son turned 2. I did not let him babysit him until he was almost 5. We have now been together for 6 years and he takes my son on overnight camping trips with cub scouts. I waited until my son was old enough to tell me he didn't mind staying with my bf and could tell me if something happened.

Belinda
01-24-2012, 10:14 AM
He's spent the last two years in the Clark County jail awaiting trial. He eventually decided to plead guilty to avoid going before a jury, since he surely would have been lit up for being such an *******.

Instead, he pleaded to two counts of felony child abuse. A judge sentenced him to 2-6 years. And since he's already served two years awaiting trial, he should be eligible for parole in the matter of weeks, just in time for the NBA Finals.

http://www.truecrimereport.com/2011/05/jonathan_weaver_moron_of_the_d.php

Jonathan Weaver is being held at the High Desert State Prison. He had a parole hearing on 1/19/2012. No word on the outcome of the hearing.