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    IL - Christopher Valdez, 4, beaten to death, Chicago, 25 Nov 2011

    So so sad

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1114104.html

    Christopher Valdez was killed Friday afternoon

    the boyfriend of his niece, currently in police custody, is known for being anti-social and violent. Two weeks ago, the man beat a dog severely after it relieved itself in his home.

    I think this mother needs charged filed against her...
    If someone will hurt an animal, they will hurt a person.
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    oh god,that poor boy.

    she obviously knew that he had beated christopher when she called her brother (is that right) and yet she didn't call the police???? what is wrong with people.

    r.i.p christopher

    another child gone too soon
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    His body was found by his grandparents, who had come with a birthday cake and presents for his fourth birthday.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/27...#ixzz1ezHJSXmH

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    The mother is just as guilty. How dare she have this violent man around her children.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1116245.html

    Christopher's family pointed out to the paper that the boy's mother had been convicted on Oct. 21 of domestic battery. An Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation had previously shown that she had neglected her child. Christopher had three other siblings.

    Keep these precious kids away from this lady! RIP Christopher....

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    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news...riend-20111128

    Prosecutors are now charging Crystal Valdez with murdering her four-year-old son Christopher on his birthday, then attempting to cover up the beating he endured with makeup.

    Valdez’s brother and sister-in-law found Christopher’s dead body wrapped in a blanket at his home in the 5100 block of South Trumbull on Friday after concerned relatives called and told them he had appeared at a Thanksgiving celebration with a swollen eye. Christopher had refused to eat dinner and had vomited, she said.




    Cesar Ruiz & Crystal Valdez - confessed baby killers, too bad IL no longer has the DP
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    Bail was set at $2.5 million for Ruiz and $750,000 for Valdez by Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,4008115.story
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    The records offer an eerie foreshadowing of Friday’s murder of little Christopher Valdez and raise serious questions about the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ handling of the case.

    Caroline Glennon, an assistant public defender representing Valdez, said Valdez was a mom of four who had special educational needs as a result of lead poisoning as a child. She has split up with Ruiz, Glennon said.
    <<< before or after they were charged >>>

    Valdez wept and exclaimed “I didn’t do anything” towards relatives in the gallery after the judge set her bail


    http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/9...r-old-boy.html

    IL is in dire straights being led by a corrupt Gov (again) . . . where are her other kids !!!
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    To me the difference in bail amounts highlights the disparity between genders accused of murdering their children. Maybe, just maybe, when the justice system begins treating these mothers as severely as fathers we'll see a drop in these crimes.

    IMO when a biological parent is complicit in the death of their child at the hands of their significant other they should be punished even more severely than the person who caused the death.

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    Public officials missed opportunities to rescue 4-year-old & so did his family at Thanksgiving

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchel...-year-old.html

    Last month, Cook County Judge Patrick James Murphy convicted Valdez of hospitalizing her 3-year-old son after punching him but sentenced her only to take parenting classes.

    Apparently, Christopher was not battered enough.

    While the judge found sufficient evidence to convict Valdez, he didn’t lock her up.


    who is this Judge ?

    and found out where the other 2 children have been: What’s even more puzzling is that two of Valdez’s older children are in the custody of their grandparents.

    IL DCFS really missed the ball
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    This is difficult to write and I hope I don't offend anyone.

    I cannot let her family (siblings, parents, and anybody else she saw on a regular basis AND who saw this poor child on Thanksgiving) escape w/out some blame here too. They must have been aware she had the DV charges recently, no? Somebody was concerned enough the NEXT DAY to say something to a relative who went for a welfare check (or to his bday party?) and later found his body.

    IF this person (family or friend at Thanksgiving?) would have dared to step out of their comfort zone a little (to make a fuss at Thanksgiving, and it would have!) and say hold on a minute - this kid is not leaving with you - I'm calling CPS because something isn't right - the poor baby would be alive. Today.

    As a society, we don't always want to ruffle feathers, overstep our boundaries. Just look at the Penn State fiasco. The Syracuse. If somebody would have said, HEY STOP!!!!! these wouldn't be the big scandals and outrage.

    This child deserved better. He didn't receive it.

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    Brown Rice have you been in that situation ?
    --DV-- nothing the cops can do unless theres bruizes or blood -- if you try to get protective over grandkids even your own kids )if they're with stepparant, the abusers will shut you out. So people try not to "rock the boat" it's a helpless situation.
    Sure you can go grab the child - but you are gonna have to run and hide-forever.
    Or you will end up with abduction charges or restraining orders, and the child will go directly back to the parent.
    Don't blame the family - they have no power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nao View Post
    Brown Rice have you been in that situation ?
    --DV-- nothing the cops can do unless theres bruizes or blood -- if you try to get protective over grandkids even your own kids )if they're with stepparant, the abusers will shut you out. So people try not to "rock the boat" it's a helpless situation.
    Sure you can go grab the child - but you are gonna have to run and hide-forever.
    Or you will end up with abduction charges or restraining orders, and the child will go directly back to the parent.
    Don't blame the family - they have no power.
    It has been reported that Christopher had a black/swollen eye the day before he was beaten to death. The "mother" was convicted of punching him just last month. The abuse to this child was nothing new.

    The extended family was not in any "situation" remotely preventing them to step in and save this little boy. They didn't. Sorry. No excuses. They FAILED.

    Looking at the boyfriend's mugshot, I feel I could easily punch that smug, punk azz smirk right off his stupid face. Seeing some of the family members in the video tells me they could have easily protected this child.

    Lord, I wish I knew why people like this insist on continuing to procreate.
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    Valdez was convicted of domestic battery on Oct. 24 and sentenced to parenting classes and conditional discharge by Judge James Patrick Murphy. She admitted punching Christopher in July “because she was angry” and to using make-up to cover his injuries at that time, Hughes said in court Monday.

    Valdez’s brother and sister-in-law found Christopher’s dead body wrapped in a blanket at his home in the 5100 block of South Trumbull on Friday after concerned relatives called and told them he had appeared at a Thanksgiving celebration with a swollen eye, Hughes said.

    Christopher had refused to eat dinner and had vomited,
    she said.

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news...riend-20111128

    Mother convicted of beating the child a month earlier.
    Child shows up with a "swollen eye", refusing to eat and puking.

    I think that counts as bruises... and may have been looked into a little.
    Or they may have been forced to seek medical treatment for him that day.

    This isn't one of those "I think that kid is being abused but I have no proof" situations.
    She was already convicted of it only a month before.
    I think it would have been worth calling and giving the LE who responded ALL of the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nao View Post
    Brown Rice have you been in that situation ?
    --DV-- nothing the cops can do unless theres bruizes or blood -- if you try to get protective over grandkids even your own kids )if they're with stepparant, the abusers will shut you out. So people try not to "rock the boat" it's a helpless situation.
    Sure you can go grab the child - but you are gonna have to run and hide-forever.
    Or you will end up with abduction charges or restraining orders, and the child will go directly back to the parent.
    Don't blame the family - they have no power.
    THE BOY HAD BRUISES AT THANKSGIVING!!!! This is my outrage. At least one person saw it (reported it the next day to the mother's brother). If one person saw it (and did the right thing, but TOO LATE), other people did. The boy was vomitting and not eating.

    It was a helpless situation because NOBODY HELPED HIM that day.

    I'm not yelling (all caps) at you. I'm just frustrated. I understand all of the legal crap that happens when there is no physical evidence, LE/CPS can't do anything until something happens, etc. But often times, TOO MANY TIMES, there are signs that can be reported and aren't. In this instance, in my opinion only obviously, it was uncomfortable. Nobody wanted to confront this piece of trash parent at Thanksgiving.

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