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    OK - Lyrik Martin, 10 mos, Oklahoma City, 3 Feb 2012

    Abuse kills another Oklahoma infant

    Another child is dead because she was physically abused.
    Police say the 10-month-old infant showed serious signs of abuse.
    They're treating the case as a homicide.

    http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-...,7203243.story


    There have been no arrests, but police say an investigation is ongoing.

    http://www.koco.com/news/30398299/de...#ixzz1llsWmzWs





    The child's mother, Arian Martin, 20, told police the baby had been sick and had been throwing up for a couple of days.
    Martin and the baby's father, Michael Bruner, 25, took the child to the hospital about 10 a.m. Friday, according to the report.
    Martin told police the child was diagnosed with an ear infection, given medicine and sent home.

    http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-poli...#ixzz1llt5MmP8


    Mom's facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002631301559

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    How hard can it be. Hook mama and roomies up to a LDT. Something needs to be done to stop this horrible war on children.

    So far police have not named any suspects in the death.

    "At this point no arrests have been made, but officers are working very hard on it," MSgt. Knight said.


    MOO

    Mel

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    It can be very hard.
    It's Oklahoma.

    The unsolved cases.
    The kids returned repeatedly to their abusers so they could be killed.

    I can't think of another state where I can come up with so many kids from memory. (My memory sucks.)
    It even takes me a while to come up with that many for Florida.
    I don't quite understand... but I definitely don't expect them to solve cases.
    When they make an arrest in a case people are surprised.


    Lyrik Martin


    Klisha Brown - DHS inaction


    Jacob Hedger - unsolved


    Kelsey Briggs - returned to abuser


    Serenity Deal - returned to abuser


    Aja Johnson - more DHS issues


    Rosalin Reynolds

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    Well, I know the OSBI couldn't arrest a candy bar. Wonder if the city police are any better? Guess we will see.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    http://www.koco.com/news/30406515/detail.html

    This baby was a fighter. She was three-and-a-half pounds when she was born," said Bria Leonhardt, Lyrik's great aunt.

    So far, no arrests have been made in the case.
    The Department of Human Services said they could not comment on whether the family had any previous problems unless prosecutors decide to press charges in the case.

    and of course, Arian Martin's boyfriend, Michael Bruner has lawyered up.

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    and of course, Arian Martin's boyfriend, Michael Bruner has lawyered up.


    Respectfully snipped.

    Gee, here's a clue.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    She had the most beautiful smile. How could anybody harm something so beautiful as her smile?

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    So I'm going through and looking up cases that I haven't heard anything about in a while.
    I even searched the court records... with the mother, the boyfriend and another guy maybe connected.

    All I find on (what I believe is the mother) is a paternity case and a protective order. Both for the same guy (not the boyfriend listed above.)

    Both filed 2 WEEKS before Lyrik died.

    If someone has been charged it doesn't appear to be the mother or either man and it hasn't made the news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flutterby80 View Post
    She had the most beautiful smile. How could anybody harm something so beautiful as her smile?
    I know. What a beautiful, precious smile that sweet baby had. I just don't understand how you can beat up a tiny baby. I will never understand this.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    The mother is 20 years old and still in high school?? Weird.


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    Lyrik's death was ruled a homicide.

    Over a year later, no one has been arrested.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-...81888451927825

    http://www.change.org/petitions/to-d...are_after_sign


    Little Lyrik:




    Blunt force trauma: Head and abdomen.

    Violent, unusual, unnatural death.

    Multiple contusions:
    Right cheek. Left side of scalp. Back of scalp.

    Hemorrhaging: Brain, abdomen and spinal cord.

    Broken ribs from abuse.

    http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?stor...6&catId=112042



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    I can find nothing new. Still no charges filed.

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    Three years now:

    http://www.news9.com/story/28242186/...ee-years-later

    Lyrik Martin was only nine months old when she died at Children's Hospital back in February of 2012. Her mother had called 911 saying she wasn't breathing at the home. And doctors said she had numerous skull fractures and other broken bones when she arrived.

    But to this day, no one has been held accountable for her death.

    Oklahoma City police told News 9 they understand the frustration surrounding this case. They are also frustrated. But so far, nobody has come forward with the information they need to put the person or persons responsible in jail.
    Blue Justice for Lyrik Martin: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-...81888451927825

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    Apparently there are too many choices. How incredibly sad.
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    Sad. The pics I saw on her the justice facebook page show a glowing, healthy, happy baby. Babies who are chronically abused have that awful, untrusting, vacant look.

    I can't tell how old she was in the pics - most seem to have been taken before she was 4 months old. There was one with an aunt that looks like maybe 7 months old, and she's radiant.

    I don't think the mother did it. I'm not sure she necessarily knows who did.

    Does anyone know the timing of the doctor appt where she was diagnosed with an ear infection?



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