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    NY - Jeida Torres, 3, beaten to death, Brooklyn, 18 Oct 2014

    A 20-year-old man is under arrest in the beating death of a 3-year-old girl whose 5-year-old brother was also assaulted in a Brooklyn apartment... Police say charges against the suspect, Kelsey Smith, are pending.

    Neighbor Keith Best tells the New York Daily News and New York Post that the boy had big bruises on his face and arms. He says the children's mother and grandfather sobbed when they arrived home and found out what had happened.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1...n_6010404.html

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    So heartbreaking!
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    There is a special place in hell for people who commit crimes like this one.

    Who could lay a mean finger on that adorable, precious baby girl?

    Why? What drives these losers? I am just heartbroken...

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    Such a sweet little girl. And all over a "soiling herself" incident.

    I hope the law really starts holding the mothers responsible as well.

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    The distraught suspect slit his wrists in a failed suicide bid as his step-daughter died of her injuries at Wycoff Hospital.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1979673

    Unfortunate that he didn't succeed.

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    no major new facts at this link but another adorable pic of Jeida which CBS credits as being sourced from mom's FB, who is not a named POI therefore I will not link it.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/10/...l-in-brooklyn/

    Cops found the dying girl after a 911 caller reported bloodcurdling screams echoing from the apartment in a city homeless shelter at 38 Cooper St. shortly before 4 p.m., cops said.

    Defenseless little Jeida Torres, 3, died at Wyckoff Hospital after her mother’s enraged boyfriend “punched and choked” the tiny child — who suffered injuries to her head and body, sources said.

    “She either pooped her pants or peed on herself, and he got agitated,” a source said.

    SNIP

    Neighbor Marilyn Cruz said the afternoon killing capped two solid weeks of fighting and violence inside the apartment.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/brooklyn-girl-3-beaten-death-mother-boyfriend-article-1.1979178

    beat19n-5-copy.jpg Kelsey (a/k/a Shawn) Smith (photo courtesy of above link)


    Smith, who has a criminal record, tried to commit suicide by cutting himself but failed, the newspaper reported.


    He fled the scene of the alleged beating but was arrested in Queens after someone tipped police off, according to the Daily News.

    He remained in custody late Saturday night but has not been charged with a crime.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3Gcuazujv many photos of little Jeida and family at this link

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    From the article: "Cop sources say the brute, who has 15 prior arrests dating back to 2008, also battered Andrew during the vicious attack in the second-story Bushwick apartment."

    Wow, 15 arrests within 6 years and Kelsey Smith is only 20 yrs old. I wonder what Mr. Smith was previously arrested for. Sad for the girl and her family and I hope her brother fully recovers. Rest in Peace Jeida.
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    Why oh why do these women 'mothers' continue bringing these men with a long rap sheet and anger management issues around their children?

    It seems we are reading these incidents of children being murdered by moms boyfriend or a step dad over potty training incidents over and over and over. When the he77 is it going to stop?

    It's not like he hid this side of himself from his wife - the childrens 'mother'. yet, she and the children stayed. What is it these women take in these men, who don't work, rely on them to watch the children and lose them to murder over and over and over. At some point these mothers need to be held accountable for bringing these 'men' into their childrens lives.

    And as for Uncle A who commented about sometimes having to discipline a child and this being discipline gone wrong. That is fully BS! Beating a child, punching, kicking and choking a child IS NOT DISCIPLINE, IT IS ABUSE! Plain and simple. Shame on him for minimizing his nephews actions by calling it discipline. Children do not need to be disciplined for actions which come natural and are age appropriate. Accidents are appropriate for the victims age.

    Such a shame this had to happen yet again. Sleep peacefully little Jeida. No one will ever hurt you again.

    And for his comment about his nephew being a kid because he is 20, BS! He is legally an adult. More minimization. Perhaps this is why this keeps happening, it is minimized too often.
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    R.I.P It is beyond me how someone could harm a child


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    As a society, we need to figure out better ways to protect children. There are different factors that result in these tragedies and in hindsight there are things that parents, neighbors and society could have done to keep children safe, it's just heartbreaking. jmo

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    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...ather-new-york

    The five-year-old brother of a three-year-old New York City girl police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather over the weekend has given detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling investigators the beating was prompted after the girl soiled her diaper, authorities said on Monday.

    Kelsey Smith forced stepdaughter Jeida Torres to smell the dirty diaper then kicked her, banged her head against a bed frame, and choked her in a facility for the homeless in Brooklyn, the toddler’s older brother said, according to police...

    Smith, 20, also beat the five-year-old, bruising him, police said. The boy was at a hospital in Brooklyn in stable condition.

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    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...279800982.html

    Smith, who police said was married to the children's 24-year-old mother, had lived with the family for three months. He has 15 prior arrests, including a 2010 arrest for robbery in which police say he slammed a 14-year-old boy into an iron gate, kicked him on the ground, then put his knee on the boy's throat before stealing his wallet with $10 in it, records show. Smith was 15 at the time of that arrest.

    He has also been arrested three times while jailed on Rikers Island, charged last October with assault for shoving a correction officer into a door, splashing two correction officers with an unknown liquid in February, and damaging a sprinkler head, causing his cell to flood last November, according to records.

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    He shouldn't even have been loose.

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    Hope he pays for killing this lil angel r.i.p Jeida, LWOP
    Everyday Im realizing that our children, should be aware of strangers, but more fearful of the evil living right in their very own homes

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