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    OH - Austin Cooper, 4, scalded to death, Franklin, 15 March 2016

    http://www.fox19.com/story/31489569/...nttype=generic

    On Facebook they released the 911 tape and it sounds like the father is laughing. I'll try to find a link.


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    Can I post a Facebook link???

    Here is the 911 call.

    https://www.facebook.com/14141045920...6550599028274/


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    Punish them the same way!! so mean!
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Please, someone tell me, what can a four year old baby do that is so bad, so horrible that you decide to torture him like that? What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tssiemer View Post
    http://www.fox19.com/story/31489569/...nttype=generic

    On Facebook they released the 911 tape and it sounds like the father is laughing. I'll try to find a link.


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    I listened. To me it sounds like a reflexive sob. I'm thinking (hoping) he was just in shock at the time. I don't think I can follow this case. That baby, I cannot imagine that babies pain. Omfg. I just can't.

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    This is close to where I live. Same county. I don't think I have a choice.

    I kinda wonder what else she has done to him.


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    Am I reading link correctly, hearing aud-vid correctly? The father of 4 y/o, his 4 y/o son who died, said this???
    "That little boy would want me to keep going everyday," Ritchie told WDTN. "He'd want me to go out and have fun for him and do everything I can for him."

    Have fun for him?
    Do everything for him? Now? What can the father do now for his son?
    He said this w'in 2 days of his son dying at stepmother's hands.

    RIP little one.


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    "That little boy would want me to keep going everyday," Ritchie told WDTN. "He'd want me to go out and have fun for him and do everything I can for him."
    He said his son was a huge fan of Star Wars.
    "He was a big R2-D2 guy and he loved Darth Vader," Ritchie said. "I actually got him of those Kylo Ren's a few weeks ago. He loved it."
    http://www.fox19.com/story/31489569/police-4-year-old-dead-after-stepmom-puts-his-legs-in-scalding-hot-water?clienttype=generic. Mar 16, w Mar 18 update
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    JMO but the type of "punishment" the stepmother doled out tells me she has probably abused the poor child in the past. If so and if the father was aware of her "discipline" then shame on him.

    “There’s no punishment that you could do to a 4-year-old to kill him,” said Sherri Gredig, the boy’s maternal grandmother. “What could a 4-year-old do to get scalded to death?”

    The grandmother of Austin Derreck Cooper spoke at a video arraignment for Anna Ritchie on Friday in Franklin Municipal Court.

    Ritchie, who is in the Warren County Jail, could have more charges filed against her, according to police.

    http://www.whio.com/news/news/crime-....DM5pwa7Q.dpuf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tssiemer View Post
    http://www.fox19.com/story/31489569/...nttype=generic

    On Facebook they released the 911 tape and it sounds like the father is laughing. I'll try to find a link.


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    Just disgusting pure evil. How can any person look into an innocent child's eyes and harm them causing them agony? Where were social services as I bet this wasn't an isolated evident this poor child probably suffered their whole short life.

    What's the worst the parents are facing is the death penalty a possibility?
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    I think the dad is just in total denial for his role. It's like, he has a child's attitude.

    He brought his horrible woman into his son's life, and ignored that his son's legs were burned to the point that he would die during the night. NO, he did not "get into a bath with his wife". His wife placed him in burning water.

    And now he's going on about how you have to forgive, you have to go on, he would want me to keep having fun. No, he would have liked you to rescue him from this witch you brought into the house.

    In an aside, I keep posting this in cases like this - why is the household water heater cranked up high enough to burn a child to death? That should be against city code. You do not need tap water heated to the point of burning you to death.

    But I don't think the dad is laughing in the 911 call. That sounds like a gag and a sob.
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    I agree with everything you said. My own spouse won't turn the water heater above 120 degrees unless he and I need it for a specific thing we are doing. It then gets turned right back down.
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    I just.....I can't even..........I'm just beyond words. I can't bring myself to listen to the 911 call. Some people are so evil that it is beyond my comprehension as a human being.

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    What a stupid ignorant dad who seems to be in denial. There is nothing he can do for his son now, that time has passed, except for justice. I feel he knows that his wife was abusing him, I seriously doubt this was the first time. That lady has those crazy eyes Sanpaui or what ever you call them and her Right eye seems a tad bigger than her left. Just saying. I guess I'm just a witch cause forgiving someone for killing my kid would not be a thought in my head especially only a couple days afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannaT View Post
    I think the dad is just in total denial for his role. It's like, he has a child's attitude.

    He brought his horrible woman into his son's life, and ignored that his son's legs were burned to the point that he would die during the night. NO, he did not "get into a bath with his wife". His wife placed him in burning water.

    And now he's going on about how you have to forgive, you have to go on, he would want me to keep having fun. No, he would have liked you to rescue him from this witch you brought into the house.

    In an aside, I keep posting this in cases like this - why is the household water heater cranked up high enough to burn a child to death? That should be against city code. You do not need tap water heated to the point of burning you to death.

    But I don't think the dad is laughing in the 911 call. That sounds like a gag and a sob.
    According to maternal grandmother in video, it was boiling water heated on the stove

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    Funeral arrangements set for 4-year-old scalded to death

    http://www.fox19.com/story/31522217/...alded-to-death


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