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    IN - Couple cut cast off child's leg to cover up beatings, Muncie, 2005

    A couple cut a cast off their 2-year-old daughter's broken leg to keep welfare officials from suspecting the child was being beaten, authorities said.
    Prosecutors filed formal charges Thursday against the girl's stepfather, Aaron Conwell, 20, and her mother, Thurma Conwell, 18, who both were in the Delaware County Jail late Thursday. A court hearing was scheduled for Monday.

    Muncie police arrested the couple Oct. 5 after child protection workers who visited the home on the city's west side found the toddler with two black eyes and bruises across her body and took her to Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment.
    According to court documents, the girl suffered a broken leg, black eyes and bruises on her face, ear, legs, sides and back and received five stitches in her head during the past few months.
    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...WS01/510140564
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I hope they get serious prison time. A little 2 yo. How long had they been beating her? Likely she has been thru hell since birth.

    It makes me feel physically ill when I hear of children being harmed.

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    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...510150421/1006

    The child's stepfather, Aaron J. Conwell, 20, and her mother, Thurma V. Benson Conwell, 18, both of Muncie, have been in jail since their Oct. 5 arrest and are scheduled for initial hearings at 9 a.m. Monday in Delaware Circuit Court.

    Thurma Conwell faces a charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class B felony carrying a standard 10-year prison term.
    Aaron Conwell faces three counts of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, all Class B felonies.

    During the past two to three months, the 2-year-old suffered a broken leg, two black eyes and bruises on her face, ear, legs, sides and back, and received five stitches in her head, according to court documents.

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    The longer I live,the more I am thinking we need to have a license to have a child. This is too much...I am also thinking,hurt a kid,get sterilized ...
    I adopted a little dog from puppy mill rescue group last March....they know more about me than I know about myself...but anyone can go have a baby and abuse it...makes me want to vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaMcZoo
    The longer I live,the more I am thinking we need to have a license to have a child. This is too much...I am also thinking,hurt a kid,get sterilized ...
    I adopted a little dog from puppy mill rescue group last March....they know more about me than I know about myself...but anyone can go have a baby and abuse it...makes me want to vomit.


    It is sad but I have to agree with you.

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    I just rail daily as to the abuses that are perpetrated to innocent victims. But we have to keep trying.We have to as no others have done before and we have to recognize the victims and we have to identify the perps. Never give up as someone needs you.

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    Aaron J. Conwell

    Location: Indiana State Prison
    Sentence Date: 03/14/2007

    Offense: 3 counts Battery
    Sentence: 10 years each count - Consecutive

    Offense: 2 counts Neglect of a Dependent
    Sentence: 10 years each count - 1 Consecutive & 1 Concurrent

    Earliest Release Date: 11/07/2025


    Thurma V. Conwell

    Location: Released
    Sentence Date: 06/20/2007
    Release Date: 04/04/2010

    Offense: Neglect of a Dependent
    Sentence: 10 years

    ACTUAL TIME SERVED: 4 YEARS 5 MONTHS 30 DAYS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    Aaron J. Conwell

    Location: Indiana State Prison
    Sentence Date: 03/14/2007

    Offense: 3 counts Battery
    Sentence: 10 years each count - Consecutive

    Offense: 2 counts Neglect of a Dependent
    Sentence: 10 years each count - 1 Consecutive & 1 Concurrent

    Earliest Release Date: 11/07/2025


    Thurma V. Conwell

    Location: Released
    Sentence Date: 06/20/2007
    Release Date: 04/04/2010

    Offense: Neglect of a Dependent
    Sentence: 10 years

    ACTUAL TIME SERVED: 4 YEARS 5 MONTHS 30 DAYS
    The "mother" got off easy. The sentences should include sterilization and never being allowed near another child.



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