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    WV - Logan Goodall, 2, brutally murdered, Dunbar, 6 Sept 2005

    http://www.dailymail.com/story/News/+/2007012330/Physician+treated+boy's+family+for+years

    Physician treated boy's family for years
    by Kris Wise
    Daily Mail staff



    A Dunbar doctor who has been indicted in connection with the 2005 death of 2-year-old Logan Goodall had treated the toddler's grandparents and other family members for decades, a relative of the child said.

    John Vincent Merrifield, who has been a physician in West Virginia since 1969, still has a medical practice in Dunbar.

    The man faces a three-count indictment. He is charged with neglect and with two counts of failing to report to authorities injuries to Logan that officials believe he should have tagged as suspicious.

    His wife, Diane Merrifield, also was charged with one count of gross child neglect leading to death.

    The doctor has been on the board of several respected organizations in the state, from the American Academy of Family Physicians to the Thomas Memorial Hospital board of directors.

    Melissa Eren, Logan's maternal grandmother, said she believes the Merrifields are as responsible as anyone for what happened to her grandson.

    "It's about time," she said Monday after the indictments were announced. "I'm just so glad something's been done."

    Logan died Sept. 6, 2005, after what police believe was a lengthy period of severe sexual assault and abuse. Michael Merrifield, the son of John and Diane Merrifield and the former boyfriend of Logan's mother, is to stand trial this spring in connection with the boy's death. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, child neglect by a guardian or parent resulting in death, sexual abuse by a parent or guardian and first-degree sexual assault.


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    It's beyond me how any Dr could see the kinds of injuries this baby had and turn his back on his safety!!

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    I believe no notification was made because the abuser was the doctor's son.
    He was the boyfriend of the little boy's mother. The mother is now serving time for neglect. The boyfriend/son of the doctor goes to trial in a few months.

    The dostor's wife is also indicted.

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    This poor little boy! All these people knew of his condition and none of them did anything!

    I am not blaming the grandparents here, but if I got conflicting stories about my grandchild's injuries, and they just started showing up since the mom starting dating a new guy, and the guy's dad is the one treating the child to begin with, I would have taken the child to another doctor regardless if I knew the doctor or not.

    I also believe the mother should've gotten more jail time. Her role in the situation was kind of bypassed it seems. It doesn't matter to me if the doctor said his injuries were not serious, the point is she knew someone was hurting the child. Kids don't just get wounds or their scrotum and burns on their behind! When are mothers going to quit letting monsters hurt their babies?

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    What a piece of **** doctor, take the Fifth amendment and keep your trap shut, how brave, poor little Logan, sounds as though he suffered alot. I hope this doctor lays awake at night, knowing he had abandoned this little boy.

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    Sounds to me like maybe the doctor could've been covering up for his own sins on his own sons----it's a fact that the vast majority of child molesters were molested as children themselves. Freakin' pervs.

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    Without reading the profile, that picture speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    Without reading the profile, that picture speaks volumes.
    They've been showing her on the local news - nasty!!

    I hope everyone picked up on the fact that this doctor was WV Doctor of the Year for 05 or 06.....what is it they say about hind sight?

    A whole bunch of losers in this story!!


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    Mother Of Logan Goodall Could Be Out Of Jail Soon

    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/5116526.html

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    Does anyone know any info about little Logan's bio dad? It seems he is completely out of the picture.

    I can't believe the mother was already eligible for parole. Even she stated she wasn't ready for parole. She had been too busy with her own life to pay attention to her child.

    I would like to know more about the background of the doctor's son, who appears to be the main abuser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb
    Mother Of Logan Goodall Could Be Out Of Jail Soon

    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/5116526.html
    Strange....This story states she was denied paroled. Dated 1/17/07.

    http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=v...8780&catid=127

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    Good. Your news is more up to date than mine.

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