Brought my post over from the Astro thread (thought I was in this thread).
Oh no...Please HANG the POS. I just cannot get over how "people" can hurt innocent children.
I am glad, though, that he has been found. Now he can be laid to rest as the beautiful child he is, instead of in a dump.
ETA: A special prayer and blessing to those who searched and found Aveion.
Proud WS N-LIB
Another little angel in heaven too soon, RIP little Aveion. We are supposed to protect our children with everything thing we have, not hurt or kill them and put them in the trash. Rot in he11 monsters, may you suffer every imaginable pain, ailment and torture for the rest of you rotten lives.
Justice failed Caylee Marie!!
Please bring Haleigh home!
RIP little Aveion. You didn't deserve this...
On a (twistedly) positive side, there was evidence recovered with the body to prove that Aveion's death was definitively a homicide. The only prayer the other children have is that the evidence implicates ML and she is charged as well.
just logged on... how sad that Morgan Harrington and Aveion met such a horrible fate... at least their families can have some closure... RIP angels
kudos VA-LE, 2 found in less than 2 days... I know I couldn't handle being in your shoes
currently afflicted with the worst case of 'pregnancy brain' that I've ever had! Be back to normal in approximately 7 months.
Rest in peace sweet baby boy!
Jesus said let the children come to Me...I find comfort thinking of him in the arms of Jesus, filled with peace and happiness, looking up and smiling.
RIP, sweet Aveion.
Justice for Travis
Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is understanding that the other person is a complete idiot.
You have got to be kidding me!
Why doesn't the judge just let Brandon walk out of jail then too?
Well then, all we can do is PRAY that the oldest childs bio father fights like HELL to get custody of his daughter. I can not see a judge, unless it's the same judge, not granting him custody.
Um, let's see, this child was 8 friggin pounds at 15 months. What innocence is this judge talking about?
I think I am just gonna cry. Basically what this judge is saying and doing then is letting Aveions death be in vain!
OMG LE needs to charge Morgan and charge her soon!
I can't say anymore or I will end up banned.
Someone PLEASE PLEASE tell me this childs death is not gonna be in vain.
Please tell me the judge is requiring supervised visitation.
now I am bawling.... will bbl.
May beautiful little Aveion rest in peace. I can see him now, up in Heaven, frolicking with the angels.
I am heartbroken. Just to have to realize that there are actual human beings in this world who would commit such a horrendous act to an innocent baby. Makes me full of sorrow.
We speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves
Innocent until proven guilty is a legal device to require the prosecutor to prove his case (in this case beyond a reasonable doubt). But we don't have to make that assumption since we aren't the jury. In the case of most accuseds there's actually a presumption they're probably guilty. Which is why bail is required and jail is given to those "innocent until proven guilty" who are flight risks and who can't make bail.
BTW, was this decision made before the police press conference?
I can't stop crying. I can not for the life of me understand how a judge dismissed an emergency protection order requested by CPS in this case, when a child is DEAD and tossed like trash. Morgan went along with his story. The family court judge is NOT the one to decide Morgans guilt or innocence with a crime. He or she is to protect the CHILDS best interest no?
This is not directed at anyone in particular, but I have to ask. Is it just poor black children that are treated like this in Virginia? Or do white children get the same lack of protection? Is it because Aveion came from a poverty stricken environment? I am really trying to understand this... and I just can't.
My eyes are gonna be like balloons tomorrow.
It's the poor people thing...
O/T: There's a lot of profiling going on in the Roanoke Valley (and I'm sure other places). Doesn't matter what color you are...but it matters what you drive and where you live. Poor people seem to be overlooked here or else they are scrutinized to oblivion.
I have lots of stories regarding profiling at the hands of Roanoke Valley LE as well as one of the area hospitals - a hospital that serves the majority of the poorer people of the valley.
My daughter tried to tell me this wasn't happening...until she almost died a few months ago from a doctor who had profiled her and dismissed her 2 consecutive ER visits.
If you don't live on the right side of town...if you don't drive the right kind of car...chances are you're going to be ignored or you're going to get pulled over...
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CPS, and by association, family court are involved because a CPS report was opened in relation to Aveion's disappearance. The Judge's argument was basically that since ML hasn't been charged, much less convicted, of any crime related to Aveion's disappearance, there is no way to determine that her other children "need" protection from her. (He apparently forgot that Aveion was previously removed from her care for neglect and that there are other allegations of abuse, of course) And, yes, the whole thing related to "innocence" is insane anyway because, as you point out, they are supposed to act IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD.
Rest in peace little Aveion. So so so sad.
Hmmm... so basically what the judge was saying is that now that BL is not around, there is no need to protect the children. Thing is it was mom who brought this man into her childrens lives. Wonder how long it will be before she finds another loser like BL to play daddy to her kids and give him a few too. Another one with a history of domestic violence and drug use. Guess having drugs and DV around, apparently is not considered an unsafe environment for children.
You know what is crazy. Seriously crazy. I have read up on some laws for California, the most liberal state in the country, with regards to termination of parental rights, and uh, they seem to be tougher than Virginias laws. At least on how they read, how often they are enforced is another thing. I'd have never guessed California would have tougher laws on the books than Virginia!
I'd love to know why when Aveions bio dad tried to see him he didn't even apparently get as much help as the courts doing anything about him being denied visitation, at least according to his statements in the media.
Rest in peace, sweet baby. I hope the Angels had good cake and ice cream for you yesterday, on your birthday.
I'm glad you are going to have a much, much better place to rest your little body now that you have been found. I am so sorry for your pain.
WTH is wrong with people these days?
I rarely post but today my heart is broken. How many more children have to die before the system stands up and protects them?
Aveion was just an innocent baby FGS!
I can't think of a fitting punishment anymore.
Aveion, I am so very sorry the adults in your life didn't see how precious you are! There are people here who care about you baby boy.
Wow. This just makes me sick. I took yesterday evening to stay away from WS so that I could just try to gather my thoughts after they found MH, and I come back this morning to see that Aveion has been found too. Two of Virginia's missing were brought home yesterday, so that they can finally rest in peace..
I'm so so sorry this happened to you Aveion. I wish I could have saved you myself. Don't worry, pretty soon, everyone is going to know what they did to you. And they won't be able to do it to anyone else again. You can sleep well now sweet baby, knowing that no one will EVER hurt you again. You'll never feel hungry, or cold, or unloved. And as I sit here, I promise you that everyone who comes to this thread, will shed a tear especially for you.
R.I.P Jenni-Lyn Watson
"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." ~Socrates
I know this really isn't all that important - but didn't we read somewhere that the family was planning a memorial services for Aveion, even before he was found?
Also, I appreciated Chris W's comments about leaving BL to suffer street justice, as opposed to jail justice in the article linked by Calliope above.
My heart is just so sad for this little guy.