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    Apr 2009

    TX - Brelynn Nobles, 2, beaten to death, Fort Worth, 28 April 2010

    Another child killed by her mother's boyfriend. I really think they should have a forum just for these things.


    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Fort Worth police have arrested a man in the death and sexual assault of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.

    Donald Ray Sparks was arrested Saturday on charges of capital murder and aggravated sexual assault of a child in the death of Brelynn Nobles.

    Police were called to the child's home Thursday and she was taken to the hospital, where she died Friday. An autopsy determined the girl died from internal bleeding due to blunt trauma to her abdomen.

    Police say Sparks, who is 20, was baby-sitting the child when she was injured. Police say the mother of the child was at work at the time and will not be charged.

    Sparks remained in Mansfield city jail Sunday with bond set at $100,000. A jail official did not have any attorney information on Sparks.

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    No charges are expected to be filed against the mother, police said in a news release.

    Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services, said in a Star-Telegram interview that Brelynn has four siblings, three of whom lived in the same home. She said the agency has placed those children -- a 4-year-old twin boy and girl and a 1-year-old girl -- with a relative.

    Gonzales said the children were in good health.

    According to a Fort Worth police report, officers were dispatched to a home in the 5900 block of Wilkes Drive in Fort Worth about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters informed officers that the girl had head trauma and was being taken to the hospital, the report states.

    Gonzales described Brelynn's injuries as "severe."

    Gonzales said the family had no history with CPS.

    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/05...#ixzz0mpaRsOlE


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    i seriously hope this isnt a case that he gets off lightly

  4. #4
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    Jul 2009
    in a world of my own
    I wonder if these stupid women will ever realize they can't take their children's care for granted. This happens over and over and over ........

    May God bless that little angel and keep her forever.
    narrow, limited thinker, but I'm trying to grow

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    pufnstuf is offline "Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalanced!"
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    Sometimes when you live in poverty, finding childcare is one of the hugest challenges you face.

    I'd like to see our society help single parents with this by publicizing more the availability of childcare assistance that IS out there for them. Women with young children must work to support them, and we as a society should assist at the very least by making it possible for women to work without fretting over child care. There IS child care assistance available for women through the government, but most women aren't even aware of it. In Texas, for instance-- http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/childcare/ccinfo.html

    What we should do is increase the low-income limit so that everyone who works for minimum wage can easily have their children cared for by a licensed child-care facility. If we really care about this issue, then let's advocate for these mothers.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From April 2012:


    A Fort Worth man convicted of murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison.

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