ID - James Blanchard for child abuse, Coeur d'Alene, 2011

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Liz, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    Coeur d' Alene Baby In Critical Condition, Dad Arrested
    Posted: Jul 25, 2011 11:15 AM PDT Updated: Jul 25, 2011 7:33 PM PDT

    More at link:
    http://www.khq.com/story/15142531/coeur-d-alene

    Yet another innocent infant, injured by the one that should be putting the child above all else.
     
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  3. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    Man allegedly injures child
    Father arrested after 20-day-old baby suffers critical head injury

    Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:44 am, Tue Jul 26, 2011.

    another snippet:

    Full article:
    http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_...5cdf-889b-d8d9cb1d2d46.html#user-comment-area

    If true, I find it disturbing and heartbreaking that a father, even a 19 year old father, could treat any child this way - much less their own child.
     
  4. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    He did all that to the baby, and none of the witnesses stopped him? Nobody did anything until the mother got home and she called 911?

    Dear God.

    Poor, poor precious baby.
     
  5. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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  6. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    That's what is bothering me, too! For crying outloud, *why* in the world didn't someone speak out!? This tragedy very well could have been prevented, IF they had!

    Just read this part of the Spokesman Review article, "If the baby is released, he’ll go into custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare."

    Thank goodness for that!
     
  7. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    God. Just reading through the articles. To make it even better all this had been going on for some time.

    And he didn't want the mother to call 911 when got home, even though the baby was having trouble breathing. She wouldn't call 911 until the other person there screamed at her.

    20 days old. Not even 3 weeks, and that's the life he's had. God protect little Noah.
     
  8. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    I know. This story has me in tears. I just don't understand how anyone, of any age, could be so cruel and heartless towards an innocent little baby.
     
  9. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/jul/25/cda-police-baby-critical-condition-father-arrested/

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  10. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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  11. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    KXLY news just reported that little Noah is suffering seizures tonight, from his injuries. :(

    Please pray for Noah.
     
  12. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    Here's KXLY's story, dated 7/25:
    Father Arrested After Baby Suffered Severe Head Injuries
    http://www.kxly.com/news/28662796/detail.html

    Little Noah's uncle (Andrew) is (allegedly) posting comments there, defending his brother, James.
     
  13. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    I'm looking for an update on Baby Noah's condition but can't find anything today.
     
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    zadari New Member

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    why..? just why ?
     
  15. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    July 26 - Updated 11pm July 27th


    Blanchard pleaded with the judge to see his son, who was last reported to be in critical condition in a Spokane hospital.

    "I'll do anything," he told the judge.

    Peterson issued a no-contact order against the father.
    The judge said the baby would be sheltered by the state.


    Blanchard's family members, outside the courtroom, said the baby, Noah Blanchard, had surgery in the morning at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane for the head injuries.

    Robins said in court the baby had suffered seizures in the morning, and that his injuries were "grave."

    http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_e2d6f7e7-ca33-5cdf-889b-d8d9cb1d2d46.html


    I am going to guess that the seizures were from pressure in the brain from bleeding/swelling.

    That they did surgery to relieve that pressure either removing part of the skull or putting in a shunt.

    Hopefully that's all it was... as opposed to a major skull fracture or something else that required surgery.
     
  16. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Has this ever worked? Has a newborn baby ever stopped crying because someone yells obscenities at him?
    And no one did anything when he tossed his baby across the room?

    The genius of these baby abusing parents never ceases to amaze me. I mean, if you don't like the sound of the baby crying, how does it make sense to slam him down in his crib, throw him across the room, yell at him etc.? Hurting and frightening the baby will just make him cry more unless you hurt him so bad you're going to get thrown in jail for it and you probably won't like jail either.
     
  17. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    KXLY News at 11pm last night reported that baby Noah had been taken off the ventilator and was breathing on his own. Also that Noah had been upgraded to "serious" condition, from "critical". Here's the latest online about Noah.

    Cd'A infant still in serious condition
    Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:00 am

    More:
    http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_6b076705-4434-5152-bc71-ede2549f292d.html

    So glad to hear that Noah is improving!

    Hopefully lots of us will keep praying for Noah's recovery. No child should ever have to go throught what Noah went through in his first couple weeks of his life. He deserves so much better. We're pulling for you, Noah!

    ETA: Found the story linked on KXLY:
    Seriously Injured Baby Breathing On His Own
    http://www.kxly.com/news/28733218/detail.html
     
  18. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Amen. Little guy is a fighter. I guess you'd have to be even at a few weeks old with people like this dropping you, throwing you, yelling at you, and shaking you all because you're an infant?

    Hang in there little guy.
     
  19. pinkfly

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    This is so sad. If he recovers, will he have any kind of quality of life or is the damage too severe?
     
  20. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Oh Liz! Thank you, thank you for finding this! I have been searching like crazy to find out how this little one is doing.

    I'm praying for you Noah.
     
  21. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    UPDATE

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...d-15-years-abusing-newborn-son_n_1831273.html

     

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