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GUILTY LA - Titus Gooseberry, 2, stomped to death, Harvey, 14 Jan 2011

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by bessie, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    WARNING: Graphic details of abuse to a two year old child. :(

    ...a footprint, pressed flatly into Titus Gooseberry's back, caused fatal damage, tearing apart the youngster's liver, Detective Solomon Burke said Tuesday.

    Authorities believe that footprint belonged to his grandmother, Janella Lewis, who is accused of second-degree murder of the boy Jan. 14 or Jan. 15.

    "The coroner actually said it was the worst lacerated liver she had ever seen," Burke said of the autopsy finding. "She said when she cut him open, a piece of his liver popped out."

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/02/harvey_woman_accused_of_killin.html
    More at the link.

    Something tells me the details described in the article only touch the tip of the iceberg. This is one of those cases that causes me to question my anti death penalty stance.
     
  2. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    sickening
     
  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I can't take this anymore.
     
  4. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I have a lot of respect for any LE officers who have to have contact with garbage like this, and are able to control themselves. I am not sure I could do it.
     
  5. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    From your link Bessie:

    The autopsy also revealed severe abrasions between his buttocks, Burke said.

    Pressed for an explanation, Lewis claimed "she used a nail file to rub between his cheeks to help potty train him," Burke said.

    :waitasec: What a MONSTER :banghead:
     
  6. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Poor baby. Rest in Peace.
     
  7. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    "(Lewis) claimed he got tied up in her feet while she tried to put out the trash, and she stepped on him," Burke said. "She said she dusted him off, changed his clothing and put him to bed."

    Sure. Yes. This is how we potty train our little ones----we scrub their tenderest parts with a nail file. And OF COURSE babies get tangled up in our feet when we are stomping down the trash.

    Oh, Jesus.

    I am a grandmother. I am even a great-grandmother. I DELIGHT in my grandchildren, I REVEL in my great-grandson! How can anyone hurt a part of themselves?
     
  8. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Lord knows I'll never understand what goes on in the mind of a human being who can repeatedly torture and abuse a child, but when the victim is a flesh and blood relative...yeah, that takes it to a different dimension. Evil, that's all I can say. Just bleeping evil.

    May the little one rest in peace, and prayers for the three year-old sibling who is now is state custody.

    Katy, I also have great respect for LE who show restraint when dealing with these individuals. They are far stronger than I. It's all I can do to keep from typing a whole lotta expletives. Imagine maintaining composure when face to face with them! Nope, not me.
     
  9. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    How could anyone harm a 2 year old baby this way, let alone the baby's alleged grandmother...
     
  10. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    omg I just can't stand this
     
  11. MorenoI

    MorenoI New Member

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    omg! What a evil woman.
     
  12. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    OMG I can't take this anymore,that EVIL B***H!!! How I would love to stomp her back!!!
     
  13. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Poor little Titus...what suffering he must have endured his last hours on earth :(

    He certainly deserves better than what life dealt him, and with his angel wings, he has so much more.
     
  14. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Grandmother, lover indicted in death of 2 year-old boy in Harvey

    Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 6:47 PM Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 6:48 PM

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/05/grandmother_lover_indicted_in.html

    It's about time! Lewis has been in the Jefferson Parish jail in Gretna, LA since January. Her lover posted bond but is expected to be re-arrested, according to the article, with a new bond set at $150,000. I'm not sure what kind of sentence she's facing, but the grandmother will be sentenced to life in prison if convicted, and I can't believe that she won't be. Her footprint was on the poor child's back, for pity's sake!

    The good news is that in Louisiana, life in prison means life in prison. I hope they both rot there.
     
  15. MorenoI

    MorenoI New Member

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    The good news is that in Louisiana, life in prison means life in prison.

    Really Bessie?? Thank god!! This lady is pure evil! Justice for this little angel.
     
  16. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From December 2012:

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/12/harvey_grandmothers_incriminat.html

    From June 2013:

    http://www.americanpress.com/news/local/Harvey-woman-pleads-guilty-in-death-of-grandson

     

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