NJ - Mother, 5 adults charged with beating, scalding 3-year-old, Newark, Dec 2018

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  1. JerseyGirl

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    A mother and five other adults have been arrested after they repeatedly beat and threw scalding water on a 3-year-old boy in order to punish him at the Newark home they share.

    The mother, Natacha Smith, 43, of Newark, is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Patricia Gamarra, 62, Mary Buchan, 55, Patricia Buchan, 28, Bridget Buchan, 23, and Homer Searcy, who is also known as Omar Searcy, 39, face the same charges.

    Police said a Newark public preschool alerted authorities to the abuse.

    Prosecutors said the abuse, which began in July, was a “systematic and coordinated beating” of the child with a belt and their fists. They also poured scalding water on him to punish him.

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    Mother, 5 other adults charged with beating, scalding 3-year-old with hot water as punishment

    6 accused of regularly beating, scalding toddler due in court
     
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    What a horrid bunch of monsters!
    **edited to change animals to monsters**
     
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    On further down in the article ... this. I can't even think of anything to say. Animals are better than these people.


    Six adults charged with repeatedly beating and burning a 3-year-old with scalding water lived together in one of the four units in an apartment building in the 200 block of Clinton Place. Five other children also lived in that unit, officials said. Taylor Tiamoyo Harris | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
     
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    A 3-year-old baby. Why, why, why, why? I just will never understand.
     
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    5 accused of torturing 3-year-old NJ boy plead not guilty


    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 04:42PM
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) --
    Five adults accused of torturing a 3-year-old boy in their care pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child on Tuesday.

    A sixth suspect had her court appearance postponed.
    [.....]
    The house of horrors came to light in early December, when a nurse from the victim's pre-school noticed the injuries and reported them to authorities.
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    Patricia Buchan, who was 7-months pregnant, has been allowed to remain on 24-hour home detention with an ankle monitor.


    So I guess the 5 were in court on Tuesday the 18th? As I understand it.
     
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    Friday, January 4th:
    *Preliminary Hearing for all (@ ET) – NJ – Boy (3) (Dec. 7, 2018, Newark; repeatedly beaten & burned with scalding water & abuse which started in July, 2018) - *Natacha Smith (43) “mom” arrested (12/7/18) & charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child. Plead not guilty.
    5 other children (Smith’s 5-yr old daughter & Patricia’s Buchan’s 4 other children (ages 1–7)) were placed with Children’s Services.
    Denied release from jail.

    *Patricia Gamarra (62) arrested (12/7/18) & charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child. Plead not guilty.
    Was postponed as her attorney couldn’t stay for detention hearing. She will remain in jail.
    *Mary Buchan (55) arrested (12/7/18) & charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child. Plead not guilty.
    *Patricia Buchan (28) arrested (12/7/18) & charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child.
    Had 12/18/18 hearing postponed. She is 7 mos. Pregnant & allowed to remain on 24 hour home detention with ankle monitor; can only go to court or the hospital. Provided LE info/evidence against her mother (Mary Buchan).
    *Bridget Buchan (23) arrested (12/7/18 & charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child. Plead not guilty.
    Will remain in jail.
    *Homer “Omar” Searcy (39) charged (12/12/18) with assault & endangering the welfare of a child. Plead not guilty.
    Was already in custody in an unrelated matter. Denied release.
    12/18/18 Update: All due back in court on Jan. 4th.
     
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    Of course, there's another baby on the way :mad:
     
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    @cybervampira - can you get into New Jersey? Do I have the right link (post #10)?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Won‘t let me get in with smartphone due to popup blocker, sry!
     
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    I can access it. Who/what do you want me to look up?
     
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    Their next court dates please:

    *Natacha Smith (43) “mom”
    *Patricia Gamarra (62)
    *Mary Buchan (55)
    *Patricia Buchan (28)
    *Bridget Buchan (23)
    *Homer “Omar” Searcy (39)

    Thanks a bunch JerseyGirl! :)
     
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    I don't see any of them listed when using this link posted above:
    Criminal Cases: PROMIS/Gavel Public Access
     
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