VA - Jaiden Kelly, 9 mos, drowned in bathtub, Norfolk, 2 July 2008

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by beachbum, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. beachbum

    beachbum New Member

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    Been lurking for a long time, figured it was time I came out of the shadows. This happened right down the street from me. He is the singer in a local band from here. I used to bar-tend in a bar that they played at. Talk on the street is it was the mother who put the baby in the tub and forgot her.

    http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=8611672&nav=23iiVciz
     
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  3. Ciara

    Ciara New Member

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    I'm so sick of these parents.....another day, another child.
    Thanks for posting this and Welcome to websleuths Beachbum:)
     
  4. beachbum

    beachbum New Member

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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I have 4 kids. And i do not understand how a parent would ever want to hurt there child. The call to 911 was made at 2:15 am, and people are saying that the mother took 8 sleeping pills right before this. What I do not understand is why was the baby in the tub at that hour. this guy has other children as well, with his ex. And everyone is saying that he was a great dad, and the mom was never trilled to have a child.
     
  5. Ciara

    Ciara New Member

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    I wonder why the child was in the bath at that hour too??? That makes this look highly suspicious. Keep us updated BB:blowkiss:
     
  6. January.

    January. Active Member

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    Not another one :( That does seem suspicious about the baby's mother. I wonder why they're charging the father and not her then? What points to the father?
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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  8. Ciara

    Ciara New Member

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    I think another poster put this story up here somewhere as I remember reading it earlier but I cant find it now. Apparently, the poster lives close to where this happened and she said there was some suspicion about the mother not originally wanting this baby or something. I just looked for the thread but cant find it. I remember asking why this baby was in the bath at 2am in the morning anyway
     
  9. beachbum

    beachbum New Member

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    That was me that started the other thread. This happened right around the corner from me. He was also the lead singer in a local band here called Duburbia. When I used to bartend they would play the bar all the time. ( the myspace page for the band he was in is http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=2858199) From what people are saying that are close to them is that the mother is the one to blame. She took sleeping pills 20 minutes before and then put the baby in the tub, and that she was not trilled to be a mother at all.

    His son, brother and ex wife all been posting on the topix about this
    http://www.topix.net/forum/source/wavy/TCSDFSA4LGK6J6EF1
    And another topix where some people are posting, but it does not seem like this one has to many close to them at this one
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/norfolk-va/T2LGOTRFF26T4VMUB
     
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    White Rain Active Member

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    I wish the link provided more info...
     
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    White Rain Active Member

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    Why wasn't mom being mentioned in the link? Why is dad getting the full blame...very confusing indeed...
     
  12. Ciara

    Ciara New Member

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    Thanks beachbum....I could not find our earlier thread but I knew this was the same story:blowkiss:
     
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    pixies Former Member

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    I feel like there is enough blame to go around!
    Everyone wants to protect the dad on the other boards but who was protecting this little baby from these unfit parents?

    Dad is charged and mom is being bashed all over the place. Hmmm..it seems like if you allow your child to DIE in a bathtub then you both pretty much sucked as parents and should be thrown in jail.
     
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    Hey Pixies, can u give some links to those you have read?
     
  15. beachbum

    beachbum New Member

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    I hope that who ever was at fault for baby Jaidien's death is held responsible. There is no reason a 9 month old baby should ever be left unattended in a bath. I have 4 kids with my youngest being 3 and I would never leave her in a tub for even a second. And I still wonder why they would have her in the tub at 2 am.
     
  16. Ciara

    Ciara New Member

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    I'm going to check out those Topix links to see what they are all saying so Thanks for posting them beachbum. If you hear anything let us know.
    There is something sinister about having that baby in the bath at 2.15am in the morning:mad:
     
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    I dont understand why the father was charged and not the mother too, how do you decide who is to blame. Unfortunately little kids move quick, and it sounds like Dad was sleep deprived--how many times have you fallen asleep and by the grace of God nothing has happened.

    Bbaies, kids can move so quick, I don't know what happened thats for the court to figure out, but I can't imagine any sentence tougher than losing your child and having to live with that the rest of your life. The image of your dead baby. I would go crazy.

    I wonder if Dad took blame because he knew the Mom couldn't handle it.

    Also doe sit osund liek the mother may have been suffering from post partum depression, just reading people's posts at topix it just makes me wonder.
     
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    I could see valid reasons for having a 9 month old in a tub at 2 am ... Mainly they awake soaked through or took off their diaper and played poopy paint.

    That does not excuse leaving a baby in a tub unattended.
     
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    I know this guy kind of. He used to live in my neighborhood and frequented the convenience store I worked in. He's a very, very nice and talented guy. I'm curious to hear the whole story behind this.
     
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    I am curious too Ocean only because on Topix the Dad seems to have a lot of people supporting him and saying he was a loving father. We need more info on this really
     
  21. LoveEndsWar

    LoveEndsWar When someone is missing it is everyones business.

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    Is there any way to get a police report on this case? The father has since passed away. I am very curious to know how to get any information on this case. I don't know how to go about doing that. Weren't both parents home at the time? I am not great at sleuthing, I don't know if he got to make a plea on the child neglect charge before his death, I would like to know what statements were made to the police? I understand he was VERY frantic when police arrived. Thank you.
     

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