Don’t Execute Me! Condemned Ohio Man Who Beat And Raped Baby To Death Before Putting Her Limp Body Next To Her Mother As She Slept (MailOnline Article)

steven-smith-pedofileIn a desperate bid to save his life, convicted Ohio baby killer Steven Smith has asserted that he never meant to murder his girlfriend’s six-month-old daughter – only to sexually assault her.

The girl, Autumn Carter, of Mansfield, Ohio, died in 1998 because Smith was too drunk to realize his sexual assault was killing the child, Smith’s attorneys planned to tell the Ohio Parole Board Tuesday. And Ohio law is clear, they say: a death sentence requires an intent to kill the victim.

‘The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident,’ his attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said in a written argument prepared for the board.

They continued: ‘Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.’
Smith, 46, was never charged with sexual assault, meaning the jury’s only choice was to convict or acquit him of aggravated murder, his attorneys say.

The Richland County prosecutor says Smith continues to hide behind alcohol as an excuse, and calls Smith’s actions ‘the purposeful murder of a helpless baby girl.’

Prosecutor James Mayer told the board in his own written statement that the girl’s injuries are consistent with a homicide that contradicts Smith’s claim he didn’t intend to kill the girl.

‘The horrific attack upon Autumn Carter showed much more than Smith’s stated purpose,’ Mayer said.
Mayer said Monday he didn’t know why Smith wasn’t charged with rape, but said it wasn’t part of a trial strategy.

The attack happened early in the morning of September 29, 1998, in the Hardwood Drive apartment of the girl’s mother, Kaysha Frye, a 19-year-old woman Smith, then 31 years old, had been dating about six months.

Frye was awakened after 3am by a naked Smith, who placed Autumn beside her in bed, according to records prepared for the parole board hearing.

Frye realized the girl wasn’t breathing, told Smith he’d killed her, then ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
Smith, known to consume as many as 12 beers a day, had had several beers earlier in the evening and had a blood-alcohol content of .123 – well above the legal limit – when he was tested almost eight hours later, at 11am, records show.
Smith had unsuccessfully tried to have sex with his girlfriend the evening before the attack, according to records.

The prosecutor argued that Smith’s assault of the girl was revenge for Smith’s failure to perform with Frye.
Smith’s attorneys dispute this, saying the girlfriend was not upset with Smith.

Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that Smith’s attack lasted as long as 30 minutes, during which time Smith beat the girl to death.
Expert witnesses for Smith conclude he may have accidentally suffocated the girl within three to five minutes while he lay on top of her, according to Smith’s clemency petition.
Autopsy showed that little Autumn died of trauma and compression asphyxia. The child also suffered optical nerve damage consistent with being violently shaken.

Smith’s attorneys have an uphill battle in their argument because of the ‘moral repugnancy’ surrounding the claim of partial innocence, said Doug Berman, an Ohio State University law professor and death penalty expert. Click here for the rest of the article written and published by MailOnline.

Middle Eastern father buried his newborn baby ALIVE because she was deformed

khan-arrestedChand Khan, a father of four children, was arrested less than eight months ago by Pakistani Police. His crime? Burying his infant daughter alive because she was physically deformed.

The infant was born Thursday, July 12, 2012 in a hospital in the nearby town of Kacha Khoh. She would have been Khan’s fifth child but after seeing his newborn daughter and realizing she was physically deformed, he is said to have been shocked and embarrassed and started planning on how to dispose of her, even asking doctors to get ‘rid’ of the baby, suggesting they use poison. Doctors refused.

‘I am a doctor at the same hospital where this child was born. This man came to me yesterday with a request that I should do something to dispose of his child, but I snubbed him and said get out. ‘No one has the right to kill anyone because of his or her physical deformity.’  Mohammed Farooq, a doctor at al-Shifa hospital who cared for the baby after it’s birth.

Photo of Chand Khan with his face covered, being arrested in 2012

Khan then went and told relatives that the child had been a still-born, and many believed him until the baby let out a cry during the funeral service which was held on the evening of July 14, 2012. Many stunned witnesses told Khan to rush his daughter to the hospital but he had a different plan in mind.

“After seeing his newborn daughter, Anwar told his relatives that the baby was born dead. He organized a funeral for her. During the funeral service the baby started crying. The presiding cleric told the father to rush the baby girl to the hospital but instead of going to the hospital he buried the baby,” Shamshad Khalid, the town’s police chief said.

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Photo of Khan being prison bars in 2012

Residents alerted the police after seeing Khan take the baby to a graveyard in Katcha Khowa, Khanewal, in the eastern Punjab province of Pakistan shortly after the funeral service. Police raided his house and arrested him for murder.

The infant’s body was exhumed and an autopsy was performed which indicated she had been alive when she was buried. She was only 2 days old.

“She was healthy and alive but she had a fairly large head and abnormal features,” said Farooq.

Khan did not tell his wife, who was still recovering from the birth at the hospital, about his plans to get rid of their child.

Pakistani human rights activist Farzana Bari has condemned the incident and Raghab Naeemi, a prominent Pakistan religious scholar, demanded a stern punishment for the man if he is found guilty.

The case has also shed light on prejudices in Pakistan against children, especially girls, who are born with physical deformities and/or mental retardation. Many feel embarrassed and shameful and Khan’s case proves that some will go great lengths to dispose of the shame.

Reports said that if found guilty, Khan will receive the death penalty.

Wayne County man is acquitted in death of his son, who drank drain cleaner in meth house

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BOWLING GREEN — A Wayne County man was not responsible for the gruesome death of his 20-month-old son, who drank drain cleaner allegedly used to make methamphetamine, a jury ruled Friday.

The jury acquitted Bryan Daniels, 22, of murder in the May 30, 2009, death of his son Kayden, as well as an alternate charge of second-degree manslaughter.

After deliberating nearly seven hours, the jury also found Daniels not guilty on charges of endangering Kayden and of being involved in a criminal syndicate to produce meth.

Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard Jr. earlier ruled Daniels not guilty on a charge of making meth.

Daniels and members of his family and defense team, led by Somerset attorney Mark Stanziano, burst into tears and hugged when Miniard announced the verdict. Daniels has served 44 months in jail or on house arrest since Kayden died and faced a sentence of 20 years to life if convicted of murder. Instead, he left the courthouse a free man nearly four years after his son’s death. Daniels was tried in Warren Circuit Court in Bowling Green because a jury could not be seated in Wayne County.

Daniels said the first thing he plans to do is visit Kayden’s grave, which he has never seen.

“I’m very happy, very happy,” Daniels said. “Kayden was with me today. He knowed I wouldn’t do nothing to hurt him.”

Daniels said he has a job lined up remodeling restaurants in Indiana, and he said he will try to improve his life.

Daniels said he shouldn’t have been charged with causing his son’s death.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Leveridge had no comment on the verdict.

However, he said he will prosecute three others charged in connection with Kayden’s death. They are Danny Anderson Jr. and James Hunt, who allegedly made meth in the bedroom of the small mobile home where Kayden lived and are charged with murder, and Larry Branham, who rented the trailer and allegedly facilitated the crimes.

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Outrage as Colorado Judge Sentenced Baby Killer To 90 Days In Jail

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 Kuhn admitted to prosecutors that on Nov. 1. 2011, after a night of Halloween partying with friends, he aggressively put his six-month-old, Sailor Serenity Raine (pictured) to bed.

Published Oct. 2nd, 2012 by Denverpost

Denver, CO — A 19-year-old Cortez man who pleaded guilty to killing his infant daughter by slamming her so hard into a bed it caused brain trauma, was has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Dylan Kuhn, who admitted to causing the death of his 6-month old daughter, Sailor Serenity Kuhn, faced up to four years in prison after pleading guilty.

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Pictured; Dylan Kuhn (19) was sentenced to 90 days, 4-years of probation and will have to attend a parenting class in the future, for taking the life of his 6-month-old infant.

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Child activists are outraged with Colorado judge Douglas Walker (pictured) for giving baby-killer Dylan Kuhn a slap on the wrist.

Kuhn must complete four years’ probation, submit to a mental health evaluation, a substance abuse evaluation. He also is not to be alone with any child age 10 and must complete a parenting class.

District Court Judge Douglas Walker told Kuhn he was giving him an opportunity, “Make the best of this opportunity, if nothing else, to honor your daughter’s memory,” the Cortez Journal reported.

The newspaper also said the judge stated he agreed with Kuhn’s attorney that people often learn to be repeat offenders in prison.

The sentence and the plea agreement that led to it has outraged children’s advocates.

“It’s disturbing to see a judge sentence someone who admits causing a child’s death to a sentence you see in misdemeanor cases, reckless driving cases,” said Stephanie Villafuerte, executive director of the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Denver. “It’s very concerning the little value placed on this child’s life.”

District Attorney Russell Wasley did not return calls seeking comment.

The case has been news in the Cortez community since Sailor Kuhn’s death on Nov. 1, 2011.

In February, Kuhn’s defense attorney asked that the charges be dismissed because prosecutors failed to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence until less than 24 hours before a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Judge JenniLynn Lawrence did not dismiss the charges, but in April, assigned Wasley and his staff to take a class in the proper handling of evidence.

Then, in June, Kuhn was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, in violation of the terms of his bond, the Cortez Journal reported. The drunk driving charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

According to court documents, police said Kuhn said he became frustrated when the baby cried and he did not know why.

The Cortez Journal reported that at the sentencing Sailor’s mother, April Coleman, told the judge Kuhn was always good to his daughter. The paper also quoted Kuhn’s mother, Vicki Espinoza, saying she worried about what would happen to her son if he went to prison.

“I don’t know why it went this far. It was an accident,” she reportedly said.

Ten Year Old Child Poisoned And Suffocated Infant

Ten Year Old Child Poisoned And Suffocated Infant

Article published by Dailymail on August 31st, 2012 – Click link for full story

  • Child charged with manslaughter in death of  Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway
  • Nicki Greenaway told work colleague  babysitter not to leave 10-year-old alone with her  three-month-old
  • Baby was fed attention deficit disorder  medication and smothered
  • Girl is the youngest person in Maine to be  hit with manslaughter charges in at least 25 years
  • Unclear whether 10-year-old’s mother will  face charges
  • ADD Medication found in infant was prescribed to 10-year-old child..

Nicole Greenaway, the infant¿s mother, told The Daily News a toxicology report stated a medication was found in her infant¿s system which was the very same medication taken by the 10-year-old girl

   Pictured:Nicole Greenaway (Mother) and her deceased Infant