I would like to dedicate this post to my friend Michael, his family, and especially to Michael's nephew.
Nephew's birth father was given temporary custody and I found out just yesterday that this is a very violent man. It is with a great deal of sadness and emotion that I report this father beat nephew (his own son) until he was in acoma. He was life-lifted to Primary Children's Medical Center, where he has been declared officially brain dead. Today, after family says their good-byes, he will be taken off life support.
My sincere condolences go out to the entire family. Nothing like this should ever happen to a child. But there is a glimmer of good news in all of this. Nephew's mother has decided to donate his organs to other needy children. This was a sweet and innocent little boy who was just curious about the world.
I hope the fraction of a man who murdered his own son sits in jail for the rest of his life. What kind of a monster would beat their own six year old son to death? It's moments like this that make me wish there was a hell, so that this loser will suffer there forever.
Pocatello child on life support, father arrested: This is currently the top story at the Idaho State Journal.
To Michael and family: I feel your pain and have shed my tears for this sweet boy. I'll be there for you in any way I can.