Saturday, August 30, 2014

Child Abuse Statement

Often, physical injuries to a child are not premeditated but come from an explosion of anger and frustration.  The undisciplined parent will then minimize, linguistically, the impact to the child.  Shaking, cigarette burning, sharp pain, often stops a child from crying, and breathing.

 Note the subject's statement here from the NY Daily News.

A Connecticut-based Navy sailor left his 2-month-old son with 29 bone fractures, abuse so horrifying that one pediatrician told investigators she was amazed the baby was alive, prosecutors say.
Jordan Rittenhouse, 24, was arraigned Friday and charged with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor, The Day of New London reported.
The Groton, Conn. man, a father also to a 2-year-old, is behind bars on a $500,000 cash bond.
The disturbing case was declared by one doctor as the “worst case of serious physical injury she has seen in her career,” court documents obtained by the newspaper reveal.
A blue wreath announcing the arrival of the baby boy from two months ago is still hanging on the front of the Rittenhouse's home in Groton, Conn.EYEWITNESS NEWS 3A blue wreath announcing the arrival of the baby boy from two months ago is still hanging on the front of the Rittenhouse's home in Groton, Conn.
Krishna Rittenhouse, the infant’s mother, took the child to the emergency room Monday after concerns over the tots eating habits. The baby was sent to New Haven for treatment after doctors found several rib fractures “at different stages of healing,” and police were contacted Tuesday about possible child abuse, The Day reported.
During a police interview Wednesday, Krishna Rittenhouse denied hurting the boy, though she said her husband occasionally grew frustrated trying to feed the infant. Jordan, a student at the Naval Submarine School, told investigators he was stressed with school, but wouldn’t hurt his child.
“I may have squeezed him at some point but I am afraid for my career,” the seaman said in an arrest warrant obtained by The Day. I’m just getting started in my career.”
Note minimization and priority.  
Originally from North Carolina, Rittenhouse moved to Groton to attend the Naval Submarine School. He's now arrested for allegedly severely abusing his child.EYEWITNESS NEWS 3Originally from North Carolina, Rittenhouse moved to Groton to attend the Naval Submarine School. He's now arrested for allegedly severely abusing his child.
But Rittenhouse eventually opened up, admitting to cops during a second interview he’d squeezed the baby some 16 times, oftentimes to make the child stop crying.
“Rittenhouse recalled one occasion when he squeezed the victim that he was concerned that he may have punctured a lung,” according to the paper.
On a different occasion, the North Carolina native admitted he made the baby bleed after jamming a bottle into the infant’s mouth.
Groton father, Navy sailor accused of assaulting 2-month-old son
Groton father, Navy sailor accused of assaulting 2-month-old son
Dr. Andrea Asnes, who treated the child, told investigators some fractures likely came from squeezing, while others had not. But based on the severity of the injuries, Asnes “was surprised the victim was alive,” according to the newspaper.

12 comments:

john said...

“I may have squeezed him at some point but I am afraid for my career,” the seaman said in an arrest warrant obtained by The Day. “I’m just getting started in my career.”

This is similar language used by Baby Delano Wilson's mother.

"I just got my job two days ago".

Anonymous said...

Kiss your career goodbye. Sickening.

Anonymous said...

Somebody kill this b'stard.

Blow his f'kn brains out.

Jenny said...

OMG, that is horrifying! That poor baby. And he's only concerned about his job?!

Red Rider said...

Sorry for the O/T but this jumped out at me.
This is in an article about Ferguson, MO and rappers. Note the negatives and the order. It's like, we're here to chew gum and kick butt and we're all out of gum.
"Last week, T.I. released the song "New National Anthem," which he wrote after the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Martin. He says he hopes to start a dialogue between the community, city leaders and police.

"This is not to divide race, color, generation, region. This is not to incite or encourage people to go against to the police. This is to bring about change by way of creating awareness of the current status in America in these inner city areas for our young black men and young black people," the rapper said in a recent interview."

He seems to want a race war and want people to oppose the police.

Lemon said...

Snipped:

"The DCF report indicated that Krishna Rittenhouse told doctors she suffers from calcium and iron deficiencies, and that could possibly explain her son’s injuries.". . .

Please arrest the mother as well.

Anonymous said...

Dad, sperm donor, in court he is wearing a MONSTER (logo)t-shirt how appropriate

video
http://www.wfsb.com/story/26401983/father-accused-of-abusing-2-month-old-set-to-face-a-judge

Anonymous said...


"The DCF report indicated that Krishna Rittenhouse told doctors she suffers from calcium and iron deficiencies, and that could possibly explain her son’s injuries.". . .

Please arrest the mother as well.

August 30, 2014 at 2:52 PM
I was getting ready to ask about the mom. I mean geeeeez , she would have had to known about this

Karen T said...

Maybe the mom is battered too & made up the excuse about his eating habits in order to get baby to hospital. ???

Anonymous said...

Poor baby! Squeezing him and fracturing his little bones is sure to stop him crying! For goodness sake! :-S

~mj said...

Our society is going to hell in a handbasket. Sad thing is, I don't believe in hell in the traditional sense, so bottom line... where are humans heading when an infant can trigger this sort of response? An infant??? Never does a child deserve a violent response, ever. Never, ever, ever, ever. .. yes, I'm aware of the sensitivity in those statements. What do they mean though? Knowing the answer is the difference between someone who uses Statement Analysis as a true tool and someone who uses it for voodoo.

Lindah said...

I agree with previous posters. Arrest that flipping mother as well. She is just as guilty, if not more. Where was she when this child was being abused?