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Domestic Child Abuse Cases

10 Year Old Boy Dies from Abuse

Child abuse is sadly becoming more and more common. It seems like every day there’s more and more child abuse cases on the news.

Now a ten year old boy has suffered from second and third degree burns thanks to his mother and her boyfriend. The little boy sadly died from his injuries.

Ten year old, Christian Pearson died at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. According to the Chino Valley Police Department, on Monday morning, thirty-four year old, Julianna Moreno and thirty-six year old, Daniel Terry are going to face charges of first degree murder.

Moreno and Terry were both arrested on Thursday for suspicion of attempted murder as well as child abuse and aggravated assault. This was after Christian was found with his burns on his back, extremities, torso, neck, head, along with extensive bruising. That poor little boy.

Police said that the evidence suggested that he was tied up and couldn’t flee when he got the injuries. Police were called about a child who wasn’t breathing.

Police said that Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority arrived tot he scene and performed the emergency treatment. The little boy was then flown to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he sadly died later.

Police did report that Christian’s young life wasn’t wasted, his organs were donated. Christian’s paternal grandmother lives in Tucson said that the family had no fair warning about his death, there were no previous signs of abuse.

Phoenix Couple Arrested

Both Wendy and Kansas will now have a long road ahead of them. As should they, something is definitely off with their stories and if there was foul play with that poor baby’s life then they both definitely deserve whatever sentencing they get. Although, it kind of seems like Kansas is covering for Wendy?

If you were wondering why the investigation was ongoing it’s because  of  Wendy’s inconsistencies in her stories. Plus how and why did the dad have a gunshot wound to his upper arm? I guess we’ll just have to wait for the trial for the full details, if Wendy doesn’t confess before then so that she could get a lesser sentence.

Either way it’s sad that a young little boy lost his life due to someone’s carelessness or worse. Why is it always the kids that suffer the most? If you don’t want the kids put them up for adoption there’s families everywhere wanting a child.

Please, if you have a gun leave it unloaded and locked up where your kids or visiting kids can’t get to it. It’s never worth the risk. Why would she ever take that chance is beyond me. If you know someone that is careless with their firearms, maybe explain the worries and if they ignore you maybe tell your local authorities.

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