Seven years ago I had written about a child murder case in Steubenville, Ohio. The father of the baby, Fred Roman, bashed his son’s head against a wall because he was crying. Today, the mother of that child is in jail on a charge of child endangerment, and her son is dead. COVERED in bruises from head to toe according to Sheriff Fred Abdalla and had burns on his feet.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the child suffered severe injuries including bruises head to toe, front and back, as well as burns on top of his feet. He said Fleischer walked a mile to the fire department to ask what to do about her dead child rather than ask a neighbor for a phone, which she claims she did not have.
Abdalla went on to say the injuries to the feet happened sometime in December of last year and that Fleischer refused to take the child to the emergency room. Fleischer claimed the baby fell down the steps and was hurt by another child. She told authorities she was afraid Children Services would be involved and take the baby away.
In June 2007 WTOV9 reported about this same woman after her son was murdered:
Drugs Found in Pregnant Woman’s System
Posted Friday, June 29, 2007 ; 07:18 PM
Updated Friday, June 29, 2007 ; 08:27 PM
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Woman faces judge Friday.
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Seven months pregnant, Channe Fleischer of Jefferson County,Ohio, already has lost a 16-month old son.
Now, authorities fear she could lose an unborn child because of drug uese.
She was in a Jefferson County courtroom on Friday after test results showed high levels of Oxycodone and marijuana.
Fleischer’s son Jacob died recently, allegedly at the hands of his father, Fred Roman Jr., according to officials.
Roman had custody of Jacob after Channe was thrown in jail for drug charges. The baby’s head had been smashed against a wall, reportedly because he wouldn’t stop crying.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla wants the charge of harming an unborn child to be filed against Fleischer, but Tom Strauss said those charges are hard to prove right now.
Fleischer was ordered to get treatment for her apparent drug problem. She’s been ordered to undergo an evaluation.
Sheriff Abdalla said that there was no way Nicholas got the bruises from falling down the stairs as is being alleged. The burns on his feet — he was NEVER taken to the hospital for treatment. WHO DOES THIS!!! Who doesn’t have their baby treated for burns? I should probably just shut up now because I have nothing nice to say about this woman or anyone who had any contact with this child knowing that he needed medical treatment.
THIS breaks my heart. Simply rips it from my chest and causes me to have soul crushing pain for this child. After years of abuse and rejection from strict Christian parents, Leelah who was a transgender teen commited suicide by stepping in front of a moving tractor trailer this weekend. Leelah Alcorn, also known as Joshua Alcorn, was struck and killed by a passing semitrailer on southbound Interstate 71 in Union Township Sunday morning. A suicide note placed in a queue was subsequently posted on her Tumblr. It breaks my heart to read someone so young be who is feels as though they have nothing to live for. It also makes me very angry at those who use religion as an excuse to abuse others or belittle them. I could go on for days about that, but this post is to honor Leelah and bring attention to transgender issues.
Her mother posted this on her Facebook that he was hit by a truck while on an early morning walk.
My sweet 16 year old son, Joshua Ryan Alcorn went home to heaven this morning. He was out for an early morning walk and was hit by a truck. Thank you for the messages and kindness and concern you have sent our way. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
The following was posted on her Tumblr.
Continue reading Rest Easy, Leelah Alcorn
Since being outed Deborah Still aka Jordan_Renee91 has pulled the “I was h4x0r3d” excuse and continues to dig her hole a little deeper on Twitter. I am going to update this post and continue to post screenshots of all the Shrew Crew on the forum because it is important for people to realize that the kids behaved badly for a reason…the adults in their lives. These people are bullies, liars, and victim blamers.
She has already alerted her work but she’s “not Deb”. She has no desire to make anyone jobless, but she and her crew of hateful pals have not only threatened to contact employers, identified employers of those who they disagree with and have tweeted to employers…BUT she is worried about her own conduct at her employer? REALLY? It sure hasn’t stopped her from Tweeting to my business account or others and maligning me and my business. In short, DEBORAH…karma is a bitch and if someone does contact your employer and it is found that you abused their services and/or used their internet to harass, malign, bully or intimidate others – you are going to be hard pressed to find anyone to shed a tear for you.
Deborah Still thought it was fair game to go after my deceased father on Twitter because I “talked shit” on Coach Reno Saccoccia because rather than placing the
Continue reading Deborah Still Reaches for the Sky
I wanted to get a post up about any potential protests that might take place at the Steubenville High School football game this coming Friday or after.
Tempers are high because Steubenville City Schools and Steubenville High School has allowed Ma’lik Richmond back on the team. Coach Reno Saccoccia says that he deserves a second chance and the city leaders also seem to be taking this stance. A petition was created on Change.org by Elizabeth Beier that generated over 60,000 signatures asking the school to rethink their decision and to remove Richmond from the team. I can tell you now that there is a better chance of Elvis running for president than that. It’s simply not going to happen. Steubenville is…well…Steubenville.
People want to protest and rightly so. They SHOULD. I am encouraging protests. Marc Randazza and others have pledged $500 to every school that shuts Big Red out – meaning a zero point game. That’s something I can get behind as well. In fact, maybe collecting donations from the public at large and dividing them up between the schools that shut them out is in order.
What we don’t want to happen is this: These protests are about doing the right thing. Any signage or tshirts, etc. should refrain from “I support Jane Doe” or mentioning Jane Doe. She has blamed enough by this community and this will just be another opportunity for them to blame her again. Any signs should demand that SHS do the right thing – that they have an ounce of human compassion and decency, but for now…let’s give Jane Doe a breather. Steubenville High School should be ashamed of themselves but let’s not give them the opportunity to blame anyone but themselves for this latest mess they’ve found themselves in.
And you can always called the superintendent. If you would like to call them yourself: (740) 283-3767
Shame on you
Lay the blame where it belongs – with those who stood by and did NOTHING. Blame those who refused to cooperate with law enforcement and blame the parents who raised children without a moral compass, empathy or compassion.
When I first started writing about the Steubenville case, there was one thing that bothered me the absolute most. It was not that law enforcement did a shoddy job — I never claimed that, and will never make that claim. I know many of the officers at Steubenville PD and they are very fine and upstanding men. What bothered me greatly was the number of bystanders (as evidenced by social media) who stood by and did nothing. The complete and utter lack of empathy of anyone that night bothered me greatly.
To be quite clear, RAPE was mentioned on August 11th as it pertains to the events that unfolded that night. No one but those using social media to discuss what happened that night put those words on their keyboards. They tweeted about “rape“. It was they who initially identified what happened that night as rape, and later the prosecutor’s office defined the happenings that night as “rape” when charges were filed against the two juveniles now awaiting trial.
Since then there has also been a lot of blaming. There is blame laid at the defense attorneys who represent the accused. They are simply doing their jobs. I had occasion to meet Mr. Madison – I thought he was very polite and cordial. I met mothers of some Big Red students and have nothing but nice things to say about them and their children. Not all kids at Steubenville High School are bad because of an irresponsible, uncaring few.
Continue reading Bystanders & Blamers
I find it very disheartening that many missing non-Caucasian children oftentimes never cross our television screens. Sadly, for a missing child to attract widespread publicity and to improve the odds of the child being found, it is better if the child is white, wealthy, cute and under the age of 12. In 2005, Scripps Howard News Service did a first of its kind study which found that white children were the subjects of more than two-thirds of the dispatches appearing on the Associated Press’ national wire during a 5-year period and accounted for three-quarters of missing-children coverage on CNN.
According to the Scripps Howard study “162 missing-children cases reported by the Associated Press from Jan. 1, 2000, through Dec. 31, 2004. Forty-three CNN reports were also studied. Scripps Howard determined the race of the child in each case by checking records maintained by missing-children organizations or by contacting police investigators.
White children accounted for 67 percent of AP’s missing-children coverage and for 76 percent of CNN’s.
Black children accounted for 17 percent of the AP stories, 13 percent of CNN’s, 19 percent in the Justice Department’s study and 23 percent of cases reported to the National Center. The discrepancies for Hispanic children were greater, accounting for just 11 percent of AP’s reporting and 9 percent of CNN’s stories” Source: Capitol Hill Blue
Those statistics are very upsetting. ALL children should elicit the same type of coverage in the process for locating them. Emilliano Terry is one that as far as I have seen has not made national coverage. The 3-year-old was reported missing by his
Continue reading Emilliano Terry, Age 3
The blog was down for the better part of the day due to some server issues, but hopefully those have been resolved. Nope, I didn’t shut down. I’m here for the duration. I write about a lot of cases, and my focus has always been for the victims. I don’t always have heartwarming things to say about criminals or others who behave like savages, and I believe that if it looks like a turd, and smells like a turd…chances are it’s a turd. My language can sometimes be colorful, and I will not apologize for that because that is just who I am. I have been known to refer to individuals who behave like they are from another planet as booger eaters. I have a right to an opinion, and I opine that the world is full of some very odd and dangerous people. I’m not the only person who has an opinion. My dad used to say they are like *holes. We all have them.
Our basic rights ensure that we have freedom of speech. That includes,
- the right to seek information and ideas;
- the right to receive information and ideas;
- and the right to impart information and ideas.
As owner of this blog, I provide factual information in my articles and my readers have the opportunity to discuss various cases and missing persons stories. They also have the opportunity to post comments regarding these news items. I am not responsible for the opinions of others. I have claimed to own the internet, but really it was just a joke. I am not Big Brother, and certainly do not tell people how they should think. I like free thinkers and enjoy opposing viewpoints as long as it is done respectfully, and not like a booger eater having a tantrum. As such, I am responsible for my comments – not yours, not Phil McCrackin’s, et al.
Section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code (47 USC § 230) states:
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” This federal law preempts any state laws to the contrary: “[n]o cause of action may be brought and no liability may be imposed under any State or local law that is inconsistent with this section.” The courts have repeatedly rejected attempts to limit the reach of Section 230 to “traditional” Internet service providers, instead treating many diverse entities as “interactive computer service providers.”
This would mean that I should not be held liable for defamatory statements contained herein by commenters. I also believe that we all have a right to believe that someone is an asshole. If a statement is true, it cannot be defamatory. The other side of the coin is that the statement must be capable of being proven false. This means that most opinions — even the meanest and most disparaging — cannot be defamatory.
Anyhow, I have not been served with any suit and for all I know that could be just another rumor. You know how they all keep talking about rumors, plus for all you know, I live in a van down by the river in Orlando, FL. It is business as usual here at PRINNIEFIED, and if you wish to comment here using a proxy – I understand. I truly understand that some feel oppressed and/or intimidated regarding having an opinion regarding this case. I am very sad that we didn’t have more colorful usernames. Fart Sniffer would have caused me gales of laughter. LOL
It is my hope that ALL of those responsible in this case are held accountable for what they did to the victim, and that all others who have or were involved in gang rapes of females are prosecuted. I have pixelated the victim’s name to protect her, but wonder what would the reasonable man would think of the character of an individual who would post this photo online? Can one’s character truly be more defamed than they defamed themselves? Just some food for thought.