11/19/2005

Daily Kos: 2 year old child abused and murdered while father was in Iraq

2 year old child abused and murdered while father was in Iraq
by soonerhq
Sat Nov 19, 2005 at 09:40:58 AM CST

My nephew's Army reserve unit was called up last year. His ex-wife had custody of their two-year old daughter, Kelsey. While he was in Kuwait and Iraq, his daughter suffered obvious abuse, including a broken collarbone and two broken legs. His parents notified DHS and gained custody of their granddaughter for a short time. But in June, while her dad was still serving his country in Iraq, a judge ordered Kelsey to be returned to her mom and step-father, with no visitation rights for her dad or grandparents. Four months later (just days before her father was to return from Iraq) she was dead from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. The step-father has been charged with murder. The mother has still not been charged with anything, not even failure to protect.

The local media has been covering the story. I'm asking your help to publicize this story nationally. It has been posted to Free Republic, and you can imagine the kinds of responses it has generated there. I would love to see Daily Kos readers get involved. Our website is Kelsey's Purpose. Please help spread the word.

Daily Kos: 2 year old child abused and murdered while father was in Iraq

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