Mom contacted the chidrens' daycare one morning in April to ask the owner if she had observed bruises and lacerations on Frankie's lip and the left side of his face. The mother told the owner that her husband had caused the injuries the previous day and had threatened to kill her if she called police. She asked the daycare owner to help her. DCF was immediately called.As mentioned earlier, a Motion for Modification of Victim Contact was heard in court today. Since his arrest, the defendant has been residing with his brother in Orlando. When his attorney asked him why the judge should grant his request, the defendant said that he needs to go home - he needs his children and wife, that they need him, and that his wife wants him home.
- A small laceration on his lower lip, which was "extremely swollen and bruised with dried blood on his chin," and
- A small abrasion on Frankie's chin
Judge Adams reminded the defendant that he was accused of beating this child until he was bloody.
Two things about this case strike me as tragic: