June 11, 2008
Portsmouth, VA (The Weekly Vice) -- Don't worry ladies, this "chunk" of burning love won't be burning your children any time soon.
Matthew Alan Simon, a 19 year old Virginia man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, felony child abuse and malicious wounding after scalding a child half to death.
According to police, Simon was watching his girlfriend's 8 month old daughter on May 27th when he got the bright idea to drop the kid into what police now believe was blistering hot water.
Simon told police that he ran a bath and then got into the bath with the child. There's no telling what twisted reason he had for doing THAT. Simon told police that when the child was placed in the bath, she began to scream out in pain. When Simon later dried the child off, he found redness with parts of the child's skin peeling.
Simon took the injured child to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where emergency workers treated the child for burns to her hands, arms, legs and feet - with skin that was peeling away.
After the child's condition stabilized, she was transferred to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters for follow up care before being released to the child's paternal family.
Just a harmless accident?
Following Simon's arrest, Portsmouth police told reporters that Simon had been charged with Malicious Wounding for an injury the child received the very day before she was burned. Of course!
While police wouldn't release details on the previous charge, the previous charges were elevated from a garden variety abuse charge to Attempted Murder, Felony Child Abuse and Malicious Wounding. And it's about friggen time! Police had to wait until he was released from the looney ward before they could officially charge him.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Alright, well we know Simon's kind well enough, as we feature slithering excrements like him on a daily basis.
But for three nights in a row we've featured stories that are beginning to sound like a broken record. Boy meets girl. Boy abuses girl's child. Girls stays with boy anyway. Kid gets abused some more.
Can any of you lady readers explain to me what kind of insanity pulses through the mind of a female who watches their child endure abuse, but then lets him watch the kid unattended the very next day?
Well alright, lets add one more layer to all of this zaniness to really spice up things up. The child's mother WORKS at the hospital this poor child was taken to after this dope scalded the poor girl. This doesn't make her an all-knowing super-mom, but it does enable her to recognize what an injury is we'd think.
For God's sake, mothers, if a man hits, gropes, burns or beats your child - please kick his lazy, retarded, child abusing ass to the curb. Correction. First kick him hard in the balls and then drag his ass to the curb. The garbage man comes on Wednesdays.
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