Day: November 8, 2017

FATHER BEAT UP DAUGHTER FOR WEARING MAKE UP AND BECOMING TOO WESTERNISED

A father has admitted to beating up his own daughter after she wore make-up and didn’t ask him permission to go out.

He said that the 17-year-old had become ‘too westernised’ in her appearance before launching his attack at their home in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, last month.

Prosecutor Vanessa Jones told Kirklees’ Magistrates’ Court that an ambulance was already at the house after reports of someone swallowing bleach. She said: ‘They were met by the brother of the 17-year-old victim, went upstairs and found her in a distressed state. ‘She was sat on the edge of the bed, gasping for breath and clutching her arms and stomach.’

She told police that her 49-year-old father had grabbed her by the shoulder and neck then pushed her into a wardrobe. Mrs Jones said: ‘She said she felt that her father didn’t like the fact that she was becoming too westernised and that there had been previous violence.’ The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to an offence of assault by beating.

He admitted that there had been a problem with his daughter at the family home the day before. He said he confiscated her mobile phone overnight but she then took her mum’s phone. Mrs Jones said: ‘She was dressed up, wearing make-up and going to the gym. ‘Her father said that she should be asking whether she could go out rather than saying she was going out.’

Magistrates were told that the girl didn’t want criminal proceedings to proceed against her father as she wished for them to mend their relationship. Paul Blanchard, mitigating, said that his client had a ‘significant amount of frustration’ with his daughter but accepted that he shouldn’t have acted how he did.

Magistrates sentenced him to a nine-month community order with up to 15 days of rehabilitation activities aimed at addressing his offending behaviour. He will have to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

 

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325PDS WOMAN CRUSHED 9 YEAR OLD CHILD TO DEATH AS SHE SAT ON HER AS PUNISHMENT

A woman who allegedly crushed a nine-year-old girl to death by sitting on her as punishment, has been charged with murder

Veronica Green Posey, 64, faces life in jail if convicted.

She is also looking at the prospect of being charged with aggravated child abuse.

Police and paramedics responding to a 911 call were told that she sat on the child, Dericka Lindsay, because the girl had been out of control.

The girl had allegedly told Posey and her adoptive parents that she was unable to breathe during the punishment which lasted about 10 minutes at her home in Pensacola, Florida. Even after she said she was struggling to breathe, 325lb Posey allegedly stayed on top of her for another two minutes during which the child stopped breathing.

Her parents Grace Smith and James Smith also face neglect charges.

Posey is free on $125,000 bail. Jail records don’t list an attorney. Mike Carroll, secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, issued a statement that called the child’s death ‘appalling.’ He said the agency will work with the sheriff’s office to hold those responsible for her death accountable. ‘As the family has a prior interaction with the child welfare system, a thorough quality assurance review will be conducted to review all prior interactions this family has had with the child welfare system,’ the statement said.