Stepdad charged; baby given little hope

Posted: December 7, 2012 at 12:08 a.m.

Brookelynn Davis in an undated family photo.

Brookelynn Davis in an undated family photo.

Prosecutors this week charged the stepfather of a 21-month-old girl with firstdegree battery — nearly three months after he and the child’s mother took the baby, unresponsive, to Booneville Hospital.

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Death penalty

Posted by: AutopilotAR

December 7, 2012 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dont even waste state money on scum bags like this...Death penalty it should be...Why do they deserve a chance at life when they have taken innocent ones

Posted by: GORAMS

December 7, 2012 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Stepdad name Smith, mom's name Shook and baby's name Davis. Poor kid didn't have a chance at a good life, sad to say but she is probably in a better place..

Posted by: fisherjack

December 7, 2012 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The honorable defenders of liberty, the Apache, had a way to handle this. I involved a large intestine and ants. I leave the rest to your imagination.

Posted by: JailBird

December 7, 2012 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

My opinion is, if you're guilty and there's no doubt, and it's decided you're to be put to death, then let's go back to hanging in the middle of town and make it a family event. The day after you're found guily, you're hanging.

However, in the case of these parents, and I don't think the mother is innocent in all of this, they would probably just get some light sentence. So, my opinion is these two need to be taken out, have acid poured in their eyes and ears, so they cannot see or hear anymore, then beaten with a ballbat just below the neck so hopefully they will be paralized from the neck down, then left out in the woods for the animals to eat them. Then, I'm still not sure that this wouldn't be too good for them.

Posted by: kennie

December 10, 2012 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )