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Parents Faces Charges of Abusing 6-Month-Old

Posted March 16, 2007

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— The parents of a 6-month-old baby in Halifax County have been charged with child abuse.

Jessica Lynch, 20, and Jarvis Coley, 18, both of Hollister, face charges of felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

This case was reported to the authorities earlier this month after hospital officials discovered a broken femur on the child. During a medical exam, doctors discovered two broken ribs that were in the process of being healed.

The rib injury was believed to have happened back in December, but authorities would not release further details about the case.

Lynch is in the Halifax County Jail under a $75,000 bond; Coley is there under a $25,000 bond. They are expected to make their first court appearance March 28.

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  • babyangel Mar 19, 2007

    yea guess what I was in the Doctors office when the baby was sent to the emergency room and this is a sa story but I the the fathers parents shoul be locked up too because evidently they allowed this to go on in their house and never reported it. Also is the government not to blame for allowing these girls to keep having babies at the governments expense when they could provide senior citizens with medical assistance that they have worked for all their life , I agree with ......they should not be legally allowed to have another child. If you ever hear that song Alyssa lies it will make you cry as well as reading this story.

    I am amother of 5 and 2 grandchildren and I would never allow anyone to hurt my children.

  • proudmama Mar 19, 2007

    lock um up throw away the key lord knows this is happening to much why oh why do people have kids just to abuse them it breaks my heart

  • ImJustSayin Mar 19, 2007

    By the way...has anybody else seen the complete lack of concern on the faces of those two?

  • ImJustSayin Mar 19, 2007

    This is the kind of thing "Alyssa Lies" by Jason Michael Carroll was bringing to the forefront. Get involved and fight for the children that CAN NOT fight for themselves
    ~Troop

  • steel1 Mar 18, 2007

    payback is a bitch. they love his kind in prison. his new name will be something like stacy or kim. pucker up punk!!

  • buck121794 Mar 17, 2007

    Dear freckles, my child does stick up for hisself but it is kind of hard to against bigger, stronger and older people. Especially two of them. I'll just stand and watch as he gets punched and kicked by two people. By the way, what never happened again?

  • just the way it should be Mar 17, 2007

    These people are sick and they need treatment. Take the father for instance lets have both of his legs amputated above the knees and both arms amputated up to the shoulders. OH! lets have his privates surgically removed then at a later date either have him stand in front of a firing squad or have spend the rest of his life in prison with only bread and water to eat. Now let the mother have the same treatment.

  • freckles Mar 17, 2007

    this baby will carry scars for the rest of its life and yet after ready 3 pages, not one person addressed that, put that baby into the system and it becomes a product of a system, i am not saying return it to the parents, I DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWER, THERE IS NO GOOD ANSWER, WERE THEY BOTH WRONG YES, WITHOUT DOUBT, SHOULD THEY ACCEPT BLAME, YES, YES YES. I AM NOT DEFENDING THEM, ABUSERS, IF THEY WERE ABUSED AS CHILDREN CAN BREAK THE CYCLE, I AM LIVING PROOF, RARE, BUT DETERMINATION CAN BEAR OUT WEAKNESS IS NO EXCUSE, BUT WANTING TO HANG, METE OUT YOUR OWN PUNISHMENT IS NO ANSWER, LOVE IS THAT IS THE ONLY ANSER FOR THAT CHILD AND A LOT OF IT AND PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING AND IT WILL BE VERY HARD.

  • freckles Mar 17, 2007

    OK, HERE I GO AGAIN, I HAD TO QUIT READING, YOU ARE MAKING ME SICK ALL OF YOU, there is absolutely no excuse for abuse, spousal, child, husband, animal, etc. BUCK, TEACH YOUR CHILD A BETTER WAY TO STICK UP FOR HIMSELF AND NOT YOU DO IT FOR HIM, HE WILL NEVER, NEVER LEARN ANYTHING, I TAUGHT MY DAUGHTER IN 2ND GRADE AND IT NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!, SOCIETY VS NURTERYING ANYONE EVER HEARD OF IT. NO ONE KNOWS THE ANSWERS OR THE REASONS MORE TO FOLLOW

  • romex Mar 17, 2007

    public hanging would be good but to easy

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