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  • VT1994Hokie Nov 21, 2012

    I meant to say two... Sorry. What kind of World are we living in today? So sad that people are so mean.

  • VT1994Hokie Nov 21, 2012

    One of the worst stories ever. These tow Sick people need to be behind bars for the rest of their dismal lives.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 21, 2012

    Pray for this baby and all children of abuse.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 21, 2012

    Young mothers, how well do you know the person before you allow the man to take care of your child? Get your family to take care of your child when you cannot. You are suppose to protect them. In this case, that did not happen. May justice be served in be half of this baby.

  • ThaTruth4 Nov 21, 2012

    This story made me sick to my stomach. Something is wrong with your brain for you to do that to ANY child. He needs to be locked up in crazy town...with crazier ppl & the babysitter!!! My heart goes out to the little girl & her family! Praying for you all!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 21, 2012

    The mother said the injuries were so severe that she didn't even recognize her own child. She also said Speight told her a dog had attacked the child.

    What is so wrong with young mothers of today, that they would sit back an allow whatever man to abuse their child to a point that as a mother you cannot "recognize" your own child. She should get 25 years in prison and he should get 50. She also should not have a child in her care ever.

  • erderr4533 Nov 21, 2012


    read the entire article next time....the mother obviously wasn't there as the woman in question was the 'babysitter'

  • kimisufu Nov 21, 2012

    I'm fairly certain that if an acquaintance of mine told me he was attracted to kids, I'd go all kinds of Chuck Norris on him. And he'd have to kill me before I'd let him touch a child, mine or not.

  • thinlady1 Nov 21, 2012

    2 years old beat beyond reconition and raped ....and the mother is not in jail for what she did to them..that's where i would be i don't think i could live with myself if that happened to one of my children we are suppose to protect them .....

  • romneycare Nov 21, 2012

    not sure where wral is getting their sources for 1,500 bond from nov 4th........ report says 1,000, bonded out between 100-150$

  • romneycare Nov 21, 2012

    @mfarmer1 sources from other news stations are reporting baby girl, 20 months.. if you want race just reply and LMK

  • romneycare Nov 21, 2012

    Sources who have information on the case said it's a little girl, african american... apparently there are pictures on the internet that a news station posted, but of course, once on internet everything stays on internet... bleeding from brain/ears.. cig burns.. raped.... approx 20 months old

  • lasm Nov 21, 2012

    mfarmer1: "So was the Child a boy or girl?"

    And your point is.......? Why in heaven's name would it make a difference?

  • dlentz2 Nov 21, 2012

    Sad, sick people.

  • storchheim Nov 21, 2012

    "*** baldchip *** Some attorney will be pleading insanity. Watch!!

    *** Sadly, that is probably the truth..."

    Well, why not? People here have already decided Speight was being "abused" by her accomplice. Watch that catch fire and watch her walk away from this.

  • mfarmer1 Nov 21, 2012

    So was the Child a boy or girl?

  • LordHelpUsAll Nov 21, 2012

    I say remove "it" so he can't do this ever again. And then hopefully the inmates will take care of the rest. And hopefully the child is too young to remember this and there will be no permanent damages.

  • luv-my-boys Nov 21, 2012

    Look at her picture..she is only 20 years old! I bet he is abusing her as well and she is afraid to speak out. Either way he is the one who abused the little girl. This is just so horrible on so many levels!

  • wayneboyd Nov 21, 2012

    I don't see this, This kind of abuse I'd be able to cope with were the child attacked by some wild animal. but another human being????????? May God have mercy on their souls. And prey the child is young enough that it won't ever remember her torturers.

  • Patrick Henry Nov 21, 2012

    @ hmmmmm..

    WELL SAID. they should know pain beyond description and beg to die

  • lasm Nov 21, 2012

    "Sick, sick, sick."

    No, not sick; but EVIL. If you didn't believe there is pure evil in this world, you must believe now. And yes, I would push for execution, not prison, not life in prison, not life w/o parole. But, sadly, that would not stop the evil in some people to commit such atrocities as this. Another reason to be 200% sure when we leave our children with others and make sure that ANYONE who might come in contact with them are as "clean" as we are, i.e., I would never leave my child with anyone who had a "less than exemplary" boyfriend, husband, child, parents, etc.

  • hmmmmm Nov 21, 2012

    If I ever found anybody harmed even a hair on one of my kids head, I would go the kind of crazy that'd make their nightmares a happy place. These people are fungus on society, his girlfriend is finding him babies to victimize & participating in it! Pour acid all over both of them to burn away the evil, then after they've suffered immensely, make them participate in a game of hide & seek in the wilderness with assassins hunting them; this'll make them know the feeling of terror. It makes me sick that somebody could hurt a baby like that. The dog did it?? $1500.00 bond?? She was able to post it & walk?? Are you serious right now?? They say the most dangerous place in the world is between a mother & her child, but I'm here to say the most dangerous place in the world is between me & any child who's being hurt. I would rip anybody hurting a child apart, regardless of whether or not they were mine, then I'd take my chances in court with a smile on my face!!

  • lrakydarb2 Nov 21, 2012

    We will soon hear how they are "good" people and how they made a "mistake". If convicted, I suspect that his prison time will be much harder than hers. He might be on the receiving end of what this poor baby got.

  • kal Nov 21, 2012

    I always tell my students you need to know what type of person you are leaving your child with. I am not placing blame on the mother, just hoping others learn from this terrible, horrific crime. I also hope the guilty parties get their payback 10 fold.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Nov 21, 2012

    *** baldchip *** Some attorney will be pleading insanity. Watch!!

    *** Sadly, that is probably the truth...

  • bngexpress Nov 21, 2012

    one can only hope that they both suffer a fate worse than death , and that somehow there is a worse place than hell that has reserved seats for the both of them.

  • llrmouse Nov 21, 2012

    There is a "special" place in hell for these two.

  • injameswetrust2003 Nov 21, 2012

    Sick, sick, sick. Life in prison w/o parole, get these psychos off the street.

  • emprezzinez Nov 21, 2012

    This is SICK!

  • JAT Nov 21, 2012

    How can an adult do that to a child? I'll never understand.

  • fishon Nov 21, 2012

    The $1500 was for the initial charge on Speight.
    They are both in jail under secured bond.

  • baldchip Nov 21, 2012

    Some attorney will be pleading insanity. Watch!!

  • feistyredhead2001 Nov 21, 2012

    jetset.... I agree, but so does she! They are both sick people.. and if one person says... " ... but they can be reformed." needs to go sit with that little girl and help her to sleep at night with the night terrors she will face !

  • OutofControl Nov 21, 2012

    general population for both of them, they won't last long

  • ellenfriend Nov 21, 2012

    I am curious as to whether the babysitter, if sticking to her story of a dog attack, called the mother or even called for medical help like 911. Even if she was lying about a dog, at least make it "look" like you were trying to get help and not just waiting until the mom came home :(

  • BEACH Nov 21, 2012

    WISH a group of Mothers and Grandmom could just take them out and take care of them, would not have to send the sorry self to Jail

    Prayers are with this family

  • jetset Nov 21, 2012

    Anyone who knows the NC laws--- can he been given the death penalty since the child still living? I do not know. Eitherway, he DESERVES dealth.

  • NCHighlander Nov 21, 2012

    Good job WRAL on withholding those names. They have enough going on.

  • meltnfrets Nov 21, 2012

    MY GOD! I just saw this for the first time. My heart and thoughts are with this poor child.

  • LKG-Lover Nov 21, 2012

    My prayers are with the family and the child. I can only hope the child can recover to lead a normal life. As for the two criminals, a slow painful death would be too good for them. At some point justice must be equal to the crime. Maybe someone will make sure these two don't walk away from this with a slap on the wrist.

  • mrsox05 Nov 21, 2012

    My stomach hurts after reading this.. I swear, some ppl... I would be the one going to jail bc they would be DEAD. Poor baby and Mom.

  • cocker_mom Nov 21, 2012

    I'm with Amp. I actually would have hoped they would have been remanded to jail and the inmates could have taken care of this.

    When you have savages such as these - they will never contribute anything of value to society. They are a scourge that needs to be scrubbed clean.

    And yes, I could do it myself. I have no moral issues at all with the death penalty for cases like this. Zero.

  • PITNSMOKE Nov 21, 2012

    Okay this in no way shape or form has anything to do with the turkey situation or bullying,REALLY. This is a child that was brought in this world to be nourished and protected by their parents. Where is the natural father and why hasn't the mother flipped out, if she had nothing to do with it. If this was someone in my family there would've been a second headline. Instead of talking about how we feel probaly the best thing we can do is PRAY FOR THIS CHILD! This country has to start protecting children and make sure these people know this will not be tolerated.

  • workinghuman33 Nov 21, 2012

    Give them the death penalty!!! What a sad story. My heart breaks for this child. lisa4""

    I've never seen any one get the death penalty when the victim lives. WE need to petition to change the laws and sentencing for these animals, the sentences are far too light. Pedophiles are almost always repeat offenders. I truly believe sexual predictors should receive death because they kill souls. Although this poor baby may have some physical challenges throughout her life, my hope is that she will have no memory of this atrocity due too her young age. My prayers are with the baby girl and her family. If this was my child there would be no need for court as I would lay my own sentence out on these two....methodically and slowly.

  • Amp Nov 21, 2012

    They need to be tried abd if found guilty they need to be promptly shot in the back of their heads.

  • thehardway Nov 21, 2012

    Imagine that, a $1,500 dollar bond for those types of crimes. That's the 7th dismissal district for you.

  • BuglessDuster Nov 21, 2012

    There is no penalty harsh enough for those two animals.

  • veyor Nov 21, 2012

    Sparkey - yep, justifiable homicide.

  • buford Nov 21, 2012

    Beaten beyond recognition? I have no words...I'm sick to my stomach...

  • Bose12 Nov 21, 2012

    I have a 2 year old son and couldnt imagine this happening to him. Like many others on here, I wouldve taken my chance before the jury... Somebody would not have been walking out that house if I returned and found my son in that state.. Prayers to the child and his family.. so sad and cruel...

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