Man Kills Newborn Infant Because He Couldn't Afford to Keep Her. 23 replies

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#1 7 years ago

Man drops cinderblock on newborn because he couldn’t afford to keep her : Sandra Rose

A northeastern Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with killing his newborn daughter by dropping a cinderblock on her head because he and his girlfriend couldn’t afford another child.

According to police, Christopher Fitzpatrick’s girlfriend began experiencing labor pains while the couple and Fitzpatrick’s 11-year-old sister were inside a grocery store on May 28.

“Have this f*cking baby,” Mr. Fitzpatrick, 20, allegedly told Jennifer A. Barrise, 28. “I just want to get rid of it. I gotta do what I gotta do.” Barrise asked him twice if he intended to kill their baby, but she never received a response.

The three returned to their car in the parking lot of the grocery store where Barrise gave birth to an apparently healthy baby girl, who landed on the floor of the car. None of the three touched the crying baby.

Later that day, Fitzpatrick took the baby to his job, a lawn care business, where he dropped a cinderblock twice on the baby’s head. Fitzpatrick and Barrise already had a 1-year-old boy together. She reportedly had 5 other children by different men.

According to the Times-Tribune, the next day, May 29, at a family gathering, Mr. Fitzpatrick’s sister told her parents that Barrise gave birth in the car. The parents, Scott and Michelle Fitzpatrick, pressed their son for an answer. He told them that he had taken the baby to a local hospital.

Fitzpatrick later led state troopers to the location where he buried the baby’s body.

Ruth DiPalma, the owner of the lawn care business where Fitzpatrick worked since April, told the Times-Tribune, “This was not the person we hired. It’s a different person. He was completely clean. His driver’s license was clean. We had no reason not to hire a man with no previous problems.”

More insane people (or people cracking under pressure) doing insane things. The parents had less lethal options for the child though, like adoption.




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#2 7 years ago

If only there was some way to give children you didn't want to loving families that can't have children of their own...OH WAIT, KYLE, YOU'RE RIGHT, ADOPTION!

Disgusting. Pennsylvania has the death penalty and I'm pretty sure it is on the table in this one.


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#3 7 years ago

Some people just aren't very smart. :clueless:




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#4 7 years ago

Not dramatically different from abortion.

Still, one wonders how he moved the baby if none of them touched it. And why, if she suspected he'd kill it, she didn't discuss adoption or move to a different location.

And why he wasn't aware of adoption anyway.

And in short how reputable the piece is.... ^_~




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#5 7 years ago

Reminds me of Sparta's baby inspection in Ancient Greece. Except that Spartans did it for their "purity" (which stays crazy). This guy just kills him because he "can't handle another baby"? That's just sick. I'm with everyone, atleast put the kid in adoption.




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#6 7 years ago

Seems it's already been said by many already, but Adoption. It's the most logical course of action, save Murder. I wouldn't be too sure on the Mother either; five children by five different guys? That says it all really. God help the family those surviving kids grow up to be apart of.




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#7 7 years ago

So this guy did this at work. Presumably he doesn't work alone. So nobody thought anything about why he brought a baby to work?

Not dramatically different from abortion.

The difference is mainly in the timing.




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#8 7 years ago

Most abortions are prenatal, After that its just plain murder.

This jackass could have just given the baby up for adoption. There are thousands of couples out there who would have done anything to be able to adopt a child and this stupid fuck goes and kills a baby.

I hope they fry his ass.




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#9 7 years ago

I think a cinderblox is a bit excessive...




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#10 7 years ago

Anlushac11;5520454Most abortions are prenatal, After that its just plain murder.

This jackass could have just given the baby up for adoption. There are thousands of couples out there who would have done anything to be able to adopt a child and this stupid fuck goes and kills a baby.

I hope they fry his ass.

As I said, the distinction is mostly in the timing. There is the issue of alternative, of course; a neonate can be given up for adoption, whereas nobody could, or would, adopt a prenate. However, killing an embryo is more acceptable than killing a second-trimester fetus, which is in turn more acceptable than killing a third trimester fetus, which is again more acceptable than killing a neonate. Which is the case here.