published Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Couple denied bail after police say father admits killing newborn with cinderblock

HONESDALE, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania couple charged with killing their newborn baby with a cinderblock has been denied bail.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Fitzpatrick sat silently as a Wayne County judge read the statement in which police say he admitted killing his newborn daughter with a cinderblock on May 28.

In a separate hearing, 28-year-old Jennifer Barrise burst into tears and repeatedly turned to her mother.

Prosecutors say Barrise gave birth to the girl in a car and Fitzpatrick took his daughter to a wooded area in Lake Ariel and killed her.

Police say Fitzpatrick told investigators he killed the baby because the couple couldn't afford another child.

Authorities say Barrise knew her boyfriend's plan but Barrise's mother says the woman believed Fitzpatrick was dropping the child off at a hospital.

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brokentoe said...

Wow! No comments? When did sporting saggy pants take precedents over a man using a cinder block to crush his newborn to death because he felt he couldn't afford another mouth to feed? What happened to all those "values" and "integrity" Americans brag about?

America has progressed from drowning cats, to shooting lame horses and dogs to crushing newborns with cinder blocks, but the story of saggy pants gets more comments?

June 16, 2011 at 8:39 a.m.
moon4kat said...

What can one say about this tragedy? It's not that no one cares. But, what are the solutions? Do you have one, brokentoe?

June 16, 2011 at 8:43 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Here you go brokentoe, this should help you out.

June 16, 2011 at 8:56 a.m.
Veritas said...

There is simple solution to this situation, one which will assure us that these dispicable vermin (the parents) never do it again. EUTHANIZE both of them, A S A P!

June 16, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
Legend said...

moon4kat said... What can one say about this tragedy? It's not that no one cares. But, what are the solutions? Do you have one, brokentoe?

I Know! I know! Check to see if either are wearing "saggy" pants. If so, THROW THE DARN BOOK AT'EM!! That should solve all the world's ills, dammit!

June 16, 2011 at 12:23 p.m.
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