Meet Savannah Cross, of Phoenix, Arizona.
This cute 3 year-old bundle of smiles, was stomped to death by her daycare provider’s boyfriend Monday night, December 10th, as the daycare provider looked on…and did nothing.
Let’s start from the beginning…
Meet Ashley Dattoli Livengood.
This 27 year-old is Savannah’s mother (for lack of a better analogy).
Her job title: stripper.
Her job does not make her a bad mother. But what she did does.
You see, she left Savannah with Ryan Reed, 27, and Allison Clement, 28, in July.
That was 5 months ago.
She would come by sporadically to visit the little girl and drop money off, but she left without the little girl each time.
Little Savannah’s father, Stephen Cross, a former Marine who lives in Colorado, said he left his daughter because he suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Order).
Stephen Cross pictured with Savannah during happier times.
‘If I would have known that she was being left with complete strangers for weeks on end, I would have been down there in a skinny minute to get my daughter,’ he told CBS5.
But she wasn’t just left with the ‘babysitter’.
She was abandoned.
Monday night, Reed, the boyfriend of the daycare provider, repeatedly hit, kicked and grabbed the girl at the home. Reed stomped on the child’s stomach while she was on the ground and she curled up and spent the rest of the night in that position.
Clement, the daycare provider, just watched.
‘I called them and said Ashley doesn’t live here anymore and that they should call CPS because it isn’t their responsibility to take care of Savannah.
‘I think Ashley thought she loved Savannah, but I don’t think she knows how to love anything.’
Ashley has not been charged but police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said more charges may be filed after the medical examiner’s office reports back to police.
‘If there is any of these injuries that may have been long term or extended than we might hold somebody else responsible,’ he said.
It is believed the couple advertised their daycare services on Craigslist.
A child-care facility only needs a license if it is caring for four more children other than their own. Investigators found three children and two belonging to the couple at the home.
The children have been taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.
These pigs need to be punished…
For a long time…
I don’t want the death sentence in this case, because that’ll make it too easy and quick…
A looooonnnngggg slow torture would suffice…
Rest in peace, dear angel…
A Memorial Fund has been set up to accept donations to cover Savannah’s burial expenses. Details as follows:
Savannah Cross Memorial Fund
Pueblo Bank and Trust Co.
200 F Street
Salida, Co. 81201
Read more here.