As a student, mother, and blogger, my days are certainly full of adventure.
Sometimes when I take a break from the day, I like to relax and read the national news.
Some stories are mundane…But some stories leaves me in a whirlwind of emotions, questions, and increased fear.
But then there are those stories that make you want to scream.
Like this one.
Meet Reeco Dudley, 26, of Harlem, New York.
This young, aspiring rapper of a group called ‘The Gents’, and father of a six week-old baby, is now in the custody of New York officials, charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was charged Thursday and he was held on $50,000 bail Friday.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Let’s start from the beginning…
On Saturday, December 1st of 2012, Recco was bathing his son Royalty, getting him ready for bed.
After bathing him, Recco claims that somehow Baby Royalty slipped from his grasp and fell.
During the fall, Baby Royalty’s head became lodged between the bed, crib, and wall.
For three days, Baby Royalty cried in pain.
But no one could’ve guessed how MUCH pain Baby Royalty was enduring.
On the third day, Recco finally took Baby Royalty to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors said Royalty was suffering from a fractured skull, bleeding in the brain, three fractured ribs and retinal hemorrhaging — an injury that left the boy permanently blind.
According to family members, Baby Royalty is still in the hospital today.
The Daily News reports:
Dudley’s family said the father of two would never hurt his child. Cousin Roger Rawson said he was stunned by the allegations.
“This is all based on a statement that he made that maybe he dropped the baby,” said Rawson, holding up a picture of Dudley and Royalty taken at the hospital two weeks ago. “Why would they let him hold and kiss his child if he had done this?”
The family stands behind Recco.
Give me a moment to (un)cock my eyebrow…
I have several questions…
1) What type of fall could cause injuries such as these? (a fractured skull, bleeding in the brain, three fractured ribs and retinal hemorrhaging)
2) Where is Baby Royalty’s mother?
3) Wouldn’t a baby that falls and have these types of injuries cause alarm?
4) Who would let their baby cry continuously for one day, let alone three days?
5) Who will get custody of Baby Royalty?
In my prayers I wrap you Baby Royalty.
But I what do you think about this story?
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