Robert Terrell Dubose Jr: Man who broke 3-month-old's neck and tried to smother her twin sister arrested
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: A 22-year-old man named Robert Terrell Debose Jr was arrested on October 11 over a child assault incident that took place on October 3. He allegedly tried to hurt two 3-month-old twins by breaking the neck of one baby while trying to smother the other with a pillow. It is believed that Debose Jr was irked by the babies crying, which allegedly prompted the cruel assault.
Robert Terrell Debose Jr has been charged with aggravated assault and two counts of cruelty to children. The present condition of the babies is unknown. The accused's relationship with the babies, if any, is also not revealed at the moment. Debose is held in the Floyd County Jail without a bond.
According to Fox News, the babies were born 5 months premature. Jail records show that the case would go to the Floyd County Superior court, indicating that a judge thinks there is probable cause which merits the consideration of a higher court. According to Georgia laws, if found guilty, Dubose Jr could be sentenced to a prison term of anywhere between five to twenty-five years.
MEAWW had earlier reported on a similarly horrendous case of child cruelty from the UK. A man named Stephen Foster was found guilty of causing grevious injuries to a five-month-old over two different attacks. The injuries were similar to those of an adult in a car crash. In a different case, a babysitter from Queensland named Diquan Lloyd Erwin Fisher caused an 11-month-old sleeping infant's death after vigorously shaking her because she started crying after she woke up. It happened after the baby's mother asked the babysitter to look after the child while she had to be away. When the mother came back, the babysitter even lied about the baby's condition, saying she had been choking and vomiting.
In Florida, a 30-year-old man named Jeramine Lavanda Bass was recently convicted of 'accidentally' shooting his 5-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son multiple times, right after their mother had kissed them goodnight. When the deputies arrived, the father yelled, "I don't know how the gun went off, I accidentally shot my son." The incident left his daughter dead while leaving the son struggling for his life.