Passer-by tried to save boy; suspect said child fell

(Updated with full story) A 3-year-old boy is dead and his mother's boyfriend is behind bars on a murder charge.
Emil Whitis
Aug 1, 2012

 

(Updated with full story) A 3-year-old boy is dead and his mother’s boyfriend is behind bars on a murder charge. 

When Owen Barker’s mother went to work at about 6 p.m. Monday, she left the toddler in the care of her boyfriend, Michael Milner, 24, at their Fulton Street apartment, Sandusky police said.    

Less than two hours later, Owen was dead.   

Milner is also charged with felonious assault and child endangering. He was the only person in the apartment when the toddler sustained fatal blows to the torso, Sandusky police Lt. John Orzech said.

Milner called 911 at about 7:30 p.m.  

“A baby fell and hit his head and he’s not moving,” Milner is heard telling a dispatcher in the recorded 911 call. “He was playing and he tripped on a freaking truck.”

“He’s not breathing.”  

Glenn Fredericks, 30, said he had just stopped by his friend’s Fulton Street home at about 7:30 p.m. when he saw a man running back and forth in a driveway in the 500 block of Fulton St., carrying a boy’s limp body in his arms.

Fredericks is listed as a witness in the police report on Owen’s death.

“I saw him run past with a limp child in his arms like he was going to the hospital, then for some reason he changed his mind and ran back,” Fredericks told the Register. “The kid was purple and had a big lump on his head. (Milner) said he thought the baby was dead.” 

Milner ran back inside the apartment and placed Owen’s lifeless body on the couch, then started to fumble with a cell phone, said Fredericks, who had followed Milner into the apartment. 

“He asked me what he should do,” Fredericks said. “I told him to call 911.” (CALL POSTED ABOVE)

With help still minutes away, and not knowing what else to do, Fredericks said he tried to resuscitate the child.

“I had to do something,” he said. “At first it sounded like gargling, then he took a couple breaths, so I did it again and there were a couple more breaths. And that was it.”

At that point, paramedics showed up and took over.

“I got that image of the kid just laying there burned in my head,” Fredericks said. “It’s kind of driving me nuts.”

Fredericks said he couldn’t sleep Monday night.

“I did what I could, I did what I could,” Fredericks said. “If it were my kid, I would have called 911 right away. I don’t understand.”

Paramedics rushed Owen to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where the toddler died just minutes after arrival.

Later, in an interview room at the police station, Milner stuck to the same story he told dispatchers: Owen tripped and hit his head on a toy truck, Orzech said.

Milner is not Owen’s father.

The child’s body was sent to the Lucas County coroner for an autopsy, the preliminary results of which came in Tuesday morning.

“Internal injuries caused the child’s death,” Orzech said. “It was not at all consistent with (Milner’s) story.”

Owen also sustained visible injuries to the head, neck and back, police stated in a release.

Detectives also found patches of suspected blood stains throughout the apartment, not just in the spot Milner said the toddler had fallen.

“There was suspected blood found in different rooms inside the apartment, on different items inside the apartment,” Orzech said.

Police arrested Milner shortly after the interview. He was booked into the Erie County jail at about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.   

A couple living near the Fulton Street apartment, asking not to be named, said Milner had previously told them he was the target of an investigation by children’s services workers in summer 2011.

Milner told the couple he had bruised Owen’s buttocks after spanking him when he caught the toddler wandering out onto a roof.

Orzech confirmed there was an investigation into that incident, and he also confirmed investigators found bruises on the boy’s buttocks.

Orzech said he doesn’t know what came of that inquiry, and he deferred to children’s services investigator AJ Lill, who did not return a reporter’s phone message Tuesday afternoon.

The couple said there was another incident about two months ago that also made them question the toddler’s safety.

In that incident, sometime in May, Milner and the couple got into a brief confrontation.     

The man said he told Milner to grow up, and pointed out that he had a child to take care of. According to the man, Milner responded: “That’s not my kid.”

Orzech, meanwhile, pleaded with the community to alert police to any incidents involving suspected child abuse. 

“We’ve got a young innocent life here that couldn’t protect itself,” Orzech said. “If people suspect or hear of any child abuse ... pick up the phone and call. We don’t mind checking.”

Residents can remain anonymous when calling Sandusky police at 419-627-5863 or Erie County Children Services at 419-626-6781. 

Milner is being held in the Erie County jail without bond.

Sandusky Municipal Court records show he has been charged with nearly 20 criminal offenses in the past four years, the bulk of them involving alcohol or drug abuse.   

On his Facebook page, Milner recently posted this statement: “I wish my girl friend would really understand how much I love her and her 3 well soon to be 3 in two days year old son with all my heart no matter what comes threw my path their the only one I think about all I do is want them both to have the greatest life I can provide for them without them I wouldnt be the man I am today they helped me get out of some bad times and I thank them for that.”

On her Facebook page, Danielle Flannery, 22 — Owen’s mother — previously posted this in her profile: “i love my son more than anything in the world.”

 

For a follow up story on this incident with information on the previous child abuse report, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register.

Comments

kendallthegirl

 Oh you mean lynching? Gee I wonder why they don't do that anymore...

wiredmama222

What a beautiful child....May God hold you in the palm of your hand for now through all Eternity. 

mymy

This guy is a piece of crap if that were my child he would have never even got a chance to get arrested I be in prison

Katelih-Trailer...

 mymy...If it was your kid..he wouldn't have been left with such a person, I'm sure...

lifetimeresident

Very Sad

Louie

Re mymy i couldnt agree more If that were my kid he wouldnt even get a chance for jail

grannie G

Danielle,HOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE KNOWN> Shame on humane services! You let Owen be KILLED.WHERE WERE YOU? You did not protect this child.You are as guilty as his mother

mymy

This is very true it just makes me sick the way ppl are with drugs and mostly pills now a days the worst part of all is that the police departments know who is selling them and chose to do nothing and when u ask why they say yea we know but it ain't wat we know it is wat we can prove and that is a line of crap I just wish someone would do more to address the way it is but no we just watch more and more kids pay becuz their parent are withdrawing becuz they can't get their fix

Seen it All

Orzech, meanwhile, pleaded with the community to alert police to any incidents involving suspected child abuse.

“We’ve got a young innocent life here that couldn’t protect itself,” Orzech said. “If people suspect or hear of any child abuse ... pick up the phone and call. We don’t mind checking.”

 

It would appear IT WAS REPORTED once, and nothing was done!  That is usually the case, NOTHING is done until the child is either hospitalized or worse!

This whole thing just sickens me!  A 2 yr old toddler should NOT have a bruised buttocks from a spanking..PERIOD!  Shame on the system, and shame on you mommy for putting this dear baby in harm's way.  You had a BIG, RED flag, and you ignored it.

And he died of blunt force trauma to the torso!!!  Was that from hitting him so hard he cracked his ribs and punctured his lungs?  It just makes me cry thinking about what this poor baby had to endure.  May God hold, comfort, and keep you baby Owen.

As for this 'thing" responsible for taking this boys life... I have complete faith that you will get a little of your own medicine in prison!

blueyedgrl1030

Hahahahhaa IF only SPD DID follow thru! Ive made calls bcuz Ive seen and heard abuse-it took SPD 15 mins or more to get there and by the time they did the parents had the kid scared stiff to tell the truth so SPD simply walked away and said "Sorry nothing we can do". I reminded SPD of the family schematics and ALL the calls they got for that family and asked well can u @ least notify Child services? Again I got told there was nothing they could do! So Detective Orzech ur a liar-may sound good that SPD is all for "protecting the children of the community" but thats it-IT JUST SOUNDS GOOD for PR!!!! 

unbelievable..

This is so very sad. Poor little boy lost his life because some punk was probably having a bad day. I hope this guy gets what he deserves once he goes to prison. Im sure the mother had some idea that this guy was abusive, just maybe not to this extent. But now it's too late to do anything about it. Both women and men need to step up and be better parents and realize that once you have a child, they are your number one. Not anyone or anything else! May this little boy rest in peace.. His life was ended way too early and I hope the scum bag pays for taking that away. Prayers are with the family =/

mymy

This is very true it just makes me sick the way ppl are with drugs and mostly pills now a days the worst part of all is that the police departments know who is selling them and chose to do nothing and when u ask why they say yea we know but it ain't wat we know it is wat we can prove and that is a line of crap I just wish someone would do more to address the way it is but no we just watch more and more kids pay becuz their parent are withdrawing becuz they can't get their fix

Taxed Enough Already

I wish they would give me a few minutes in the same room with this guy.  I was a foster parent and things like this turn my stomach.

mymy

I feel my deapest sympothies go out the families and the father of this young boy my prayers are with you all that are involved and affected by this tragedy

real talk

 2 blocks from the ER at Firelands and he cant figure out what to do ???
He could have run there in 30 seconds

Taxed Enough Already

 

i gota beautiful girlfriend and an awesome kid they mean everything to me.. i like to relaxe and have a good time.een though sometimes i cant do it cuz i freak out

 

This is something Micheal posted under his basic information on Facebook...yeah I imagine he does "freak out".

 

seenocolor

First of all, thank you to Glenn Fredericks for trying to revive Owen. 

Now.  What I don't understand is why was he so confused?  A child is hurt, you either call 911 or take the child to the ER.

Maybe the weed that he had smoked fogged up his thinking.  Maybe he was trying to figure out what story to tell that would be believable. 

I don't know, I wasn't there.  I can say this for certain though, if this guy is found not guilty, he will need to stay in the county under protective custody. 

The Rudy

This story wants to make me cry and throw up. OMG how can someone do things like this? Those cute little chubby cheeks remind me of my kids, and now my grandchildren, how can you hurt them? Scum boy and mom got some 'splaining to do.

allrhetoricanyway

I have purposely not logged in for quite some time.....this one, well I have something to say! 

I have a 2 1/2 year old grandson that I provide care for while his parents are at work.  It is probably the best time I have ever spent in my life looking after a child, even though he is my blood. I have also helped with other young mohers and their children when needed and the one and only thing that I can NEVER understand is hurting one of these babies!  At the age of three they are so incredibly wonderful when they have learned an incredible amount in those few short years, but are able to have all the realiztion of whats going on, bad and good, right and wrong.  I am sooooo thoroughly pissed off that this "person" was EVER allowed to be put in responsibility and protection of this young soul.  Shame on that mother.....I don't CARE how many of you know her or her family...she is JUST as culpable as that useless piece of flesh that she left her son with.  It ENDS now child killers, abusers, molesters, batterers, WHATEVER form of abuse they have to put put needs to be put back on them 1000000000 fold!!!!!  I hope that someone treats him as HORRIBLE as he did that poor little baby~~Maybe some think that is UNGODLY or not right......bring him to my house.....I'll make sure he prays!!!!!

sandtown man

 this is the kinda thing folks should be strung up from the nearest tree for doing.this is a completely innocent child,what happend to hanging peope on the court house lawn on sundays after church,and the whole town standing around watching?in my opinion if we still did things like that the crime rate may drop a bit.most likely this sorry excuse of a human being was pissed off cause he couldnt get or do something he wanted and itook it out on the child.

febbo

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anoldfriend

I have known this man for 12 years he has never hurt or even tried to hurt a child. all of you can sit here and say oh id do this or id do this but truth is u cant say what you would do until you are faced with that problem. im sure he was in shock and just bc the register says something doesnt mean its 100% accurate.. nobody knows what really happened you would have to be there to know that. im not saying he is innocent

Louie

re anold friend well if he hadnt beat the child to death there wouldnt have been no need for him to call 911 .I cant believe u are defending this scum what kind of person would defend him what do you think happened the little boy beat his self to death.I also think the mother should be held accountable for leaving her child with him and child services should be held accountable too

unfound740

I do not know the boy or mother personally but i do know mike i never really liked him but im not here to judge him or what happened but i did make a video for the family RIP OWEN 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x...

 

 

 

 

Katelih-Trailer...

 unfound 740...You are thoughtful for making that video. Its nice to know that Owen had good times..and was loved . 

unfound740

 thank you for the comment 

so.....

re an old friend... he was in shock?????uh yeah probably because he knew he had  REALLY done it this time, no  getting out of this one. and i WOULDNT be in his situation because I DONT BEAT CHILDREN!!   you can try to twist this around to make it something it isnt but the fact remains... A PRECIOUS ,BEAUTIFUL BABY WAS BEAT TO DEATH BY A "GROWN " MAN!!  your "old friend". the register may not always hit the story right but that babys body will not lie. it will do what owen cant and thats tell the real story.

HaRley44

So the child had a gigantic lump on his head and bruises all over and blood in several areas of the apartment an a history of drug and alcohol problems...but above all a 3 year old is dead...and there's people DEFENDING him? There were two individuals at that apartment the dead child and this guy and the child has traumatic injury and bruises...at what point in this does your mind say he would never do that...something's obviously been done!!! Blood all over? Internal injuries? You have to admit something foul happened...that child did not trip over a truck and get those injuries..any of you that have kids knows they can take tumbles and trip over over toys  but rarely does a child trip and suffer such trauma...just saying reasonable doubt of his innocence is right there I believe out of respect for the family that loved this adorable little boy people shouldn't proclaim innocence when that child is dead without explanation but a whole lot of injuries You never know someone as well as you think when something like this happens...

Phil Packer

 Not members of MENSA, for sure.

worddrow811

the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

a. men want sex and will do whatever and promise her anything to get it,

b. they are nice if it serves their purposes to get what they want.

c. leaving your children alone with a man is NEVER a good idea! Because there are those who cannot stand the baby's crying and in their desperate attempts to get the child to stop, the child is beaten to death.

How many children will have to die at the hands of mentally unstable people?

Katelih-Trailer...

 reading signs..I feel ya..It's better to be SAFE than SORRY. 

anoldfriend

 um first off im not defending anybody i am sick over this just as much as any of you if not more bc i knew the guy a hell of alot more then you. idk if he beat him or not but i do know that it is a terrible thing to lose your baby. i am deeply saddened by this whole thing and i pray for his family. but no one knows the true story behind any of this.

anoldfriend

 honestly in my mind i feel that if he did do it then he needs the death penalty and thats coming from someone whos known him. 

starryeyes83

Just think ,  it  WAS  nearly    2  dead  kids in this area  all because of      both   mothers   shack ups   playing house.     Wonder how the Norwalk baby is doing.

Like somebody said on the other thread   It's  an epidemic.

Morningbreezes1

 What a cute little boy. May he rest in peace.

 Although, I do not know the people involved, my question is.. WHY would a mother leave her son, with a person, that has been investigated by Human Services as recently as last summer? Or any time for that matter? There is alot of questions that have no answers. 

 

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Mime Bloggling

"According to the National Marriage Project, divorce is no longer the greatest threat to family stability and child well-being. Cohabitation is “the largest unrecognized threat to the quality and stability of children’s family lives.” Children in cohabiting homes are much more likely to suffer abuse than children in intact, married families or single-parent families.

Adults can play house, but children need intact homes and a mother and father who love them."

 

This pretty much says it.

Mothers that shack up put their babies/children at a much higher risk for physical and sexual abuse....by the LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND...who has no emotional capital in the child whatsoever...it's not rocket science folks. Girls close your legs...don't give it our for free...get some pride and moral grounding and try some old-fashioned courtship. If you don't know what courtship is...Google it.

Not surprised that Children's Services may have fallen down here....

There's a special place in H-LL for this perp.

Rest in peace little guy....you won't be forgotten.

 

 

sandtown man

 do you know why the ropes a better plan than the bullet?you can use the rope over and over again. just saying.

THED0N

This is a very sad day in Sandusky!

KnuckleDragger

Thank you Mr. Fredericks for being a standup guy and doing the right thing.  In a world where so many people would just walk by and not bother to get involved, it is refreshing to see that someone cared enough to step in.  People like you sir, renew my faith in our fellow man.

thedusk419

i jus wana say my prayers go out to all baby owens family and as for that sick punk mike i know him and alot of his family and he has always been in trouble and a drug addict..its sick to think sumone can do this but it happens i have a 3 year old and i cudnt even imagin beating him to death but its pretty obvious wat happened jus listen to the 911 tape it sounds made up

ReallyGood

Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking.

nanaone

Yes it is :(      But if Children Services would do a better job these babies could be safe !!

KnuckleDragger

 @reading signs says, "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

a. men want sex and will do whatever and promise her anything to get it,

b. they are nice if it serves their purposes to get what they want.

c. leaving your children alone with a man is NEVER a good idea! Because there are those who cannot stand the baby's crying and in their desperate attempts to get the child to stop, the child is beaten to death."

Wow, let the man bashing begin.  Like Katelih, I'm sorry that you have had a bad experience with men.  Maybe women need to look in the mirror to see who is really at fault.  Stop going after the bad boy.  Guys with a bad boy image rarely if ever make a good mate, and are usually not father material.  Now to address your statements. 

a. of course men want sex, but so do most women, why else would a woman shack up with a guy she hardly knows and then subject her child (from another man, produced by you guessed it...sex) to such immoral behavior.  There is only one reason, easy access to sex.

b.  Again, if you hook up with a bad boy, you are right, that's what you get, a man with no self-control.  Men are fairly easy to read, if you can't figure us out, should you be dating, or subjecting your child to your horrible choice in men?  Better that you stay single and without a man until the child is 18.  Unfortunately, these women don't have any self-control either, how do you think they got knocked up and had a child out of wedlock to begin with?            

c. This is far from the truth.  I have three boys, all teens now, I have spent many a day alone with them.  Yes, they can be frustrating, especially when they are babies and toddlers, but never once did it cross my mind to hurt them in any way.  A real man (not a bad boy), has this little thing called self-control, he knows when he is getting frustrated and is able to walk away.  Again women, look in the mirror, you are the one that ultimately chooses your mate.  A man can't be involved in you or your childs life if you don't let him.

As you can see, if you look at both sides of the coin, it is not just men that are the problem.  Women who are too weak to say no, and are of the opinion that it is more exciting to have that guy with the bad boy image rather than the laid back, well grounded, hard working, boring guy that are at the crux of the problem.  Have a nice day. From a loving husband and father to my children for the past 21 yrs :)

deertracker

Boy, do I agree with Knuckle on this.  Don't use that brush on all men because it just does not apply.  Women are no different than men when it comes to sex so do not go there.   Yes, all kids can drive you crazy but you have to control yourself and always remember that children will be children.  I have major issues with the mom because she left her child in the care of this guy.  Ladies, you just can not do that .  That bundle of joy is YOUR bundle and not everyone feels the way you do.  The guy may love you but may not love your child.  I was a foster parent for years and can tell you how heartbreaking it is to be awaken at 3:00 in the morning only to be asked if you will take care of a severly abused child.  I will never forget the night they arrived with a toddler in a full body cast.  I still wonder about that kid to this day.  He could not speak but the look in his eyes said "Thank you".  My better half at the time was and still is one of the most caring mothers I have ever known.  There is a spot in heaven reserved for her.  I can say with certanty that my boys and girls are good adults where children are concerned and NEVER had a problem accepting kids into their home.  Yes, it was their home too.  

R. I. P. little man.  You are safe now.

I'm told the entire ER staff was in tears when he came in.  Doctors, nurses and all.  He was badly beaten and bruised and some of the bruises were old. 

Unassumer

Children can't raise children.

starryeyes83

 Neither can Druggie LOSERS  who shack up.

seenocolor

@ anoldfriend

I have enough anger over this for everyone.

I just want to set some things straight.

You have a guy  watching a 3 year old beautiful child.  He has a  record, not only with SPD but also Children Services.  Mom should have thought about this, but maybe he's been beating on her too and no one knows.

This guy beats this child and instead of calling 911, he grabs the boy and starts running toward the hospital.  Great!  BUT he ends up running in circles in someone's driveway and someone else jumps in to help.

I'm not a forensic pathologist, but I can tell you that falling on a truck CANNOT AND WILLNOT cause internal injuries like the poor baby had unless he dropped him from a high place onto the truck, then maybe.  This baby suffered before, during, and after this beating and you have people defending a 24 year old for taking on a 3 year old.  What  a man!

SPD can screw up, they are all humans.  I don't think they did this time.  The coroner, and sometimes with the help of forensic pathologists, spoke for Baby Owen and said that he was beaten that this was a HOMOCIDE!!  He didn't fall and skin his knee, he was murdered.

If he's the only one home with Baby Owen then who do you think did this?  The dust bunnies under the couch?  Baby Owen beat himself to death?  Mom was a work.  He was the only one home.  You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know the answer to this.

My heart goes out to the family and I will always keep Owen in the heart and thoughts.  He was such a sweet baby.  RIP Owen 

 

bigdad1205

And here is where our justice systems flaws will come into play again. Jimmy Dimora got 28 years for a corruption charge and he will probably do every day until he dies. This piece of work is goning to plea deal out to a involuntary manslaughter charge or something to that effect and get sentenced to 15 yrs and probably only do about 8 of that. Everyone needs to start calling the prosecutors office now and tell them we want Baxter to do his job for once and prosecute this not a plea deal.

eriemom

 I have read several posts admonishing the mother of this little boy. Where was his father? Mom went to work, so to not be a burden on the taxpayer. I think that young women, with children, often live with a male for the extra help financially and other. It seems that rarily is a fraternal bond built between men and children that are not their own.

starryeyes83

County services or someone   should start checking all these people  who   are shacking up not married and taking public assistance.   And I bet they were despite that  the mom  was working.  

People may be aware of other people doing stuff and  see activity and   NOT know the particular info  or names.    Services  could also  Do unannounced visits.   

Don't argue me with logistics --  I'm  just throwing that idea out there.

 

 Shacking up ... It 's a growing trend.      Out of hand really.   More and more common everyday.

 Unwed Moms +  live in or part time  shack up  +  drugs  =  More   liitle kids abused.

  The baby  BEATER  in Norwalk   &   the  Baby  KILLER   in Sandusky

  That's   WAY too many. 

 If  it  doesn't  PISS  ya  off  there's something wrong.

 

SamAdams

It's patently obvious that anyone who would beat a child to death pretty much deserves the maximum possible punishment. But it's just as obvious to me that a woman who would leave her child alone with a man who has repeatedly DEMONSTRATED irresponsibility and violence, doubtless compounded by ongoing substance abuse, is just as culpable.

I realize that there's never 100% certainty that a given man or woman is trustworthy. But when you've got that kind of record, I'm thinking there's virtually 100% certainty that this man ISN'T trustworthy. I don't want to hear, "But I LOOOoooooooove him!" or, "But he's been clean and sober for a bit now!" No excuses, not when there's a child who was, I think it's safe to say, pretty much tortured before he died!

Yes, sounds like the Human Services folks missed more than one opportunity to get this little boy into a far safer situation. But the blame never-the-less falls squarely on the shoulders of the people who actually CAUSED the death. I think it's unfortunate that the "baby mama" can't be charged as an accessory given that she most assuredly was. And no, I don't care how bad she might feel NOW. Too little, too late. Sorry.

starryeyes83

Just because the  mom was working doesn't mean she's not getting  PA.  She's probably getting  something.

The real dad was apparently  working in Cleveland.   But she is the ONE who is  responsible for the kind of man  she brings around her kid.   She knew he had a record.  There were drugs involved.  She knew that too.

Why  take a chance like that. 

And the baby is the one who paid,

Norwalk baby too.

2inohio

OH WOW , THAT  article  says it ALL. The 911 call  says  it all.HE BEAT  little  baby OWEn  more  than  this 1  time .... I'll say it again , if  you beat a baby ,  you have been beaten , the  person   who beat them  ;has  been  beaten ; so on   and  THE FAMILY  TRADITION  CONTINUED!.........   I  have  not  been  able  to  sleep  over  this ... Even though  my ONLy encounter  with MIKEY the BABY BEATER  was a  shouting disrespectful punk in a phone  conversation ;whom I said "  EXCUSE ME, punk , you may  talk to others  like  that , BUT YOU WILL NOT TALK TO ME LIKE THAT." You need  to learn respect  and  grow  your  punkyself up and get some brains"

I can tell you from experience .... THEY ALL  were  druggies  and  so  VIOLENT. His  father  threatened me  a few years ago and I filed a police report....When I came home to my hometown away from sandusky , I filed a police  report with them   and  they  watched my home  until my husband returned  from a  mission in the mideast. 

The Sandusky POLICE said to me  "oh , go back home, because  he is all talk"....

I have  many incidents  locked away in memory of the  repeat  VIOLENCE  a  HISTORY of abuse  and  neglect.....  all in the  name  of  a  *MILNER*....

Talk all you want, say  whatever you want..... I feel so bad  for  that sweet little  baby boy  who  was MURDERED ,1 thing I said  to  his relative .... You better  get some  help professionally,  BECAUSE YOU ALL HAVE MENTAL Problems .....

I am SO happy  to not  have  the  name MILNER!  and  I will continue  to pray FOR YOU ALL because  you all NEED IT!  

Seen it All

@ SamAdams.. I agree completely that these mothers need to be held accountable.  I have seen it on the news in the larger cities where they were charged with child endangering.  She knowingly left him with someone who does drugs (by his own admission on FB) , who has a problem with alcohol (proven by his record), who has been arrested for domestic violence, AND who was investigated by Children Services for abusing THIS same baby!!!!!!  What part of THAT didn't scream RED FLAG to that mother!!

The same goes for that mother in Norwalk, that let her infant suffer 8 broken bones, and NOT once did seek medical help for it!!  I cannot believe a baby could have a broken leg, and you don't realize that there is something terribly wrong with him!!  I don't care how young a mother you are, it just don't add up to me!  She should be thanking God above that her baby is still alive!!

As for both the men.. lock them up, throw away the key.  But don't let mommy go because she has suffered enough with the loss of a child that was completely preventable on HER part!

 

Cee Bee

you ppl are so damn quick too judge.. but no nothing.. i use to live next door to them.. and the comment he made about owen not being his son.. was not a lie. but he took care of  owen like he was his. ive personally never seen any marks on owen.. and how its it the mothers fault.. shes been leaving owen with mike. why would he just now want to kill him.. they both were good to owen..  and just bekuz he is being charge does not mean he did it.

he might have did it..i dont think he did. ONLY GOD KNOWS.
juzzmytake

 Too sad to say much. All my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of this precious little angel. *tears*

Tsu Dho Nimh

Many have commented about "children raising children".  Let us not forget, this is not a case of children raising children.  This is a case of young adults raising children.  Fifty years ago it was not uncommon for 18 and 19 year olds to marry and stay committed.  I personally think the key to these baby beatings is that people are having children outside of  committed relationships and new adults enter their lives.

Mommy25

I have been trying to put in to a few words the things my mind are screaming to say and maybe in a day or two I can get it, but today I just can't.  Originally I felt terrible for Owens mother .... I actually cried for her. Then I learned that children services had been involved for bruises Milner had left on Owens little bottom in the recent past and my tears for her turned into rage against her. In my opinion, and I really don't care if anyone does not agree, She is just as responsible for his death, if not more so ... than Milner. And as I have said MANY times in the past people ......... IF YOU JUST WILL CARE ENOUGH TO LEARN EXACTLY WHAT CHILDREN SERIVES IS NOT DOING TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN ...... YOU WILL BE SHOCKED!!!!!!!!! ASK THE DIRECTOR AT CHILDREN SERVICES, WHEN IT'S A GOOD TIME TO REMOVE A CHILD FROM THE BIOLOGICAL PARENTS HOME ...... JUST ASK.  Unless he now changes his opinion, you just may be shocked. Try reporting child abuse. How many of you have? Give them your name, or remain anonymous, either way it does not matter. Don't believe me? try it sometime.

With that being said .... IF they take a child out of a home ..... they NEED a SAFE place to put that child. IF you can provide a safe place, PLEASE become a foster parent. This is everyones problem and unfortunately until everyone gets involved the children WILL suffer and they will die. Please get involved.

ragtop66

CEE BEE  are  you that  dumb,  what part of  internal injuries do you not get?

Are you saying that the nurses and doctors are lying?

  Don't you think that they know what caused those injuries?  

 

Cee Bee

 i must be dumb.. it also said suspect of blood.. which means all the injuries werent INTERNAL. and were also talkin about  FRMC the same hospital that told  me my ankle wasnt broken.. 2 weeks later im having on my not broken ankle.

im also not in denial you just dont know what i know.. once again were all so quick to judge somebody.(:

Cee Bee

 i must be dumb.. it also said suspect of blood.. which means all the injuries werent INTERNAL. and were also talkin about  FRMC the same hospital that told  me my ankle wasnt broken.. 2 weeks later im having on my not broken ankle.

im also not in denial you just dont know what i know.. once again were all so quick to judge somebody.(:

deertracker

@Cee Bee

You have to be in DENIAL. Snap out of it.  Do you think the kid did that to himself? 

Mommy25 is so right.  Children services is not the "protector" of children the way you think.  Educate yourselves please!

EastEndRez

You can tell from the dispatcher's voice that even she isn't buying the story.

ragtop66

   Is it the opinions of the CPA  director  OR the LAWS  that  tie their hands?   

  I don't  know for  sure. 

  When  I tried to report a welfare fraud & neglect   case a  few years (  in another county ) back,   they wanted the parties'  SS  numbers an and all kinds of stats.  that there was no way I could get that info.   I was an accuaintance from work.  The person was the type who bragged  at breaks  ( you know what I mean)  .  It's  alot of red tape and hoops. 

I don't  know  if that applies to child services in every county  BUT the LAWS have to get tougher first. 

ragtop66

Exactly , the dispatcher  was suspicious,  Mr. Fredericks  was suspicious   ( bless him  he had his hands full trying to revive the baby)   The EMS,  ER,    The police. 

And then you get tthe  moronic defenders  on here  spouting   the crap  "he would never do that'   &   "who are we to judge"   yada yada

Back in the old days   this  henious crime would warrant a swing from a tree ..no BS .. Legal tape.. NO BS  appeals,  no pleas.  NO wasting the taxpayers money on housing and food. 

Just a tree and a rope    before  a week was up.  

he said she said

Hello

For those of you that are coming on here stating the Micheal Milner would never do such a thing...think about this:

My ex husband beat my like I was a rabid dog.  For years, until I got up enough courage to leave.  Once I left and what had happened came out, everyone was saying not him.  Really?  He wouldn't do anything like that.

He was one way with the outside world. He was nice, funny, and would help anyone and everyone.

The inside world, he was this monster that would attack me for saying hello when he came in from work.

You think you all know Michael Milner.  So did everyone that knew my ex.  Milner has shown his true colors, he beat a 3 years old to death.  Everyone that thought my ex was the greatest are seeing his true colors now too.....

he said she said

Hello

For those of you that are coming on here stating the Micheal Milner would never do such a thing...think about this:

My ex husband beat my like I was a rabid dog.  For years, until I got up enough courage to leave.  Once I left and what had happened came out, everyone was saying not him.  Really?  He wouldn't do anything like that.

He was one way with the outside world. He was nice, funny, and would help anyone and everyone.

The inside world, he was this monster that would attack me for saying hello when he came in from work.

You think you all know Michael Milner.  So did everyone that knew my ex.  Milner has shown his true colors, he beat a 3 years old to death.  Everyone that thought my ex was the greatest are seeing his true colors now too.....

perfectly_flawed

Men who 'shack up' with single mothers are not always the 'bad guy'. There are many, many good men out there who provide a father figure for children whose biological fathers have dropped the ball or walked away from his responsibilities. The sack of crap in this article isn't a 'man', anyway. Sometimes 'shacking up' is a very viable option for many people and can help the financial situation as well as get a single parent off of government assisance. Kudos to those men who 'shack up' with single mothers and step up to be a positive role model for children. There are many of them out there!!!

perfectly_flawed

Men who 'shack up' with single mothers are not always the 'bad guy'. There are many, many good men out there who provide a father figure for children whose biological fathers have dropped the ball or walked away from his responsibilities. The sack of crap in this article isn't a 'man', anyway. Sometimes 'shacking up' is a very viable option for many people and can help the financial situation as well as get a single parent off of government assisance. Kudos to those men who 'shack up' with single mothers and step up to be a positive role model for children. There are many of them out there!!!

starryeyes83

cee bee...  OMG !!   Your buddy is disgusting  

 Read todays hard copy of SR  they LIST some of the injuries, how do YOU explain  internal cuts  to his liver, intestines and penis  HUH??     That's just some of the injuries.

 so then  are you  saying the mom did  it ?     Or a friend who was smoking dope with your buddy? 

   Blood and internal injuries  from a  ""trip and fall on a little toy truck"  your buddies story- remember...  His criminal  record includes violence.    You don't know unless you were there.

Were you?

this is me

First, this "man" should never again see the light of day.  Just the injuries alone on this child scream murder.  Second, the mother should hold some rsponsibility for her son's death.  But I think that the guilt from knowing and now living without him should hold enough pain for her punishment. 

But there's something that I'm learning from these posts.  If I am a single mother, I should live by myself and never get involved with or love a man again because that man will always beat or hate on my child. But my child should have a two parent home or they will grow up dysfunctional. And no matter how hard it gets, I should never get assistance because that is living off other people.  But I can't have a job because that would leave my child alone in the hands of someone else and I can trust no one to look after my child. I came out of a loving relationship, but my husband died.  No dead beat dad. But not enough life insurance either. So... Since it seems that all here have such wealth of knowledge...how do I survive without breaking your rules?

getaclue

 Fulton Street, now is the time to shout about what you know!  DON'T LET THE MURDER OF A CHILD BECOME A PLEA DEAL DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE.  

seenocolor

If this SOB gets a plea deal for murdering this baby then anyone that  takes this scum out, in prison or after he gets out, should get a plea bargain too.

As a community, we should stand strong and if he does get a plea deal make it known that we are not going to stand by and let people like this injure our kids and get away with it!!

Hell put him downtown and let the community take care of him.....

 

Morningbreezes1

 @ ragtop 66... I know exactly what you mean. Years ago, I did daycare for the county.After several attempts to talk to the parent about her kids... I called and reported the parent for neglect. The county decides to call the parent and make an " appointment" for a week later. Go figure

bobaluey

@ this is me  

okay you want  to hypothesize

 FIrst using common sense:  If you had a baby   would you Move in / live with a guy you just met?  Many of these  girls do.

  I'm sure you read about the Norwalk baby last week...( 9 month old,  baby momma moved a NEW  guy with her  shortly after birth - resulting in  NINE  broken bones in less than a  four month  time frame.  Is that  LOVE?  NOT in  MY book.

Would you allow drug users around your baby?    Keep in mind most of  ( NOT ALL)  these guys are  living off the girls.  Yes, there are always exceptions.  BUT the odds are against you. 

Would you bring a  guy around  YOUR baby without first having some kind of background check done.  Many crinminal  records are online and you can do them yourself without a fee.   Start with local courts.

Public assistance is another thing... we all know people who   have  people move in and out and they  seem to  " forget"  to report household changes.  That's  called working the system.

 as far as rules go    Well,  the statistics  are out there when it comes to    abuse by a boyfriend.  It's like an everyday news story now.  Their mug shots apppear in the media daily.   And yeah, it's some females as well.

So as far as rules go .    You're  on  your own... but ,  would you rather have an abused or dead baby?

 

sandtown born a...

This sickens me that poor baby, I have known Mikey since birth and he has always had serious anger issues. He was very abusive towards his twin as well as a older sibling. You would think someone would have tried to get him help long ago with his anger issues this could have been prevented.  His parents if thats what you want to call them were occupied with other things dealing cocaine, weed and who knows what else around these kids When they were together. Not role models at all. His father has a extensive criminal record including violence as well as drugs. that apple didnt fall far did it. Mikey was always talked about as the bad twin and they thought it was funny. there are alot of people that should be feeling very guilty over this tragedy, you always hear (we would have never thought he would do that) but then look at his history is it really a surprise his temper finally seriously hurt someone? not to me it isnt.

Owen RIP

44846GWP

Inocent until proven guilty, then lock up this waste of skin and throw away the key!

44846GWP

Mother of the year too, I'm sure.

M0mmyTiff

@ Mommy25

I know where you are coming from when you say to report an abuse going on in a home to Children Services. I have tried to do this MANY times with my husband's 3 girls that are in foster care. And what has happened?!?! NOTHING. They told me to call & have the people who have SEEN OR HEARD it happening call or they can't do anything. Bunch of bull crap if you ask me!!

 

REST IN PEACE BABY OWEN <3

k.a.g

 for those of you attacking the mother.

what makes you all so perfect. losing her child wasnt enough now your going to slander her name. commenting on a story doest make you right. its makes you ignorant.

that mother of a year. works her hard. ad dedicates herself to taking care of the that boy. and how dare you questiong her because she trusted the wrong person. you cant forsee everything and you cant judge a book by its cover. you dont think she isnt hurting as it is. she dosent deserve this. and what gave any of you the right to be the ones to pass judgement. leave her alone. shes in shock and im sure you all are. now whydont we actually see something shocking. and mabye instead of being o so mighty and talking crap on a paper. 

why not show some support for the family and for owen. they deserve your respect and prayers. not a public flogging.

starryeyes83

 kag,

   Because   SHE  just  had to retain a lawyer.   

ItsMsMelissaK2U

OK SO i just went to the mothers facebook.... look at the photos of little Owen.... you can tell by his facial expressions he is not a happy lil boy... and look at the bruises on his face... one on the forehead... one on the cheek..............really

 

DSS NEEDS TO START DOIN WHAT TAXPAYERS PAY THEM TO DO!!!!!!!!  Protect the Children... not sit at their desk drink coffee and talk about the one sitting down the hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

GrandmatoS.E

My prayers go to the family of this small Angel. He is resting in the arms of our God and will forever be safe. My thoughts are to the mother of this little boy. I am truly sorry for the lss of your son and my prayers are with you. Your life will now and forever be changed but if any good shall come of your loss you should teach other young mothers of the risks they take when trusting someone who has such a terrible past to care for those we in trust them with. This little boy was no match for the type of temper your boy friend apparently had. I will also send up a prayer for him that thru this horrible act he will find God and trust in God to mend the terriable wrongs of his past and save his soul. No one can change what took place that day but with God we could change the outcome for the next toddler we find who needs our help by helping the mothers of those toddlers. We as parents need to step up and take our families back to church and raise our children to know right from wrong. We as a society is just as to blame for letting our children grow up and never know that there is a God we will answer to someday. The man that took this child's life will face his God and my prayer to him is that he asks forgiveness from him before his life comes to an end.

illuminoctis

excerpt:  “A baby fell and hit his head and he’s not moving,” Milner is heard telling a dispatcher in the recorded 911 call. “He was playing and he tripped on a freaking truck.” 

Re:  When I was somewhere between age 5 and 7 (I forget now), I had a similar incident.  I was playing outside of a daycare center, where my father was repairing a refridgerator or something, and I was driving around inside of a big toy truck.  I parked it near the steps of the daycare's back door.  I had climbed almost all of the way out, but my right sock had snagged on something and I lost my balance and fell. 

My forehead struck the corner of the stone steps and, while I don't recall feeling anything, I do recall walking towards my father and very stunned as I was watching blood gush from somewhere above my eyes.  It seemed to be gushing like a garden hose on medium. 

I looked ahead and saw my father and mother rushing towards me.  As my mother was trying to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, I saw my father turn around and shake his fists at the sky and yell "NOoo!" 

They picked me up to carry me somewhere.  The car, I think.  I wouldn't know because I passed out.  Somehow, I got away without even a concussion and merely needed some stitches.  At the ER, tho.. my mother was asked if she was OK and if she needed to have a seat somewhere.  She said she was fine and wanted to stay with me.  Then she looked and saw part of my skull and almost fainted : P 

I think I would've died of blood loss, tho.. if my parents hadn't sped me to the hospital immediately (which was about 4 blocks away). 

P.S.  So the point is.. I do have to wonder what all happened here to cause this child to die, considering that it is apparently possible to fall forehead-first into the corner of a stone step and still not even have a concussion.