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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:24 PM
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Father arrested in death of Oklahoma City baby
He's already served ten years for beating up a two-month old; now he's accused of murdering a six-month old ...

http://newsok.com/father-arrested-in-death-of-oklahoma-...

Willis Joe Lambert was jailed Wednesday in connection with the death of his 6-month-old daughter just 14 months after being released from prison in a child abuse conviction.

Rachel Michelle Lambert died Tuesday morning at an Oklahoma City hospital after Willis Lambert called 911 to say she wasnt breathing, police said. A spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Rachels death was ruled a homicide caused by whiplash, also known as shaken baby syndrome.

Investigators interviewed Lambert, 37, of Choctaw at police headquarters Wednesday and booked him into the Oklahoma County jail on a murder complaint, police said. He remained jailed Wednesday without bail.

Lambert pleaded guilty 10 years ago in Oklahoma County to abusing his then-2-month-old son, Isaac Arnold Lambert. He began serving a 20-year prison term in May 1999 and won his release in April 2008 through "earned credits," or good behavior, a parole board spokesman said. Lambert admitted using "unreasonable force on his son, who had bruising around his eyes, a broken collarbone and a broken leg.

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Rachels mother, who lives in the house on SE 51, told police she and Lambert had been dating about 12 years and planned to marry next week.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:25 PM
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1. why do these tools exist?
goddammit.
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:30 PM
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If this stain ever sees freedom again, it will be a travesty.
It's incomprehensible to me that people like this exist.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:30 PM
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2. 6 months old.
All that poor baby knew was pain and fear. Incredibly sad.

She's in a better place now. I'm sorry she never had the chance to live her life.

What in the hell is wrong with people? You want to talk about terrorists? How about people like this guy...how many kids does he have to beat up on before it stops? Now he's killed a baby. No one knew this guy had obvious anger issues? :shrug:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:17 PM
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12. I've seen people get only two or three months for this kind of killing.
children are about as valuable in the law as chairs.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:53 PM
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13. But if you have a drug offense, you might be sentenced to 70 years
How did rape and murder become more acceptable than substance abuse or use?
It's time for a change of values and I'm working on it!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:59 PM
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14. bless you darling.
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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:41 PM
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3. It's a horrible crime, but
I know first hand the need for some parents to get the training and counseling to avoid these situations. I never did anything remotely close to this, but when my son was 1, I realized that I needed to learn how to develop patience and keep my temper in check. But I guess that just "socialism".
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:51 PM
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6. I guess so, it never occured to me that parents needed to learn not to shake a kid to death
Edited on Thu Jun-11-09 03:53 PM by aikoaiko
:shrug:

eta: its just seems so obvious to me that if you didn't want to hurt a child, then you wouldn't do that.
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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:57 PM
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10. That's counting on everyone being rational
In my case, I only went in so I would not be ill tempered. Some people need a lot more. No, no one should ever consider hitting their child. I think you will come across cases in which no one inteneded to do so, but were not mentally capable of controlling themselves.

All I am saying is I think we can prevent a lot of child abouse cases if we as a society can intervene quickly enough.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:42 PM
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4. Betcha anything he's a Republican.
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:54 PM
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7. I don't think politics really comes into play in these types of situations.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 05:50 PM
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15. Oh, I disagree. Extreme RWers are, above all, authoritarians.
Law-and-order, obey-me-or-I'll-beat-the-crap-out-of-you-or-shoot-you types.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:44 PM
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5.  Rachels mother
who lives in the house on SE 51, told police she and Lambert had been dating about 12 years and planned to marry next week.

WTF????
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:55 PM
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8. Horrible, horrible man...
...there is a special place in hell for sick fucks that harm children.
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:57 PM
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9. Sounds like a chemical castration is in oder for this scum.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:00 PM
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11. i'm more surprised the woman stayed with him
and had another kid...
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