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one of the saddest things i have ever read..

janiecakes

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from today's star:

Crown outlines child's terrible injuries as murder trial begins

Tracy Huffman
Staff Reporter

When Randal Dooley arrived from his native Jamaica in 1997 he was a healthy boy who showed no signs of abuse. Teachers described the 7-year-old as good-natured, an athlete who played well with other children and a "sponge just soaking up everything in his class."

Ten months later emergency workers arrived at the boy's home to find a battered body with 14 fractured ribs, a lacerated liver, four separate brain injuries and a missing tooth, later found in his stomach, a court has been told.

The day before Randal died of a brain injury, he took almost four hours to eat his breakfast of cornflakes mixed with a hotdog, vomited five times and was ordered to clean it up, prosecutor Rita Zaied told a jury in her opening address at the trial of Randal's parents.

His father, Edward "Tony" Dooley, 36, and stepmother, Marcia Dooley, 31, have been charged with second-degree murder.

For months before his death, Randal had lost control of his bladder and bowels and would vomit after taking hours to eat a meal, Zaied said.

After his breakfast on Sept. 24, 1998, Randal "wet himself and pooed himself," Zaied said.

"Marcia Dooley told him to go clean himself up, to take a shower and to put on his pull-ups (diapers) and to rinse out his underwear."

Less than 24 hours later he was dead.

When the police were called to the house they found an extremely battered body, Zaied said while outlining the anticipated evidence at the Superior Court trial before Mr. Justice Eugene Ewaschuk.

"You will hear that Randal in November, 1997, at the age of 6 came to this country healthy and happy with no signs of abuse on his body," Zaied said. "Ten months later he was dead with scarring to his entire body from head to toe, from back to front."

Medical experts will testify that some of the injuries on Randal's body were inflicted within hours of his death, other's months earlier, Zaied said.

Randal was pronounced dead in his second-floor bedroom of the family's McCowan Rd. townhouse minutes after Tony phoned 911.

"He (Tony) indicated that his 7-year-old son had committed suicide, that he was not breathing and he was as stiff as a board," Zaied told the eight women and four men on the jury.

And when emergency workers arrived at the house, Zaied said Marcia and Tony were downstairs. No one was at the boy's side.

Tony was on the phone and had to be told twice by a firefighter — the first to arrive — to hang up so they could get vital information from him.

"Tony Dooley appeared annoyed with the interruption," Zaied said. "He got off the phone and immediately went to the fridge and took out two frozen hot dogs and placed them in boiling water."

It wasn't until then that Tony finally told the firefighter his son had fallen from the top of his bunk the night before, the prosecutor said.

Police seized a number of items from the house, she said, including soiled clothes and a bungee cord that was found hanging from a planter in the family's living room.

Autopsy pictures show injuries in the shape of the metal ends on Randal's body, she said.

Later Tony, Marcia and Edward Jr. — Randal's older brother, known as Teego — told police conflicting stories of the boy's last hours, Zaied said.

"Marcia Dooley claimed that Randal was climbing the bunk bed ladder and when she told him to come down . . . he fell from the ladder and when he fell he did not cry but he made a sound which she describes as a whoa-whoa sound," she said.

Teego, Zaied said, will likely tell the jury that Marcia assaulted Randal. Later he fell climbing up the ladder and never spoke again.

Randal and Teego, the children of Tony Dooley and Racquel Burth, were born in Jamaica and lived with Tony's sister Beatrice after Tony left for Canada a year after Randal was born, court heard.

Tony married Marcia in 1992 and in November, 1997, Randal and Teego came to live with the couple. About two weeks after their arrival, Tony went to the United States, leaving Marcia with both boys until he returned in May, 1998.

By then, Marcia had delivered the couple a baby of their own.

In April, 1998, a teacher at Glamorgan Public School noticed Randal had several welts and bruises on his arms, Zaied said. She looked at the thin boy's back and saw more than 25 marks on his back.

The teacher informed the principal, who contacted the police, and an investigation began, Zaied said as Marcia and Tony Dooley sat with their heads down in the prisoner's box.

Marcia told friends that Randal was soiling his pants and that he took a long time to eat meals and would often vomit several times a day. Tony's sister in Jamaica told him to take Randal to a doctor. Tony said Marcia had taken the boy and was told nothing was wrong, Zaied said.

But Zaied said there is no evidence that Randal saw a doctor.

In September, 1998, Randal was not registered for school. In a statement made to police after his son's death, Tony said Randal did not go to school because around Aug. 30, he "flogged Randal with a belt" on his buttocks and lower back and was afraid there could be children's aid involvement, Zaied said.

The trial continues today.
 
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fleaflo

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by janiecakes:


i hope things are better wherever you are kiddo.
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Just from reading that story, I have to believe things are much better for him now.
 

doodlebug

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that is one of the saddest things.... It's horrible to see how many terrible, screwed-up people out there hurting children.
If the little boy's abuse was noticed by the teacher, why didn't anyone do anything about it sooner?
 

pr0nstar

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There are some horrible people on this earth.
And this is just one of the millions of them out there.

pr0nstar
 

stir-fry

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i'd love for parents like this to get what's coming to them..
i know violence is never the answer to anything, and i don't condone it one bit. But these people need to learn what that child was put through.
I'd love to be the one to put a bat to either of their head's. That child looks so loveable, so innocent, so defenceless and those people in charge of his own life did that to him ?

may he rest in peace
 

mingster

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Sometimes the level of humanity that people exhibit makes me sick. Poor kid. And to think, this kind of stuff goes on under our noses and behind closed doors everyday, While we're all busy worried about stupid shit.

I almost have no words, almost.

I hope the courts do Randal some justice. And never forget him.

Ming.
 
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Rosey

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if it were up to me, these people, once convicted, assuming they are convicted through due process, would be hauled into the street and executed with a single bullet to the base of the skull for each. if there was a need, i would pull the trigger.
 

stir-fry

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Rosey:
if it were up to me, these people, once convicted, assuming they are convicted through due process, would be hauled into the street and executed with a single bullet to the base of the skull for each. if there was a need, i would pull the trigger.
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that would be too quick and painless

i'd rather see them beaten till almost the point of death, given a week to recover in a jail cell, then beaten again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

and i'd gladly be one of the people to exectute any one of those 'agains'
 

tella

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by janiecakes:

In April, 1998, a teacher at Glamorgan Public School noticed Randal had several welts and bruises on his arms, Zaied said. She looked at the thin boy's back and saw more than 25 marks on his back.

The teacher informed the principal, who contacted the police, and an investigation began, Zaied said as Marcia and Tony Dooley sat with their heads down in the prisoner's box.

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i don't understand this. if they suspected that this boy was being abused, he should have been removed from the home immediately. children, especially young children, have no defences against this kind of violence.

it's extremely sad to read that this boy had to suffer through all of that. his parents really do deserve to be abused the way they abused their own son...
 

Libradragon

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oh.my.god.

i repeat janie's sentiment: how the fuck can anyone want to do that to their own children?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
 

t-boy

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man this is really sad. actually, makes me wanna ball my eyes out.

rip to the lil fella. this should NOT happen. ever. to anyone.

but it does.

my first reacion is like everyone's - want to beat the fucker to death. but i think these people need help. from the description of the father, this fucker is really cold and emotionally empty. that is a mental ill. obviously probably augmented by abused childhood - but hey the fucker's alive at least - his son isn't.

these people are obviously not fit to be parents in their natural state. its too bad there is no mandatory drug & psychiatric therapy to people who are need of it. people with mental ills have notoriously poor insight into their condition. now i'm not saying this guy can completely be cured through drug/psychotherapy after a lifetime of a certain state of mind.

but extreme aggression and emotional flatness are not exactly healthy states of mind. fuck i don't really know what i'm suggesting - obviously this guy has committed murder and there's definately jail time. but people with less extreme outcomes can definately be helped through psychiatry. gone are the days where people get locked up in mental institutions for saying they hear voices. there is enough known about mental ilness and how it relates to interpersonal/social behaviour to be able to help people like this.

But there have to be some change in legislation as far as mandatory psychiatric help. FUCK, if we can throw mentally ill in jail forcefully, where they will NOT get any treatment, will NOT follow jail rules, and will get fucked up the ass/abused, then why not prescribe treatment to those who AREN'T aware that they are ill (majority of people with mental ilness have VERY poor insight into their ilnesse since most mental ilnesses affect the centers controlling rational and self-reflective thinking), treatment that WILL have some positive effect on their lives and the lives of those around them?

ANyhoo. Just rambling...

Shit this sucks, really really sucks. Makes me think of some scenes from The Cell. Scary scary.
 
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I was nearly physically sick on the train this morning when i read this (and another) article.

Give the parents to me for an hour in a closed room and I'd show them what it feels like.

Fuckers.
 

sugar

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I felt like I was going to throw up on the subway reading this today. I was on my way back from my first training shift at the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre and was already feeling quite emotional. This just put me over the edge and it was hard to hold back the tears.
 
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Deus

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by stir-fry:
that would be too quick and painless

i'd rather see them beaten till almost the point of death, given a week to recover in a jail cell, then beaten again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

and i'd gladly be one of the people to exectute any one of those 'agains'
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Then you are just as crule as them...

RIP Randal.
 

jynx

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this is the cruelest story i ever heard in my life... I just heard on the news that when the poor boy would throw up they would make him eat it....how fuckin sick are some people!!! They better get what they deserve and then some....
r.i.p.
 
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