Woman brutally abuses adopted infant

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You would think if one were to go through the laborious task of adopting – one would committed to extra care and love, but apparently that’s not the case with this witch of a woman who adopted a tiny little baby and then tortured him…

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A former Muscatine woman pleaded guilty Friday to shaking her adopted 2-month-old son in September 2007.

Melanie Addington, 31, sobbed after she quietly answered “guilty” to a reduced charge of child endangerment causing injury, a Class D felony.

She was originally charged with child endangerment causing serious injury, a Class C felony.


Her attorney John Wunder asked Addington to confirm a confession she made to police that she shook the boy at her apartment on Sept. 5, 2007, while he was wrapped in a blanket and then threw him into a bouncy chair.

“I’m sorry,” she cried.

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  • She deserves the death penalty.

  • Indeed one would think those going through the laborious task of adopting would be committed to extra care and love.

    Unfortunately that is not always the case and it isn’t extremely rare either.

    On poundpuplegacy.org I maintain an archive of abuse in child placement cases (see: http://poundpuplegacy.org/abuse_cases).

    This archive contains both abuse cases in foster care and in adoptive families. Of course the archive is far from complete, but nevertheless contains nearly 600 cases of child abuse in foster care and in adoptive families, with more than 200 cases being lethal.

  • Angel

    That bitch does not feel sorry for the kid she tortured. She feels sorry for her disgusting self!

  • that poor poor baby he probably finally got a home and for what to be tortured people like that disgust me that makes me want to choke slam her and then why shes on the ground stomp her face into the concrete and then spit on her she deserves to die for what she did to that poor orphan!

  • hydia

    wow how could u be so heart less to do some bulls*** likk that i could never even spank a kid let alone beat them.

  • u mean bitch of a woman