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Couple Pleads No Contest In 31-Day Old Infant’s Death

Posted by Sandra On March - 4 - 2012

LONG BEACH – A Long Beach couple pleaded no contest Friday to charges of felony child abuse in the beating death of their 31-day-old baby. Melissa Swanson, 42, and Michael Cross, 34, each pleaded to a single count of felony child abuse causing death as well as an allegation that each personally used a weapon in the Aug. 11 slaying of their daughter, Michaela Cross. Deputy District Attorney Carol Rose included the personal use of a weapon allegation based on the Coroner’s ruling that the baby was slammed or swung into a hard object with such force it caused a massive and deadly skull fracture. READ MORE HERE

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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