His name is Peter

This is is the epitome of happy children with smiles on faces. Poor little Peter never knew anything about that.
This is is the epitome of happy children with smiles on faces. Poor little Peter never knew anything about that.
Newborn Peter
Newborn Peter

A couple years ago, while I was working on my Criminal Justice degree what I saw and read about was horrific, I thought I saw it all as far as what a person can do to another human being. I read about serial killers and rapist and I read about the horrific crimes that will ultimately get you the death penalty, especially here in Texas. After I graduated I transitioned over to Human Services to become a CPS (child protective service) worker. Why? Because I felt a certain calling towards that field; it was like a magnet that kept pulling me towards it. So I made my decision because I am a tough cookie, I can handle it. But nothing tore at my heart more than the abuse that I have come across against children. I guess it is because adults may find themselves in situations where they may be innocent or they may be guilty, whichever the case, but at least they have some kind of fighting chance, no matter how small that maybe.

When you have a child that is helpless to the caregivers, then you have a totally different scenario altogether. Children do not have a choice of who their parents are and they do not have a choice of who cares for them as well. They are helpless to society and that is why society needs to do more to make sure that children like Peter Connolly have a safe haven wherever they are, and whomever they are with.

I don’t know if you know or ever heard of Peter Connolly, I didn’t know until a few months ago except that his mother, her two lovers, and a couple other people are in jail because of the horrific abuse upon this little boy in England. Apparently, many visits were made upon the home and there were many suspicious people that reported Peter’s mother for abuse, but somehow they always handed little Peter over to his mother


Child Protective Services have been scrutinized severely since this case and rightly so, maybe things will change in the UK as well as the U.S as far as taking care of our children, whatever their skin color maybe.

Baby Peter as he was known suffered much throughout his 17 months here on Earth. I read in one newspaper covering the story that the last day Peter was alive, he woke up crying because he was in pain and laying in his own feces. Peter’s mother’s boyfriend told her that he would take care of Peter himself and the last thing his mother heard throughout the house was the sound of a large crack and a scream that would raise the hair on the back of your neck, it was the sound of Peter’s spine breaking. He died at the hospital later that morning.

I dedicate this hub to all those little angels that are taken before their time in such horrible ways, ways that they do not deserve. Please think about those little ones throughout your day and be mindful of children around you that may be being abused. And finally, say a prayer for me that I can be of some use to this field that I have chosen, or that has chosen me.

Right before Peter's death
Right before Peter's death

Please watch til the end,very powerful

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Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Hi, yes I still think about it. And there were so many people involved that were totally incompetant it makes me sick to my stomach. The one thing that got me more than anything else was the fact that poor baby Peter was taken to hospital, and the Doctor, a woman did'nt even see the broken back or arms. What sort of Doctor was that? I hope the mother and all involved rot in hell. And well done for taking this very important job, on. thanks again Nell

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Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Hi, again. I just wanted to say that I have watched the video, and even though I have seen most of it before, I am sitting here so angry again that If the so called mother was stood in front of me, I think I would kill her. I think we should bring back the death penalty in this pathetic country, Even the prisons are not like the States, over here they are given their own room, some have TV's and computers for Christ sake! I think they should either have the death penalty, or be given back what they gave. I think i have got it under control again now. Sorry. nell

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for responding Nell beleive me I know what you mean. If I saw these people that did this to this little boy I would not think twice about killing them. The first time I saw this story it made me cry because it was such a needless torture that this little boy had to go through. I saw his little attempt of a smile in my dreams for days after this happened. At least now his pain is over and I hope those others that did this to him will rot in jail. Thanks again for your support.

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

The justice system makes a lot of mistakes. I know personally some of the failures. I have seen that story before. Monsters only kill children. Thank God that child is in a better place but why did he have to suffer to get there. I cry whenever I think about these things I am glad that you have chosen a field where you can make a difference. I will have you in my thoughts.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for your incouragement Tammy I appreciate it very much. You are right they were monsters who killed that baby, its unbeleivable that the mother had no maturnal feeling to protect her child. Thanks for stopping by, you are always so encouraging.

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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

I missed this on the news, It is a tragedy that there is nothing on earth that will make it better, there is however an eternal justice system. I salute you for your choice of career and I see it as something that I don't think I could do. It would be a case like this that would push me to a deed done in darkness against the offenders and I would end up in jail or on death row. I know these people will pay in full for their deed but some how the human side of me finds it not good enough, but I'll have to accept that it is.

I have read two back to back hubs in my mail balancing on this subject. The other was http://hubpages.com/politics/drugtestsforwelfare it dealt with druggies riding for free and ultimately removing the children from homes that are drug dens. I cannot help but think anything as gruesome as this was done by anyone not abusing drugs with diminished capacity for sane thoughts. It serves as a prime example of why I choose to live under a rock in a desolate place. It also makes me question "do I really want to know what I learn on the internet" for over a decade I lived with no source but a television antenna and 6 channels and elected to watch local news only. I am hedging on shutting this computer down and go back to playing outside with my dogs and driving my old jeep to the beautiful desert locations of Arizona via the back roads. I wish you well on your journey and hope you find satisfaction in doing good deeds for those too young to help themselves and communicate their mistreatment. May God Bless you.

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SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

I was unable to watch the video since I am at work now and those sites are blocked from access at my school's computers. However, I did read your heart-breaking hub. I have heard of several similar cases here in WV. Most recently, there was a 2 year old boy whose arms, legs, and mouth were duct taped, and the PARENTS TOOK PICTURES!!! Of course, they swore it was just a joke and the kid didn't mind. That was in addition to the trash and animal feces found throughout the home. Hopefully, THAT child won't be sent back to his abusive home!!

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy

This is one of the cases where all people involved (parents, judges, doctors, social workers and everyone who knew but did nothing)) should be sentenced to prison for life, all together in a five by five meter room. Or better outside with a fence so people can pass by and throw rocks at them, small rocks so they don't get killed. Sorry, I can't stand this kind of things.

But I'm even more angry that beings like those always find someone to defend them or finding excuses for these behaviors. And in fact the world is full of abuses like this. Sorry for the rant.

Great hub ladyjane, people needs to know these things happen. But I'd like also to know how many of them went really to prison.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Calibor you know it is something that I didn't think that I could do either and we will see if I will be able to get through it but I feel that these cases are trainwrecks that you don't want to look but you have to because there may be someone that needs your help. Thanks for taking the time to read as always.

@Sherisapp thanks for commenting I know there are several situations that we hear everyday and we wonder why they happen. I think that what definitely is contributing to this is young girls who are having babies and not knowing how to deal with a baby. And also we definitely need a better CPS. THanks for commenting. I appreciate it.

@Hypnodude thanks as always for commenting, I think pretty much all of them got life sentences. Too bad they were not from texas because they would have certainly gotten the death penalty. I do not know how anyone could hurt an innocent child like this, it amazes me but there is so much evil in this world and they are the easiest prey. Thanks again.

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I knew I shouldn't have read this, my heart breaks when I hear things like this. Thanks for making us aware of stories like these, so that maybe we can make a difference if we are at anytime suspicious of a situation like this.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you fastfreta I feel the same way you do. Thanks for your comments appreciate it. If we don't look out for them no one else will.

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tipperary 7 years ago

Yes, we should all be aware of this, though at times its hard to face what terrible things are happening to children. God bless everyone who tries to make the world a better place for them.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

I agree with you tipperary and thank you for stopping by.

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tim-tim 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

Glad that you found your calling!We need more of you in this world! It is so sad that when you hear stories like this. Keep up your good work:)

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you tim-tim I appreciate your encouragement and that you took the time to read my hub. I appreciate you very much. Blessings.

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Sa Toya 7 years ago from England

Having studied law, I'l admit many mistakes are made...so many loopholes. Keep on keeping on Ladyjane, there is much evil in the world but people like you help balance it out and OUTNUMBER their vileness.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks again Sa Toya for your encouragement. Many blessings.

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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Automatic Hysterectomy for any mother who abuses a child or has a lover or partner that abuses and kills a child. The abuser who kills the child should be executed immediately after DNA proof is gathered, and the mother who allowed it to go on should be ordered to have an immediate hysterectomy to prevent her from ever harming her babies again. Sad,sad Hub~~~MFB III

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello MFB I guess it is one of those nights that my insomnia is kicking in again and so I decided to check in on hubpages and maybe start another hub. Thanks for reading this hub, it is a very sad hub I cried for little Peter and cannot imagine that anyone would want to hurt that little face. I know the first thing that comes to people's mind is anger and they just want to kill these people. I don't know what is to become of them but if they don't get their punishment on Earth they will certainly get it someday, somewhere. Cheers my friend.

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