Please pray for this family: baby starved to death


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postgazette.com/pg/06325/740117-100.stm

Erie couple charged with starving infant son

       Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Associated Press
ERIE, Pa. – A northwestern Pennsylvania couple allowed their 7-month-old son to starve despite receiving government assistance to help care for him and his twin brother, who was also malnourished but survived, authorities said.
Nathan Rosier Jr. died Oct. 13. Prosecutors filed involuntary manslaughter and other charges against his parents yesterday after investigators confirmed the boy died from forced starvation and not a digestive problem or other medical condition.
The county coroner ruled the boy’s death a homicide yesterday, saying he died of “severe nutritional wasting due to neglect.”
“The baby was not properly fed,” Erie County District Attorney Bradley Foulk told the Erie Times-News. "Nutritional wasting is when someone starves to death."
The baby weighed less than 6 pounds when he died. Police said they were called after paramedics discovered him in his crib with blood and bodily fluids around his mouth and nose.
The baby’s parents, Nathan Rosier Sr., 20, and Crystal Peace, 19, both of Waterford Township, were arrested yesterday and remained in the county jail today unable to post bond.
Peace’s father, Larry Peace, 56, was also in jail today, charged with two counts of child endangerment. He lived with the couple and the children.
“We are alleging he knew or should have known the children were in danger,” Mr. Foulk said.
It was not immediately clear if the three defendants had attorneys.
Nathan’s twin brother, Tyler, was also malnourished but survived, police said. He and an 18-month-old brother, Alex, were placed in foster care.
Police said records showed the boy’s mother had received federal assistance and $1,203 a month in supplemental Social Security for her twin sons in the months leading up to Nathan’s death.
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:gopray2:


#3

My son is seven months old. The thought of this brings tears to my eyes. God help them!


#4

Praying for them.


#5

Lord, hear the cries from your people!

Lord, have Mercy!


#6

For the baby that died…

Our Father in Heaven
Holy be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us
Do not bring us to the test
But deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you
Blessed are you among women
And Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end.
Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.
Amen.

May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.


#7

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.


#8

May this precious child rest in peace.


#9

Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen


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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


#11

Lord please grant this precious child eternal peace with You. Amen

Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen


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