(For a more complete story please go here: http://www.lewiscountysirens.com/?p=12545 but please be aware that it is graphic.)
When my oldest children were young, we had the usual “fear” periods.
Afraid of being alone.
Afraid of bugs.
Afraid of the Tooth Fairy.
We dealt with each fear as best we could in normal parent fashion.
And of course, the fear of monsters.
THAT was the easiest one to deal with…..beacuse monsters are not real.
Easy fear to put to rest.
Monsters do not exist.
That is what I told my children.
But I lied.
Monsters do exist, and they walk amongst us.
Looking ever so much like people. Like a niece’s boyfriend even.
Monsters are real.
On May 24th, 2012 my sisters two year old grandbaby was killed by her mom’s boyfriend.
(Legally I must add in the word allegedly.)
(So imagine the above statement with the word allegedly.)
(Because I’m not adding it.)
The wounds on her body dated from back several weeks to the ones that happened when she was killed.
My sisters visual access to her grandbaby had been limited over the last two months. She now knows why.
Koralynn Fister was only two years old.
She was my sisters grandbaby.
She was killed by a monster.
Could you please send a healing thought or prayer to my sister and her family. This tragedy….this horror….will take much to come to terms with.
If you have any concerns about a child’s safety, please…please….please contact someone who can help.
And hug your babies extra close tonight.
I don’t even know what else to say.
I have no words either. I just don’t understand how someone could do that to a child. I lack the understanding. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, your sister and her family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry.
I’m so sorry. I can’t even fathom how anyone could do something like that to anyone, let alone an innocent baby. You and your family are in my thoughts…
How in the world was this possible? What is being done? Where did this happen? This is what the child porn industry is encouraging. We must find a voice for poor children treated as she was…This is extrememly sickening. This was your niece?
April, here is a link: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Coroner-Centralia-toddler-died-from-head-trauma-drowning-154196635.html#idc-cover
This is eerily similar to this caseL http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10036588/
We as a nation need to take a stand against these atrocities. I can barely breathe with guilt. There has to be some way to stop monsters like this and the women that are somehow able to “trust” them with their babies. Again, I sincerely feel like this must go back to the child porn industry…Sickening.
I couldn’t even sleep last night…I had read a comment from a neighbor saying that she heard the baby crying “almost screaming” continually …My heart is broken for this sweet baby girl that I didn’t even know..My love and prayers to her family..I won’t go into what I think should happen to the monster that did this, I will only say that I truly believe that there is absolutely no value to his life and I think that the very next breath that he takes is one too many..Rest in Peace sweet Koralynn. <3
I am so very sorry for your sister, you and Koralynn. I have cried after reading what happened to her. Please tell your sister many people are thinking of you all and would give you a big hug if we could. So here is a virtual hug and my prayers are with you. Please get a photo of Koralynn to the media so we can see her and not that digusting monster.
I have added a picture of Kora – with her dads permission – to the above post.
I am so sorry for your loss. This is not acceptable! I can’t even go about my day knowing this happens & is continueing to happen. I want to start a movement letting moms know about the danger of leaving their children with boyfriends, this is happening to much!! How is it that we can work at saving trees & recycling but child abuse continues? I know that Jesus is in heaven holding this sweet baby in his arms. My heart is broken. How can I help? What can I do?
I do not fault her mother for not knowing, so I hope that the above statement about boyfriends does not get taken that way. If you need anything please let us know.
What a doll baby….I am so truly sorry..and I didn’t even think about her daddy…I know he must be devastated..I hope he can someday find peace….in the mean time..I know how he must feel, just remember and know…. justice will be served one way or another…I agree with the post from Faith..we need to educate the young women who trust these monsters…in no way are we blaming her..I was a single mom and I know the struggles that they go thru…thankfully, most people are good..I wish it didn’t take a horrible act such as this to remind us to always be mindful of the people we let into our children lives…I need to find peace myself….I cannot forget the comment about the continuous crying…I want to turn back time and have someone respond before it’s too late..If you think something is wrong…call someone..if you are forever known as the nosy neighbor so be it…I ‘d rather be wrong than where we are this day.
I am so heartbroken for you and your family. As I live a couple houses down from your sister and niece. This has scared my children and put fear in our hearts. God bless baby koralynn and her sister who I am sure is so distraught. I am praying for your family and hope that that “man” be punished for the awful things he has done.
How did your sister not know this was happening to her baby? Apparently the torture took place over a period of weeks. In all that time she didn’t change a diaper? Give her a bath? See the missing patches of skin? Unless something comes out to justify her turning a blind eye (what that could be, I have absolutely no idea), the mother of this poor baby needs to be prosecuted along with the boyfriend she let into her home and allowed to “allegedly” do these things.
Hi Amber, I just want to clarify that this is my sisters grand baby. My sister did not live in the same home as Kora. And while she did have frequent visual contact with both the mother and the children in the past, as I stated above, she has not physically seen Kora in a few weeks.
I completely agree with Amber and after thinking over this situation, as the poor child’s mother, I believe I would want to be punished for all I had allowed if I had any decency left in me. Yes, how can a mother not notice these things? You check your child every day by just getting them dressed and bathing them! It makes me sick to think – and she has an older child too? I am glad that she is no longer with her mother…And something else is bothering me – what do you want to bet this sum bag will try to plead some sort of insanity like every other criminal caught in the act these days? It’s SO wrong!
how can you people say such hateful things about a hurting mother? ! obviously she allowed herself to believe the lies he told. sure it sounds suspicious and hindsight is 20/20 so we all want to believe we would have seen it coming for our own kids; but the sad truth is that this mother has to live without her precious child for the rest of her life. she has enough regrets right now and I’m sure she blames herself. how about we forgive the mother for her minor failure of trusting a sociopath, and remember, this guy is the villain here. but right now, my heart is not filled with hate, it is full of grief for the family. my heart is full of love for Kora. and my heart is full of thanks to God for rescuing this baby girl like no human was able to. I believe that baby girl is with Creator, memory cleansed, full of joy, waiting to be reunited with her mother someday. and with my heart full, I have no room for hate. not even for this animal that did these things. only sadness and love for your family.
I have thought very seriously about the “sam” post , but after weeks and weeks of hearing the agony this child suffered at the hands of this heathen scum and the numerous injuries and wounds on her little body, I can’t help but feel her mother was either completely out of commission (sick, on drugs, I don’t know) or did not care what was happening to her baby. He pulled out some of Koralynn’s nails for Heaven’s sake!!! How do you not notice that? It leaves me so sick, sad and depressed that anyone could let this happen to a helpless child – let alone DO it! I have a renewed resolve to help any child that I can. My heart aches for Koralynn every day after learning of her tragic death. It is haunting, and monsters like the one who did this should face the steepest penalty available to deter anyone else who thinks this is behavior is an option.