What have you done the last 8 years?

Lawrence Miller served 8 out of the last 9 years in prison. He was sentenced to prison for felony child endangerment, for shaking his son. He is due to get out sometime next year.

In the 8 years that Miller has spent in prison, his son spent in bed. He suffered from shaken baby syndrome. And he died over the weekend.

Since Miller pled guilty to felony child endangering 8 years ago, he has never been charged with attempted murder or anything to do with the death of the child. Therefore there is a possibility of murder charges being filed against Miller, if it is found that the injury 8 years before was the cause of his death. A determination will be made about filing further charges, once an autopsy is completed.  

In 8 years, this child missed his first day at school, 8 years worth of recess, learning to ride a bike, finding a best friend, having playground disagreements and oh, so many other things. 8 years spent in bed. Dead at age 8. It is just not right.




  1. elitist said,

    March 8, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    I love this blog–it’s fascinating–and yet it’s so terribly depressing.

  2. Harding said,

    March 8, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    This may be the saddest one yet, and we read/write a lot of sad things. To be born, essentially, to a life that forces you to be completely idle for eight years, and then to die…

    I really hope this child has gone to somewhere very special… whatever or wherever it may be.


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