He heard a splash

Charles Edward Tyson, 20, and the child's 17-year-old mother, Shameka Mosley went for a drive with their baby Thurs. Seems sweet doesn't it? Except that Tyson and Mosley weren't supposed to be together.

In Dec. Mosley had applied for and received a restraining order against Tyson, due to domestic violence.

Allegedly, during the drive Tyson began to accuse Mosley of cheating on him. At some point Mosely, who was driving, stopped the car. Tyson threw the 9 month old baby out of the window. The baby allegedly "landed face down in the dirt".

Allegedly Tyson then jumped out of the car, and grabbed the baby. He proceeded to slam the baby in a swinging motion on the hood of the vehicle, and got into the drivers seat and started to speed away.

Allegedly, he then stopped the vehicle and threw the baby into a nearby canal. Reportedly "Tyson stated he was aware the infant landed in the canal because he heard a splash,"

Authorities found the baby and attempted to revive him, but he died a short time later at the hospital.

The baby was named for his father Charles Edward Tyson Jr.

Charles E. Tyson SR. has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his 9 month old son. He also has charges of aggravated child abuse, child endangerment and violating a restraining order.

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060427/BREAKINGNEWS/60427018/1086/rss07

Many people are not aware of the correlation of domestic violence and child abuse. Domestic violence is usually thought of as a "problem" between a "couple". However, domestic violence is much more than that. It is about a desire for control, a desire to have their own way, and an inability to control their anger. There have been studies done that show an increased incidence of child abuse in relationships where there is domestic violence. A study I posted in an earlier post, showed something like 50 % of domestic violence relationships had problems with child abuse also.

This girl was very young. Likely she wasn't aware of the fact that the abuse that she received, could be aimed at her son. Very possibly she wouldn't have believed it if she had been told. Tragically it was aimed at her son.

It is too late to save the baby. But I hope that in the near future that the Mother will enter some type of counseling, not only to help her with her grief, but also to learn ways to prevent entering another abusive relationship.

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 The mother explains: They had taken "CJ" to the hospital for diarrhea. On the return home, Tyson began arguing with Mosely accusing her of being unfaithful. Tyson threatened to kill the baby, and held him out the window. Mosely came to a stop, and Tyson threw the baby. Mosely got out and ran to the baby, and she and Tyson struggled. Tyson then picked the baby up and slammed him on the hood of the car face first, leaving a dent. Mosely says the baby was alive and crying then. Tyson then jumped in the car, leaving Mosely beside the road. After throwing CJ in the canal, Tyson drove back to where Mosely was and told her "You better go get your baby before the alligators get him.'' He then drove Mosely to the canal, and her screams woke a person who lived nearby- they called 911. They report hearing Mosely scream "You killed my baby.''

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/14446555.htm

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3 Comments

  1. dana said,

    March 17, 2007 at 6:00 am

    This is incredible that something this tragic was allowed yo happen. I think both parents were responsible because she also violated that order.

  2. March 17, 2007 at 6:18 am

    True Dana. Both of them did violate the order. DV is a complicated problem and making arrangements for children can be complicated. And she is not the only one who has ever violated a protection order. But she didn’t harm the baby, she didn’t try to hide the harm done to the baby. And according to reports, she did try to stop him.
    She just wanted to take her baby to the hospital. I wonder if possibly she didn’t have other transportation- or if she maybe felt obligated to tell the father of the baby that the child was ill and she was going to take him.

  3. joanne mosley said,

    August 28, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I AM THE MOTHER OF THE GRIL YOU ALL ARE TAKEING ABOUT. YOU KNOW WHAT IS A HURTFUL THING WHEN PEOPLE THAT DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE SITUTION ABOUT THING THAT THEY TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU WAS NOT THERE THEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE TRUE. IF MORE PEOPLE ASK THE PERSON THEM SELF ABOUT THE SITUTION THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO RESPOND. SO UNTIL YOU KNOW THE TRUETH DON’T GUESS ON IT. IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY DON’T SAY NOTHING AT ALL. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUETH YOU COULD CALL ME AND I WILL BE GLADE TO TELL YOU THE TRUE STORIES. THANK YOU DANAFOR THE TIME TO HAVE A COMMENT. AND I WILL ALSO TELL YOU HOW MY FAMILY HAD THE HEART TO FORGIVE. GOD SAID ALL OF US WILL COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF HIS KINGDOM. THE SECOND COMMENT WAS VERY CONSITTERING AND YOU COULD TELL SHE UNDERSTAND WHEN PEOPLE LOVE AND DON’T KNOW WHEN TO LET GO.


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