Tuesday, March 03, 2009


From Sky News: A man has been found guilty of negligent homicide with regard to the death of a 23-month-old toddler, Brandon Muir, in March last year, in Dundee.

The child was left in the care of this man, this Robert Cunningham, while his mother went to the shops. When she returned the child was feeling unwell and it later emerged that he had received a punch to the stomach so severe that his intestine had been ruptured.

What did they do, these heroin-addled pieces of sub-human scum while the child vomited in the corner? They did nothing. They just got on with their stash while the child petered out.

That night they took the toddler to a party. To a fucking party. While they fixed their addictions the child's plight went unnoticed, and it wasn't until the next day that they finally sought medical attention but it was too late to save him.

It later emerged that he had injuries accrued over three weeks - the length of time his whore of a mother had been living with Cunningham - and the autopsy revealed 'cuts and bruises on his head, shoulder blades, abdomen, back, hands and abrasions on the inside of his eye.'

There really is no punishment suitable for these people, for this man who saw a young life to its death after only 23 months. I don't have imagination enough.

Of course, Cunningham wasn't convicted of murder. Instead it was the lesser charge, the aforementioned negligent homicide. He'll be sentenced later but expect it to be no more than five years before he's walking around the streets of Scotland again, looking for drug money and children to torture.

So inevitable, so very, very sad.


Maxi Cane said...

I feel sick.

Radge said...

Maxi Cane - My reaction too.

Red Leeroy said...

christ, the anger rises. You wonder if sometimes we couldn't just go back to good old mob mentality, sting those filthy fucks up and see how they feel after 100 punches to the stomach.

Conan Drumm said...


No pity here for childkillers. Tie them to a wall, put them through cold turkey, and when they're in the middle of the cold turkey torture them. See how they like it.

hope said...

I still think the criminal should be punished using his/her own crime.

So find someone four times this guy's size and beat on him. In fact, find someone four times his size and put that person on PCP so he's so enraged he can't be stopped until the drug is out of his system.

I have no sympathy for anyone who preys on children. Neither do most inmates...who dole out their own special form of punishment to these kinds of criminals.

Killer said...

I hope the bastard goes to hell!!!

Susan said...

Horrible that anyone could punch a baby; unimaginable that his own mother wouldn't worry herself sick and take him to the hospital; but in a whole crowd of people at a party, everyone was too wasted, stupid and/or uncaring to step in for him?

If I ruled the world, courtrooms would have a trapdoor for child abusers. When the verdict comes, the judge pulls the handle and goodbye.

Radge, are you feeling better at least? How are the various infections faring now?

Radge said...

Thanks for all the comments folks.

And Susan, I'm a lot better thanks. Tired but nearly back to my best.

BananaBoots said...

That fucker deserves no less that a bakers dozen from a big pair of hobnail boots.
Violence towards children has no place on this earth.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Deep fat fry the bastard.

Would anyone care?

Kath Lockett said...

These heart-rending cases not only make me sick but always make me wonder why we're not all subjected to a 'parent test' by the time puberty hits (although that's getting younger and younger). If you're a mental pgymy with an IQ and sense or morality lower than my daughter's shoe size then you should be neutered on the spot.

I often look at my child (when she's not aware of me doing so or she'd say 'Stop staring at me Mum') and am still dazzled at her beauty, spirit and trust, and think that every child should have a parent who thinks that way about them and be treated as such. It is only when I realise that this is not the case and that there are kids out there who are abused, neglected, live in fear and are tortured by arseholes many times larger than them that I sometimes rethink my opposition to capital punishment.

These two should be not only neutered but have it done so without aneasthetic and whilst languishing in the stocks, 15thC village style. Or am I being too kind?

Gypseysdog said...

But it is evitable.

There's a thing called parenting. Now, you might say I don't know much about that, but you're wrong, I do. Because my parents wouldn't have let that happen to me.

Look after the nippers for fucks sakes.

Radge said...

Xbox - People would rejoice.

Kath - Throw them in a hole and let them waste away.

5X - You called it.

Holemaster said...

Heroin is the devil

Terence McDanger said...

I thought I was angry after reading Baino's post but nope...this puts the tin hat on it.

The world's full of cunts.

NaRocRoc said...

Bastardingcunts. The pair of them.

I'm with XBox on the deepfrying suggestion. I can't think of anything more suitable for the fuckers.

hope said...

After I read your post today, I picked up our local paper and on the front page was "One year old found dead at home."

No explanation yet but the other two children, under age five, were removed from the home and placed in the care of Social Services.

What is wrong with people?

swiss said...

well just for the sake of discussion...

as these self same smackheads form a small but significant part of my work life, tho despite the thieving and the smacking up in the toilets, they're generally less in the way of mayhem than their alcoholic counterparts

but that aside, dundee being a bit of a black spot for heroin i wonder how much sympathy, if attention at all, had this young fellow managed to grow up. done the full ned, broke into your house, stole your stereo, gone to jail to work on his smack habit, one has to wonder how much sympathy there's be for his 'tragedy' then. precious little i'd think.

none of which justifies the death of this kid but the alternative? i've watched kids like this grow up and seen us wait until they're over sixteen so that we can get them away from social services and into jail. after that it's their business, everything in between is collateral damage.

the world is full of cunts? boo hoo. like we really give a shit.

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