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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A heartbreaking story

I'm sure some of you have already seen this video but I saw this video just now. And it made me cry. It is such a heartbreaking story.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kelsey Briggs who was born in Oklahoma on December 28, 2002 and passed away on October 11, 2005 at the age of 2. We will remember her forever.

After nine months of documented abuse and two court hearings a Judge sent Kelsey back home to an abusive home. She remained in state custody and was to be supervised by state agencies. Her father was in Iraq fighting for our country while Kelsey was here fighting for her life.

On October 11, 2005 she was murdered. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Two weeks later her stepfather was arrested on first degee murder. Her mother was later charged with two felonies of Child Abuse and Enabling Child Abuse. In April 2006 Kelsey's body was exhumed for a second autopsy where sexual abuse was documented. The stepfather's charges were amended to add the sexual abuse.

On February 2, 2007 a plea negotiation was entered and approved by the paternal family. The stepfather plead guilty to a reduced charge of Enabling Child Abuse and received 30 years in prison. He has no possibility of parole for 25.5 years.

The mother was found guilty of Enabling Child Abuse and sentenced to 27 years in prison. She is asking for a new trial. Trial notes for Raye Dawn's trial are available on

A new law has been named for Kelsey in Oklahoma to prevent this type of failure in our state system.

For more on Kelsey's story go to

Story taken from

It broke my heart as I was a daddy's girl and I have lotsa pictures of me as a little girl and my dad. I am so mad at the mom and the stepdad and sooo mad at the judge who sent her back home to her death. :(


  1. Oh my God sis, I was crying while watching the vid... Only evil people can hurt an angel like her..

    Asa mom, it is so painful watching and reading things like this..

    Can I post the vid to my blog?

  2. Sis, you can definitely embed the video on your blog. :)

  3. grabe, naiyak nman aq d2..
    another innocent life gone to waste..
    bkit kea my mga tao na kaya gawin to...

  4. They are simply not human. That's all I can think about people who harms innocent children. :(

  5. OMG. Di ko mapigilan umiyak. Kelsey is such a beautiful child. Di ko maisip kung bakit may mga taong kayang manakit and worst, pumatay ng mga bata. Bakit kailangang mangyari muna kay Kelsey yun bago nila magawa yung law which will protect children. Isang tanga si Judge Key. Kelsey's mom and stepfather should rot in hell!

    This made me remember baby Brianna Lopez. It's also a very heartbreaking story. Sana wala ng batang masaktan pa.

  6. There is a website naman that shows how bad the Briggs are and that the mom is just a victim. Ang gulo. Pero whoever is at fault, it still doesn't change the fact that that child didn't have to die that way.

  7. how can you hurt an innocent child? i can't imagine that, unless you're the devil himself..dibaaa?? grabe!!

  8. ^

    Sooo true!

    Unfortunately, there's a lot of cases na ganto. So sad. :(


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