A four month old baby was found dead by the highway after Mom's former lay evidently chucked him out the car window.
Arrest records show McTear has a lengthy criminal history that includes several battery and assault charges, including domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He is a fugitive on a 2008 felony battery charge in Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Department of Corrections Web site.
Did the mother know this and allow this man in her child's life? If so, she is guilty of reckless endangerment. Maybe we need to draft laws that hold parents responsible for when their friends/romantic attachments/lay of the week harms the child, if there's reason to believe that the parent knew the person had a history of violence.
Yes, if the man killed the baby, he is guilty, guilty, guilty and needs to fry. If he assaulted the baby's mother, he is guilty, guilty, guilty and needs to be locked up. But if she KNEW he was violent and allowed him in her child's life, she shouldn't be getting massive sympathy and a walk on this. The greatest danger to a child's life is Mom's latest "boyfriend". We need to stop treating women who expose their kids to dangerous people like they're helpless victims. They are choosing to have these people in their lives, and they need to be held accountable for the harm that they allow to happen to their children. It's no different from if the parent left the baby in a room with a dangerous animal, or let the child play unsupervised near a busy street, or let the child play in a swimming pool unsupervised. Deliberately allowing your child to be in a dangerous situation is child endangerment, whether the dangerous situation is somebody's pet cougar or the violent felon Mom has the hots for.