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Koralynn

Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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Sadly, this happened in the town I just moved from :( that poor, poor baby (just barely younger than my middle daughter!) And her poor family! I hope justice is served!

A two-year-old girl who was found drowned in a bathtub was systematically tortured prior to her death, a court has heard. Investigators believe Koralynn Fister was raped and suffered from prolonged abuse at the hands of her mother's boyfriend. Details of the alleged abuse were revealed as James M. Reeder appeared in court accused of her death from drowning and blunt head trauma.


Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said the injuries suffered by the toddler were the worst he had ever come across in his legal career. 'I won't go into graphic detail, but suffice it to say that in my entire legal career, this is the worst case of child abuse and neglect I have seen,' Mr Meyer

According to court documents filed in Centralia, Washington, Reeder repeatedly raped the child and hurt her so badly that patches of skin were missing from her body. Detectives said Reeder asked the girl's mother for permission to babysit her every day.


Reeder called 911 at approximately on Thursday afternoon to report that the child was not breathing. Medics arrived to find him performing CPR on the girl, who was unconscious. He told police he had been giving the girl a bath when he left the room to grab a towel. When he returned to the bathroom, he said the girl was underwater, facedown and unconscious. The girl was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy revealed both new and old injuries.

'There are injuries that are recent injuries and injuries that have healed, and those always lead us to believe that there's a long-term problem that's been occurring,' said Centralia Police Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald. Reeder was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and booked into Lewis County Jail.

Boyfriend's care: Detectives said Reed asked the girl's mother for permission to babysit the girl every day but in the process, repeatedly raped and abused her

Cries of pain: Neighbors said they had often heard the girl crying loudly at disturbing levels inside the home, pictured, and now regret beyond measure having not called police

Neighbors said they had often heard the girl crying loudly at disturbing levels. 'I was tempted, so tempted to call the sheriff's office and tell them about it because it was awful,' said neighbor Ella Morgan.

'I'm so sorry I didn't call somebody. A kid don't cry all the time, and this kid cried all the time. I mean, [she] cried into a big scream.' Child Protective Services said it has no record of previous dealings with the girl's family. A 4-year-old girl also lives at the home, but she was not present at the time of the incident. She has been placed in protective custody. Police believe the attacks began after April as the victim had been medically examined by authorities and there were no signs of abuse.
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psych_mom
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Um, why isn't the mom being charged as well? If she had injuries the mom had to see them so she let this continue and turned a blind eye.

3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 1:30 AM
I don't know for sure, but from what I hear, the man cut off all contact between her and the baby. :(


Quoting psych_mom:

Um, why isn't the mom being charged as well? If she had injuries the mom had to see them so she let this continue and turned a blind eye.

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VintageWife
by Tiffany on Jun. 1, 2012 at 1:39 AM

I think I'm going to vomit. My own daughter turns 2 in a month and I can't imagine anything like that. Wish I hadn't read that. I'd rather look at the zombie pics again :"(

HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 1:51 AM

 that is horrible :(

psych_mom
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Again, she should have called the police since it was her boyfriend and not the child's father. He had not rights to her. This poor baby, being made to suffer and no one caring enough to help her.

Quoting 3cutiebugs:

I don't know for sure, but from what I hear, the man cut off all contact between her and the baby. :(


Quoting psych_mom:

Um, why isn't the mom being charged as well? If she had injuries the mom had to see them so she let this continue and turned a blind eye.


3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM
I agree, it is so horrible :( even the neighbors didn't call the police. So so sad :(

Quoting psych_mom:

Again, she should have called the police since it was her boyfriend and not the child's father. He had not rights to her. This poor baby, being made to suffer and no one caring enough to help her.


Quoting 3cutiebugs:

I don't know for sure, but from what I hear, the man cut off all contact between her and the baby. :(





Quoting psych_mom:

Um, why isn't the mom being charged as well? If she had injuries the mom had to see them so she let this continue and turned a blind eye.


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3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 2:04 AM
I'm sorry :( I feel the same way about it.. it makes me sick to think about. I refused to read the story until today.Unfortunatly it's all over around here, since I still live in the county. I felt I should post it, though, as a reminder to always be aware and if a child sounds like he or she is in distress, don't hesitate to call the police!

Quoting VintageWife:

I think I'm going to vomit. My own daughter turns 2 in a month and I can't imagine anything like that. Wish I hadn't read that. I'd rather look at the zombie pics again :"(

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SassyWildflower
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM

:( so so sad

telecomgirl
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM

This entire story is so, so horrible. I had to turn off the tv when the news started talking about it.

I didn't realize it happened in Centralia though. Geez :\

Mommyof2114
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Omg that is sick! I couldn't even read the whole thing. My dd is two and I can't even image or ever understand why people hurt kids.
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