Augusta girl, 4, dies days after beating by her father, Richmond County Sheriff's Office says

Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:46 PM
Last updated Friday, March 30, 2012 5:45 PM
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Editor's note: Because of incorrect information given to The Augusta Chronicle, the age of Tyasia Phillips was incorrect in this story. In court March 30, her father said she was 4. This story has been changed to reflect this.

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Willie Clifford Jones


A 4-year-old girl has died after being abused by her father last week, police said.

Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said the child was taken off life support Saturday. Her father, Willie Clifford Jones, 22, was jailed March 11 on a charge of first-degree cruelty to children. Dresser said a murder charge will be added Monday.

Investigators were called to Doctors Hospital, where the girl had been brought around 9 p.m. March 11 after she became unresponsive in her father’s home in the 2900 block of Gordon Highway. The child was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with bleeding in the brain.

Police said Jones had been caring for the child during the past month while her grandmother, with whom the girl lived, was having surgery.

Details have not been released on the object used to beat the child.

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according2me
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according2me 03/18/12 - 07:16 pm
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This makes me so sick. I'm
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This makes me so sick. I'm sorry to say, but they need to beat the father like he beat that poor little girl......

GaStang22
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GaStang22 03/18/12 - 07:39 pm
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Perfect candidate for the
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Perfect candidate for the death penalty and swiftly! I so wish his first victim would have put the bullet through his head not his leg and this little angel would still be alive!

GaStang22
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GaStang22 03/18/12 - 07:33 pm
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I still don't understand how
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I still don't understand how and why he was left in care of this child.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 03/18/12 - 07:51 pm
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So sad! May this man find the

So sad! May this man find the same pain he evoked on this precious little girl!

raul
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raul 03/18/12 - 08:34 pm
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This is sad beyond words.

This is sad beyond words.

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Willow Bailey 03/18/12 - 09:00 pm
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Raul, you are right. What

Raul, you are right. What could be more sad than dying at the intentional hand of one's own father? May this baby rest in peace. She is now with her God, her heavenly Father who loves and cherishes her.

faithson
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faithson 03/18/12 - 09:34 pm
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Doesn't this beg the question

Doesn't this beg the question of children being brought into this world by responsible PARENTS. 22 year old dad, no mother mentioned, grandma raising the child. Just who was looking out for this child ? If ever there was an argument for contraception, this man, 17 when he fathered this child is a case in point.

dougbme
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dougbme 03/19/12 - 12:46 am
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Given the present lack of

Given the present lack of justice in the so-called legal system, I guess this means Willie gets perhaps a month without TV !

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/19/12 - 03:41 am
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Wow, this is awful! Wonder

Wow, this is awful! Wonder where the mother was? Article just says the little girl lived with the grandmother...paternal or maternal grandmother? Doesn't matter, I guess, at this point.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/19/12 - 03:53 am
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Public hanging would work in

Public hanging would work in this case!

CABoatright
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CABoatright 03/19/12 - 06:13 am
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Shoot him immediately, save
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Shoot him immediately, save the time & money. I'm just sorry we must waste a perfectly good bullet on him...

nanowerx
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nanowerx 03/19/12 - 06:24 am
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Anytime I start to change my

Anytime I start to change my opinion of being pro-death penalty, somebody like this comes along and stops me. Reminds me that some monsters don't deserve to live or have the opportunity to get out, they need to be removed from society completely.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/19/12 - 07:09 am
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Apparently no mother in the

Apparently no mother in the picture if the child was living with the grandmother. One more example of why kids don't need to have kids, yet it continues, and the government keeps rewarding them for doing it......lay down, have babies and get a check and food stamps and cheap or free housing the rest of your life......I pray for this poor child, this is so very sad.

allhans
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allhans 03/19/12 - 08:21 am
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Free birth control is and has

Free birth control is and has been available for years. This has been rehashed to death. How about changing the debate to abstinence? Do these folks have no control at all. I thought women wanted control over their own bodies, yet here they go loosey-goosey....Free to all just like birth control.

Poor child, she died without knowing why...

cytoranger
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cytoranger 03/19/12 - 07:49 am
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After losing a grandson due

After losing a grandson due to an undiagnosed illness and watching the pain and anguish our family has gone through I will NEVER understand to desire of some to beat abuse and kill their babies on purpose. There OS a special hell for men and women like this and I feel he can't get there fast enough. Where is society headed when this s?)(6t is I the news every single day.

fiveobike1
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fiveobike1 03/19/12 - 07:52 am
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Ive said it before and i will

Ive said it before and i will say it again, it's a shame that in this country you must have a license to drive, a license to sell items, heck you have to have a license to fish, but anyone can be a parent.....

LLArms
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LLArms 03/19/12 - 08:50 am
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Another child lost because

Another child lost because children are having children. These types of people need to be put down. If they can kill a small child then there is no disputing their capacity to kill any other living being. He serves no use to our society other than probably being a recipient of our governments "help".

The USA's population is booming at an alarming rate because we got so soft in dealing with these people. I have no doubt the country's population was kept partly in check because we had no problem removing the monsters in it. Thats a whole nother' subject though.

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JAMIEB 03/19/12 - 09:25 am
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Being a father of 3 this

Being a father of 3 this really hurts,i am a veteran and have taken life before, and the idea of taking the life of a small child is just sickening , i wish he could feel the pain on this unknown object beating him until he was unresponsive. too bad for this baby i hope she didnt suffer.

ripjones256
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ripjones256 03/19/12 - 09:26 am
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Kill him. Quickly. He will
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Kill him. Quickly. He will not be able to father another child he can beat to death. @SeenitB4 -- may he get beat, before he gets hung. What a little man - beat your daughter to death. There is a special reserved place in Hell for Willie -remember "Ghost" ??

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