Augusta man arrested after infant son shaken

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 11:03 AM
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An Augusta man was arrested Monday after deputies said he violently shook his 3-month-old son.

Corduray Keith Scott, 22, of 1814 Fayetteville Drive, is charged with first-degree cruelty to children, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles.

An ambulance brought the baby to University Hospital Monday after she found it trembling and “appearing to have a seizure,” according to the warrant application for Mr. Scott’s arrest.

Lt. Peebles said the child is on life support, but is not expected to survive. It suffered from nine broken ribs and two detached retinas, he said.

“All of it’s indicative of shaken baby (syndrome),” Lt. Peebles said.

During an interview, the suspect said he was supervising the baby when he became aggravated because the child would not stop crying, the warrant application said.

He said he held the child to his chest in what “appeared to be a bear hug” and began squeezing the child while jumping up and down for between two and three minutes. Mr. Scott said afterward, the child stopped crying and began to quietly moan, the warrant application said. He then put the child into a stand alone swing and left him there until he was found by his mother about an hour later.

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scoobynews
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scoobynews 01/19/10 - 12:07 pm
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OMG! What on Earth is wrong

OMG! What on Earth is wrong with people today? A child is a CHILD. They cry and if you don't like crying then don't have them. They depend on adults to take care of them. I pray that this child will be ok and recover. This man should be locked up and never have contact with this child again.

jbomb
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jbomb 01/19/10 - 12:20 pm
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My hear goes out to this

My hear goes out to this little boy I hope he can recover and live a productive life.I don't however like the way the chonicle said "It suffered from nine broken ribs like he was a dog or something.That IT is a human being and we should respect that!Get well little guy!!

ladygrad
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ladygrad 01/19/10 - 12:21 pm
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AC staff, a person is not an

AC staff, a person is not an it. The article states "3 year-old son". Please say he or him. Not It. Please lord let this child be ok. Some young people do not realize their strenght against a defenseless child. The father will forever have this in his heart and may spend time in jail. Young fathers take notice, your children are a part of you. You harm or kill your child, you harm or kill a part of you.

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puddeecat 01/19/10 - 12:26 pm
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Babies having babies....

Babies having babies....

jgoodman1103
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jgoodman1103 01/19/10 - 12:31 pm
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I regret ever even reading

I regret ever even reading about this piece of human garbage. I also agree with the "he" comments. This is a little boy we are talking about. Furthermore, what about that cruelty to children charge? If these kind of injuries were sustained by a grown man or woman, this would be ATTEMPTED MURDER! Please consider this.

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jwdmom 01/19/10 - 12:31 pm
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This is terrible!! I cant

This is terrible!! I cant imagine a totally defenseless three year old being hurt like this. I makes me FRUIOUS that people know the difference between right and wrong and STILL ACT INNAPROPRIATELY??!!! I mean how hard is it to pick up a three year old and get on one knee and hug the child? It is SO easy to love a child and care for a child. I cannot for one second imagine getting so aggravated at my son that I would hurt him at all. And as devilish as he may be sometimes, he might get his feelings hurt a little by hearing the word NO but that is really all it takes. The best way to get a child to do what you want is communicating in a loving, respectful and confident manner. As a father of two young boys (6 and 2) I can only hope that they turn into productive loving men who will NEVER treat anyone like this and will be able to control their frustration in an appropriate, healthy way!!! The mother and father really need parenting classes to make sure they understand the long term effects parenting can have on a child and even bigger OUR WORLD WILL BE RUN BY THE CHILDREN OF TODAY!!!

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lifelongresidient 01/19/10 - 12:34 pm
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if you go to the sheriffs

if you go to the sheriffs inmate inquiry you will see he's a real winner...and for the mom to choose someone like this shows her lack of judgement, if he will shake a child i am sure he was abusive to the mom also at one point in time....i hope the child is not returned to that household and i hope the baby will be okay

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WMartin 01/19/10 - 12:36 pm
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Death Penalty.

Death Penalty.

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Fiat_Lux 01/19/10 - 01:15 pm
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This is so sick. This selfish

This is so sick. This selfish piece of crap took a normal little kid and blinded him, and may even have turned him into a severely handicapped person who will live a long life as a turnip. This DNA transmitter should be pithed like a frog.

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ripjones 01/19/10 - 01:17 pm
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Death penalty, AFTER we blow

Death penalty, AFTER we blow both of his knees, and shake him around for two or three hours. All we can hope for at this point in time is that he does NOT go before Overstreet.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 01/19/10 - 01:35 pm
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Let me shake that SOB a few

Let me shake that SOB a few times and see how he likes it. I hope this child is able to recover. Even at the age of 3 this poor child will have nightmares. I hope he rots in #### or somebody by the name of bubba makes him his own girlfriend in prison. There are words that I really wanted to use. But I am sure my post would be removed

jack
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jack 01/19/10 - 01:42 pm
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Child abusers don't do very

Child abusers don't do very well in prison. Let's hope he doesn't get a slap on the wrist by some judge.

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Patty-P 01/19/10 - 01:43 pm
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Don't be surprised if they

Don't be surprised if they let him right back out in no time. The justice system here doesn't believe in accountibility.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 01/19/10 - 01:52 pm
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AugustaChronicle you need to

AugustaChronicle you need to follow this story through the system form time of arrest to court date to trial etc I want to see what happens to this piece of crap

onecatfish
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onecatfish 01/19/10 - 02:08 pm
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Just look at his picture.
Unpublished

Just look at his picture. Looks like he is high as helll.

H4LJ
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H4LJ 01/19/10 - 02:11 pm
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Oh no! Wuz the mean hearted

Oh no! Wuz the mean hearted 3 yr old interrupting daddy watching a basketball game or playing x box?

ripjones
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ripjones 01/19/10 - 03:01 pm
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I agree with storiesihaveread

I agree with storiesihaveread -- AC, you must follow this story to the end. Unfortunately, it won't end @ the Jackson Classification Center. Fiat_Lux -- love the label DNA transmitter, because he sure as hell isn't someone ANYBODY should look UP to. Another fine example of human excrement, in protoplasm form.

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sueboo418 01/19/10 - 03:04 pm
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I just about can't stand

I just about can't stand reading these articles. It breaks my heart for the poor babies. Hopefully they will put him in a cell with Bubba.

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WhyAugusta 01/19/10 - 03:17 pm
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omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am a

omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am a mother of five ages 8, 4, 3 1 and 4 months and never i mean never have i once thought or tried to hurt my children, i would kill someone else if they try to as much look at them funny. that is what a parent is supposed to do protect their children. i hope that little sob get butt poked by every damn inmate in the state of ga. makes me sick these little wanna be thugs so hard can rob and kill one another but the punk can't take his own child crying it's weak. if i was that baby's mother the father would be missing permanently. i pray for that baby.

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x 01/19/10 - 03:22 pm
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this guy probably voted for

this guy probably voted for obama... twice

WhyAugusta
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WhyAugusta 01/19/10 - 03:47 pm
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even if mccain won this jerk

even if mccain won this jerk would still be locked up let's stop blaiming the government, the school systems and the parents for the stupid thing people do just blame them, he was grown enough to make a baby but not grown enough to take care of one. i bet his butt didn't have a job. to many wanna be drug dealers.

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ArmyWife. 01/19/10 - 03:54 pm
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It's sad that this person

It's sad that this person didn't have the common sense to just put the baby in a safe place and walk away for a few minutes. I hope the child recovers, and pray he is not returned to the parents.

tabandco
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tabandco 01/19/10 - 04:26 pm
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the baby is only 3 months

the baby is only 3 months old,not 3 years!!!

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andywarhol 01/19/10 - 04:30 pm
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My son is 3 months old; this

My son is 3 months old; this story makes me want to vomit!

fiscallyresponsible
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fiscallyresponsible 01/19/10 - 05:47 pm
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Lock him up and throw away

Lock him up and throw away the key. That way he won't be able to father any more illegitimate kids to abuse. Sick.

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heart_less 01/19/10 - 06:59 pm
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correction!!! the story said

correction!!! the story said 3(three) month old baby. what a shame, my eyes are watery right now.

heart_less
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heart_less 01/19/10 - 07:00 pm
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correction!!! the story said

correction!!! the story said 3(three) month old baby. what a shame, my eyes are watery right now.

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helpicantfindthespacebar 01/19/10 - 08:20 pm
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Child abusers need to have

Child abusers need to have their foreheads tattooed appropriately before entering the system. I'd be more than happy to pay for it to be done properly.

dani
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dani 01/19/10 - 08:30 pm
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The mother (?) will take the

The mother (?) will take the man back, after all, gotta have a man around.

gogbd
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gogbd 01/19/10 - 09:05 pm
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Only for one hour Stick his

Only for one hour Stick his head in
a Sherwin Williams paint can shaker everyday for a month and see how things work out for him

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