No Excuse

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Take a long hard look at the above photo and tell me how the fuck could anyone stick a knife into something so innocent and precious?  This really has to stop. We are reverting back to savages… Poverty, Drink, Drugs, Depression?  There is no excuse I’m afraid. You cannot defend the indefensible. As far as I’m concerned, I believe there is only one suitable punishment for people who can commit a crime like this.

It seems to me that in the vast majority of cases where children are murdered, it is the Mothers boyfriend who did it. They too must shoulder some of the blame. I fully get it that a lot of women like a ‘bad boy’. However, there is a world of difference between a bad boy and an out and out Psycho. “I didn’t know” just doesn’t cut it I’m afraid.

When you have Children, you put their well being and best interests way before you even start to think of your own happiness. If you are not prepared to do that, then don’t have children. Simple as that.

Twin, 4, who was stabbed to death as he slept, pictured with the brother who survived sleeping alongside him. Man, 32, quizzed

  • Riley Turner ‘stabbed in the neck’ at home in Keighley, West Yorkshire
  • A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after seven-hour search
  • Victim lived with brother, mother and her partner, 22

 

A four-year-old boy who was killed as he slept alongside his twin brother is pictured here for the first time.

The victim has been named locally as Riley Turner, while his brother is called Kenzie.

The youngster was carried out of the house by his distraught stepfather as he screamed: ‘Somebody please help.’

The boy, whose twin brother was not hurt in the incident, was said by a neighbour to have been stabbed in the neck and body as he slept alongside his identical twin brother.

Killed: Four-year-old Riley Turner, pictured here aged one, has apparently been stabbed to deathMurder investigation: Four-year-old Riley Turner, pictured here aged one, died after reportedly being stabbed in the neck while he slept

 

Twins: Riley, left, was sleeping alongside his brother Kenzie, right, at the time of his death; they are pictured here around three years agoTwins: Riley, left, was sleeping alongside his brother Kenzie, right, at the time of his death; they are pictured here around three years ago

A manhunt was launched and seven hours later police in Keighley, West Yorkshire, arrested a 32-year-old man in a railway tunnel on suspicion of murder.

 

The ambulance service was called to the house in Harewood Road, Oakworth, Keighley, at 4.40am yesterday and the youngster was pronounced dead at Airedale General Hospital later.

Mother Sharon Smith lived at the address with twins Riley and Kenzie and her 22-year-old partner Guy Earwaker, who is not the children’s father. The couple also have a two-month-old baby.

 

On guard: A murder investigation is now under way after the killing in Keighley, West YorkshireOn guard: A murder investigation is now under way after the killing in Keighley, West Yorkshire

 

Memorial: Tributes to Riley were left outside the home where the boys lived with their mother and stepfatherMemorial: Tributes to Riley were left outside the home where the boys lived with their mother and stepfather

 

The twin’s uncle Peter Smith, 49, a local DJ, said: ‘I spoke to Sharon this morning and she was distraught. She could only tell me that she’d been asleep in bed and there had been a horrible incident. It’s tragic what happened.’

Neighbour Audrey Currie, 40, said she heard screaming during the early hours ‘but didn’t realise it was anything.’

She said: ‘I just thought it was a lot of drunk people.

‘I could hear a man and I could definitely heard a lady screaming. A friend of mine actually saw the little boy, she saw the man come out with the boy in his arms.’

Support: A friend offers support to a woman clutching a teddy bear at the scene of the murderSupport: A friend offers support to a woman clutching a teddy bear at the scene of the murder

Police guard the house where a four-year-old boy was found dead in the Oakworth area of Keighley, West YorkshirePolice guard the house where a four-year-old boy was found dead in the Oakworth area of Keighley

A manhunt was launched for the suspect after police arrived at the house and armed officers were called to the area.

 

A local resident said: ‘We woke up to see police with machine guns walking up the road, lots of police.’

Police said the man in custody was arrested at 11.30 am. According to locals he was seized in a tunnel on the historic Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Steam trains were cancelled for more than three hours after police with dogs traced the suspect.

Investigation: Forensic officers have been collecting evidence, in Keighley, West Yorkshire, where the body of a four-year-old boy was foundInvestigation: Forensic officers have been collecting evidence, in Keighley, West Yorkshire, where the body of a four-year-old boy was found

Sealed off: The road in Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire,has been closed today while officers investigate the murder of a four-year-old boySealed off: The road in Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, has been closed today while officers investigate the murder of a four-year-old boy

A murder investigation was launched by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team and the street cordoned off.

Police refused to release further details or confirm how the child was killed.

Officers were seen searching drains near to the address where the boy was found.

A 200m stretch of road was also taped off and was guarded by police at both ends while officers searched the gutters along the street.

The body of a four-year-old boy was found in Keighley, West Yorkshire, this morning The body of a four-year-old boy was found in Keighley, West Yorkshire, this morning

A 32-year-old man from Keighley, West Yorkshire, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a four-year-old boy A 32-year-old man from Keighley, West Yorkshire, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a four-year-old boy

Officers have also been seen searching bins and garage roofs in the hunt for further evidence.

One upset resident said: ‘We saw all the commotion this morning, lots and lots of police, they had the whole road blocked off.

‘We didn’t know what had happened there we found out who had been killed, I just couldn’t believe it.

‘This is a really quiet area, I can’t believe it.’

Keighley town mayor George Metcalf, who lives near to the murder scene, said: ‘It’s tragic for a child so young to die and I’m devastated for the mother and other family members.

‘To think what they must be going through.’

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘The man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

‘Enquiries are ongoing and no further details are expected to be released today.’

Mother, 40, in court charged with murder after toddler, 2, is found dead at home

  • Angela Vane is charged with murdering son Shaun Riley O’Neill
  • She was arrested after his body was found by member of the public
  • Shocked neighbours left floral tributes near the house in Devon
  • Vane wept throughout the two-minute hearing in Torquay
  • The mother-of-three is expected to enter a plea in April

A 40-year-old woman appeared in court today charged with murdering her two-year-old son.

Mother-of-three Angela Vane appeared before magistrates in Torquay charged with the murder of Shaun Riley O’Neill, whose body was discovered at home on Saturday morning.

Vane, of Champernowne in Modbury, Devon, spoke only to confirm her name, age and date of birth but wept throughout the two minute hearing.

Crime scene: A police officer stands outside the home in Modbury, Devon, following the death of Shaun O'NeilCrime scene: A police officer stands outside the home in Modbury, Devon, following the death of Shaun O’Neil

Investigation: Police carried out door-to-door enquiries after the toddler's body was discoveredInvestigation: Police carried out door-to-door enquiries after the toddler’s body was discovered

Wearing a beige cardigan and a striped top, the fair-haired defendant was flanked by two female security guards.

She was remanded in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on Wednesday. She is expected to enter a plea in April, the court heard.

Police were called to Champernowne at 8am on Saturday after the boy’s body was discovered by a member of the public.

 

Dozens of floral tributes were left outside the home, and officers carried out door-to-door inquiries and initial forensic work.

It is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

That process is expected to take place in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist.

Response: Officers arrived at the house in Devon at 8.20am on Saturday morningResponse: Officers arrived at the house in Devon at 8.20am on Saturday morning

 

Charged: Vane, of Champernowne in Modbury, spoke only to confirm her name, age and date of birth

Charged: Vane, of Champernowne in Modbury, spoke only to confirm her name, age and date of birth

Tribute: Flowers have been left close to the home where a toddler's body was discovered on SaturdayTribute: Flowers have been left close to the home where a toddler’s body was discovered on Saturday

Meanwhile, detectives are continuing to piece together information and urged members of the public to get in touch if they can assist the inquiry.

One of the floral tributes is addressed, ‘RIP, Little Man’. His father is Ryan O’Neill.

News of the boy’s death spread through Modbury in the early hours of Sunday morning

Officers arrived at the semi-detached house on the Champernowne estate shortly after 8.20am, following the tragic discovery by a member of the public.

One neighbour said: ‘He was a cracking little lad. He had ginger hair and was full of life. He was only out here on Friday throwing snowballs. This is devastating.’

Outside the house, shocked neighbours had left floral tributes, as well as a small brown teddy bear.

 

 

Goodbyes: One of the floral tributes is addressed, 'RIP, Little Man' Goodbyes: One of the floral tributes is addressed, ‘RIP, Little Man’

 

Shock: News of the boy's death spread through Modbury, Devon, in the early hours of Sunday morningShock: News of the boy’s death spread through Modbury, Devon, in the early hours of Sunday morning

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