LILLIAN GOODMANN BEAT TO DEATH BY HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND, AS HER MOTHER STANDS BY – CCA0020
LILLIANA GOODMANN BEAT TO DEATH BY HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND, AS HER MOTHER STANDS BY
Another little girl has been beaten to death at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend as her mother stood by. 14 month old Lilliana Goodmann would not eat her food, and by doing so she disrespected her mother’s boyfriend, Tayaun Chism, or so he says. I don’t think Chism and the rest of the world are reading the same dictionary while looking for the definition of respect. Dare I say that by committing the following acts, Chism did not respect Lilliana’s right to life.
Chism demanded respect from the baby girl by beating her with a belt for two hours. 2 days after the vicious beating, Lilliana’s little body gave out and she died.
Lilliana’s mother, Rachel Goodmann, 14 weeks pregnant, was in the room when the beating occurred. She had said that she attempted to stop the beating and was hit herself, so she backed off for fear of being hurt. Ummmm, WHAT? If any piece of scum dared to lay a finger on my sons, they would be spending a very long time in a hospital drinking his supper through a straw. There is no excuse to not protect your child from a monster like that – NO REASON. Police said there were at least two other adults and a juvenile who witnessed the beating. Two other adults, I would like to know what their excuse is and why they haven’t been charged. Rachel Goodmann did sustain some injuries in her ‘attempt’ to stop the beating, but they were minor injuries.
The same could not be said for Lilliana, her injuries proved to be fatal. The little girl was taken to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, by a friend, where they found Lilliana suffered from internal bleeding and a skull fracture.
Police took Chism into custody after he showed up in the waiting room at St. Vincent.
Chism was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Though he pleaded guilty to murder, Chism, repeated his claim of innocence because he could not remember his actions amid a drug-fueled haze. He expressed reservations about the long prison sentence set out by his plea agreement.
He could win release around the time he’s 45, with credit for good behavior — a fact not lost on the judge. “I would say there are members of the community who are outraged you’re ever going to see the light of day,” Marion Superior Court Judge Kurt Eisgruber told Chism. Chism’s plea deal included a maximum 65-year sentence for murder, with 10 years suspended. He also will spend two years on probation.
Rachel Goodmann, pleaded guilty to felony neglect. She was sentenced to 25 Years in prison with 5 years suspended and one year probation.