BRAYDEN WIHEBRINK, 5 WEEKS OLD, SUFFERED MORE THAN 6 FRACTURES AT THE HANDS OF HIS FATHER – UPDATED 08.29.2013 – CCA0042

5 WEEK OLD BRAYDEN WIHEBRINK SUFFERED OVER 6 FRACTURES AFTER BEING BEATEN BY HIS FATHER, MICHAEL WIHEBRINK

Brayden Wihebrink

Brayden Wihebrink

Brayden Wihebrink was born into a life of horror.  By the time this beautiful little boy turned 5 weeks old, yes WEEKS, he was suffering from multiple fractures all over his tiny 6 pound body, 6 major fractures, including his collar bone, upper leg, lower leg and arms.  He also had a broken wrist and injuries to his ribs which were in the process of healing.  Doctors also found evidence of an epidural hematoma, which causes bleeding between the skull and the brain.  To top it all off, as if this baby hadn’t suffered enough, he was found to have suffered a brain injury from being deprived of oxygen, picture daddy holding his hand over Brayden’s mouth and nose so he could not breath.  There is the possibility the little boy may even suffer permanent brain damage.  Thanks dad.  Brayden already had prior medical issues, including a case of kidney renal failure that he was set to receive surgery for in the coming months.

Michael Wihebrink

Michael Wihebrink

Michael Wihebrink, 25, and Crystal Saunders, 19, were both arrested and held without bond in the Delaware County Jail after the baby was taken to Riley Hospital, where doctors phoned Child Protective Services, who then contacted the authorities.  No information has been released as to why or how baby Brayden was ultimately taken to the hospital.  Wihebrink is charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to an infant and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, both charges are Class B felonies.  Saunders is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class B felony, and obstruction of justice, a Class D felony.  Wihebrink is no stranger to local authorities, having been booked into the Delaware County jail nine times. He was convicted of battery by body waste (in 2006), possession of marijuana (2008) and receiving stolen property (2004).

Crystal Saunders

Crystal Saunders

While being questioned, Wihebrink allegedly told police that he had an anger problem.  He said he may have broken his son’s arm but couldn’t remember if he caused the other injuries.  SERIOUSLY?  I will never begin to understand how these people can actually think that is a good excuse.  A family acquaintance described Wihebrink as a “loud-mouth, with a bad temper, who always stayed drunk and high.  He’s a piece of low-life trash.”  What I understand even less then the, I forgot excuse, is the mother defending the monster that has abused her child.  Saunders tried to cover for Wihebrink before finally admitting to witnessing the abuse.  I wouldn’t let someone touch my dog, let alone my child.  How sick must a person be to protect their child’s abuser, instead of their child, their 5 week old child.  Saunders admitted that she had seen Wihebrink “shaking, holding the baby tight, cupping his hand over the baby’s mouth, and yelling at the infant to ‘Shut the —- up, you whining b—-.”

Brayden Wihebrink

Brayden Wihebrink

When Brayden was released from the hospital, he was placed into state care.  Authorities stated they believed they would have been investigating a homicide before long if Brayden had not been brought to the hospital when he was.  In five weeks, Brayden suffered more trauma and abuse than most will in a life time.  One can only hope that Brayden will grow up with no recollection of the abuse, and no permanent damage to remind him daily of what his own mother and father did to him.

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~ by LTWH on January 31, 2012.

2 Responses to “BRAYDEN WIHEBRINK, 5 WEEKS OLD, SUFFERED MORE THAN 6 FRACTURES AT THE HANDS OF HIS FATHER – UPDATED 08.29.2013 – CCA0042”

  1. Would love to care for this poor baby.. NO one especially a helpless baby should ever have to endure this kind of abuse. Prayers for a speedy and full recovery for little Brayden.

  2. let her suffer , + her 2 other kid’s have nothing at all to do with her , very sad thing to happen , and should’nt be allowed to happen again ! nuff said !!!!!

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