NOAH FAKE, 3, BEAT TO DEATH BY HIS MOTHER, ROBIN GREINKE AND HER BOYFRIEND, STEVEN NEIL FOR WETTING HIS PANTS – Updated 09.03.2013 – CCA0025
NOAH FAKE, 3, BEAT TO DEATH BY HIS MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND FOR WETTING HIS PANTS
Noah Fake, a beautiful 3 year old little boy, was brutally beat to death by his mother and his mother’s boyfriend. Why? – Well Noah had a little accident and wet his pants. I don’t think going into a murderous rage is the most common reaction to such an event. Personally, when my sons were potty training and had an accident, I would give them a bath, change their clothes and finish off with lots of hugs and kisses reassuring them it was alright and encouraging them to keep trying. Call me crazy – but it worked.
When Noah wet his pants, his mother, Robin Greinke, 26, and her boyfriend, Steven Neil, 33, became outraged at the boy and set about to punching him, kicking him, throwing him around, squeezing his cheeks violently (this is no comparison, but my aunt squeezes cheeks fondly, and by damn – it hurts and it lingers, and drives me, a grown adult, insane.) Neil grabbed Noah and threw him head first into the wooden frame of their sofa numerous times as his mother, the woman whom he looked to for protection, watched on, throwing in a kick of her own here and there. Little Noah was picked up by his waistband and slammed repeatedly onto the living room floor. For more than an hour Noah suffered the horrific beating.
There are reports that Greinke and Neil were under the influence of alcohol and pills at the time the abuse took place. If you ask me, the punishment should only be harsher as I assume neither party had a prescription for said pills. After the horrific beating was over, little Noah was left struggling for breath and fighting for his life. So his mother, and her boyfriend, watched a movie and ate pizza. The two decided they would wait and see if Noah would get better over night.
Sadly, by morning, Noah was not breathing. Greinke and Neil finally decided they should maybe call for medical help. When emergency responders arrived they stated Noah had had a seizure and may have died from meningitis. Noah was rushed to the hospital, but his little body was too battered to go on, and Noah passed away shortly after arrival.
The autopsy showed Noah died from blunt force trauma to the head and ruled his death a homicide. Not only did the autopsy show the trauma, it revealed a number of injuries in various stages of healing indicating prior abuse.
I don`t like to think about how long this little boy suffered, and whether he thought he deserved the beatings he was getting or not. At 3 years old, it is not uncommon for a child to think they are beat because they are being bad. This is so tragically sad.
Greinke and Neil were taken into custody, charged with first degree murder, and held without bail.
In July of 2012, Greinke pleaded no contest to aggravated manslaughter of a child for a plea agreement from the state in which all of her other charges were dropped and she agreed to testify against Neil. She has since been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
However, Greinke decided to do a lot more talking after the agreement was accepted, and the talking she did, was the very thing that is letting Steven Neil off the hook as well. Neil’s trial was set to begin in March of 2013, but was then delayed after his attorneys deposed Greinke and say she made “startling comments” and “essentially admitted” that she, not Neil, struck the fatal blow that killed Noah. From what I understand, due to these ‘confessions’ from Grienke, Neil was also offered a plea agreement and accepted it which sentenced him to a mere 15 years as well.
I don’t know if I should be angry or sad right now, I do know however, that this is not justice. The way Noah’s murders are playing the justice system is shameful and needs to be stopped. I say if they both want to claim the other struck the fatal blow, lock them both up for life and let them argue from behind bars. Does it really matter who struck the fatal blow? What about the hour long beating of Noah, which both participated in, which left this beautiful little boy clinging to life for hours as these monsters watched a movie and ate pizza? This little boy was horrifically tortured, how can anyone justify a 15 year sentence for those who murdered him? It seems to me that the justice system is a little confused, and caught up in focusing on the wrong part of this case, they are forgetting the part where Noah died, at the hands of these two monsters.
A Facebook Page has been set up for Noah. Please follow the link and show your support for his family. They need to know that we are out there and that we care about Noah, and about finding justice for Noah. This family has so much love for this little man that it overwhelms you with so many different emotions. His memory is kept VERY much alive and the footprints Noah made on this world, only shine brighter each and every day.
A TRIBUTE TO NOAH FAKE: