JAMES SIEGER JR HAD FECES SMEARED ON HIS FACE, FATALLY BEATEN OVER POTTY TRAINING ACCIDENT ~ CCA0194 ~ UPDATED 05.18.2015
JAMES SIEGER JR HAD FECES SMEARED ON HIS FACE, FATALLY BEATEN OVER POTTY TRAINING ACCIDENT
JAMES SIEGER JR. – UPDATE 05.20.2015
Just want to give everyone an update on JJ’s case.
JJ’s Funeral is being held this Friday, May 22, 2015. JJ is described as a loving, clever and funny little boy. One look at that sweet face and you know he was full of light. JJ loved Elmo, playing with his sisters and following his Dad around. His Dad would often ask JJ “Are you my baby or my buddy?” To with JJ would enthusiastically respond “Your buddy!!”
This perfect little man is going to be sorely missed, but he will forever be in our hearts. Funeral Information
FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015
LINDQUIST’S MEMORIAL PARK AT LAYTON
1867 NO. FAIRFIELS ROAD
FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY MAY VISIT AT THE MORTUARY FROM 9:30 to 10:30am
LINDQUIST’S LAYTON MORTUARY
1867 NO. FAIRFIELD ROAD
Just a quick update, JJ’s baby sister, Jillian, has now been reunited with her Dad, James Sr. It’s nice to know that the family are all together again, and that Jillian will be nothing but safe with her father and her father’s family.
Are thoughts are with the Sieger family during this difficult time.
A lot of you family members have been bringing James’ case to my attention wanting to advocate for this beautiful little boy, so we are going to do just that!
James Sieger Jr., known as JJ, was a beautiful little boy just starting his life when he was suddenly ripped away from the world at the hands of those who should have been protecting him.
At 2 years old, JJ was beginning potty training – a phase that is filled with accidents and patience. Well, it should have patience, but this wasn’t the case for JJ.
JJ’s mom, Jasmine Bridgeman, and his mother’s boyfriend, Joshua Schoenenberger, figured they could beat the process of potty training into JJ, and as a result his life was stolen from him. After JJ had an accident, Schoenenberger ripped the little boy’s diaper of and smeared the feces onto James’ face. Now this is the point where most of us would beat this piece of shit within an inch of his life, but not Bridgeman, no, she decided to go outside to smoke while Schoenenberger began beating her son. Along with the punches and kicks to JJ’s tiny body, he was also dropped on the tiled bathroom floor and was stepped on.
When Schoenenberger talked with police, he told them that he was holding JJ by the waist and talking to him about potty training when the little boy urinated on him and defecated. It was then that Schoenenberger dropped JJ from “eye level” and stood on him “out of frustration with how he treats his home”.
Soap Box Time – How he treats his home???? When my boys were young they did a lot of things that I wish they hadn’t, from portraits drawn on walls to roll around balls being thrown down the vents to riding a suitcase down the stairs putting a dent in the wall. Oh and the day they broke a window after I told them the hockey sticks were not inside toys, they ran into the kitchen arguing with one boy telling me the other was high sticking him and needs to go in the penalty box, and that he had proof, because the stick was through the window at a height that clearly showed the high sticking. They were little and full of mischievous ideas. They are innocent and were learning their way in this world, and yes it caused some headaches, but NEVER, NEVER did I think beating them was a good response. All this baby did was have an accident while potty training, that’s it, he didn’t deserve what happened to him, and he probably didn’t understand why it was happening.
JJ’s injuries were massive, he had internal bleeding and bruising to his legs, groin, arms and head. JJ also had a perforated colon causing surgeons to remove 10 inches of colon in an effort to save the little man.
When Bridgeman and Schoenenberger brought JJ to the hospital, their stories of how the little man got his injuries clearly were not adding up. They attempted to convince medical staff that JJ had almost drowned in the bath tub …. WTF? Really?? When authorities arrived to question Bridgeman, she lied to cover up for her boyfriend. Forget that her child was sitting in the hospital on life support bruised and broken – she just wants to make sure her boyfriend is not held accountable for putting her son in the hospital. She later told police that Schoenenberger asked her to lie about what happened as they drove to the hospital with JJ, and with that the finger pointing began.
Shoenenberger then said he was the one that lied to cover the abuse up and that Bridgeman was the one that beat JJ. He also admitted to using heroin regularly. OHHHH, and let’s not forget that this isn’t the first time Schoenenberger was charged with child abuse. That’s right – in 2010 he caught a charge after an incident with a neighbors child. The 15 year old boy had had a water balloon fight with Schoenenberger’s son, for some reason this upset the monster and he ended up pulling the boy of his bike, choking him and burning him with a cigarette. This guy is such a catch, how do the ladies resist him?!
It gets worse, you see JJ’s family member suspected abuse and had reported it before his death, but CPS took no action, instead leaving JJ in the home where he would eventually be fatally beaten. A month before JJ’s death, his grandmother saw him in the grocery store and said he had a big bruise on his face.
It was exceptionally difficult for the family as 4 months before JJ’s death, Bridgeman had taken him and run off. It wasn’t until recently, actually until the grandmother saw the baby boy in the store, that the Sieger’s learnt JJ and Bridgeman were in Utah. The family had begun the process of bringing JJ and his 5 month old sister home. This all could have been prevented had CPS done their job.
JJ underwent several emergency procedures, but it was too late. The baby boy was taken off life support as his father James Sieger, and aunt, Nicole Sieger, were by his side when he took his last breaths. They held JJ’s hands and sang him his favorite song, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. They placed their hands on his chest and felt his heart beat for the last time.
JJ was given his wings.
The frustration and heart break is easy to see in those that truly loved and cherished JJ.
Nicole stated “We just don’t understand the brutality, the injuries, the extent of the injuries. There are no words. There are no words to describe what this baby went through, the pain he suffered. I don’t think anyone can understand how it happened.” James Sr. described the day his son passed as the “worst and most difficult day of my life”.
Bridgeman and Schoenenberger are now facing charges of felony child abuse. It is expected that the charges will be upgraded to murder as the investigation continues. We will definitely be keeping everyone up to date as the investigation goes on.
JJ Baby – we have you, we love you, and we will fight for you as you watch over us in the sky.
A special thanks to Jamie McVicar, Candi Evavold and Gina for advocating for JJ.