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Maleah Davis' biological father shared some emotional photos of his daughter on his social media page. Maleah has been missing since May 3.

Craig Davis posted photos of Maleah in her hospital bed after undergoing surgery to decrease pressure in her brain. Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, told doctors the child fell off a high chair. But doctors called police, saying the extent of Maleah's injury was not caused by a fall from a chair.

Maleah and her two brothers were removed from Bowens' home in August, but Judge Gloria Lopez, 32, who was a judge for just one month, returned Maleah to Bowens in February.

Maleah's "stepfather" Derion Vence, 26, was arrested on Saturday and charged with tampering with a human corpse, a 2nd-degree felony. He is facing a 1st-degree murder charge that will make him eligible for the death penalty.

Bowens was in a Houston courtroom on Monday waiting for her ex-fiancé, Vence, to make an appearance. Vence's bond was set at $1 million during a hearing on Saturday, but on Monday his bond was reduced to $45,000 by Judge DaSean Jones, who has 2 minor children of his own.

Judge Jones canceled Vence's appearance on Tuesday and reset his hearing for June. Maleah’s supporters and family members were outraged at the judge for reducing her killer's bond.

Judge Jones recently tweeted a list of requirements for bail that included, "the nature of the offense and circumstances under which it was committed are to be considered."

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Maleah's paternal family and her supporters chased Bowens out of the courthouse. "She didn't deserve this," said Davis' cousin Tamisha Mendoza, who was among the protesters calling for Bowens to be arrested.

"You said you had suspicions that he was molesting her, why did you stay?" said Mendoza. "Why didn't you remove yourself from the situation? Furthermore, why didn't you remove her, even if you didn't want to leave that situation? You could have sent her to her dad. You could have sent her to her grandparents. You could have sent her anywhere except for leaving her there."

Meanwhile, the organization Texas EquuSearch resumed their search for Maleah in the Houston area on Tuesday.
 

  • sunni_daze

    Yeah, so what kind of father allows their daughter to stay somewhere she was abused. I'll tell you....an absentee one an IG one. Both of the parents failed this baby and the only people I feel sorry for are the BABIES! Because as a parent if my child get hurt with her other parent, she coming with me and ain't no court interfering.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...poor baby...smdh...I pray that they find her...

  • Shaylove1975

    The judges in these cases feel like its about them. They are not doing what is in the best interest of the children at all. The father should have petitioned the court for custody of his child. Don't go off now that she is missing when you did nothing yourself to protect her. Now he's posting pictures....The system failed this child and so did the parents.

  • mzwhang90210

    Maleah and her two brothers were removed from Bowens' home in August, but Judge Gloria Lopez, 32, who was a judge for just one month, returned Maleah to Bowens in February.
    THIS b*tch...
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3XlEk2RxPS1m8/giphy.gif

  • tintin

    Her really daddy ain't shat either.

    You have your daughter in your arms, eyes swollen, doctor telling you this is not a injury from a chair fall yet you still were ok releasing your
    child back to her mama and her gay boyfriend.

    He needs to post papers showing her was fighting the courts to get full custody of his child. Let us see you were trying to get your child from this mess of a life she lived in.

    How can so many people be in a child's life and all of them fail her.
    Paternal family yelling at court, where were all of you?. I may not be
    parents to my nieces and nephews but i see them regularly and know
    what's going on in their lives.

    Every single person related to this young girl failed her, both mom and dad along with both sides of family.

  • mzwhang90210

    I can NOT stomach another pic of that angel all swollen like that. Talking about "she fell.." Where the hell did she fall from, the Empire State Building???
    Maleah was undoubtedly too scared to tell what actually happened to her.
    Everybody failed this little girl...and as sad as it is to say..I think the other kids should be taken from the grandmother. All that is, is a chance for the mother to still have contact. I HATE folks that hurt kids, the elderly, the mentally infirm, and animals. ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    These judges grew up on social media. So, yes, they think it's about them, not the child.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    I HAVE NOTHING FOR THIS BASTARD!
    Why didnt he get his child when the state took her the first time?

  • Kimberly King

    This whole situation has been mentally and emotionally draining for me! He needs to tell them where her body is ! I do not believe she is alive. This poor baby experienced pure hell for the 4 years she was on earth. She didn't fall from a damn thing. They hurt her! I just think about my best friend who can't conceive. She would give anything to have a little Maleah with her husband and would NEVER put her in harms way. Both the "Step dad" and the mom could die right now, and I would throw a party. Black women and children are so unprotected and I'm sick of the sh*t!

  • Just Me

    All the parents are at fault in this situation. The father could have gotten custody of the child and she prob would still be alive. Especially since the mother has neglected her before. The sorry Momma and boyfriend are disgusting. This is like so many other cases where the mother let these good for nothing men keep their children while they work. I don’t see how women can have children and bring these psychopath men into the home! Shameful!

  • YellowSauce

    Father is just as responsible .... This little girl was being abused long before she disappeared OBVIOUSLY ..... Look at her in this pic SMH .... I'm tired of the fathers getting passes ...after this incident he should have been working with officials to get my child away from that reckless momma ... she is definitely not faultless and this entire thing is disgusting !!

  • Meme

    If this was an accident or no accident a real father would never allow the child to return back to where this happened. He would have applied for full custody. It appears both mother and father where as useless as each other, the father seems a little mentally challenged, come to think of it so does the mother did they meet in slow school or something and if that be the case grandparents should have stepped in

  • Kimocha

    Seeing these pics got me more confused... Why TF didn't she leave that baby with her REAL father instead of her punk b@tch ass boyfriend??... Especially since they got into an argument and broke up before she left!... I swear if they don't lock her b@tch ass up too, It's gonna be a problem!! https://media0.giphy.com/media/QjIz1AqkGTszK/giphy.gif

  • Phillybruh

    This is not this fathers fault. This is squarely at the feet of the mother who allowed that man in her house. We don't know the dynamics of their relationship and whether or not she allowed him to parent. Hopefully he will get what he needs to get together and get custody of his son.

  • tintin

    cause daddies don't want them. they wanna be free and unattached.

    my husband told me point blank if we divorce just know he ain't taking his son. he will take him every other weekend. A lot of men don't care.

  • KLove

    LOL @ slow school...makes me think of a meme i saw the other day that said "ladies, stop makin a big deal over these dudes that only had 1 teacher and 7 classmates in HS!!"

  • Kimocha

    That's fvck'd up!... Smmfh!!

  • https://winkprissarealitytheory.wordpress.com/ prissa

    Okay that picture just made me mad again. That poor baby!!!! They BEAT HER!!!

    And he wants to post pictures. Where were you when those kids were removed from the home and shipped to foster care!!! If the stories are true that he asked to see Maleah and that monster told him no - WHY DIDNT HE FIGHT FOR HER??!!!

    Don’t post pictures after that baby is gone now. WHERE WERE YOU!!!???!

  • tia

    so does Mr. Davis want a cookie? A medal? Sympathy or empathy? I'm like some of the previous posters. He ain't shit either. When those babies get took up from CPS all family members have an opportunity to step up to the plate. Doesn't look like he did so. He should have kept these posts to himself. Mr. Craig you are culpable as well. I'm just a random poster giving my 'lil two cents. In my eyes, it's not a good look for him either. But he not worth a shit either. Why didn't he have his baby? Rest in eternal peace Maleah.

  • Phillybruh

    Once your child is in the system its a lot of hoops and hurdles that he would have had to go through to get them. It could have been as simple as he didn't have the room.

  • I Run New York

    Damn that child suffered so much before she died. My heart breaks for her.

  • tia

    you're right, but if you really want your child bad enough you will fulfill all the state's requirements. Nevertheless, It is a difficult process you're not lying tho.

  • dru and neil

    People are asking how the mother could have allowed her daughter to be sexually molested by her man, well, she’s probably just as sick as he is. She signed off on this little girl’s abuse because she didn’t mind it herself. I don’t think folks understand just how rampant mental illness is in our communities. Her mother is deranged, and didn’t mind her daughter being assaulted. Also, why is Quanell X supporting her?

  • Phillybruh

    Whose to say he wasn't attempting to do that. I'm not sure what the requirement is where they live, but moving into 2 bdr here could cost up to 3 grand.

  • gellie

    Where was this dusty nigga when his daughter was in foster care for 5 months while doctors pieced her skull back together? This nignogs ain't shiii either. Fuqqq him.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Even if that is the case, what bedroom was she staying in when she visited his place?

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Born to a pair of bums. Smh. Never had a chance.

  • mzwhang90210

    Did they question Maleah alone? if so, what did SHE say happened?
    I can't see her being THAT bruised & swollen, and folks believing she "fell" from a high chair. And doesn't she look a little too big to have still been in a high chair???
    If anything, somebody should've been charged with negligence for leaving her unattended long enough to "fall."
    Also, I suspect that the mother got out of town to avoid suspicion while leaving the bf home to clean up. Too much stuff doesn't make sense as to why she left her daughter home with a suspected DL man, whom she'd just dumped.
    My heart is sooo heavy.

  • dru and neil

    Everyone failed this child. I remember when I was a young naive parent, my parents threatened my life if I let anything happen to their grandson! I ended up letting him go live with them for a while because I was too immature to parent. I wish this child had someone in her corner.

  • Phillybruh

    That is not the point, if she is in the system the state will require him to have a bedroom for her and I'm not sure of the son's age but him as well if they were under 5 they can share one.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    What’s the point? That he was completely unprepared to parent her? That she should’ve already had a room at his house? That he consistently failed her?

  • DeepThinker

    It is hard to get custody even when a parent messes up. The state tries to always give the custodial chances to straighten up before revoking parental rights. Once parental rights are lost, the state must act as provider and protector even in a foster home. Money is a big factor here.

  • Phillybruh

    Nobody expects this to happen, when you have small children you can get away have a one bedroom until they reach a certain age.

  • Carrington

    I'm sorry, but they keep showing this father's photos with his daughter LOOKING abused on several occasions and, I don't understand where he's been all this time. GTFOH!
    He gets no sympathy from me either. You don't know your daughter is being abused and keep sending her back to the person abusing her! F*ck him TOO!

  • I Run New York

    I hope the judge realizes she signed that little girls death warrant.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Sad. I see those broke folks on My 600lb Life move to Houston in a heartbeat on disability checks. If he wanted to protect his daughter he should’ve found a way.

  • RespectSelf

    So they are sure that he killed her? As for the mom... I always wondering what low point do you be at when you let men abuse your kids. It's a lot of stuff being thrown out about this man. So he was down low and there was concerns that he was molesting the girl???? More importantly... family members were aware of concerns that she may have been molested but didn't do anything smh

  • Raquel

    FAAAAAAAAAACTS. Sh*t, was old boy sending the d*ck pics to the Dad or nah?? The Dad look soft asf too.

  • Phillybruh

    And your posting like you know he wasn't trying to. Once the state is involved he has to go through the same things the mother does and they will still return them to her.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You know what...

  • CardiB’sAbs

    What I do know is that he has yet to mention that he was trying to get custody. He never mentioned he was trying to protect her. He’s talking to the media and on social media telling them about everything but his attempt to get his daughter. And what the hell kind of system is that? Send the kid to the abuser.

  • Kimocha

    The LEAST they can do is charge the b@tch mama with neglect if nothing else bc she was VERY neglectful...

  • Raquel

    Pretty much. She's resting now in a better place. Even the Lord knew this was too much for her to bare.

  • Phillybruh

    Its the one in place.

  • Raquel

    RIGHT! They'll put a mother in jail for leaving a child in a hot car but NOT leaving them with a suspected child abuser/molester? What kind of system is this???

  • Topic Influencer

    Vence's bond was set at $1 million during a hearing on Saturday, but on Monday his bond was reduced to $45,000 by Judge DaSean Jones, who has 2 minor children of his own.
    ^^^^^^^
    A native Texan said yesterday here that 45-46k is the going rate for bond for murder suspects in the state of Texas.

  • CookieMobster

    OMG look at how bad that babies face is swole up. That did not happen from no "fall". That is so sickening.

  • Dowoop

    She was 5, definitely too old for a high chair.

  • Raquel

    Hahaha! I'm saying....the Dad suspect in the sense that he seems he wasn't there enough to know what was going on.

  • I Run New York

    The judge needs to be held accountable. She signed that little girls death warrant.

  • I Run New York

    Facts. CPS is wrong for putting her back in that house. Now, she is dead.

  • I Run New York

    Damn. Murder of a child? That's a whole nother level of evil.

  • Raquel

    Ain't it though? smh

  • Renee26

    I can't believe the injuries and story didn't match up...but they still returned those kids. Damn shame

  • Renee26

    I'm surprised the daddy didn't seek revenge after that incident

  • Renee26

    That fool won't make bond anyway

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Right! I’m like where was he during all of this?

  • Renee26

    Probably will curse another man out in a second for something petty but never stepped to the monster who hurt his child... A punk

  • jwoo250

    The documents from CPS show that the father was the only one present at the hospital every day during her recovery from brain surgery. They noted that the mother failed to show up on several occasions.

  • jwoo250

    The pictures above is after her brain surgery. The swollen face is from her surgery. They should of never put that baby back in that home after they discovered during their investigation that the fall didn't take place from her falling from a chair.

  • jwoo250

    I read the documents from CPS on another site. And the mother claims she was sitting on a chair that was up high and hit her head on the edge of the table. But when they opened her skull up to relieve that pressure they discovered it was an old wound due to the darkness of the blood.

  • Renee26

    Whaaaat?? For a 2BR apt??? I have a 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse and pay just under 900 a month in the midwest

  • jwoo250

    He was actually the only one at the hospital doing the time she was their. CPS documented that he was the only one visiting his daughter daily. Mom failed to show up at all.

  • Chulita

    This is too f-cking sad. This is awful. Look at her face :(((((((

  • Renee26

    Cause the girl was already dead when she caught that flight. Lies rarely make sense chile

  • tintin

    so if he is the only visiting parent... why didn't he keep his kid. So many questions man.

  • Yup, I said it

    That's some daddy's. My dad raised me and my boyfriends has full custody of his 3 kid. The mother is great but he thinks he's better.?

  • Renee26

    And I'll fugg the daddy up to keep mine safe

  • sunni_daze

    Double time. Instill the fear of GOD in him.

  • jwoo250

    My poor uncle discovered his 3 children were being abused and neglected by their mother, when he got a disturbing call from CPS. He only saw them on the weekends. And the mother would always make it hard for him to be with his kids. So he would pay her whatever she wanted just so he could be with them. They never told him when they came to visit and were too young to talk at the time. They were only 5, 4 and 3 yrs old. My uncle left her when his 2 yr old was a baby. She ended up passing away from a sickness.

    Before their mother passed away once CPS took them away from their moms home my uncle was visiting them faithfully at the CPS location or whatnot. Any who she passed away and all hell broke loose they made it extremely hard on my uncle. My grandma and aunts jumped in and tried to adopt the kids so that we could keep them in the family. Cause they were making it hard on my uncle to get them. They ended up separating them because one of his daughters had autism so they put her in a special home, his other daughter went to a foster home and they gave his son to some woman who adopted him because she wanted a son. Just terrible. It's not that easy for to get kids out of the system. Dad and family may have tried.

    Also, on the document from CPS that I saw it stated that her biological father was the only one coming to see her everyday at the hospital. It stated that the mother failed to show up for several visits. Why did she miss all those visits to see her child in the hospital??

  • Dakota H

    The paternal grandmother did try to get custody of her but it was turned down by a judge I think

  • Blak

    That poor little baby never had a chance in life. I don't think she would have had a better life with the dad

  • Cliffpetty

    I pray god this man was trying his best with her. He only knows if he was a half ass daddy like her mom.

  • Dakota H

    The paternal grandmother did try to step in and get custody but I believe it was denied

  • B.Loveitt

    Again the hoe ass mammy needs to be in jail too! More than likely she hated the biological dad gave him hell. Courts are never in favor of a man. The mother damn near needs to be caught with a needle in her arm while cutting somebody's throat. I dealt with DFACS while working for STD/HIV Prevention. Look where I worked...why did I have contact with DFACS that much??? It was hell getting kids away from their sorry ass pathetic mothers. Why am I swabbing a 6 yrs old mouth that comes back positive for Chlamydia???
    We keep telling women to chose better men need to do the same and EVERYBODY STOP LAYING UP AND JUST HAVING BABIES!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Maleah's biological sperm donor failed her hands down.

  • Karen Brady

    "hoe ass mammy". Love it.

  • bemetoo

    Soooooooo saaaaaad that poor baby look like she was being use as a human Piñata

  • B.Loveitt

    I have such a potty mouth. My Nana and mother still will pop me in the mouth. That's why I take cover and make sure I can run. Some things slip at times.???

  • Karen Brady

    Wow.

  • Karen Brady

    This breaks my heart.

  • SeannaPaula

    Agreed no one gives a fyck about some pictures you posting now where were you when that child needed you, you too failed her.

  • Karen Brady

    GIRL! you said it.

  • Karen Brady

    Wow. Well at least you know and there won't be any surprise if you divorce. Not wishing divorce on you!

  • Karen Brady

    slow school? ROTFLMAO

  • Karen Brady

    Oh me too quiet as it's kept :-).... tee heee

  • datjerk

    Why didnt the bio dad seek custody after the head injury? A blind man could see something more than a fall happened. Smh. Everybody involved is a real POS.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Psalm:23

  • Karen Brady

    This fool has the nerve. Take the pics down and go look for your baby's corpse.

  • PlayerP

    A? 6? Year? Old?
    This is why I haven't been in these posts too much...shit like this makes want to holler...and pass out throat punches
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/91fEJqgdsnu4E/giphy.gif

  • SeannaPaula

    If he was involved in his child life regularly he would have known, she would have confide in him say something to him had he been a dad and made her feel safe to talk to him. Shit my mom was and still is a hoe, my dad told her give me my kids, me and my brother, becuz you will not be fycking on top of them. Took us and put us with his mother where we were safe. Paid her and come every morning to see us off to private sch. Untill he was murdered, he did that becuz he care and saw our motber wasnt shit, even thoughhe lived in the city and she lived in the county turned out he was right, she ended up with four morre kids by every nigga she thought she was inlove with. That father need not post shyt he was an absentee

  • SpillyNillie

    Lord...this story bothers me to my core!
    OAN: that damn judge has surpassed the age of 32...

  • PlayerP

    Every post my heart breaks a little more...at least she doesn't have to endure any more suffering at the hands of those that were supposed to protect her. Sooo sad...

  • Topic Influencer

    This is so sad man. About your uncle. Your granny and aunts and fam are awesome to have stood behind him. I want the dad to stop seeing this blame. It is hard af to get kids out the system. folks just do not get it and would rather run their gatdamn mouth on stuff they have NO idea about. He could have been in between jobs. He not getting her. He could live in a studio apartment. He not getting her. He could have even a SMALL record. He not getting her. And it wasnt just HER. It was TWO of his kids. But let them continue. Its all they know how to damn it do it. Blessings.

  • Topic Influencer

    How do we know? Please see below the comment from @jwoo250:disqus

  • Topic Influencer

    Yall are a real bunch of damn it crazies.

  • ?Starring Ladii Jaye?

    This beautiful baby was failed on so many levels..Sad!

  • Bonita

    I haven't really been following the details of this, but just reading your comment, my critical thinking skills tell me that something doesn't sound right.

  • NewNew

    Jeez, I'm sorry that you went through that.

  • Ni Ni

    Shit my mom was and still is a hoe,
    ______________
    Well damn?. I'm glad your dad intervened.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Tampering with a corpse? So they're confirming she's deceased? And if he got tampering vs murder...is Bowen about to be charged?

  • Sunnydaze

    Soooo.... I’m sure evidence had something to do with the return home?

  • Sunnydaze

    Not understanding the correlation

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • dontgetblocked

    I blame the biological father as well. Police were called and the children were removed from the house after the head injury. HE let his daughter back in the house with that monster. EVERYBODY needs to be shoved under the jail. No man would have put his hands on that baby had the father been actively checking on her. I'm angry with all of them. Killed that baby!

  • dontgetblocked

    He's to blame as well!

  • NewNew

    You must be down south. Where I live you can pay $1200 for a studio, no utilities included.

  • NewNew

    Wow ?? I'd be looking at him all types of phucked up while he's sleeping. Who says ish like that?!?

  • dontgetblocked

    Phuck HIm! That child was raped, tortured and killed. He let her go back in that household! Phuck Him!

  • dontgetblocked

    He's a no good loser.

  • dontgetblocked

    And then he let them put his child in foster care...and then back into an abusive home. He did a great job!

  • dontgetblocked

    Abused children are frightened and rarely tell what's going on in the household.

  • Bree

    It does depend on the situation. However, the question is, did he or other family members put forth an effort? My parents received custody of my little cousin when I was in high school. My parents had to prove that they were fit to care for him. He and his siblings were in foster care. We could only get him, because he was biologically ours. The state went through my parents finances, tax returns, jobs, and came to our home to do a thorough investigation. We ended up getting my cousin until his mom could prove she was fit. His father could not get him, because he was still on papers.

  • Just Saying

    If anyone was concerned with little Maleah they shoukd have been checking up on her. Now that the damage was done family want to start taking steps to show concern. "WHERE WERE YOU ALL". Even if you didn't know before hand that she was being abused did any one do frequent checkups on Maleah or het brothers. And the biological father did he have any interest in her welfare If he did and couldn't get any heads or tales of Maleah's wellness he should have called CPS or Police to state he wanted to checkup on his child. At least there would have been some sort of report madr before all this happened. Any real parent would habe gone to court or CPS would probably (if they were competent enough) to see signs of abuse because they are supposed to be trained to notice the slightest signs of distress in children. But then again they don't care it's not rheir child. CPS could have shown the court the eariler signs if the biological father had cared before hand. Now he wants people to feel for him that he was there after the fact. But he still could have saved her from the inevitable. RIP sweet baby Maleah

  • Curtis

    You are making too much sense. He can post a million pics for sympathy but he gets none. why didn't he intervene? He's a father and that poor girl was waiting for him to protect and save her which he failed.

  • Bree

    True. If there is no custody agreement, he could have taken her. I've dealt with situations like this. As long as his name is listed as guardian, he can take or remove her from the premises. He would have to show proper identification. And even if she was visiting her father for a weekend and there is no custody agreement he could keep her.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    So many questions... I hear you...

  • Topic Influencer

    That takes time. Here Emergency custody is hardly ever granted if the child has a medical condition which she did due to the fall. They will keep them in a home that's immediately equipped to tend to their medical needs. Not wait for all the above listed paperwork etc. Texas might be different tho.

    We dont know. If he tried. His fam tried. But that CPS report that he showed up to that hospital every day means he gave an iota of a shit perhaps

  • Topic Influencer

    Keep them in a home means a foster home that's equipped

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    This made me think about Poetic Justice when Lucky (2Pac) took his child out the bad situation...

    I am so happy your father stepped up and put yall in a better place.. May God continue to bless you..

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Um dad.. You won't get my sympathy by posting these pics... As a father b and if you were there for this photo of WHERE WERE YOU PRIOR TO THE DISAPPEARANCE? AND YOU BETTER NOT START NO DAYUM GOFUND ME PAGE....

  • Li-Wright

    You can't get after dad. Maybe he tried to get custody, do we know? You know custody fights cost $$$$$. Maybe dad didn't have the money? Maybe mom denied him access to the child. I'd like to get more info before I judge.

  • Li-Wright

    Do you know that dad did NOT want custody? We need to get a history of his actions before we judge.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Amen

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Failed at every turn ?

  • Renee26

    Midwest... I'd be damned!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I’m so sick of stories as these. Women stay getting mad when I say I WILL NOT BE A BABY MAMA. These are the results. So sad because the kids suffer.

  • hi-liter

    I wish the biological would gotten custody of his daughter after she had an “accident” and had to have brain surgery.........wish he would have taken that same pic and used it for GFME to show how his daughter was hurt and he needed help getting custody of her, people would have donated.

  • NewNew

    Lol! I was going to edit my post to add "or midwest" but didn't bother.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I thought I had something to say, but I don't. I'm just sad. Heartbroken.

  • Logan Roberts

    Foh bio dad. If me and my child's father breakup today and I get with somebody new, and my son sustain any mystery injuries it's gonna be hell to pay. And vice versa.

  • Janice Collins

    So we all know from the original story that when the child was taken away, she went to the maternal grandmother where only the mother, not the father or step father was granted visitation. That man had that little girl since the 26 of April. What day did the father pick her up or call and check on her? It’s all the adults faults. With all these caring relatives why didn’t anyone of them take her for the two weeks the mother was gone.

  • Janice Collins

    He’s not charged with murder. Bond is set by the crime. Everywhere in America.

  • Janice Collins

    Where was that reported

  • Sweetness

    STOP IT SIR!!! JUST...STOP IT!

  • Bree

    It did not take long at all for my parents to get custody. I didn't say the father didn't care.

  • B.Loveitt

    Yes just heart breaking. I'm like WTF is going on do I need to go tear that damn house down? Get the kid out of there now!!!

  • B.Loveitt

    I'm telling you courts say screw the dad even if it screws the kid. Courts are not in favor of the men and especially if he has a record. CPS is stupid dumb.

  • Eileen

    I am sooooooooooooo sick of this ish in the bc!!! Once again our kids are throw-aways in the system that should protect them I am soooooooooooooo tired of these men and women who donot marry and it leaves the wife vunerable to all kinds of ish.So daddy comes in on a white horse...pleeze if I were a black man I would not impregnate a female that already has children from other men! Fool! When will this insanity STOP? When bm stop being predators and bw close their legs until marriage not a ring on it but "MARRIAGE!

  • Eileen

    They are mad because you want be a damn baby mama! Misery loves company! Right?!

  • Eileen

    Nope i aint buying it he could have went to legal aid. Does he have a new tatoo? Did he go out on saturday nights? Boom there's your money to fight for your child!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Unless He did something to save this little girl, this means Nothing to me!!! After the fact is useless.

  • Eileen

    Our community and when shall we overcome?

  • Eileen

    yawn!!! bm stop impregnating randon a-- women

  • I Run New York

    How are you so sure? The child is now dead. Clearly the judge made an uninformed and ill advised decision. How can you be so sure the judge adequately reviewed and weighed evidence?

  • Queen B

    That child was too damn big to be in a high chair and if she did fall she wudve landed feet first. Her daddy ain't shît either mf'ers like him make my ass itch bc he refuse to get full custody of the baby bc he really don't want the responsibility to care for her 24/7 but now he wants to act like he's n grief and distress ?

  • I Run New York

    And now she's dead. CPS dropped the ball putting her back in that house.

  • I Run New York

    Facts. Anyone with a brain can see those injuries are not from a fall. Why did CPS put her back in that house after her "fall" that resulted in 3 brain surgeries?

  • Rhondalousey

    Dont even try it. If he was even half of a man he would have gotten custody of his kid period. Fuuck the mother. Stop making excuses for these sorry ass nigggas.

  • Rhondalousey

    And the men are too busy with their new biitch and her kids to care. Now he wanna post pics, fuuck him too. He neglected her now look whats goin on.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Brittany Bowens, told doctors the child fell off a high chair.

    Continual lies out of the biotch mouth

  • Renee

    Why in the h-ll is he under the covers with this child in 2019?! SMH

  • I Run New York

    Facts. Pure evil that a grown man could beat a 4 year old girl that severely.

  • currvalicious

    Sweetie, that's her bio dad, visiting her in the hospital afterone of her surgeries.

  • imright

    what a sad picture ! if that was my child she would have left the hospital WITH ME. they all FAILED HER ?

  • Ghost

    The biological father gets NO “points” from me! This hospital picture that he’s showing is all he needed to get custody of HIS baby! Ain’t no way my daughter would have gone back to her mother..he could have fought and got custody after this incident! So I’m not impressed with this sympathy picture showing now that she is dead (allegedly) Smdh ?

  • currvalicious

    Oh lord, that's so awful, yet very telling. Thanks for providing this info. Also about her head wound & how the doctors discovered it wasn't due to a fall.

  • MrsHBC

    That judge has that precious baby’s blood on his hands as well. Too many times the “mother” is given way more rights than they deserve! My heart breaks for that baby.

  • MrsHBC

    The judge failed the child and the father.

  • Sunnydaze

    Sure because a judge has to substantiate his/ her reasoning for the decision. Didn’t say it was the right decision. I just hate when people make sweeping assumptions about people/ things as if he/she was there or in a persons mind.

    You’re placing words in my mouth though. I didn’t say the best decision for the child, the correct decision in hindsight, etc. but to say Ill advised and uninformed .. there we go with assumptions again. What if the decision that she came was supported by the evidence presented? What if medical records, interviews, doctor testimony, if given, supported releasing the children back home? Then what? It’s quite easy to point fingers after the fact.

    Btw don’t support child abuse at all. Heck, I’ve reported someone myself for it but based on the evidence, ie people being unwilling to say anything, etc, the child was actually never removed from the home. It wasn’t their fault - I blame the people who refused to say anything. Here, a medical facility, doctors, etc were involved and an investigation was conducted. Unless there was some gross negligence involved, I’m again, SURE, as I said, that SOME evidence was involved with making that decision.

  • Lady_Elle

    Hospitals are cold... she has no coverings.
    That is her daddy... the man that should've stepped in and SAVED her! smh

  • Lady_Elle

    Seeing this little Angel with her daddy... makes me feel happy that at some point she knew someone LOVED HER!

  • Lady_Elle

    There should be a recall for this judge!!!
    She likely would not have sent a Latino baby to their death!
    She has this baby's BLOOD on her hands! smh

  • Jai Sunshine

    EXACTLY, they all failed her. Including her daddy.

  • 11pink123

    So this is so bad I don’t even have words for it.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Did the doctors not tell the father that the injuries were not consistent with a fall? Did the cousin not tell the father that the mother suspected Maleah was being raped? It seems like so many people knew this child was being harmed but no one stepped up to help her, not even her parents. My heart breaks looking at Maleah’s swollen face.

  • Lynette Collins

    Truth! My stomach hurts literally every time I see her beautiful face or that sick bastard face. The anticipation of finding her (or not finding her ever) is weighing heavily on me...I've been hugging my babies just a little more (which is a lot btw lol) lately.

  • Lynette Collins

    They say it takes a village to raise a child and apparently everyone failed her. The mother needs jail time for even being suspicious and not reporting it just to send a message to other trifling ass mothers. And the bio father really gets no sympathy from me because this pic should've had him fired up to take that woman to court for custody after that hospital visit. Nope not having it.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I just feel so bad to think of the possible brutality this child suffered, and how many more are in the system!

    Kids are being released back to obviously abusive homes to close cases, reduce paperwork and court appearances!

    Please don’t judge the dad, we don’t know to what extent he went through or if the mom convinced him, she would never hurt their daughter! PATHOLOGICAL LIARS can be convincing! IDK

    But, I know, I have reported two individuals, and they did nothing beyond a routine investigation! CPS just don’t care due to case loads and laziness!

  • SeannaPaula

    Thank you

  • SeannaPaula

    It's ok my father gave me the kind of love I still feed off of to this day.

  • SeannaPaula

    Ain't no need to sugar coat it just becuz you give birth that does not make you a mother, it takes consistent hard work that some females dont want to put in mostly out of being lazy and 2selfish to think beyond tbem selves.

  • GinJen

    Many times when people sustain a brain injury, they have amnesia about the events surrounding the injury...it's called retrograde amnesia. I'm sure mom/boyfriend was banking on her never regaining memory of the event..and this is probably why they regained custody

  • GinJen

    hmm..that was a helluva conversation you and hubby had .. I wouldn't put my husband in that "daddies don't want them" category because he would spend his last dime fighting me for ours if we separated and I refused him custody. All the men that I know would do the same?????

  • I Run New York

    I am an attorney and that is not true. Judges do not always substantiate their decision with facts and evidence. In facts, judges often have a wide latitude of discretion which some judges abuse. That's why some judges decisions get thrown out on appeal. Why are you so sure that the judge in this case substantiated her decision with evidence when she sent that little girl back to live with those demons?

  • I Run New York

    I am an attorney and that is not true. Judges do not always substantiate their decision with facts and evidence. In facts, judges often have a wide latitude of discretion which some judges abuse. That's why some judges decisions get thrown out on appeal. Why are you so sure that the judge in this case substantiated her decision with evidence when she sent that little girl back to live with those demons?

  • Sunnydaze

    I’m one too. But clearly you’re quite convinced of this woman’s behavior. So rock out. ??

  • Tahj

    They failed. All of them. I hope they find her body to lay her to rest. RIP little Angel. As fathers we have to do more. Be more present. Stop leaving our seeds in every woman we sleep with. Then walking off with 5% responsibility. Real rap. As a father ( married ), we have to step all the way up. ALL THE WAY UP. Cant blame the mother when we are just as guilty. I have one daughter with my wife. I cant FATHOM this. this shakes me to my bones. RAGE and SORROW. smh. This is FOUL as it gets. I am not shocked but very disappointed that they returned that baby to that home. My kids has fell on the street, on the hard wood floor, straight out the bed one day... NEVER. has it required that type of surgery. We all know the SPLAT when a kid falls out the cart in the market smh. They not in a damn coma or have blood on the brain that I know of. GOD KNOWS AND SEES ALL.... NO CHILD DESERVES THIS.

  • WhoKnew

    truth!

  • WhoKnew

    He knew. It was reported that he was contacted on several occasions about the abuse.

  • Ni Ni

    ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    His family and her family, the judge, and social services failed that child.

  • onelove

    YES THEY DID!! I HATE PEOPLE!!

  • EMILY POST

    Biological Dad should have gotten custody over Biological child... Irresponsible. People backwards he had a child with an idiot and was to sorry to get his baby.
    People need to support people while they are alive.

  • Tbone

    Really ,and she looks ,like relieved of something. Poor baby ??????????????????

  • Tbone

    Thanks a "REAL FATHER"

  • Tbone

    Ijs those people with those jobs do just enough, I have never heard of them going over and beyond. Besides they sit in those jobs until there're dam near dead. Instead of retiring and giving a college student a chance. So the people are tired in every sense of the word. With new eyes you can see what a veteran on the job may miss ,or better yet overlook. And say "we always get calls on this family" and don't do a damn thing. Parallel to the "restraing orders" next thing you know the womans dead .

  • TheOwley

    I'm afraid baby girl is no longer with us. The mother and her boyfriend need to be changed now. No one wanted or cared for Maleah, including the justice system. She is in a better place with her Father.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    You’re exactly right! Younger case managers will do more from my experience.

    I’ve seen them work and keep (formerly abused) teens who aged out of the foster care system, off the streets, help some get into college with so-so grades, live on campus, and any funding the particular state may provide!

    Newer or younger CPS case managers haven’t become jaded or desensitized to seeing helpless children suffering and dying!

    Many can relate and leave because they are encouraged not to care, just get through the files (neglect kids), and, hence creating a substantial high job turnover!

  • Leigh Burton

    Stevie Wonder could see that the poor baby was being abused! Why did she go back to that abusive family?

  • Tbone

    On point

  • Tbone

    Let me ask you a ? ...where do you put the biological father in all of this ? Let me know and I'll vibe off of that

  • Renee

    I gathered he was, from the post. I just think people should be more responsible! In the wake of too many perpetrators! Just because you can do something may not be an appropriate reason to do something. Nowadays, imagery is very enticing and persuasive. Images like this create comfortability & predators are banking on these comfort zones to cash in on innocence. My Grand’s are trained to understand anyone who really cares them will not make them too lose with their innocence. We will not always be around. Because of the cunning Nature of sexual predators, I have to be responsible and teach in this manner. Child molesters who seek to change would say this is not a good habit to have with children. Watching Jake Goldenflame taught me a lot about this beast- The sexual predator...

  • Ariesjerk

    What i dont understand is i guess they have to literally see her body because we all know he kiiled her.

  • J2PC

    Not if there's a custody order in place. You'd be charged with kidnapping or such & only make it harder to have a chance of gaining custody.

    If it were me, I'd simply go to court while the child is in the hospital for a temporary order by putting in the paperwork with all the reasons why you should have custody to reverse the order & hopefully gain custody.

    Unfortunately, some folks still react to situations via their emotions instead of using any intellect to think things through logically for coming up with a strategy for winning.

  • pynkrose407

    ******HEARTBROKEN AND SAD******
    Babygirl you deserved better and sorry the one person that carried you closet to her heart did not have it inher to protect you as she should have

  • B.Loveitt

    Yes I will try it! Read my comments about how hard it is to remove a child from a home period!!! Dealt with them on the regular. When you live it you learn to look at ALL SIDES!!! Since new info has been released this CHILD HAS BEEN SURROUNDED BY EVIL ABUSIVE ADULTS EVEN THE BIOLOGICAL SO THEY FAILED HER...CPS DID AS THEY HAVE IN MANY STATES AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO. SO AGAIN THE HOE ASS MAMMY NEEDS TO BE IN JAIL TOO!!!

    I gives AF about a ninja, my child will never be in harm's way because I'm ignorant, abusive, lack self esteem, find my worth in a man, plus I got a hot crotch and worried about my needs 1st. That's what's wrong with women they live in fairytale land. Let's use common phuckin sense. We don't live in Utopia but yet we're such willing participants. Be a grown ass woman when you chose to bring a life into this world. We make the choice to birth a child or not NOT A MAN which soon they'll remove that RIGHT FROM US TOO! The momma should have manned up and protected her kid. We birth and teach a nation look WTF we're teaching this nation!!! I'm not giving women excuses for being STUPID AND PATHETIC!!!

  • B.Loveitt

    Every single person related to this young girl failed her, both mom and dad along with both sides of family.

    !!!THIS!!! AND CPS TOO AS THEY ALWAYS DO!!!

  • Jussjess25

    My God.. the poor child was abused so much in life. I just prey that she didn't go through to much in this life. Rip to her poor soul my heart breaks for that child

  • Jussjess25

    Some states do not sympathize with dads. We never know he may have tried.

  • EMILY POST

    baby got her skull cracked. Sorry Daddy not trying hard enough.

  • Tbone

    ???

  • Tbone

    A pix like this no less...smdh

  • Tbone

    So true ,all they want is that paycheck . So they can cuss you out in line at "Ross and tj maxx" talkn bout "I was here first".....

  • Tbone

    It hurts me to know this evil exist ,and to just take ya rage out on a helpless ,who believed that you would protect her.i just can't wrap my head around this tragedy. The loss of innocence life ,for what ?

  • Tahj

    true..true...true. I was wondering too where is his mom or aunties / sisters. The women in my family... FIRST of ALL MY MOM!!! This would never be me, but my mom would have been there and got custody the day it happened. I just feel like for the black race, we have lost it all. Morals, Values, Families, love, education, GOD. Where are we. why are we so lost.... how can we recover...... One day my baby had a scratch on her.. I asked her mom WASSUUPP LOL and we married. LOL It was an accident but I needed to know what happened. There are too many of these cases in all cultures... I dont know what to say.... we not WOKE. we are culturally DEAD.

  • itsjismemelly

    this story hurts me so bad, just to imagine the suffering she endured!!! RIP BABY GIRL

  • Jussjess25

    Agreed ?

  • B.Loveitt

    You know what? ??????

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Jesus this baby was failed....

  • Tbone

    For real ???????????????

  • Tbone

    True...maybe he's on parole ijs

  • Guess Who

    Short life saturated with sorrow and tragedy. DAMN.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Social media = narcissism, lack of empathy for others, and false sense of entitlement.