The family of Jabraylon Bables should be out buying Christmas toys for the bright, talkative boy everyone called "Bam Bam."
On Saturday, the 16-month-old toddler died from the massive injuries and the onset of infections he had suffered 36 days earlier after authorities say his mother's boyfriend dropped him into a pot of boiling water.
"From the injuries on the baby, I think he did it intentionally," one of the boy's aunts, Veronica Bables, said Monday. "I feel like he tortured him."
Carlnelus Delaney Simmons, a convicted murderer, remains in the Dallas County Jail accused of first-degree felony injury to a child. Simmons, 37, is also being held on two felony drug delivery charges. His bail totals $80,000.
What the hell was wrong with the mother? Having a drug-dealing convicted murderer as her boyfriend?
Authorities say the burns that covered Jabraylon's legs, feet, hand and buttocks did not match Simmons' account. He told police that he accidentally dropped hot water on the toddler.
I cannot begin to imagine the pain this infant felt while his extremities were being shoved into a pot of boiling water. Want an inkling? Go shove one finger - just for an instant- into a pot of boiling water. You will never forget the pain.
We are playing with real fire when we - as a society - allow two-legged animals like Carlnelus Delaney Simmons to live and walk amongst us. What he did to this baby is more than sufficient proof that he has forfeited his right to remain alive in this world.
This boiled-alive baby may have been the child of a failed family, a failed mother, even a failed race, but he certainly deserved his one chance in this world. This drug-dealing convicted murderer never allowed him that.
This man should be quickly tried and just as quickly executed. There is no reason on this earth to allow him to live, not even in prison.