Angela Hanna told
police that she had her suspicions that her
boyfriend was abusing her daughter, Trinity and she
knew he had been in trouble with Child Protective
Services in the past. People like Angela do NOT
deserve to be
called anything even closely related to the word
mom. Angela had faith that even though Eric Foster
was a drug
addict and had a history with CPS, that he would
never hurt her daughter on purpose, THAT
was her reason for
never reporting him when she started to suspect he
was hurting this precious little Angel.
Unfortunately, as is happening more and more often,
Angela was wrong.
During the time she was dating Eric Foster, Trinity
had "accidents" which never seemed to happen where
could see them happening. Angela would say that she
talked to Eric about these accidents and he would
he had done anything to the child, of course that
was good enough for Angela and she never did
anything to protect her daughter. Eric told Angela
that he "loved" Trinity, there you go, all better!
During her time with Eric, Trinity suffered at his
hands, many times. One incident was after Trinity
had dirtied her diaper and Eric didn't know how to
change a diaper so there was a mess every where.
Frustrated and wanting to teach the three year old a
lesson, he put her in the shower and turned on the
hot water. When Trinity told him the water was hot,
he left it on a little longer so she could learn her
lesson. Eric of course told Angela it was an
accident. Angela of course believed him. Trinity
ended up in the hospital for ten days and CPS came
to visit. Eric whined that
after he burned her, Trinity didn't want him to hold
her any more. When Angela asked Trinity what
happened, the child TOLD
her that Eric burned her, that wasn't good enough
for Angela, she did nothing because Eric told her
that he had a previous incident involving a three
year old that he had thrown against a wall.
Understandably, Trinity was afraid of this monster
and he would later say it "hurt his feelings". How
did he think this little child felt after the things
he did to her? She had a right to be afraid of him.
Eric decided to teach Trinity how to ride her bike.
His idea of teaching her to ride her bike was to
pull her by a rope and when she fell, he got mad at
as he put it, dropped her from his height back onto
the bike seat and the impact was so hard, she had
bruising on her private area. Eric of course didn't
care, later, he put her in her high chair in such a
way that he intentionally hurt her private area
again. Eric didn't tell Angela what happened and
several days later they got in to an argument and
during that argument, they CLAIM
that Trinity was sitting in his lap and he got up to
go argue with Angela and pushed the child off his
lap and she landed face first on the coffee table.
Trinity started vomiting into the next day and she
was not able to eat anything. Angela didn't call for
help or bring her child to the doctor even after her
Grandmother told her to. Later she would be asked
why she had not called an ambulance and she would
only say she wished she had.
Angela's grandparents had paid to have Trinity in
daycare until Eric moved in with them and even when
the grandparents told Angela that Trinity was afraid
of Eric and at times Angela would see Trinity
looking oddly at Eric, Angela chose to do nothing
and stay with a man she referred to as a
"functioning addict". If Angela had paid attention
to what her daughter was saying, Trinity would never
have been pronounced dead, at the hospital.
Neighbors told police that the couple had only live
in that area for about three months and they never
noticed anything odd:
live like five steps away from the front door.
We would have heard something and
absolutely no screaming, fighting, nothing. They
played with her outside and
the little girl was bouncy and of course real
active little girl"
Eric Edward Foster, who was 26 years old at the
time, was arrested and charged with murder, torture,
mayhem and child abuse, after failing a polygraph
test and confessing to what he did, he had the nerve
to plead not guilty to what he did to this child. At
his arraignment hearing, Eric was lead in to the
courtroom wearing paper clothing. Paper clothing is
a sign that an inmate is on "suicide watch".
Angela called Trinity "The best thing that has ever
happened to me", on her Facebook page and had
several pictures of the daughter she let die for the
sake of a man. In May of 2012, Angela was arrested
and charged with three felony counts which included
second degree murder, willful cruelty to a child and
child abuse causing great bodily injury. Angela was
being held on a $2 million dollar bond. Residents in
the area were happy about that:
I were the mother, there's no way I would have
let something like that continue"
it's fantastic. I was really upset to hear that
she got off in the first place. I honestly
has been served, or will be"
a mother, I don't know how this was ignored. I
don't know how you can't treat your daughter
We were happy, As a mother, we didn't know how
she didn't know. We're happy this
moms, it just really hit home for us"
There was a vigil held by Ashley and Sarah, for
Trinity and woman held a fund raiser to to help
raise awareness about child abuse. The women wear
blue ribbons with Trinity's name on them.
A report said that Angela had not taken her daughter
for medical attention when she knew she was injured.
Trinity's injuries included water burns, genital
trauma, intestinal tears and a heard injury, this in
a matter of a few weeks.
In September of 2012, Angela Vickrey (Hanna) plead
no contest to the charges against her. As part of
her plea deal, Angela agreed to testify against Eric
and she accepted an
INSULTING TO TRINITY
ten year prison
sentence with credit for time served since her
arrest. Angela could be out of prison in less than
five years. If Angela fails to testify about the
truth, against Eric, she would forfeit her plea deal
and the charges of second degree murder would be
reinstated. Eric faces the death penalty if
In February of 2014, Eric Edward Foster, who was 28
years old, having been found guilty of first degree
murder, was sentenced to life in prison. Shirley
Vickrey, Trinity's grandmother said:
not a man. You're a poor excuse and disgrace of
Shirley told Eric that he was an evil moster and
said that she hoped his life would be made
uncomfortable by his fellow inmates once they found
out what he had done to Trinity.
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