to change and go come
to an end.
In 2005, Ryan's biological father was said to have
broken into the home and choked Trinity Anderson,
his mother. This man was said to have slapped her
and held a knife to her throat and threatened to
kill her, in front of the children in the home. The
father was arrested and charged with domestic
assault and battery by strangulation. At that time
the children were removed from the home, later they
were returned. The month before this incident,
Trinity had been given a protection order against
this man and went to a domestic violence shelter to
get protection, however, she eventually moved out of
the shelter and back to the home.
In February of 2006, another DHS visit took place
because there was a party going on and Trinity was
smoking Marijuana with her boyfriend, Rocky Moore.
Rocky was at the home, but the DHS worker was not
able to confirm that the couple had been doing any
kind of drugs. One of the older children in the home
said that he had seen them smoking Marijuana.
During that same year there were several hearings
concerning the safety of Ryan and his siblings. DHS
made a recommendation that a petition be filed to
terminate the parental rights because Trinity had
not been cooperative in following their plans for
the children to be safe. A Judge agreed that there
was no family unit and Trinity had failed to do what
was needed for her children and they were placed in
foster care. At least twice the recommendation was
made for the children to remain in foster care, but
at some point, they ended up back with Trinity after
she was able to convince DHS workers that she would
clean up her life and things would be better. For
Ryan, things would only get worse.
On November 5, 2008, Ryan Weeks died from what was
said by the State Medical Examiner to be blunt force
trauma. Ryan's injuries included a depressed skull
fracture and a traumatic brain injury. Rocky Allen
Moore, who was 22 years old at the time, was charged
with first degree murder as a result of Ryan's
death. Ryan died just four days away from his 4th
birthday after having been in the system with DHS
since he was one year old. Ryan's death was ruled a
Trinity Anderson was 22 years old at the time and
she wasn't home when her child was beaten by Rocky
Moore. Even with her history of child abuse and
neglect complaints, she wasn't going to be charged
with anything in relation to the death of Ryan. That
is very sad, she had the power to save his life, she
chose a man over her children!
Danna Paulino had been Ryan's foster mother and she
had tried over and over with no success, to make DHS
understand that he was in trouble and shouldn't go
back to his mother. Ryan would return from visits
with bruises and Danna would file complaints with no
begged and pleaded and boohooed"
Danna said that Ryan was a loving and sweet little
boy and she said that she had warned DHS many times
that Ryan and his brother were in serious danger in
that home. Danna had shown pictures of bruises on
the boys, to DHS, of hand prints on their bodies and
the DHS worker said that the children were lying and
when the Judge signed an order returning the
children to their mother he was reported to have
hope I don't regret this"
After Ryan died,
am not free under Oklahoma law to make any
comments at this point"
Of course you're not. But you saw
pictures of the abuse, you heard the testimony
about the abuse these children suffered, you
knew that Rocky was on probation and you send
into that home and Ryan is dead, that's all
anyone needs to know.
Danna had been working with Lois Huddlestone, the
DHS worker who tried without success to help the
children. Lois had been helpful in successful
adoptions of three children to home of Danna and her
husband. Danna and her husband had been fostering
the three siblings since September of 2007 through
August 1, 2007 and she voiced her concerns over and
over and no matter how hard Lois tried to help, she
was not able to make it right for these children.
Lois called the caseworker asking for help and was
told they would check in to the situation. Lois said
really checked into it and they really did
listen because we're burying a three year old.
right, I've been on the inside. I've seen"
A Police affidavit said that Ryan had a large
abrasive bruise on his back as well as other bruises
all over his body. Ryan was flown to OU Medical
Center, but he died. One of Ryan's siblings told
Police that he saw Rocky slam Ryan against the wall
and then on to the floor and he showed how it was
done using a doll. Of course Rocky had a story of
his own in which he said that Ryan had been throwing
up, had fallen down the stairs and even hit his head
on the tub as well as the corner of a wall. Rocky
said that the bruise on his back was from Ryan
sliding down a dresser after Rocky put him on the
dresser in order to pull up his underwear. Rocky
also told Police that Ryan and his brother had been
fighting that day. The way Rocky put things it would
seem that Ryan was just having one heck of a bad
At the time he was arrested for Ryan's murder, Rocky
was on probation for smoking Marijuana in front of
Today is July 12, 2014 and oddly, I am unable to
find any information about a conviction in this case
or even if it ever went to trial.