1997 - May 29, 1999
A Grave Memorial
Paramedics arrived at
the home of Patricia Blackmon after 911 was called for an unresponsive
child. Arriving at the home, Paramedics found that two year old
Dominiqua, a daughter who Patricia had adopted, was not breathing and
they tried to revive her, their attempts were unsuccessful. Dominiqua
was pronounced dead at Flowers Hospital shortly after she was
Patricia claimed that this two year old Angel had fallen off of the bed
and become seriously injured. Police were called when it became obvious
that the injuries Dominiqua had could not have come from falling off of
the bed. This precious little girl had 30 injuries including bruises on
her legs and fractured bones with some of these injuries in various
stages of healing, making it apparent that she had been being abused
for quite some time. One injury that was called the most damning to
Patricia's claim that it had been an accident, was a shoe print
on Dominiqua's chest. When searching the home a sandal that matched the
shoe print was found.
During her trial Patricia was still saying that Dominiqua had fallen
off of the bed and witnesses were called and said that Patricia had a
good relationship with her daughter and some said they would leave
their children with her. The evidence against Patricia was so strong
that the Judge found her guilty.
Patricia was sentenced to death for killing Dominiqua and she tried to
appeal that sentence in 2005. At that point, Patricia was admitting
what she had done, though she was saying that what she had done, was
not done in a cruel way because Dominiqua was unconscious while she was
receiving most of the injuries she got that day.
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?
It sounds like she's saying it doesn't matter if you kill your
children, as long as you abuse them long enough knock them out BEFORE you kill them. That's just
Patricia and her "Lawyer", (I say
Lawyer with complete disgust because how could ANY Lawyer, or any human being for
that matter, seriously go into court and say what you will read next)
said that Dominiqua could not feel what was happened while most of the
beating she took at the hands of her mother was being done. Patricia
and her Lawyer felt that since Dominiqua couldn't feel what was
happening, it wasn't cruel and Patricia didn't deserve to die for what
Luckily an appeal board didn't agree with that stupidity and her
sentence remained the death penalty. A jury had voted ten to two that
she was guilty and they made a recommendation for death.
THANK GOD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A GOOD HEAD ON THEIR SHOULDERS!
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