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Parents Want Justice For What Happened To Their Baby, Get Rejected For Strange Reason

Written by Ana Krneta
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An Oregon babysitter, Markell Hilaire, made headlines for hitting and smacking a 1-year-old left in his care is making headlines again. This time, it’s because the court failed to charge him due to an antiquated Oregon law.

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The baby, Jacob, was left with visible bruises all over his little face and a black eye. He was also left with the the imprint of Hilarie’s palm from where he hit him. Multiple doctors that examined the baby and even the Sheriff stated that the beating could have killed the young child.

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The charges were deferred because the young boy was unable to articulate that he was abused. This is due to a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that stated, ‘a victim must be able to describe the attack.’ The parents, Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney, are rightfully furious that their sons attacker will not be served justice in court.

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The brave parents decided to take matters into their own hands, and made a Facebook post about their situation hoping it would go viral and bring attention to their sons case. Their post was successful in going viral, it was shared 275,000 times in the first three days that it went up.

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The charges were deferred because the young boy was unable to articulate that he was abused. This is due to a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that stated, ‘a victim must be able to describe the attack.’ The parents, Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney, are rightfully furious that their sons attacker will not be served justice in court.

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The brave parents decided to take matters into their own hands, and made a Facebook post about their situation hoping it would go viral and bring attention to their sons case. Their post was successful in going viral, it was shared 275,000 times in the first three days that it went up.

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