Cops: 3-year-old beaten for not eating dinner

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 4:09pm
Staff reports
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Elizabeth Messick and Chad Viney

A 3-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy are in Department of Children’s Services custody after they were allegedly beaten with a belt, Metro Police said.

Police said the mother, Elizabeth Messick, 27, and her boyfriend, Chad Viney, 31, admitted beating the 3-year-old because she would not eat her dinner.

Both children were treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and released into DCS custody.

Messick and Viney, of Archwood Place, are each charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse. They are both being held on $80,000 bond.

3 Comments on this post:

By: racefan1 on 11/6/09 at 11:33

Maybe Elizabeth & Chad should have their ass beat because they don't know how to be a parent, This just makes me sick to my stomach.

By: jimmigjb on 11/6/09 at 1:48

Somebody please change the law, they should be subject to a public lashing!

By: localboy on 11/9/09 at 9:31

move along folks, no story here