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Tundratot

Muttering crone
Exeter Police Chief Cliff Bush tells Action News new DNA tests were taken to Fresno where they'll be analyzed to see if Sophia may have been sexually abused.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8136569
Sophia's great-grandmother watched our interview with Chris Cheary. "He can lie on tv all he wants to. But he's looking around his back, making sure nobody's after him. He's a liar from the pits of hell," said Ruth Williams, Sophia's great-grandmother. . . .

But she insists her granddaughter was a good mother. She says she asked Ericka to stop seeing Cheary.

"If she had done what I told her to do, asked her to do, begged her to do, this never would have happened. And that's the blame I put on Ericka," Williams said.

Cheary told us he fears for his safety. Williams said - he should. "You bet ya he does. You bet ya. Every gang member in Tulare County is looking for him," according to Williams.

Why are gang members looking for him? Williams says Sophia's biological father was a gang member in Tulare County
http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story/Sophias-Family-Responds-to-Boyfriends-Interview/FhadyX75HkOnQbn0kvJoOA.cspx
Mother and daughter Carolyn and Shannon Johnson also attended the vigil. The two saw Sophia’s mother Erika Smith days after Sophia was hospitalized.

“She said they had rushed Sophia to the hospital because she had choked on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it was confusing because she said they had bathed her before they took her to the hospital,â€￾ said Carolyn. “I just couldn’t believe she was telling me all this. I wouldn’t be standing there if my child was in the hospital. I’d be at my baby’s side.â€￾

Great grandmother Ruth Williams said she believes Smith’s boyfriend Chris Cherry is responsible for Sophia’s death. Williams said after Smith began dating Cherry in November she noticed several suspicious things including bruises and bumps, as well as the fact that Sophia didn’t want to return home.

“She’d beg and plead to stay with me and say ‘can I just stay with you, I don’t want to go home,â€￾ said Williams. “I asked her if he [Cherry] ever hit her and she said once he did. But I noticed bruises on both girls regularly.â€￾

Williams said she called the police multiple times, begged Smith to leave Cherry and is upset that CPS did not remove the children from the apartment. Williams said the suspicions reached a boiling point when she and Cherry had an altercation a week before Sophia was hospitalized. It was here that Williams said Cherry pulled a knife on her. Williams said she has not spoken with Erika or her daughter since Sophia’s death.
http://www.thesungazette.com/articles/2011/05/18/news/news01.txt

Ruth Williams is not afraid of too much exposure. She's everywhere.
 

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KyFyre

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For once, I'm actually kind of rooting for some gang justice, though I'm normally against gang violence. It will take years for them to even try this weasel in court, and even then he'll probably get a slap on the wrist because junkie egg donor will lie for him as she has been doing. Gang justice will be swift and final. One less baby killer on the streets.

Wonder if he really thinks he's safe hiding in that church. He's gotta go out sometime.

Love the great-grandmas feisty spirit. She'll be baby girls voice, something her mother should have been but failed to be. I think he should be more afraid of her than the gang members, cause something tells me if she sees him he's not going to have a chance to do anymore running and hiding.
 

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MadeaBecBec

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OMG!!!!! theres an update on this case, chris cheary arrested. I feel sick at the charges he has been arrested for!

Cheary is being held in the Tulare County Jail without bail. He faces the following charges:

Cruelty to a child by inflicting injury
Forcible lewd acts on a child
Sodomy
Murder (with special allegation: torture)


Thursday, June 2nd 11:00 p.m.

Exeter Police have arrested 20-year-old Chris Cheary for the death of 3-year-old Sophia Acosta.

Last month, Cheary spoke exclusively with CBS47 and denied having anything to do with Sophia's Death. In that interview, Cheary admitted that he and Sophia's mother were smoking heroin and pot while Sophia was asleep in another room.

Cheary claims Sophia rolled out of bed and hit her head on a metal object, which lead to her death.

Police have a different theory, which is why they continued to investigate the couple. They arrested Cheary in Stanislaus County Thursday night. He was taken into custody without incident.
 

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nannyd

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I knew the sorry waste of skin did it. They both deserve LWOP and to be put in genpop where they can be reminded each and every day of what they have done to this little angel. Any woman who chooses a man over her children is no mother. You know damned well she knew what he was doing to her daughter. She just didn't care, as long as she was getting the drugs she wanted and had a man around.

Rolled out of bed, my ass. Where did the "lewd acts on a child" and "sodomy" come from? Did the metal object do THAT too??
 

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He said he put the baby in the bath to try to waken her up! more like he put her in the bath to clean her after he battered and raped her. My god sodomy on a baby!!! WTF how can someone do that with a baby screaming? and how can a mother be that out of her mind on drugs to not hear that? She is disgusting the vilest piece of shit to walk the earth.

They reackon if convicted he may face the death penalty, junkie baby raping asshole!

I bet he was messing about with this baby for a long time! only this time he raped her to death and beat her to keep her quiet!

Poor baby only wanted loved and taken care of, a neighbour said she used to say "hi" to everyone who passed, heartbreaking.
 

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Whisper

#byefelicia
Bit more detail

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Christopher Cheary will face murder and sexual assault charges in the Sophia Acosta child murder case.

Three weeks after a young South Valley girl was brutally beaten to death, police have arrested the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Friday, the Tulare County District Attorney's office said Christopher Rey Cheary will be arraigned on Monday, June 6th at 1:10 p.m. Cheary will face charges of murder, felony assault on a child causing death, sodomy on a child under 14 years old, and felony sodomy.

Exeter Police arrested 20-year old Christopher Cheary around 6 p.m. Thursday night in Stanislaus County. Cheary is accused in the murder of three-year-old Sophia Acosta last month. He was escorted by officers to be booked in the Tulare County Jail early Friday morning.

The reaction has been strong in the town of Exeter which has been the scene of numerous vigils since this crime first came to light. When they heard news of Chris Cheary's arrest, several community and family members gathered at Triangle Park to light candles and at the police station to hear what detectives had to say about the case.

Sophia Acosta's great grandmother was overcome with emotion when she heard Chris Cheary, Acosta's mother's live-in boyfriend, had been arrested for the three-year-old's murder.

"She loved me and I loved her and she never wanted to go home she wanted to stay with me all the time and until he come along she was at my house every day," said Ruth Williams, Sophia's great grandmother, "I'm happy they arrested him that's where he belongs but it's only just begun."

News of the arrest spread quickly around a town waiting weeks for justice for the little girl.

"I'm not shocked because we knew it... it's upsetting, still it's one closer to justice, one step closer," said Cheyenne McDonald of Exeter.

Exeter Police officers found Sophia Acosta unresponsive in an Exeter apartment on May 7th. She died four-days later in Children's Hospital in Madera County. Autopsy results show she was physically abused. Investigators are still waiting on lab results to see if she may have been sexually abused as well.

Family members had been notified a day before that an arrest was planned. "We had people stomping their feet want an arrest... We'd much rather a good arrest than a quick arrest," said family member Nick Williams.

Exeter Police thanked the family and the community for their patience all along. "We did an intense investigation... that's why it took so long. We thank the public and the City of Exeter for being patient with us, and the family for being patient with us, while we did our investigation," said Sgt. Celis Rabena.

Sophia's mother, Erika Smith, remains a person of interest in this case.

Community members will be gathering here in Triangle Park once again Friday night at 6 p.m. to hold another candlelight vigil. They hope the gathering and this arrest brings a sense of closure for the South Valley city.

Sophia Acosta's father, Obie Acosta, came to Exeter once he heard the news of Chris Cheary's arrest. "Right now there's a lot of emotions going through my head. Right now and just to know that he's right here, it's kind of getting to me but I'm just glad that they got him in custody already."

Obie said he and Sophia's mother, Erika Smith, have another child together. That child remains with Child Protective Services.
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http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8167824&hpt=ju_bn6
 

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Whisper

#byefelicia
Cheary Could Face DP In Sophias Case
[...]
The criminal complaint against Christopher Cheary reveals he is facing four felony counts including murder and sexual assault. Some of the charges carry special allegations that mean he could face the death penalty if he's convicted.

The district attorney's office has also filed a charge of murder with a special allegation that Cheary tortured Sophia Acosta. Investigators say the "torture" allegation refers to the number of injuries the three-year-old sustained.
[...]
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8169971
 

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MadeaBecBec

Trusted Member
You can see bruising on Sophia and Alexa in these photos:

Her right eye, especially, it appears to be healing. I'm not sure if she's showing her teeth, or a busted lip.


Same day as the above (it seems) but Alexa is more injured here.


This photo is reportedly the day before she was beaten, which would've been May 6, 2011. When you magnify this photo you can see that she has another black eye, makeup covers most of it...

Egg-donor and penis had their photos made, too! That one is at the beginning of this thread....
 

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Tundratot

Muttering crone
Somebody broke that f***er's nose once. He's got a low brow. And a purty mouth. Next time we see him, 10 - 1 he'll have chin pubes.
 

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beans

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[MENTION=3446]Tundratot[/MENTION] - god, Im sorry, but whats the deal with chin pubes? What is it that it symbolizes? lol! Im serious!

Oh, and little Sophia is showing off her silver capped teeth, which is usually done when the baby teeth are injured or rotting.
Just looking at those photos pisses me off.
 

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Tundratot

Muttering crone
[MENTION=3446]Tundratot[/MENTION] - god, Im sorry, but whats the deal with chin pubes? What is it that it symbolizes? lol! Im serious!

Oh, and little Sophia is showing off her silver capped teeth, which is usually done when the baby teeth are injured or rotting.
Just looking at those photos pisses me off.
We have noticed that an inordinant number of these child abusers, killers, molesters seem to have funky facial hair. Many who didn't before, grow it in jail. The ones who grow it in jail, we surmise, are growing it for the "pleasure" of their sugar daddies.
 

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beans

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[MENTION=3446]Tundratot[/MENTION] , this is making me queasy. The other photo has her bangs slightly off it seems to cover that missing hair. man, I could not imagine snatching a chunk of hair from a kids head. You know that had to hurt. It hurts me to look at it.
Chris robbed her little sister, her family and the world. Mom is certainly not any better. The world is different now, and can help a mother leave an abuser. At least in the US. She just looked at her baby everyday, saw the pain, and ignored it. I dont know how.
 

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Tundratot

Muttering crone
[MENTION=3926]misssmartypants[/MENTION] It's awful what these mothers can "overlook". I have found in myself, though, that denial can be an amazingly strong force. I guess that's what they do. Deny. They want to believe the BS excuses -- "oh, she fell over the couch, hair got caught in a crack" or some other ridiculous story. They want to believe that the guy is "all that" and that their lives are so much more fulfilled with the guy in it. They want to believe that the bad boy is being reformed by their love and he's going to protect them and love their kids, and provide free babysitting. They can't see the forest for the trees.
 

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Courts29

Member
Omg!!! These babies look like ghosts in those photos and they also look like they have lost the will to live! Sophia teeth are a disgrace why the hell did the authority's not do anything when they seen them? They clearly look like abused children. Her eyes look so sad I am shaking with anger I cannot believe the amount of evil there is in this world. Chris cheary is a disgusting animal and the most is just as guilty. The only good thing out of this story is the young baby is away from those two animals.
 

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Courts29

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Update

Little Sophia's Babysitter says she witnessed the Abuse
Posted: Jun 04, 2011 2:16 AM EDT


By Norma Yuriar

Tulare County, Calif. (KMPH News) – KMPH news is learning new details into what happened inside the home where Exeter Police say 3–year–old Sophia Acosta was murdered.

Little Sophia's former baby–sitter is speaking out about the abuse she says she witnessed.

"I'd seen him spank her really hard and I talked to Sophia's mom about that," Vega said. "She didn't listen."

This latest revelation comes one day after Exeter Police arrested the mother's boyfriend, 20–year–old Christopher Cheary.

He's accused of killing Sophia in May.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by KMPH news – Cheary faces charges of first–degree murder with special circumstances including torture, sodomy and lewd acts with a child.

Dozens of people gathered Friday night at Triangle Park in Exeter to light candles in memory of Sophia.

A giant Pine tree decorated with flowers, candles and stuffed animals has become common ground for many in the small and tight–knit community.

"I brought candles and I brought flowers... I figured red for love," Lynn Charron said.

Sophia's murder also touched the heart of 18–year–old Carly Vega.

She says she baby–sat little Sophia and her little sister Alexa.

"Sophia had black eyes...she said her butt hurt. She would always be scared and say... don't tell my daddy."

Vega says Sophia referred to her mother's boyfriend as her "daddy".

Exeter police arrested Cheary Thursday night in Stanislaus County that's about 145 miles from the Exeter apartment where investigators say the little girl was brutally beaten to death and sexually assaulted.

"You can only run so far but you are going to get caught," Exeter resident Carolyn Johnson said.

Sophia's biological father Obediah Acosta attended Friday's community vigil.

Sophia's mother Erika smith did not.

"I haven't spoke to Erika at all," Acosta said. "I have nothing to say to her."

Exeter police still consider Smith a ‘person of interest'.

"I talked to Erika about some of the stuff I saw and she didn't listen," added Vega. "They tried to blame some stuff on me about blood in the baby's diaper when the 1–year–old got a broken leg."

Vega says she met Smith in December 2011 and stopped baby sitting the girls in April.

"I couldn't stay there because he put his hands on me... he was pushing on me and stuff," Vega said. "He didn't want anyone around. He wanted to put them in solitude."
 

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Tundratot

Muttering crone
Gee, Vega, did you report the bastard at all? For harassing and molesting you or for child abuse? No? Oh, well, at least you had the gumption to mention the abuse to good for nothing Erika . . . who promptly shrugged it off. But really, did you try to save those girls or did you just run away and leave them in that situation? I think we know the answer.
 

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Robynne

The Evil Queen
Sophia teeth are a disgrace why the hell did the authority's not do anything when they seen them?
Actually having tooth decay at that age in front is usually caused by milk rot. (when a child is put to sleep with bottle of milk all the time) When a child has milk rot, a dentist usually drills, fills, and caps the baby teeth so they don't destroy the adult teeth. This is not considered abuse. They can't do anything, she took her child to the dentist to have the matter taken care of.

This is why I never put my children to bed with a bottle of milk.
 

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Courts29

Member
Blood in the babys diaper? wonder if this was the little sister? if so he was obviously messing about with her as well! sick bastard!
 

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beans

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WTF? I swear, if I saw a child with black eyes, witnessed beatings on that child, and whatever monstrosities, I wouldnt just abandoned that kid. If telling the mom didnt get anywhere, for fucks sake, go to the police. Oh, Carly Vega, you left because the step-dad put his hands on YOU. Those babies meant nothing to you. This isnt about hindsight, this is indifference and selfishness and 15 minutes of fame. I hope it backfires.
 

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Jerri Blank

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I'm just catching up with this appalling case and I am just sickened!!

This little girl was a living doll. It's hard to imagine anyone having the capacity to harm her in any way.
Only a real monster could kill this sweet baby.

Rest in peace Sophia Maria :-(
 

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redsaid

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poor babies. black eyes all around.

'someone' should have put a stop to this...... Boy am I riled up over this one. I think it's the pics. I don't trust cops all that much but I sure as hell know when to call them. I mean jeeze, if I see a kid getting disciplined in the store I covertly hang around to make sure it doesn't get outta hand.
 
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