Joshua Marbury, a father of two from Sherwood, Oregon, shared his family’s story on May 20, asking people to help him and his wife, Alicia Quinney, bring it to trial.
“TWO months ago if not longer my 1 year old son was smacked across the right side of his face by our babysitter (keep this person anonymous) to the point where MULTIPLE doctors (who in fact showed us hand prints) and the detective said it could have killed him,” Marbury wrote.
Joshua and Alicia came home to find baby Jacob on their bed screaming while their male babysitter was asleep. By the next morning, severe bruises on the toddler’s head and face were apparent.
“The first thing I saw was his black eye and at first I thought, ‘What happened to his eye?’ And then he turned over and I saw the whole side of his face was black-and-blue,” Quinney recalled in an interview with local news station KOIN.
At first, the babysitter, who was also a family friend, said that he did not know what happened to Jacob, but then he claimed that the bruise came after he dropped the baby on a concrete floor before confessing to police that he did in fact strike the one-year-old, according to KOIN.
“STILL this person was not arrested because they had to build a case and a jury to find him guilty BEFORE they go to jail,” Marbury wrote in his post.