It didn't happen here.
It happened in Galveston County, but I wanted to talk about it anyway.
The news reports are still coming together, but we know that a couple walking along the road found the body of a baby boy, still in his diaper, dead on the side of the road. A child's car seat was near his little body. Preliminary reports say he died from blunt force trauma to his head.
We don't know if he was thrown from a car. We don't know if he was beaten to death and then left there.
I think we can all agree that whatever he did in his short life, he didn't deserve this.
Police are looking for his father. I don't know if he's the one who is responsible or not.
But someone is.
And some day, if there is a God, that person will be brought to Justice.
A prosecutor will stand in a court of law and put into words what the investigating officers have done. That prosecutor will feel his or her heart break every time they talk about or even think about the case. And that heart will never be the same.
A defense attorney will represent the accused, and it will tear him or her apart, just as much. He or she will put aside their personal feelings and uphold their oath that they defend their client to the best of their ability. And his or her heart will break every time they talk about or even think about the case. And that heart will never be the same, either.
All those people who will become involved in the case will take on a personal toll that those outside of this system will never understand the way that we do.
My prayers are with all those who will become involved.
But mostly my prayers are for that Sweet Little Boy.
I just had to get that off my chest.