Monsters are rife among us.
At around 4:00 p.m. EST Thursday, a Georgia Game Warden saw some tire tracks just off the side of the road leading to the Glynn County Airport and it raised his suspicion. To him, it appeared that someone had stopped, but had “peeled out” in a hurry, digging deeper trenches in the dirt shoulder. So he stopped, got out, and found the body of a child stuffed into a trash bag.
The child was quickly identified as young Christopher Barrios, Jr., the 6-year-old child abducted in Brunswick, Georgia one week ago.
A beloved child once more discarded like garbage.
Not surprisingly, not one single “tip” provided by George Edenfield, nor his mother (Peggy), nor his father (David) , nor his family’s “friend” (Donald Dale) helped authorities and volunteers find Christopher’s body. Far from it. But they’ve dug their own graves through their incessant lies. Now Glynn County plans on charging all four with murder.
In reality, only one of them will likely be charged with First Degree Murder, and the remaining three will face Third Degree Murder for being accessories to the crime for knowing the child had been abducted and doing nothing to help Christopher. All they did was their best in throwing about confusion. Oh, and at least one of them bagged the child up and tossed him on the side of the road.
Do you believe their incredible stories and their multitude of wild goose chases were because they were confused? Hell, no! They were doing everything they could think of to PREVENT police and the volunteer searchers from finding Christopher’s body.
Each person had a different story. Each started off claiming they knew nothing at all, then somehow knew where the child could be found. And each person sent police to a different location. Edenfield’s mother, as recently as this morning, insisted that Christopher was buried in the woods right there within a mere few hundred yards of the mobile home park.
But Christopher wasn’t. He was found three miles away. There is no accident or mistake or even surprise to me in their crazy tales.
Deja vu. I wonder if the Edenfield family have been watching the John Evander Couey trial…right down to how his family escaped jurisprudence for their own obvious complicity in Jessica Lunsford’s torture and death? They seemed to have gotten the trash bag idea down pat, but were just too busy with police climbing all over them to bury the child, too.
I find it rather incomprehensible also to discover that George Edenfield, convicted of molesting two young Brunswick boys in 1997, was senteced to serve two strict paroles of ten years concurrently. No jail time following his conviction. Wow! I guess molesting children is not such a big deal to that county court! The judge who signed Edenfield’s sentencing order has some serious explanations to offer, and local voters had better tell him to kiss his elected bench goodbye.
My heart and prayers go out to this child’s loved ones, as well as to all the wonderful souls who have never given up searching for Christopher.
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