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Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 06:07 AM

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(AP) A Bakersfield man with a history of drug abuse remained jailed Monday after allegedly biting out one of his 4-year-old son's eyes and mutilating the other.

Angel Vidal Mendoza, 34, has been charged with mayhem, torture, child cruelty and inflicting an injury to a child in the alleged attack on his son, Angelo Mendoza Jr. Bakersfield police said in a search warrant that the child told investigators "my daddy ate my eyes" and that Mendoza appeared to be under the influence of PCP following the April 28 incident.

After two neighbors found the injured child in the apartment he shared with his father, witnesses told authorities that a man in a wheelchair who turned out to be Mendoza was in the backyard of a nearby vacant home hacking his own legs with an ax, police said. Mendoza was arrested a week later.

Kern County Jail officials said they did not know whether he had hired an attorney, and online court records do not indicate whether he is represented. Mendoza is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, when a date for a preliminary hearing in the case is expected to be set.

Doctors at Mercy Hospital, where the boy is being treated, said it is unclear whether Angelo will regain vision in his right eye or be permanently blinded.

The case has raised questions about whether the child was being adequately monitored by Kern County's Child Protective Services department. Mendoza and the child's 23-year-old mother were charged with being under the influence of PCP in 2006 and pleaded no contest to child cruelty charges in that case, court records show.

Police said the mother, Desirae Marie Bermudez, was not present when the child's eyes were injured. There is a $15,000 warrant for her arrest for failing to complete a drug treatment program last year, according to court documents.

Mendoza has a criminal record going back to 1997 that includes convictions for selling alcohol to a minor, battery and check forgery.

Officials with Child Protective Services declined to comment on the case.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 06:34 AM

Ugh, how could you do something like that, especially to your own kid? That's just disgusting. Things like this prove that the world is one screwed up place, to the extreme.





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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 09:45 AM

thats just wrong on so many levels...poor boy :C


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 10:24 AM

That is awful. Eugh.
   
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 11:53 AM

Creepy guy.... This is why drugs are illegal. I do hope he rots in prison for the rest of his life.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 01:19 PM

What did he have mental issues to?
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 01:38 PM

It obviously wasn't just the drugs, he had to have had some kind of mental disorder...




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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 03:42 PM

Obviously he had a mental disorder, normal people don't do that. But why did he have the kid in his custody?


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 05:48 PM

ewwww....


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 09:28 PM

I'm not sure how much of this can be blamed on the father and not on the PCP. From the article, I assume he either did PCP once (this time) or has a history of it and possibly drug-induced psychosis. So, stating he must have had some sort of mental disorder (presumably not due to the drugs) I am curious about your reasons for, and why you think it may not be drug-induced psychosis.
   
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 09:47 PM

That's sick, poor kid.
   
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 10:20 PM

This is so nasty. I feel horrible for the little boy. :-(


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 10:27 PM

He had to have some kind of mental issue. I mean, aside from eating his son's eyes, he got an ax and tried to chop of his own legs. That doesn't exactly scream sanity...




   
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 11:13 PM

That has got to be one of the most disturbing things I've ever heard.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 11:23 PM

This is completely horrid.

However, the father may or may not have mental issues. Drugs such as PCP cause hallucinations, delusions, and disoriented thought. This means that he probably saw his son and his own legs as something other than what they were. Thus, this particular event does not prove the existance of a mental disorder.

This does not justify him in the slightest. He made the choice to take drugs while caring for a small child; this is completely and utterly his fault. I'm just glad that the boy didn't die from any sort of blood loss.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 20th 2009, 11:31 PM

There's a lot of details left out of this article.. A mental health history is something never mentioned.
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 21st 2009, 04:21 AM

WHAT. That poor child.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 21st 2009, 04:29 AM

That's disgusting. Why the children remained in their care is beyond me. CPS really sucks.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 21st 2009, 05:20 AM

That is the most horrifying thing I have ever heard. If I was the dispatch operator I probably would have ran out of the room screaming.

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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 21st 2009, 06:24 AM

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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 21st 2009, 06:29 AM

Basically both are to blame for his actions.
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 22nd 2009, 04:18 AM

Just say no to drugs, kiddies.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 22nd 2009, 06:50 PM

He probably was under the influence of drugs... I hope he gets life in prision.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 23rd 2009, 12:43 AM

This kid is not just blind because of his messed up father.

The article says that his mom and dad had been charged one before for using drugs..

Child services failed him along with his parents.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 23rd 2009, 01:51 AM

Just thinking about someone biting an eye grosses me out, much less a child's eye. How can people hurt their children. Poor kid, I hope they find a good home for him.
   
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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 23rd 2009, 02:56 AM

I feel so sorry for the children.



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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 24th 2009, 10:23 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...r=U.S._5036212 looks like the Dad was suffering some kind of mental disease.


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 25th 2009, 03:30 AM

If he was suffering from a mental dieases, why did they let him stay with the poor child?


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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 25th 2009, 04:43 AM

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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 25th 2009, 04:48 AM

He was in the yard of a nearby vacant house hacking away at his own legs, while his child sat in his apartment with no eyes because his father had eaten them...

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Re: Dad Ate My Eyes, Boy Tells Cops - May 25th 2009, 05:31 AM

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Many people with mental disorders have children, so having a mental disorder doesn't instantly mean you cant keep the kid.
No matter what the situation was the bottom line is that an inoccent kid will probably have to live his life without seeing, thanks to the person that is suppose to love you.


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