A horrible crime.....and little punishment...
Had a man done this, he would have been punished severely, no???
At times, Damon Reddom Stone is a haunted four-year-old.
Sitting on his mother’s lap Monday, he ran his hands over her fingertips.
“He said, ‘Mommy, I wish I had normal hands like you,’” recalled Tina Reddom this week.
Every so often, she said, her youngster’s mind drifts back to the morning of Oct. 16, 2007 when a 24-year-old city woman — in a fit of supposed rage — forced his tiny hands into a pot of boiling water in the Applewood Drive apartment she shared with her then-boyfriend, Damon's father.
Damon, who was two at the time, sustained serious burns and will require several surgeries, skin grafts and therapy to treat the wounds.
After pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm earlier this year, Magan Muir agreed to an 18-month sentence for the crime.
The first half of Muir’s sentence is being spent under house arrest, while during the remaining nine months she will be allowed out into the community under certain conditions.
Like many others in the community, the boy’s mother remains outraged at the sentence, charging her son was shortchanged by the criminal justice system.
Earlier this month, another blow was dealt to the Reddom family — Muir was granted a request to move to St. Catharines to finish serving her sentence while living with family.
“How can she choose where she is going to live? She should be serving her sentence in the community where she committed this crime, I think. And, the last time I checked, an inmate in a prison couldn’t say ‘Hey, I don’t like it here, can I move to another prison’. It doesn’t make sense to me, and quite frankly, pisses me off.
“Damon didn’t get an ounce of justice, not one stitch of justice.”