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Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 8:29 pm |By: Stephen Jackson

hill_issac_180.jpgA local man wanted in connection with the death of his five-month-old daughter was arrested early Tuesday afternoon in Reno, following an intense, multi-jurisdictional manhunt.

On May 5 , Issac Hill’s five-month-old daughter was transported to the hospital, in what police say was extreme medical distress. She died from her injuries on May 8th, 2008.

An investigation by Metro’s Crimes Against Youth and Family Bureau found the victim had been left with her father earlier that day. During that time, she suffered injuries police say are consistent with child abuse. Officers issued an arrest warrant charging Hill with one count of murder by child abuse.

He was arrested by Reno Police and the FBI.

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Unemployed father arrested for death of daughter

Unemployed father arrested for death of daughter

Las Vegas NV. March 14 2008
Las Vegas police have arrested the unemployed father of a 12-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in an RV park. The 54-year-old father, William Redman, is now facing murder charges.
The incident happened at the Roadrunner RV Park on Boulder Highway north of Flamingo before noon on Wednesday. Eyewitness News was told it was a very graphic crime scene.

Police say they were called to the home by the victim’s mother. The girl was found dead, with knife wounds to her neck, inside the RV where she lived. Although police will not confirm her age, neighbors tell Eyewitness News that she is 12-years-old.
Redman was found outside the RV when police arrived. He was suffering from cuts on his arms.
Neighbors said the man is mentally challenged and worked painting cars for the carnival. The family mostly kept to themselves, but Eyewitness News was told the girl played with all the children in the park.
“My daughter swims with her. Two daughters swim with her over the summer. Just a sweetheart of a little girl,” said Mark Ward, a neighbor.
Police say they lived there less than a year. Although Redman is under arrest, he is currently in the hospital.
Eyewitness News has learned this isn’t his first incident of domestic violence. His record has been clear in Las Vegas but in 1990, he was arrested for domestic violence in San Bernardino, California.

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In  2005 2 year old Adacelli Snyder was found in a filthy trailer, starved to death, . Charlene Synder and her boyfriend, Jack Richardson, went on trial for second-degree murder in February.

January 23rd, 2007

Charlene Snyder Sentenced in Death of Two-Year-Old Daughter in Las Vegas

charlene-snyder.jpgCharlene Snyder was sentenced to life in prison for neglecting her 2-year-old daughter, Adacelli. The child had cerebral palsy and weighed only 11 pounds at the time of her death.

Police detectives said it was the worst child neglect case they’ve ever seen. Adacelli was found dead inside the family’s filthy mobile home in a room filled with animal and human feces and rotting food. There was broken glass on the floor and spider webs everywhere in the house. The girl was covered with lice and nits, and her face was covered with bites and insect eggs. Adacelli’s eye was discolored, her abdomen was bruised, open sores dotted her buttocks and thighs, and dried fecal matter and urine covered her lower body.

adacelli-snyder.jpgSynder claims that she didn’t know how to take care of a special needs child.

Snyder and Richardson were arrested by undercover officers on their way to family court for a hearing for their three surviving children.  Richardwon received a 10 years prison term.

IT  took the death of Adacelli before the other children were removed from the home even though there were years of documented abuse and neglect.

Child Protective Services monitored Snyder and Richardson from 2003 to 2004. CPS says that the family was visited by a social worker for a year, but had made major improvements, so the visits stopped. CPS supposedly didn’t receive any calls about the family despite the fact that neighbors told local news reporters that the home smelled foul and the children were never seen playing outside.

Snyder’s three surviving children were adopted by their grandmother and live out of state.

 After reports of child neglect within the snyder family, DFS monitored them and provided assistance for a year, then closed the case, without further follow-up.  

The images of an unmarked grave and a baby buried without a soul to say goodbye stirred Clark County residents to take matters into their own hands. But when Adacelli Snyder and her family were in Clark County's hands, did social workers handle the case appropriately?  This independent child welfare institute review obtained by News 3 raises many questions about whether Adacelli's funeral should have been necessary. Whether her death could have been prevented. The county closed the case a year before the little girl starved.

"One of the concerns is how was the decision made to close the case when the case was closed?

Family services has refused to release the case file, and wouldn't talk to us on camera about the Child Welfare Institute's findings. We spoke with Deputy Director Ann Ruben for a previous story.

"During the year that we had the case, the family was very cooperative with us. All the changes that we asked of them, they made."

The county has developed a plan of action based on the Child Welfare Institute's recommendations for improvement. They expect to have all changes in place by the end of this month, including staff training, new policies and quality reviews.


Colleen McCarty, Investigative Reporter
Exclusive: Couple Arrested in Extreme Case of Child Abuse

Updated: April 13, 2007 11:39 PM EDT

Sabrina Smith, the child's mother, and Brian Amis, her boyfriend.
Sabrina Smith, the child's mother, and Brian Amis, her boyfriend.

There are more disturbing details in the arrest of a local mother and her boyfriend who are both charged with felony child abuse.

Click here to read Metro's Criminal Incident Report.

Sabrina Smith and Brian Amis were arrested after the three-year-old girl was found covered in scars, scabs and bruises only weighing 19 pounds. Now the I-Team is learning Child Protective Services received eight different reports on this family.

According to a preliminary review by Department of Family Services Director Tom Morton, four of those calls were in reference to the three-year-old. But in two of the cases, the CPS worker didn't check on the child until more than two weeks after the complaints were made.

Records show when the caseworker went to the home; she spoke only to the mother taking her word that the children were fine. It was not until Metro reported the abuse this past weekend that CPS opened a case on the family.

The responding officer said this in the police report about the abused three-year-old, "I observed multiple injuries to her lower extremities, to include her buttocks, legs and lower back."

He went on to say, "The victim had injuries to her shoulders and face to include black eyes."

Eyewitnesses told police of abuse they had witnessed including spankings with a belt. During another incident, a woman watched as Brian Amis beat the toddler with a set of 15 keys.

She said, "It was so violent that she had to leave the residence and go outside as she started to feel sick."

The woman said she didn't intervene because she was nine months pregnant.

Amis said he threw the keys at the girl, but denies repeatedly beating her. He did admit to "whooping" her for not making it to the bathroom on time, when she was only two years old.

The woman's three other children were taken to Child Haven.

(Apr. 12) -- Metro police are investigating the extreme abuse of a three-year-old child. Though the little girl is alive, she's been so neglected the case reminds detectives of Adacelli Snyder, the two-year-old who starved to death despite her family's involvement with Child Protective Services.

Questions about the actions of CPS have also been raised in this case. Click here to read Metro's Criminal Incident Report.

Metro police can't share the photos of this child. But their description of a three-year-old girl who weighs 19 pounds, her belly distended from hunger is enough. Scars, scabs and bruises cover her tiny body from the back of her neck all the way down to the bottoms of her feet.

One investigator told the I-Team this is the worst case of physical abuse she has ever seen where the child actually survived. Her mother, Sabrina Smith, and her boyfriend, Brian Amis, face felony child abuse charges and have been released from jail.

Police went to the home in east Las Vegas Sunday in response to a call about a three-year-old with multiple cuts and bruises. According to the incident report obtained by the I-Team, investigators found the girl at home and called paramedics.

When questioned by police, a witness said days earlier Sabrina Smith said, quote, "was upset and crying because she lost control. That the spanking was because [the three-year-old] pooped in the bedroom and then threw poop all around."

Another witness claims, "Sabrina used a belt for the whoopings," as did her boyfriend, Brian Amis.

Lisa Teele, with Metro's Abuse and Neglect, said, "It's fortunate in this situation that this child is still with us. In that case that you just mentioned of Adacelli Snyder, it was too late. So we just ask and encourage just come forward and be that voice for our children when they can't be that voice for themselves."

In this case, sources tell the I-Team Child Protective Services received multiple reports on this family -- a total of six dating back to 1999.

It is unclear, however, what action, if any, CPS took. Clark County's Department of Family Services told the I-Team it is conducting a full review of the case and will release additional information on Friday.

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