Clark County Couple Sentenced In Child Abuse Case

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

Genne Burgess plead guilty to charges she knew about Jesse Patrick's abuse on their three week old son and didn't report it. Her attorney's plea for probation was followed by one of her own.

"I feel about it, I should have taken the chance that I had to get help when I had the safe chance and I just didn't do it and I feel bad about it. I just want a second chance to be with my son", said Burgess in court.

But the judge said she didn't think the 23-year-old mother had done enough to protect her child and denied her request. She was sentenced to five years in prison.

Jesse Patrick who admitted to throwing they baby in the crib causing bruises to his head and neck was sentenced to ten years in prison.

The baby is now five months old and in the care of child protective services.


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  • by anonymous on Jun 9, 2008 at 07:11 AM
    they should never be able to see this child again,the baby is better of to never know them.hopefully they will never be able to have other children.another case where the boyfriend is more important than the child.
  • by Mark on Jun 8, 2008 at 05:11 PM
    Spay and neuter...help control child abuse.
  • by Cassandra Location: win on Jun 7, 2008 at 09:43 PM
    In this Case there really wasn't that much information to say who hurt this new born infant but i can tell you one thing there are such people as being faseley accused. The only people who actually knows who hurt the infant is these two people and our god almighty. One day there will be justice and we all have to make our choices, all of us will come face to face with our maker. God bless these people and watch over them as they go through the hardships that will come in the future.
  • by SHERRY Location: PIKEVILLE, KY on Jun 6, 2008 at 11:58 PM
    I am so disgusted with these two, how could anyone hurt their child, never mind that the child was a 3 week old infant. If the father couldn't handle a a helpless newborn infant, then think what he would do to an older more rowdy child. As for the mother, I hope she don't ever get the baby back nor have any more kids to let some man abuse. What excuse could you possibly give for abusing a newborn or not reporting the abuse to the police.I hope they stay in prison a long time and the inmates there, serve their own brand of justice on them.
  • by Peggy Location: Ky on Jun 6, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    In my last post,I mad a mistake of the city where Callie had died-it was Richmond,not Winchester.Sorry.:/
  • by Peggy Location: Ky on Jun 6, 2008 at 03:00 PM
    I hope Elizabeth is right,otherwise,and I hate to say this,but it's the truth-they give this useless no good a second chance,and she WILL shack up with someone else and the baby will end up dead,just like little Callie of Winchester did at the hands of her so-called mother and her 'boyfriend'.
  • by sheila Location: richmond on Jun 6, 2008 at 01:05 PM
    she does not deserve a second chance and I am glad she doesn't get one. This child will be better off without those cruel people. She deserves more than 5 years for not protecting her son. He also deserves more than 10yrs. He could have killed that child and she would have let him. They both should rot in jail.
  • by Kathy Location: Georgetoqn on Jun 6, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    Finally~ I am sorry it had to come to this but these people don't need to be responsible for the care and upbringing of a child. Kids are People too! We need to raise them to be caring responsible people who are an asset to society.
  • by Anonymous Location: Pathfork on Jun 6, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    THANK GOD. I would love to adopt this child. It needs love. JUSTICE finally. Thank you Jesus.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Johnson Co, Ky on Jun 6, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    Heather, nether the mother or father will be able to get this baby back, because of there charge. Nor will DFCS allow the baby's Grandparents to raise the child, due to orders that will be in place when these two folks get out of jail. This baby will go up for adoption so that it can be fully protected from this two %$%$$*%. Over the last few years our state has finally made a lot of changes in the system to protect kids like this,but it was long over due.
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