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GA- The Christopher Michael Barrios, Jr. Story

March 2007 Georgia:

This story must be prefaced with other information which the media, in all reports we can find, have failed to report and is very relevant to this case. Christopher, pictured on the right, was killed by three people -two of which were registered sex offenders- because Christopher lived in the same trailer park as those just mentioned.

Christopher lived there because his father was also a registered sex offender (Christopher Michael Barrios, Sr.) who was forced to live where the Georgia Sex Offender Residency law permitted; the trailer park was a permitted area. Accordingly, the state's "Residency Law" played a significant part in little Christopher's death.

While there is no way to determine if the trailer park was a cluster of former offenders because the media never investigated that aspect, we do know that the law caused these folks to live in close proximity to each other. Why the media never brought this out is unknown. Clearly this case shows that such laws provide no protection for families of registered offenders.



One of the many news stories of this case:


Molester, His Parents Charged In Christopher's 'Horrific' Slaying

Prosecutor To Seek Death Penalty Against 3

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A convicted child molester and his father took turns sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy while the molester's mother watched, then they choked the boy to death, according to an indictment returned by the Glynn County grand jury on Wednesday.

The indictment charges George Edenfield and both his parents with murder, kidnapping and child molestation in the slaying of young Christopher Michael Barrios, whose body was found last Thursday inside a trash bag dumped by a roadside.

Glynn County District Attorney Stephen D. Kelley said he will seek the death penalty against 32-year-old George Edenfield, who has a prior child molestation conviction from 1997, and his parents, David and Peggy Edenfield. "This is one of the most horriffic crimes that I have seen in 21 years of prosecutions," Kelley said.

Christopher went missing for a week before police found his body about three miles from his trailer park home outside Brunswick, a Georgia port city 60 miles south of Savannah. The suspects lived in a mobile home across the street from the boy's grandmother.

The indictment contains grim details about the case that police and prosecutors had not previously revealed. It says Christopher died from asphixation March 8 -- the day he was reported missing -- after the suspects choked him while "ignoring his complaints that they were hurting him."

"It makes me sick and it makes me so angry," said Christopher's grandmother. "All four of them need to be charged with murder and they don't need to be kept alive long. They killed our baby. They don't even need to be alive now."

The indictment does not say which of three caused the boy's death.

It also claims George Edenfield and his 58-year-old father sodomized the boy and forced him to perform oral sex while Peggy Edenfield watched and masturbated.

"They deserve the worst, for them to torture my son like that, every last one of them," said Mike Barrios, the slain boy's father.

A friend of the Edenfield family, Donald Dale, was indicted on charges of concealing a death and tampering with evidence. Kelley said Dale did not become involved until after Christopher had been killed.

Nathan Williams, the attorney for 57-year-old Peggy Edenfield, declined to comment Wednesday. Attorneys for George and David Edenfield did not immediately return phone calls.

Glynn County police arrested the Edenfields four days after Christopher vanished while playing alone outside. Police Chief Matt Doering said all three suspects confessed to playing roles in the boy's abduction.

Police have said Dale admitted to investigators he helped the Edenfields dispose of Christopher's body. Other charges against the Edenfields include false imprisonment, cruelty to children and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Police have described George Edenfield as mentally slow, but capable of understanding right from wrong. They have said he is not retarded.

Christopher Barrios Jr. disappeared from a playground hear his home about 6 p.m. on March 8. His body was found a week later in a trash bag near the Burnswick airport.

Ironically, the Edenfields moved into the trailer park where Christopher lived last year because of a Georgia law intended to keep child molesters away from children.

Sheriffs' deputies told George Edenfield in September that he had to leave his home near downtown Brunswick because it was too close to a playground. Georgia law prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools and other places that draw children.

His family went to live in the trailer park in October after George Edenfield was arrested for failing to move as ordered.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to probation March 5, three days before Christopher disappeared.

George Edenfield was required to register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty in 1997 to molesting two boys, ages 7 and 9. Prosecutors said he rubbed his clothed body "in a sexual manner" against the boys, who also were fully dressed. He was sentenced then to 10 years on probation.

His father, David Edenfield, pleaded guilty to incest in 1994. He was accused of having sex with an adult relative who was not his son. ..Source.. by News4


Previous Stories:

March 21, 2007: As Slain Boy's Viewing Begins, 3 Charged With Murder

March 19, 2007: Child Molester Got Probation Days Before Slain Boy Vanished

March 17, 2007: Community Copes After Boy's Search Ends In Tragedy

March 16, 2007: Missing Boy Found Dead; 4 May Face Murder Charges

March 15, 2007: Body Of Missing Brunswick Boy Found

March 15, 2007: New Search, More Evidence, But No Sign Of Missing Boy

March 15, 2007: Police Search Pond, Follow New Tips In Missing Boy Case

March 14, 2007: 2nd Search Warrant Executed At Sex Offender's Home

March 14, 2007: Sex Offender, Offender's Mother Arrested In Boy's Disappearance

March 13, 2007: Police Search Sex Offender's Trailer In Hunt For Missing 6-Year-Old

March 12, 2007: After 4 Days, Police Believe Georgia Boy Was Abducted

March 11, 2007: $27,000 Reward Offered For Missing Georgia Boy

March 10, 2007: Searchers, Family Determined To Find Missing 6-Year-Old

March 9, 2007: After 24 Hours, No Sign Of Missing Georgia Boy


Defendant ruled incompetent in Ga. child's killing


BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A judge has found a 34-year-old convicted child molester incompetent to stand trial for the sexual abuse killing of a 6-year-old boy.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett declared George Edenfield incompetent on Tuesday to stand trial for the killing of Christopher Michael Barrios Jr. in 2007.

Scarlett ordered Edenfield committed to a state mental hospital.

The child was molested and strangled inside a mobile home before his body was wrapped in trash bags and dumped near a road. Edenfield's father was convicted of murder, and his mother also faces charges in the case.

Prosecutors and Edenfield's lawyers asked for the declaration and cited evaluations by state and defense psychologists showing that Edenfield has a diminished mental capacity and is unable to assist in his own defense.

The judge also ordered state mental health experts to issue a prognosis in 90 days about whether it's likely Edenfield ever will be competent for trial.

"He's smart as a darn whip. He's got them all fooled. He's just putting on a good show," Christopher's grandmother, Sue Rodriguez, said after the hearing.

Prosecutors previously conceded that Edenfield has a diminished mental capacity, but they had insisted he was competent to stand trial.

Edenfield's father, David Edenfield, 61, was found guilty of murdering and molesting Christopher last October. The jury imposed the death penalty.

Christopher went missing March 8, 2007, from the Brunswick mobile home park where his father and grandmother both had homes. His body was found a week later.

Edenfield's family had moved into a home across the street from Christopher's grandmother four months earlier. Police found one of Christopher's toys, a Star Wars lightsaber, in Edenfield's front yard.

In a recorded confession played for jurors, David Edenfield said he and his son sodomized the boy, then choked him to death. He is seeking a new trial on grounds that a prosecutor inflamed the jury by calling him an animal.

No trial date has been set for Peggy Edenfield, 58. She will not face the death penalty because she testified against her husband, and agreed to testify against her son. ..Source.. by

1 comment:

julia Ann said...

animals God is a God of mercy but also a God if Wrath and Be clearly states in the bible DO NOT TOUCH MY ANOINTED, DO MY PROPHET'S NO HARM.....I pray for Gods hand in this situation.