Being a frequent reader of the awesomeness that is The Dreamin’ Demon, I learned about the case of Trinity Hanna from a write-up by The Demon’s own Kniption, for whose work I have a Misery-like obsession with. Since reading about this child’s death and the abuse she endured in life, I can’t get the girl out of my head. So I start Googling, looking up more information, trying to find every last tidbit on Trinity Hanna’s case that the cyber world has to offer and I come across an article that had a link to the police report, which I have to warn you, is graphic. Before you go clicking and upsetting yourself, though, let me give you a heads up on what this child endured and how a mother let it happen just to have a man in her life.
|Angela Hanna with Trinity|
When the coroner performed Trinity’s autopsy, her cause of death was ruled as blunt-force trauma to the head and stomach. Getting into the details of the police report, the autopsy notes that Trinity had a 10-cenitimeter-long fracture to her skull and severe swelling of the brain. The coroner also found that Trinity had multiple lacerations, one being to her stomach, and that she had a ruptured bowel. She had also sustained vaginal injuries, which Eric Foster tried to pawn off as having happened due to slamming her onto her bike and into her high chair, but prosecutors say that not only did Eric Foster torture little Trinity to death, he also molested her. I really hated writing that he did that to her, but I get some consolation in knowing that all Eric Foster did to this little girl has now made him eligible for the death penalty. Another disturbing bit of information that came out about Foster, is that he had been accused of throwing another girlfriend’s child on the floor back in 2008, but that case was dropped by the district attorney’s office. It’s infuriatingly disappointing that there was an opportunity for this monster to be stopped and it just didn’t happen, costing and innocent little girl her life.
Getting back to Angela Hanna, she was interviewed by CPS back in December after Trinity received second-degree burns, which we now know were caused by Foster. A lot of things were caused by Foster that Angela Hanna claimed happened out of her sight or when she wasn’t around. I don’t buy that. She refused to seek medical attention for Trinity time and again when she was injured by Foster. She told deputies CPS found her home fit for a child and that the CPS worker told her it was obvious she loved her daughter. What’s obvious is that while maybe Angela Hanna did love her daughter, she didn’t love Trinity enough to keep her safe from harm or love Trinity more than she loved Eric Foster. She failed Trinity is the worst way imaginable and I hope she, and the dickless wonder she sacrificed her child for, suffer dearly for the rest of their lives.