Fake, were visiting Lake Buena Vista, Florida from Illinois. They were at an apartment Tuesday night when Noah, as little boys occasionally do, wet his pants. This didn’t summon a maternal change of clothes from mom, however…
Robin Greinke and her son, 3-year-old Noah
Steven Neil apparently has a history of beating on women and children. But the Florida penal system will force him to now fight in a higher weight class.
She and her boyfriend, 33-year-old Steven Neil, had been drinking that night. And they apparently considered wet pants a sin on par with treason. So they literally spent the next hour spanking, throwing and punching Noah. That would teach him bladder control.
Greinke seemed to notice that Noah was wounded and hadn’t endured the beating well. But Neil convinced her they could take him to a doctor the next day. Instead, they decided to drink, eat pizza, and watch a movie as the little boy struggled for his life.
But at some point Greinke noticed that her son wasn’t breathing. So she finally called 911.
Medics at first thought he had meningitis because of the bruising. But Noah wouldn’t survive. An autopsy revealed that he died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
The couple had been dating for about a year. But Neil’s former girlfriends say he has a history of abuse, beating both them and his own children.
He’ll now have a chance to test his mettle in a higher weight class, given Greinke’s full confession. They’re both charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and neglect.
See our last story from the Child Abuse file: Terrie Robinson Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Son, Cooking Him in Oven.