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4/1/2020 6:58:51 AM
Posted: 11/19/2008 12:38:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:39:29 PM EDT by OmegaMan]

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/34747279.html



The emotional funeral of Christopher L. Thomas Jr. erupted in violence today as family and friends of the child's birth mother and father clashed in bitter frustration.





Christopher's foster mother, Crystal P. Keith, was charged last week with beating the 13-month-old boy to death and with torturing his 2-year-old sister. Crystal Keith is married to the brother of the child's birth father, whose name is also Christopher Thomas.





The dispute simmered throughout the service but erupted near its end, as people lined up near the open casket to pay their final respects.





Several people began to taunt Thomas, who sat at the front of the Serenity Funeral Home chapel, his eyes closed.





Who threw the first blow was unclear. Thomas was punched on the left side of his face. He was removed from the chapel and taken to a couch, the left side of his face severely swollen, a bloody gash beneath his left eye.





In the chapel, chairs were thrown aside and flower displays were knocked over. Several people grabbed the boy's casket to keep it from being flung down.





As people cried out for calm, the fight spread to the funeral home lobby and into the street. An ambulance arrived at the front of funeral home just as the casket was carried out the back and loaded into a hearse.





The hearse hurriedly pulled away toward Graceland Cemetery, followed by a small group of cars. In an area of the cemetery designated Baby Land, a quick graveside service was held at a plot donated by the county.





Most of the handful of people at the graveside appeared to be family and friends of the child's birth mother, Candace Glover.





Glover, weeping as she clutched several stuffed animals to her chest, was too distraught to leave the back seat of her car.





Family members said they did not have enough money to rent a place to gather after the funeral. They stood in the cemetery near their cars and grieved.













That's some messed up family there. Bet they think it's all Bush's fault too.








Poor kid.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:41:04 PM EDT
At first I thought white trash...then I thought...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:41:55 PM EDT

EDIT (COC)
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:42:01 PM EDT
Str8 thuggin boyeeee
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:44:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 87GN:
At first I thought white trailer trash...then I thought...


My first thought also.

So why were they mad at the dad when the mom killed him?

BigDozer66

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:44:36 PM EDT
what, like none of you guys ever got in a fight at a baby's funeral before?  
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:45:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:47:04 PM EDT by K2QB3]
I dunno, anytime a baby gets beat to death there's a beatdown coming to somebody. Probably the first time all these people were in a room together, doesn't seem so strange to me, hard to say without knowing a bit more about the obviously twisted up familial relationships involved...

Hard for me to even think about stuff like this, my daughter is the same age...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:46:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 87GN:
At first I thought white trash...then I thought...


Funny, the pics caught me off guard too.

Really a tragedy, but I can see how with such a horrific crime, and the perceived blame on the part of some attendees would've sparked this.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:47:44 PM EDT
I wish I had not clicked this thread.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:49:29 PM EDT
As people cried out for calm, the fight spread to the funeral home lobby and indescreet. An ambulance arrived at the front of funeral home just as the casket was carried out the back and loaded into a hearse.


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:50:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:50:54 PM EDT
The article says it all.  There is nothing I could possibly add to the obvious.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:54:03 PM EDT
If only Obama had been elected sooner.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:57:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 87GN:
At first I thought white trash...then I thought...


I assumed they were not white from the get go.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:58:02 PM EDT
Oh I see what they did there....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:02:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:04:10 PM EDT by RF11]
Ok so Foster mother kills foster child and foster father is also uncle. Foster mother and foster father are married. Birth father is foster father brother.

Then Birth father is attacked for not stopping murder, by family of birth Mother?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:06:26 PM EDT
negro is as negro does
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:07:41 PM EDT
Personally I am surprised that no shots were fired or anyone cut.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:09:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:10:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:10:02 PM EDT by Aimless]
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