As an infant suffering malnutrition and broken bones, Ronnie Paris was removed from his teenage parents’ custody and placed into a wonderful foster home. After two years of nurturing and love, he was returned to his parents, and just six weeks later, three-year-old Ronnie was dead, the victim of chronic, vicious abuse at the hands of his father.
This is the story of a religious man who feared his toddler son might be gay and instigated a campaign of violence against the tiny boy, saying he didn’t want Ronnie to grow up to be a “sissy.” It’s also the story of a beautiful little boy with big brown eyes, an infectious smile, and a bright, limitless future – until Florida DCF reunited him with his abusive, neglectful parents.
This is the infuriating story of Ronnie Paris.
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