Piper Ann Webb-Molinski

Piper Ann Webb-Molinski

Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Feb 2012 (aged 3 months)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 122945665 View Source

Piper and Ella Molinski were born in October of 2011 to Mary Leann Webb and Robert Molinski of Isle of Wight Virginia. I do not know the day of these sweet angels birth because the records are not being disclosed. Even the obituary did not supply this information and the family is not cooperating.
On February 12, 2012 authorities and emergency services were dispatched to the maternal grandfather's home on the 1000 block of Stallings Creek Drive in Smithfield because it was reported that a child was non-responsive. Piper and Ella both were air lifted to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Piper and Ella both had similar injuries. Both had abrasions between their upper lip and gum line, each was missing a finger nail, each had burns on the bottoms of their feet, they had bruises, black eyes, broken ribs, and skull fractures. Norrell Atkinson the Pediatrician in charge of their care reported that both four month old twins were also malnourished. Piper weighed 8.6 pounds and Ella weighed 10 pounds.
Piper was removed from life support on February 14, 2012 – however I believe that she went to heaven on February 12th. According to the autopsy report by Norfolk medical examiner Babatunde Stokes, Piper had suffered six skull fractures, multiple bruises, a black eye, and several fractured ribs. Some of the fractures were older and in various stages of healing while others were new.
"The magnitude of what occurred over a period of time, not just one time, establishes the enormity of wrongdoing," Judge Rodham T. Delk Jr. said before sentencing Robert Molinski.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Edwards said Piper and Ella suffered numerous injuries at the hands of their father and that Webb did not take definitive action to stop it. "It's difficult to imagine how this case could be worse," said Edwards, arguing the evidence indicated the girls were "brutally beaten" and were even "tortured." "This was more than shaken baby," he said.
"It is clear to me that this is just outright child abuse," said Gaddis, who retired from the Newport News Police Department after 29 years before taking a job at the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office.

"I've seen some terrible child abuse," he said. "I've never seen an infant hurt this bad. It's conscience-shocking."

On Sunday, emergency crews went to a home in the 10000 block of Stallings Creek Drive at 6:40 p.m. after Robert Molinski called 911 because Piper wasn't breathing, Gaddis said.
The chief of the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad EMS responded from his home and performed CPR on the infant with the help of sheriff's deputies, he said.

The house was in disarray, with clothes strewn about and dog droppings on the floor throughout, Gaddis said. "The bedding looks like it hasn't been washed in a long time; it's heavily stained," he said. "I would call it deplorable living conditions for anyone." Items seized from the house with traces of blood on them were a claw hammer, golf clubs, space heaters, and blood stained bedding.
Edwards said Molinski was in charge of the twins while Webb worked as a certified nursing aide at a health care facility in Newport News. He said Molinski regularly used synthetic marijuana while watching the girls. In mid-January 2012, Molinski asked for help watching the girls, according to court testimony. Webb said she went on Facebook to see whether any friends could come over to the house while she was at work. When a couple of women offered their services, however, Webb refused to let at least one of them help. She was too pretty, and Webb was afraid Molinski would cheat on her.
After they were arrested, Webb continued to profess her love for Robert Molinski. While she was out on bail and he was incarcerated, they talked on the phone several times a day. Edwards said the jail recorded more than 300 hours of conversations and that Webb paid for the calls. "Nothing mattered more to her than losing Robert," Edwards said. "I've never seen anything like this. It's been a miserable last year."
Webb no longer has custody of Ella, is living with relatives in Kentucky. My only concern is that they may not honor the terms of Mary Webb's probation and allow her access to Ella.
Robert Molinski received only 40 years for the murder of Piper and for the torture of both twins. Mary Leann Webb received 3 years along with 10 years of probation upon her release. Additionally she and Robert cannot have any contact in any way shape or form and she cannot have any contact with Ella until she is 18.
A beautiful memorial service was held for Piper at Smithfield High School at 14171 Turner Drive on February 24th 2012. The memorial service was Bishop McCarty's first step in challenging the community and members of the clergy to wake up to the realities of child abuse. The Piper Memorial Awareness Fund has been created in the infant's memory. Money from the fund will go towards creating a foundation that will support Piper's twin sister, Ella, and provide abused children with educational funds, McCarty said. The foundation will also be used to spread child abuse awareness. People can go to any branch and give towards it or they may also give online at our website at www.hwwcnow.org and simply follow the donation link on the home page. Once they begin the process they can donate online and put in the designation line "Piper Memorial Awareness Fund" and it will go to the appropriate account.

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