James David Higbee was found guilty on both charges pertaining to the assault on my son more then 3 long years ago. We have purposely been vague about what happened until the trial was over and now that it is, there is no need.
On my son Devin's first birthday we spent a beautiful day at Disneyland, we had a blast! I would say that was one of the best days of my life and most definitely the worst. The relationship I had with James at the time was tense to say the least, and less than a week prior I had served him with custody papers. Since then James had come to my house multiple times screaming at me so he had not seen his son until the night of his birthday when I finally relented. Less then 45 min after Devin was dropped off 911 was called for a possible asthma attack (devin doesn't have asthma) and when they got him to the hospital they found 2 skull fractures. No one saw what happened and James never admitted anything but the jury today found him guilty of abusing his son and causing his injuries. This is a day we have all waited for, for 3 years. It still seems surreal but finally justice has been served.
I'm not sure the exact wording of the charges but count 1 was assault on a child under the age of 8 resulting in a comatose or paralytic condition which from what I've been told results in a sentence of 25 years to life. Count 2 is child abuse, neglect or endangerment. Sentencing will be December 16th and that is when we will find out the extent of his prison term.
This is where I say thank you! Thank to all of the family and friends who have come day after day to court to support our little boy. Thank to those of you praying for us, it's gotten us through the medical ups and downs, the emotion ups and downs, and has brought us peace now knowing this monster is locked up. I also want to thank all the jurors for seeing the truth behind the lies and sticking through this very long month. Lastly I want to thank our wonderful lord and savior above for making all this possible!
Glory be to God,
Katy & Devin