Jessica Dutro: So Worried Son, 4, Was Gay She Beats Him To Death?

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 10:15 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Jessica Dutro, an Oregon mom on trial for her son's murder, allegedly subjected her 4-year-old to daily beating because she thought he was gay.

Dutro, 25, is on trial in Washington County Circuit Court this week for murder, murder by abuse, and second-degree assault in connection to the 2012 death of her son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess. Prosecutors say Dutro beat her son on a daily basis, causing trauma to his abdomen and tears in his bowels, which ultimately led to his death in August 2012, according to

Facebook messages between Dutro and her boyfriend, Brian Canady, were introduced in court this week showing that the mom regularly inflicted physical beatings on all three of her kids. But Zachary bear the brunt of her aggression, prosecutors argued.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

In one message to Canady, Dutro wrote that she knew her son was going to be gay.

"He walks and talks like it. Ugh," she wrote along with a gay slur, adding that Canady would have to "work on" him.

According to The Portland Tribune, Canady pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault in the boy's death. He reportedly told police at the time of his 2012 arrest that he once kicked Zachary in the stomach while wearing shoes.

A judge also ruled this week that Dutro's web history was admissible evidence. The mom reportedly searched "anger management" and "parenting classes" and also perused website listings for free items and sex with strangers on Aug. 16, 2012 — the day Zachary was taken off life support after being hospitalized for two days.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved