Christopher Wells, shown in this 2010 Florida Dept. of Corrections photo, is currently in jail on second-degree murder charges, after he left his daughter Christina with permanent brain-damaged after he violently shook her and covered her mouth to keep her from crying when she was two-months old. Christina never learned to walk, talk, or sit by herself and died in March 2006 at age 19.
(AP Photo/Florida Dept. of Corrections)
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Soon after Christina Welch turned 18 in the spring of 2005, her biological parents asked permission to pay her a visit. Mike and Tina Wells broke down when the bed covers were pulled back and they saw the state of the girl: so severely brain damaged as a baby that she never learned to walk, talk or sit up by herself.
Maureen Welch, the woman who had adopted her, walked into the kitchen to leave the three of them alone, thinking to herself that it was good the couple finally got to see what Mike Wells had done to his infant daughter.
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