Man Gets Jail, Probation In Son’s Burning

REDWOOD CITY (AP) — A Daly City man convicted of child endangerment after authorities say he put his 17-month-old son in a hot oven to teach him a lesson will spend about two more months behind bars.

A judge sentenced 21-year-old Gregory Colver Jr. on Friday to a year in jail, but gave him credit for time served. Colver was also placed on probation for five years and cannot see his son without another adult being present.

San Mateo County prosecutors say Colver wanted to teach his son about the dangers of a hot oven on Dec. 28 after the boy began banging his head against the oven door while it was heating up.

According to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the boy squirmed and fell on the hot coils after Colver placed him feet first into the oven. He suffered second and third-degree burns.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Sandy

    Sick piece of trash should never be allowed to see his child again…EVER!!! That poor baby. I pray for this child and that he never has to endure his Dad’s “lessons” for the rest of his life.

  • somebody'

    There is No way I’d let my child around him with or without supervision. Next time it might be devastating, why take the risk.

  • Mace

    Man this is one the sickest things ever…This child will grow up and find out about this and want to kill this idiot. I would NOT let this baby be around this creep ever again

  • Proud Mom and Grandma

    wow only a year in jail … send him to my house I will show him a lesson!!!!

  • norma apedaile

    What the hell is wrong with the judge? The judge needs to be on probation.

  • jackie

    This baby will NeVER have normal feeling feet again, even tho they will heal they will always feel strange and he will have problems. One year for this nightmare human being is no justice for this babe, this horrible man will hate and blame the baby for his being locked up and God only knows what he will do next.

  • fed up

    Oh, that ‘s ok Mr Judge…You give non violent non contact crimes MUCH more than this for a sentence. We understand you have NO FIRGGIN CLUE OF WHAT JUSTICE MEANS! A$$.

  • rmcsticks

    remember the two that were just caught in Yuba City after killing 4 people, read that artical ….. he was just let out of jail and went on a killing spree , him and his white trash b itch…..I hope the parole board is sued by the familys….

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  • Whitey

    He is white…LOL go figure

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