There’s a special place in hell for people who victimize children, but for one douchebag who tried to beat his young 2-year-old daughter to death, he didn’t have to wait until the afterlife to get what was coming to him. And luckily for the little girl, her hero arrived just in the nick of time to safe her life from her psychotic and mentally deranged father.
Don Gilbert was just minding his own business at the Sunnyside Motel in Vancouver, Washington, setting down for the night around 9 pm when the silence of the evening was pierced by the shrieks of a child coming from the parking lot outside. Without hesitating, Gilbert grabbed his baseball bat and made his way out the door, where he would then encounter a very disturbing scene.
That’s when he would witness 32-year-old Kyle Holder kicking and beating his tiny daughter in an admitted attempt to kill her. Gilbert didn’t waste time trying to talk or reason with the man to stop, but immediately took his baseball bat and began cracking the man’s skull with targeted blows to save the toddler’s life.
“I hit him once in the back. He had the baby by his feet,” Gilbert said. “He took her to the curb and just slammed her down, and that’s when I cracked him in the skull three or four times.”
The reason that Holder was savagely beating his daughter was beyond revolting.
“I did not want to kill her, but I had to. I had to hold my daughter and crush her head so she could go up to the sky,” Holder said.
“He was just babbling about God’s coming for everyone and he’s got to get the evil out of his daughter,” Gilbert continued.
The little girl was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition following the beating, where the father made a trip of his own straight to jail where he now faces first-degree murder charges. Gilbert will not face any charges for cracking the man in the head, where police and locals are calling him a hero. Gilbert says that he just responded in the way any normal person should have.
“The question is, why wouldn’t somebody do this?” Gilbert said. “If more people took time to care less about themselves and more about innocent people, we wouldn’t have the crap going on in the world we do now.”
Thank God that Don Gilbert was there that day to save this baby girl’s life! She would certainly have been dead in a matter of moments had it not been for Gilbert’s fearless and unhesitating reaction to step in and do what needed to be done.
H/T [Conservative Tribune]