By RaVen Blackehart

Clearwater, Florida Too many times when a woman gets an order of protection against a boyfriend or spouse, they are not worth the paper they are printed on. Such is the case of Laura Taft on February 17th of this year.

Her crazy eyed boyfriend, 34 year old Craig Alan Wall, had caused the death of their their 5 week old
son Craig Jr. on February 5th, and she did the right thing by getting an order of protection against him.

Wall had the nerve to show up at the baby’s funeral, thus violating the protection order. He was jailed and released on $1000 bail, which seems awfully low.

He then stabbed his girlfriend to death, and tried to commit suicide by ingesting some over the counter sleeping pills. What a guy! His family must be so proud….

He still hasn’t been charged with the baby’s death, hopefully that comes soon.

RIP Laura and Craig Jr.

Men generally don’t make good babysitters, especially of tiny babies. I’m not being prejudiced or bigoted here, it’s just a sad fact of life.


  1. thinkgoat says:

    Here is a sick update on this story…

    This asshole is a suspect in his son’s death. He violated the order of protection taken out by his ex girlfriend and when he went to court for that violation, the asst. State’s Attorney fucked up. He didn’t mention the baby’s death. Not once. He didn’t mention Wall’s list of violence…like armed robbery and grand theft auto. Because of this, his bond was set at $1000. A grand. He was able to pay and get out and go stab his girlfriend to death.

    State’s Attorney Bernie McCabe is acknowledging the mishandling in public. Mishandling? I say it’s a severe fuck-up. But whatever. It’s too late. We’ve got a mother who tried to take every step possible knowing what a danger her ex posed. The State failed her and she’s dead.

    “You do the best job you can and then whatever happens, happens. But we didn’t do the best we could.” – State’s Attorney Bernie McCabe.

    At LEAST there is acknowledgement.



  2. ravenblackehart says:

    I hope her family is able to sue the state, they must be devastated. I think some people should lose their jobs!


  3. thinkgoat says:

    Two noteworthy updates in this story today:

    James Flynn, the Asst. State’s Attorney has been taken out of the domestic violence division of the counts and is now handling the general misdemeanor cases.

    Flynn came under scrutiny after a first court appearance for Wall, who had been arrested on Feb. 14 for violating a domestic violence injunction.

    Flynn did not mention to a judge during a hearing the next day that Wall was a suspect in the death of his own 5-week-old son, or that he had spent 14 years in prison. He also offered a plea bargain for Wall, which State Attorney Bernie McCabe later said was inappropriate so early in the case.

    Chief Assistant State Attorney Bruce Bartlett said Flynn was removed Friday from the domestic violence court so he would not be “in the position where he would be exposed to those type of cases.”

    If he had continued in that area, it might have “eroded public confidence,” Bartlett said.

    Bartlett did not want to discuss the personnel action in detail, but said he spoke very directly to Flynn and “Mr. Flynn knows exactly what he did wrong.” He also said Flynn acknowledged he erred, “and is genuinely remorseful.”

    Genuinely remorseful? I’d hope so. What employee in the SA’s office doesn’t bring up a criminal history in court while setting bail? What are they teaching these guys in law school?



    Wall, 34, is accused of killing Laura Taft, the 29-year-old mother of his 5-week-old child, after he was released from jail after posting $1,000 bail for violating a domestic violence injunction she got against him.

    He also was named a suspect in the death of their baby, but has not been charged.

    Wall made his first court appearance Monday afternoon on the charge that he murdered Taft at her Clearwater apartment. When Circuit Judge Donald E. Horrox asked Wall if he had money he could use to hire a lawyer, he said “no sir, she took everything.” He did not explain the comment further.

    The new court records say a Clearwater detective spoke to Wall’s mother the day Taft was killed and she said “he admitted to stabbing Laura Taft” during a conversation she had with her son earlier that day.

    The documents also quote a neighbor of Wall’s who said he heard a disturbance in Taft’s apartment early that morning. When he went to see what happened, he found Taft “unresponsive” in the doorway.

    The neighbor checked for a pulse and couldn’t find one. And then “he observed Craig Wall walking quickly from underneath the balcony,” and saw Wall get into his car and drive away, the records state.

    Neighbors called 911, and emergency workers discovered that she had been stabbed in the shoulder and chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Wall was transferred to the Pinellas County Jail after being arrested in Sumter County, where deputies found him passed out in a car on the side of a road. He was placed on a suicide watch Sunday because he threatened to harm himself.


    Let the fucker hang himself. Boom baby. Closed case and saves the taxpayers a load of cash.


  4. dawn says:

    Very well written,Raven. Keep it up!


  5. Mike says:

    As a man, I find the statement about baby setting offensive. It is TOTALLY sexist and not based on fact. You might have had a limited life experience with some loser men, but there are plenty of guys out there who make good parents. Even the ones that don’t have the childcare knowledge, can be trained to handle any situation as well as a woman. Loving and caring for a child is not just the domain of a woman. In addition, there are plenty of abusive females out there as well.


  6. thinkgoat says:

    Often, when men abuse, torture, rape, and kill the little ones, mommy is close by watching it all happen. Which is worse? She is, in my book. The stories out there may not feature as many women who’s hand is responsible but it’s my firm belief they’re just as culpable.

    Perhaps my situation is completely different as there are more men I’d trust my herd with than women here. And my herd was cared for, as babies, by their father while I worked a separate shift so they couldn’t be ignored in daycare.

    “Even the ones that don’t have the childcare knowledge, can be trained to handle any situation as well as a woman” – Mike

    LMAO. Excluding the childcare part of this, training men is hard, Mike. Time consuming and hard! It took me months to train on how to lower both toilet seats πŸ˜‰


  7. Miss Bella says:

    Its not babysitting when its your own child Raven! … That’s all πŸ˜€



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