Boy Beaten To Death With Hammer Trying To Protect Younger Sister From Child Molester

Submitted by: daegog 2 weeks ago in News & Politics


Evil is real folks, and this guy is the face of it.

Dante Daniels, who had just started the third grade at South Sacramento's Oakridge Elementary, was brutally beaten with a hammer during the early morning of Sept. 1. He died from his injuries six days later.

A criminal complaint states that 23-year-old Deandre Chaney Jr. was performing a criminal lewd act on Dante's 7-year-old sister when the little boy stepped in to help, The Washington Post reports.

Chaney, who pleaded no contest last year to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, was the ex-boyfriend of Dante's mother, 28-year-old Elizabeth Salone.

According to reports, when the kids' mother came home from a 20-minute trip to take her brother to work, she was hit in the head by Chaney with a hammer, the same hammer he beat the two kids with. He then tied the three up, but as he was dousing the apartment with gasoline, the mom escaped to a neighbors' home, calling the police as Chaney left.

Chaney was found about four hours away in Winnemucca, Nevada, where local authorities found him wrapped in a tarp inside a shed on September 2.
There are 23 comments:
Male 1,365
STOP! Hammertime! *Holds 1st class ticket to hell*
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Male 3,207
Shoulda just doused that tarp with gasoline and tossed in a match.
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Male 6
There is no words that could be used to describe how sick and gross this is. I hope Bubba in prison would just have a field day with this scum
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Male 941
I hope is fellow inmates quickly find out what this sick SOB did and take care of him appropriately.  It's so heartbreaking to see stories like this, and to see the evil that is in some people.
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Male 1,325
cjeffblanchr The average life span of a child molester in prison is less than 6 months. Add to the fact that he kill a little black kid trying to protect his sister and all I can say is it ain't gonna be pretty.
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Male 941
scheckydamon This might be an idea for a reality tv show that I could actually watch.
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Male 4,883
Don't even know what to say or write at this point. I'm still mentally processing this horrific story.
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Male 586
squrlz4ever like things like this don't go on every day of the week? You realize our government leaves atleast several families fatherless every day of the week? And that's just at home. Wake up and smell the daises man, 2-3 bombings a week, a mass shooting every couple. Just as much horrifying shit is currently happening many places in the world, yet you see one case and think it's exceptional? Just fucking dumb. I hope everyone the best possible recovery, but, news like this is pretty pointless. Either do something about it, or you're just a gawper.
Now excuse the rest of the comments section while they unload all their withheld angst on someone, somewhere, they wish they could've done something about.
Big breath. Inept rage. Now chill the fuck out and go on with your life.
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Male 3,376
thething911 i bet you are pissed about nfl players kneeling
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Male 4,883
thething911 Thank you for your helpful commentary. (That's sarcasm, if it wasn't obvious.)
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Male 1,732
Some 4 year old received the murdered boy's heart for transplant so something good came from it. The family also has received $85 000+ dollars. Not that money could ever replace a loved one.
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Male 4,228
It's probably because he doesn't identify as a sex offender. 
Goes to prove just how useless the registry is. 
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Male 1,509
dm2754 You can be put on the same list as this guy for urinating in public. 
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Male 1,732
dm2754 Don't you find it odd that people have to register as a sex offender but not as a murderer? Touch a kid and you have to register. Shoot that same kid without ever touching him, get around 20 years and never have to register. It's seriously fucked up.
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Male 4,228
oobaka it so useless. But I think it could be fixed
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Male 4,883
oobaka I believe the reason you have to register for one and not the other is that sex criminals have sky-high rates of recidivism compared to other criminals.
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Female 8,045
squrlz4ever - they do, but stupidly you cannot get help if you admity to having urges that you do not wish to act on as you'll get reported for a crime you have not yet commited. There has to be a conversation about this- because making it dangerous for a paedophile or sex offender to ask for help pushes them away from the services which help reoffending rates go down. Like it or not these people exist, we must understand them and work out how best to stop them harming others. 
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Male 38
squrlz4ever That being said, I hope this guy burns in hell.
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Male 4,883
Grif_91 Ditto. The crime in this story is almost unfathomable. Heinous would be the word, I think.
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Male 38
squrlz4ever Sorry squrlz. In almost all of your posts, you and I are in complete agreement. I respect your open-mindedness and viewpoints on many subject matters, but on this point I have to disagree and let you know as such.
The truth of the matter is that sex-offender recidivism is the lowest of almost any crime imaginable with the exception of one, murder. Some would even argue that murder is lower partially because you're much more likely to be in prison forever, thus fewer chances to commit it.
The misconception about SO recidivism rates actually dates back to the 1980s, to a paper written by the administrator of program to treat sex offenders. He wrote the paper, and greatly skewed the numbers, because he needed justification for more funding for his program. He has since been on record as greatly regretting his words in that fallacious study, and has recanted them.
Some newer studies say rates of SO recidivism are somewhere between 5-15% depending on your criteria (number of years, type of offense).
This study from the US Bureau of Justice states that as much, and has other statistics as well. 
Please keep in mind that in no way am I saying that committing a sex offense okay (though the definition leaves something to be desired (I.E. 18-16 consensual sex is also a sex offense in many states)), but the misconceptions about sex offenders as a whole does, in my opinion, more damage to society than the large majority of the sex offenders themselves.
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Male 4,883
Grif_91 No need to apologize. I'm always open to new information, particularly when it's politely offered and contains good data.

So my initial response is "Huh." I was skeptical of your claims but, lo and behold, I think you're right. I was browsing around online and it does appear that the reputation sex offenders have for high recidivism is overblown--maybe very overblown. As I say, I was initially skeptical of your claims, but study after study, and news source after news source, is indicating your take on the issue is accurate.

One of the better, shorter articles I found online is this one from the Washington Post.

I still have questions about the topic, particularly when it comes to pedophiles. Is there any indication that pedophiles can be cured of their desires? If not, I'd think the danger of recidivism in their case would still be a major concern.
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Male 38
squrlz4ever If this is a subject you would like to learn more about, I might suggest (with some reservation) NARSOL. They have a particularly interesting article here.
This is actually a subject that I became interested in due to my short term as a corrections officer.
I myself have a history linked to rape and sexual abuse (not my own), and because of that, like many, had a great deal of animosity towards SOs, thinking they were all child rapists. But as a CO, I saw these guys, 18, 19 years old, serving years in prison for having a relationship with a 16 year old, and I started researching. Of course there are rapists and child molesters out there who are terrible human beings, and probably should never get out, but in my observation, they are in the minority. The people on the streets are generally people that have made mistakes and learned for them, or those that have legitimate remorse, or those that were just f***ed by the law for something that most would not consider wrong.
One of the reasons I stopped being a corrections officer is that I could no longer support a justice system that has so many flaws and is so unjust, no just for SOs, but for any crime.
People can change, people do change, and society needs to stop trying to hide those that they find socially unacceptable in cages.
Just a fun fact for all readers here that you may or may not be aware of: The U.S. has roughly 4% of the worlds population, but accounts for 25% of the world's prison population.
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Female 4,396
squrlz4ever because they cannot be 'rehabilitated'.  Sickening add:  There's a state-owned halfway house a few miles from here that's set between 2 schools, 1 preschool and a daycare, all within a 2 mile radius that houses criminal sex offenders, there are 6 of them there now.  Taxpayer expense, they have a van that rides them around where they need to go etc.
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