Taylor Basilio Admits to Fracturing 7-Week-Old Son's Skull -- One of "Stupid Things" He's Done Lately

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Taylor (left) and Candace Basilio
Taylor Jose Basilio told police earlier this week that he's done some "stupid things" lately. Specifically, he beat his 7-week-old son so violently that the baby's skull was fractured in two places.

Basilio and his wife, Candace Basilio, each of Phoenix, brought the baby to a pediatrician last week to get him a flu shot. It was only the boy's second visit to a doctor since he was born in October. The doctor immediately noticed that the boy was under-weight, so he had him transferred to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center for X-rays.

According to court records obtained by New Times, the X-rays revealed that the boy had several injuries in various stages of healing, including several rib fractures, a broken clavicle, fractures to both legs, and two skull fractures.

When police spoke with Candace (through a sign-language interpreter -- both Basilios are deaf), she said she was scared for her husband, and that she didn't want him to go to jail. However, she didn't say why she thought he might end up in the slammer.

Taylor Basilio cleared up any confusion about why he might end up behind bars -- before he was even asked any questions, he blurted out that his son didn't fall off a bed. Then he said didn't know if his son fell off a bed.

Then Basilio told police he has a bit of a temper problem, and that he's an angry man who's "done some stupid things lately."

Basilio then went on to detail three separate incidents in November where he shook the baby. He also admitted to pulling on the 7-week-old's arms, but insisted he never pulled the baby's legs.

As Taylor Basilio was spilling his guts to police, Candace was urging him -- in sign language -- not to tell the cops what he'd done.

Basilio was booked on one count of child abuse.

On Monday, Candace Basilio was re-interviewed by police and admitted that she, too, hurt the child. She was also booked on one count of child abuse.

The baby is currently in stable condition at a Valley hospital.

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21 comments
babews
babews

both of those parents abuse thier own baby who is an innocent ba by!! the baby dont hurt the parents all that baby is to give thier own parents love@@ huh huh im praying that the court re taking the parental rights away!!!

Rebeccalambing1
Rebeccalambing1

they are such bad ppl why did they even bother to have a child if they were just gonna harm the baby so violently

Guest
Guest

Strip their parental rights and sterilize them both immediately!!!!! Scumbags!!!!

KEEF RICHARDS
KEEF RICHARDS

This guy is more proof to never trust a clean cut short haired male. they use that clean cut look to hide the evil that lurks deep down in their souls.

Jason
Jason

Both of these people are sick.

To abuse a child in any way, shape or form is enough to send them to Florence for quite awhile. And in the general population, where these two lovebirds will be thrown, I hear the inmates don't take too kindly to child abusing parents.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Today's story about potential worst parents of the year.

Jackie
Jackie

People like this should not be allowed to have kids! PLEASE tell me they are taking this child away from the parents and putting him up for adoption!!!! If so, I will be the first in line to take him in. So very sad!!!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Wow.  This is sickening.  I guess since she couldn't hear the baby screaming he could do what he wanted. 

What a sick fuck!

Thanks for the story.  Glad this guy told on himself and as for her she should be held accountable for her non actions regarding protecting the baby.

BlacksFerPeace
BlacksFerPeace

ah.... that is in no way considered "Clean Cut". That dudes looks homeless, like he just swam accross a river or something, like he hasn't had a store bought hair cut in about 76 years.

KEEF RICHARDS
KEEF RICHARDS

 How do we know your not a child abuser also? or a cho-mo kiddy diddler?

Christina Hernandez
Christina Hernandez

I seriously doubt that this man's hearing had anything to do with him abusing the child. In no way does someone's inability to hear something mean their ability to inflict harm goes increases. Please think about these types of ignorant comments before posting. 

Native Guns
Native Guns

Deaf people are not the brightest people(and are often the most misunderstood). And they tend to say "stupid" things or assumed way too much. I know because I have worked around them before as an interpreter myself. It's a "closed little society". But that is their world they live in.

woefatcat
woefatcat

And you Queef? What do we know about you?

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Please reread my comment and reread the story then perhaps you might think again about calling somebody's comment ignorant. 

He is not the deaf person.  He is the abuser.....

She is the deaf person......she is the enabler.....

Read the damn story again and read my comment again and get it right.

Christina Hernandez
Christina Hernandez

Just because you interact with deaf people as an interpreter does not mean you are an expert. Deaf people are no different than hearing people and you have individuals across the spectrum. Do not discount the thousands of degrees that have been earned by deaf individuals across hundreds of professions, including education, law, law enforcement, medical, architecture and countless others!

Guest
Guest

You are an asshole. You apparently do not know anything about deaf people. Just because a person is deaf does not mean they are stupid or live in their own world. A few of my friends are deaf and they are the most intelligent people I know. They live in this ONE world and ONE society just like you and I. Yea, sometimes it is more difficult for them but they overcome the challenges that they are faced; making them so much better than you will ever be. Therefore, FUCK OFF. And the asshole that liked "Native Guns" post can; GO FUCK YOURSELF!!

Guest
Guest

Not the brightest people? Really? Just because you are a so called interpreter doesn't mean you know anything about deaf people. I find what you say offensive. I am deaf myself and I am not misunderstood. I do not live in a "deaf" world. There is only one world and we ALL live on it. 

babews
babews

LOOK THE LADY ADMIT SHE DID HURT THE BABY SHE ISNT THE ENABLER@ BOTH OF THEM ABUSE THE BABY WHO IS VERY VERY INOCENT!!!!!

Angilesweetness
Angilesweetness

In the story it states both parents are deaf.... Approximately the fourth paragraph... When police spoke with Candace (through a sign-language interpreter -- both Basilios are deaf).....

Maybe you should read stories thoroughly before assuming. And I believe you owe somebody an apology.

bigriggs
bigriggs

For the record, both the Basilios are deaf.

FAH_Q_2
FAH_Q_2

Good.  So that means you can get your ass kicked up to your chin just like "normal" people when you do stupid shit like beat up on a 7 week old baby, right?

And you won't call the ACLU and whine about them putting "deaf like me" in the same area as "normal" people when they whine about not being able to hear the crew creeping up on them from behind to bend them over and ass rape them in the clink, correct?

Yeah - you're SO much better then we'll ever be...

Shut the fuck up you pathetic piece of shit.

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