Reba Doyle and Scott Liles caught on video striking, shaking baby

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, video below.
Although we frequently hear warnings about the dangers of striking or shaking a baby, we seldom see footage of parents actually doing it.

The case of Greeley residents Reba Doyle and Scott Liles is an exception to this rule.

Footage has surfaced showing Doyle slapping her one year old and Liles, her boyfriend, shaking the baby -- actions that have led to child abuse charges against both of them. See the video and get details below.

The scoop comes courtesy of 9News, which reports that an acquaintance of the couple who'd previously reported suspicions of child abuse captured the video last month. She then showed the clip to a friend, who shared the video with the Greeley Police Department.

The Facebook pages of Doyle and Liles give no indication that anything was awry. While Liles's page is dominated by photos and memes supporting Second Amendment rights, including this one...

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...it also sports plenty of photos of two happy, smiling children. Likewise, the profile pic is a family friendly image of Liles and Doyle with the older of the kids, who we've cropped out of the shot:

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As for Doyles's page, the only photos on it are of an adorable baby. Even a sonogram is spotlighted:

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To put it mildly, there's a complete disconnect between these images and those captured on the video. In the clip, Doyle slaps the crying baby three times, while Liles shakes the one year old in a seat while holding the child's head.

According to an arrest affidavit accessed by 9News, Doyle and Liles initially denied having abused the baby, but acknowledged their actions after being shown the video.

The pair were subsequently arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor child abuse. Yes, misdemeanor.

Here's a look at the booking photos taken of Doyle and Liles, followed by the 9News report. Warning: It's tough to watch.

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Reba Doyle.

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Scott Liles.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa March: "Taylor Bush allegedly admits to shaking her baby: Did it kill him?"


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91 comments
williamsbrandi59
williamsbrandi59

I can not believe there are people on here bitching about this video!!!! If it is offensive, traumatic, etc., it's simple, DO NOT WATCH IT!!!!! This video was not posted for entertainment, it was posted to raise awareness about child abuse. It is happening all over the damn place, as you can see. It needs to be posted so people can learn that child abuse is pure HATE, that child abuse is WRONG, that child abuse, such as slapping a baby in the face does NOT teach a child to do anything but cry even more, and that child abuse is illegal, etc. If you can't bare to watch the video, then DO NOT CLICK TO OPEN THE VIDEO, MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greggor63
greggor63

Daniel J. King IV you are an extremely total asshole. I feel sorry for your family.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

It's funny that you're the only one that likes your posts.

mackg
mackg

now to the video. i am glad they showed it 3 to 4 kids are abuse a day in the us. people say they don't need to show it to get their point across but if that was the case it would have stop a long time ago and there would be no abused kids in the us. people need to see a problem before they admit they have one. 

mackg
mackg

go read up on the law before you post your comments. Just to let you know fast and furious started under the bush administration. if you would read before you comment you might not sound so stupid and uninformed.

mackg
mackg

daniel j king u don't know what your talking about. stop watching fox news you sound stupid

John Furlough
John Furlough

I don't see a login in seeing a child being abused. More than the problem with posting the vidio, I have a problem with David Spohn's responses. What is he doing posting or speaking for Denver Westward in that way. He needs to do away.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

As usual, your comment adds nothing to the conversation. You're like a broken record, Daniel.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

As horrific as it is, there is some logic to posting this kind of awful thing: the more angry people are about it the more likely they are to take ACTION to do something about child abuse vs. just sharing memes about being against it. Be angry. Now use that anger to help abused and neglected children.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Cory, there is no indication that images like this increase the likelihood of dangerous acts occurring in the future.

Bryant Walkinshaw
Bryant Walkinshaw

If only your Facebook courage could play out in a face to face situation!

Radiant Sun
Radiant Sun

And after seeing it on the news, I too was disturbed. I know it happens, but to see it really brought out an awareness in me I didn't have before. Its a shame people like this even HAVE kids when so many like myself cannot. Made me want to adopt her, or start an organization where mothers can drop off thier crying kids when they have had enough.

Radiant Sun
Radiant Sun

No one wants to see it, and if they did they are messed up! It does spread awareness, and maybe someone else out there should be recording their friends....and it may just take this video to show them they can help! Thing is, it was on the news last night......

Michelle Autry
Michelle Autry

Fuck You Asshole! Don't call me an idiot! You don't need to watch a child be beaten to know that it happens! I know what violence looks like, I've seen it! And posting a video that shows it, is just repeating the offense over and over! If you need to watch it for education then you are the Fucking idiot bitch!

John Furlough
John Furlough

David, you are speaking for the Denver Westward. Would your employer like you speaking to customers that way? You do have a different way of thinking. showing violence is not the way.

Kate Hinojosa
Kate Hinojosa

You've got it wrong. I said I appreciate the report and I am glad they are making the community aware of what is going on but I think that explicit materials such as the preview image from the video doesn't need to be displayed. I think the eye-catching and heartbreaking title says it all, THEN I click on it to open and view the video by my choice. That's all I was getting at. Try telling the people below me who don't even want the article posted your two cents. That might make better of your time.

Greta Wade-Jenereaux
Greta Wade-Jenereaux

Horrifying!! I can't watch it because my children are here with me, but can someone tell me who took the video? was it another family member or friend?

David Spohn
David Spohn

Ignorance is no longer bliss!! Open your eyes and live in the real world! This IS necessary, and I am grateful to see the balls of this paper to show the real shit we need to focus on vs the BS you see daily on Tv. Imagine the fear of the person doing the videoing, it took tremendous courage for them to out these monsters!! Silver linings!

David Spohn
David Spohn

You should be ashamed to not let people see the horrors that people inflict on innocent babies. This is more necessary than the weather or the soaps your ass probably watches!! Open your eyes, and pull your head out from your arse and live in the real world! Educate people, not keep them in the dark.

David Spohn
David Spohn

To give courage to others to come forward to stop this from happening again moron!!!

David Spohn
David Spohn

But you watched it didn't you??? You need to grow up! If it doesn't get posted, it won't give the courage to others to do what this brave person did that knows this is happening to innocent babies everywhere!!!

David Spohn
David Spohn

To open your eyes to the real world that's why!

David Spohn
David Spohn

Shut your mouth idiot, people need to see this to end it from happening. UNLIKE THE PAGE then and go away and live in your fantasy land.

David Spohn
David Spohn

Let me at those mother fuckers, nose picking POS sperm donor, and his cunt wife. I'll show them a dose of their own medicine! I hope they get anally violated and put in the hell they put the little girl through!

Radiant Sun
Radiant Sun

Hey complainers! This video was on the news on TV last night! Get over the hate towards Westword, because they did not show it on the TV at least, and direct your anger at the shitty worthless mother and her POS boyfriend!

Cory Taco Byrd
Cory Taco Byrd

reporting is fine, but i don't want to see a video lol. not mad at westword, but images can be traumatic therefor increasing the likelihood of dangerous acts in the future

Tricia Frachetti
Tricia Frachetti

Despicable and cruel. Some people do not deserve a precious baby.

Kate Hinojosa
Kate Hinojosa

i appreciate the report and i understand that day to day journalism has a lot of negativity and visuals but i think this was a bit unnecessary to post. we follow your page for news, not photographs to preview the horrific video.

Sean Anthony
Sean Anthony

YOU PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS! Westword is REPORTING the story and you are mad at THEM? Be mad at these sickos that did this to a child, be mad that there was an expert that told 9News we all need to see this, to be educated, because we haven't yet learned not to abuse our children (as a society). Be mad that this crap happens, but to be mad at Westword? Stupid. Misplaced. And makes you all look petty and dumb, putting your needs over the needs of children.

charity.bailey
charity.bailey

@Bryant Walkinshaw I have more than facebook courage thank you, I am the one who reported this abuse. And I will do it again in a heart beat.

charity.bailey
charity.bailey

@Radiant Sun I can assure you that she is now safe, and her paternal grandparents are filing for custody.

charity.bailey
charity.bailey

@Greta Wade-Jenereaux  it was a friend of mine who took the video, and I am the one who called the police.

McShyster
McShyster

@Greta Wade-Jenereaux 

Watch it yourself, coward.

McShyster
McShyster

@David Spohn 

You'll make a great Denver Cop someday.

WhiskeyPhillips
WhiskeyPhillips

@Daniel J. King IV I just realized it was *you* that said some dumb ass shit on this thread later on. Cry me a goddamn river you have a president you don't like. Many of us lived for 8 years with one we didn't vote for. "What about that recount in Florida?" Man shut the fuck up and get over yourself and stop posting dumb shit like this on an article about real shit that has NOTHING to do with Obama. If you want to bitch about Obama, then go to some site that's all like "boo hooo some dark skinned dude runs the country" and vent your shit there. An article about some poor baby is not the place. Learn your place bitch.

WhiskeyPhillips
WhiskeyPhillips

@McShyster Hello, Troll. I'd like for you to actually read sentences before you pose a stupid retort. Your comment makes no sense in regard to Ms. Wade-Jenereaux.  From what I have read in the comments section, you are a really, really bad troll. Might want to work on it.  Did Reddit or 4Chan make you feel inferior?

Ya'll two ladies... brush it off and keep going on doing what you do. I respect you for the compassion you've shown.

-W

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