Reba Doyle gets jail time, probation for baby slap caught on video

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A frame from the video showing Reba Doyle slapping her baby. The clip and more photos below.
Last October, we shared the unsettling story of Reba Doyle and Scott Liles, who were caught on video striking and shaking their baby.

Now, Doyle has been sentenced to jail time and probation for the incident. Continue for the details and the clip, which -- warning -- some readers may find disturbing.

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A screen capture from Reba Doyle's Facebook page.
As we reported, the footage of Doyle and Liles was originally broadcast by 9News, which revealed that an acquaintance of the couple who'd previously shared suspicions of child abuse captured the video in September. She then showed the clip to a friend, who passed it along to the Greeley Police Department.

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

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...it also includes a great many photos of two happy, smiling children. Likewise, his 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, it's now been stripped of most images -- but prior to her arrest, the only photos on it were of an adorable baby. Even a sonogram was spotlighted:

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To put it mildly, there's a complete disconnect between such pics and those captured on the video. In the clip, Doyle can be seen slapping the crying baby three times, while Liles is on view shaking the eleven-month-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.

Doyle was subsequently arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor child abuse, and she pleaded guilty to the charge in March. Now, according to the 19th Judicial District DA's office, she's been sentenced to ten days in jail on top of the 34 days she previously served prior to posting bond, plus two-years' worth of probation and 24 hours of public service.

As for Liles, he faces charges of misdemeanor child abuse and reckless endangerment, to which he has pleaded not guilty. His trial is scheduled to get underway on June 11.

Here are booking photos of Doyle and Liles, followed by the 9News report. As we noted earlier, some might find the content objectionable.

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Reba Doyle.

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Scott Liles.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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


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31 comments
ljosephs1
ljosephs1

They both look f...ing stupid. Hitting a child of any age is illegal in my country, and it's because of morons like this. But it is the best thing in my book, I don't know why children, who are human beings, should not be afforded the same rights as adults. You're not allowed to randomly attack people on the street so why the fuck are you allowed to physically punish children. Talk to them, it works!

ljosephs1
ljosephs1

They both look f..ing stupid

Suzey Carver
Suzey Carver

I'm glad my parents did because I didn't turn into a little shit hole most kids are now a days. And an 11 month old does know the difference between right and wrong of they are taught right.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

right, because an 11 month old is fully capable of comprehending the ramifications of his/her actions clearly, ur parents must have slapped you up side the head way too many times in childhood...and possibly into early adulthood.

Jennifer Hinchey-Mathews
Jennifer Hinchey-Mathews

It's not about "right and wrong" at that age and violence is not necessary! Clearly, the child is in need of something and can't verbally convey this. Figure it out if you're the parent - that's your JOB. These morons act as if the baby is trying to piss them off. Just because you can successfully achieve puberty does NOT give you the right to parent. Makes me sick...

Cecelia Bisegna
Cecelia Bisegna

I am glad she got jail time! You discipline by spanking the butt not the face of a baby!! You tell them "no" and follow up with a spank if they don't stop. They need to know right from wrong early in life. I believe .

Suzey Carver
Suzey Carver

Soooo we can't discipline our kids any longer???? I believe in punishing, spanking and a little smack when they get out of line. Definitely would have kids killing their parents for taking away iPods if we still did that's

Becca Doyle
Becca Doyle

GOD DAMNIT....is this why I can't get a job? Do people think this is me?

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

I am NOT talking about smacking an infant but a little smack or pat on the ass for 3 45 and up no problem

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

I think a little smack every now and then is what kids need we are raising a generation of do nothings out of control not afraid of any consequences. Start early and they won't kick your ass when they are17

Trish Linfoot Stallins
Trish Linfoot Stallins

My x slapped our 3 year old across the face..... Wish I caught that on tape! Divorce very soon followed!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Both parents look like they suffer from FAS.


Rocs Anne
Rocs Anne

So will she take this out on the child?

Carrie Drobnick
Carrie Drobnick

Of course this is new john. It's news about the stupidity.

Ashley Kittrell
Ashley Kittrell

For the love of God, at least take the kids AWAY from these people. Who goes easy on child abuse? WHY? I don't understand it

Stephanie Romero
Stephanie Romero

They rarely get placed into safer homes unfortunately. State will often place a child into foster care. Child moving from home to home being abused their entire life. Sad case for the child all the way around. The system is extremely flawed. This poor child may never have a stable life.

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

douchenozzle..hopefully the kid got placed in a safer home.

jgravitt
jgravitt

what an idiot you are....and don't down play how you turned out.  If you believe smacking and shaking a baby is fine, then you're not a little shit hole, you're a HUGE shit hole.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Jay Cismaru <== child abusing piece of crap

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Poor Mating Choices = Darwinism in Action



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