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Man Beats and Tortures Teen with Blowtorch, Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse

WESLEY CHAPEL (PASCO) – A man charged with aggravated child abuse says, “I went overboard and took it too far” when he beat a teenage boy for nearly an hour on Tuesday.

According to Pasco County Officials, an argument ensued between 30-year-old Fritz Gerald Barnedo and the 17-year-old victim, which led to Barnedo punching the teen approximately 8-12 times in the face and head, and breaking a wooden coat hanger over his arm. Barnedo then retrieved blowtorch and burned the victim’s hair.

Officials say the victim suffered several facial injuries and complained of deafness in the right ear, however, he did not suffer burns from the blowtorch.

Barnedo confessed to the attack and was transported to the Land O’Lakes Detention Center. Barnedo is free on a $50,000 bond.

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  • Someone need to beat his

    Friday, 2 June 2017, 5:42 pm
  • Tommy Burns….your post makes you look really bad. Punching someone in the head is child abuse and head trauma causes brain damage. What were you thinking when you wrote that post. At 17 years of age even a normal spanking is not going to straighten a kid up. Its to late. They are 17!!!!

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 10:22 pm
    • you know the guy has issues. he supports zoe pound. its a group of raping bigot racists that hate america and hate women and target the elderly for violent crimes. go ahead and look into the group. Florida law enforcement has them labeled as a terrorist group and hes on here commenting zoe pound all day every day.

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 8:44 pm
  • Just another piece of trash from New York.

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:30 pm
    • How do you know he is from New York or are you just prejudiced ?

      Sunday, 4 June 2017, 4:40 am
  • Hey Tom ,why didn’t you post my response to Tommy burns ?

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:12 pm
  • Tommy is right, he dindu nuffin!

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 8:00 pm
  • I sent in a response to Tommy burns and I don’t see it posted.?

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 6:46 pm

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:16 pm
    • tomym burns talking tough on the internet defending a child abuser, what a big tough guy you are, LOL. Im sure you will respond with some more incoherent tough guy garbage, enjoy your ghetto, poverty filled life

      Thursday, 1 June 2017, 5:14 pm
      • No its not like that, i just don’t condone people prejudging anyone for anything when they really don’t no what really transpired. Granted, i don’t agree with child abuse, and i don’t agree with public opinions.

        Juanito, in response to your comment; you are a funny guy, internet tough guy, no my brother wrong guy. keep in mind woman move off emotion and man move off of intellect, so don’t let your emotion take better judgement of you intellect.

        way bigger things going on in the world that will effect all of us rather you’re in poverty or middle class.

        Zoe Pound

        Friday, 2 June 2017, 9:54 am
        • zoe pound? seriously? its a illegal immigrant Haitian street gang that is anti american and is racist and prides itself in trafficking drugs, gang raping females in for initiation, and preys on robbing the elderly in the communities it lives in. I know bc I lived in miami.. I got a chance to deal with zoe pound. Take your anti american racist garbage gang banging nonsense elsewhere. zoe pound snitched on its own top gang members when faced with major time. the name itself is from creole to mean evil to the bone.

          Friday, 2 June 2017, 8:40 pm
    • Ur boys gonna be wearing cool-aid as lip- stick when their done with him!!
      & OH!! He will get some new flavor. ?

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:23 am
    • KOOL-AID

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:48 pm
      • NO! The way he wears it it’s

        Friday, 2 June 2017, 7:01 pm
    • Is it grape?

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:33 pm
  • first off you all don’t know what transpired to cause that,. keep in mind the kid was 17 yrs old, so you MF’s shut the f up. that’s what’s wrong with this fucked up world, you can’t even discipline your own kids, But it’s okay for POPO to discipline us by riddling our bodies with bullets or beating us with billy clubs. Talk about that.. The media always make things bigger than it really is and you clown put on your run with the what the media spread. First find out the facts first before you can judge. i don’t care what the law says, if my 17 yr old son size me up and disrespect me. i’m going to discipline him and be ready to go for disciplining my own child. this is why we have major problem with kids today. You can’t really do anything to check them from the floor up, this is why they are so disrespectful today.

    i support you Fritz, i know you are a good father and friend.



    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:14 pm
    • I know him too and he has been abusive to that boy since he started dealing with the mother, just not to that degree. He is also NOT his father! He’s the boyfriend and a storm of a little boy trying to live a mans life and act like he’s tough by mistreating a minor. And I don’t care, NOTHING AND I MEAN NOTHING makes a child, teen, or person deserve having a blowtorch put to there hair. You’re a and so is your not so little friend Fritz!ALL DAY EVERYDAY

      Thursday, 1 June 2017, 6:57 pm
      • i agree, don’t misunderstand my comments. it’s not right to take it to that level, what i mean you can’t discipline your child even with a spanking…Really. as i said earlier it’s not right at all to go that far. it’s also not right to judge either. That’s my point. And as far as what people think about me or how i look in your eyes don’t matter to me at all.

        Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:05 am
    • You sound like a :,(

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:04 am
    • You and your sick puppy friend should go back wherever it is that you guys slithered out from.
      And what type of person uses the term Popo anymore seriously get an education and while you’re at it try taking some parenting classes you’re both a bunch of losers my only wish is that when you do get to jail you become somebody’s b**** in prison

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 8:51 am
    • So your kind of discipline is punching a kid until he’s deaf in one ear then breakin a wooden hanger on his arm? Then taking a blowtorch to him? I hope to God you don’t have kids. Your the up one here along with this other piece of

      Saturday, 3 June 2017, 1:41 pm
    • So you both knew the boy was being abused and did nothing to stop it? Discipline is not pu ching someone repeatedly in the face. Those parents who claim discipline is illegal need to look at their own discipline procedure.last I checked spanking on the butt and grounding are still accepted forms of discipline in this state. People like you who turn a blind eye to abuse are the reason this world is in the condition it’s in with the mental health crisis.

      Sunday, 4 June 2017, 12:54 am
    • Tom, did you really approve this comment? Aside from the stupidity, bad spelling and grammar, the foul language shouldn’t be allowed, in my opinion.

      Sunday, 4 June 2017, 1:29 pm
  • That’s why they say anything south of County Line Road in Pasco is a shit show. Maybe they should take a torch to his hair you would have a bonfire put some bacon grease on it first that would really get it going. What a loser

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:56 pm
  • Not for nothing,but where did the money come from to get out of jail? More than I have for sure.

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:14 pm
    • It’s 10 percent down of the bond amount and or collateral with same value title to car ect ect, but 5 grand isnt alot to come up with in today’s world, so qustion is why would he even have a bond, who cares how 1 gets money its 5 grsnd i got that and sum in the bsck for an emergency pt or what not

      Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:03 am
  • This is not funny…. to the ones making jokes about it your sense of humor sucks. That kid is probably traumatised for life. He deserves to be behind bar’s for a long time. That’s good old Pasco let the CRAZY ones go and lock up the shoplifters

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 1:52 pm
  • Are you sure that’s not Kim Jong Un from North Korea ?

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:01 pm
  • Throw him in with Bubba

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:44 am

      Thursday, 1 June 2017, 1:12 pm
    • I can hear it now ” back in ur cell , BLOW TORCH!! , Or I’ll put u in with the big boys!”
      He’s definitely F-boy material.

      Thursday, 1 June 2017, 8:44 pm
  • Wow what a piece of. He had to have held the kid there for that hour isnt that lime kidnapping or holding someone hostage or against their will? He needs harsher charges and a really long prison sentence. Sick

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:36 am
  • This maniac should not ha e a bond and should be charged with attempted murder….

    Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:32 am
    • Father dearest

      Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:34 pm
    • Absolutely. NO BOND

      Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:35 am

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