UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Baby

December 5, 2016
Nathan Allen Bailey, age 30 of Mechanicsville

Nathan Alan Bailey, age 31 of Mechanicsville

UPDATE 12/5/16 @ 3:00 p.m.: On Monday, December 5, 2016, St. Mary’s Circuit Judge Karen H. Abrams sentenced Nathan Alan Bailey 31, of Mechanicsville, to 30 years in prison from his guilty pleas to second-degree murder and a child abuse.

Bailey was charged earlier this year with the death of the seven-month-old baby boy.

Bailey must serve 15 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

UPDATE 1/8/16 @ 4:00 p.m.: On January 7, 2016, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office disseminated a press release regarding the arrest of Nathan Alan Bailey, 30, of Mechanicsville, who has been charged with First Degree Assault, First Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault, and Child Neglect of a seven-month-old.

At the time of the release, the victim remained in critical condition at Children’s National Medical Center located in the District of Columbia.

On today’s date, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

1/7/16: On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and investigators from the Department of Child Protective Services responded to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. for the report of an injured infant.

The investigation revealed the victim, a seven-month-old, was examined at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for a head injury. Subsequently, the victim was flown to Children’s Hospital for further treatment where doctors determined the injuries were the result of a battered baby.

The victim remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital.

Detectives determined injuries were caused by the suspect, Nathan Alan Bailey, age 30 of Mechanicsville. Bailey ignored signs the victim was in distress and routinely dropped the victim off at daycare. After observing the victim display signs of injury, the daycare provider sought medical assistance.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Bailey. He was located, placed under arrest, and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He has been charged with First Degree Assault, Child Abuse, and Child Neglect.

Bailey is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Nathan Allen Bailey, age 30 of Mechanicsville

Nathan Alan Bailey, age 31 of Mechanicsville

105 Responses to UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Baby

  1. Keepin It Real on January 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Bury this guy.

    • oneeye1954 on January 10, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Now you’re a murderer you slime bag. You have the rest of your life to think about what you did to this baby.

      • Keepin It Real on January 12, 2016 at 8:04 am

        LOL Happy hour starts a little early here in SOMD.

  2. sorrynotsorry on January 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I hope you read this Mr. Bailey. I wish pain on you. You can still save your soul, but I wish pain for you in this life. NO ONE should hurt a sweet innocent baby.

  3. Marco on January 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Feed him to the wolves

  4. big dookie on January 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    sick bastard

  5. oneeye1954 on January 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    You are a POS, and you proved it by beating a baby. I hope they throw the book at you. I hope the baby has a total recovery, and that the mother keeps him, or her away from you.

    • JACKBLACK on January 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

      While we don’t know the entire story, the mother could very well be just as guilty! I too hope the baby has a total recovery and whomever caused this baby harm or even was aware of it and did nothing about it, never sees the light of day!

      • amy on January 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

        The mother is far from guilty she was at work at the time had to be at work at 3 a.m. and entrusted her baby to her boyfriend for 2 hours before needing to be dropped off at daycare when it opened. She is not guilty she is lost her son the little love of her life so please do not implicate her on anything

      • cheywolf on December 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

        We do know the entire story, he admitted to what he did and then said he was sorry.

  6. joe on January 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Wow don t even waste my tax paying money on the foul ,just drop him on his head from the top of the court house build unit he is done. Please just let the family take care of this guy ,or us county boys. please make a example of this @*@%

    • Mo on January 8, 2016 at 12:02 am

      What kind of “man” needs to feel macho by beating a baby?????

  7. Christina on January 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    *pop corn*

  8. wish i could... on January 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    grab him by that scruff on his chin and bang his head into a concrete wall. Maybe it would straighten those eyes out.

  9. Scott on January 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    lock him in a cell with 2 big bubbas, kinda like Double Bubba

    • Christina on January 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

      where do you get your prison info? Personal experience?

  10. Nick on January 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Where was the child’s mother?

    • the caregiver on January 7, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      At work…..

  11. lil kim on January 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Let this has been a black man it would have had all type of NASTY COMMENTS.

    • Callmestupid on January 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      I’m having trouble reading this, go back to English class.

    • Christie on January 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      I guess you can’t read, eh?

    • Josh on January 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Let this has been some nice comments it would have had was happened

    • Queen Bee on January 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Impossible. The father was actually around in this situation.

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      You know it. They always have something to say when the perp is black. The same certain pseudonyms but when it’s one of their own “mums the word”. They will conjure up all sorts of insensitive and bias comments to spit out their jabba jaws when it’s a black or Latin American. What’s so bad is you can tell what color they are with their harsh tone. SMH. Though they hide behind anonymous and other clandestine names we all still know what group they belong to.

      • Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

        “Though they hide behind anonymous and other clandestine names we all still know what group they belong to.” says “Anonymous”.

      • Art on January 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

        English isn’t your first language is it?

      • Leslie on January 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        Yeah leave the fking race card out of it, dumb ass!! It’s not about your color, it’a about an innocent baby boy who has passed at the hands of his father, not matter what color he is, it’s terrible!!!!!

        • Anonymous on January 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

          It wasn’t his father

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      No matter how rude and vile their comments are they are always published. But if someone from a different group was to state bias opinions about the “majority of them” it won’t get published. Trust me I know!

      • C.T.K. on January 10, 2016 at 8:05 am

        Actually, that’s not true. I’ve had groups of my comments deleted from this site at a single time.

        Bunches of ’em.

        Admin here does do some kind of moderation, even if it’s of the sort that you and I would both disagree with.

    • stepandfetch on January 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Seems like he’s getting NASTY COMMENTS you RACIST POS!

      • Scott on January 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

        I hope he gets raped in Prison

    • Delonte on January 7, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      You need to wake up and get a clue. It appears that your hair chemicals have destroyed your pea brain. Please stop posting, it makes you look stupider, if that’s even possible!

      • aconcernedcitizen on January 8, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        I LOOKED UP “STUPIDER” IN THE DICTIONARY….I COULD’NT FIND IT. CAN U GIVE ME A DEFINITION PLEASE????

        • C.T.K. on January 11, 2016 at 2:41 am

          Stupider
          Adjective
          comparative adjective (informal)

          1. More stupid

    • are you serious??? on January 7, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Go sit in the corner. Nobody has time for your racist views.

      • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        You all sound so ignorant

    • Mo on January 8, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Are you kidding me???? For the love of God — did you read the comments??????

      • weusall on January 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

        And that’s just the thing isn’t it , ” for the love of God”. How are people going to explain themselves at the end? I don’t think “I was kidding” or,”I didn’t know” or “Everybody else was doing it” or “I really didn’t mean it” is going to be good enough. But don’t worry , you have plenty of time right ? RIGHT ?

    • And the excuses begin..... on January 8, 2016 at 12:28 am

      Yup! You are 100% right. Alll “type” of nasty comments like “this is America,learn the proper way to speak English” especially if you plan on talking to any of us horrible white folk.

    • Keepin It Real on January 8, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Did you just seriously use the race card? LOL And everyone took the bait. Awesome!

    • Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Further proof that blacks are who is keeping racism alive in this country with ignorant unvaildated, uneducated racial charged comments. Open your eyes, it’s you not us.

    • Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      And the racist cries racism.

    • Liza on January 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      This story isn’t about race,please be thinking about the
      little angel that suffered…You are trying to start an
      arguement,get on your knees and pray for this innocent
      child, ,ask God for his forgiveness because you’re going to need
      it with your attitude….

    • Robin on January 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      There is all kind of nasty comments and why the hell does race matter?

    • Z on January 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Can we pray for this poor baby instead of initiating irrelevant bee es?!!! Please people I don’t even know y’all but an innocent 7month old left this earth….have some respect. Beef on a different story… Bless this baby and baby’s relatives .. :'( y’all crossing lines….

    • Me on January 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Let this has been a commemt from a edumacated black woman…… lol

    • sandy on January 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Why does color has to be bought into it…a poor baby was beat to death. Does it matter what damn color the murder was. That statement was uncalled for.

  12. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Reminds me of the movie Just Go With It.

  13. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    This is just SICK!!! His a*s deserves to be under the jail!!! An innocent child…are you kidding me?? And where was the mother?? She wasnt aware that the child was injured. ..the daycare provider had to seek medical attention? ?? There has to be more to this….and hopefully the babymakes a full recovery and answers are answered!!!!

  14. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    You are a sick, sick, thing.. You should be dropped on your head and beaten a slow painful death.

  15. Dan on January 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Damn due process! Get the pitchforks!

    Comment sections always bring out the worst in people.

  16. Rob Stark on January 7, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    lil Kim,

    I’m sorry, exactly how many “nice” comments have you read here. You are a real racist idiot!

  17. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Why is it every time something happens someone has to throw the race card in it?

    • And the excuses begin..... on January 8, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      It’s all they have to fall back on, which is very sad.
      I for one get tired of “them” always throwing that s**t
      Out there, and then majority of the s**t talking fools
      Look and talk to us like we owe them something,
      I talk and treat people like I want to be treated and talk too.
      Doesn’t matter what skin tone your are!

  18. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Another one of Trumps chumps. Where do they keep coming from. First it was the Obama baby’s now it is these Trump Chumps. He looks just like an anarchist round them all up and ship them off to Oregon or maybe even Colorado.

    • Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Go back in your hole. Your complete unrelated comment is an annoyance to the educated public.

  19. Christina on January 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    It must be because his eyes are so close together…LOL!

  20. ES on January 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Lil Kim you are so right. But he needs to body slammed.

  21. Anonymous on January 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    These are the examples of the people who in front of everyone act as though they are pure but behind closed doors they ate the worst humans you can run into just like the typical right wing so called conservatives. Bunch of hypocrites.

  22. Old S.E. Dog on January 8, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I hope his first meal in jail is a
    family size can of Wip A_ _ . What a low life !!!

  23. Old S.E. Dog on January 8, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Let the punishment fit the crime !!!

  24. Mo on January 8, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Coward!! Hey, “anonymous” — what on earth does political point of view have to do with this? This ass shaked a baby to the point that death is the likely outcome??? OH THAT’S RIGHT — I forgot. You’d save an eagle egg but abort a baby.

    • Anonymous on January 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

      FU call me a coward come in my face and say that and you will be set in your place ahole

      • Keepin It Real on January 11, 2016 at 7:43 am

        LOL OK tough guy, why don’t you give him/her your info so they can say that to your face?

      • Taxtaker on January 11, 2016 at 8:50 am

        I think your jealous and want to spread your misery equally…they call that “socialism”.

        • Keepin It Real on January 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

          You catch on fast, nothing gets by you!

  25. JACKBLACK on January 8, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I’m pretty sure that no matter what the race of the person causing harm to a child, all comments would be the same.

  26. cheywolf on January 8, 2016 at 8:35 am

    What a little bia**H, coward and a few other choice words. How can you hurt a defenseless baby?? I hope his remains in jail for a very long time. Nothing but a punk….that shouldn’t be breeding…

  27. JACKBLACK on January 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Per the Go Fund Me page that was set up to help the family with medical expenses, this poor baby passed away and now the page is being used to help pay for funeral expenses.

    MAY YOU ROT IN HELL YOU SORRY POS!!! I HOPE YOU ARE VIOLATED EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR WORTHLESS LIFE!

  28. me on January 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    ID BE MAD TOO IF I LOOKED LIKE A FLOUNDER

  29. Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    RIP Little one :*(

  30. Emily on January 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    The title of this article needs to be changed from “abusing” to “murdering”. Worthless lowlife, don’t waste any money putting him in jail, I’m sure the family can do justice.

  31. disbish on January 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    What’s it gonna take for people to stop using every platform as a chance to whine they aren’t the right color. There is no right color. We’re all racist and black doesn’t hold the patent on it. Shut up and focus.

  32. Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Dont bring race into this. You sorry bastard. This is about inocent baby that was murdered.all you are showing is ypur prejudice side.
    That said. Turn the guy loose, save tax payers money and let the good ole boys of st. Mary’s

  33. Anonymous on January 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    They better put allot of Guard around Him When He is serving His time in Jail because the inmates you already know what they do to child killers. He may not make the first week in Jail someone may kill Him.

    • Sorrynotsorry on January 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      And hopefully they do, or maybe leave home with life long pain whick is what I a hoping for.

  34. LangleyDefenseattorney on January 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    As a mother of 3 believe me if he did this I hope he rots in jail. Especially since this baby has now died. However the report seems very vague. And as someone who has been charged with a crime they didn’t commit and found not guilty on charges as well as others dismissed, I would like to know what the full report says. I know how a 7 month old crawls and tries to stand as they fall and hit there head. Or how a baby with colic cries constantly. Or a 6 month old who is teething is miserable and crying. I’m just not sure how they didn’t also charge the mother. It’s says he ignored the fact the child was in distress and routinely dropped her off at daycare. I would think as a mother you would know when your child isn’t acting right. So I would think they would charge her as well. I just can’t make an assumption without reading more or knowing what the full report says.

    • Tell You What on January 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      “Rots in jail?” Well, that’s mighty kind of you to say when the scumbag should suffer in prison and be beaten to death after years of suffering.

  35. Jay on January 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Hang him high!!!

  36. Truth Hurts on January 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    White men love beating,screwing and killing kids, RIP little one.

    • anonymous on January 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      you are the stupidest person on the planet

      • johnny5 on January 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

        the comments from this clown on the other story’s show there true intelligence. pure hatred and a pure bigot.

        • Truth Hurts on January 13, 2016 at 6:51 pm

          Learn to form a complete sentence, before calling someone out their name….idiot!

  37. Fran on January 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I should NEVER have opened the article as I’m now full of hatred. I don’t see how ANYONE could hurt or abuse anyone, let alone a baby. This man is a POS and deserves to be beaten and gone from this Earth.

  38. Sad on January 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

    He is an animal

    • cheywolf on January 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      No, animals don’t behave this bad….

  39. Roger on January 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Your story conflicts with that published in the Enterprise. Was this an ongoing occurance or a one time isolated incident?

  40. Anonymous on January 12, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Once again as in any forum alot of people have turned into something other than what happened another innocent child has died. God will give him the love absent in life.

  41. Nick on December 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    He only gets 30 years for taking the life of an innocent baby?!
    That isn’t justice! Scum like this should not have the right to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
    It should have been 1st degree murder with a sentence of life in prison with NO possibility of parole!

    Please put his sorry ass in general population!

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

      He will not do 30 years. This turd will do the minimum and be out in 15.

  42. Anonymous on December 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    The only true justice would have been death. I can’t believe they will let this filth out of jail. When will people realize they should walk filth like this out the back of the courthouse and put a bullet between his eyes. He will never kill again and it is cost effective.

  43. Sad on December 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    This is what’s wrong. This pos kills a baby and get’s 30 years, but then you give a drug dealer 60 yrs. Now why do you think that is?

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 7:49 am

      I agree, they should give the dealer 60 yrs and trash like this immediate death.

    • Anon on December 6, 2016 at 8:26 am

      What drug dealer got 60 years??? I get the point you are trying to make, and turn this into racism, but here is my problem with the argument against drug convictions. Instead of making drugs legal, just don’t do drugs. Instead of making the sentences less harsh, just don’t do drugs. Etc.

      Using your logic, in 30 years people are going to be saying, the sentencing handed down for murder is too harsh. We just need to legalize murder so that black people don’t go to jail for it.

      Here is an idea, how about black people just follow the law like every other group of people. The argument that the prison population is predominantly black, there fore the justice system is racist is flawed logic. The percentage of inmates is equal to the percentage of crimes committed. For example. If 90% of the population was green people, and 10% of the population was orange people, and 90% of the crime was committed by orange people, then 90% of the prison population should be orange. Arguing that 90% of the prison population should be green because 90% of the overall population is green is a stupid argument. It has nothing to do with the percentage of population, it has to do with the percentage of committed crimes. And sadly, despite being only 13% of the population, black America commits far more crimes than white people. That’s not a racist justice system, that’s a broken black community.

      • Sad on December 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

        Do some more research my friend. I know many cases of drug dealers getting plus 60 ys for dealing

        • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

          Name them.

          • Sad on December 7, 2016 at 4:38 am

            Yeah right lol

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Because that bay’s life didn’t matter. But keep voting democrat and this is what you get.

  44. Sorrynotsorry on December 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Wonderful sentence. Hope he has to stay in gen pop.

    • Rob Stark on December 6, 2016 at 7:50 am

      You watch too much Law and Order. “Gen Pop” lol

  45. William Glenn on December 6, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Electric chair, now Md tax payers have to provide for him, better not move next to me when he gets out.

    • Rob Stark on December 6, 2016 at 7:48 am

      And what are YOU going to do if he does?? Nothing. Move. That’s about it. Rights and laws blanket this guy when he gets out.

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Or what?

  46. Anonymous on December 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    That poor child… how sad