The violence reflected in John George’s convictions for murder and armed robbery revealed themselves 30 days into his marriage: bricks to the faces of his stepchildren, according to an arrest affidavit.
George sits in Miami-Dade County jail after his Tuesday arrest on two counts of child abuse, aggravated assault with great bodily harm and torture. He’s also under stay-away orders for the 26-year-old Miami woman he married in county offices April 18, whose first name he has tattooed on his neck, and her two stepchildren. He has a listed address in North Miami Beach in addition to the home they all shared in the 5300 block of Northeast First Avenue.
The affidavit said when George’s wife phoned home to check on her kids, she heard him yelling, “You’re going to cry for the rest of your life, and your b----a-- can laugh on that.”
George’s wife asked him if he had “hurt her babies,” then heard crying in the background. After George hung up on his wife, she called back repeatedly. No answer there led her to call 911.
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George’s wife came home to find both kids bleeding from the head and George gone. The affidavit said the older child told George’s wife he’d hit both kids in the face with a brick several times.
At George’s Thursday morning bond hearing, his current post-prison supervisory status likely will be raised.
He has been on probation since his Jan. 1, 2015, release from prison. George’s 20 years and 19 days in prison worked out to just a tick over two years per charge for two counts of second-degree murder; two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon; two counts of armed robbery; two counts of kidnapping/assault/terrorizing; one count of aggravated assault with a weapon; and one count of grand theft auto. The sentences ran concurrently.