BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Sue Rodriquez sat just feet away from George Edenfield Thursday, just feet away from the convicted child molester accused of luring her 6-year-old grandson to his death.
"I wanna go over there and beat the dog s*** out of him!" she said.
It's been six years since Christopher Barrios was murdered. Prosecutors say George Edenfield, now 38 years old, brought Barrios to his home where he and his father, David, took turns sexually abusing him. David's mother, Peggy, watched the abuse.
A disgusted Rodriguez said, "She stood and masturbated while they done that to my baby."
After almost a week of torture, prosecutors say George and David strangled the little boy, put his body in a trash bag, and threw it into the woods a few miles from their home.
Two doctors testified that Edenfield is mildly retarded, and that he was also a victim of sexual abuse.
"I do not believe he is competent to stand trial," said psychologist, Dr. Greg Cox.
Dr. Karen Bailey-Smith testified, "Sexual abuse in the family was pretty involved, with Mr. Edenfield abusing his sister. His mother having sex with a 17 year old cousin. And that both Mr. Edenfield and his sister watching."
Edenfield's defense didn't argue, agreeing with the state's stance that he be committed to a state mental hospital instead of being sent to prison.
The decision infuriates Rodriguez, who says George Edenfield deserves nothing less than the death penalty. "How many more little kids have they done done like this?" she said.
Right this minute, David Edenfield is sitting on death row for Barrios' murder. Peggy Edenfield is serving 60 years in prison.