"No One Can Hurt Him Anymore"

By Carol J. Rothgeb & Scott H. Cupp

  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Genre: True Crime


The true story of an innocent young boy whose tragic life ended in murder—and the real-life wicked stepmother who would pay for her crimes . . .
On May 2, 1993, in Lantana, Florida, the naked body of ten-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Schwarz was found floating face down in the family swimming pool. But authorities were quick to question the supposed drowning. How could the boy have drowned when the water level was only four feet deep? And why was his body covered with cuts and bruises from head to toe?
Suspicion soon fell upon A.J.’s stepmother, Jessica Schwarz—a woman who described herself as “loud and crude.” She was obviously a crass brute and a bully—but was she a torturer and child killer? The sad answer was “yes.”
Authorities soon uncovered a long-time pattern of physical and mental abuse that Schwartz had inflicted on the boy with such unfeeling intensity that hardened police investigators were left sickened. Even during her trials, Schwarz was smugly defiant, until convictions for criminal child abuse and second-degree murder wiped the smirk off her face . . .
Carol J. Rothgeb, author of Hometown Killer, and Scott H. Cupp, the prosecutor who successfully convicted Jessica Schwarz, now tell the riveting inside story in a “wake-up call for those who feel that they can’t make a difference when it comes to . . . child cruelty” (Reviewing the Evidence).
Includes 16 pages of photos


  • No one can hurt him anymore

    By Poopino
    To me as an adult who grew up in the most Loving Foster home from age 3&1/2 to 16,I find that different systems concerning Children’s Protective Services a dysfunctional program in differing states! The laws concerning abuse to children should be the same in every state. Child abuse is worldwide, & in many forms. This book to me was a confirmation on the laws that still need proper resolution concerning child care. Even in 2018! The abuse yesterday today tomorrow is the same in each shape & form. The sadistic nature of these crimes perpetrated upon children haven’t changed over the years, but have become even more outrages.Thank god there are people willing to give their hearts to stop even 1 individual case! This book is a must read for every age,to bring awareness to all of the different aspects of abuse & what it leads to in the end. I agree totally with the assumption of the people in the book,what that child had he lived may have grown up to be like. I’ve seen 1st hand the emotional damage of a grown up subjected to abuse!