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Frostbite vs. Blunt Force Trauma

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Autopsy says dead toddler had been burned:

In North Pole, Alaska, police recently arrested 24-year-old Amber Lynn Aubrey Swanson in the death of her 18-month-old son, Julian Swanson-Byrd.

Swanson told the staff at the local hospital that Julian had frostbite after falling from a car window into the snow. She claimed that she took Julian for a drive to get him to sleep and when she stopped the car she fell asleep. When she woke up she claims that Julian somehow opened the window and climbed out of the car and was face down in the snow. She brought him to the hospital after he had already passed.

Except when the autopsy was done the medical examiner claims that the frostbite was actually thermal burns and that Julian had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

I’m not sure the type of car involved in this story but let’s say for a moment that Julian fell from the window of the car. I would assume that most people in a place like North Pole would drive trucks or SUVs or some kind of 4×4 which can be pretty tall. Combine the height of the alleged fall and the amount of snow that would have been present to cover the boy’s body like that could the fall have caused the blunt force trauma. I’m thinking no. Not to mention the frostbite wasn’t even frostbite to begin with.

Again here’s a thought people, the doctors are smarter than you. Instead of thinking up lies in order to get yourself out of trouble how about not abusing your kids in the first place?

Thanks to Blue for the tip.