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Parents helping children…not always a good thing

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Utah mom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting

Mom Accused of Helping Son in Drive-by Shooting

Nice tat

While many of us enjoy helping our children with homework and projects, there are SOME things that we should avoid assisting them with. Indeed, we should discourage some behaviors altogether. Alas, Lisa Egersdorf has too few brain cells to be able to distinguish between the good activities and the bad ones. But, she DOES have that really nice face tat, so I guess that is some sort of consolation for her.

Lisa is a 36-year-old woman who thought it would be a great idea to help her 17-year-old son, Damian Garcia, with a drive by shooting. No, you did not misread that. She (allegedly) drove the car from which her son shot at some classmates who were fighting with him at school. Great role model there, mom! I wonder if she taught him how to fire the gun as well. If she did, then we can be thankful that her shooting skills (and his) are as atrocious as her ability to make good decisions. None of the kids who were shot at were hit.

As the story was reported, Loser (sounds better than Lisa, don’t you think?) picked up her son from school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he told her that some of his classmates had jumped him. She allegedly replied, “It’s all right, we’re going to get them.”

She then drove her son past a convenience store where he opened fire on a car in which the other students were passengers. After he shot at them, Loser asked Damian, “Did you get them?” My head spins.

Loser has admitted that she and her son are members of the same gang, but denies that they were involved in the shooting. Yeah, it was all a big misunderstanding, right?

I know this is not the usual fare here at BB, because it doesn’t involve physical abuse of the perpetrator’s child. However, IMHO, this woman has ruined her son’s life just as effectively as if she had beaten him to a bloody pulp or pimped him out. They are both now up on multiple felony counts, and the mother has also been charged with child endangerment. I could not find any info on bail or the status of their incarceration, either. Personally, I think she should be charged with gross stupidity and general butt-munchery as well, but I’m pretty sure those are still not chargeable offenses. Pity. If the world was fair, stupidity would be a terminal disease, or at least be so painful that those suffering from such severe cases of it would be physically incapable of leaving the home to perpetrate these kinds of acts.

The good news on this one is – no dead babies. I needed something a little different, after the other recent stories I’ve written up here. I was almost at the end of my tether.

Everybody Fails…Second verse, same as the first

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Body of boy who’d been dead for days found in home
Pennsylvania mom: I didn’t know son had died until the smell set in
Homicide charges for Pennsylvania parents of son found decomposing in home
Court records detail changing stories provided by Jarrod Tutko Jr.’s mother

Oh, God… That’s a prayer, a plea, and the sound my heart makes when I think of this poor child, who died alone, hungry, and probably terrified. Sorry, friends, but I am not going to post any pictures of the perpetrators in this sad tale, because I cannot stand to look at their faces myself. There are plenty of pics in the linked stories, and if that’s not enough for you, just Google Tutko, and you will be amply rewarded with a plethora of pictures of the two animals who mercilessly killed one child, and almost killed another. I usually try to lighten up these stories in order to make them easier to read, but I can’t do that this time. My heart is too broken. Forgive me, but I just can’t think of any glib remarks that would make this situation easier to bear.

I started to write this a few weeks ago, when the story first hit the news, but decided to hold off because (child abuse) charges had not been made yet, and I was desperately hoping that there was a reasonable explanation for the horrors brought forth in the news concerning this case. I knew it was unlikely, but still, I hoped. Alas, I was sadly disappointed.

Little Jarrod Tutko, Jr. was found in his “bedroom”(actually, some articles say he was found in a bathroom), dead, several days after he died. His mother claimed that she did not realize he was dead until the smell of decomposition set in. Apparently, there were six children living in the home, at least two of whom were disabled, and all of whom were living in filth and misery. I am going to attempt to combine the linked articles into some sort of cohesive timeline, but please forgive me if I fail – I am still crying about the newest details that have emerged.

Jarrod’s body was found on the bathroom floor on August 1, 2014. The authorities have said that he was dead for several days before his body was recovered. The mother claimed (at the time) not to have seen her son in “years”. More on that later. The sperm donor, Jarrod Tutko, Sr., was supposedly the “sole caretaker” of his 9-year-old son, and the egg donor, Kimberly Tutko, was responsible for another child of theirs, a 10-year-old girl. She claimed that all of her time was spent caring for the girl, and she never saw her son, because she didn’t want to risk exposing the other children to any germs Jarrod Jr might have had, or some such BS. The stories vary, depending on which article you read. The risk of contamination was a valid concern, it seems, because little Jarrod’s room was covered in feces, swarming with flies, and had only a feces covered blanket and stuffed animal, and a TV in it. The TV was tuned to the Disney channel. I think I need to puke again. WHO, among the sane and sensible, thinks it is OK to treat a child this way?

Jarrod Jr. had a genetic condition called Fragile X Syndrome. This is a condition that can cause behavioral issues in children, and has autistic-like symptoms. It is also frequently accompanied by some degree of mental retardation. This child likely spent his short life confused and lonely, and wondering why he was treated like an animal. At this point, however, I find myself hoping that his mental impairment was so bad that he didn’t understand the abuse – and couldn’t suffer from the emotional trauma. I know, I’m deluding myself.

When Jarrod Jr. was found, he weighed only seventeen pounds. Let that sink in for a minute…a nine-year-old who weighs only seventeen pounds. Just for comparison, the average weight for a newborn is six pounds. A baby will typically triple its birth weight in the first year. That would be 18 pounds. This precious 9-year-old boy died weighing less than the average 1-year-old. In a room covered in human waste. With no one who would love him, or take care of him. I despise those people. I really do.

In addition to Jarrod Jr., there was a 10 year old girl who was “near death” when the authorities came in for the investigation. All five of the remaining children have been removed from the birth organisms, and both of the abusers are currently residents of the Grey bar motel. I hope they rot there.

As I mentioned earlier, when the story first broke, the FBO claimed not to have seen her son in years, and claimed not to know how deplorable his living conditions were. First, how can any mother live in the same house with a child and simply NOT see him for years? I couldn’t do it. Even when my children are visiting relatives during the summer, I make sure I see them at least once a week. When they go to camp, I make it a point to go and have a meal with them a couple of times a week. I just can’t stand to NOT see them. And this slag lived in the same house with her boy and NEVER saw him? LIAR, LIAR! (I’d like to set her hair on fire!) Well, it turns out, that was a lie she concocted to try to keep herself out of trouble. According to the latest reports, she was upstairs and visiting with her son just a few short weeks before his death. She said he was crying on the bathroom floor “because he didn’t like the sound of running water.” There goes my wish that he was unaware of his surroundings. He was crying on the bathroom floor. My soul weeps for this child.

I know this story is running long, and I apologize, but I simply couldn’t think what to include, and what to omit. There is so much wrong with this situation. The local child protective services were aware of this family, yet the children were still neglected, one to the point of death, and another almost dead. The other four children were apparently living on the lower floor of the home, and in somewhat better circumstances, although as I understand it the entire house was in need of some serious cleaning. I could not find the ages of the other four children specifically mentioned, but one article did say they ranged from 3 to 14 years old. I’d like to know HOW, if the two parents each had a full time job taking care of severely disabled kids, HOW in the name of Satan’s undershorts did they FIND TIME TO MAKE MORE BABIES? They should have spent that time feeding the kids they already had.

The Slunt is has been charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of children, and the walking penis is charged with the same thing, plus concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. They are both being held without bail. At least the judge in this case is doing something right. I hope they are sentenced to the rest of their natural lives in a septic tank located in a high traffic area, with no food. I’m not sure if I want them to starve to death first or die of the inevitable fumes from the feces flushed into their prison. I can’t write any more right now – perhaps I’ll come back later to update the story. Maybe not.

Sorry, Trench. I know this one sucks, but I just couldn’t get my head straight. If you want to take it down, or fix it, I’ll understand completely.

Greedy mum sets the tasty arm of the law on her hungry son

NC mom has son arrested for stealing her Pop-Tarts

Latasha Love, N.C. mom, has son arrested for allegedly stealing her Pop-Tarts, report says

Somehow, I highly doubt that Pop Tarts are "made with real fruit"...

Somehow, I highly doubt that Pop Tarts are “made with real fruit”…

Latasha Renee Love (37), of Charlotte NC, called the po-po on her young son. Was he threatening her with a knife? Did he steal her car and crash it into a tree? NO! She had her son arrested and put through the juvenile court system, for the heinous crime of eating some POP TARTS!

The silly police officers actually turned up and arrested the poor kid, and charged him with misdemeanour larceny. The police estimated the value of the stolen goods to be a grand total of $5 and commonly found as a staple food item in most supermarkets throughout the USA. On Wednesday last week, a reporter waited two hours to speak to Greedy Mum. G.M. parked her car round the back of her house and briefly made an appearance on her front porch, but only to swear at the reporter and slam the door.

Oh come on now, Latasha. Where is the Love? Surely you could have shared the Pop Tarts with your son? Pop Tarts aren’t exactly a fine wine or vintage cheddar. The poor kid probably thought they were for him, seeing as Pop Tarts are marketed towards children. Greedy Mum has had problems with disciplining her son in the past, probably because she couldn’t get out of her mobility scooter or waddle fast enough to keep up with him. So she palmed the responsibility off to someone else.

The misdemeanour case against the poor boy will be heard in a juvenile court. At the expense of Greedy Mum.

Aussie’s Native Natterings: Pop Tarts used to be widespread here in Australia in the 90s, but now they’re only available in specialty shops. They’re really expensive (like $10 for 8 of them). I only like them occasionally, and I bought a 24-pack on the cheap once ($10). I shared them with my sisters, who expressed disbelief at the fact that Pop Tarts are a “breakfast food” in the US. We also laughed at the box because it claimed that Pop Tarts were a “good source of 8 vitamins and minerals”. You can’t get the full range of flavours here, only what the shops import. The last lot I had were Fudge Sundae.

Feeding your kid Pop Tarts for breakfast on a daily basis should be child abuse. Those things are seriously unhealthy.

Thanks to Muggle for the tip!

More Pop Tart deliciousness

More Pop Tart deliciousness

Sperm donor kills wife and son because of “AIDS”

AIDS man Eugene Maraventano

AIDS man Eugene Maraventano

Wife killed over HIV fear along with adult son, police say

Sometimes at BB, we forget that adult children can be the victims of piss-poor parenting. We tend to get caught up with the little cuties that can’t defend themselves, sometimes forgetting that adult children usually don’t expect their parents to go apeshit and attack them.

Police say that Eugene Maraventano (64), of Goodyear AZ, killed his wife Janet (63) because he thought she might have caught HIV/AIDS from him. He then went on to kill his adult son Bryan (27) because he was concerned about what would become of him because he had no job and no girlfriend. He then tried to kill himself, but failed miserably.

Investigators in court said that the slimeball thought his wife had caught cancer or AIDS off of him. He thought he had AIDS because he frequented prostitutes when he worked on the railway. So instead of going to the doctor’s for a confidential HIV/AIDS test and STI test, his solution was to stab his wife to death. After he disposed of his wife, the slimeball wondered what would become of his son, who was 27, had no job and no girlfriend, and spent all day playing video games. What was he to do? Did he say, “Son, it’s time you got up off your bum and get a job?” Did he sell the gaming console and all the games? Did he kick him out? NO!! He stabbed him to death too!

According to the police record, the slimeball got a 14 inch knife from the kitchen, went upstairs and stabbed his sleeping wife to death. Then he knocked on his son’s door and when he answered, he stabbed him too. The knife ended up on the master bedroom bedside table after he unsuccessfully tried to kill himself. The slimeball was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries (why bother?) and is now being held in jail on a $2 million bond. It’s not known whether he has an attorney or whether his wife did indeed have HIV/AIDS or cancer. The slimeball told police that he and his wife weren’t fighting the night of the killing.

Rest in Peace, Janet and Bryan. There was no excuse to kill you, none at all. Bryan needed some serious discipline to get a job and stop playing video games. The slime ball was too cowardly to fess up to his wife about his concerns and too lazy to help his son. Once a bad breeder, always a bad breeder.

Thanks to Shellee for the tip. This story was so “WTF” that it couldn’t not go on BB.

No, we don’t want her back.

Canada to deport Aust killer mum: report

Deportation to Australia for child killer Allyson McConnell despite appeal

Australian mother Alyson McConnell drowned her sons in a bath, Canadian court hears

 

Alyson McConnell

Selfish bitch cunt Allyson McConnell

A selfish bitch cunt who drowned her two little sons is being deported back to Australia after serving a measly 10 months of a 15 month sentence. For “manslaughter”. All because she was “depressed”.

Authorities say that Allyson McConnell, then 31, drowned her two little boys, Jayden (20 months) and Connor (3) in the bathtub of their Millet, Alberta home in February 2010. She allegedly left their little bodies to rot while she tried to kill herself by jumping off of a bridge. Unfortunately she did not succeed. Why is it that these selfish fucks who kill their kids and themselves get it in the wrong order? It’s “Kill yourself” first! The selfish bitch cunt only got a few broken bones and was taken to a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. They should have let her die. Broken bones can kill and it’s a lovely slow painful death.

The boys’ father, Curtis McConnell, told the court that trouble had been brewing for months. They had split, and the selfish bitch cunt wanted to take the boys and move back to Australia. He was afraid that she’d take off with the boys without his knowledge. Even though the couple were separated, they still lived in the same house, and Mr McConnell was seeking joint custody of the boys, or sole custody if Allyson did indeed move back to Australia. Mr McConnell returned from work to find his sons’ lifeless bodies on the bathroom floor. Neighbours tried to console him and helped him call the authorities. The selfish bitch cunt was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to a lousy 15 months in a psychiatric hospital. 15 months. Shorter than the lives of her sons, which she so brutally snuffed out. She only served 10 of them.

Fast forward to 2013. The selfish bitch cunt has served her blip of a sentence and is being deported to Australia. She is now 34, still young enough to have more children that she can kill when things don’t go her way. There has been a review of the decision to deport the selfish bitch cunt, following protests from her ex husband and Alberta authorities who opposed her lenient charges and sentencing. She was deported today. I hope her plane never makes it to Sydney and that she dies in a firey bleeding mess.

Allyson McConnell

RIP Jayden and Connor

 

Another bad boyfriend, another indifferent egg donor

Boy’s killing causes grandmother’s anguish

It’s just lovely how the Australian government likes to protect criminals. There is no name for monster who killed his girlfriend’s 4 year old son, nor a name for the indifferent egg donor who let her sex toy kill her child. Not even mugshots or a photo of the little boy for us to mourn. I’ll just have to make up some names then.

Today, the little boy’s grandmother gave her victim impact statement at a Sydney court on behalf of her beloved grandson, who was killed by his birth vessel’s 24 year old twat tickler on the 1st April, 2011. The twat tickler beat the little boy in the head as he was bathing him. This gives me quite a yucky feeling. The twat tickler had no business being in the bathroom with a child that wasn’t his…this disturbs me on such a deep level. Grandmother described her anguish at not being able to save her mischievous and bright little grandson who had an infectious laugh. The court was shown a blown up photo of the little boy and I hope it haunts the twat tickler and the indifferent egg donor for the rest of their pathetic and miserable days.

Weeks before the twat tickler killed the little boy, the little boy told his grandma that the twat tickler was hurting him. The little boy told her “He hurts me Nanny” and “He holds me down in the bath”. Oh, that just breaks my heart. His Nanny rang DoCS and the police to tell them what her grandson said. DoCS and police, of course, did sweet F-A about it.

Within that month, Nanna’s worst nightmare came true. The little boy was killed by the twat tickler. Nanna had told her daughter (the egg donor) what the little boy said about the twat tickler and that he wasn’t safe in the house with the twat tickler living there, and the indifferent egg donor turned around and insisted the little boy was fine. There are none so blind as those who will not see. The indifferent egg donor was more concerned with having her cunt plugged than what her twat tickler was doing to her little boy. Her fractured thought process probably went something like this “Oh to hell with that little brat, I’m getting some!”.

Nanna condemned her daughter in court, saying that she can never forgive her for not fulfilling her role in protecting her family. She went on to say that the family has been fractured by her daughter’s lack of action and that her daughter has no place within the family. Go Nanna! The indifferent egg donor sat apart from her family and wept as Nanna gave her statement. She did not cry for her little boy, she cried for the fact that her twat tickler is going to jail and that she can never put him above the safety of her child again.

The twat tickler pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Manslaughter. I’m pretty sure coming into the bathroom while the little boy was having a bath and beating him around the head is NOT accidental. The twat tickler went into the bathroom with the intent of doing the little boy some harm. The sentence hearing will continue. Please let the twat tickler be put into general population. And just before they put him in there, hand out flyers with the twat ticklers photo and details of the crime he committed. Then hand out some objects that can be made into shivs. And a reward for who can kill him in the messiest manner.

Rest in peace, little boy. Sorry that you had a selfish twat for a mother who put fucking before your wellbeing and safety.

Port Stephens man faces trial for abusing baby

Dad allegedly fractured baby son’s ribs

A Port Stephens dog dropping is facing trial after he allegedly bruised and burned his baby son. The dog dropping made a series of admissions to authorities and was committed for trial yesterday. Mrs Dog Dropping is also facing charges and has had her case adjourned.

The dog dropping is accused of inflicting a series of injuries including haemorrhaging, fractured ribs and bruises to his baby son, who was only a few weeks old at the time. Let me guess, the baby boy wouldn’t stop crying so dog dropping thought that hurting him might shut him up? Mr and Mrs dog dropping had three children, but one died of SIDS in 2010, before the baby boy was born at the end of 2011. Yes, “SIDS”. So they lost one child, presumably to a mysterious cause, yet they treat the next baby like a piece of garbage? WTF?? I think the dead child should be examined a little bit more closely, given that the next baby was horribly abused.

The baby boy suffered a seizure (probably from a head injury) in December 2011 and was taken to hospital. A scan revealed haemorrhaging near the baby’s brain, and other injuries were discovered including bruising to the baby’s ears, eyelids, abdomen, heel and an indentation on his forehead. An MRI scan showed haemorrhaging consistent with the baby being shaken. How awful! The bad breeders were interviewed by social workers, medical staff and police and the boy plus the remaining sibling were taken away by the Department of Family and Community Services.

The dog dropping suggested ideas for how the baby got a dint in his head and why he had broken ribs. He told police that the baby’s forehead was burned on a light globe when he was playing with the baby by swinging him. An expert shot that idea down, saying that the globe in question could not generate that much heat to cause burns (probably one of those energy saver bulbs). As for the fractured ribs, both Mr and Mrs dog dropping said that Mr dog dropping fell on the baby. Plausible. But the fractures were 2 weeks old, and neither had sought help for the baby, who was probably shrieking in pain and dog dropping had tried to shut him up by hurting him even more.

Dog dropping will face Newcastle District Court next week.

 

Dad lets 13 year old son visit Thai prostitute

Brisbane dad charged over son’s holiday sex

Dad charged for son’s alleged holiday sex with prostitute

In another case of parents not knowing what’s appropriate for their kids , we have a 45 year old Brisbane father who let his 13

Dad prostitute son Thailand

year old son be molested by a cheap Thai prostitute. I do say molested because this boy was unable to give consent because he’s 13 years old! The father has been charged with sex tourism offences and I’ll explain this in a moment.

The offences took place on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui between September 6 and 9 last year. It will be incredibly hard to prove that the boy was raped by the prostitute, due to the fleeting moment and how quickly prostitutes move on to the next client/victim. But for now, police are alleging that the boy was molested.

Dad has been charged with two counts of child sex tourism, which are Commonwealth offences and carry a maximum penalty of 20 years prison. One charge alleges that he caused a child under the age of 16 years to engage in sexual intercourse outside of Australia, and the other that he procured a child to engage in sexual activity outside of his place of residence. So that means that the prostitute in question could very well be underage herself and that he not only allowed his son to be molested, but also contributed to the demand of underage prostitutes and sex trafficking. What a nasty, vile piece of work.

The man also was charged with assaulting his son at the Brisbane bayside in February this year.

The Commonwealth of Australia developed new laws to stop Australian pedophiles from going overseas and molesting foreign children, especially in Asian countries (this is called child sex tourism). This legislation has also given the Commonwealth extra-territorial powers to punish anyone committing illegal acts under Australian law in other countries. This case is a first for this new legislation. The man and his lawyer declined to give comment outside of the court. The case has been adjourned until April 24.

Considering that Thailand is known for “ladyboys”, I wonder Dad and son got a nasty surprise?

Toddler put in deep freezer by bad boyfriend

Child beaten and locked in freezer

Toddler put in deep freezer, parents arrested

Yet again, we have another story of a bad boyfriend trying to kill his girlfriend’s child to bring her back into heat. I’m sure we need Sir David Attenborough to narrate these stories, because animals in the wild behave like this. Most of them are also not choosy about mating with first and second degree relatives. This tale of deep freezers, trailer homes and slight inbrededness comes to us from Harlan, Kentucky.

Randy Hammond (24 and what a name LOL) put his girlfriend’s 3 year old son in a deep freezer, then sat on the lid and wouldn’t let him out. The kid was in there for 20 minutes! The reason for this cold treatment? The kid wouldn’t stop crying! The little boy was also beaten, and when the police rocked up to the trailer home (what else would they live in?), the kid had bruising and swellings all over him. The police discovered that Rotten Randy had tried to cover up the boy’s injuries with makeup. The little boy was taken to Harlan hospital with head injuries.

The boy’s cousin, Portia Bearden (who is also commonly known as the boy’s grandma or aunt) said that it made her cry every time she thought about it. She also revealed that Rotten Randy bit the boy on the face, picked him up by his face, hit him and hung him upside down in the doorway. Aunty Grandma-Cousin had rang CPS many a time to report the abuse at the hands of the bad bumpkin boyfriend. She also said that the little boy used to be really happy, but then became too scared to even move because of Rotten Randy’s abuse. So sad!

The child’s grandmother Connie Jenkins (who is also reported as being his mother) told police that she knew that Rotten Randy was hurting the boy but she stood by and did nothing to help the kid. Of course not. Probably never occurred to her inbred brain that child abuse is wrong and that if you allow someone to abuse a child, you might as well have done it yourself. It’s likely that Granny Mama didn’t give birth to the boy because she’s 55 years old! So where’s the boy’s real mother? News reports don’t say. They only mention Rotten Randy as being the mother’s boyfriend or that Granny Mama is the kid’s mother. Which even if her reproductive system did have a last hurrah, Rotten Randy would be her boy toy! Ack!

Rotten Randy has been charged with attempted murder and criminal abuse in the first degree. Granny Mama (aka Connie Jenkins) has been charged with criminal abuse in the first degree. The little boy’s 5 other siblings have been removed from the trailer and will be interviewed as part of the police investigation. Of course Rotten Randy and Granny Mama have declined interviews with the media. Aunty Granny-Cousin aka Portia Bearsden will be fighting to get custody of the 6 kids.

There is a mugshot of Rotten Randy in a video in one of the articles. I’ve noticed that all these bad boyfriends featured on the blog have a nasty look upon their unfortunate visages. How come the desperate sluts that stay with them can’t see that there’s something not quite right about them? Do they ignore the warning signs that clearly say “Do not touch” because they’re desperately lonely? We could debate this on a whole new thread.

 Court Date Set For Man Accused Of Putting Child In Freezer

What a cute little boy!

 

 

 

“Cot death” baby found to have alcohol in system

Cot death: Father denies giving baby alcohol

Dead baby found with alcohol in blood

Baby inquest: expert dismisses father’s theory

An inquest has been held for a little baby boy who died in 2008, which found that the baby had a BAC of 0.03. The legal BAC limit for fully licensed drivers in Australia is 0.05, and can easily be reached by two standard drinks.

Little baby Shorn died in November 2008 after his father found him not breathing in his cot at the family’s home in Parmelia, southern Perth WA. After he was rushed to hospital, Shorn was given up to a dozen doses of adrenaline, and doctors found a faint pulse. However, baby Shorn suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be transferred to Perth where he died two days later. He was 46 days old. His mother was in hospital because she had problems with her Caesarean scar. I hope that she wasn’t in the same hospital as her baby. Imagine being in hospital and hearing that your baby died when your partner was supposed to be caring for him?

Doctors initially believed that Shorn had died from SIDS or cot death. An adult sized pillow was placed into Shorn’s cot and his father found him face-down in the pillow. There were no external signs of trauma and the pathologist couldn’t pinpoint an exact cause for Shorn’s death. However, when Shorn was admitted to hospital, a blood test was conducted and the doctors found the alcohol in his system. Now how did that get in there?

Shorn’s father initially told police that he hadn’t been drinking at the time of the incident, but later admitted that he had two cans of bourbon and coke before turning in for the night and that he only ever fed Shorn baby formula. He suggested that the alcohol may have transferred to Shorn when he was doing CPR and mouth to mouth on him. He also suggested that Shorn’s bottles may have been sterilised with alcohol and that’s how it got into him. The inquest heard that alcohol wasn’t used to sterilise the bottles and that there wasn’t any alcohol in the formula. The deputy coroner noted that if the mixed formula was left standing for a few days, it could produce some alcohol. She noted that this had happened with a bottle of formula that Shorn’s father had made and left on the coffee table when he found his son. The formula had been sitting there for three days and produced an alcohol reading of 0.019%. It was not likely that it was involved with the alcohol in the baby’s system. The coroner also noted that when she was young, alcohol was commonly used to soothe babies and that Shorn had a history of being hard to settle.

The toxicologist said that the reading would have been much higher when Shorn was found that morning. Dad had last fed him around 10pm the night before and put him to bed. He discounted the theory of the sterilisation and the CPR, and stated that a teaspoon of spirits such as bourbon, whiskey or gin could have caused the baby’s reading to be so high. The expert could not confidently say that the alcohol caused the baby’s death or that he had a lethal amount in his system. The level measured at the hospital wasn’t lethal, but anything over 0.01 was concerning. He said that alcohol had a sedative effect on babies, and that it affects their breathing, posture control and gag reflex.

The inquest is continuing, with the father yet to give evidence. The coroner has urged him to tell the truth, even if he did give the baby alcohol.

Rest in peace, little Shorn.