Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Drunk Father Rolled On Top Of 7-Weeks-Old Son Suffucating And killing Him

Crushed: Nathan Savage, 30, was charged with three counts of manslaughter in the second degree and neglect and endangerment of a child


A 30-year-old Minneapolis man faces charges after allegedly suffocating his infant son after falling asleep and rolling on top of him, after a night of drinking.
Nathan Savage from Eagan, was charged with manslaughter and child neglect in the death of his two-month-old son Nolan Sikich on October 19th.
According to the charges, Savage, his fiancee and friends had been drinking for the couple's anniversary.



Looking back: t Savage told police he laid the boy down in the master bed sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight the night before, and the boy's mother eventually joined the same bed. He rolled on top of his son during the night, crushing him


Prosecutors say Nolan was crying so Savage gave him a bottle and took him to bed with him, laying the infant's head on his chest.
The next morning he awoke at approximately 5:55 a.m. to the child’s mother shaking him and frantically asking where the child was, Savage said that was when he discovered he had been laying on top of the infant.
Police were called to the home of 30-year-old Nathan Scott Savage just before 6 a.m. on Oct. 19 and were met by the child's mother, who was crying and screaming, 'How could you have done this to our child?'

Remembering: Savage told police he woke up at 5:55 a.m. when his wife shook him and asked where their baby boy was. it was then he found he had been lying on top of the boy


By the time officers arrived, firefighters were already on scene trying to resuscitate baby Nolan.
They saw Savage's fiancee hitting him while screaming: 'You killed him. What did you do?'
According to the criminal complaint, the police who were interviewing Savage detected a strong odor of alcohol, and he admitted to police that he had been drinking the evening before.
Savage told police he laid the boy down in the master bed sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight the night before, and the boy's mother eventually joined the same bed.
The medical examiner ruled the boy died from 'asphyxia due to probable overlay' and said the death accidental.
Prosecutors say the case is an example of why parents should avoid sleeping with newborns.
Infants should not sleep with adults, in adult beds or in other environments that contain suffocation hazards, according to the National Institute of Child Health.
Savage is being held on $50,000 bail with no conditions or $10,000 bail with conditions. His next court appearance is May 27.


Helpless: Savage told police it was not the first time the boy had slept in bed with his parents, and prosecutors say the case is an example of why parents should avoid sleeping with newborns



Source: Daily Mail
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