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Second Ohio Infant in a Month to Allegedly Die Ingesting Parent's Heroin, Fentanyl

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    An Ohio couple whose 11-month-old son died from ingesting heroin have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering.

    Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says medics pronounced Dominic Dickinson dead after responding to a report of a baby not breathing at a Columbus home on May 13. O'Brien says the baby ingested heroin and fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.

    O'Brien said Tuesday the grand jury indicted 32-year-old Denise Dickinson and 29-year-old Kyle Black.

    Court records don't show attorneys available to comment on the charges. The defendants could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted.

    The indictment comes a week after a similar case in which a Columbus woman was charged in the death of her 14-month-old daughter May 27. O'Brien says that child also ingested heroin and fentanyl.

    AP/Sept. 22, 2015
    Newshawk Crew

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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. sassieone
    Re: Second Ohio Infant in a Month to Allegedly Die Ingesting Parent's Heroin, Fentany

    OMG! I'm sorry. Some people are the worst parents.

    Yes kids that age put everything in their mouths, but what kind of drug addict lays Heroin or Fentanyl around. Most addicts KNOW where their shit is at ALL times. I think something sinister happened in this case.

    I think the parents deliberately dosed the kid to quiet them. It's happened many times with cough syrup like histussin. Except the kids/babies NEVER wake up. So sad.

    It's very difficult to comfort the parents too. You've seen the toxicology report and you know the baby was overdosed.
  2. gonzochef
    Re: Second Ohio Infant in a Month to Allegedly Die Ingesting Parent's Heroin, Fentany

    That seems like a huge assumption. Either way it is terribly sad, but if this was accidental then can you imagine how mortifying it must be to those parents to know it was their fault? And what if only one parent is to blame (ie only one parent had the addiction/left their shit out/used it to quiet the kid, etc)? Do you think they got together to discuss it or something? Even if both parents were heroin users I would doubt that they both agreed to use it on their kids... like I said, a lot of assumptions.
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