Connecticut Father Charged In Death Of 3-Month-Old

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut father has been charged in the death of his 3-month old son, telling police he accidentally fell on top of the child, crushing his skull.

Forty-year-old Anthony Nelson of Hartford has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, assault, making a false statement and risk of injury to a minor.

Joette Katz, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, says the agency had been involved with the family since the baby’s birth because of a concern the parents had a history of drug addiction.

Katz said the baby had tested positive for cocaine.

The Hartford Courant reports the baby was pronounced dead at a hospital Tuesday. An autopsy showed bilateral fractures and hemorrhaging within the skull.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Bernie Sanders says:

    and why did they let these people have a child ??????????

  2. Michele says:

    So, The Department of Children and Families knew that the child was born addictied to Cocaine and that there was known drug use in the family, yet they allowed the baby to enter that household? That child should have been placed in foster care until the parents cleaned up their act and if that did not happen within a certain period of time, the baby should have been released for adoption. Period.

  3. john b says:

    Not “injury to a minor” but just “risk of injury to a minor” I will never understand the law.

  4. nyc says:

    This baby was not given a chance to enjoy anything life has to offer…the so called father should spend the rest of his life in prison.

  5. Carlos The Gringo says:

    This is so sad – it makes me cry to hear how something so innocent can be harmed this way – does it ever get any better in the world? Lets protect the helpless ones.

  6. khurshid ahmad says:

    DEAR ,,, ALL IT IS ALL A DRAMA BY POLICE,,,,,THE MAN HAD A PREVIOUS
    HISTORY OF,,,,, HATE ,,, FROM POLICE,,,, BEING BLACK,,,, good luck khurshid a
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    1. anonomus says:

      Will it never end, a black man commits a crime and its THE POOR BLACK MAN , IT doesn’t matter the color of his skin all that matters is that the baby is DEAD.

  7. General Grievous says:

    Have a sumo wrestler jump on his head 100 times than put a bullet in it! Let’s stop wasting tax payees money. There was ongoing issues. He killed a baby, Kill him, NEXT case!

  8. Pam says:

    You need a license to drive. A license to shoot a gun. A license to teach or be a doctor. Yet, the most important job, despite not being qualified in any way shape or form can go to anyone. It’s a shame.

  9. RIP says:

    Why would they opt to bring a baby into their dark, drug addicted lives? They cant take care of themselves, never mind, a baby that depends on them for its every need to survive. The mother couldnt even wait until she gave birth to do her cocaine, she did it while pregnant well aware she was endangeing the well being of her baby, the drugs won, they always do,her drugs will always come before the baby. How merciless that the baby is the one that paid the consequences for two selfish junkies who dont give a damn about anything but themselves.She should have had an abortion.This baby didnt stand a chance from the moment of conception. Born to a cocaine (and God knows what else) addicted mother. The mother and the father are Skank! God Bless the victims.

  10. Ron Brown says:

    Why are they showing a picture of a white baby when Mr. Nelson is black. They’re not showing his picture in this article., but other papers have him.

    1. ru4real? says:

      What difference does it make? Its just a picture. No one said it was an actual picture of the baby mentioned in the article.

    2. Justin says:

      Does it really matter what color the baby is dumba$$?. He was 3 months old and never had a chance in life. So sad. RIP little fellow may the angels watch over forever and ever.

  11. Ron Brown says:

    Why do they show a picture of a white baby when Mr. Nelson is black. His picture isn’t being shown in this paper for some reason, but instead a ‘stock’ photo of a white baby.

  12. tnaja2009 says:

    Wait I can not understand why DCF did not take the child for testing positive. I think Dcf also should be charged in the death not only the father. I know that when a child tests positive they come in and remove the child so whats up with that?? that all should be charged.
    Joette Katz, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, says the agency had been involved with the family since the baby’s birth because of a concern the parents had a history of drug addiction.

    Katz said the baby had tested positive for cocaine

  13. CJ says:

    Where do these people BUY their drugs? Isn’t the drug dealer an accesory to the crime? Charlie Sheen’s supplier and this man’s supplier should be put behind bars!!

  14. Eric Bartolomey says:

    they should hang or gas these ghetto mofos!!! straight to the death chamber! mofos!!!

  15. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    THESE SO CALLED HUMAN BEINGS..CONTINUE TO BIRTH CHILDREN ONLY TOO KILL THEM ..COCAINE BABIES NOW..WHAT S NEXT…OH YOU CAN BET THERE WILL BE EXTACY BABIES..AND BUT OF COURSE OXYCONTIN LACED KIDDIES…A HISTORY OF DRUG ADDICTION…WHAT A FAMILY OF MORONS…

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