Man Charged with Killing Son with PCP Smoke
Posted by Childress on July 15, 2006
Here’s a sad story of an infant who is dead because his dad, Julio Rivera, was allegedly so whacked out on drugs he didn’t realize PCP smoke isn’t good for babies. And the mom, Cynthia Morales, was too whacked out to do anything about it. From Newsday:
A Brentwood (NY) man with a long history of violence, drug addiction and Satanic worship was charged Friday with killing his 5-month-old son Eric, an infant he often subdued by blowing marijuana laced with PCP into his mouth, authorities said.
The infant was found motionless in the back seat of Rivera’s car on March 31. Rivera and Morales were living then with several relatives in Brentwood.
Rivera … was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. …
“In his short life, Eric was repeatedly exposed to PCP-laced marijuana,” said [prosecutor Nancy] Clifford. “The child had repeated and acute brain injury consistent with shaken-baby syndrome.”
The marijuana and angel dust combination was blown into the child’s face “to silence the baby when he was fussing,” Clifford said.
Of course the defendants deny guilt. We’ll let the decidedly more sober and sane courts decide.