1. Man given 45 years in jail for ‘suffocating newborn son with baby wipe’.
— Herald-Tribune (@HeraldTribune) May 2, 2017
A man who suffocated his seven-week-old son by “shoving a baby wipe” down his throat after beating him in a drug-fuelled rage has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
The Herald Tribune reports Florida man Joseph Walsh, 36, was offered the plea deal after the baby boy’s – named Chance – mother took her own life in prison.
Kristen Bury, 33, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her role in baby Chance’s death – she removed the wipes from his throat but did not call 911 – but took her own life in September last year.
Her evidence against Joseph on how he treated their seven-week-old son before his death became inadmissible after her suicide.