A young boy aged 8 has been reported dead due to the oral intake of deadly dose of crystal meth. It is said that he accidentally had them about 180 times mistaking them with breakfast cereals.
The 8-year-old boy named Curtis Collman III mistook his dad’s drugs as cereal when he saw it on a plate. The child’s toxicology report says he had ingested enough drugs to easily kill an adult.
This incident occurred on 21st June in Jackson, Indiana. His father named Curtis Collman II has been arrested on negligence charge as well as firearms and theft charges. He has also been charged for not being able to defend himself of being a sex offender.
The 42-year-old father Curtis Collman II did not bother to take his son to the emergency or even call them after he knew what exactly happened to his son. What he did was, he called his friend when he realized his son was extremely ill. When his friend arrived, he reportedly said, “I’m not going back to jail”. He was so frightened that he started threatening to kill himself, his son, and his friend with his gun. When he realized that his son was going through convulsions and seizures, he decided to leave him at his parent’s house. The boy’s grandparents called the emergency when they saw the boy’s condition but, several hours had already been wasted and the boy died.
Jackson Police Detective Tom Barker expressed how he felt saying: “Anybody that is a parent, you know, would be emotionally upset. It kind of hits home if you have kids”.
“An eight-year-old child more than likely suffered for many hours. It upsets you.”
It is reported by News4jax that Curtis Collman II appealed that his bail bond be reduced so that he can spend more time with his parents at home before he has to go through trials.
If in case he is found guilty of all the allegations he has been charged over, he will have to suffer a sentence of about 20 to 40 years. The trials will begin on the same year on 4th December.
It is said that the prosecutors are looking for a longer sentence for Mister Curtis Collman II.
Jackson County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeffrey Chalfant said: “Fifty years would be nice.”