Monday, June 10, 2013

Daniel Jones death: Shameless father admits killing 23-month-old son with HEROIN overdose

Dear Readers,
This terrible tragedy has to be circulated far and wide.  We often see stories where children are abused or murdered by those who abuse drugs.  This is one of the most shocking that I have ever seen; and I have seen plenty.  When reading this, keep in mind that recent stories in the news suggest that the goal of those like LEAP and others in the pro-drug lobby is to eventually breakdown the public’s fears about all dangerous drugs and legalize them. 

The Mirror UK reports June 11, 2013 

He passed away after swallowing a wrap of the Class A drug - making him one the UK’s youngest ever heroin victims

A shameless father has admitted killing his 23-month old son who died from a HEROIN overdose.  Tragic tot Daniel Jones passed away after swallowing a wrap of the Class A drug in May last year - making him one the UK’s youngest ever heroin victims.

Parents Emma Bradburn, 34, and Simon Jones, 30, were arrested in December after extensive tests on Daniel’s body revealed there was enough heroin in his system to kill an adult.  Further examination of hair samples from Daniel - who was known to social services - revealed he had also been exposed to a horrifying cocktail of drugs.

The court heard he suffered ‘chronic’ exposure to cannabis and opiates and ‘occasional’ exposure to amphetamines and cocaine.
  Jones today pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the youngster when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court.  His partner had previously admitted causing or allowing the death of her child, but had denied manslaughter.  Prosecutors revealed today they would accept Bradburn’s guilty plea to the lesser charge.

Daniel was pronounced dead when paramedics were called to the £200,000 home the pair shared in Wolverhampton, West Mids., at 6.15am on May 29.  Roger Blezzard, prosecuting, told the court previously: “Both of the defendants were living together with a small child.  “Their behavior resulted in the child taking an overdose of heroin which has caused his death.  “Substantial evidence of exposure to other controlled drugs was also found from toxicology reports from the child’s hair.  “There is the suspicion the child had been exposed for some time to drug consumption.”  The pair were remanded in custody for reports to be prepared and will be sentenced on July 3.

A spokeswoman for Wolverhampton City Council confirmed the authority’s Safeguarding Children’s Board has launched a serious case review into Daniel’s death.  The pair will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court in July.