I know stupidity is not a crime but come on
A jury has acquitted a Miami man who was charged with manslaughter after his 6-month-old baby son fatally choked on a lollipop.
Jurors agreed late last week with defense lawyers that the death of Jermaine Marcell Levy’s infant was accidental, and not the result of reckless behavior.
“Mr. Levy, a 19-year-old first-time father had his son die in his arms as he tried to resuscitate him on Father’s Day. The death of his son was a horrible tragedy for everyone involved. Thankfully, the jury correctly concluded that he was not guilty for this purely accidental death.”- Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defender Adam Saper
Levy, now 20, was arrested after police said he kidnapped his infant son from the child’s mother, Warnisha Davis, in June 2018. Cops said he punched her in the mouth before taking the child, even though he had never cared for the baby on his own.
The homeless Levy took the child to a tent where he was living out outside a friend’s house.
Levy had never cared for the boy on his own and took no diapers or food with him — and the child needed formula every four hours, police said At one point, the most he could do was give the child water from a hose at the home, according to the warrant.
According to police, the boy was sucking on the lollipop when Levy fell asleep for about one minute. He awoke to the sound of the child “gasping for air.”
Levy was convicted of battery for punching the child’s mother. He remains jailed while awaiting sentencing on that charge.
Jury acquits Miami dad Jermaine Marcell Levy after 6-month-old son choked to death on a lollipop on Father's Day
Jurors in Miami have acquitted a man who was charged with manslaughter after his 6-month-old son choked on a lollipop.