Infant Dies After Pacifier Taped To His Mouth

6-19-07 A Lake Stevens, Washington woman was charged with manslaughter in the death of her 4-month-old son. Bail was set at $500,000. Bonnie M. Desmond, 19, told authorities that she had taped a pacifier to the infants mouth to keep it from falling out. The youngster ended up suffocating after the tape obstructed his airway. … Continue reading →

Tot Bound With Masking Tape Dies

May 2007 A 2-year-old was taken off of life support, after suffering injuries he received with his day care provider. Vicki Leigh Chiles was being held without bail on a complaint of first degree murder. Chjiles told police the boy would not be quiet for nap time, so she used tape to silence him, according to an arrest report. It is believed the 2-year-old had his hands bound and his mouth covered with masking tape. Chiles was the only worker … Continue reading →