Charges against dad ANDREW C. GOLDSTON have been upgraded to 1st-degree reckless homicide in the death of his 1-month-old son. Dad was babysitting when the infant suffered abusive head trauma and breathing problems.
Update: Sheboygan man faces homicide charge in child's death
Sheboygan Press staff • March 19, 2010
The month-old baby allegedly dropped by his father earlier this month was declared dead Thursday, and Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco has filed new charges against the father today.
The charge against Andrew C. Goldston, 23, 1317 N. 15th St., has been upgraded from first-degree recklessly inflicting head injuries on an infant to a first-degree reckless homicide charge, DeCecco said.
Goldston is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 25 at 9:15 a.m. in Branch 5 of Sheboygan County Circuit Court.
The baby, Leander Goldston, was born Feb. 4. Authorities were called to the 3500 block of Eisner Avenue on March 9 where a baby was reportedly not breathing. Goldston told police he’d been watching his son while his girlfriend, the child’s mother, was out, and he dropped the baby on the floor.
The infant was taken to Aurora Memorial Medical Center and later to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A nurse at Aurora told police there were no signs of external injuries but that the baby wasn’t responding. Doctors at Children’s Hospital said the baby had suffered abusive head trauma and injuries not caused by being dropped.
According to Capt. Jim Veeser of the Sheboygan Police Department, an autopsy will be performed today in Sheboygan County.