Note that dad ANDREW C. GOLDSTON was alone with his 1-month-old son for 30 minutes or less when he "allegedly" bashed the baby's head in and killed him.
And check out Dad's prior criminal record. This guy was a disaster waiting to happen.
Hearing set for father charged with homicide after infant's death
Sheboygan Press staff • April 15, 2010
A 23-year-old Sheboygan man accused of causing “severe abusive head trauma” that killed his one-month-old son will be in court this afternoon for a preliminary hearing.
Andrew C. Goldston, of 1317 N. 15th St., is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, a felony punishable by up to 46 years in prison with an enhancer due to Goldston’s criminal record.
The prosecution will present witnesses, after which Judge James Bolgert will decide whether there is enough evidence to establish probable cause that Goldston committed the crime. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Police responding to a 911 call by Goldston on March 9 found the child, Leander Goldston, lying on the kitchen table with no pulse and not breathing, a criminal complaint said. The child was resuscitated but never responded to stimuli and died March 18 at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.
Goldston told police the child fell out of his arms as he stood up to reach for a TV remote, dropping two and a half feet to the floor. He said the boy seemed normal at first, but he eventually called 911 about 10 minutes after the fall when he noticed the boy was not breathing.
But doctors said the boy’s massive injuries were non-accidental and inconsistent with a simple fall. The boy suffered hemorrhaging throughout his brain, as well as retinal hemorrhages, soft tissue swelling on the left side of his head and bruising to his eyelid, the complaint said. Doctors also found blood in his left ear.
There were no fractures, but doctors said that is not unusual and occurs in about 50 percent of infant abuse cases. Doctors said the child would not have appeared at all normal after suffering the injuries, as claimed by Goldston.
The injuries occurred when Goldston was alone with the child at a home in the 3500 block of Eisner Avenue, as the boy’s mother had left about 30 minutes prior after getting into a fight with Goldston. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.
Goldston’s prior convictions include felony battery to a law enforcement officer, car theft and escape, online court records show.