Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dad charged with criminal homicide for toddler son's death from oxycodone (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)

Dad is identified as COCO WALLACE. No mention of a mother in the home.

Pennsylvania father charged in child's death from painkiller

By Associated Press 2:33pm, November 18, 2014

A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his toddler son after authorities said high levels of a prescription narcotic painkiller were found in the child's blood.

Thirty-eight-year-old Coco Wallace of Levittown is also charged in Bucks County with recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.

Police in Middletown Township said 27-month-old Sebastian Wallace died Oct. 22 at Lower Bucks Hospital.

Police said the child's blood tested positive for Oxycodone "at three times the level that would be necessary to kill the average adult." They said Coco Wallace was the only adult with him and acknowledged having Oxycodone pills the day before.

Court documents don't list a defense attorney and a listed number for Wallace couldn't be found Monday.