Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dad pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of 7-week-old son (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

Dad JASON WADE ANDRE already had 3 prior felony convictions--for what is not specified. But it's not too much of a stretch to believe that this kind of guy would abuse a 7-week-old infant for crying or having dirty diapers. So Daddy Dearest basically shook him to death; the baby died of the subsequent brain damage. There was also evidence that this sh** had abused the baby before, since he also had 13 RIB FRACTURES that were at least a week old, and that's not mentioning the bruises on his shoulder and buttocks. So basically this monster abused this infant from birth--how low can you go. It was also found that Daddy had guns in the home (not allowed for a convicted felon) and marijuana.


Father pleads in death of baby

Father pleads guilty to killing infant son

Date published: 3/30/2010


A Stafford County man admitted yesterday that he killed his infant son last year.

Jason Wade Andre, 31, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and child abuse yesterday in Stafford Circuit Court.

Andre, who was also convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon and possession of marijuana, will be sentenced June 28 by Judge Charles Sharp.

According to the evidence presented by prosecutor Eric Olsen, rescue workers and police went to 6 Beech Drive in North Stafford early June 29 in response to a 911 call.

Andre was performing CPR on 7-week-old Marcus Andre when help arrived. The child was not breathing.

The child was rushed to Stafford Hospital and flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died a few days later.

Olsen said Andre told authorities that he got up about 2 a.m. to feed the child, who was crying.
He had taken him downstairs and changed his diaper when the child started having trouble breathing. Andre notified his wife, and 911 was called, according to the story.

The child's mother told police that the baby was fine before that night.

Olsen said subsequent examinations showed the child was anything but fine.

He said the child had significant brain swelling, retinal hemorrhaging and brain tissue damage, all consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The child also had 13 rib fractures that had occurred at least a week earlier. The child's other injuries included bruises on his shoulder and buttocks.

"It was obvious this baby had suffered horrible abuse," Olsen said.

Andre was arrested more than a month after the child's death. His house was searched and among the items seized were a number of guns, marijuana and materials for a marijuana grow operation.

Andre has three prior felony convictions and was not legally allowed to own a firearm.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404