Friday, May 27, 2011

Dad faces felony abuse charges for drug use (York, Nebraska)

Dad JOHN MILLESON was apparently "caretaking" for his three children when he overdosed on drugs. His oldest child had to call 911. Where is Mom in this story? Working? Or is this a single dad? Did he have custody? Lots of unanswered questions here.  


Neb. father no longer face felony abuse charges; trial on misdemeanor count set for AugustFirst Posted: May 26, 2011 - 5:30 am
Last Updated: May 26, 2011 - 5:30 am

YORK, Neb. — A York father will stand trial on a single misdemeanor count of child abuse after several felony charges were dropped.

The York News-Times reports a York County district judge has dismissed most of the charges against 26-year-old John Milleson, saying prosecutors didn't show intentional harm.

Prosecutors say Milleson took illegal drugs on Oct. 15 and became so intoxicated that he suffered breathing problems. Three children ages 12, 7 and 6 were home at the time, and the oldest called 911.

Milleson will stand trial Aug. 31 for negligent child abuse.