Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dad accused of suffocating 8-month-old son during his access time because baby looks like Mom, parents are separated (Holmesville, Ohio)

Yet another case where the father should have NEVER been granted access to the baby. Not clarified here if the parents were ever married, or just what custody/visitation rights were granted to Daddy after the separation.

Chances are quite high he had a history of domestic violence against the mother, which was neatly ignored in providing him with access to the baby.

Dad is identified as SUNTANA CHANTHAKOUN.

Ohio Father Accused Of Starting To Suffocate Baby Son

Wednesday July 2, 2014 11:12 AM
UPDATED: Wednesday July 2, 2014 11:16 AM

HOLMESVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio man is charged with felony child endangerment after telling authorities he started to suffocate his 8-month-old son because he "couldn't deal" with the boy's likeness to his mother, who lives separately.

A Holmes County sheriff's detective tells The Daily Record in Wooster the man admitted pressing a hand over the infant's face and watching him struggle and pass out. Then he shook the child, who started breathing and survived.

The detective says the baby was taken to a hospital two days later, on May 19, with a bruised face and bloodshot eyes. The man told medical staff the child had fallen from his arms.

Court records list no attorney for 22-year-old defendant Suntana Chanthakoun. He's from Big Prairie, a rural area roughly halfway between Cleveland and Columbus.