INDIANAPOLIS — When the boyfriend of Latasha McMorris, 24, walked into room 104 of the EconoLodge Motel around 12:30 am, he found her passed out from drugs, alcohol or both. Unfortunatly for this beauty, instead of lying on top of a pool of vomit she had choked to death on, she just happened to be laying on top of her 2-year-old son, Sheldon Bartley Jr..
The boy was taken to Community East Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. Police are treating the case as a homicide and McMorris was being held on a charge of felony neglect. An autopsy was planned Wednesday to determine what caused Bartley’s death. I am guessing it will show that he died from having a drunken idiot lying on top of him until he suffocated. But that’s just me.
In a real shocker, McMorris has several prior arrests on alcohol-related offenses and was convicted of child neglect in July 2007. Child Protective Services removed McMorris’ children, including Bartley, from her custody when she was convicted. I guess she must have gotten him back. Thank God for that, otherwise the boy may still be alive.
Thanks for the story, Jenn!Tags: Child Neglect, Drunk, Infanticide