Relative: Dead baby appeared 'happy, healthy'
YEP...RIGHT up until the time he was dead...He looked REEEEEL good.
..."Nine other children under the age of 18 were living in the three-bedroom apartment with several adult relatives, Morris and police said.
Police described the apartment as a "health hazard," saying it was roach-infested and strewn with garbage."
THIS from a couple weeks ago...
Babies found living with rats, roaches
January 4, 2009 4:26 PM
Three babies found by Chicago police in a West Side apartment without running water or central heat were taken into protective custody Saturday, and their parents were charged with neglect and endangerment.The babies -- a 16-month-old boy, 14-month-old boy and 4-month-old girl -- were taken from the apartment. There were roaches, rats, numerous open containers of alcohol, exposed electrical wires, an overflowed toilet with human waste, and no food or water in the second-floor apartment where the children were found. Shirley Johnson, 44,(Grandma) acknowledged the apartment does not have running water or a working toilet, but she said the Chicago police description of their residence was wrong.Police said they found the little boys sitting in the apartment wearing winter coats. Not yet knowing about the baby girl, police said they took the two little boys into protective custody, and arrested Latrice Johnson and Wysinger. Fenner, who had been at the store, returned shortly after and was arrested.
In the meantime, other officers stuck around the apartment to wait for evidence technicians to arrive, police said. About a half-hour later, police said, the officers heard noises coming from a bedroom.
That's where they discovered the baby girl on the floor behind a mattress that was propped against a wall, police added.
"If it were not for the alertness of the officers at the scene, this 4-month-old baby could have died," Andrews said.
Makes me sad...thinking of all of these kids crammed into a filthy reeking apartment...