Sharing the bed with children is a controversial issue, especially depending on the age of the child. When it comes to babies, it can be a great danger. An experience of this was lived by a couple from the United Kingdom, and they still regret the consequences.
Tom Coomer and Ebony-Jade Pearson
Tom Coomer and Ebony-Jade Pearson had a girl whom they named Lydia-Louise Coomer .
One day, when the baby was three weeks old , the mother woke up surprised because she had not shown hunger as she used to do at that time.
It was when he realized that she was lying on the right side of the bed, next to her husband who was still sleeping, the girl’s head was pressed by the father’s back .
The mother feared the worst , approached and could realize that she was unconscious, the lightness of her body was indicative that she was not well.
“I pulled Lydia and she was blue and very pale.
I tried to wake Tom up, telling him I was crushing him , sent him for help and left Lydia in bed. I gave him two breaths and then the ambulance arrived, ”said the mother.
Little Lydia-Louise was transferred from the apartment where the couple located at Grace Crescent in Hanley lived, to the Royal Stoke University Hospital ; but it was too late, the girl was pronounced dead .
An investigation was initiated and presented to the North Staffordshire Forensic Court, detailing how the events occurred .
“On September 26, Lydia was put in her crib at 7:30 pm and woke up at 10:00 pm to eat and I went to bed at 11:00 pm and Tom stayed awake,” he said Ebony
The mother slept until 3:30 am when the girl’s cry woke her, but Tom took over and fed her .
The father after feeding her, decided to put her in bed in the middle of both , instead of returning her to her crib.
The last thing Tom remembers is that at 4:30 a.m. he received a notification on his cell phone, and after that he fell asleep deeply.
The police asked them questions and they answered all. Ebony told them that she did not consume liquor, that she and her husband sometimes use drugs, but never inside the apartment. He confessed that during pregnancy he smoked up to five cigarettes per day .
As for the exact cause of death, Tom believes that he could have moved during the night, and since he is large and robust, he might lie on the girl . They found no other explanation for what happened.
But the pathologist who was responsible for the autopsy, found no evidence that could prove that the cause of death was asphyxiation .
So, the expert had no choice but to declare the cause of death as undetermined .
Despite this, there will always be a suspicion that his death was due to the negligence of some parents , who did not avoid the danger of placing a newborn in his bed.
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