Infant smothered after toddler brother climbs into crib to cuddle, police say


A touching moment between young brothers turned tragic Tuesday night when a 6-month-old boy died after his 2-year-old brother climbed into his crib with him. 

Houston police officials said the boys’ father put the younger boy down for the night in his crib, and then put the toddler to bed in his own bed, KTRK-TV reported. When he checked on the children about 90 minutes later, they were in the crib together and the infant was unresponsive. 

The toddler apparently climbed in the crib to sleep with his baby brother, the news station reported. It appeared that the younger boy somehow smothered as they slept. 

>> Read more trending news

An autopsy was planned to determine exactly how the baby died, but investigators believed the death to be a tragic accident, KTRK-TV said


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says
Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

A 9-year-old girl unwittingly ate, and handed out to other classmates, THC-laced candy, school officials said.  The girl brought the candies to school last Thursday and said she could not see; another girl ate them and started to feel dizzy, Albuquerque School of Excellence Dean of Elementary School Students Kristy Del Curto told KRQE. ...
Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say
Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a man during a drug deal around 3 p.m. Saturday in a Walmart parking lot. According to Sgt. Brandon McCroskey of the Fairfield Township police, the suspect shot the victim in the leg during a drug deal while the victim was in his vehicle. The victim then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and...
Number of young women using ADHD medicine up by 700 percent, CDC says
Number of young women using ADHD medicine up by 700 percent, CDC says

Are more people suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? More prescriptions are certainly being filled, because the number of women in their late 20s using ADHD medicine jumped to 700 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The organization recently released a report, revealing that the 700 percent...
Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76
Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76

Jim Rodford, bassist for popular rock band The Kinks from 1978 to 1996, has died at 76, according to the band. The Kinks, whose hits include “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “I’m Not Like Everybody Else,” “A Well-Respected Man,” “Victoria” and “Waterloo Sunset,” made the announcement...
Three people hit by train since its debut last week
Three people hit by train since its debut last week

For the third time in the week since the Brightline train started its service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, a person has been hit by the passenger train, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Detective Tracy Figone, public information officer for the police department, said a pedestrian attempted to cross the train tracks at Northeast Third...
More Stories