Skip to comments.Father Finds Babysitter Dead, Infant Crushed to Death
Posted on 09/03/2011 3:22:57 PM PDT by buccaneer81
A New York television reporter returned home to a horrible scene Thursday night when he found his 5-week-old infant son and babysitter both dead.
Authorities said 39-year-old Teresa Coffey likely suffered a fatal medical condition while she was holding the baby and collapsed on top of him.
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I read about this earlier. This is hideous.
How terribly tragic.
What a bizarre, tragic accident (sitter suffer a heart attack maybe?) One of those one in a million things. Nobody is to blame.
Sitter dies and lands on Long Island infant- 1-month-old smothered in freak accident
NY Post ^ | 9/3/11 | KIERAN CROWLEY
A morbidly obese Long Island baby sitter accidentally smothered to death a month-old infant when she collapsed and died on the couch where the child was lying, authorities said yesterday.
Teresa Coffey, who was 5-foot-6 and over 200 pounds, was found on top of little Michael Baldwin III on Thursday at around 9:30 p.m. by the boy’s horrified father, and both were pronounced dead at a hospital near the Greenlawn home.
“The woman was described as extremely heavy,” said Detective Lt. Gerard Pelkofsky. “She was extremely large-breasted . . . Because of the amount of flesh, it could have caused the baby to suffocate.”
You gotta be kidding me with that news anchor and reporter. They come across as a skit on Saturday Night Live. Heck, the reporter even sounds just like Lorraine Newman. And I gotta be honest, this is a horrible tragedy, but something just doesn’t sound right.
Where was the mother?
yah. Morbidly obese; and no doubt on Food Stamps and/or disability because of it.
Come on, this is not the thread for that.
There was no mention of her.
Even sadder: it seems that they were told they could never get pregnant, Baldwin’s wife got pregnant anyway, but it was a very difficult pregnancy. It seems she is still in the hospital or otherwise having health problems. Baldwin left the baby with this sitter, who was a friend of his wife, because he was called in to work on an emergency basis. Clearly this is not a case in which career-obsessed neglectful parents abandoned their child to the care of a sitter regularly. These people were doing everything right—marriage first, mom isn’t working, dad is, enough money. God’s ways are not our ways and we can’t understand why He sometimes allows such things to take place. What a horror! Their sole comfort in their grief is that they’ll see their baby in heaven, but it’s a long, sad, hard time to wait ‘til then. I pray their marriage survives this.
Wow. That is truly gut wrenching.
“over 200 #” is not “morbidly obese”.....its heavy....now if they say she was well over 300# that’s another thing....
I’m just trying to pre-empt all the usual FR criticisms of parents who lose their children.
Thankfully, we haven't seen those tonight.
Wow! So sorry for this family. Sounds like no one is to blame—just a horrible accident.