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Father Finds Babysitter Dead, Infant Crushed to Death
The Blaze ^ | 3 September 2011 | Madeline Morgenstern

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: accident; baby; babysitter
Incredibly sad.
1 posted on 09/03/2011 3:23:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

I read about this earlier. This is hideous.


2 posted on 09/03/2011 3:24:13 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: buccaneer81

How terribly tragic.


3 posted on 09/03/2011 3:25:58 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: buccaneer81

What a bizarre, tragic accident (sitter suffer a heart attack maybe?) One of those one in a million things. Nobody is to blame.


4 posted on 09/03/2011 3:27:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: buccaneer81

Extremely sad.


5 posted on 09/03/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: buccaneer81

Horrible.


6 posted on 09/03/2011 3:29:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: buccaneer81

Aweful.


7 posted on 09/03/2011 3:31:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: buccaneer81

Very sad.

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.”


8 posted on 09/03/2011 3:43:07 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: buccaneer81

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.


9 posted on 09/03/2011 3:48:22 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: buccaneer81

Where was the mother?


10 posted on 09/03/2011 4:29:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: buccaneer81

yah. Morbidly obese; and no doubt on Food Stamps and/or disability because of it.


11 posted on 09/03/2011 4:33:46 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep saying it.....)
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To: Bean Counter

Come on, this is not the thread for that.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 4:34:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Bigg Red
Where was the mother?

There was no mention of her.

13 posted on 09/03/2011 4:35:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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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.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 4:56:17 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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Wow. That is truly gut wrenching.


15 posted on 09/03/2011 5:53:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: KingKongCobra

“over 200 #” is not “morbidly obese”.....its heavy....now if they say she was well over 300# that’s another thing....


16 posted on 09/03/2011 6:07:48 PM PDT by cherry
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To: buccaneer81
How terribly sad.
17 posted on 09/03/2011 6:34:49 PM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: buccaneer81

I’m just trying to pre-empt all the usual FR criticisms of parents who lose their children.


18 posted on 09/03/2011 7:27:56 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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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.

19 posted on 09/03/2011 7:56:14 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Wow! So sorry for this family. Sounds like no one is to blame—just a horrible accident.


20 posted on 09/04/2011 12:42:00 AM PDT by beaversmom
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20 posts and nothing super tacky...maybe they are all asleep or too drunk to post


21 posted on 09/04/2011 12:53:11 AM PDT by wardaddy (I will vote for whomever my dog tells me to)
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To: buccaneer81

Yes, and don’t you think it odd that there is no mention of the mother?


22 posted on 09/04/2011 8:55:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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See post #14.


23 posted on 09/04/2011 12:04:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ottbmare

Wow! Tears — and prayers for this couple. Thank you for the info.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 5:04:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: buccaneer81

See post #14.

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Thanks so much for pinging me to that info. Prayers up for this couple. So sad.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 5:06:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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