Autopsy: Beaten NC boy, 4, had alcohol in system

..CANDLER, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy shows a 4-year-old North Carolina boy had alcohol in his system when he was beaten to death in April.

Trenton Michael Scott had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent, well above the legal limit for driving.

Dr. Patrick Lantz tells the Asheville Citizen-Times that he believes Trent ingested the alcohol, though one toxicologist says its possible bacteria in his body fermented.

The autopsy found Trent died from a laceration to his liver caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen and chest. He also had broken ribs and teeth, a fractured skull and bite marks on his back and chest.

Police have charged 24-year-old William Godfrey Hedden, who lived with Trent's mother in a mobile home in Candler. His attorney declined to comment to The Associated Press.



1 comment:

Margaret said...

Why? Because the youth are the target of all evil! God bless you!