Father fell asleep drunk while his 2-yr-old son died in a swimming pool


Written by DML
This is one of those stories I hate reporting, but it’s part of the job of telling the news.

In the state of Pennsylvania, a man has been charged in the death of his 2-year-old son who died in a swimming pool.

According to police, the accident happened in September 2017. The father, David Gammon, was found drunk and unconscious on his own lawn by a neighbor while his little boy drowned in a pool less than nine blocks away from the house.

Gammon, 35, was charged Tuesday with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the welfare of children by the Sharon Police Department.

Reportedly, Gammon told authorities that he had been drinking a Four Loko when he took 2-year-old Anakin Gammon and his 5-year-old special needs brother outside.

According to reports, Gammon fell unconscious. That’s when the two young boys wandered away from their home.  A neighbor found Gammon passed out on his lawn.

Police later found Anakin unresponsive in a swimming pool approximately nine blocks away. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, his brother was found alive only a few blocks from the family home.

“There is probable cause that David Gammon was reckless in consuming enough alcohol, while caring for his children, that he lost consciousness allowing them to wander from the property,” police said in the complaint.

What the heck is wrong with these people who conduct themselves in such irresponsible ways! So, so, so sad.

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