UPDATE FEB. 12: Details emerge in abuse death of 8-week-old boy

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UPDATE FEB. 12: For updated details in the case, click on this Northwest Indiana Times link:

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/baby-boy-screamed-as-dad-shook-him-just-days-before/article_ff48071a-c5b0-53ca-bf8a-92d35f80f12e.html

UPDATE FEB. 8 — press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office:

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Brandon L. Bottom, 24, of rural Michigan City, following the death investigation by detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Sheriff’s Office.

Last Friday evening (02/01), Franciscan Health Hospital, Michigan City campus, contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding an injured 8-week-old infant boy (initials C.B.) Hospital officials advised C.B. was being transported to the University of Chicago Medicine – Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Detectives from the CID were immediately notified and activated. On Tuesday (02/05), at 11:41 a.m., C.B. was declared dead after it was medically determined there was no brain activity.

Yesterday (02/07), the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and officially ruled the death of C.B. a homicide. (Editor’s note: The autopsy determined the causes were head injuries and blunt force trauma.) Detectives presented probable cause to a deputy prosecutor with the LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and later to Superior Court I from the findings of their investigation. As a result, a criminal arrest warrant was issued for Bottom for the following charges: Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (Level 1 Felony), Aggravated Battery Resulting in Death (Level 1 Felony), and Battery with Death to a Person Under 14 Years Old (Level 2 Felony).  Bottom is the biological father of C.B.

Bottom was taken into custody this morning (02-08) at approximately 10:40 a.m. BOTTOM remains lodged in the LaPorte County Jail on a cash-only bond of $100,000 through Superior Court 1.

9 Responses to “UPDATE FEB. 12: Details emerge in abuse death of 8-week-old boy”

  1. Somebody elses Gramma

    Feb 08. 2019

    RIP you poor baby, to the person or persons that did this, WHY? Why did you not take this baby to the baby box if you could not handle being a parent?

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    • Judge Roy Bean

      Feb 08. 2019

      I second that Gramma. What a senseless act to an innocent child.
      I hope you rot in prison Mr. Bottom, and are haunted daily by what you did. You Sir have truly hit rock bottom.

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  2. Rob

    Feb 08. 2019

    Hope this guy gets what he deserves

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  3. Laportean

    Feb 08. 2019

    Rest In Peace sweet baby. May you find peace, safety, love and comfort in God ‘s loving hands. You deserve so much better than what you were given here on earth.

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  4. Lynn Lisarelli

    Feb 09. 2019

    Some people should never be parents. Unfortunately, the lure of sex is greater than the thought of using birth control.

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  5. just a guy

    Feb 09. 2019

    These punks can’t handle being parents, it’s just a shot in the dark for them!!!

    BE AT PEACE LITTLE BABY!

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  6. NamVet

    Feb 11. 2019

    IC 35-50-2-3 Murder Penalties Indiana

    (a) A person who commits murder shall be imprisoned for a fixed term of between forty-five (45) and sixty five (65) years, with the advisory sentence being fifty-five (55) years. In addition, the person may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
    You sentenced your child to death…..may the same punishment be visited upon you and may God have mercy on your soul!

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  7. Just me

    Feb 11. 2019

    Where was this little guys mommy ? Needed someone to protect him.

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  8. Chad mccleery

    Feb 11. 2019

    Absolutely heartbreaking this and other stories like this make me wish for a world wide reset.

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