Man Convicted of 9 Charges After Son Drinks Methadone

Man's 5-year-old son ingested illegally purchased methadone last fall

Friday, Feb 8, 2013  |  Updated 7:25 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Famous Mug Shots: Rapper Trick Daddy

Getty Images

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A Severn, Md., man whose son ingested illegally purchased methadone has been acquitted of child abuse charges.

But Paul Kristopher Brooks Sr., 28, was convicted of nine other charges on Wednesday, including neglect of a minor and reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors say on Sept. 4, Brooks had put the liquid medication in the center console of his car with his 5-year-old son, Kris, in the passenger seat. About an hour later, the boy became ill. He was treated at a local hospital.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Brooks' defense attorney, Peter O'Neill, argued that his client's actions did not rise to the level of a malicious act.

Brooks will be sentenced Feb. 28.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out