The baby was described in the police report as a 35-pound male with brown hair and blue eyes. The report is listed as a dead-on-arrival, unspecified death case.
“The baby suffered in that bedroom where he was left alone for what would estimate to be approximately a day,” Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Heskett said.
Heskett said in court that the baby had been dead for hours before anyone noticed.
During the sentencing, Beedy and Heinzen asked the court for forgiveness and requested the judge consider probation instead of jail time. They said they will have to live with this tragedy for the rest of their lives.
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“I wish I could take it back,” Beedy said during the sentencing. “I wish I could go back and maybe check on him more.”
“I’m very sorry for my son and I failed as a parent,” Heinzen said during the same sentencing.
Charles Ricketts, Heinzen’s attorney, told the court that drugs played a role in their child’s death.
“The overriding factor that caused this to happen is a very serious drug addiction problem,” he said.
However, despite the reasons and the apologizes, Rastatter still imposed the maximum sentence.
“They’ll be living, unlike Camden,” he said.
Rastatter said during sentencing that the parents tested positive for several drugs including methamphetamine in their system just two days after their child died.
After serving their prison sentence, the two will be on probation for three years.