Man Pleads Guilty in Deal After Boy, 13, is Poisoned
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Hardwick man is pleading guilty to manslaughter after prosecutors say he poured vodka into the feeding bag of his girlfriend's son.
Police say Richters and his girlfriend put alcohol into the IV of her severely disabled 13-year-old son in August 2014 after he was "being fussy." Richters said he poured the vodka with the mother's consent.
Prosecutors say the boy was blind, had no ears, a cleft palette and developmental delays with walking and talking.
Richters has agreed to testify against the boy's mother. He will serve three months in prison on a four- to 15-year sentence under the agreement.
Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com
(Story by: WPTZ-TV and The Associated Press)