Man gets 7-15 years in toddler poisoning

A Grand Rapids-area man has been sentenced to 7-15 years in prison for causing the accidental drug death of a 1-year-old boy.
AP Wire
Oct 25, 2012


Gregg Busby, 60, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 10 death of Antonio Garcia-Lazarski. Kent County Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber sentenced Busby on Thursday.

Busby said he gave Antonio a mixture of morphine and Benadryl in a cup of juice in order to calm the boy. Busby was living with the boy's grandmother at the time at her home in Kent County's Gaines Township.

The boy had a chronic inherited disease that affected his lungs and bones. Morphine was not one of his medications.


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