Parents Charged With Murder In Death Of Infant Son

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A Granite City couple was charged with the suffocation death of their infant son. Full Story
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SaucyB

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Nov 13, 2009
karma can't come soon enough for these losers! how do you do that to your own child?!!? I'll never understand these kinds of crimes
Knows them

Ogallala, NE

#2 Nov 13, 2009
I knew they would be charged, but in my gut dont feel like they meant for the baby to die.
devastated

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 13, 2009
This is a horrible and tragic event. This poor baby barely had a chance to live life and the people around him barely got to know him. These parents were so blinded by selfishness that this tragedy had to happen. No person deserves any of this to happen to them but this could have been prevented. God Bless the parents and may god be with them in this time in their lives.
Norma Jean

Waterloo, IL

#4 Nov 13, 2009
I've known donnie since I was 8. Even though I have lost touch with him over the past couple years, this does not sound like something he would do. When my neice was born in 96' we would play with her and he loved her. I have pictures from her first birthday, where shes putting cake on his face. Babies can roll over when they are 3 months. Im not going to believe that he murdered his son.
Jen

Littleton, CO

#5 Nov 13, 2009
Wow...I find this very hard to read...Heather worked w/me soon after she had Ashton..She talked about her 2 kids all the time, it seemed she loved them very much by the way she talked so proud of them...Its a shame lil Ashton had to lose his life so soon...I would have never guessed this was or would of happened...
downinthedumps

Collinsville, IL

#6 Nov 13, 2009
to Norma Jean, maybe he was like that when he was younger, but he is so consumed by drugs that he didnt care for his children properly. i could go on and on with stories of neglect and nobody ever did anything about, i feel like shit because the last time i had spoke to Donnie, i knew that they didnt pay attention to their children and i didnt do anything about it, but i didnt think he would beat his 3 month old. yes, 3 month olds can roll over but its not very likely.. and can you please explian to me how a 3 month old gets bruises?
downinthedumps

Collinsville, IL

#7 Nov 13, 2009
i just hope the best for the rest of the family, including Emily if the person who has her gets on here please give her a big hug for me, even though you dont know who i am. i loved her and ashton even though i couldnt stand their parents.
had a run in with them

Omaha, NE

#8 Nov 13, 2009
my mom lived by them and always heard the fighting and witnessed him throwing the car seat at heather the cops where out there this is just so sad. he threaten to bash my window out when i pulled into there driveway to drop my 5 yr old of with her grandma i was 9 months pregnant u can tell he had an anger problem my baby is almost 2 months now and im trying not to cry im so sorry for the family
had a run in with them

Omaha, NE

#9 Nov 13, 2009
from granite city not florida dont know why it says that
lizz

Edwardsville, IL

#10 Nov 13, 2009
they both was crack heads and never should of had kiddss anyway@@@!!! thats all granite city is ppl abusein their children and to worrried about where there next high is coming from.. they deserve everything they are getting!!! and its sad thaT A INNOCENT BABY HAS TO have its life cut short because of these idoits!!!! makes me sick!!! People if you see other ppl acting a fool or fighting all the time drug abuse call the police or dcfs dont take the time and think its going get better it only gets worse lets save some lifes!!! before its to late thannkkss
god bless
GRANITE GITY

Granite City, IL

#11 Nov 13, 2009
from what ive seen and known,donnie and heather were addicted to heroin sad but true from a person who knew them well and talked to them alot they probably had a bad trip and stupid shit happen.they didnt mean for it to happen but now it did and they have to face it.GOD BLESS YOU ASHTON
downinthedumps

Collinsville, IL

#12 Nov 13, 2009
lizz wrote:
they both was crack heads and never should of had kiddss anyway@@@!!! thats all granite city is ppl abusein their children and to worrried about where there next high is coming from.. they deserve everything they are getting!!! and its sad thaT A INNOCENT BABY HAS TO have its life cut short because of these idoits!!!! makes me sick!!! People if you see other ppl acting a fool or fighting all the time drug abuse call the police or dcfs dont take the time and think its going get better it only gets worse lets save some lifes!!! before its to late thannkkss
god bless
Excuse you?? not everybody in granite city abuses their children.Donnie and Heather did not take great care of their children but that doesnt mean the whole city is bad. GC isnt the only place that children get harmed so, STFU..
doesnt matter

Collinsville, IL

#13 Nov 13, 2009
lizz wrote:
they both was crack heads and never should of had kiddss anyway@@@!!! thats all granite city is ppl abusein their children and to worrried about where there next high is coming from.. they deserve everything they are getting!!! and its sad thaT A INNOCENT BABY HAS TO have its life cut short because of these idoits!!!! makes me sick!!! People if you see other ppl acting a fool or fighting all the time drug abuse call the police or dcfs dont take the time and think its going get better it only gets worse lets save some lifes!!! before its to late thannkkss
god bless
hmmmm, all granite city ppl? really? are you from here? Funny, I dont abuse my children. I understand this is an awful thing to have happened, but please dont accuse the whole city. and technically, I am not sure that Chouteau is in the GC limits. Just sayin. stick to the topic. People aren't bashin Belleville.
saddendbyatraged y

Collinsville, IL

#14 Nov 13, 2009
I knew donnie and heather thru a friend. I know they loved their kids but they were still kids themselves and also doing drugs and partying way too hard. And when kids are having kids and don't grow up and take care of their responsibilties unnecessary tragedies occur. Im more sorry for ashton and the family of ashton (exluding his parents) because they are the ones that are hurting and broken. They are the ones that have to lose the little guy to death and then watch as his parents are put in jail for their stupidity. Donnie and heather were warned by family memebers to not put him on the couch because he almost died a week earlier. And what do they do?...put him back on the couch. So you know what, donnie and heather deserve what is coming to them. Once again, Im sorry to the family of Ashton, all the ones who loved him so dearly. God Bless.
Angela B

Edwardsville, IL

#15 Nov 13, 2009
That is just so sick. I cant not imaigne doing some thing like to a child. I hope they rot in prison.
jrsgt

Granite City, IL

#16 Nov 13, 2009
lizz wrote:
they both was crack heads and never should of had kiddss anyway@@@!!! thats all granite city is ppl abusein their children and to worrried about where there next high is coming from.. they deserve everything they are getting!!! and its sad thaT A INNOCENT BABY HAS TO have its life cut short because of these idoits!!!! makes me sick!!! People if you see other ppl acting a fool or fighting all the time drug abuse call the police or dcfs dont take the time and think its going get better it only gets worse lets save some lifes!!! before its to late thannkkss
god bless
Please do not judge a community on a couple of bad eggs.I know the family that was caring for the infant until the parents got him back and they loved that baby with all their hearts and wanted to adopt him and give him a better life. One thing is for sure,he did know what it was like to be loved when he was with in their hands.As far as your comments on everyone in Granite City abusing there children and worrying where there next high is coming from,I am highly offended! I am a lifelong resident of this town and have never done drugs or smoked anything and I sure as hell do not abuse my children-so SHAME ON YOU for throwing around the hurtful stereotyping!There are plenty of low life citizens in every community,lets not forget about the many good citizens.
judeeeeeeeeeeeee e

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Nov 13, 2009
This guy already looks like trouble and she is just stupid and I kinda wish I knew people in prison so they could take care of these 2 freaks instead of giving the baby to a family they decided to keep it to get a check and this poor innocent baby never had a chance so have a wonderful journey you two cause your bad dreams are coming and you will relive them forever
judeeeeeeeeeeeee e

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Nov 13, 2009
saddendbyatragedy wrote:
I knew donnie and heather thru a friend. I know they loved their kids but they were still kids themselves and also doing drugs and partying way too hard. And when kids are having kids and don't grow up and take care of their responsibilties unnecessary tragedies occur. Im more sorry for ashton and the family of ashton (exluding his parents) because they are the ones that are hurting and broken. They are the ones that have to lose the little guy to death and then watch as his parents are put in jail for their stupidity. Donnie and heather were warned by family memebers to not put him on the couch because he almost died a week earlier. And what do they do?...put him back on the couch. So you know what, donnie and heather deserve what is coming to them. Once again, Im sorry to the family of Ashton, all the ones who loved him so dearly. God Bless.
yeah thanks family for not stepping up to the plate instead you stood on the sidelines and watched I have no good will for you and 20 is not a kid
jrsgt

Granite City, IL

#19 Nov 13, 2009
saddendbyatragedy wrote:
I knew donnie and heather thru a friend. I know they loved their kids but they were still kids themselves and also doing drugs and partying way too hard. And when kids are having kids and don't grow up and take care of their responsibilties unnecessary tragedies occur. Im more sorry for ashton and the family of ashton (exluding his parents) because they are the ones that are hurting and broken. They are the ones that have to lose the little guy to death and then watch as his parents are put in jail for their stupidity. Donnie and heather were warned by family memebers to not put him on the couch because he almost died a week earlier. And what do they do?...put him back on the couch. So you know what, donnie and heather deserve what is coming to them. Once again, Im sorry to the family of Ashton, all the ones who loved him so dearly. God Bless.
Yes, the family left behind are the ones hurting and broken.Such a tragedy. They could have given the little guy a good life. We are so sorry that they had to move away.They are good people that will be missed.
judeeeeeeeeeeeee e

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Nov 13, 2009
Jen wrote:
Wow...I find this very hard to read...Heather worked w/me soon after she had Ashton..She talked about her 2 kids all the time, it seemed she loved them very much by the way she talked so proud of them...Its a shame lil Ashton had to lose his life so soon...I would have never guessed this was or would of happened...
they cared so much bruises I guessed they hugged him too hard they are sad because instead of one check they will only get one now

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