FORTH, TEXAS (August 7, 2017) – The grieving mother of 9-month-old John Norris spoke out Monday, according to authorities. The infant was placed in a car seat inside a walk-in closet to nap.
John Norris was improperly restrained inside the car-seat, and suffocated, according to the autopsy. John somehow became strangled on the bottom belt-strap while they were sleeping, according to authorities. The child’s neck was caught in between a chest buckle and strap mechanism.
John’s mother, Megan Norris, was extremely emotional over losing her only child. Authorities are investigating the caretaker, who was running an unlicensed daycare inside her home. There were ten other children inside the home when the baby died.
Child Protective Services have ordered the caretaker to stop watching other children during the investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”