May 27, 2009
Couple Jailed After Child Dies Of A Morphine Overdose - Stoned Man Ignored Child As She Reached For A Morphine Pill
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin (The Weekly Vice) -- Matthew A. Lonkoski, 22, and Amanda R. Bodoh, 21, have been arrested after authorities found a 10-month-old baby girl dead of an overdose of morphine.
According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Bodoh found her daughter, Peyton Lonkoski, dead at the couples home on May 4th. Autopsy reports on Friday revealed that the child died from an overdose of morphine.
Investigators say Lonkoski admitted leaving a morphine tablet on a table while the couple visited Bodoh's mother's house in Iron River. Despite seeing the child attempting to reach for the pill, he reportedly ignored the baby and continued to smoke marijuana throughout the day.
After the child began making noises of disagreement, Lonkoski said he realized the baby had eaten the morphine tablet. He also noted the tablet was missing from the table.
Lonkoski told detectives that he had smoked marijuana and snorted morphine that week. He added that although Bodoh was upset with him, she still left the child in his care.
Lonkoski told detectives that he tried to fish the morphine pill out of the child's mouth. After realizing the child had swallowed the pill, he attempted to wash it down with a bottle of milk.
The next morning, the child's eyes were glazed over, however he stated he was afraid to tell anyone about the morphine because he thought Bodoh would get upset. He explained that he couldn't take the girl to the hospital because he didn't have legal custody of her. Bodoh explained that she didn't take the child to the hospital because she though the child simply had a cold.
The morning after the couple had returned home from Iron River, Bodoh reportedly discovered the child dead.
Lonkoski was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, a charge that carries up to 60 years in jail. Bail in his case was set at $30,000.
Bodoh was charged with felony child neglect, a charge that carries up to 25 years in jail. Bail in her case was set at $20,000.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
What a screwed up, disgusting and incredibly sad case this is to have to report. Both of these miserable failures and the homies who hung out with them all bear responsibility one way or another.
A friend of the family - Melissa Paznonski - reportedly told investigators that Lonkoski used to store his drugs inside the child's playpen and that the two of them smoked marijuana in front of the child. Hello? Drugs in a playpen?
Where is Bodoh's mother while this guy is roaming around her house smoking dope all day? How about a little parental guidance. How about a high heel kick to to his ass? Would this have been too much to ask for?
It just astounds the living hell out of me that so many people could float in and out of this child's life - yet everyone stumbles along as if they are stoned out of their mind.
Is it really any wonder many police officers regard the jackoffs they run into every day as complete imbeciles? I'm going to stop writing this article - there's seems to be no stopping the stupidity that lives among us.
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