Last evening, the Tribune posted an update to the Curtis Collman III death investigation that outlined the events as shared by law enforcement. In summary, it’s the account of how the 8 year-old could likely be alive today if only his father had taken him directly to the hospital in the early morning hours on that day (especially before 10:00 AM when he called a female friend rather than 911).
I wonder why the paternal grandparents didn’t call 911 immediately upon the arrival of the sick child to their home — it appears they waited around 45 minutes? Until the point he stopped breathing? Every grandparent on the planet is probably questioning that and hoping that the delay was simply because they didn’t have earlier access to the child.
If found guilty of his actions as provided within the Tribune article, I hope Mr. Collman spends the rest of his lifetime locked up. If the account is accurate, his personal freedom (not going back to jail) was placed in higher regard than the life of his 8 year-old son that depended upon him.
And probably because I watch too much Investigation Discovery, I find it outrageous that bail set for someone with the charges outlined is exactly the same as another charged only with possession of a syringe.
My best guess is things may change when the toxicology results are back, but in the meantime wouldn’t you think bail should be set extraordinarily high? If dude would let his son suffer and perish as to not go back to jail, what lengths would he go to in order to avoid prosecution?