Brandon Allen Burchett
September 14, 2009 - February 1, 2010
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A four month old baby was neglected, starved to death by his mother, father and grandfather. Kristopher Burchett, who was 28 years old at the time, called 911 to get help for child who was not breathing, he failed ot mention that the child had not eaten in quite some time.

Police arrived to find a home that was so disgusting, they called in a home not fit to live in. On the floor they found dirty diapers and trash. Living in the home were Kristopher, his father, kenneth Burchett, Amanda Goodman and three children, one child who was two years old, one child who was one year old and Brandon, who was 4 months old. The two children who were found alive, were taken from the home and placed with other family members. The temperature in the home was said to be around 40 degrees.

Amanda told Police that when she found her son dead, she called his father, who had been staying with a family member and he came over and called 911 after touching his son and finding he was ice cold. Another adult in the home said that he had walked into the room and Amanda was sitting next to Brandon on the bed and when he checked for a pulse, Brandon was cold and there he had no pulse. Two hours had gone by between the time Amanda found Brandon and the 911 call being made.

An autopsy was done and there was no food found in Brandon's stomach, none at all and it was reported that his diaper had not been changed for at least two days.

Kristopher Burchett, Amanda Goodman and Kenneth Burchett, the owner of the home, were charged in the death of this precious little Angel as well as the neglect of the other children in the home. Reports said that the county wanted to have the house torn down because it wasn't safe to live in.

Kenneth Burchett plead guilty to child neglect resulting in death and was given a sentence of three years of probation. Kristopher Burchett plead no contest to a felony charge of child neglect resulting in death and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Upon his release, Kristopher will have to register with the state's child abuse and neglect registry and he would not be allowed to care for any children at all, not even his own, for ten years while remaining on the list

Amanda Goodman plead guilty to felony child neglect resulting in death and was given a sentence of 15 years in prison and would also have to register with the states child abuse and neglect registry and remain on the list for ten years upon her release, she would not be allowed to care for any children, including her own.

There isn't much that I was able to find about court hearings or anything of that nature, in this case. I guess the good part is that, even though their sentences were ridiculously short, the people responsible are paying for what they did to this precious little baby boy.

OBITUARY:

CHESTER - Brandon Allen Burchett, infant son of Chris Burchett and Amanda Goodman of Chester, died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.

Brandon was born on Sept. 14, 2010, in East Liverpool.

Survivors include paternal grandparents Kenneth and Rita M. Colman Burchett of Chester; maternal grandparents Jack Barker and Valerie Best Goodman of Parkersburg, W.Va.; paternal great-grandparents Marion Roy and Joan Buzzard Coleman of Chester; two brothers, Kristopher and Kevin Burchett, at home; aunts Kayla M. and Tiffany D. Burchett of Chester, and Debra L. Thompson and Charlotte A. Goodman of Columbus; and uncles Jay J. Goodman of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Joseph M. Goodman of Ohio.

Pastor Mike Dyer of Pine Grove United Methodist Church will conduct services at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where the family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the services at 1 p.m.

Interment will be at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell.

Deaths occurred in the state of West Virginia
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