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
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.
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.
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.
occurred in the state of West Virginia
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