Georgia Father Convicted For Trying To Murder Newborn Child

A father from Georgia was recently sentenced to 50 years behind bars after being charged with trying to murder his newborn child.

The father confessed to putting antifreeze in the newborn’s milk but later retracted such a statement.

Thankfully, the baby survived the poisoning, according to the Post Millennial.

The baby’s father, Curtis Jack, was convicted on charges of first-degree cruelty to children and criminal attempt to commit murder, according to law enforcement in Georgia.

Georgia authorities pointed out that Jack had a child with a coworker with whom he shared an intimate relationship in 2020. Jack reportedly pushed the woman to obtain an abortion, but she refused.

Upon giving birth to their daughter on Sept. 24, 2020, the child’s mother was hospitalized.

Days later, Jack picked up two bottles of breastmilk from the child’s mother and put antifreeze in them. He delivered the poisoned milk to the baby’s grandmother. The baby then drank the contaminated milk and became sick within 24 hours.

Law enforcement said Jack confessed to contaminating the bottles with antifreeze, saying he did not want to pay for child support.

While speaking to WSB-TV, authorities said they were confused by Jack’s actions since he had a decent-paying job.

South Fulton Police Sgt. Pserda Dickerson, the lead detective on the case, told the outlet that the situation “hit home because it was an 18-day-old baby.”

“It’s beyond getting a confession we still have to prove someone committed the crime. You still have to prove that the person is guilty,” Dickerson said.

During Jack’s trial, the baby’s mother and grandmother testified for the state alongside law enforcement officers and medical experts. Fox News reported that a demonstration of how easy it was to contaminate the breast milk was also shown in court.

On April 12, 2024, Jack was booked into Fulton County jail.

The jury found Jack guilty on all counts. On April 11, 2024. Of the 50 years of his prison sentence, he will serve 40 in custody.

“A special thanks to Madam Fani Willis and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in obtaining justice for the victim and her mother,” South Fulton police said in a statement.