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Father Charged in Toddler Son's Death After Drugs Found in Boy's System

Prince George's County Police have charged Thomas Everett Holland, 38, of Palmer Park in the death of his 3-year-old son.

Police have charged Thomas Everett Holland, 38, of Palmer Park in the death of his 3-year-old son. Credit: Prince George's County Police
Police have charged Thomas Everett Holland, 38, of Palmer Park in the death of his 3-year-old son. Credit: Prince George's County Police
A man who drove his unresponsive toddler to a hospital in January has been charged with the boy's death after toxicology tests showed large amounts of drugs in the child's system, according to Prince George's County Police.

Police on Thursday arrested Thomas Everett Holland, 38, of the 7600 block of Allendale Drive in Palmer Park in the January death of his 3-year-old son. Holland faces charges of first-degree child abuse and manslaughter. 

Officers responded to United Medical Center in Southeast Washington on Jan. 26 for a death investigation. Holland had driven his unresponsive child there for treatment and the boy was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, police said.

An autopsy and toxicology tests were performed on the child. The recently returned toxicology results revealed a number of drugs in the child’s system, including toxic levels of cocaine, acetaminophen and codeine. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Given the amount of toxic drugs and chemicals in the child’s system, authorities don’t believe the boy accidentally ingested the drugs.

On May 15, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Holland and arrested him at his home without incident. He remains in custody at the Department of Corrections.
Marcus Aurelius May 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM
ah yes Palmer park, another success of the democrats being in charge, this man should be drowned in porta potty
Ariana Loucas May 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM
ummm "democrats" responsible is a stretch.
virginia weaver June 12, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Why is it that some posters cannot comment unless it is to express their political views? Do you think that this would not have happened had republicans "been in charge"?
Peter Maldoof June 12, 2014 at 08:54 PM
Virginia,Obama is terrible, breaks all the rules pushing His Agenda. The system was set up by our forefathers as a system of checks and balances. The Senate, The House and the Executive Branch, The President. He is going against all that using Executive Order. Good thing about Executive Orders is the Next President can easily undo them. He is talking now about Amnesty for 30+ million Illegal Aliens People who broke our laws coming here without permission, cutting in front of those who filed paperwork. Now there's a rumor in South America the IS is letting Women and Children in. Its a Rumor, 100,000 kids here so far. They should all be deported Immediately. Obama are, shoved down our throats. He's trying to take away Americas Guns...Wont happen. He is the WORSE President to date. I know noone who voted for him. He should be Impeached. Richard Nixon did nothing compared to Obama but the Democrat Controlled Media won't report it. Benghazi is the one think I'm hoping will end the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.....Thats why we Hate Him. If he was White he would be gone too. Always the Race Card around the US
Steven Spiegel June 14, 2014 at 06:57 PM
I had 8 children and raised them being a Bricklayer who had 1 hell of a drug addiction . I made clear over 1000 dollars per week and 500 went to my family and the other 5 went to the dope man. I keep my drugs way out of reach would not even bring them in the house left them in the truck !!! What kind of scum allows this ! He should be placed under the jail .

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