Brett Kanoff Charged With Murder in Death of 13-Month-Old Son; Suffocated Boy With Blanket: Cops

Categories: Bad Parenting
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Brett Kanoff
"I miss you so much Cameron daddy loves you with all my heart its not the same with out you baby daddy will always love you till we meet again baby."

That's what 22-year-old Brett Kanoff posted on his Facebook page [all sic] after his 13-month-old son Cameron was pronounced dead last week.

The thing of it is, police say Kanoff is the reason the boy is dead.

According to authorities on Long Island, Kanoff suffocated the boy with a blanket in an effort to get him to stop crying. He then left his dead body in a crib for three hours before he was discovered by a family member.

On September 24, police were called to Kanoff's Port Jervis home after Cameron was found unresponsive in his crib.

According to court records, a week-long police investigation involving seven different agencies found that Kanoff used a blanket to stifle his son's crying. He allegedly put the blanket over the baby's mouth and nose, and applied pressure until the boy was dead. He then put the lifeless body in a crib and walked away.

Kanoff, who was in court yesterday for an unrelated misdemeanor charge (he's accused of punching the side mirror of a car last month), now faces a charge of second-degree depraved indifference murder.

He's being held without bail.

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