Father sentenced to 15 year in infant daughter's death

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Frankfort man was sentenced to 15 years
in prison on Friday in the death of his infant daughter, who was
exposed to crack cocaine smoke.

Michael McIntyre, 23, and his girlfriend, Jamie Jockers, were
accused of smoking crack in the presence of their 5-month-old
daughter, Brooklyn P. McIntyre, and two other children. Toxicology
results showed the baby died in March 2006 of acute cocaine
intoxication.

McIntyre pleaded guilty in June to manslaughter, wanton
endangerment and being a persistent felony offender.

His sentence will be served consecutively with a 10-year
sentence stemming from four other cases, including a charge of
trafficking in a controlled substance, Assistant Commonwealth's
Attorney Dana Todd said.

Jockers, 24, was charged with murder and wanton endangerment.
Under the plea agreement, McIntyre will be obligated to testify
against her. Jockers' trial is scheduled for Sept. 26.

Jockers' two other children were removed from the home.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-11-07 0926EDT


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  • by Someones Grandma Location: Ky on Aug 11, 2007 at 07:55 PM
    You know our Child Protective Services has a huge job to do to protect these children. That does not dismiss the fact that someone knew that this was being done in the presence of children. I was told by CPS that as long as the parent has an adult there that is not doing drugs at that time that means that someone is taking care of the children. there is nothing they can do to remove the children until they have been hurt or worse. I feel that that the system has a flaw in it. You have to have a license to Drive, a degree to teach school, and I could go on and on BUT you don't have to go to any classes or take a test to be a parent. For GOds Sake teach parents that if they are going to do things like this that there are places they can take their children to so that they can be properly cared for. There is not a grandparent in the world that would turn your children away if they knew what was giong on. I am with Fed Up, God help us all for letting this happen on our watch.
  • by katie Location: bourbon co on Aug 11, 2007 at 04:47 PM
    i AGREE WITH "FED UP" MY FATHER WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR BEING CAUGHT WITH A FEW HITS OF LSD. THAT WAS WHEN I WAS BARLEY ABLE TO WALK, TALK AND REMEMBER HIM, I WILL BE 25 AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS STILL NOT OUT OF PRISION. NOT SAYING WHAT HE DID WAS RIGHT BUT HE MISSED OUT ON MY ENTIRE CHILD HOOD AND WILL MISS OUT ON THE FIRST 3 YEARS OF MY KIDS LIFES.
  • by Fed Up Location: Lexington on Aug 11, 2007 at 01:04 PM
    This is why people continue to kill children. This deadbeat dad killed his own child but is allowed by law to blame it on someone else who he will testify against for murdering his daughter. He will probably serve less than 10 years in prison b/c the law allowed him to testify against his then girlfriend and accuse her of the murder. He is no longer responsible. He has been allowed to lay the blame on someone else, as is almost always the case. No one is ever at fault and our liberal lawyers and liberal judges let this continue. Just blame it on somebody or something else. No one is responsible for anything they do anymore!! Absolutely ridiculous!! I am constantly worried sick about sending my daughter to school or even out in my own private back yard to play because some whackjob can come into my yard, harm my child and then walk away and spend a week in jail and get out on insanity charges. God help us all!!!!

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