DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida -- Broward Sheriff's deputies arrested a 47-year-old man after finding his emaciated teenage son in their burning mobile home in Deerfield Beach.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the 14-year-old boy weighs only 85 pounds. His father, Darin MacDannald, remained in the Broward County Jail early Friday on cruelty toward a child and infliction of physical/mental injury charges.
Little more at link....the boy was taken to the hospital and also found to have overdosed on a cocktail of drugs...the father said he did not know where he got them....Right! I think instead of feeding the boy he was drugging him to keep him under control...his pic says it all...hope the poor boy never has to go back to him....
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Besides someone starving a teenager let alone their own child and then setting their trailer on fire with the poor kid in it something is way off with this guy.
When I went looking around for his name all I could find is that he and his family only ever lived in California. Like that was it. Off the grid. I wonder if he knowingly and purposely moved this poor kid far away to do this?
Somewhere I also saw the dad said he was prescribed the drugs for himself. I'll find the link. If that were true where at? Florida? For what condition?