The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Demarcus Bryant

Date: 03/22/14

Gender: Male

Age: 23 months

Race: black

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Suspect(s): Jaqueline Escareno, 50

Status: Suspect sentenced

What happened:

Demarcus Bryant, 23 months, dies from a drug overdose after police say a caretaker, Jaqueline Escareno, puts a fentanyl pain patch on his back.

Read more:

Pain patch blamed in boy’s death: Homicide investigation launched in 3rd recent fentanyl overdose
Woman charged in toddler's Fentanyl overdose death
Jurors hear opening arguments in 2014 child overdose case
Doctor's testimony shows possible warning signs prior to child's overdose
Judge sentences 52-year-old caretaker for placing pain patch on toddler

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