Mother Charged for Death of Her One-Year-Old Child

Ajay Mahat, Lakewood News Reporter

A mother was charged for the death of her one-year-old child. According to police, crews were on West 103rd Street responding to another emergency when the one-year-old’s mother, Casey Beisner, waved them down saying her baby wouldn’t wake up and was unconscious.

When police went inside the home they were shocked to see the baby, Ricardo Jr., was dead. He was only one year old and had his whole life ahead of him. According to court documents, Bisner admitted to police that she was high off marijuana the night Ricardo Jr. died. 

A few days later, Beisner was arrested when they found out that she was the reason the baby died. According to the arrest warrant, she’s facing a felony for child endangerment after a preliminary tox screen showed fentanyl was found in the baby’s system. She allegedly gave him a high dose of fentanyl to kill him.

“I’m not saying she wasn’t a good mom. I have no idea, but no matter how you shake it up, it’s not good,” said one neighbor on the condition of anonymity. According to court documents obtained by 19 News, police are requesting a high bond, saying they searched Beisner’s home and found heroin and other drug items.

They also discovered that Beisner had an open case with child protective services because they believed drugs were being sold out of the home. “We watch a lot of stuff on this street, you know a lot of stuff that isn’t good,” said a neighbor.

According to court documents, prosecutors suspect Beisner will be charged with manslaughter once final toxicology reports are in. According to authorities, Beisner’s other three children are safe and with relatives.