A West Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 1-year-old boy who died after drinking a cup of juice containing crushed morphine and allergy pills.
The Grand Rapids Press reports 60-year-old Gregg Busby faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 27 following Tuesday's plea in the involuntary homicide.
Busby was charged in the Feb. 10 death of Antonio Garcia-Lazarski. According to Kent County court records, Busby indicated he gave the child the mixture to calm him and make him feel better the day before his death. Busby and the child's grandmother were caring for Antonio in Gaines Township at the time.
Busby had been living with the grandmother. At the time he was charged, authorities said Busby was the child's grandfather.