Michigan man accused of giving grandson drugged juice

Gregg Busby charged with involuntary manslaughter in 1-year-old's death

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A West Michigan man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say his 1-year-old grandson died after drinking a cup of juice containing a mixture morphine and allergy medicine.

The Grand Rapids Press reported 59-year-old Gregg Busby was arraigned by video Thursday in Kent County District Court in the Feb. 10 death of Antonio Garcia-Lazarski. Authorities say he and another grandparent were caring for the child at a mobile home in Gaines Township at the time.

Busby's first name is listed as Greg in some records. A message seeking information on whether he has a lawyer was left with the Kent County sheriff's department.

According to court records, Busby indicated he gave the child the mixture to calm him and make him feel better the day before his death.

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