A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to a minimal of 1 yr in jail for endangering the lifetime of Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley’s grandchild by leaving the kid in a tent in temperatures of 15 levels (minus) on December 26, 2022. 9.4 levels Celsius).
George Theberge, 45, was sentenced Monday after pleading responsible to baby endangerment fees, after reaching a take care of prosecutors, plus an extra six months behind bars for a probation violation stemming from his arrest in January and a drug cost.
Authorities mentioned the boy was left alone in a tent for greater than an hour on December 26 because the temperature plummeted.
A police assertion referred to Theberge because the boyfriend of the child’s mom, Alexandra Eckersley, 26, who’s accused of abandoning her son with out heat or correct clothes. She pleaded not responsible to fees of assault, reckless endangerment and different counts, and was launched on bail. She awaits trial subsequent yr.
Alexandra’s lawyer mentioned her consumer didn’t know she was pregnant, solely gave delivery, referred to as 911 and led police to the child. She mentioned Eckersley had medical problems. Since then, she mentioned Eckersley has accomplished rehabilitation packages, is sober and sees her son often.
George Theberge (left) was sentenced Monday after pleading responsible. A police assertion referred to Theberge because the boyfriend of the child’s mom, Alexandra Eckersley (proper)
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The Eckersley household issued an announcement on the time of her arrest saying they’d no prior data of Alexandra’s being pregnant. They mentioned she had suffered “a serious mental illness all her life” and went out of their technique to get her assist and help.
Alexandra has since claimed that Theberge was additionally current throughout her child’s delivery, and that he really went again to the tent to show off his pill and propane heater, leaving the child out within the chilly.
She additionally claimed that earlier than the police arrived, the pair had agreed to not lead the officers to their tent for worry it could be torn down and brought, leaving them with out shelter within the winter.
“Eckersley admitted that she had a conversation with George in which they agreed to tell the police that the incident took place on the football fields so that the police would not find and take their tents,” the police mentioned in Alexandra’s arrest report.
Eckersley mentioned it is extremely tough to outlive if they’ve misplaced their tent due to the chilly temperatures throughout the Manchester winter. Eckersley said that that is why they turned off the propane heater.”
Alexandra Eckersley reportedly refused to indicate police the tent the place her child was resting
Dennis Eckersley was drafted by Cleveland in 1972 as a California highschool senior and went on to pitch 24 seasons as a starter with 20 wins and as a reliever with 50 saves for Cleveland, Boston, the Cubs, Oakland and the Cardinals.
He gained the AL Cy Young and MVP awards in 1992 whereas taking part in for the Oakland Athletics. Eckersley stopped broadcasting Boston Red Sox video games final yr.
The elder Eckersley has been open about his personal struggles with alcohol after getting sober in 1987.
Alexandra is one in all Dennis’ two adopted kids with ex-wife, Nancy O’Neil. He is at present married to his third spouse, Jennifer.