Man Guilty of Poisoning Breastmilk, Infant Falls Critically Ill: Sentenced to 50 Years

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Curtis Jack

In a tragic case that unfolded on October 1, 2020, Mr. Curtis Jack has been found guilty of poisoning breastmilk, leading to the critical illness of an infant. The incident occurred as Jack, in a gesture of care, picked up bottles of breastmilk from the mother of his child, who was hospitalized after giving birth to their daughter on September 24, 2020.

Both Jack and the mother were employees at a company and had been in an intimate relationship since January 2020. Prior to the birth, Jack had reportedly insisted that the woman terminate her pregnancy.

After delivering the breastmilk to the child’s grandmother, who was also caring for the woman’s other daughter, the infant fell critically ill within 24 hours, with suspicion falling on the breastmilk. Jack later admitted to adding antifreeze to the breastmilk during questioning by South Fulton Police Department detectives.

During the trial, testimonies were presented from the child’s mother, grandmother, law enforcement officers, and medical experts. A demonstration showed how easily the breastmilk could be poisoned.

The jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts, and Jack was sentenced to 50 years, with 40 years to be served in custody. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, led by Madam Fani Willis, was commended for their efforts in achieving justice for the victim and her mother.

The City of South Fulton Police Department investigated the case.