Missouri police were called out to investigate a meth lab in operation at a trailer park in St. Charles. But when they arrived on the scene, they found something even worse.
Kathleen Peacock and Lucas Barnes had been holed up in the trailer for days. They had been busy cooking and taking meth. Peacock, who was pregnant at the time, hadn’t slept in over 38 hours.
Peacock told police that she heard a noise coming from another room in the trailer but was too busy with her meth to worry about it.
It was what Peacock found in that other room that makes this story so tragic.
When Peacock no longer heard noise coming from the back room, she went to investigate. When she opened the door, the room was like an oven. Her two-year-old son, Braydon Barnes, was lying lifeless in the heat.
Peacock had locked Braydon in the room with an electric heater. The heater didn’t automatically shut off and continued to blast heat at the toddler until he literally cooked to death in the enclosed room.
Peacock and Barnes are could be facing 20 years to life for abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death, topped off with an additional drug charge.
Mad World News reports:
Police officers in Missouri were called out to a trailer house on reports that a meth lab was operating inside. When they arrived, they found something far worse cooking in the bedroom. Now, these two are going away for a very long time.
The state of Missouri is no stranger to a methamphetamine production, but the call to a trailer park in St. Charles turned up much more than a tweaker’s stash. Kathleen Peacock and Lucas Barnes had been holed up inside for days, with one room of the ramshackle house transformed into an oven, until it became too hot to ignore.