The father who died of cardiac arrest and fell back onto his 10 month infant daughter is said to have died instantly. 43-year old Jason Fields, was found dead on his bed alongside a laptop computer in his home in the small town of Pleasant Hill, south of Shreveport.
He had appeared to be sitting on the side of his bed when he fell backward and died.
Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said, “The fact that he fell on her and made no attempt to get up tells me he died instantly when he fell on top of her.”
The sister of the victim, Kristy Fields, spoke of the the family’s shock upon hearing of her brother’s death and the three day ordeal the little girl had gone through and saying, “it’s one of those unsuspecting things in life but at least Betty Jean is still alive”
According to Rivers, The little girl is very fortunate to be alive, “She was able to breathe, expand her chest up and down, We’re very blessed that the baby didn’t succumb.”
Upon arriving at LSU Medical Center, Betty had suffered a seizure, but the little girl has since recovered and was happily playing with stuffed animals, KSLAreported.