On May 11, 2020, a young mother ran to her neighbor’s house with her two-month-old son, saying the baby was vomiting and his breathing was labored. Dawson McKinney was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, and placed on life support, suffering from severe brain injuries. Danielle Radue was taken into custody and charged first with her son’s injury and later with his murder. On May 15, Dawson died in his daddy’s arms.
This is the story of a perfect baby boy with the most incredible head of wild brown hair you’ve ever seen who changed the lives of everyone who was blessed to know him during his two short months on earth. It’s also the story of a mother who to this day refuses to take responsibility for any of her own actions, including the death of her own son.
For this episode, I had the honor of talking to Dawson’s dad, Adam McKinney, who told me all about the special little boy who taught him countless important life lessons.
This is the tragic story of Dawson McKinney.
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