Mother granted bond following baby’s Benadryl death

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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - The mother accused of giving her teething baby a lethal dose of Benadryl was granted $50,000 bond Monday in Louisa County court.

As part of the bond conditions, Tristan T. Goodwin, 31, must live with her grandmother in Danville, cannot be alone with a child under 12 years old and must adhere to a 9 p.m. curfew.

Earlier this month Goodwin was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Abuse and Neglect. Her six-month-old son Tyler died in March. Lab results indicated Tyler had four times the recommend dose of Benadryl in his system when he died.

Family members and investigators do not believe Goodwin intentionally killed the child.


  • danny

    that will teach others not to do this,good one judge.The revolving door in our court system needs to closed.Sleep well judge,we know you will as you collect the same check next month no matter the job you do.sickening

  • Dustin Cavanaugh

    Teach others not to do what? This lady is stupid, not a criminal. The only thing coming on this is less space for real criminals. Stupid people are going to be stupid regardless. How about focus on education and not incarceration? That’s part of the reason the world sees us as a laughing stock as it is.

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