Saint John police charge Madison “Karrson” Bennett with Second Degree Murder in relation to the death of a 2-year-old

On September 18th, 2021, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Saint John Police Force responded to a 9-1-1 call of a child who wasn’t breathing at an address in uptown Saint John.

Police, paramedics and firefighters located the child and provided ife saving measures. The child was rushed to hospital where they died of their injuries on September 19th.

On September 28th police arrested a 23-year-old person in relation to the child’s death. Madison “Karrson” Bennett was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death and breach of probation.

On December 28, 2021, Madison “Karrson” Bennett, 23, appeared via video link to answer to the new charge of second-degree murder in the case involving the death of a 2-year-old child. According to CBC the 23-year-old Saint John man is accused of causing the death of a two-year-old by putting a Ping-Pong ball in the child’s mouth.

The identity of the child is protected by a publication ban.