Father charged with murder after 9-month-old son's overdose

Phuoc "Tommy" Nguyen
Posted at 10:07 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 23:07:25-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man was indicted on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in his 9-month-old son's overdose death.

In October 2019, 9-month-old Kayden Goldthreate overdosed on fentanyl, according to Metro Nashville Police. And on Thursday, a grand jury indicted his father, 36-year-old Phuoc "Tommy" Nguyen, on the charges

Police found that Nguyen was a heroin user and that the child ingested heroin/fentanyl while in his custody at a residence on Willow Branch Drive. Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt also found Kayden to be suffering from head injuries. An autopsy determined Kayden’s cause of death to be acute fentanyl toxicity.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Nguyen Thursday at his family’s residence on Hillside Avenue. A Criminal Court judge set Nguyen’s bond at $250,000.