He spent the first two months of his life, as did brother Archer, in the hospital. Four days after they were released, Baby Hudson's nanny, Claire St. Louis, in Brooklyn, New York, called 911 and administered CPR. He was pronounced dead at Woodhull Medical Center.
Because of the background of past and present health problems, his death was at the time - October 17, 2014 - classified as resulting from natural causes. That has changed.
When the event occurred his parents were out dining. They are public relations leader at Desier2Learn, Virginia Jamieson, and management consultant at Bridgewater Associates, Ryan Dipede. Now, they are among those being investigated for a death which has been reclassified as a homicide, reports the New York Post. The cause of death, revealed toxicology and tissue samples, is now suspected to have been shaken baby syndrome.
The murder of a baby is a nightmare for not only those in the loop but all of society. A baby is among the most vulnerable members of the community. Part of the darkness is that the parents will be assessed as not having been properly protective of the little one. They should have been more vigilant, goes the chant of the Greek Chorus judging them.
The matter of social censure becomes much more serious, of course, if both or one of the parents are found to have actively harmed the infant. Don't expect the global media to be kind to this couple. Dipede is from Toronto.
I have been informed that Ryan Dipede had been a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater until December 2012. Therefore, he has not been an employee there since that time.