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Teresa Coffey of Long Island, New York died while taking care of a month-old infant. The child was the son of TV host Michael Baldwin. When she died, she fell on top of the child and killed him.
Baldwin said that Coffey had been "asking forever if she could watch my baby because she couldn't have children."
While taking care of the child, Coffey called Baldwin and asked him to call her back. He couldn’t reach her, but found her dead when he arrived home:
"I searched every room," Baldwin said. "I was saying his name, 'Michael! Michael!' "
When the father couldn’t find his child in any room, he looked over at Coffey, who was "slumped on the couch, face down, her knees on the floor . . . I just had this funny feeling she was on top of him.”
He was right. Both Coffey and the baby were pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital. Coffey, who was 5’6, 200 pounds, was suffering from health problems. Authorities found her with a bottle of prescription pills.