November 28, 2021

Narges Shafeirad admits giving his son deadly antihistamine dose and burning his body

A mother in Maryland has admitted to giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine last year before setting her car on fire with the child’s body inside.

Media report that Narges Shafeirad, 35, pleaded guilty on Thursday to first degree murder in the death of Daniel Dana.

An autopsy revealed Daniel died of a diphenhydramine overdose in June 2015 after prosecutors said his mother forced him to swallow drugs containing the antihistamine.

Daniel received a lethal dose of antihistamine in June 2015 before his body was burned

Narges Shafeirad, 35, pleaded guilty to giving his son Daniel Dana a fatal antihistamine overdose before putting his body in the back of his car and setting it on fire in June 2015

Prosecutors said Shafeirad then attempted to stage a wreckage after putting his son’s body inside the car, spraying it with gasoline and setting the vehicle on fire next to a county highway. by Montgomery.

At around 3:30 a.m. on June 16, police and firefighters responding to a car fire on Route 370 in Gaithersburg found Shafeirad lying face down and screaming in pain from severe burns to her forearms.

Investigators say her son was in the backseat of his burnt out 1993 Toyota Corolla and was pronounced dead after the fire was extinguished.

An autopsy showed Daniel had died of diphenhydramine poisoning before the accident and ruled the death to be homicide.

Authorities said the woman was due to attend a custody hearing for her ex-husband on the day her son died.

Shafeirad suffered second and third degree burns to 40% of his recovering body in a hospital for a month and a half after the incident.

When questioned by police, she admitted to forcing her son to swallow a whole bottle of diphenhydramine – an over-the-counter medicine used to treat allergic reactions and motion sickness.

At around 3:30 p.m. on June 16 last year, police and firefighters responded to the scene of a car fire where they found Daniel's burnt body in the back seat and Shafeirad lying next to the vehicle with severe burns.

At around 3:30 p.m. on June 16 last year, police and firefighters responded to a car fire where they found Daniel’s burnt body in the back seat and Shafeirad lying next to the vehicle with severe burns.

An autopsy later concluded that Daniel died of poisoning before being placed in the car, and Shafeirad later admitted to killing his son in the midst of a bitter custody battle with the father of the boy.

An autopsy later concluded that Daniel died of poisoning before being placed in the car, and Shafeirad later admitted to killing his son in the midst of a bitter custody battle with the father of the boy.

Shafeirad then allegedly started the fire by spraying the front seat of his car with gasoline. By this time, her son was already dead in the backseat.

Captain Darren Francke, of the Montgomery County Police Department, said Shafeirad and her husband, Hamid Azimi-Dana, had a history of martial problems and were on the verge of divorce.

In July 2013, Shafeirad filed a protection order against her husband requiring her to move his property out of their condominium and communicate with her only by text message. The couple were to share custody of their son, according to local reports at the time.

Azimi-Dana responded by filing his own protection order against his wife three days later.

In March of last year, Shafeirad formally filed for divorce, claiming that her six-year husband has “physically abused”, “belittled” and “acted cruelty” towards her on a regular basis.

Azimi-Dana responded by questioning the very validity of their marriage and asked Shafeirad to produce proof of their marriage ceremony, which took place in Tehran, Iran.

The husband and father described his wife as physically and mentally violent and claimed that her behavior made him and little Daniel fear for their safety.

By June 2015, the parents were in the midst of a bitter custody battle for the five-year-old.


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