Erica Claudette White and Michael Robert Schullerm are accused of murdering the former’s disabled son. Now, according to AJC, investigations reveal the couple had taken out several credit cards in the child’s name, causing investigators to wonder if there was a “poisoning for profit” scheme behind the killing.
The child was given a lethal dose of codein in 2014. The couple had originally offered an alibi — they said they were at a nearby gun range while White’s daughter and husband babysat. The child become unresponsive and died at a nearby hospital. An autopsy revealed high levels of codein in the child’s body.
Police say that the motive for the death related to the couple’s desire to free themselves of the responsibility of the child’s care. The child had become brain damage after facing severe beatings from his biological father early in his life.
The suspects were found to have taken out credit cards