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What happened to the father? Stepmother would add anti-freeze to the kid's spaghetti story continuation, Part 2

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What happened to the father?

This is the question many asked in a previous article detailing the story of Heather Keaton, and the actions she committed towards two small children in Alabama. For those needing a small summary of Heather Keaton and her connection to John DeBlase, here is an excerpt from a previous article about the two adults.
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*This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events with cited sources; used with permission

According to police records, Heather was the stepmother to Chase(3) and Natalie (5) DeBlase. Heather first ended the life of Natalie, and the father, John DeBlase, dumped her body in the woods in Mobile, Alabama around March 2010. In June 2010, Chase's life ended with the father also discarding his body into a plastic bag in the woods.

Currently, Heather is on death row in Alabama for her actions.

The father, John DeBlase, went to trial for his role in the passing of his children. During the trial in Alabama, the prosecution team provided evidence that he knew Keaton was abusing his children the entire time. Medical records were also presented with evidence of the children visiting their pediatrician regularly due to possible 'childhood illnesses' before they were no longer seen.

The defense team had his family testify about John's mental state throughout his childhood years. He was evaluated medically by a doctor and was diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder along with having a full-scale IQ of 84.

Based on data from World Population Review, the average IQ in Alabama is 96.4 as of 2022. [source]

During the trial, John also stated that Heather was the dominant person in the relationship, thought she was mentally unstable, and was a good father before meeting Heather.

Ultimately, he was sentenced to death row and is currently serving time at Holman Correctional Facility in Alabama with his custody level being 'closed'.

The Alabama Department of Corrections' website explains a 'closed custody' level by stating:

Close: The most restrictive custody level to which an inmate can be assigned. Inmates in this custody will be housed in a single cell in a close security institution. Movement outside the housing area requires that the inmate be restrained and accompanied by armed correctional personnel in accordance with Administrative Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures. [source]

His AIS: 0000Z798

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