NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY VS. B.O. AND T.E. IN THE MATTER OF T.E.E.
The court affirms the trial judge's finding of neglect against both parents based on evidence that, with the father's knowledge, the mother slept with her seven-week-old infant in the same bed while she was under the influence of illegal drugs. The baby was partially smothered, causing brain damage. The opinion emphasizes the deference owed to the judge's credibility findings and the risk impaired parents pose to an infant in their care.