Mother, Father and Grandmother Charged In Death Of Infant

by Alex Lloyd Gross

March 17,  2022

Bensalem Police announced today that they have arrested an entire family in the death of a four month old infant. Police said that on January 7, 2022,  police and EMS were dispatched to a house on Oak Ave. in Trevose Pa.  A four month old was in cardiac arrest. in the living room of the house.

An investigation by Bensalem Police and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office revealed that the infant’s parents, Felicity Westmoreland and Daniel Howarth, were in the home when the child died. The home was in disarray with clothes, trash and old food scattered throughout. Police also discovered numerous drug baggies, syringes and a tourniquet commonly used for drug injection. Those items tested positive for the presence of Fentanyl and cocaine.

Donna Westmoreland the baby’s grandmother had been appointed as the baby’s  foster mother.  The Bucks County Juvenile Dependency Court issued a Shelter Care Order prohibiting Donna Westmoreland from leaving the infant unsupervised with Felicity Westmoreland and Daniel Howarth.
Donna Westmoreland admitted to Bensalem Detectives that she left the infant unsupervised with his parents on the day of the infant’s death, January 7, 2022, in violation of that order.

Felicity Westmoreland and Daniel Howarth were charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Felicity Westmoreland was arraigned by District Justice Joseph Falcone on March 17, 2022 and remanded to
Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10% of $10 Million bail. There is an active arrest warrant for Daniel Howarth.
Donna Westmoreland has been charged with child endangerment. She was arraigned by District Justice Joseph Falcone on March 16, 2022 and sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10% of $150,000.

An active arrest warrant has been issued for Daniel Howarth . He is stil on the run. If anyone has any information as to his location  you are asked to call Bensalem Police at (215) 633-3719