Toddler Drowns in Scalding Hot Water, Mother Copes with Loss
This little boy's family will never see him grow up. Medical examiners say 13-month old Jonathan Sanderlin and his half-sister drowned in scalding hot water at their father's apartment near Detroit. Just after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, the toddler's father, Steven Nicholson, called 911 saying his two toddlers drowned in the bathtub. When police got there, they found Jonathan and 15 month-old Ella Stafford dead. The father, Steven Nicholson, is being held by police but has not been charged. Jonathan's mother, Sarah McGee lives in Cadillac. She and her family say they're doing all they can to come together, to try and get through this difficult time. Northern Michigan's News Leader's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Eric Lloyd talked one-on-one with Jonathan's family, they have more on how they're coping with the loss. A candlelight vigil for Jonathan is set for Thursday, October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Cadillac City Park. Jonathan's viewing will be from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, October 22 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, Mich. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 also at the Peterson Funeral Home. A Memorial Fund is also set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Donations can be made for the Jonathan Sanderlin Memorial at the Peterson Funeral Home.