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5 NEWS UPDATE: Deputies Arrest Couple After Toddler Died From Overdose
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on August 14, 2014 @ 6:02PM
Created on April 21, 2014 @ 6:16PM

UPDATE 4/21:

Two people are behind bars after police say their child died of an overdose earlier this month.

It happened in the family's apartment on Camden Avenue in Monongah. Police said Andrew Hall and Brittany Edgell were woken up by their two-year-old girl stumbling around the room early on April 12th. Police said the couple found Tramadol tablets laying on the floor, and assumed the girl swallowed some. Instead of getting help, they gave the girl a cold bath, watched a movie with her, made her vomit, and put her down to sleep. The girl then went into cardiac arrest and died that afternoon.

The couple is being held on $5 million bond each.

UPDATE 4/17:

We now know that it was a baby girl who died after what appears to be an overdose in Marion County this weekend.

The two-year-old Monongah girl died Saturday. Right now there's no word on what she may have overdosed on or how it happened. The Marion County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the incident.

As soon as we learn any more details, we will share that information with you.

ORIGINAL 4/16:

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a two-year-old out of Monongah.

Chief Deputy Ralph Wright said the death appeared to be the result of an overdose. No charges have been filed yet.

This is a developing story. Stay with 5 News for the latest.


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Comments (6)
Apr 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM
Regardless of whether the child magically took the pills herself or not there was definitely a crime committed. They neglected to get the child proper medical attention when they knew the child was impaired. To me, and I'm sure anyone with a conscience that is most definitely a crime.
Apr 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The key distinction - the people you mentioned were ARRESTED. Thus everything becomes public. There have been no charges filed - yet - in this case. In the case you mentioned, it was immediately obvious that child abuse occurred. In addition, there was the other crime of drug possession.

In this case, it is not clear at all that a crime was committed. It is possible that the child consumed the medication herself, or that the overdose was accidental. Until there is sufficient evidence that the overdose was intentional, there is no crime. Until there is sufficient evidence to charge the parents, it is a violation (HIPPA) for them to release any information that would identify the individuals.
Apr 17, 2014 at 4:37 AM
Sad tht in this case and child was harmed theres no mention of any names or address where it happened and child harmed. Earlier in this month anlical fairmont couple who happened to be black, was arrested on drug charges and an infant was wandering around in the house ( unharmed) and their names, photos and address was posted when it hit the news
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
I live in the apartments that this little innocent girl passed away in. It was a very difficult situation to see. That little girl was a beautiful and sweet and precious baby!
Apr 16, 2014 at 6:53 PM
yes this was very sad...espeically for the people who live in this building and had to see this..me and my neighbor are very upset with what we had to see that day....follow me on facebook..Brittany Noelle Jones. I have made a justice for the little girl page the link is on there!
Apr 16, 2014 at 6:35 PM
This is so sad
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