EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLOGAN BABY DEATH
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Cause Identified In Logan County Baby's Death
Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Mar. 6, 2013 8:05 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 8, 2013 5:08 AM EST
Logan County , West Virginia
State Police said it appears a 1-month-old baby in Logan County died Tuesday of suffocation.
Troopers said the baby’s father, Timothy Marcum, had taken some sort of medication and had passed out with the baby in his arms. When he came to, the child wasn't breathing.
The incident is still under investigation.
A 1-month-old child has been found dead in Logan County.
The child’s parents, Timothy Marcum and Bessie Marcum, were arrested Wednesday and charged with child neglect resulting in death.
Troopers said the pair had fallen asleep in their Chapmanville home Tuesday. It was then that the one child died.
A cause of death is not being released at this time, but troopers said they've had reports of another child death at that same home in the past.
Troopers said the Marcums admitted to taking pain killers the night before, and said the couple did not have prescriptions for those pills.
The couple is cooperating with the investigation, troopers said.
A Logan County baby is dead after his father took prescription painkillers and passed out holding him on Tuesday, police said.
The parents, Timothy Marcum, 25, and Bessie Marcum, 21, were charged with child neglect resulting in death and arrested at their Limestone Road home on Wednesday. The two were taken to Southwestern Regional Jail.
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