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April 22, 2014

Parents charged in W.Va. girl’s death - 04/23

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Marion County have charged the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died after apparently ingesting a painkiller.

Media outlets reported Brittany Sheree Edgell, 24, and Andrew Steven Hall, 23, of Monongah were arraigned in Marion County Magistrate Court on a charge of child neglect causing death.

Both requested a court-appointed attorney and are each being held on $5 million bond.

A criminal complaint filed by the Marion County sheriff’s department said the couple found several painkiller tablets on the floor after the child awoke.

Neither attempted to seek medical help for the girl, but instead gave her a bath and made her vomit before she was placed in bed. She went into cardiac arrest and died April 12.

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