Andrew Hall, 23, and Brittany Edgell, 24, were arrested Monday and charged with felony child neglect resulting in death.
Andrew Hall, 23, and Brittany Edgell, 24, were arrested Monday and charged with felony child neglect resulting in death.

MONONGAH, W.Va. — A Marion County couple is being held on $5 million bail each after being charged Monday in connection with the overdose death of their two-year-old daughter.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies charged Andrew Hall, 23, and Brittany Edgell, 24, both of Monongah, with felony child neglect resulting in death.

Investigators said Hall and Edgell were asleep on April 12 when their daughter apparently got a hold of the painkiller prescription drug Tramadol and ate it.

Hall told investigators when he woke up he saw his daughter stumbling around the room.

Deputies said Hall and Edgell did not seek immediate medical attention for their daughter but instead gave her a cold bath, made her vomit and put her to bed. The little girl suffered a heart attack and died in her sleep.

The sheriff’s department is continuing its investigation.

Both defendants are being held in the Northern Regional Jail.


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  • Mr Bullsnip

    Plug in old sparky and light them up. nuff said

  • justin

    why must everyone reproduce? too many people as it is..

  • Voter

    Here we go again. Another passed out un-wed couple with children that will not marry to get welfare benefits. They just keep having unwanted babies to get more money each month. We need drug testing for anyone receiving assistance and major welfare reform.

  • abram

    Sometime in the life of these thugs they sat before a judge who allowed them to be free. Time after time after time. Thugs walking the streets because of prison overcrowding. Really?

  • Herb

    I don't think anybody here believes the parents were actually asleep, but that's a nice PC way to word it.

  • taylor collins

    Another baby this week bc of poor parents that need to be held responsible and not in jail either. Poor baby and god bless how that poor child felt and went through. I will be praying for these worthless people to have the worst happen to them.

  • TB

    These mouth breathers should be locked up for good. What a shame-poor child.

  • northforkfisher

    They need to first be fixed from having more children, second let the inmates know what they done, and last bury them under the jail.

  • Tyrone

    The sad thing is these two will be fed 3 meals a day and a roof put over there head and a tv to watch all day.. And most likely will be free within twenty years to do it all over again.Laws do need to be changed we all know it .

  • stating the obvious

    I completely agree with susanf1218. However I don't feel it violates anyone's rights. I had to take a drug test to get hired where I'm employed and I have to take random drug tests to keep my job. Why shouldn't these welfare recipients have to take any to get a check they don't even work for? The added benefit is their children will not be exposed to drug use and potentially dying as the two children this week have. It sickens me to my core that those babies paid the ultimate price for their parents addiction. Start the mandatory drug testing before more babies die!

    • wow

      spot on.

  • susanf1218

    Two innocent children dead within the past week - one in Harrison Co. and one in Marion Co., both as a result of drug use/abuse by their parents. I agree that it is beyond time for drug testing for anyone who receives public assistance, which I would bet you dollars to doughnuts that both of these sets of parents were. I don't care about their so-called "rights" but I do care about protecting children from their worthless parents!!

  • Dustin

    For starters they should never be allowed to have children again. Secondly the death penalty should be an option.

  • wow

    very sad.

  • Deborah

    Oh, God.
    I just want to smack those two.

  • joeyjojo

    Trash. Should be executed.