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.