MONONGAH, W.Va. – Police have made a third arrest in the overdose death of a Monongah child.

Harriet Long, the child’s great grandmother, has been charged with child neglect resulting in death. Police allege Long was aware the child had gotten into some pills but failed to call for medical attention.

The child’s parents Andrew Hall, 23, and Brittany Edgell, 24, both of Monongah, were charged with felony child neglect resulting in death earlier this month.

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 couple was being held on $5 million bond each.

Long’s bond was set at $10,000. She’s been released from North Central Regional Jail.

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  • Jim

    Typical unmarried dirtbag parents living with one of their grandmothers laying around all day. Its so unnerving to know there are so many people like this in the world that have children and are too ignorant to keep their drugs locked away from a childs reach.It pains me to read about things like this everyday.Poor little girl RIP

    • susanf1218

      It is a really disturbing trend to see the number of grandparents and great-grandparents who are assuming the responsibility for the care of their grandchildren b/c the so-called parents are unwilling to or incapable of taking care of their children. In many cases, the children receive better care from the grandparents, but sadly, not so in this case.