EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBarbour County Couple Indicted In Toddler's Methadone Death
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 28, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 28, 2013 7:43 PM EDT
Philippi, Barbour County , West Virginia
A Barbour County grand jury has indicted a Belington couple who allegedly gave a toddler illegally purchased methadone to make her sleep.
Authorities said Ida Lee Evans, 31, administered the drug to the 23-month-old girl, and David Lee Delauder, 38, did nothing about it. The child died in March.
State Police said Evans administered the methadone the night before, and Delauder made no attempt to call 911 or have the child checked out when he learned of the ingestion.
Police said the couple bought the drug on the street.
The Exponent-Telegram said they were indicted Monday on charges of death of a child by parent or guardian.
Barbour County Prosecutor Leckta Poling said each could face 10-40 years in prison if convicted.
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