Officials: Alcohol poisoning kills Pa. baby

March 31, 2009 5:28:37 AM PDT
A prosecutor in northeastern Pennsylvania says he plans to pursue charges against the parents of a 6-month-old baby who died of alcohol poisoning.

Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick said Monday the baby's blood alcohol content was .205 - well over twice the legal limit for adult drivers. Skumanick says the level was so high that lab technicians tested it a second time, then sent a sample to another lab to confirm the results.

A coroner's investigation recommended involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents. Skumanick says he's working with state police trying to determine how to charge the parents, who lived in an apartment near Tunkannock when the baby boy died in 2007.

Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com

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