A Louisa County grand jury has charged 31-year old Louisa County resident Tristan T. Goodwin with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and neglect after the death of her 6-month old child.
Police say emergency crews responded March 19th to the 1500 block of Roundabout Road for a 6-month-old not breathing.
Attempts to revive the baby were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The death was attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, until autopsy results revealed high levels of Tylenol and Benadryl in the baby’s body.
Goodwin is being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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The United Health Foundation (UHF) says Virginia had low rates of drug deaths and violent crime, as well as a low percentage of children in poverty. Air pollution is also down over the past five years by 35 percent.
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