Prosecutors: Girl, 3, was suffocated

Samuel Johnson (Source: Clermont County Jail)
Samuel Johnson (Source: Clermont County Jail)

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - Prosecutors say a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in her mother's home was suffocated.

Brooklyn Upton, 3, died in January. Her mother's boyfriend, Samuel Johnson, is charged with the murder.

Upton's mother, Erin Pappas, had child endangering charges against her dropped. She is still facing drug charges.

Prosecutors say Johnson held Upton down while she was in bed.

He remains in the Clermont County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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