Family of infant says death was accidental

Sean McClain (Source: Warren County Jail)
Sean McClain (Source: Warren County Jail)

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A Lebanon father accused of killing his 3-month-old son was arraigned on Monday.

"It's a horrific accident, they adored this baby," said Madelyn Kolson, the baby's great grandmother.

The family of 24-year-old Sean McClain says an accident is what caused the tragic death of his  3-month-old baby son.

"The baby wasn't breathing, she grabbed the baby, she grabbed Sean and says the baby isn't breathing, the baby isn't breathing," Kolson said.
McClain's mother and grandmother were in court for the Lebanon father's video arraignment on several drug charges and a involuntary manslaughter charge for the baby's death. On May 21, Sean McClain was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Child Endangering, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Drug Abuse, and Drug Paraphernalia.
"None of this was intentional, we know that, it was just a horrible accident, and yes young kids do things they shouldn't do but, they don't deserve this," said Kim, McClain's mother who wished to go by her first name.
Investigators say illegal drugs were found in the same room as the little baby who police found unresponsive in a Lebanon home on May 8, where the couple lived in a basement apartment.
The baby's mother, Marisa Jones, in also jail for probation violations.
McClain's mother admits her son could have taken some pills.
"They're just blowing it out of proportion, he had a couple pills," she said.
 She said the couple had fallen asleep with the baby before they awoke to find him not breathing.
"The were both asleep with the infant, we don't know what exactly happened, he was in the bed with them," she said.
" These are nice, caring young kids," Kolson.
A call was made to 911 from the home on May 8, but the caller hung up, then 911 called back and spoke to a man who identified him self as Sean McClain.
 "Our son is not breathing," the caller said.
Bond was set at $200,000, a preliminary hearing is set for June 2.

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