No charges filed in Whitewater River drowning

BROOKVILLE, IN (FOX19) - A Franklin County, Ind. grand jury has decided not to file charges against the parents of a child who drowned in the Whitewater River in June.

Carmen Sickmeier, 34, and Lawrence O'Banion II, 33, put a life jacket on their son, Mitchell, but it was not properly fastened.

Mitchell O'Banion, 17 months, fell out of the kayak and was found three days later in the Whitewater River.

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