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Dad who overdosed at McDonald's convicted in Ohio

Robert Palmer. File photo Robert Palmer. File photo
Tamica Jeffers. File photo Tamica Jeffers. File photo

DAN SEWELL
Associated Press
    
CINCINNATI (AP) - A man police say overdosed on heroin in a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati has been convicted of child endangering.
    
Hamilton County Municipal Judge Cheryl Grant convicted 37-year-old Robert Palmer on two misdemeanor charges after a nonjury trial Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled for April 14.
    
The fire department in Green Township responded to a call March 9 about two unresponsive adults in the restaurant's indoor play area. They needed emergency treatment for what police called "life-threatening overdoses."
    
Authorities said the couple from Dillsboro, Ind., acknowledged using heroin while with two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy. Palmer is the girl's father.
    
Attorney Michael J. Trapp says Palmer is remorseful and didn't intend to harm the children.
    
A trial for 33-year-old Tamica Jeffers is still pending.

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