Step-grandfather charged with 11-year-old boy's homicide
BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A step-grandfather was arrested over the weekend and charged with his 11-year-old grandson's death.
Donald Martin Jr., 58, is held one count of reckless homicide at the Brown County Jail.
He is scheduled to appear in Brown County Municipal Court for a bond review Tuesday, court records show.
Martin's bond was set at $100,000 during a brief court appearance Saturday.
He was taken into custody shortly after first responders were called to a residence in the 17000 block of Minnick Road in Mt. Orab on about 6:40 p.m. Friday, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Office.
Someone called 911 and said the boy was having a temper tantrum and passed out and was experiencing short, shallow breaths, sheriff's officials wrote in a prepared statement.
A life squad found the 11-year-old unresponsive and took him to Mt. Orab Mercy, where he was pronounced dead.
Further details were not released.
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