Father sentenced to 3 years in toddler's overdose death

Updated: May. 16, 2018 at 4:01 PM EDT
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Dorrico Dewaun Brown (Provided by the Butler County Jail)
Dorrico Dewaun Brown (Provided by the Butler County Jail)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton father was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after his 1-year-old died from a drug overdose in May 2017.

Dorrico Brown, 33, called 911 after he said he found his son, Dorrico Brown Jr., not breathing.

"My son is just freezing cold and I don't think he's even breathing," Brown told an emergency dispatcher, according to a recording of the call released Wednesday.

"He was taking a nap and I came in here and he's just cold."

The child later died at the hospital.

According to a report from the county coroner's office, his son died due to toxicity of a combination of drugs, including xanax, Benadryl, and Oxycodone.

Brown pleaded guilty last month to reckless homicide.

His defense attorney said he is remorseful and that his son's death wasn't intentional.

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