Father sentenced to 3 years in toddler's overdose death
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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