Florida man faces charges after baby dies in hot bedroom

LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man faces charges after his 8-month-old son died while being kept in a sweltering bedroom with no air conditioning.
 
The Tampa Bay Times reports that 25-year-old William Francis Hendrickson was told by authorities the day before to keep his children in another room.
 
The baby died on Thursday after being kept in a mobile home bedroom in Largo that was 109 degrees when police arrived.
 
Authorities say the baby's body temperature was 105.6 degrees. Hendrickson's 2-year-old daughter had to be treated for dehydration.
 
The children's mother was arrested days earlier on a battery charge.
 
County child protection investigators did a welfare check on Thursday and told Hendrickson not to leave the children in the bedroom.
 
He faces charges of aggravated child neglect and aggravated manslaughter.

© 2017 Associated Press


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