WVa Dad Indicted In Child's Trailer-Fire Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wheeling, W.Va. (AP) -- A man who escaped a march trailer fire that killed his 3-year-old son has been indicted on charges of child neglect causing death.

An Ohio County grand jury indicted 44-year-old David Lee Hunter of Elm Grove earlier this week in the death of his son Charles.

Authorities say Hunter was asleep when the fire began and did not do all he could have to save his son.

Prosecutor Scott Smith said Wednesday that Hunter could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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