Child's Death May Be Due to Illegal Drugs
A Pittsburgh couple was in custody on child endangerment charges after the woman's daughter was found dead - possibly from ingesting illegal drugs.
Online court records do not list attorneys for 24-year-old Sondra Rector and 62-year-old William Kablach.
Police say they were called about an hour after Rector told officers she found her 18-month-old daughter unresponsive about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say Rector told them she used heroin and left some other stamp bags -- or individual doses -- of the drug and a syringe near the child while Rector slept.
Rector tells police her daughter was unresponsive when she woke up, and that Kablach was shouting about a missing 100 mg morphine pill that he had also left near the girl.
An autopsy was set Wednesday to determine whether the child died from ingesting either or both drugs.
Published at 10:29 AM EDT on Jun 18, 2014
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