A Pennsylvania couple have been jailed on charges they tied and weighted down a mattress on top of their son's crib so he couldn't climb out, leading him to suffocate.
Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were arraigned Wednesday on involuntary manslaughter and other counts in the April death of their 2-year-old son.
Detectives say the Myerstown couple was weighing down the mattress with two 50-pound bags of rock salt and securing it with bungee cords.
A police affidavit says they did not mention covering the crib when interviewed. Police say a few days later, their 8-year-old son told them of the alleged practice.
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Police say the boy suffocated when his head got caught between the crib and overlying mattress.
The couple's lawyers didn't immediately return calls.