Stepfather arrested after 1-year-old dies in Hampton, NH

HAMPTON, New Hampshire (Mike Pescaro, NECN) -- A 19-month-old child died Wednesday in Hampton, New Hampshire, and his stepfather has been arrested.

 

Police are calling the incident an unattended death, but 30-year-old Leo Witham was arrested Friday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, "purposely violating a duty to care," drug possession and falsifying physical evidence.

 

No further information about the circumstances of the child's death was released.

Witham is being held on $10,000 cash bail until his arraignment, scheduled Tuesday at the 10th Circuit Seabrook District Court.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call (603) 929-4444.

 

Copyright 2016 NECN


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