Baby Dies After Parents Were Drinking Alcohol, Smoking Pot: Sheriff

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have charged two parents with the death of their baby boy.

Deputies arrested Danielle Jeanette Elrod and Jason Noel Goodrich, both 26, charging them with homicide by child abuse.

Officers say back on November 5, they got a call of a suspicious death at the couple's home. When they arrived, they found the couple's three-month-old son unresponsive in the bed. 

The coroner's office determined the boy died of asphyxiation from unsafe sleeping conditions caused by the parents. According to investigators, the two had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before lying in bed with the child. 

The two turned themselves in Wednesday. If convicted, they'd face a maximum of 20 years in prison. 

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