Stepfather Arrested After 1-Year-Old Dies in Hampton, NH - NECN
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Stepfather Arrested After 1-Year-Old Dies in Hampton, NH



    Investigation Into NH Child's Death

    Authorities arrested the stepfather of a child who died in Hampton, New Hampshire. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

    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.

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