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Illinois parents charged with baby's death

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

MOLINE (AP) – Authorities in western Illinois have arrested the parents who allegedly went to bed intoxicated and killed their 4-month-old son when they rolled on top of him.

The Moline Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Terri Lynn Wells and 24-year-old Anthony C. Schlieper Jr. of Moline have been charged with a felony count of endangering the health or life of a child.

The child was found not breathing at the couple’s home June 10. When Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson arrived at the hospital after the baby died ,he said both parents smelled strongly of alcohol. Gustafson ruled the death a homicide, and the parents were arrested.

The parents were in custody Tuesday and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It was not immediately known if they had attorneys.

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