NH parents accused of causing toddler’s fentanyl death

Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 10:48 AM EST
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LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) - The parents of a 21-month-old New Hampshire girl who died after ingesting fentanyl have been accused of negligent homicide and other charges, with a prosecutor saying that the father stopped to take a cigarette break in the middle of doing CPR on his daughter at a truck stop.

Lawyers entered not guilty pleas for 32-year-old Mark Geremia, and 29-year-old Shawna Cote.

Judge David Ruoff ordered them detained until trial, saying they were a danger to the community and ordered them not to have contact with their other children, including a boy that Cote gave birth to a few weeks ago, and a nearly 5-year-old daughter.

The toddler died on Nov. 16.

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