UPDATE: Boyfriend charged with manslaughter after 1-year-old dies from heatstroke-like conditions
December 12, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office says a 37-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a one-year-old died from heatstroke-like conditions Tuesday.
The sheriff's office says the three-year-old is still in critical condition at the hospital.
Initially, only Brittany Delgado was charged in this incident.
Pedro Alvarado has now also been charged. Immigration and Customs Enforcement picked him up and took him to the Leon County Detention Facility.
The couple faces aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect charges.
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December 11, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office says it arrested a 26-year-old mother after her one-year-old died from heatstroke-like conditions Tuesday. The sheriff's office says a three-year-old was found in the home as well, and they are in critical condition.
Brittany Delgado called deputies to the 6000 block of Dome Level Road Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. When they arrived, both children were unconscious and not breathing and both felt very warm to the touch. Deputies began life saving measures until the Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County EMS arrived on scene.
Both children were taken to a local hospital, and their temperatures were over 106.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
The one-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after getting to the hospital.
Delgado and her boyfriend were taken to the sheriff's office for an interview. During the investigation, detectives found a space heater in the room where the children were found. The heater was unplugged but on the "high" setting. The temperature in the room, about 45 minutes after the children were found and the door was opened, was in the high 80's.
Delgado was arrested on aggravated manslaughter of a child charges.
Deputies say Delgado's boyfriend was determined to be in the country illegally, so they turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.