Ohio baby sitter charged in death of infant grandson

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 6:22 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman who was under the influence of heroin while baby-sitting her 4-month-old grandson has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in his death after both were found unresponsive.

Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters says Cleves resident Kathy Huff also was indicted Thursday on a child endangering charge.

Defense attorney Herbert Haas says Huff has no comment. He says the family remains close while dealing with the tragedy.

Authorities say deputies called to Huff's home Oct. 3 found her unresponsive in a bathtub and her grandson unresponsive elsewhere. Investigators say Huff had used heroin and decided to bathe the child.

The boy, Killian Ronan, died Oct. 16. The prosecutor's office calls it a "drowning death."

Deters says the 42-year-old Huff could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted.