Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Found in Oven in Paducah

From WLKY:

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Authorities in western Kentucky said a man left his infant son in a cold oven, probably for a matter of hours.

The Paducah Sun reported 33-year-old Larry C. Long told police he had smoked marijuana at a Paducah restaurant where he works and then came home and drank alcohol.

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden said the mother of the 5-week-old boy was awakened by his cries Monday morning and found him the oven.

Hayden said the baby was taken to a hospital where doctors found no injuries.

Long shares the home with the child's mother, 33-year-old Brandy S. Hatton.

The newspaper reported child welfare officials placed the infant and his 10- and 14-year-old siblings in the care of one of Hatton's relatives.

Long is charged with wanton endangerment.

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