Parents arrested, charged in connection to death of 3-month-old baby

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Richland County deputies have arrested two people in connection to the suspicious death of an infant back in November.

Danielle Jeanette Elrod, 26, and Jason Noel Goodrich, 26, are both charged with homicide by child abuse.

The coroner stated that the baby died as a result of asphyxiation due to unsafe sleeping conditions created by the parents, Elrod and Goodrich.

Deputies say the two had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to lying in bed with the baby.

Both Elrod and Goodrich are being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Due to the nature of the charges, bond was not set for either of the parents and they will remain in jail until they go before a higher court.

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