Iowa man charged in daughter's methadone death
Authorities have charged an eastern Iowa man in connection with the death of his 13-month-old daughter, and an arrest warrant has been issued for the girl's mother.
The Quad-City Times reports 24-year-old Spencer James Smith, of Clinton, is charged with felony child endangerment resulting in death. He was arrested Monday at a correctional facility in Davenport.
Authorities say Marlee Lynn Tracy died in September after ingesting an acute dose of methadone. She was unresponsive when her parents took her to a Clinton hospital, and she died three days later.
Medical tests also revealed Marlee was exposed to methamphetamine.