- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say the father of two toddlers who were left unattended during a house fire on March 15 was arrested over the weekend.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1p3st75 ) 20-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. turned himself in to Houma police Saturday at 12:40 p.m. telling authorities that he “wanted to do the right thing.”

Welsh was booked with two counts of manslaughter and possession of marijuana. He is being held at the parish jail awaiting trial or bond.

The mother of the toddlers, 22-year-old Vaneshia Valentine, was arrested on March 26 and faces the same manslaughter and possession charges.

The victims, 2-year-old Romell Welsh Jr. and his 1-year-old sister, Ro’Miyah Welsh, died of smoke inhalation.

It was unclear whether the parents have attorneys.


Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide