- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Berkeley County man has been indicted on felony abuse and neglect charges after a toddler in his care died.

Media outlets report a county grand jury indicted 27-year-old Joshua E. McDonough on Thursday.

Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely says the girl died of head injuries last April.

Prosecutors say McDonough claimed the child fell off a bed. He was home alone with the girl while her mother was at work.

McDonough is charged with one count each of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse, gross child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury, and presentation of false information regarding a child’s injuries.


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