Babysitter arrested in 8-month-old’s death, accused of giving him lethal dose of Benadryl

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Courtesy: Reynsoldsburg Police Department

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Police have arrested and charged a woman with murder and child endangering after the infant she was babysitting died.

Reynoldsburg police say they responded to Hammond Drive on May 13 for an unresponsive infant. The 8-month-old was taken to a hospital where he died.

According to police, an investigation revealed that the babysitter– Lori Conley– gave the boy a lethal dose of Benadryl to put him to sleep.

The Franklin County coroner confirms that as the cause of death. Conley was arrested today and charged in the infant’s death.