A man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 6-month-old girl in Crossgate, Ga., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
According to police, the boy’s mother, who had moved from North Carolina to Georgia, called 911 to report her son, who was staying with her at a friend’s house, had overdosed on the drug, which is typically used for chronic conditions like asthma.
The mother called police to report that her son was acting strangely, and then turned around and left the home, according to the AJC.
Police later found the 6-pound boy dead on a bedroom floor, according the paper.
The boy’s father told investigators that he and his wife were home from a trip to see friends and the boy was sleeping in the bedroom, according police.
The boy’s aunt told police that the boy had been sick for a while, and he was sleeping on the couch.
The aunt said that the girl had been sleeping in her bedroom and that she tried to put her in the bed, but that the child had fallen out.
When police arrived, the girl’s mother told them that the two had left the boy alone in the house, and that the man was inside, according AP.
He had a backpack and had a knife, and the woman was also in the room with the boy, police said.
Police arrested the suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He was being held in the Gwinnett County jail on a $100,000 bond.
The suspect’s name has not been released by police.