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Baby dies in bed with her father

August 18, 2004

Albany-- We've heard the dangers of parents letting infants sleep in the bed with them. It's too easy for an adult to roll over the crush a baby.

That's what happened at a mobile home on Johnson Road in Albany. Around 3:30 Wednesday morning, the grandmother awoke to check on the nine-month-old.

She found the baby face down in the bed with 25-year-old Alfred Jones, her father, asleep on top of her.

The home did not have a crib and the baby's 17-year-old mother was not at the house. The autopsy concludes that the child died of suffocation.

No charges have been filed.

updated at 5:15PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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