Cough Syrup Death Trial Starts

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

Trial started Monday for a man who allegedly killed a two year-old by giving him too much adult cough medicine.

The trial is in Catlettsburg, in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Harry Iliff is charged with manslaughter for killing his girlfriend's nephew.

He faces five to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

Iliff told investigators that he gave the toddler the cough medicine to get him to go to sleep.

However, it killed him instead.

The toddler told in March at a house on Bear Creek in rural Boyd County.


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