Couple Charged with Child Neglect Resulting in Death

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charges were filed Wednesday against the parents of two children who died at their Fayette County home in March.

Kyle and Ashley Penson were charged with felony child neglect resulting in death.

The sheriff's department says the parents admitted to drinking and doing drugs on March 10 and then falling asleep on the living room floor where their children were also sleeping.

An autopsy and police interviews revealed that two of their children died when their parents rolled on top of them during the night. Their third child was not injured.

Kyle and Ashley Penson turned themselves into police on Wednesday.

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