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Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 13 2014 Oct 13, 2014 October 13, 2014 10:33 AM October 13, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

PLEASANT HILL - Officials say a 10-month-old infant trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days is being released from a Shreveport hospital.

Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, would be released Monday afternoon.

Rivers said the infant was dehydrated and suffering from blistering skin when she was found Friday wedged against the wall and under the body of her father, 43-year-old Jason Fields.

Deputies were called to the Fields' home in Pleasant Hill after the infant's 5-year-old brother told neighbors he thought his father was dead.

River said Fields had a history of cardiac problems.

Fields' wife, incarcerated in the Sabine Parish jail with only a few more days to serve, was released under guard to travel to the hospital.

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