Infant dies after 30-year-old Trevor Austin allegedly leaves apartment while baby is in tub alone

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An Erie man is charged in connection with the death of his 11-month-old son.  

Erie Police say 30-year-old Trevor Austin left his son alone in the bathtub when he left his apartment in the 400 block of West 8th Street on December 5th and the infant drowned. 

Deputy Chief Mike Nolan of the EPD tells us, “The reason it’s just been charged now is there is obviously a time element of the delay of getting the information from Allegheny County regarding the medical examiner and their report of the death of the child.”

Austin was charged Saturday with 2nd-degree involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.  He was transported to Erie County Prison on $75,000 bond. 

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