BRIGHTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) – We learn new details about the overdose death of a little girl in Brighton Heights.
Don Coleman, the baby’s father, actually told KDKA in October that it was his fault his daughter died.
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Now he is charged with manslaughter and endangering children.
It was August 19 when the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said 11-month-old Mi’Orah Coleman had died of a fentanyl overdose.
The report says she was found unconscious in a house on Goe Avenue in Brighton Heights. She was taken to the UPMC children’s hospital and declared dead.
The criminal complaint says that while officers were investigating that day, they found three bags of purple stamps on the porch.
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It was then on October 28 that Coleman called the police and told them he was high the night his daughter died. He said he snorted heroin through a straw.
Police papers indicate that he and the girl were on the bed in his room watching television. He said he and she were the only two in the room. His wife is out for the night.
Police say Coleman passed out at one point, woke up and noticed his daughter was breathing oddly.
When he then tried to lift her, her body went limp. When medics arrived, he noticed that a straw he was using to get high was found near the bed.
The complaint says that after the girl’s death, Coleman went to a drug rehab center. While there he spoke to his wife on the phone and she informed him that their daughter had died of a fentanyl overdose.
Coleman also admitted to police that he was responsible for his daughter’s death.