Man arrested in Ogden toddler's death

Tuesday , August 26, 2014 - 2:03 PM

OGDEN — Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a toddler Monday evening.

Officials say 23-year-old Adam Joseph Barney was arrested after emergency crews responded to reports of an unresponsive child at the Western Colony Inn at 234 24th St., No. 2, at about 6:12 p.m.

Responders say they found the 14-month-old girl dead.

Barney, a live-in boyfriend, was questioned by police and admitted that he hit the child and squeezed her, causing severe injury, officers said.

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The child’s mother was working at the time of the incident.

Police arrested Barney and booked him into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of child abuse homicide. He was also wanted on two misdemeanor warrants. 

Police say the Division of Child and Family Services is involved and has removed two other children, ages 3 and 5, from the household. The family had apparently been living in the hotel.

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