PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Parkersburg police say they've charged a man after he admitted striking a 3-year-old boy who later died. Police said in a statement that 29-year-old Matthew Lamp of Parkersburg has been charged with death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian.
A criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court says the boy was left in Lamp's care last weekend. Media outlets report that the boy died Wednesday at a Morgantown hospital.The complaint says Lamp was incarcerated at the North Central Regional Jail on unrelated charges when he was brought into the Parkersburg police station for questioning and admitted striking the boy.
Lamp was ordered held without bond in the North Central Regional Jail. Jail records didn't indicate whether Lamp had an attorney.