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Parents charged in house fire that left 2-year-old child dead


STERLING, Colorado — The Sterling Police Department says the parents of a 2-year-old child who died in a house fire in January have been charged with child abuse resulting in death and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The Sterling Journal-Advocate reports ( Julia Welton and Christopher Welton were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury and arrested.

No other details about the investigation were available.

The boy's mother, father and another child escaped the fire. The father suffered burns to his hands.

Information from: Journal-Advocate,

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