Father charged after autopsy finds alcohol in baby's body

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 22-year-old father has been charged with manslaughter in Connecticut after an autopsy showed there was a high level of alcohol in the system of his 5-month-old son.

Jorge Chiclana of Bridgeport was arrested Monday after a yearlong investigation into the death of the boy, who was not breathing when emergency workers responded to a 911 call from his Norwalk home on May 16, 2014.

Police say post-mortem toxicology tests eventually revealed the high blood-alcohol level.

Authorities tracked down Chiclana at a motel in Stratford, where he was arrested on Monday.

He was unable to post a $75,000 bond, and it's not clear if he has hired a lawyer. He was due in Superior Court on Tuesday to face charges of second-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast