Man accused of letting toddler overdose is out of jail

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man accused of giving his toddler son access to prescription drugs is out of jail but will still face charges.

Brandon Wayne Newton was in court Thursday for what was supposed to be his preliminary hearing on charges of endangering or abusing a child, but two police officers involved in the case were unavailable to testify.

The judge then postponed the hearing and ordered Newton be released from jail.

Prosecutors say Newton left pills within the reach of his son, causing the child to overdose on Jan. 29. The child survived.

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