Babysitter charged with murder after baby dies of Benadryl overdose

REYNOLDSBURG OH (WCMH) – Reynoldsburg Police say a woman has been arrested after allegedly giving an 8-month-old child too much Benadryl, causing his death.

Lori Conley, 43, was arrested Friday and charged with murder and child endangering. Police say Conley gave the baby the Benadryl to put him to sleep on May 13. Medics were called out Conley’s home on Hammond Drive around 2:20 p.m. that day on report of an unresponsive infant. The baby was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Franklin County Coroner said Conley gave the 8-month-old a “lethal dose” of Benadryl.

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