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Published: Thursday, 3/27/2014

Ohio judge convicts Ind. man of child endangering after he overdosed on heroin at McDonald's

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CINCINNATI — An Indiana man who police say overdosed on heroin in a McDonald’s play area has been convicted of child endangering.

Hamilton County Municipal Judge Cheryl Grant convicted 37-year-old Robert Palmer Thursday on two misdemeanor charges after a nonjury trial. She scheduled sentencing for April 14.

The fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call March 9 about two unresponsive adults in the fast-food restaurant’s indoor play area. They recovered after emergency treatment for what police say were “life-threatening overdoses” of heroin.

Authorities said the couple from Dillsboro, Ind., acknowledged using heroin while with two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy.

Attorney Michael J. Trapp says Palmer is remorseful and had no intent to harm children.

A trial for Tamica Jeffers, 33, is still pending.



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