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Man charged after newborn son found dead in car seat

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KANAWHA COUNTY (WVVA) - A father is arrested after his five-week-old son is found dead in the back seat of a car.

33-year old Robert Jeremy Smith of Kanawha County is being held on a $500,000 bond after being charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Police responded to a call Wednesday of a report that a baby had died in a car.

Court documents state Smith exited the car saying-"The baby is dead. I killed the baby."

Smith claims he accidentally dropped his son Madden and he did not call 911 for more than 24 hours because he was afraid.

Smith is being held in South Central Regional Jail

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