MADISON, Ala. (AP) - Court records say the parents of an 18-month-old girl who died after eating dishwashing detergent may not have immediately helped the girl because they were heavily intoxicated.
Investigators have charged 31-year-old Kristopher Joseph Speigner and 29-year-old Joy Lynn Speigner with negligent homicide in the Sept. 30, 2012, death of their daughter, McKenzie.
Affidavits say the girl swallowed a dishwashing detergent pod and her parents didn't seek medical help for her until the next day because they had both used prescription drugs and drank alcohol.
The girl's father was arrested Monday and her stepmother surrendered to authorities Tuesday.
Jail records show the two have been released on $6,000 bond each. It's unclear if they have attorneys. A message left at a number for Kristopher Speigner was not immediately returned.
MARION, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio sheriff's deputy and correction officer has been convicted of raping a 5-year-old girl while he was baby-sitting.
State Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday a Marion County jury found 28-year-old Randy N. Spencer guilty of four counts of rape. His office says Spencer raped the girl between June 2012 and April.
Defense attorney Rocky Ratliff says Spencer denies the charges. He says Spencer is disappointed with the jury's decision and will appeal his conviction. He says prosecutors had no physical evidence against Spencer, whose girlfriend runs a baby-sitting business.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Spencer baby-sat the girl and other children when his girlfriend wasn't available.
The Marion resident faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 27.
The ticket was sold Wednesday afternoon at the Murphy USA station, nestled just off I-20 west of Columbia among fast-food restaurants and a red barn where produce and homemade jellies are sold. But those jamming the gathering at the station remained disappointed Thursday — the winner wasn't there.
Winners in South Carolina do not have to come forward publicly, but Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea noted that, to claim the winnings, the ticketholder must contact state lottery officials within 180 days.
"We have no idea who holds this ticket," Bethea said. But she advised the winner to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place and consult financial and legal advice.
Bethea said the winner chose a "quick pick" ticket, letting the computer select the numbers, drawn Wednesday night: 7-10-22-32-35, with the Powerball of 19.
The actual value is $399.4 million, with a direct cash option of $233 million. It's the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina and the fourth largest in Powerball history. In May, a Florida widow won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history — a $590 million pot.
Manager Keith Wedmore said ticket traffic the day of the winning sale was fairly constant. Donna Taylor of Columbia, 42, was among those who purchased from the station, but it wasn't her lucky day.
"I didn't win. I'm frustrated," said Taylor, who runs a cleaning service. "I think I'm going to go right in there and buy another ticket today."
Leo Hinnant, 48, of Columbia, leaned on his pickup and laughed at all the fuss.
"It's high time it's come close to home, but I want to see who the winner is," he said.