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Mother, boyfriend indicted on new charges related to overdose death of 2-year-old

Posted: 3:33 PM, May 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-16 19:33:11Z
New charges for mom, boyfriend in 2YO OD death
New charges for mom, boyfriend in 2YO OD death
New charges for mom, boyfriend in 2YO OD death

A mother and her boyfriend have been indicted on new charges involving the overdose death of the woman's two-year-old son.

The boy's mother, Tessa Gadd, 24, and her boyfriend, John Hines Jr., 33, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in April after it was discovered the boy, Lorenzo Ealom Jr., had lethal doses of several drugs in his system, including indications that he had ingested cocaine at some point prior, according to police.

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The pair have also been indicted on two counts of corrupting another with drugs, and two counts of endangering a child and drug possession, according to the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.

Both will be arraigned on Thursday.