Man charged after mom overdosed, baby found dead

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jan 28, 2016

A Wayne County man has been charged in connection with the overdose death of a woman whose baby was found dead in a bathtub last August.

Larry Davenport, 52, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 23-year-old Kimberly Karosy.

Karosy died from a heroin overdose at Wooster Community Hospital in August, just eight hours after delivering her baby.

After Karosy died, Davenport told officials at the hospital that he had put her deceased baby in a cardboard box in the bathtub of her home after the baby was delivered stillborn.

At the time, Dr. Amy Jolliff, the Wayne County Coroner, said "Baby Karosy" did not show any signs of trauma and did not have any birth defects.

"I had the opportunity to view the child at the home and it looked like a perfectly innocent child that never had a chance, never had a chance because her mother was addicted to heroin," said Wayne County Sheriff Captain Doug Hunter.

Davenport is accused of supplying the heroin that caused Karosy's overdose. 

He was indicted last Friday and arrested on Wednesday.

He is being held on $100,000 bond at the Wayne County Jail.