Redding Police Probe 11-Month-Old Boy's Death

Police in Northern California are investigating the death of an 11-month-old boy who was admitted to the hospital with seizures and appeared to have a serious head injury.

Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle says the child was admitted to Mercy Medical Center on October 16 but after his conditioned worsened he was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center, where he died two days later. Autopsy results are pending.

Cogle says the boy's parents, 25-year-old Brittney Coffelt and 33-year-old Clyde Coffelt, gave inconsistent statements and detectives executed a search warrant at their apartment and found it "teaming with cockroaches."

He says the couple has not been detained but their 2-year-old boy was taken into protective custody.

Cogle says that between both parents, the Coffelts have eight children who have been taken into protective custody over the years in several states.

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