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Pa. dad charged in drug-laced baby bottle death

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man is facing trial in the death of his 11-month-old son, who died in his arms after prosecutors say he drank a heroin-laced baby bottle. 

Prosecutors say the bottle contained trace amounts of heroin along with methadone, a prescribed drug used to treat heroin addicts. 

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office says officials don't think the May 11 death was intentional. 

She says Orlando Rosado awoke to find the infant cold and limp in a pool of vomit. Police believe father and son had fallen asleep after Rosado prepared the bottle for a 3 a.m. feeding. 

The 45-year-old Rosado waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on third-degree murder and other charges. He's being held on $1 million bail. 

Defense lawyer Bruce Wolf says he is actively investigating the case

The Associated Press

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