Parents charged after 6-week-old boy found dead at motel

Brian Spencer Jr and Shania Delawder (Clark County Sheriff's Office).
Brian Spencer Jr and Shania Delawder (Clark County Sheriff's Office).

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Clark County deputies responded to a Springfield motel after hearing reports of a dead infant there.

Deputies were called around 7:45 a.m. Thursday at the Drake Motel.

When they arrived, they found the child badly bruised and he was later pronounced deceased at the Springfield Regional Hospital.

The child was 6-weeks-old, according to the 911 call.

Deputies say the child did show signs of abuse and neglect. The parents of the child, 20-year-old Brian Spencer Jr. and 19-year-old Shania Delawder face charges of child endangering and others.

They will appear in court at 10 a.m. Friday at Clark County Municipal Court.

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