A father told police he drank eight beers before falling asleep on the sofa with his daughter, reports the Grand Forks Herald.
Co-sleeping is a controversial topic. Some experts believe it can be safe and beneficial, but many consider it a risk for infants, including the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Criminal charges in co-sleeping deaths are rare in cases not involving intoxication, though. Brandborg couldn’t recall having seen a case in which a parent was charged criminally in a child’s death after co-sleeping, except when drugs or alcohol were involved.