Father charged after 2-year-old daughter dies from home fire

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana fire marshal says a man is charged with negligent homicide after investigators say he left his 2-year-old daughter alone in a duplex that caught fire. She died of smoke inhalation.

The Advocate reports 27-year-old Antonio Williams was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Baton Rouge firefighters rescued Williams and his daughter, Amirrah Williams, from a bedroom in the burning duplex May 29. He remained hospitalized until mid-June with burns to his forehead, shoulders, arms and nose.

Investigators say records show his phone was on the LSU campus just before the fire started, and he was seen leaving his car and running to the burning house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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