Stafford man indicted in drowning death of son, 3

A grand jury indicted a Stafford, Virginia, father in the drowning death of his 3-year-old son last September.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday arrested Daniel Neely on charges of felony homicide and abuse and neglect of a child.

The sheriff’s office said its investigation revealed the boy drowned in an above-ground pool at a home on Fleetwood Farm Road while in his father’s care on Sept. 16, 2021.

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