SAPD: TV crushes toddler

Child Protective Services investigating boy's death


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating the death of a toddler after they said a television fell on top of him.

The little boy, named John Rice, was 1 1/2 years old.

Police said he was pinned under the TV set early Wednesday morning at a house off Hillside Ridge near Toepperwein -- out by Live Oak.

One parent was in the back yard smoking and the other was on the computer in another room while their children were watching cartoons, police said.

The kids say the little boy was climbing a dresser when the television set came crashing down on him.

The boy was transported to University Hospital where he later died.

Child Protective Services is also investigating.