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2 arrested after infant dies in East Side house fire

Charles Shorts, 25; Tyler Jannel Terry, 24, charged with child abandonment

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said two people have been arrested in connection with an infant's death in an East Side house fire Thursday evening.

Charles L. Shorts, 25, and Tyler Jannel Terry, 24, have both been charged with child abandonment with the intent to return.

According to police Shorts and Terry told them that they had left the home for a only few minutes to go down the street. The pair returned to find both SAPD and the fire department outside the home, police said, and that's when they told SAPD a child was inside.

The infant, only a year and 6 months old, was found dead inside the house located in the 600 block of Gulf by firemen, police said.

Arson is investigating the cause of the fire.

Bond has been set for both Terry and Shorts at $20,000.

 


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