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03/08/07

Neighbors Find Bluffton 1-Year-Old Home Alone

Henry James Hall has been charged with unlawful neglect and theft of cable. Henry James Hall has been charged with unlawful neglect and theft of cable.

BLUFFTON, SC (AP) - Beaufort County sheriff's deputies say a neighbor of a Bluffton man found his 1-year-old son alone in a second-floor apartment, putting pills in his mouth on the balcony.

Investigators think the boy had been alone about six hours overnight on March 1. He was not hurt. 26-year-old Henry James Hall has been charged with unlawful neglect and theft of cable.

Deputies think Hall had a fight with the boy's mother. Authorities say when Hall wouldn't let her take her son, she left him in the apartment and went to a friend's home. A sheriff's report states Hall then went to another girlfriend's house and spent the night there, leaving his son alone.

The report says Hall had taken some painkillers and forgot to put them away. The mother was not charged.

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