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Man accused of leaving toddler with dead mother


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man thought he had no choice but to leave his 18-month-old child with his girlfriend in their motel room, even though he thought she might be dead. James Armour told investigators he had to get to work on time or risk losing his job.

A criminal complaint filed in Dane County charges the Madison man, 47, with child neglect. Police say that while they were investigating the death of Nicole Gaziano, they found the toddler dirty and unkempt in the motel room where the three were living last August. The complaint does not say how she died.

The State Journal says Armour called the motel's front desk from work and asked staff to check on his girlfriend because she wasn't moving when he left.

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