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No criminal charges in septic tank death of Valrico boy

VALRICO – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office will not file criminal charges in the death of a child who fell into an open septic tank.

Two-year-old Luis Martinez was reported missing by his mother on Nov. 27 from their home at 4114 Silver Lane. After an extensive search, his body was found in a septic tank the next day.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's office ruled that the boy drowned and that the death was accidental.

In the days after the boy's death, Hillsborough County code enforcement inspectors found several minor violations, including another septic tank being uncovered.

No criminal charges in septic tank death of Valrico boy 12/09/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 8:42am]
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