A Warminster Township man was sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, to serve 3 ½ years to 7 years in state prison after overdosing on heroin while caring for his 2-year-old daughter.
Justin W. Kearns, 36, was convicted by a Bucks County jury in October of felony child endangerment. Common Pleas Judge Raymond F. McHugh sentenced him to a statutory maximum sentence of 3 ½ years to 7 years in state prison.
Warminster Township Police began their investigation after being dispatched at 8:23 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2020, to Yorktown Village Complex on a check the well-being call.
A woman had called 911 and told dispatchers she was locked out of her apartment, and her 2-year-old daughter and her boyfriend were inside. She said her boyfriend appeared to be passed out, and she could not tell if he was breathing. The caller said her daughter was walking around the apartment.