Julia and Chris Welton charged with negligent child abuse in death of son Levi, pot use targeted

Was marijuana a contributing factor in the death of two-year-old Levi Welton earlier this year?

Expect this to be among the arguments made against his parents, Julia and Chris Welton. More than two months after Levi died following a fire in the family's Sterling home, his mother and father have been accused of negligent child abuse resulting in death, among other charges -- and pot smoking appears to be central to the case against them. See photos, video and details below.

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