A North Carolina father has been sentenced to four months in prison in his 12-year-old son's death after high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside their home

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina father has been sentenced to four months in prison in his son’s death after high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside their home.

News sources report McDowell County authorities say 34-year-old Timothy Carl Bartlett Jr. was found guilty of negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and involuntary manslaughter.

Bartlett also received a 24-to-41-month suspended sentence and credit for 48 days served. He was sentenced last week.

On Feb. 7, 2014, Bartlett and his two sons were found unresponsive at their home. His 12-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Bartlett and his 9-year-old son were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries but were released.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office determined electricity had been turned off in the home and a generator was running in the basement.