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Parents Held Responsible for Child’s Death

A grand jury in Henry County has returned indictments against the parents of a 5-month-old infant. The child passed away in September 2017 as the result of a serious brain injury.

According to police reports, the child was left in the care of his father while his mother attended a local job fair. While at the fair, the mother received a text from the father, telling her the baby had fallen off of a bed. The mother returned to the residence, only to be handed her unconscious child. Instead of calling 911, the parents took the unconscious infant to a local hospital. From there, the baby was transported by air ambulance to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, where he passed away.

Despite telling the mother that the child had fallen out of bed, the father stands accused of hitting the baby in the head with his hand. The strike was severe enough to cause a traumatic brain injury that cost the child his life.

The mother, a 27-year-old woman, has been indicted for cruelty to children in the second degree and involuntary manslaughter. The father, a 25-year-old man, has been indicted for felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the first degree. Both were arrested and placed in custody.

Any type of brain injury can be incredibly serious. If you have suffered a brain injury in DeKalb County, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable. Call our office today to arrange for a free case evaluation.

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