A 5-month-old infant lost his life on September 23, 2017, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston. The death was the result of a severe brain injury. Prosecutors are trying to hold both parents accountable for injuring the child so severely that he lost his life.
According to reports, a grand jury in Henry County returned indictments on the mother of the child, a 27-year-old woman. The father is being accused of felony murder, malice murder, cruelty to children in the first degree and aggravated assault. The man allegedly used his hand to hit the infant on the head, ultimately causing his death.
The mother of the infant is being charged with cruelty to children and involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury says that the woman caused the child’s death, without intention, by leaving him with his father. Police reports indicate that the child was left with his father while the mother attended a job fair. The mother received a text that the child had fallen and was unresponsive. Upon arriving at the residence, the mother was given her unconscious child, but neither parent called 911.
The parents transported the child to a local hospital. It was eventually deemed necessary to transport the child via air ambulance to Egleston. The boy was placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where he died.
Thankfully, brain injuries do not always result in death. If you have sustained a serious brain injury in an accident in Atlanta that was caused by someone else or during the commission of a crime, you may have the legal right to compensation. Call our office today to arrange for a case evaluation.