Infant Rushed To Hospital Dies; Parents Arrested On Child Abuse, Neglect Charges

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Police say that the parents of an infant that was rushed to the hospital and later died have been arrested on child abuse and neglect charges.

The 3-month-old boy was taken to the hospital back on July 24, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Police say that a Sacramento Fire Department crew had been called to an apartment along the 2900 block of North Meadows Drive that day to come to the aid of the infant.

The infant was first taken to a nearby hospital, but was then transferred to the UC Davis Medical Center due to his critical condition.

Detectives soon started their investigation and interviewed the infant’s parents – 27-year-old Ashleigh Smith and 19-year-old Terry Scott. Both Smith and Scott were booked at Sacramento County Jail later on July 24 on felony child abuse and neglect charges.

Police say that at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, the infant died.

More charges may be considered following autopsy results and further investigation into the case, police say. No other children were in the home.

Anyone with more information to divulge about the case is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 443-4357.



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