Fort Wayne mother charged with neglect after her baby dies

They say the baby had severe bruising and head trauma.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 4:00 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 10:53 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne police say officers were called to Parkview Hospital Randallia after a 5-month-old baby was brought into the emergency room unresponsive at 8:43 a.m. Sunday.

Officers say the baby had severe bruising and head trauma.

The baby was pronounced dead shortly after at 9:06 Sunday morning.

Doctors say the baby had, what appeared to be, traumatic head injuries pointing to depressions in the baby’s skull.

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The mother, Jasmine Johnson who brought the child into the ER, was interviewed by detectives and was later on arrested for Felony neglect of a dependent.

Investigators say the mother admitted to drinking all night with another person and waking up, alone, with the child on the floor.

Police say at this time the case is still under investigation.

Johnson was expected to appear in court Monday morning.

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