Selma Infant Death Ruled Homicide
Selma Police are investigating the death of a six-month-old baby girl who died Thursday afternoon. According to the Dallas County District Attorney, a preliminary autopsy report Friday morning changed the infant’s death to a homicide.
Selma Police are questioning people in the community who were last seen with the young child to figure out who is responsible for killing the baby. According to police, the mother of the child dialed 911 after her daughter had trouble breathing. Police met the woman at the Selma Shell gas station on Broad Street and administered CPR, but the child was not responsive.
An ambulance transported the baby to Vaughan Regional Medical Center, but doctors could not revive the infant. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the autopsy results changed the investigation.
“It showed severe injuries to the head that wouldn’t have been caused by an accident like falling out of a chair or that type of thing,” Jackson said.
Jackson said the Department of Human Resources is involved in the investigation. The infant’s siblings were taken into DHR’s custody late Thursday night. “There were other kids in the home, so obviously we’re concerned about their safety too,” Jackson said.
Selma Police have not made any arrests in the investigation, but both police and the District Attorney’s office expect an arrest to be made soon. This is a developing story and CBS 8 News update the story as information becomes available.