A 3-month-old baby sustained a fatal head injury during a fight on July 19 between the baby’s mother and another woman in a parking lot near Thomas Beauty Supply in Moultrie, Georgia, the Moultrie Police Department said.
The baby’s mother, Karen Lashun Harrison, 26, reportedly dropped her 3-month-old during the physical altercation, Lt. Freddie Williams explained.
The infant was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center the following day and later died from head injuries, WALB-TV reported. (RELATED: Teen Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Baby To The Ground, Says he Smoked Laced Marijuana)
Harrison initially told authorities the baby sustained the head injury when it was dropped by a family friend, Carneata Clark, 26, who also gave police the same story, authorities say.
Police say the mom got into a fight with a woman at a beauty supply store and dropped her 3-month-old son onto the pavement. The baby was taken to the hospital with a head injury the next day and later died. https://t.co/jiLd3UKFun #KAKEnews
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Authorities charged Harrison with felony murder, first degree cruelty to children, second degree cruelty to children, simple battery and affray, according to WALB. Clark was also charged for her involvement with false statements and writings and obstruction of an officer, according to police.
The other woman who participated in the fight has not been charged, according to police.
“Everyone has been identified, but the second suspect has not been charged,” Deputy Chief David Corona of the Moultrie Police Department said in a statement.
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