Authorities have charged a Maryland woman with child abuse in the death last year of baby girl for whom she had been caring. Baltimore police say detectives arrested 32-year-old Latayia Hutchins on Thursday and charged her with first-degree child abuse.
Hutchins was arrested after an investigation that began last November when police were called to a home for a report of a baby not breathing. Six-month-old Indira Henderson was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Investigators say the girl’s mother had agreed to allowed Hutchins to administer an enema to help the child have a bowel movement.
An investigation found that a lubricant Hutchins used for the enema contained Lidocaine. After the enema was administered, the child immediately began convulsing, and died a short time later at the hospital, reports CBS Baltimore.
An autopsy was completed March 30, and the death was ruled a homicide by poisoning.
SOURCE: CBS / AP