Thursday, April 19, 2012

In Georgia, 3 waive 1st hearings in death of Union City infant | Shaken Baby Syndrome

A Union City mother and two others reportedly charged in the death of her infant daughter waived their first court hearings Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The mother, Cella Copeland, has reportedly been charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of the infant. The stepfather, Otis Lee Bennett, reportedly faces murder, cruelty to children and aggravated assault charges.Police charged  the three family members in the death of the nine-month-old baby, who was found face down and unresponsive in her crib at home on Monday.
Another family member in the household, Hetty Bennett, reportedly has been charged with cruelty to children. Police would not say how Bennett is related to the infant.
The three are reportedly being held in Fulton County Jail.
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