Infant Dies After Days In Hospital

Police in southern Kentucky are looking into the death of a baby.

Police say they were called to a home on KY 552 in Laurel County last Thursday for a report of an unresponsive six-month-old.

Family members told police a 9-year-old child, who was carrying the baby, tripped and dropped the infant.

The baby was flown to Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington where he died on Sunday morning.

An autopsy has been done of the baby, but there's no word yet on the cause of death.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

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  • by concerned on Apr 28, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with this family. This is a freak accident and God only knows why this happened. All of us should be praying for them.
  • by KY on Apr 28, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    I think that people who dont know the whole situation, should keep any negative comments to themselves. This was exactly that, a freak accident.
  • by MG on Apr 28, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    It didn't say the 9 year old was IN CHARGE of the baby, only that they were holding it. 9 years is plenty old enough to hold a baby this was just a freak accident.
  • by j on Apr 28, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    No one was letting the older child hold the baby. The mom was outside with both children, she laid the baby on a blanket while she was close by there in the yard, a bee came around the child and the baby, and meaning well the older child picked the baby up before the mother was totaly aware of the situation and fell over the baby before she could even get to them. Please don't pass judgement.
  • by MD Location: Jackson Co on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:42 PM
    How sad! That poor little 9 yr old will carry that memory with them the rest of his or her life. God bless and comfort him/her and the rest of the family. I can only begin to imagine what they're going through. You're all in my prayers.
  • by Me Location: Pike county on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:53 PM
    Who lets a 9 year old carry a child this is so sad just think what is going through that little ones mind right now my prayers are with the family.
  • by MomFlynn Location: Lex on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    WHY was a 9 year old in charge of this baby??


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