District Attorney’s Office Files Murder Charges Against Mother For Death of Infant

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Long Beach Crime

This week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against the mother of an 10-month old infant in a 2013 investigation.

On April 24, 2013, Long Beach police officers and Homicide detectives responded to a motel in the 600 block of W. Pacific Coast Highway regarding an infant in full cardiac arrest, that was later pronounced deceased.

Officers arrived to discover the female child in full arrest inside a motel room. The child was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

After an 11-month investigation, with the assistance of Long Beach Homicide detectives, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled out Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. The Coroner’s office determined the cause of death to be the result of methadone ingestion, ruling it a homicide.

On Friday, March 21, 2014, 28-year-old Charissa Ranee Bailey of Long Beach, and mother of the child, was arrested for murder and is now being held at the LA County Jail on $1,000,000 bail. On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Homicide detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who filed a murder charge against Bailey. She is expected to appear in Long Beach Superior Court for her arraignment scheduled on April 9, 2014.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Greg Krabbe or Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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