Baltimore police have charged a babysitter with first-degree child abuse five in connection with the death of a 6-month-old girl who was placed under her care.
Lataya Hutchins, 32, was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree child abuse in the death of Indira Henderson five months ago.
According to CBS Baltimore, police were called to the 5400 block of Plainfield Ave., just before 9 a.m, on November 18, 2017, to investigate an unconscious baby.
Responding officers found a 6-month-old girl, Indira Henderson, being treated by medics. She was rushed to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Following an autopsy which was conducted on Nov. 19, 2017, and completed on March 30, 2018, baby Indira death was ruled a homicide by poisoning.
It was revealed that she died as a result of poisoning from Lidocaine, an anesthetic often used to treat irregular heartbeats.
Investigation into Henderson’s death revealed that her babysitter, Hutchins, had administered an enema to Henderson because the infant had not pooped in four days.
After getting permission from Henderson’s mother, Hutchins reportedly placed a foreign object covered with the substance in the baby’s bottom, and applied a lubricant to the pipette with warm water.
Doctors found that the lubricant used by Hutchins had Lidocaine in it, which led to the baby’s death.