A Newnan woman and her boyfriend have been charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of the woman’s infant son who suffocated in his crib.
Elizabeth Norris, 23, and her boyfriend, Adam Brady, 30, were charged with 2nd degree murder based on the neglect and cruelty inflicted to the child, according to Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider.
Snider said that on March 28 at 10 a.m., Newnan police officers responded to 77 Spence Avenue to assist EMS personnel with a medical call that a baby was not breathing. Upon officers’ arrival, EMS had stopped life saving measures and it appeared that the baby was deceased.
“The 3-month-old male baby was found in a crib, face down and appears to have suffocated due to inability to raise his head from the plush pillow he was sleeping on,” said Snider. “The mother and boyfriend were aware of the dangers that having a pillow in the crib and placing the baby on his stomach could cause, prior to the death.”
During the initial investigation, the coroner believed the cause of death was suffocation and that it occurred in the area of 4 a.m. An autopsy was completed but the results are still pending, Snider said.
Snider said warrants were taken for Norris and Brady on April 2. The two were subsequently arrested at their residence at 12:35 p.m.