GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a teenage mother charged with killing her 3-month-old son is accused of fracturing his skull and leg.
The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports the investigation has revealed the child also had brain bleeding and severe hemorrhaging when he was admitted to a Gulfport hospital in September. Gulfport police say 17-year-old Yakira Yaffa Nicole Caffrey didn't offer a reasonable explanation of how he was injured. She's charged with second-degree murder. The newspaper reports investigators determined the infant had been abused, and a coroner ruled the death a homicide.