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Hotel Infant Death Charges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Atlanta police say the parents of a 5-month-old baby who died at a hotel in the city's Buckhead district have been charged with murder.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said Wednesday that
40-year-old Akbar Cojoe and 27-year-old Shauna Mayers are charged
with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of Chase
Mayers,
Campos says police found the infant unresponsive Sunday night at
the Embassy Suites Hotel. He says the baby was taken to a children's
hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office determined the baby
died from blunt force trauma to the torso.
Campos says Cojoe and Mayers were taken to the Fulton County
jail, where they were being held without bond.


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