Baby Born In Motel Bathtub In Critical Condition

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- An infant is in critical condition days after his mother says she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge.

Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Kristi Gray says the agency has taken custody of the baby and his 11-month-old brother. The baby was born Friday night.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/P4N6z7

Hassell says she didn't know she was pregnant until March. The baby was born prematurely.

Boyfriend Vincent Terry, who is also in jail, told the newspaper the couple attended a court hearing Tuesday to determine the status of the children.


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