Police said officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Hiawatha Street in the North Linden neighborhood around 6:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with homicide in the death of her 8-month-old boy, according to Franklin County Municipal Court documents.
Police said officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Hiawatha Street in the North Linden neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, officers found an injured child who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition. According to police, the baby was born at 6:51 p.m.
Court documents say the Columbus Police Department’s homicide unit was contacted after doctors at the hospital discovered multiple broken bones. Some of the broken bones were healing fractures, and the right leg was an acute fracture that occurs suddenly as a result of direct trauma.
Savannah Dawson, 23, and Kyrios March Jr., 24, were taken to Columbus police headquarters and told detectives they did not know how the injuries were sustained.
The couple suggested that their other children may have caused the injuries. Dawson and March were released as detectives continued their investigation.
The Franklin County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and found the child had a brain hemorrhage and multiple bruises on the skull, court documents state. The investigative service found the cause of the boy’s death to be homicide by blunt force trauma.
Arrest warrants were issued for Dawson and March.
Other children were in the home at the time of the infant’s death and are now in custody, police said.