Infant dies after sleeping with mother, who was arrested

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 13:52:24-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say they've arrested a mother in the death of her six-week-old infant.

Investigators say the 30-year-old mother was believed to be under the influence of narcotics when she fell asleep on a couch with the baby and slouched down onto the child causing the infant to lose consciousness Saturday night.

Authorities the baby died at Children's Hospital on Monday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday.

Police will refer the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for possible charges.