Officials: 5-month-old dies after left home alone in CT; woman arrested

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Woman arrested after 5-month-old left home alone dies
Woman arrested after 5-month-old left home alone dies.

SHELTON, Connecticut (WABC) -- A woman from Connecticut was arrested and charged after police say a 5-month-old baby died after being left home alone.

Police say Jessyka Oliveira left the baby, as well as two other children under the age of 6, alone at a home in Shelton in December.

Officials were sent to the home after a medical call, and the 5-month-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

After an investigation, police say Oliviera left the children unattended at the home for a short period of time.

Oliveira was released after posting $5,000 bond.


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