Young Columbia mother, boyfriend charged in baby’s death

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Columbia, Mo., mother and her boyfriend are charged in the death of  the woman’s baby girl.

Anna Steele, the mother of the 8-month-old called 911, saying the girl wasn’t breathing. The baby was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Columbia Tribune.

Hours after the baby’s death — police arrested Steele and her boyfriend Cody Baker.

“It was found that the infant died from trauma, physical trauma,” Sgt. Joe Bernhard said. “It wasn’t natural causes. We don’t want to get into any details on injuries or anything because that could hurt the investigation.”

Steele and Baker are charged with second-degree murder.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

4 comments

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.