Young Columbia mother, boyfriend charged in baby’s death

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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.

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