Zerlinda C. White, 23, has been arrested for Child Abuse Resulting in Death of her almost 2-month-old baby.
ST. ALBANS — On April 7, St. Albans Police Department responded to a call from Thomas Memorial Hospital regarding a deceased infant. Investigators from the State Medical Examiner’s Office believed the infant was a victim of abuse that caused the death, according to a news release from the St. Albans Police Department.
An autopsy confirmed that the child, Ayden White, two days away from turning 2-months-old, died of “an abusive closed head injury.”
The Kanawha Bureau of Investigation arrested the boy’s mother, Zerlinda C. White, 23, of St. Albans, for Child Abuse Resulting in Death. The felony is punishable by 10-40 years.
The death occurred at a residence in the 2700 block of Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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