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Tennessee mother charged in baby's death

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 12:46:30-04

A mother in Clarksville, Tennessee has been charged after the death of her 4-month-old daughter.

Officials said they responded to a home in the 200 block of Orleans Drive after 11:30 a.m. Saturday on a call of an unresponsive child.

Officers found the 4-month-old not breathing. They performed CPR, and the baby was taken to Tennova Hospital where she failed to regain consciousness and passed away.

Detectives investigated the infant’s death leading to a criminal homicide charge against the baby’s mother, 25-year-old Sarah Danielle Scribner.

A witness, identified in a police affidavit as Aeriel Shiraef, told authorities Scribner called her and said she'd done something bad. Scribner allegedly told Shiraef she had stopped the baby from crying by putting her hand over the infant's mouth. She added the infant was no longer breathing.

Scribner was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.