The seven-week-old baby seriously injured in a suspected case of child abuse last week has died.Halifax Regional Police issued a release last night stating the infant girl died at 8:20 p.m. at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. An autopsy has been scheduled for today.
Two 23-year-old parents who reside on Gottingen Street in Halifax have been charged with aggravated assault for alleged abuse against their infant daughter. Police weren't releasing the exact injuries the baby received, but stated she sustained life-threatening injuries from the alleged abuse.
The mother and father were charged with one count each of aggravated assault on Saturday. They have been remanded until their next scheduled court appearance tomorrow morning.Police said if the baby's condition worsened and she died, they could upgrade the charges against the parents, but weren't saying if that would happen last night.
"The baby has passed away and the investigation will continue," said Staff Sgt. Brenda Zima. "We'll continue to consult with the Crown (this) morning to see what our next step will be."The parents were arrested Friday morning at their residence, about 12 hours after police say they called 9-1-1 in regards to an injured person, who was their baby.