CALGARY - Calgary police have charged a young woman with murder in the death of her infant son.


Daniel Herchak was just 26 days old when he died Aug. 9 after being admitted to Alberta Children's Hospital.


An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.


of the nature of his injuries, hospital staff contacted the police
child abuse unit, which then contacted the homicide unit.

Shelby Anna Herchak, 18, the infant's mother, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Police say the infant's father is not a suspect and has been estranged from the baby's mother.