Comatose infant dies hours after judge issues order.
Byline: Lisa D. Welsh
WORCESTER - A baby girl critically injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. after her father allegedly rolled over on her as the two slept in the same bed has died just hours after a judge authorized removing the infant from life support at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus.
Worcester Police Detective Capt. Edward J. McGinn Jr. said the 2-month-old baby died late Monday night.
Monday afternoon, a Worcester Juvenile Court juvenile court
Special court handling problems of delinquent, neglected, or abused children. Two types of cases are processed by a juvenile court: civil matters, often concerning care of an abandoned or impoverished child, and criminal matters, arising from antisocial judge had authorized removing her from artificial breathing apparatus, and also issued a "do not resuscitate do not resuscitate See DNR. " order.
A state Department of Social Services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales spokeswoman had said earlier that the baby, Avianna, daughter of David Letourneau and Sarah Elliot of 208 Pilgrim Ave., was in an "irreversible coma from which officials involved said she will not recover."
Capt. McGinn said yesterday that the state medical examiner's office in Boston is to perform an autopsy today. He said city police continue to investigate the baby's death and stressed that the case remains open.
The Worcester police special crimes unit believes the injuries, which occurred June 10, were caused by accident, but continues to look into whether neglect was a factor. Officials said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Neighbors in the Pilgrim Avenue neighborhood said Mr. Letourneau and Ms. Elliot appeared to take care of their children, and that the couple seemed to keep to themselves.
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(2) (Digital Satellite S spokeswoman Alison R. Goodwin said yesterday that the parents were with Avianna when she died. She noted that the couple's other child, a boy about 2 years old, has been taken into DSS custody.
Ms. Goodwin had characterized the Worcester episode as "an incident of co-sleeping," or bed-sharing between adults and children, which occurred on a particularly hot and humid day.
The American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP") is an organization of pediatricians, physicians trained to deal with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Its motto is: "Dedicated to the Health of All Children. has noted reports of infants being suffocated by adults lying over them. At least one study, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an academy spokesman, shows that bed-sharing with multiple family members in an adult bed can be hazardous for an infant.
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