A baby girl who tested positive for heroin and had injection marks on her head and extremities has died, San Angelo, Texas, police said Thursday.
Two-month-old Brixlee Marie Lee died at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth on Tuesday, police said.
Police said they responded to a call about an unresponsive infant early Saturday morning, driving the little girl to Shannon Medical Center themselves because the ambulance was too far away.
Medical staff there told police Brixlee was in cardio-respiratory failure, that her urine tested positive for heroin, and that they’d found injection sites. Brixlee was transported to Cook Children’s, four hours away in Fort Worth, where she remained on life support until she was pronounced dead on Tuesday.
Brixlee’s mother, 21-year-old Destiney Harbour; Harbour’s mother, 37-year-old Christin Bradley; and Bradley’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Smock, were charged earlier this week with serious bodily injury to a child, as CrimeOnline previously reported, and the investigation is ongoing. More charges are likely in light of the child’s death.
Detectives said they learned that Barbour gave birth to the baby girl at home in August. The infant received no medical care from that time, detectives said. Bradley and Smock assisted with the baby’s care at the home, police said.
During a search warrant, officers found drug paraphernalia, a small amount of suspect heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other pills.
The three suspects were jailed at Tom Green County Jail. Harbour was given a $100,000 bond, while Smock and Bradley were given $50,000 each. Bradley bonded out on Sunday, CBS DFW said.
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[Featured image: Destiney Harbour, Christin Bradley, Dustin Smock/San Angelo Police Department]