Charliette Agnes Stalling (Warren Police Department)
A Warren mother was arraigned Friday afternoon in connection with the death of her 16-day-old daughter.
Charliette Agnes Stalling, 25, is charged with one count of felony murder and one count of first-degree child abuse. Both felonies are punishable by up to life in prison.
Officials said Warren EMS responded to a 911 call Oct. 3 to Stalling’s neighbor’s house. Stalling and her neighbor are best friends and she spent most of her time there, said Sgt. Louis Galasso of the Warren Police Department.
Stalling told emergency workers that her daughter, Jamiah Stalling, was vomiting repeatedly and had a faint pulse. They performed CPR on Jamiah, who was born Sept. 19. The baby was taken to St. John’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead Oct. 4.
The Macomb County Medical Examiner ruled the infant’s death a homicide. The cause was blunt force head trauma.
“We are shocked and heartbroken by the taking of this little girl’s life,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a release Friday. “Nothing will bring her back. But we will work to bring justice for little Jamiah.”
Stalling pleaded not guilty before 37th District Court Judge Matthew Sabaugh, who gave her no bond. Stalling requested a court-appointed attorney. She returns to court Oct. 24.
The charges come on the same day a 19-year-old man, Davontah Nelson, was arraigned on murder ann child abuse charges in the death of his 5-month-old daughter in their Ypsilanti Township home.
Amareah Nelson suffered multiple injuries. She was pronounced dead Wednesday at a hospital.
Medical personnel found the girl unresponsive at the home.
Police say Davontah Nelson was the only adult at the home with Amareah and an 18-month-old child he also fathered. He is being held without bond.
Associated Press contributed.