Bruised child dies after being taken to hospital

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 24-year-old Detroit mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend are expected to face murder charges following the death of her three-year-old daughter Thursday night.

Police were called to Henry Ford Hospital around 9:15 p.m. Thursday on report that a three-year-old girl died after suffering multiple bruises. The mother brought the girl into the hospital stating she wouldn’t eat, police said. The girl died at the hospital.

“Officer arrived and discovered a three-year-old female had suffered some extensive bruising about her chest, head and arms,” said Sgt. Michael Woody. “A significant wound was on her head.”

The mother and her boyfriend were questioned and arrested, Woody said.

Police have been in contact with Child Protective Services as part of its investigation, he said.

Woody said he expects police to present a warrant package to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, followed by a possible arraignment on Sunday.

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