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Baby Found In 'State Of Decomposition' After Having His Skull Crushed, His Mom Is Now Accused Of Murder

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Source: Columbus police; MEGA

Sep. 15 2022, Published 9:04 a.m. ET

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A mom is accused of murder after a baby died from blunt force trauma, according to police.

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On Sept. 12, police in Columbus, Ohio, were dispatched to a report of a baby who was not breathing.

Medics arrived and pronounced the 4-month-old baby dead, according to police.

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During the initial investigation, experts were unable to determine a cause and manner of death, according to police.

On Sept. 13, a coroner determined the child died from blunt force trauma and the death was a homicide, police said. Detectives then arrested Melissa Thorp and charged her with murder in connection to the baby’s death.

Police said the victim was in a “state of decomposition” when they arrived at the scene and the baby’s skull had been crushed between two objects, according to WBNS.


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