Two people arrested in connection to 10-week-old baby, but police withhold suspects' identities

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Aug. 8 2021, Published 3:59 p.m. ET

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Two people have been arrested in connection to the death of a 10-week-old baby, though police refused to name the suspects in the case.

On Aug. 7, the Redmond Police Department in Washington put out a release that detailed the arrests of the suspects in connection to the death of Jazon Gregory in February 2021. But, the release did not name the suspects, despite the fact that the names of people accused of crimes are public record.

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Redmond police were called to an apartment in the 18300 block of NE 98 Way, where they reportedly found Gregory dead on Feb. 17. The child was left in the care of a man and woman who were friends of his mother while she was traveling out of state.

Gregory's mother, Kamaria Weston, told local media that she knew the friends for much of her life. The woman arrested was a mother herself and close to Weston's family.

"She was there when Jazon was born, she cut his umbilical cord," Weston, told Q13 News.

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“The subsequent investigation into Jazon’s death by detectives revealed facts supporting gross negligence by the two adults responsible for the child’s care,” according to a statement from The Redmond Police Department. In addition to not naming the suspects, the police refused to identify any evidence that tied the unnamed suspects to the crime.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide in June.

The unnamed suspects were taken into custody without incident and booked into the King County Correctional Facility on Aug. 7. Redmond Detectives have forwarded charges of second-degree murder for both individuals to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

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