DC parents charged with murder in malnutrition death of baby daughter

WASHINGTON — The parents of an infant who died on Christmas Day were arrested and charged with murder on Friday in their daughter’s death.

Trischelle Jabore, 26, and Jay Crowder, 33, called 911 reporting that their infant child, Trinity Jabore, was having a medical problem, about noon on Dec, 25, 2016, according to a police report.

When paramedics arrived to the apartment on Galveston Place Southeast, the 7-week-old was found unresponsive and the child was taken to the hospital where attempts to save the baby failed, according to police.

In April, more than three months after the child’s death, a medical examiner determined the baby died from malnutrition and low sodium levels, but also from blunt force trauma to the abdomen, according to investigators.

On Friday, a warrant was issued for the arrests of the child’s parents and both were taken into custody on Friday. Both are charged with first-degree murder.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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