Monday, February 15, 2010
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LEE COUNTY -- Charges are possible today after agents with the GBI say that an incident that has placed the life of a 5-month-old girl in jeopardy could be the product of negligence.
Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge Trebor Randle says that K'Laysha Holmes was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon in critical condition after being found unresponsive by paramedics and sheriff's deputies early Monday morning.
"There is an ongoing investigation here, but I can tell you that there were allegations that there could possibly have been neglect or negligence," Randle said. "But we will know more tomorrow (Tuesday)."
Randle described the child's chances for survival as "grim."
Deputies arrived at the home at 139 Mayfield Drive around 5 a.m. in reference to a child that wasn't breathing. Upon arrival, Randle says they found a house full of juveniles, K'laysha and her 21-year-old mother, Nakasha Holmes.
"Initial report was that the child was found not breathing and in the bed with the mother," Randle said.
The homeowners were not at the house, she said.
Lewis Harris, Chief Deputy of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, said that the GBI was called in after deputies discovered that "there appeared to be something going on that was unusual."