AUTOPSY: No Cause Of Death In Baby Case

An autopsy says there was no evidence of trauma involved in the death of a 3-month old child from Jacksonville, a child who's mother was charged with manslaughter.

Apex police charged Nicole Richards with involuntary manslaughter for the death of her daughter, Autumn rose Naimi on October 11th. Police said the mother was visiting a friend at an Apex apartment and had put the child down to sleep.

The autopsy, obtained by WITN News, says the Chief Medical Examiner's Office cannot determine the exact cause of death, but said it may be a case of sudden infant death syndrome.

The Chief Medical Examiner's Office says the baby was born premature at 33 weeks, with the infant hospitalized for a month after birth.

There is no immediate word on what prosecutors plan to do on the charges against the mother.


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