Mother Now Charged After Death Of Six Month Old Baby

The mother of a baby who died last week at Pitt County Memorial Hospital has been charged with child abuse.

Doniesha Core was arrested Friday by Goldsboro police for negligent child abuse with serious bodily injury.

Police say six month old Diamond Smith was brought into Wayne Memorial Hospital by her parents with fractured ribs and unexplained bleeding on the brain. She died two days later at PCMH.

Police have already charged the baby's father, Ronald Smith, with murder.


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Goldsboro police have arrested the father of a baby who died Friday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Ronald Smith was charged with one count of murder and is being held without bond.

Police say six-month-old Diamond Smith was brought to Wayne Memorial Hospital on Wednesday with fractured ribs and unexplained bleeding on the brain.


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A death investigation is underway after a 6-month-old baby died.

Goldsboro police say on Wednesday DSS notified them that Diamond Smith was admitted to Wayne Memorial Hospital with fractured ribs and unexplained bleeding on the brain. The baby was airlifted to PCMH and died Friday afternoon in the hospital's pediatric ICU.

Police say their investigation into the baby's death is ongoing.


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