Parents of seven-week-old infant charged with her murder

A seven-week old baby whose parents were arrested and charged with her murder this week died from starvation, documents show.

Police initially responded to the home of Trishelle Jabore and Jay Crowder on Christmas 2016 after a 911 call that their infant daughter, Trinity Jabore, was unresponsive. Trinity was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. While at the home, police did not see or find any formula or milk suitable for a baby.

Hospital staff told police the baby had a soiled, bloody diaper and was not in good health when she died. She also appeared to have rib fractures that had healed over.

An autopsy revealed Trinity died from starvation, and hyponatremia– a result of lower than normal sodium levels, with a second-cause of death of trauma to her body. The report also revealed she died with no fat on her body. After interviews with both parents, who told varying stories of who was in charge of feeding the baby and what they fed her, it was revealed they tried to mix certain baby formulas with water or cereal to supplement the little food she was fed. This could have led to the hyponatremia, a doctor told police.

Throughout their investigation, police tallied up other food and things the couple had spent money on– including food for their other children, frozen food and meats, cigarettes and Christmas presents, but no suitable food for the infant.

In requesting a warrant, police said the couple “willfully maltreated and engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of bodily harm” to the baby.

They are both being held without bail.


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