Hammond Woman Charged in Death of Infant

27 year old Lisa Marie Rodriguez has been charged with murder. All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Photo provided by Hammond Poliice Department.

December 6, 2016-Hammond Police say they have secured murder charges against a 27 year old resident after  her child was taken St. Margaret Hospital in an unresponsive state.  According to Lt. Steven Kellogg, officers were dispatched to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital at 12:45 p.m. on December 4.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a 4 month old infant had been brought to the hospital in an unresponsive state and was pronounced dead.  Detectives were called “and learned of multiple injuries to the child.  After a thorough investigation, the mother of the infant was charged with Murder, Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death, and Battery of a person under the age of 14-years-old” the report states.

Ms. Rodriguez is in custody at the Lake County Jail.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

1 Comment

  1. “After a thorough investigation…”

    Isn’t this sorta suggestive, giving credibility where may or may not be warranted? Isn’t a conviction the absolute measurement of a thorough investigation?

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