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.
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