Baby Improving After Serious Fall Inside Apartment

MIAMI (CBS4) – A four month old baby who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital after he fell inside a North Miami apartment is improving.

Late Wednesday afternoon the child’s relatives gathered outside the Ryder Trauma Center for an update on his condition which was originally described as “grave” by police. Police said Wednesday night he was upgraded to “stable,”

“Happy baby, loved his mom, full of joy,” said the boy’s aunt Karen Denard. “It was nothing more than an accident.”

North Miami Police said the baby fell inside an apartment along Northeast 133rd Street and 6th Avenue. Investigators have not said what the child fell from.

“We don’t know what happened,” another aunt told CBS 4. “It was nothing more than an accident and she’s a great mom.”

Police questioned the boy’s mother, but released her a few hours later.

“The mother is a pretty nice lady,” neighbor Marie Matthew said. “She take care of her business. She take care of her children.”

Detectives removed bags of evidence from the first-floor unit, and planned to speak with neighbors.

“I’m a single parent. I know when you’re dealing with kids, certain things happen, like an accident,” Matthew said. “I would say it’s an accident that happened to her.”

No charges had been filed as of Wednesday night.

Police said two other children live inside the home, but they were not there when the baby fell.


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