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ARREST IN DEATH OF CHILD

File: #2021-6804

On September 28th, 2021, the Saint John Police Force arrested a 23-year-old person in the death of a 2-year-old child.

It is reported that:

On September 18th, 2021, at approximately 10:35 p.m., members of the Saint John Police Force responded to a 9-1-1 call of a child not breathing at an address in uptown Saint John.

Emergency responders including police, paramedics and firefighters worked tirelessly in their attempts to administer life saving measures.

The child was transported to local hospital and subsequently airlifted to a children’s hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia; however, on September 19th, 2021, the child died.

On September 28th, 2021, as a result of an on-going investigation by the Saint John Police Force Major Crime and Family Protection Units, with the assistance of the Fredericton Police Force, a 23-year-old person was arrested in relation to the child’s death.

The accused will appear in court today, September 29th, 2021, on charges of Criminal Negligence Causing Death and Breach of Probation.

Jim Hennessy

Manager of Communications

1-506-632-6138

jim.hennessy@saintjohn.ca

On behalf of Staff Sergeant Sean Rocca