- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Gwinnett County couple is in jail after their infant daughter died.

Local media report arrest warrants filed this week say 10-week-old Nevaeh Marie Landell died in late March from water intoxication. The warrants say the baby was fed watered-down milk, which caused the infant’s electrolyte and sodium levels to plummet and caused her brain to swell.

Her parents, 26-year-old Herbert Landell and 25-year-old Lauren Fristed were being held without bond.

Landell faces charges of felony murder and aggravated battery by depriving. Fristed faces aggravated battery by depriving and child cruelty charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had lawyers who could comment on the charges.

Police say the baby was dead when her parents brought her to a hospital. Medical staff contacted police because her death seemed suspicious.


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