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By Tony Farkas
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DavisDavisTRINITY — A 29-year-old was arrested July 31 on manslaughter and endangering a child charges in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child.

Kelly Davis was indicted by a Trinity County Grand Jury on July 18 for endangering a child, a state jail felony, and manslaughter, a second-degree felony.

According to reports from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received a call from Davis on June 15 saying she fell asleep with her child, and when she woke up, the baby was not breathing.

Reports indicate Davis told police she believed that while they were sleeping, a pillow got on top of the child.

Deputies and emergency personnel attempted CPR, but the baby did not respond, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Richard Steptoe, who also ordered an autopsy. Results indicate the child died from asphyxia.

In May, reports indicate a 3-year-old child of the suspect was found wandering in the street.

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