According to autopsy, emaciated baby death ruled homicide
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — An autopsy result has ruled that the death of an 8-week-old Lufkin infant was a homicide.
Results indicated the infants death was caused by malnutrition and dehydration.
The report was ordered after Imauri Jackson was pronounced dead at a Lufkin hospital in October of 2013 just 30 minutes after he was rushed to the hospital by paramedics.
Imauri's parents, Isaiah Tolliver, 19, and Dequisha Jackson, 18, were arrested on charges of abandonment, endangerment, and criminal negligence.
Both Tolliver and Jackson were indicted in December of 2013 on first degree murder charges.
On Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of Williams Street, Jackson called 9-11 telling officials her baby was unresponsive.
An ambulance took the emaciated baby, who weighed 5.6 pounds, to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving to the hospital.
The child reportedly weight nearly a half a pound more at birth.