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Parents of dead Cherokee County baby choose prayer over calling 911

Parents of dead Cherokee County baby choose prayer over calling 911
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 4:47pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 3:41pm

Cherokee County officials are investigating the death of an infant, whose parents chose to pray over the baby before calling for help 15 hours after the child's death.

At around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to the death of a 3-day old infant.

The caller told dispatchers that the child was born on Wednesday and had passed away around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The caller admitted to praying over the child before calling 911.

Deputies, emergency crews and investigators responded to the Wells Manor Apartments on Wright Patman Drive and found the infant in a bassinette next to the bed in the master bedroom of the apartment.

The mother, father and several adults, who identified themselves as elders of the church with whom the parents are members, were present and cooperated with detectives when they arrived.

The identities of the family members and witnesses are not being released at this time.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Vera Foreman pronounced the infant at the scene and ordered and autopsy.

The investigation continues.

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THIS IS SICK IF YOU NEW WELLS,TEXAS PEOPLE LIKE I DO AND THEY HAVE NO POLICE THERE SO IT DON'T SURPRISE ME AT ALL HELL THEY GET AWAY WITH WORST THAN THIS......

This is so tragic! I hope the other 3 children will be given to the Grandparents ASAP. This group is not looking out for the best interests of the children! I will be very interested to know if this was preventable in any way. I am so sorry for the parents loss but I hope this will help open their eyes to the dangers of this group.

Wow

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