16-year-old charged with murder in baby's death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

16-year-old charged with murder in baby's death

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis teen has been charged in the October 31 death of a ten-month-old child.

Thursday, Memphis police charged Jasmine Malone, 16, with first degree murder in the perpetration of child abuse in the death of Wynter Roberts.

Police were called to 4474 Grinstead early Saturday afternoon after they were advised Roberts had fallen off a bed and lost consciousness.  Roberts was transported to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in critical condition, and died the next day.

After an autopsy, the Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the Roberts' death a homicide, as the result of blunt force trauma.

Funeral services for Roberts will be held Saturday.

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