Lily Scheip has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a fourteen week infant. According to police in Sarasota Florida Lily Scheip would bring the child to a neighbors house asking for help. The neighbor would call 911 and when ambulance attendants arrived they found the infant non-responsive. There was no obvious signs of trauma to the baby. However after the infant passed a closer look found that the child had suffered a severe head injury and had previously suffered a skull fracture There was also past reports of the infant suffered two broken legs previously in what Lily Scheip told doctors was an accidental fall. Lily Scheip would be arrested and charged with second degree murder
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Four months after an infant was admitted to a hospital and later died, Sarasota County deputies made an arrest in the boy’s death.
Lily Scheip is facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to the death of the 14-week-old. Deputies said they responded to the 2300 block of Spring Oaks Circle on Nov. 8, 2021, after receiving a report of an infant who lost consciousness and wasn’t breathing.
The person who dialed 911 reported their neighbor, Scheip, showed up at their door with the child. According to the sheriff’s office, CPR was performed until first responders arrived and took the child to a hospital.
Officials said no obvious injuries were observed, and the infant was taken to Tampa General Hospital where doctors discovered head trauma.
Two days later, the child died.
Detectives said 31-year-old Scheip told them she was the only person caring for the 14-week-old at the time he was found unresponsive. They did not specify her relationship with the child.
During the investigation, detectives said they learned the infant had two broken legs in September 2021 after an “apparent accidental fall.” After an autopsy was conducted, they sad there was one partially healed skull fracture and at least two “recent impact injuries to the back of the infant’s head while he was in exclusive care of Scheip.”
The death was ruled a homicide.
Scheip was arrested Tuesday.
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A Sarasota woman is behind bars after a 14-week-old baby died as a result of being under her care, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say they responded around 10:00 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2021, to a call off of Spring Oaks Circle, near N Shade Avenue, about a male infant who was unconscious and not breathing
At the time, the sheriff’s office says the 911 caller informed first responders the unresponsive baby was brought to their door by a neighbor later identified as 31-year-old Lily Scheip.
According to a press release, CPR was performed on the baby boy until emergency personnel arrived and rushed him to the hospital. The sheriff’s office reports no “obvious injuries” were initially observed but head trauma was later discovered by doctors at Tampa General Hospital.
The 14-week-old died two days later as a result of his injuries, according to deputies.
“During an interview, Scheip told detectives she was the only person caring for the infant at the time he was found unresponsive,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
Through its investigation, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says it determined the infant previously suffered two broken legs in September “from an apparent accidental fall.”
Investigators then say an autopsy revealed the child also had a partially healed skull fracture and at least two recent impact injuries to the back of his head while in Scheip’s care.
The 31-year-old was arrested on March 15 in the child’s homicide and faces a second-degree murder charge. Scheip is being held without bond.