Madelyn Abisai Mejia-Gallo has been charged with the murder of a six month old infant. According to police reports the six month old infant was brought to a Louisiana hospital and it was discovered the little boy had suffered severe head injuries. Due to the nature of the injury police were called to the hospital. The six month old infant would die at the hospital. The child’s mother, Madelyn Abisai Mejia-Gallo, would be arrested and has now been charged with murder.
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The Covington Police Department has arrested a woman accused of killing her own child.
Madelyn Abisai Mejia-Gallo, 28, of Covington, was arrested after being accused in the death of her 6-month-old child.
Mejia-Gallo was taken into custody in New Orleans Saturday night after an arrest warrant was issued for second-degree murder.
Mejia-Gallo is currently being held at the Orleans Parish Prison as a fugitive from Covington.
According to Covington police, the investigation began Wednesday, when officers and detectives responded to an area hospital in reference to a child arriving to the emergency room with severe head trauma.
Police say the child was later transported to another facility with more advanced care.
Covington police said based on evidence collected and statements gathered during the investigation, detectives believe that the injuries to the child happened at the hands of his mother.
Detectives were told on Saturday that the child died from his injuries.
Detectives said they traveled to New Orleans and assisted the New Orleans Police Department with Mejia-Gallo’s arrest.
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After her 6-month-old son died from apparent head trauma, a Covington infant’s mother was arrested Saturday in New Orleans, authorities said.
Covington police announced the arrest of 28-year-old Madelyn Abisai Mejia-Gallo, saying she has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder. The department said the woman was apprehended in New Orleans on Saturday (March 26).
Police said the child was taken Wednesday to the emergency room of a North Shore hospital with “severe head trauma,” before being transferred to a New Orleans hospital for more advanced care.
The child succumbed to the injuries Saturday, however, and investigators determined the injuries were inflicted by his mother. Detectives from Covington joined NOPD officers in arresting the woman in New Orleans
If charged and convicted of second-degree murder, Mejia-Gallo would face a mandatory lifetime prison sentence.