Mom Charged With Manslaughter of Infant

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A Graceville woman is facing manslaughter charges in the death of her infant child. The child died last October but the charges were just filed last week.

A Graceville mom was under investigation from the moment her baby was born.

But the actions of family services agents in Alabama and Florida wasn’t enough to save the little girls’ life.

28-year-old, Lisette Lee Taylor, gave birth to a little girl in October of last year.

According to an arrest affidavit doctors and agents with Alabama’s Department of Children and Families were immediately concerned when the infant tested positive for amphetamines.

Taylor said the positive test result came from her taking a Sudafed pill.

Taylor was sent home with the baby and because she lived in Graceville the case was handed over to Florida’s Department of Children and Families.

Then at 7 PM on October 30, 2017, the Graceville Police Department was called to Taylor’s home on Cliff Street, where the baby was found dead.

Taylor, claimed she put the child to bed around 10 PM on October 29th.

The child woke up several times to eat between the hours of 10 PM and 8 AM on October 30 and at around 6:30 PM, Taylor claims she reached over and discovered the child was cold and stiff. 

Taylor called a friend who came over and then called 911, roughly thirty minutes after reaching over and touching the child.

However, it’s unclear how much care Taylor was giving to the baby.

Others in the household reported hearing the child crying and Taylor being unwilling or unresponsive.

Investigators also learned that Taylor used meth during the entire pregnancy and continued to use after she left the hospital with the baby.

Investigators said they have lab results showing that Taylor had methamphetamine and amphetamine in her system within 24 hours of her baby’s death.

Taylor was picked up by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Friday and was first appeared Saturday morning, by judge Ana Garcia.

Judge Garcia set Taylor’s bond at $300,000.

Officials with the Alabama Department of Human Resources said, since the case was transferred to Florida DCF, they have no comment.  

Florida DCF officials said they are looking into the situation but have no comment, late Monday.

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