Warren mother faces murder charge in infant's death

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:50:56 AM EST
Updated On: Oct 12 2013 03:28:53 AM EDT

If convicted in young Jamiah Stalling's murder, Charliette Agnes Stalling could face life in prison.

WARREN, Mich. -

A 25-year-old Warren mother is charged with murder and child abuse after her infant daughter died earlier this month from blunt force trauma to the head.

If convicted in young Jamiah Stalling's murder, Charliette Agnes Stalling could face life in prison.

"We are shocked and heartbroken by the taking of this little (child's) life," said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith. "Nothing will bring (her) back. But we will work to bring justice for little Jamiah."

Firefighters responded to a 911 call from the mother's neighbor's house on Oct. 3. Upon arrival, they performed CPR and lifesaving maneuvers on Jamiah.

That 911 call was just released Friday afternoon.

During the call Stalling says, "Yes. My baby's heart rate is going down. I don't know what's wrong with her. I was feeding her her bottle and she just started spitting up out her mouth and her nose the milk that I'm feeding her."

The newborn was taken to St. John's Hospital where she died the next day. Jamiah was just 3 weeks old.

An autopsy later revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head. Her death was ruled a homicide. Investigators say Stalling is to blame for her daughter's injuries.

But in Stalling's 911 call, she sounds confused about what was causing little Jamiah's symptoms, "She not my Jamiah. She not. And she did this a couple days ago. I didn't understand why," said the caller to the 911 dispatcher.

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Charliette Stallings will be arraigned in Warren's 37th District Court.

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