Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mother Charged With Neglect, Infant Son in Critical Condition

20 year-old Jessenia Gissel Matute has been charged with child neglect after her year-old son is in critical condition. Police say that they are investigating the case but that the Department of Social Services is also involved.

The mother of the boy called police just after 5:00 Monday afternoon. She claims to have left the child in the bathroom alone to return and discover him unresponsive, where she dialed police and attempted CPR on her son.

When police arrived at the residence, located on Firelight Lane's 5300 block, they found the child awake, but he was not responding. He is currently receiving treatment in Charlotte's Presbyterian Hospital.