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Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago June 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013 Monday, June 24 2013 June 24, 2013 1:58 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner.

The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.

The coroner also noted Heard had "various marks, bruises and abrasions", some of which were recent and others in various stages of healing.

Police said Heard was rushed to the hospital Friday after EMS were contacted and told she was unresponsive. They said she died from her injuries Saturday morning.

Investigators interviewed the family but didn't press charges at the time. Police said today criminal charges were anticipated.

News 2's Rob Krieger will have more on the investigation tonight starting at 4 p.m.

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