Christina Hurt was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter/Child Under 16 in the death of her one-year-old son Ethan Coley.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, on 01/18/2018 a 911 call was received in reference to a one-year-old boy not breathing.
Officers, along with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel arrived to the scene at 12268 S.W. 217 Street and the baby boy was pronounced deceased.
The Medical Examiner was summoned to the scene to conduct an examination and determine the cause of death.
Investigations revealed, that while the ten-year-old sibling of one-year-old Ethan Coley was attempting to bathe the baby boy, the four-year-old brother made the bath water extremely hot, causing the baby to sustain severe burns from his mid torso to his toes.
Christina Hurt, Ethan’s mother did not take the baby to receive medical attention at the time of the incident. The following day, after dropping off the other children in school and bypassing Homestead Hospital, Christina Hurt took the baby to a residence, located at 12268 S.W. 217 Street and showed her friend the baby’s injuries.
She noticed the baby was lethargic, which was not consistent with his usual behavior. Hurt expressed her concerns about seeking medical attention for the baby and decided to try another first-aid remedy instead.
Moments later, the baby became unresponsive, he was taken outside of the residence and placed on a mattress in the front yard. An unknown female, who was outside of the residence, contacted emergency services. Christina Hurt was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.
Further investigation also revealed that Christina Hurt has previously been under the Florida Department of Children and Families investigation for Child Neglect, where she temporarily lost custody of her children.