Georgia mother charged with murder of her own 3-month-old boy after she dropped him on the ground during car park fight
CCTV footage showed Karen Harrison dropping the baby on the ground near a car as she gets into an altercation with a woman
MOULTRIE, GEORGIA: A 26-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of her three-month-old son after she allegedly dropped the infant while getting into a fight with another woman in a car park in Moultrie, Georgia.
The incident from last Friday, July 21, and which was caught on camera shows Karen Harrison holding the baby wrapped in white blanket near a car as she gets into an altercation with a woman.
According to prosecutors, the other woman hit Harrison with her shopping bag around the head, very close to the baby. This leads to Harrison dropping her son on the ground as the pair start grabbing at each other's hair and punching each other.
Other people are seen rushing seen in to break the fight, with a woman seen picking up the dropped baby still wrapped in the white blanket.
According to reports, despite the fall, the injured baby was taken to the hospital only the next day on July 22, with Harrison lying about how the infant had got injured.
She claimed that the baby had fallen from the arms of a family friend. The infant later succumbed to the injuries and passed away.
Lieutenant Freddie Williams from the Moultrie Police Department spoke to WTXL and said, "We investigated the incident and determined the baby did not receive his injuries how it was reported. It was reported to us that the baby had fallen from the caregiver's arms and received the injuries. Then we got information that there was a fight. This is very disturbing, that two adults would fight in public place. Especially while holding a three-month-old child in her arms."
The authorities have not yet released the name or identity of the other woman who was involved in the fight and she has not been charged. Harrison is currently facing charges of felony murder and child neglect. She will make her first court appearance on October 7 after a judge denied her bond on Monday.
Harrison's friend Carneata Clark, who it was initially claimed to have dropped the baby, has been charged with providing false statements and obstruction of an officer.