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Keyword: child death

UPDATE (September 15, 2017 2:25 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Delonte Deshawn Mack (27) of the 5400 block of Seward Avenue, 21206 in the January death of his son, 3-year-old Cameron Blake.

Police began an investigation into the possible child abuse after being notified by staff from Johns Hopkins Childrens Center that the child’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, as initially reported by his caregiver, but were due to some other type of force.

Police and EMS first responded to the home of Cameron’s caregiver on Glenwood Road in Essex on January 19 when she reported finding Cameron unresponsive after slipping and hitting his head on the floor. He was initially transported to Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center and later transferred to Johns Hopkins Childrens Center due to the severity of his injuries. He died on January 24 as a result of those injuries. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy, which ruled the child’s death a homicide by multiple injuries.

As the investigation into Cameron’s death continued, detectives determined that his father was actually responsible for causing the injuries that ultimately killed the child. He is now charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse resulting in Death, 1st Degree Child Abuse resulting in Severe Physical Injury, 2nd Degree Child Abuse by a Custodian, and 2nd Degree Assault. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.

Original Release (January 25, 2017 3:50 p.m.):

A 3-year-old boy who is currently the subject of a child abuse investigation died yesterday morning.

A preliminary autopsy has been completed but the results are pending further analysis by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police initially responded with medical personnel to the unit block of Glenwood Road in Essex on January 19 for an unconscious child. The child, identified as Cameron Anthony Blake, was initially transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and later transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for treatment. The case became a possible child abuse investigation after hospital personnel reported the child had injuries consistent with child abuse.

This case continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit.

Baltimore County Police have charged a Randallstown man in connection with the death of his three-month-old daughter.

Derran Patrick Claggett (37) of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle 21133 has been charged with first-degree child abuse and second-degree murder. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

On September 20 at 12:33 a.m., police were called to the Northwest Hospital Center after a three-month-old girl that was not breathing was brought into the facility. Detectives learned that the child had trauma to the chest and head. The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in grave condition. She died three days later.

An autopsy on the child’s body, determined that the cause of death was multiple injuries and the manner of death was homicide.

The investigation indicated that Claggett, the girl’s father, was responsible for the her injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.


Booking Photograph of Derran Patrick Claggett

Two people have been indicted by a Baltimore County Grand Jury in connection with the death of their one-month-old son in July.

Eugene Joseph Buchta (25) of the 2800 block of Harford Road 21047 and Rachael Anne Johnson (25) of the 200 block of Patapsco Avenue 21222 have been charged with first-degree child abuse and related charges.

Just after 7 p.m. on July 3, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of Marshall Road 21222 for a report of a one-month-old male that was not conscious or breathing. Medical personnel transported the infant to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased less than an hour later.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that on July 2 at approximately 10 p.m., Buchta was giving the infant a bath in a small bathing tub. He left and when he returned, the child was submerged. When he took the infant out of the water, he noticed that the water was very hot. Instead of taking the infant to a hospital, Buchta and Johnson decided to put ointment on the infant. At approximately 7 p.m. the next day, the child became unresponsive so they called 911.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the infant concluded that the cause of death was complication of thermal injuries and the manner of death was homicide.

Booking Photograph of Eugene Joseph Buchta
Booking Photograph of Rachael Anne Johnson
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017