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Arrest Made in June Case Involving Death of a Child

"On June 8, 2017, officers of the Amarillo Police Department were dispatched to the 4000 block of S. Bowie on a 3 year old male child who was unconscious and not breathing. The child was under the care of a home health care professional outside the home. The child was transported to a local hospital and then eventually transferred to a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. The child died on June 10, 2017 and Special Crimes took over the investigation. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on the child and on August 11, 2017 ruled the manner of death a homicide.  There have been no arrests in this case.  SCU is continuing with the investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.

On August 23rd detectives with the APD Special Crimes Unit obtained a warrant out of Randall County for the arrest of Laura Alethia Garrison, a 44 year old female. Garrison was charged with Injury to a Child Intentionally Causing Serious Bodily Injury in this case. Garrison turned herself in to the Randall County Jail."

-Amarillo Police Dept.


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