Babysitter arrested in case of infant death in Rosenberg

Kelley Gann, 32, is charged with injury to a child.

October 25, 2012 7:22:09 PM PDT
A babysitter has been arrested in connection with the death of an infant in her care.

Rosenberg police got an arrest warrant and served it Thursday morning. They say the babysitter confessed to causing the injuries that killed that baby girl.

Detectives tell us that 32-year-old Kelley Gann admits slamming the infant into the headboard of the bed inside Room 117 Wednesday afternoon at the Woodland Inn & Suites on Avenue H.

"I'm not going to release details of that confession because the investigation is still ongoing, but she did admit to causing the injuries that resulted in the child's death," said Dallas Warren with the Rosenberg Police Department.

Police say Gann had been living at the motel and had been taking care of the girl for the past three weeks or so. The child's parents had just dropped her off Tuesday morning. Gann initially told police she found the baby suddenly unresponsive on Tuesday afternoon.

She ran for help from a neighbor who tried unsuccessfully to revive the girl. Gann called 911. The infant, however, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at a Richmond hospital.

A man inside the same motel room Thursday would not open the door and told us only that he was not sure what happened. Police tell us Gann's 2-year-old daughter was also in the hotel room. It's unclear what she saw if anything.

Counselors were talking to that girl. Child Protective Services is investigating now to determine whether it needs to take action to protect her.

Police have not yet released the infant's name.

Gann, 32, is charged with injury to a child. She remains in police custody. Her bond is set at $500,000.

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