The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has a charged a woman with first degree murder for the death of a baby in her care.
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, autopsy results from the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the two-month-old’s death a homicide. Detectives initiated their investigation April 2019, after St.Joseph’s Hospital notified them of a two-month-old patient who suffered numerous injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome and was left paralyzed. Brienna Craig was arrested for child abuse.
On March 20, 2020, the child passed away at the hospital. After receiving the autopsy results, deputies charged Craig with First Degree Murder While Engaged in Aggravated Child Abuse.
“This is absolutely tragic and our anger toward Craig is immeasurable,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “The thought of an innocent child suffering at the hands of a grown adult is horrifying and unthinkable. Although nothing will bring this child back, we will ensure Brienna Craig is punished for her evil actions.”