Woman Charged with Murder of Baby Now Charged with Child Abuse on 2nd Baby
Haley Barclay, 26, of Wimauma, Florida who is already in jail for the murder of a baby, is now facing additional charges for abusing a second child, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office didn’t specify Barclay’s relationship with the child or the infant’s exact age in their press release.
Hillsborough Detectives said that on April 17, they were dispatched to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital when an unresponsive infant was brought in with trauma. Despite all efforts, the baby died on April 21.
According to the sheriff’s office, Barclay later admitted to shaking the child on April 12 and 13, days before they were brought to the hospital. Barclay was placed into custody for Aggravated Child Abuse and Aggravated Child Neglect on April 17, 2023. On April 24, 2023, the Pinellas County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded the child’s death was being ruled a homicide.
“This woman was responsible for caring for this defenseless child. Instead, she is responsible for this innocent child’s death,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “I must commend our detectives for their tireless work in this investigation. This loss is a heartbreaking reminder of our responsibility to protect our community’s most vulnerable from harm.”
As the investigation continued, detectives said they discovered a second child injured under Barclay’s care. The second child sustained “severe upper body trauma,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives interviewed Haley Barclay, 26, and said she admitted to shaking the child on April 12 and 13. https://t.co/ebOR97Pvri
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“It is completely sickening to learn this woman, who treated one infant so gruesomely that it resulted in death, was also responsible for the severe physical injuries of another baby,” Chronister added. “I applaud our detectives for continuing this investigation as we seek justice for all victims.”
Barclay, already being held at the Hillsborough County Jail on First Degree Murder Charges, is facing an add-on charge of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations unit is involved in sheltering Barclay’s additional children.
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