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Terre Haute mom arrested after three-month-old died from severe dehydration

The investigation started on March 12th when police were called to Terre Haute Regional Hospital after staff reported the death of a three-month-old infant.

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 10:03 PM
Updated: Apr 13, 2018 10:33 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An infant is dead and one person is behind bars.

The investigation started on March 12th when police were called to Terre Haute Regional Hospital after staff reported the death of a three-month-old infant.

According to police, the infant was taken to the hospital by an ambulance from a home on Ijams Drive for breathing difficulty.

Police began questioning the infant's mother, 38-year-old Tabetha Smith.

While looking through medical records, investigators learned the infant required a feeding tube.

Earlier this week, police received the autopsy results on the child which said the cause of death for the three-month-old was severe dehydration.

On Friday, police arrested Smith.

She was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

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