Authorities: 17-year-old mom abused slain baby, fractured his skull

5 days ago

Gulfport news, Mississippi news.

New details have emerged in the case of a 17-year-old mother accused of killing her 3-month-old baby.

Authorities said that Yakira Yaffa Nicole Caffrey fractured her baby's skull and caused him severe hemorrhaging, brain bleeding and a fractured left femur on Sept. 13 before calling the police. The slain baby was transported to Memorial Hospital where he died days later. His death was ruled a homicide.

Caffrey was unable to give a reasonable explanation of what led to the baby's injuries. Witnesses said that the victim was fine and healthy when they saw him earlier that day.

Caffrey did not attend her preliminary court hearing in Justice Court. She was charged with second-degree murder.