A woman who was charged in the death of her son nearly four years ago will go to trial.
April Starr Alexander, who was charged with Injury to a Child - Serious Bodily Injury/Death, has a trial date set on July 20th 2015.
According to the affidavit, on April 5, 2011, first responders were dispatched to the 2200 block of Polk Street on a 911 call for an unresponsive child. The child was determined to be the 1-year-old boy of the 911 caller, April Starr Alexander.
The child was unresponsive, CPR was administered, and the child was transported by ambulance to the United Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
In the affidavit, the investigator stated that while interviews were conducted of both parents, Alexander provided different accounts of the days events, which were considered to be suspicious in nature. Alexander also had no viable explanation as to the injuries of the victim.
The victim was CARE flighted to Cook's Children due to his critical condition. Once there, the victim was evaluated found to have substantial injuries to his brain due to blunt force trauma.
The injuries the victim sustained to his brain led to him being pronounced brain dead and deceased on April 7th, 2011.
According to the affidavit, the autopsy revealed the cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the head and brain due to an assault by another person, and the death was ruled as a homicide.