Marquis Simon Colvin, 25, and Sydnei Moran Dunn, 24, are accused of killing their four-week-old infant.
Georgia Parents Arrested After Dead Baby Found To Have Four Times Adult Alcohol Limit
A mother and father have been arrested by cops in Georgia after their dead four-week-old baby was found to have over four times the legal alcohol limit that would be allowed for an adult when driving a car.
Marquis Simon Colvin, 25, and Sydnei Moran Dunn, 24, are accused of killing their four-week-old infant in Paulding County in the US state of Georgia.
In a statement obtained by Zenger News, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) said on April 19: “Detectives with the Juvenile Division of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Paulding County mother and father on April 14, 2022, for the murder of their four-week-old infant.
“Deputies were contacted by authorities at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) on April 13, 2022, at approximately 3:30 PM reference a four-week-old infant who was brought to the hospital by its parents and was unresponsive.
“CHOA officials stated that the circumstances surrounding the child’s condition did not make sense and sounded as if they needed to be looked into by law enforcement. When Detectives arrived at CHOA, they met with medical professionals about the condition of the child.”
The police stated: “Detectives then began speaking with Sydnei Dunn and Marquis Colvin, who are the parents of the child, about the incident. Initially, Dunn stated that she had consumed a large quantity of alcohol the day before and that the child must have gotten alcohol poisoning from her while she was breastfeeding.
“She then indicated that the child’s father put alcohol in the baby’s bottle. Once the child was unresponsive, she explained that is when they took the baby to the hospital.
“During the evening of April 13, 2022, Detectives executed a search warrant at 51 Hillcrest Drive Hiram, GA 30141 (Hillcrest Subdivision) which is where the parents of the child live in a basement apartment.
“During the course of the search warrant, Detectives located evidence of the crime as well as a firearm. Colvin, who is a convicted felon, is not allowed to be in close proximity or possess a firearm.
“On April 14, 2022, hospital officials indicated that the child had passed away as a result of its condition.”
The police added: “Doctors further advised that the child had a quantity of alcohol in its system that was well over four times the legal limit for an adult.”
The PCSO continued: “As a result of the search warrant, combined with the interviews of Dunn and Colvin, both individuals were placed under arrest without incident and charged with the below-listed offenses.
“Sydnei Moran Dunn (B/F, 24 YOA), Malice Murder (F), Murder 2nd Degree (F), Cruelty to Children 1st Degree (F), Reckless Conduct (M).
“Marquis Simon Colvin (B/M, 25 YOA), Malice Murder (F), Murder 2nd Degree (F), Cruelty to Children 1st Degree (F), Reckless Conduct (M), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (F), Parole Violation (F).”
Dunn and Colvin are being held at Paulding County Jail without bond and may face more charges.