Parent arrested after Burke Co. infant dies at Charlotte hospital

Investigation underway after death of 2-month-old boy

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - An arrest has been made in connection with the death of an infant from Burke County on September 9.

On September 4 the parents of the infant brought him to Carolina Health Care System - Blue Ridge. Officials say the baby, who was unresponsive, was then transported Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.

“Based on reports from the Emergency Department staff and staff at Levine’s, Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division and Burke County Department of Social Services responded to Levine’s and began an investigation,” a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office states.

During the investigation, on Sept. 9, the boy passed away while at the hospital. An official cause of death has not been released.

Investigators say they have interviewed several witnesses and will present their findings to the District Attorney’s Office upon completion.

On September 13, officials with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office placed Maurice Dashawn Springs, 23, under arrest in connection with the crime. Springs has been confirmed to be the father of the infant.

Springs has been charged with second degree murder without regard for human life and remains in custody.

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