Cocoa Parents Charged with Multiple Counts of Child Abuse Following Death of 3-Month-Old Twin
By Space Coast Daily // October 8, 2023
CPD: investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police say the parents of 3-month-old twins, 23-year-old Quentin Smith, and 18-year-old Hannah Jones, face multiple child abuse charges after the death of one of their infants.
Smith, is facing charges of aggravated child abuse, child neglect with great bodily injury, and domestic battery. Jones, is facing charges of aggravated child abuse, child neglect with great bodily injury, and failure to report the incident to law enforcement.
According to officials, Cocoa patrol officers responded to the 1000 block of North Fiske Boulevard after communications officers received a 9-1-1 call reporting an unresponsive child Thursday morning.
“All attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. Detectives responded and began the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the child’s death and severe injuries to the twin sibling,” said Cocoa Police spokesperson.
After interviewing multiple witnesses and gathering physical evidence from the home, detectives obtained enough probable cause to arrest both parents.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.
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