No charges in infant death.

Saturday, April 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA (AP) -- Charges won't be filed in the death of a premature
infant who suffered from "sharp force" injuries, District Attorney Tim Harris said.

The boy lived for seven hours after he was born May 18, according to police records and an autopsy report.

The infant apparently received injuries while in his mother'suterus, which prosecutors say could be an indication of an illegal abortion.

A report from Medical Examiner Ronald Distefano said the neonatologist who cared for the infant thought there were injuries on his scalp, which suggests instrumentation.

But Harris said there was insufficient evidence to file charges.

"I don't know who injured this child. There is evidence that the child was injured in utero, but we don't know whether a third party caused the injuries or the natural mother," Harris said.

Harris he would reconsider filing charges if further information becomes available.