By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta police say the parents of a 5-month-old baby who died at a hotel in the city's Buckhead district have been charged with murder.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said Wednesday that 40-year-old Akbar Cojoe and 27-year-old Shauna Mayers are charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of Chase Mayers,

Campos says police found the infant unresponsive Sunday night at the Embassy Suites Hote. He says the baby was taken to a children's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office determined the baby died from blunt force trauma to the torso.

Campos says Cojoe and Mayers were taken to the Fulton County jail, where they were being held without bond.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on May 27, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    Hey, if you have a child and you feel you can't properly take care of the child. Give it away. Don't kill it.There are people that will take the child and take care of it till it gets grown.Even foster parents are better than No parents.Yes, I know the stories of foster and adopted parents being mean. But they are more good parents out there hopefully. I've known some that have raised and partially raised hundreds of kids.Some leave and they never come back. But there are some that call them mom and pa. And they are welcomed as their kids even tho they aren't adopted.You need to give your child a chance to live.
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