Florida Woman Accused of Trying to Suffocate Her Baby
(Orlando, Florida) An 18-year-old local mother, Brenna Elise Winter, has been arrested on suspicion of trying to suffocate her baby in an Orlando hospital room.
Winter faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, battery by strangulation and aggravated child abuse.
According to court documents, Winter took her 3-month-old daughter to Nemours Hospital earlier this month because the baby was vomiting blood.Winter was booked into custody at the Orange County Jail without bond.
After undergoing some tests, the baby was OK'd to go home, but she was brought back later for the same symptoms, officials said.
According to authorities, an alarm was triggered in the hospital because of the child's condition, and a video monitoring system in the room showed Winter beside her baby with her hands inside the crib.
Nurses checked on the baby, but hours later the child had to be revived when the alarm again sounded, court documents stated.
Investigators said Winter admitted to trying to suffocate her daughter because Winter wanted attention. She also said she once placed her finger down her daughter's throat, scratching the girl's mouth.