Harrisburg woman arrested for homicide in death of her 11 week old baby
The Harrisburg Bureau of Police today arrested 19 year old Latoya Green of Harrisburg in connection with the death of her 11 week old baby daughter, Zai'mera Eden. Baby Zai'mera was brought to the Harrisburg hospital by taxi on the morning of January 30, 2014. She was admitted for an 'inter-cerebral hemorrhage' (bleeding in the brain). Shortly after her admittance to Harrisburg Hospital she was flown by Life Lion to the Hershey Medical Center. She was treated at Hershey Medical Center for several days before tests confirmed that she was 'brain dead' She was taken off life support on February 4, 2014. An autopsy performed on February 7, 2014, determined among other things that she suffered traumatic brain injuries and had multiple healing rib fractures. The rib fractures were determined to be at various stages of healing indicating multiple incidents of abuse, possibly over a period of at least 2-3 weeks. Green is currently at the Dauphin County Central Booking Center awaiting her preliminary arraignment on the charges of Criminal Homicide, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
A coordinated joint investigation was conducted in this case by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, members of the District Attorney’s Office and caseworkers from Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth. Det. Joseph Zimmerman of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police is the lead investigator in the case. Chief Deputy District Attorney Seán M. McCormack is assigned to prosecute the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Note: Green's charges are an accusation at this time and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.