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Brooksville mother charged with first-degree murder

Hernando Today staff report
Published:   |   Updated: March 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

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BROOKSVILLE - A 26-year-old old woman has been arrested on first-degree murder charges in the death of her six-week-old baby.

Bail had not been set for April Nichol Brooklynn Weber, arrested early Monday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Deputies and paramedics responded to Weber's 22203 Mondon Hill Road residence on Sunday afternoon after a 911 dispatcher received a call about an injured infant.

Weber said she accidentally dropped her baby, named Aubrie Weber, when she was bouncing the baby on her legs.

When Hernando County Fire/Rescue arrived, they saw the infant's injuries were severe. The baby, born Feb. 5, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital. According to the sheriff's office, the baby was resuscitated three times but died from her injuries - which included bi-lateral skull fractures on both sides of her head and bleeding in her skull - at 9:42 p.m.

Weber later told detectives she lifted the baby over her head by her legs and threw the infant on the bed, sheriff's officials said, and the baby bounced from the bed to the floor. Weber said she also threw the baby at the dresser, deputies reported.

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