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Grand jury indicts woman on murder charges in child's death


Published:   |   Updated: April 21, 2014 at 04:08 PM

BROOKSVILLE - A grand jury has moved to indict a Brooksville woman on charges of murder in the first degree and aggravated child abuse.

April Nichol Brooklyn Weber, 26, was arrested on the charges Mar. 24 after she admitted to throwing her six-week-old baby on a bed and against a dresser.

Law enforcement and paramedics responded to Weber's home at 22203 Mondon Hill Road on the afternoon before her arrest after receiving a call about an injured infant.

The baby, Aubrie Weber, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with severe injuries, including fractures on both sides of her skull and bleeding in her skull. The baby was resuscitated three times but eventually died from her injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

Weber initially told detectives she dropped the baby while bouncing her on her leg, but later admitted to lifting the baby over her head and throwing her on the bed, causing the infant to bounce from the bed to the floor, and then throwing her against a dresser.

Court records show the grand jury indicted her on April 14. According to the indictment, the baby died from blunt force and impact trauma.

Weber is being represented by the Office of the Public Defender, and will be arraigned on April 22.

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