A 28-year-old Omaha mother has been charged with felony child abuse resulting in death in wake of the death of her five-month-old daughter.
Omaha police report Ashley Newburn has been charged in connection with the death of Layton Justice, found unresponsive by police officers called to her home in the early morning hours of last Thursday. Layton was taken to Nebraska Medical Center with her parents who were questioned at the hospital.
A medical examination indicated Layton’s injuries had been the result of abuse, including eye bleeding and swelling of the brain. Newburn was arrested the next day and charged with felony child abuse. That charge was upgraded to felony child abuse resulting in death after Layton died on Saturday.
Newburn’s six-year-old child has been placed temporarily in state custody.