A 3-month-old infant from Great Bend who was severely injured in a Wichita hospital room has died.

The mother of the boy was arrested earlier this week and charged with abuse. Megan Mott was officially charged with second degree murder on Friday. Her preliminary hearing has been set for February 20th.

The child died at 12:21 a.m. Friday - the injuries to his upper torso and skull were sustained on January 29.

The child was admitted on December 31 to Wesley Medical Center for a
common infection. The child was in a private pediatric room on January 29 when police say nurses responded to distress alarms in the room.

Police say the mother, 23, was the only person in the room with the baby during that time.

Mott is from Great Bend.

During a phone interview with KAKE, Mott's brother says the charges aren't true and that his sister would never harm her children.


Here's the link from our news station http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/15106601.html

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:20 PM so very sorry to hear this...

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:14 PM OMG, so sorry to hear that!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:35 PM Poor Baby.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 8:19 PM a COMMON infection and the baby was in the hospital a month???

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM

So very sad, God bless this child...

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:56 AM Given what happened to my grand-baby Julia, not a lot surprises me. It hurts me; it distresses me ; it saddens me; and I will cry for days over the death of a baby that I didn't know. Why the babies? Why?

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