Police: Mother Charged in Baby's Death, Fentanyl Suspected

Jessica Hayes

( West End ) - Cincinnati Police arrested a woman Thursday, charging her the death of her infant daughter this past March. 

Jessica Hayes, 38, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her six-month-old daughter Danielle Hale. District One Police responded to a residence in the West End on March 1 for a call about an unresponsive infant. When officers arrived, they found a deceased infant.

According to court documents, Hayes admitted to using fentanyl in the presence of Danielle and the infant died due to exposure.


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