Breanna Henson, 30, seen after being charged in connection to her baby's death.
Tucson, AZ - Last week, Breanna Henson, 30-years old, was arrested and charged with one count of felony child abuse after police found her 8-month old infant dead. On January 24, Tucson police responded to a home in the 7700 block of E. Apple Tree Drive about 1:30 am after receiving a call of an unresponsive female child. Police said Henson was intoxicated when they arrived. The baby was discovered with puncture wounds and scrapes, consistent with injuries caused by a dog.
No dog breed information was released by police, but neighbors said they saw animal control taking away a German shepherd.
The interim complaint filed in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court said Henson was intoxicated and woke up to find her baby unresponsive with "significant trauma." Henson was the only adult in the home. An autopsy was performed on January 25, but no results have been released. Henson was released into the supervised custody of her parents. Henson's next court date in scheduled for February 13. Pima County Animal Control Officers confiscated the dog.
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